Committee

Code of Conduct Committee

The Code of Conduct Committee‘s purpose is to serve as an appellate board. The membership of the Code of Conduct Committee will consist of the following: the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) and the VPO will be the co-chairs and non-voting members of the Code of Conduct Committee. The co-chairs will de-identify the dispute to maintain confidentiality. The co-chairs will convene five (5) members of the College community for the Code of Conduct Committee. The co-chairs convene administration, student support staff, faculty, and students who are deemed to not have any conflicts of interest with regards to any part of the dispute. Members of the Code of Conduct Committee will be held to the strictest guidelines of confidentiality in all matters pertaining to the alleged violation. The committee will consist of the following:

  • 1 academic dean or program director/coordinator selected by the co-chair who is outside the student’s major or minor
  • 1 faculty member selected by the Faculty Senate President who teaches outside the student’s major or minor and who has had at least two full time semesters’ employment
  • 1 student support staff selected by the Director of Student Support Services
  • 2 students selected by the Student Government Association (SGA) who are enrolled outside the student’s major or minor and who have earned at least 24 semester hours at Clarkson College

Committee Procedures

  •  Once the committee is convened, all evidence submitted by the respective program director and student will be provided by the co-chairs.
  • Upon reviewing the evidence, each committee member will submit a confidential ballot to the co-chairs indicating a substantiated or unsubstantiated vote.
    • Substantiated: evidence supports the code of conduct violation charges
    • Unsubstantiated: evidence is not sufficient to support the code of conduct violation charges
  • The outcome will be decided by a simple majority.
  • Attachment B outlines the meeting guidelines.

The Code of Conduct Committee’s decision is final. There is no appeal to this process.