Student Conduct Hearing Board & Academic Integrity Appeal Board

What is the Student Conduct Hearing Board/Academic Integrity Appeal Board?
The Student Conduct Hearing Board/Academic Integrity Appeal Board is comprised of faculty, staff, and students who are trained in the UNLV Student Conduct process and who are committed to facilitating student learning through the Student Conduct process. Members serve on Hearing Boards of at least three (3) members, which are scheduled throughout the year to determine student/student organization responsibility for violations of the Student Conduct Code and recommend appropriate sanctions to foster student growth and development. The Student Conduct Hearing Board plays an integral role in the adjudication of formal Student Conduct Code cases and ensures that students are given the opportunity to have their cases heard by a representative body of the University community.

The Office of Student Conduct and Student Conduct Hearing Board strive to support the mission of the department and the greater missions of the University by:

  • Disseminating, interpreting, and enforcing the UNLV Student Conduct Code.
  • Providing learning experiences for students who participate in the student conduct process.
  • Fostering ethical development and personal accountability of students.
  • Helping to create a safe and secure campus environment.

Student Conduct & Hearing Board Philosophy

The aim of education is the intellectual, personal, social, and ethical development of the individual. The educational process is ideally conducted in an environment that encourages reasoned discourse, intellectual honesty, openness to constructive change, and respect for the rights of all individuals. Self-discipline and a respect for the rights of others in the university community are necessary for the fulfillment of such goals.

The UNLV Student Conduct Code is designed to promote this environment and sets forth standards of conduct expected of students who choose to join the university community. Students who violate these standards will be subject to conduct sanctions in order to promote their own personal development, to protect the university community, and to maintain order and stability on campus.

As citizens of the larger community in which UNLV is located, students have all the responsibilities and rights that are incumbent upon any citizen. The University is concerned with what happens to students both on and off its campuses and holds students responsible for their own actions.

Student Conduct Code Learning Outcomes

Although the student conduct process is not often entered into willingly, there are many benefits that the students can gain. As administrators of the judicial process, we must provide the challenge and support necessary for students to pursue the following outcomes.

  • Examination of personal beliefs and values
  • Awareness and utilization of alternative conflict resolution skills
  • Willingness to accept responsibility for individual actions and the consequences of those actions
  • Understanding the importance of civility as it relates to community

Qualifications for Membership

  • Be able to attend and actively participate in training sessions
  • Maintain confidentiality in regard to ALL information discussed in conduct hearings
  • Be a clear communicator and open to new ideas and perspectives
  • All student conduct board positions are held on a volunteer basis, but are encouraged for the full academic year
  • Additional qualifications for students:
    • Maintain a 2.50 GPA and be in good academic standing with the University
    • Be in good judicial standing with the University (no active conduct sanctions)

What is the time commitment?

Hearing board members are required to attend one training session before being eligible to sit on a hearing board. Additional training may be required as policies and procedures are updated or new topical areas need to be addressed. There is no minimum number of boards to serve on each year, but it is the goal of the Office of Student Conduct to allow each board member to participate as much as scheduling allows.

Investigation Team

What is the investigation Team?

The Investigation Team assists in the investigation of alleged violations of the UNLV Student Conduct Code for student clubs and registered student organizations. Interviewers will be trained on how to facilitate information gathering interviews with members of student clubs and organizations and other relevant parties, as well as ways in which to effectively capture information gathered through these interviews.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Exercise courtesy, respect, and professionalism to all students.
  • Ability to work with a variety of student organizations.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all information collected.
  • Maintaining neutrality and remaining nonjudgmental in the process.
  • Following investigation process procedures.
  • Facilitating one on one interviews with students.
  • Articulating and utilizing a clear speaking voice.
  • Assessing and documenting interviewee responses during the interview.
  • Providing a timely and detailed summary of the interview(s) at the conclusion of the investigation process.


  • Experience interviewing people and/or gathering information.
  • Knowledgeable of campus resources.
  • Comfort documenting responses in written form.
  • Full-time staff or graduate students in Higher Education or related field.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Conduct at or call our office at 702-895-2308.