The Student Conduct Review Board is designed to address alleged infractions of the College’s nonacademic regulations. It was created to ensure the protection of student rights.
This section is from Article IV of the Campus Constitution, passed December 7, 2010.
The Student Conduct Review Board is designed to address alleged infractions of the College’s nonacademic regulations. It was created to ensure the protection of student rights. The Student Conduct Review Board operates through a clearly articulated process designed to determine the facts. When appropriate, it will respond to violation of College policy in a manner that is intended to be for the purpose of educating about accountability and upholding the standards of the community. (For information about the procedures for the Academic Infractions Board, which is separate from this process, please consult the Kenyon College Catalog.)
The limitations of the College’s student conduct review system should be recognized. Therefore, when an individual believes a crime has been committed, the College recommends that charges be filed in the criminal justice system, as well as with the College. Members of the Student Affairs staff and the director of campus safety can assist students in making contact with the appropriate state and federal criminal justice agencies and provide support throughout the process. Students should be aware that some College staff members may be bound by law to report certain offenses to criminal justice authorities. Within the College’s conduct system, the following shall be the case:
The following terms, when used in the administrative hearing procedures and Student Conduct Review Board procedures, are defined as follows:
When students or groups appear before the Student Conduct Review Board, they are afforded certain procedural rights by the Conduct system.
It should be noted that in an appeal, the preponderance of evidence shifts to the appellant, the appeal is heard “on the record,” i.e., on the basis of written information only, and that an appeal is not a rehearing of the case. The letter of appeal must be filed with the dean of students or her/his designee within three business days of written notification to the respondent of the outcome of the Student Conduct Review Board or administrative hearing. The dean of students or her/his designee will normally make a decision regarding the written appeal within 21 business days of receipt of the written appeal. In the presence of unusual circumstances, only the president of the College may grant additional time to the dean of students or her/his designee for consideration of the appeal.
In considering an appeal, dean of students or her/his designee may deny the appeal and maintain the decision of the Student Conduct Review Board or administrative hearing officer, grant the appeal and modify the sanction or penalty, or refer the case back to the Student Conduct Review Board or administrative hearing officer for further deliberation. The decision of the dean of students regarding the case shall be final and not subject to further appeal.
See Procedures for Handling Alleged Academic Infractions in the Kenyon College Catalog.