Loyola University Maryland

Student Life

Peer Conduct Board

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What is it?

The Peer Conduct Board (PCB) is focused on fostering a stronger community through an engaging and educational student conduct process. The Board is made up of student leaders dedicated to educating students and promoting accountability in the context of our Jesuit values. 

What do they do?

Cases sent to the PCB usually involve violations against the community or disputes between students, such as noise violations, roommate conflicts, vandalism, etc., but the PCB can hear a variety of cases. PCB uses the Administrative Hearing format to adjudicate cases. Because of the attention to detail required in composing and sending Administrative Hearing letters, the role of the PCB advisors is an important one. Sanctioning decisions in Administrative Hearings are left to the discretion of the hearing officer.  A student always has the right to appeal the decision resulting from an Administrative Hearing.

The advisor of PCB is responsible for ensuring the board does not violate the student’s due process rights, as well as working with the board in an educational way as they determine levels of responsibility and develop sanctions. PCB will be advised by 1 GRC as a secondary assignment. PCB is centralized and usually meets on Friday’s from 3-5pm, hearing 1-3 cases a week. It is the responsibility of the Assistant Director (AD) to forward cases for PCB to the GRC of Conduct by noon on the Wednesday prior to the hearing date. Assistant Directors may be called to serve as panel members in cases involving suspension from the residence halls. It is the responsibility of the GRCs advising the Board to complete the administrative tasks associated with the cases.

Directions for applicants:

  • Read the PCB Member Roles and Responsibilities
  • Prepare a .pdf version of you cover letter and resume
    • If you need any assistance in drafting a resume or cover letter, the Career Center is available for tips and consultation.
  • Complete the online application by February 24th at 5:00pm.

Apply Online

Qualifications:

PCB members serve as peer educators providing students with an opportunity for growth and reflection following the conduct process. A PCB member must have good judgment, strength of character, ability to challenge stereotypes, and sensitivity to and understanding of the needs all individuals. As well as:

  • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA), both cumulative and the semester prior to applying.
  • Maintain full time student status while in the position.
  • Maintain a clear disciplinary record and not be found responsible for any violation of the Code of Conduct while serving as a member of the Board.

PCB Roles and Responsibilities:

All members of the Loyola University Peer Conduct Board shall assume the following responsibilities and meet the following expectations:

  • Serve as a role model and abide by all policies of Loyola University. Being found responsible for a violation of the Code of Conduct may result in removal or suspension from membership on the Peer Conduct Board.
  • Be familiar with the Community Standards of Loyola University.
  • Follow appropriate channels for expressing concerns and issues.
  • Respond to emails from advisors within 24 hours.
  • Attend and actively participate in any training sessions that occur throughout the academic year.
  • Dress professionally for the hearings.
  • Respect each student as individuals and treat each case as unique.
  • Review all case materials before the hearing. Arrive early to each hearing.
  • Attend all scheduled hearings for which you serve on the board, unless excused prior to the hearing by the advisor for reasons of illness or other emergency, conflict of interest, or concerns about your ability to remain unbiased. Meetings are 3-5pm each Friday throughout the semester.
  • Fully participate in hearings by way of questioning, listening to testimony, making decisions about responsibility, issuing appropriate sanctions, and explaining the rationale for the decisions.
  • Be fair and consistent.
  • Meet and maintain the eligibility requirements for membership on the Peer Conduct Board:
    • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree.
    • Maintain a clear disciplinary record and not be found responsible for any violation of the Code of Conduct while serving as a member of the Board.
    • Be currently enrolled as a full-time student.