Hearing Bodies

There are five types of hearing bodies, which are included in the conduct system. Records of the hearings are maintained by the Dean of Students Office.

Administrative Hearing Officer

  • Membership: One or more trained professional staff from the Department of Student Affairs.
  • Training: Members will receive training. Any member who does not receive the required training cannot serve.
  • Function: Hear all types of complaints, including, but not limited to, sensitive complaints that require a prompt decision, incidents of alleged violence, sexual misconduct.

Peer Conduct Hearing Panel:

  • Eligible Panel Members: Five (5) or more students and a panel advisor who is a professional staff member in the Office of Student Affairs. Students serving on the panel will be nominated by student senate and confirmed by the Dean of Students.  Students must be in good behavioral standing in order to serve on this committee.
  • Hearing Panel: A minimum of three (3) students are present at each hearing. The panel advisor or his/ her designate is a nonvoting ex-officio member of the Peer Conduct Hearing Board.
  • Training:  Student members will receive training at the beginning of the academic year.  New members will be trained on an on-going basis.  Any member who does not receive the required training cannot serve. 
  • Function: Hear all types of minor complaints.

College Conduct Council:

  • Eligible Council Members: Three (3) or more faculty members (nominated by the faculty Committee on Committees and elected by the faculty), and three (3)or more students (nominated by student senate and confirmed by the Chair of the College Conduct Council and the Dean of Students.  Students must be in good behavioral standing in order to serve on this committee).
  • Hearing Council:  A minimum of two (2 students and three (3) faculty or staff members are present at each hearing. The Chair of the College Conduct Council is appointed by the faculty Committee on Committees and is one of the three (3) faculty members on the Council. In the event that the Chair is unable to serve, another faculty member of the committee may be appointed to serve as chair during the hearing.  The Dean of Students or his/ her designate is a nonvoting ex-officio member of the College Conduct Council.
  • Training:  Members will receive training at the beginning of the academic year.  New members will be trained on an on-going basis.  Any member who does not receive the required training cannot serve.
  • Function: Hear all types of major complaints.

Sexual Misconduct Hearing Panel

  • Membership: Four (4) member panel composed of one (1) faculty member and three (3) professional staff members.
  • Training: Members will receive training on the procedures and issues on a yearly basis.
  • Function: Hear cases of sexual misconduct.

Appeals Committee

  • Membership:  The Committee will consist of two (2) faculty, who have been former members of the Conduct Council, and one (1) student, who has completed Conduct Council training.  If the original case was heard by the Sexual Misconduct Hearing Panel, the Appeals Committee will consist solely of three (3) faculty members.
  • Training:  Members will receive training on appeals and conduct board procedures at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Function:  The Appeals Committee will hear all appeals from the College Conduct Council, the Peer Review Board, or any administrative hearing officer.  Decisions made by the Appeals Committee are conclusive and final.


Student Handbook Contact Info

Jim Wiltgen
Dean of Students
(501) 450-1222
wiltgen@hendrix.edu

Kesha Baoua
Assoc. Dean of Students;
Director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
(501) 450-1222
baoua@hendrix.edu

De Ann Huett
Administrative Assistant 
(501) 450-1222
huett@hendrix.edu

 

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