Contact

Alane Varga
Dean of Students
Strebel Student Center
Office Suite 205

315-792-3100
315-792-3370 (Fax)

Getting Involved

Getting Involved with The Student Conduct Program


The Residence Hall Conduct Board

Members of the Residence Hall Conduct Board work with their Advisor to redirect the behavior of community members into acceptable patterns within the residence halls.  Peer influence, exercised through the Student Conduct program, can often be the most effective means of educating students within a college community. The Student Conduct program presents an opportunity for students to communicate to their peers the attitudes and behaviors which are most conducive to creating a positive living and learning environment.
 

Selection Criteria

 

Board members are carefully selected for their concern for the welfare of the fellow students and maturity to exercise judgement in a logical and educational manner.  The ideal board is representative of every residence hall and the residential population on the UC campus.  Members are trained to be sensitive to the development of their peers and the ethical dilemmas that come along with this kind of work.


Qualifications

  1. Be a current student residing in the UC residence halls.
  2. Be in good academic standing (above 2.0 cumulative GPA) and have no recent conduct history (within the past calendar year).
  3. Participate in and complete training sessions to develop various interview, listening, and decision making skills.  These training sessions will occur right before fall semester classes begin, and periodically throughout the academic year.
  4. Meet as a member of the Residence Hall Conduct Board on a weekly basis for regular conduct meetings.

Duties/Time Commitment

The Residence Hall Conduct Board meets one to two times a week for no more than three hours each time to hear various residence hall conduct cases.  The Residence Hall Conduct Board has jurisdiction over any registered Utica College student who allegedly violates rules and regulations on residential property. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Residence Hall Conduct Board, please download an application or contact the Dean of Students, Alane Varga ( x3100, avarga@utica.edu).

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How to Become a Procedural Advocate


 

The Role of a Procedural Advocate in the Utica College Community

The role of the Procedural Advocate is to assist the student before, during, and after the conduct process.  The Procedural Advocate is not an adversarial role, and is not to speak on behalf of the student during any conduct hearing.

If a student, rather than the College, has filed a complaint against a student, both the responding student and the complaining student are entitled to a Procedural Advocate. Procedural Advocates may be any member of the Utica College community (except staff from the Office of Counseling & Student Development and the Office of Residence Life).


Being a Procedural Advocate


 
Student Procedural Advocate are expected to adhere to all provisions of the Utica College Code of Student Conduct. If you are charged with any violation of the Code of Student Conduct, or with a criminal offense this will make you ineligible to continuing serving as a Procedural Advocate.

If you will be serving as a Procedural Advocate, you are expected to attend all scheduled meetings and any training sessions for which you are given advance notice, or meet with the Dean of Students prior to serving.

A Procedural Advocate is expected to maintain the confidential nature of the conduct process, especially in terms of any information shared and/or discussed throughout the process. If information is knowingly revealed, the Dean of Students reserves the right to remove the person from the Procedural Advocate role and take conduct action.

If you are interested in serving as a Procedural Advocate, please contact the Dean of Students, Alane Varga (x3100, avarga@utica.edu).

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