HEARING BOARD DESCRIPTIONS

 

RESIDENCE HALL AREA BOARD (RHAB)

RHAB hears cases involving alleged violations in and around campus living units that do not rise to the level of a suspension or dismissal. Members MUST live on campus in University owned housing during their tenure on the board. RHAB typically meets either on Monday (or Wednesday) EVENINGS when classes are in session.

 

ALL-UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEARING BOARD (AUSB)

USAB hears cases involving alleged violations in and around campus living units that do not rise to the level of a suspension or dismissal, and cannot be heard by another board or involve graduate students. AUSB typically meets on Thursdays EVENINGS when classes are in session.

 

THE STUDENT FACULTY STAFF HEARING BOARD (SFSB)

SFSB hears cases involving serious allegations that warrant consideration of suspension or dismissal (e.g., issues involving safety and security, sale of drugs, harassment, assault, and weapons).  It is preferable for student members to have served on another board prior to serving on SFSB. SFSB typically meets on Tuesday EVENINGS when classes are in session.

 

UNIVERSITY STUDENT APPEALS BOARD (USAB)

This hearing board reviews the disciplinary files of decisions made by other hearing boards and administrators when an appeal is filed. USAB seldom meets with the students and/or staff involved in the cases. USAB has the authority to reverse, modify, and uphold prior decisions.  It is preferable for student members to have served on another board prior to serving on USAB. USAB typically meets on Friday afternoons (or other times) as needed.