Who's Who in the Process?

Integrity Formation: Summary of Roles

Complainant

Any member of the University community who files a complaint or incident report that involves an alleged violation of the Code by a student or student organization. Cases initiated by a University official including Public Safety do not always involve a Complainant.

Respondent

The student and/or organization who allegedly violated the Code of Student Conduct.  There may be multiple Respondents involved in a single incident.

Conduct Administrator (CA)

Conduct Administrators (CAs) are University officials appointed by the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students or their designee to administer conduct hearings. CAs meet with students to discuss alleged violations of the Code, issue decisions of responsibility, and issue sanctions when necessary. Many CAs work in Housing & Residence Life as Area Coordinators & Assistant Area Coordinators.

Conduct Review Board (CRB)

The highest-ranking hearing board in the conduct process. CRB members are University officials who are appointed by the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students or their designee. The Associate Vice President/Dean of Students or their designee will serve as Chair of the CRB. When the CRB convenes to hear a case, the Chair will empanel at least two members from the membership of the board and the Chair.

Organizations Review Board (ORB)

The Organizations Review Board (“ORB”) is one of highest-ranking hearing boards in the conduct process. ORB members are University officials who are appointed by the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students or their designee. The Associate Vice President/Dean of Students or their designee will serve as Chair of the ORB. When the ORB convenes to hear a case for a club/organization, the Chair will empanel at least two members from the membership the board and the Chair.

Witness(es)*

Individuals who have first-hand knowledge about a reported incident. Individuals who serve only as character witnesses are not permitted. See Section 3.2 of the Code of Student Conduct for more detail.

Advisor*

A member of the Seattle University community who provides support to participants in the Integrity Formation process. If the respondent is unable to provide and would like an Advisor, Redhawk Mentors can be utilized upon request. See Section 3.2 of the Code of Student Conduct for more detail.

*Important Note about Witnesses & Advisors

Respondents must notify their Conduct Administrator in writing at least 24 hours before a scheduled hearing if presenting Witnesses and/or an Advisor. Please review Section 3.2 in the Code of Student Conduct for more information.