Student Review Board
Duties of Student Review Board
Student Review Board hears cases involving violations of the Conduct Code occurring on campus or at off-campus university sponsored events. They also hear what are referred to as 20g hearings, which involve student’s failure to comply with or complete the educational sanctioning they were issued.
Student Review Board in composed of one faculty member selected by Faculty Senate and five students appointed by the Student Body President, one being designated as Chair, as follows:
- One off-campus student unaffiliated with an organized living group.
- One student from a Fraternity or Sorority which is a member of Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council or Black Panhellenic Council.
- One student from the KSU Association of Residence Halls (KSUARH).
- Two at-large students.
The Chief Justice has two responsibilities – guiding the hearing and facilitating discussion. While guiding the hearing, the Chief Justice insures that proper procedure is followed, questions are appropriately asked, issues are thoroughly investigated, the due process rights of the respondent and the complainant are protected and the hearing runs smoothly. Careful adherence to procedure is an important responsibility because the potential consequences for the respondent and the university could be significant. The Chief Justice may consult the Judicial Advisor and/or the Office of Student Life regarding procedural matters before, during or after a hearing. The Chief Justice is also responsible for the safe keeping and proper order of case notes, the tape recording and any physical evidence, until they are transferred to the Attorney General at the end of the hearing.
While facilitating discussion, the Chief Justice is responsible for helping panel members ask appropriate, thorough questions during the hearing and for guiding their discussion of the facts. The Chief Justice (generally) does not question the complainant; respondent or witnesses but he/she may stimulate questioning or redirect it. The Chief Justice should focus on facilitating discussion of the proceedings. Remember that the hearing is not a court of law.
It is the task of Associate Justices to investigate the facts of the case by reading all information provided regarding an alleged violation and by asking probing, thorough and appropriate questions. The facts will be used to determine, by a preponderance of evidence, whether or not the respondent has violated the Student Conduct Code as outlined in the Student Governing Association By-laws. If a majority of the justices find the respondent responsible for violating the Student Conduct Code they will move to consider appropriate sanctions. Sanctions are to be determined by consensus and should be commensurate with the violation and the educational goals of the judicial system.