The Daily Update: Tuesday, Oct 5.

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Two balloonists are up in the air and may be gone with the wind. The death count in Pakistan is still going up. And almost 15 government officials are involved in corruption in one of our neighboring states. Find out more on your Daily Update.

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University Conduct Board Seeks Applicants

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By Emily Kogan
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The University Conduct Board is looking for undergraduate applicants for the 2010-2011 school year. Students are required to have a minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average and be free from any violations of the Student Code of Conduct during term of service.

The University Conduct Board is a system that addresses violations of the Student Code of Conduct, which can be found in the Student Handbook or online.

The Student Code of Conduct was created by the students themselves and approved by the President, Vice President, and Legal Affairs.

When a student violates the Student Code of Conduct, the board finds out through Resident Assistants, incident reports, police reports, or by complaints filed by community members.

The student is called in to have a conversation with Carrie Christy, the Interim Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards, or one of the other hearing officers. If the student is found responsible, the university does not use guilty or not guilty because it is not a legal process, then Christy will assign sanctions. And if the student is found not responsible, then only a short conversation will be held.

For more serious cases such as assault, sexual assault, drug cases, or anything potentially serious and involving multiple witnesses, they will be sent to the University Conduct Board.

“The conduct board is made up of faculty, staff and students. If I refer a case to the conduct board, then I would have people on our conduct board come in on a particular day and serve on a hearing board,” said Christy.

The hearing board has witnesses come in and they ask questions of both the witnesses and the respondent, or the student being accused of the violations. Christy asks her own questions as well. Then the board makes the decisions.

“You as a board would actually decide whether you think this student is responsible or not responsible. And if you find the student responsible, you assign the student sanctions,” said Christy.

A position on the University Conduct Board is a serious position. Christy is looking for analytical students who will think about the right questions to ask the witnesses and respondent.

Another requirement for Christy is students “who are very passionate about helping their fellow students make better decisions.”

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