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Student Disciplinary Committee

Revision Date: Standing Committee, last revision April 1994, January 2011, November 2017, April 2019.
 

Purpose: To serve as the hearing committee for students who have been charged with violations of the Student Conduct Code that may lead to suspension or dismissal from the University. To serve as the appellate body for student conduct decisions made by or through the Dean of Students.

Membership: Voting membership of the committee shall consist of one faculty member from each college selected by the Faculty Senate (At least one faculty member shall be a Faculty Senator, but Faculty Senators should not hold a majority of faculty membership on the committee.), two staff members from the executive managerial and/or professional non-faculty categories selected by the Staff Congress, four students one from each college selected by the Student Government Association, and one student who must reside in University housing and is selected by the Student Government Association.  Every effort will be made to have each case heard by an equal number of faculty/staff and students, with the exception of the chairperson.  The term of service for the faculty members and staff members shall be two years with no more than one-half of the members being replaced each year.  Students shall serve one-year terms.
 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To serve as an optional hearing committee for alleged violations of University student regulations as specified in the Student Conduct Code, which may result in dismissal or suspension from Morehead State University.
  • To serve as the appellate body for student conduct decisions made by or through the Dean of Students.
  • To serve as an appeals committee for decisions evolving from disciplinary hearings with designated Student Life personnel.
  • To ensure due process for students allegedly involved in violating regulations which may result in possible dismissal or suspension from Morehead State University.
  • To impose sanction(s) if the student is determined responsible for misconduct.
  • To notify the student and the Dean of Students of hearing decisions, imposed sanctions and appeals decisions.
  • To review the Student Conduct Code annually and recommend changes to the Dean of Students.
 

Officers: Chair - to be selected by the committee from the faculty/staff membership who shall vote only in case of a tie and a Vice Chair to be selected by the committee from the membership. Secretary – to be selected from the committee. Secretary shall forward minutes to Dean of Students.
 

Frequency of Meetings: as required.
 

Reporting Channels: Dean of Students.
 

Minutes and Proposals Copied to: The Library, Faculty Senate, Student Government Association, and Staff Congress.  (Published minutes should protect the confidentiality of students in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.) Minutes should reflect members present, date, and time length of meeting.) Complete Minutes and proposals are submitted to, and maintained by, the Dean of Students.

Support Services: Office of Student Affairs.

 


 

MEMBERSHIP

The procedure for resignation from a University Standing Committee is written notification to the University Standing Committee chairperson, Faculty Senate secretary, and the faculty member’s Department Chair. In the absence of a University Standing Committee Chairperson, the notification may be sent to the Faculty Senate secretary and the faculty member’s Department Chair.

  • John Modaff, CCAHSS, 2019-21
  • Patricia Harrelson, COS, 2018-20
  • Michael Hypes, CBT, 2018-20
  • Lee Nabb, COE, 2019-21
  • Andrea Fryman, Prof/NF, 2018-20
  • Matthew Donovan, Prof/NF, 2019-21
  • VACANT, Student (CBT), 1-year term
  • VACANT, Student (CCAHSS), 1-year term
  • VACANT, Student (COS), 1-year term
  • VACANT, Student (COE) , 1-year term
  • VACANT, Student (Resident of Student Housing), 1-year term

* All 1-year terms end Aug. 15 of each fiscal year.

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