Community Standards & Civility Council Members
Office of Community Standards & Civility Council members are selected in two ways.
Students must apply, following the application process detailed below, each year. Returning applicants only need to express interest and maintain requirements.
- Must be in good conduct standing
- Must have a 2.5 or higher GPA
- Must at least be a first semester sophomore.
- Returning council members only need to express interest and maintain requirements.
Advisor/Civility Advisor /Licensed Attorney
“Advisor” means an individual who gives advice or consultation to a student charged with a violation under the Code. The advisor may be a student, faculty/staff member, family member, or friend who is not an attorney. Advisors do not act as representatives in place for a Respondent. A Respondent is responsible for presenting his or her case even when an Advisor is present.
“Civility Advisor” means an individual who gives advice or consultation to a student charged with a violation under the Code. The Civility Advisor is a trained student, faculty, or staff member knowledgeable of the conduct process, and is not a Licensed Attorney. Civility Advisors do not act as representatives in place for a Respondent. A Respondent is responsible for presenting his or her case even when a Civility Advisor is present.
“Licensed Attorney” means any person licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina. Consistent with Rule 700.4.1, a Licensed Attorney must complete specific documents prior to participating in the conduct process.
Community Standards & Civility Council Member Application Process
In the fall semester of each year, the Office of Community Standards & Civility will conduct the selection process for new council members. Some years, an abbreviated selection process will take place during the spring semester, as required by member turn over.
This process will be advertised through University email. Information is also available from the Office of Community Standards & Civility, Suite 300, Thompson Student Center or by contacting (336) 750-3356.
Potential WSSU Community Standards & Civility Council applicants must:
- Maintain at least a 2.5 overall grade point average
- Sign Confidentiality Waiver
- Be knowledgeable about aspects of the WSSU Students’ Code of Conduct
- Attend all training sessions
- Be in good conduct standing with the University
The Office of Community Standards & Civility is available to conduct sessions on the conduct process for student groups, classes, faculty/staff meetings, and for student programs. We will tailor discussions/workshops to your needs. Sample topics include:
- Tips for avoiding the conduct process
- Conflict resolution procedures at WSSU
- Complying with verbal directions of staff, faculty, and police
- The conduct process at WSSU