The Office of Community Standards offers various volunteer/leadership opportunities for faculty, staff, and students. These roles allow community members to have a meaningful role and voice in the adjudication process of individual students and student organizations/groups. These various opportunities are also a valuable way for community members to share their feedback with the Office of Community Standards.
Opportunities for Students
Student Representatives are utilized in the University Hearing and Appeals System (UHAS) sanctioning panels when a student or student organization/group has been found responsible for a separation level Student Code of Conduct policy violation(s) after an investigation. UHAS sanctioning panels comprise of three faculty, staff, and/or student representatives that convene to make determinations on sanctioning. Student Representatives are not involved in sanctioning panels involving violations of the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance (OCR) policies.
Student Representatives can also serve as a co-Case Resolution Coordinator with an OCS staff member for non-separation level cases of alleged University policy violation (non-OCR policies) involving student organizations/groups.
To learn more about our current Student Representatives, click here.
Student Handbook Advisory Committee
The Student Handbook Advisory Committee consists of students who review the current Student Handbook and suggest revisions beneficial to the Northwestern community and those who participate in the student conduct process (respondents, reporters, and witnesses).
Student members of the group are recognized as stakeholders in the Student Handbook’s contents. A new group is selected annually and meets throughout the spring quarter. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact the Office of Community Standards at email@example.com
How to Apply
Current undergraduate and graduate students interested in the Student Representative role and/or involvement in the Student Handbook Advisory Committee must complete an online application for consideration. The application will share information on responsibilities, expectations, and training requirements. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the application materials.
Opportunities for Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff can be trained as a Sanctioning Panelist for the University Hearing and Appeals System (UHAS). Trained Faculty and Staff are utilized in sanctioning panels when a student or student organization/group has been found responsible for a separation level Student Code of Conduct or Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance (OCR) policy violation after an investigation. UHAS panels comprise of three faculty and/or staff that convene to make determinations on sanctioning.
How to Apply
Faculty and Staff interested in the UHAS Sanctioning Panelist role must complete an online form for consideration. The form will share information on responsibilities, expectations, and training requirements. If you are interested in the position, please email email@example.com for the application materials.