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The Student Conduct Board

The Student Conduct Board works closely with the Student Conduct Officers to administer the conduct process and help define what it means to be a responsible Islander. Students who participate as members of the conduct board hear cases on a weekly basis regarding alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Organization Code of Conduct. The Student Conduct Board makes determinations regarding finding of responsibility and determining appropriate sanctions for violations of the code. Participation in the program can assist students in heightening their leadership abilities, critical thinking skills, reasoning, logic and communication skills. In particular, participation can create experiences with can help students stand out in grad school, med school, and law school applications or show future potential employers a high level of ethics and accountability. Applications are always being accepted and are available here. If you have any questions please contact Michael La Torre, Senior Student Conduct Officer at 361-825-6219 or 


Student Hearing & Appellate Board Panel

The purpose of the Student Hearing Body and Appellate Board Panel is to provide a pool of trained faculty, staff and students to serve as members of the Student Hearing and Appellate Board, as needed. Hearing Bodies and Appellate Boards may be convened year round, including summer. 

  • The Student Hearing Board adjudicates cases that have been referred to the body by the Student Conduct & Community Standards. The Student Hearing Board will determine whether a student has committed a violation under the Student Code of Conduct and, if needed, recommend appropriate sanctions.
  • The Appellate Board will consider all student conduct appeals resulting from determinations made under the Student Conduct Process, except for those that are academic in nature. 

Applications for the Student Hearing & Appellate Board Panel are not currently being accepted. You can find more information about the group and how to get involved in the future here. Questions regarding this group should be directed to Angela Walker, Associate Dean of Students at 361-825-6219 or