1823 Director of Student Conduct


TITLE Director of Student Conduct




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students


The Director of Student Conduct is responsible for the administration of the University's student conduct program under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. The Director of Student Conduct provides training for University hearing officers, hearing boards, and Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services staff who administer the policies and procedures of the conduct system in Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services. The Director of Student Conduct offers alternative forms of dispute resolution, when appropriate, and acts as an advisor regarding complex legal and regulatory issues in higher education. The Director of Student Conduct assists in coordinating the University's response to emergency situations involving students and assures compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


Education: A Master's degree in student personnel administration, higher education administration, or a related field is required. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.

Experience: At least two years of related professional student affairs experience is required and includes knowledge of student development theory and student conduct processes, and applicable laws such as the Clery Act, and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Evidence of an effective leadership style, experience in residence life and/or in student conduct, and a background demonstrating success in dealing with students, parents, administrators, and faculty is required.

Skills: Excellent organizational, management, budgetary, and leadership skills are required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others are required. Computer literacy and database experience are required. The ability to manage and complete tasks in a timely manner and the ability to maintain accurate records and files is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.


1. Ensures the effective administration of the Office of Student Conduct through the selection, training, and supervision of staff, annual goal setting and outcomes assessment, maintenance of accurate and complete conduct records in compliance with the records retention policy, and effective communication of Office of Student Conduct policies, procedures, and services through the delivery of print and online materials.

2. Facilitates the reporting of student conduct complaints by individuals, departments, and organizations, conducts preliminary investigations into student conduct as appropriate by interviewing students and other witnesses, and organizes conduct hearings to resolve student conduct cases.

3. Ensures that student conduct hearings are effectively administered by supervising the preparation of all notifications and documentation, scheduling conduct meetings and hearings, notifying all participants, and reviewing all physical and/or documentary evidence submitted to hearing boards.

4. Ensures that student conduct is administered in a fair, impartial, non-adversarial, restorative, and educational manner through the recruitment and training of conduct officers and hearing board committed to this philosophy.

5. Adjudicates individual student cases via administrative hearings and administrative reviews or refers to other conflict resolution processes as appropriate.

6. Serves as a resource on complex legal issues evolving in higher education and serves as a student conduct consultant, clarifying procedures and options available to faculty, staff, students, and student hearing boards in response to student behaviors.

7. Ensures that University Panels and other conduct boards that may form are conducted in accordance with recognized student conduct procedures by serving as the University's advisor to such bodies, advising the chair regarding complex issues at hearings, clarifying conduct procedures, and interpreting University policies as necessary.

8. Assists the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students in providing an appropriate and coordinated response from the University to personal and campus emergencies (including an on-call rotation) involving students.

9. Ensures compliance with FERPA for all student conduct records contained in the Office of Student Conduct by supervising the maintenance, security, and proper disclosure of such records.

10. Assists the Associate Director of Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services in the coordination of student conduct actions by training hearing board members within the Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services student conduct system, training Residence Hall Directors and Resident Assistants in student conduct system policies and procedures, and working directly with Associate Director of Residence Life and Services in student conduct situations related to residents.

11. Provides educational outreach programs to the University campus and surrounding community regarding conflict resolution, the student conduct code and conduct process, and other services that the Office of Student Conduct provides and serves as a resource to faculty, staff, and students who seek to resolve conflicts formally or informally.

12. Conducts an annual review of the Code of Conduct and student conduct processes and recommends appropriate revisions and provides statistical reports and summaries for various departments and agencies regarding caseloads, types of conduct cases, and outcomes.

13. Administers the Alcohol and Drug education fund in support of student education and training opportunities for the Office of Student Conduct.

14. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

15. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

16. Contributes to the overall success of the Office of the Dean of Students by performing all other duties assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.


The Director of Student Conduct is supervised by the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students and supervises full-time staff and student workers.