Apply to be a SRR Student Leader

Application Deadline is 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, the Office of Civility & Community Standards, and the Office of Academic Integrity contribute to the university by educating students about community standards and their rights and responsibilities as GW students.  Student involvement is a vital part of the university's disciplinary process and as such our office has three different leadership positions where students take an active role within the university's disciplinary system.  We encourage any student who is interested in participating in the university's disciplinary system to review the information below and to submit an application to our office. 

Student Leadership Position Descriptions:

University Hearing Board Justice: The University Hearing Board (UHB) is designed to provide a prompt, fair decision in serious disciplinary cases. University Justices play an integral role in determining the facts of individual cases and recommending appropriate sanctions for violations of the “Code of Student Conduct.” Staff members in the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities train University Justices to interpret the “Code” appropriately, ask probing questions, make proper sanction recommendations, and build a consensus with other members of the Board in each case. University Justices are, in part, responsible for ensuring that respondents receive a fair and impartial hearing, and University Justices play an integral role in fostering development and growth among their peers. By weighing each unique set of circumstances and considering the statements of respondents and other witnesses, University Justices provide vital contributions to the University disciplinary system.

Civility Educators: Civility Educators are designed to facilitate educational, non-disciplinary conversations with students who are having a matter addressed through the Office of Civility & Community Standards. The Civility Educator program was created as a peer-to-peer alternative method of addressing student behavior that negatively impacts self and community. As a result, students will have an opportunity to discuss incidents in which they were involved with a fellow peer, rather than a University administrator. Additionally, meetings with Civility Educators do not result in a student receiving a disciplinary record, so discussions can focus on educational outcomes and healthy decision-making.

Academic Integrity Council Member: The Academic Integrity Council is tasked with hearing and evaluating student cases regarding academic integrity to include plagiarism and cheating, among other possible violations. Academic Integrity Council members are responsible for ensuring that respondents receive a fair and impartial hearing and are tasked with considering statements from fellow students and faculty members when determining the outcome of a given case. Staff members will provide ongoing training regarding the "Code of Academic Integrity", asking good questions, and hearing procedures. Academic Integrity Council members must demonstrate a strong character, a keen sense of ethics, and a sense of fairness.

BENEFITS OF INVOLVEMENT:

  • Develop active listening skills and enhance critical thinking skills.
  • Experience working in a professional setting.
  • Enhancement of organization, time management, and decision making skills.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Membership is limited to full-time graduate and undergraduate GW students who are at least rising sophomores.
  • A minimum GPA of at least a 2.8 at the time of application.
  • All University Justices, Civility Educators, and Academic Integrity Council Members must attend training from Monday, August 24, 2015 – Friday, August 28, 2015Final Academic Integrity Council training dates will be announced later in the Spring 2015 semester. Candidates who are not able to attend will be removed from the selection process. No Exceptions. In addition, student leaders must participate in periodic training sessions scheduled throughout each semester.
  • A candidate’s academic and disciplinary record will be considered in the application process. In addition, applicants who violate University policy after the time of application or during their time of service may not be considered for a position or may be removed from a position.
  • Students who are planning to study abroad during the 2015-2016 academic year are not eligible for a position in the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities.
  • For those students applying to be a member of the Academic Integrity Council, holding a position (elected or appointed) on the Student Association is not permitted.
  • Academic Integrity Council Members represent the various academic colleges at GW. A prerequisite for selection is that members must be registered for at least three credit hours and enrolled in a degree-granting program of the school which he/she represents.

We hope you will join the staff in the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities and take up the challenge of educating your peers through active participation in the University disciplinary system. We look forward to reviewing your application.

​CLICK HERE to view and complete the online application today!  This electronic application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 17, 2015.