Residence Appeal Board
Student Representation in the Conduct Process
Residence Appeal Board members are students who volunteer for a one-year term as part of an adjudication panel that helps decide certain appeals in Residence. Supervised by the Specialist, Conduct and Conflict Management (Residence), this volunteer position helps to support a fair, representative, and accessible appeals process for residents who have been found responsible for violating a Residence policy.
Residence Appeal Board members receive a minimum hours of training in University policies, Residence conduct processes, procedural fairness, practicing confidentiality, and appeals.
Depending on the number of appeal requests submitted and accepted in any given year that a student is able to hear as a member of a three-person board, these students may engage in over 15 hours of volunteer service.
Students who serve on the Residence Appeal board must meet the following position requirements:
- As outlined in Section 6 of the Residence Guidelines, Procedures, and Community Standards, these members must remain in “Good Conduct Standing” with the Student Conduct Office, as well as with Residence Services;
- Attend scheduled training sessions throughout the year;
- Demonstrate a commitment to understanding and upholding Residence policies;
- Sign a confidentiality agreement;
- Maintain professionalism when dealing with sensitive matters;
- Demonstrate willingness to declare conflicts of interest when necessary.
Students who complete a minimum of five hours of training as an RAB member will receive a digital badge through the Taylor Institute that can be printed or shared on social media, including LinkedIn. Those who complete a minimum of 20 hours over the course of the year will be able to add the position to their Co-Curricular Record.