Get Involved

The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (SRR) offers a variety of opportunities each year for students, faculty, and staff to get involved in the student conduct process.

  • University Hearing Panel Member: A volunteer position in which students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to hear cases regarding academic and non-academic misconduct.
  • Graduate Fellow: An employment position for graduate students to serve as conduct officers for low-level cases and collaborate on other projects.
  • Office Assistant: A federal work study position for undergraduate students interested in gaining essential professional experiences.

Position Type: Volunteer

Position Specific Summary: The University Hearing Panel reviews reports of academic and non-academic misconduct by students and student organizations. Members are trained to interpret the Code of Academic Integrity and the Code of Student Conduct and play an integral role in fostering development and growth among students at GW. Cases may include cheating, community disturbance, discrimination, non-compliance, physical abuse, plagiarism, and violations involving drugs and alcohol.

Benefits of Involvement:

  • Develop active listening skills and enhance critical thinking skills
  • Gain experience working in a collaborative decision-making setting
  • Enhance organization, time management, and decision-making skills
  • Practice interpreting policy in the practical application of community standards

Requirements:

Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate GW students, including part-time attendance in the final semester prior to degree completion. (Interested faculty and staff should email [email protected].)

  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Ability to attend training before Fall classes begin and participate in remote training during the summer.  Contact SRR if accommodations are needed.
  • No active conduct cases and a positive review of any prior misconduct reports.
  • Successful completion of application and interview process.

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Position Type: Non-Federal Work Study, part-time student employee (approximately 20 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters)

Position Specific Summary: The Graduate Fellow in SRR addresses incidents of student misconduct and academic integrity violations through regular interactions with students in our case management process. The Graduate Fellow is an integral member of the staff and assists in ongoing efforts to educate the students on positive community membership and affirmative academic integrity. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as a case manager to address reports of student behavioral misconduct and academic integrity by 
    • Independently managing a caseload of approximately 100 cases annually; 
    • Acting as a Conference Officer to adjudicate cases of reported student misconduct including scheduling and facilitating conduct proceedings to determine if to determine if a violation occurred;  
    • Recommending, assigning, and managing sanctions as appropriate. 
  • Assist SRR staff members in the investigation of reported violations of university policies. 
  • Participate in and contribute to conversations regarding university policies and/or conduct processes. 
  • Assist in the development of educational initiatives about the Code of Student and the Code of Academic Integrity. 
  • Respond to student, parent, and other inquiries, as directed. 
  • Collaborate with campus partner offices to address reported student misconduct. 
  • Research, analyze, and communicate current conduct trends/behavior as part of SRR and AI assessment initiatives. 
  • Perform special projects and other work-related duties, as assigned. 
  • Enhance professional knowledge and skills by attending training sessions, workshops, seminars, and reviewing published literature. 

Supervision: Provided by a Senior Student Conduct Officer in SRR. 

Professional Outcomes: Critical thinking and creative problem solving, communication, teamwork and collaboration, professionalism. 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information 
  • Ability to navigate sensitive issues, including those related to diversity, inclusion, and discriminatory misconduct
  • Excellent written/oral communications skills 
  • Attention to details 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and complete multiple assignments/projects simultaneously as part of a team 
  • Ability to keep consistent and accurate records 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience in development, implementation, and evaluation of successful programs focused on drug and alcohol awareness and prevention and other university policy expectations. 
  • Experience successfully and authentically communicating in a diverse community of learners. 

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Position Type: Federal Work Study 

Position Specific Summary: The Office Assistant in SRR is an integral member of the staff and assists in the daily operations of the office. The Office Assistant will work closely with SRR staff to assist office visitors, answer inquiries about policies and procedures, ensure the maintenance of confidential records, and work on special projects. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Respond to student, parent, and other inquiries, as directed. 
  • Provide administrative support. 
  • Navigate the university’s case management database to create, review, and manage confidential reports. 
  • Collaborate with campus partner offices to address student misconduct. 
  • Research, analyze, and communicate current conduct trends/behavior as part of SRR and AI assessment initiatives. 
  • Assist in the development of educational initiatives about the Code of Student and the Code of Academic Integrity. 
  • Perform special projects and other work-related duties, as assigned. 

Supervision: Provided by the Administrative Assistant 

Professional Outcomes: Professional, communication, teamwork and collaboration, critical thinking and creative problem solving 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Willingness to learn 
  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft programs and office equipment 
  • Detail-oriented 
  • Prior experience in an office setting and/or with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Capacity to interact with a diverse array of constituencies.

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