As one of the requirements of the Leader Advancement Scholarship, we are required to serve on a University committee during our junior or senior year. To fulfill this requirement, I served the Student Hearing Officer Committee under the Office of Student Conduct during my junior year.
This committee is made up of a group of 20-30 CMU students that undergo a 3-hour training about the process of student hearings and CMU’s student code of conduct. During this training, we learned about the discipline hearing process at the university level and went over many scenarios and discussed whether or not the student in that scenario was in violation of CMU’s student code of conduct.
Our role as students on the committee was not only to undergo this training but it was to also sit in on student hearings as a student officer to make sure that students were getting fair treatment during the student hearing process.
Serving on this committee has allowed me to deepen my understanding of university rules and procedure while also working together with fellow CMU students to ensure every student was getting fair treatment during their hearing.