Apply to be a UHB Member or Civility Educator

Application Deadline Extended to 5:00 pm on Friday, March 21!

The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities and the Office of Civility & Community Standards contribute to the university by educating students about community standards and their rights and responsibilities as GW students.

The University Hearing Board (UHB) is designed to provide a prompt, fair decision in serious disciplinary cases – those that may result in a sanction recommendation of suspension, expulsion, or cancellation of a student’s residence hall license agreement. 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 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 are designed to facilitate educational, non-disciplinary conversations with students going through the Office of Civility & Community Standards process. 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 judicial record, meaning that discussion can better emphasize educational outcomes and healthy decision-making instead of simply judicial consequences.

Please note that by submitting an application, you are applying for both a position on the University Hearing Board and the Civility Educator team.

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.


  • Membership is limited to full-time graduate and undergraduate GW students who are at least rising sophomores living on or off-campus.
  • A minimum GPA of at least a 2.8 at the time of application.
  • All University Justices and Civility Educators must attend training from Sunday, August 17, 2014 – Friday, August 22, 2014. Candidates who are not able to attend will be removed from the selection process. No Exceptions. In addition, University Justices and Civility Educators 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 may not be considered for a position.
  • A candidate’s participation in an Office for Study Abroad program during the 2014-2015 academic year may be taken into consideration as part of the selection process.

​This application must be submitted to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, located at 2129 Eye Street, NW, by 5:00 pm, March 21, 2014.

Download and complete the application today!  (Must have Adobe Reader to view this PDF.