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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.
  • Faculty and Staff can be appointed by the Chancellor or other designee each year.

The Office of Community Standards & Civility staff will collect all information and create a file for each case. University Official's only presents cases, calls witnesses, and closes questioning. The University Official's (UO) are persons that present cases on behalf of the University and/or accusing party(s).The UO is not an advisor for the accusing party(s).

University Officials are professional staff/faculty with previous experience as a WSSU Student Conduct Council member. They are appointed after speaking with the Director for the Office of Community Standards & Civility and making a request.

Advisor/Advocate

Advisors are persons that assist accusing and accused persons with the student conduct process to make sure their rights are protected and that they understand the process.

The Office of Community Standards & Civility staff will collect all information and create a file for each case. The Advisor reviews the file with their advisee and attend all meetings with Office of Community Standards & Civility and the initial hearing body. The Advisor will answer any questions that their advisee may have and make suggestions to their advisee throughout the process. The Advisor does not ask or answer questions during meetings and hearings and can not speak for the advisee.

Advisors are professional staff/faculty with previous experience as a Judicial Council member. They are appointed after speaking with the Director of Judicial Affairs and making a request.

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 Code of Community Standards & Civility, Suite 303, Thompson Student Center or by contacting (336) 750-3201.

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 Code of Community Standards & Civility and Preponderance of Evidence standard of decision-making
  • Attend all training sessions
  • Be in good disciplinary standing with the University

The Office of Community Standards & Civility is available to conduct sessions on the student 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