Apply to be a SRR Student Leader

Applications for the 2019-2020 Academic Year are open.


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. 
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. 


  • Develop active listening skills and enhance critical thinking skills. 
  • Experience working in a professional setting. 
  • Enhancement of organization, time management, and decision-making skills. 
  • Practice interpreting policy in the practical application of community standards.


  • 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 and Academic Integrity Council Members must attend training from August 19th through August 25, 2019. 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 2019-2020 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.
University Hearing Board Justices and Academic Council Members are required to disclose if they hold, either at the time of application or after selection, internships, paid or volunteer positions, or other affiliations with law firms, advocacy groups or other organizations that could represent or otherwise support students in a student conduct or academic integrity process at GW.  Such affiliation is not a disqualification for participation as a Justice or Academic Integrity Council member.  However, as such an affiliation could represent a conflict of interest, a disclosure is required.
I 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. 
Jennifer Alexander-Smith
Associate Director, Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call (202) 994-6757 for information regarding the positions and the application process.