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Questions? Contact Us

Kelly A. Smolinsky
Student Conduct Officer
kasmolinsky@smcm.edu

Location: The Office of Student Conduct is located in the Campus Center, Room 150.

Phone: 240-895-3181
or 240-895-4208
Fax: 240-895-4898

Conduct Hearings

If a student is documented for allegedly violating the Code of Student Conduct, a hearing will be scheduled to determine if there was a violation and determine sanctions. Hearings are scheduled by the student conduct officer through one of the following ways:

Case Resolution Meeting

A Case Resolution Meeting is a formal meeting with the student conduct officer (or a designee by the student conduct officer) to review the charges and the available options a respondent has available to them to resolve the case without a formal Conduct Board/Administrative Hearing.

Student Conduct Board

The Student Conduct Boards hear complaints, except as specifically indicated otherwise within the Code of Student Conduct, made by any student or student organization or by any member of the College community. The composition of the Student Conduct Board shall be as follows:

  • A total of 5 students with one taking on the role of chairperson
  • Conduct Board Advisor (ex officio)

College Conduct Board

The College Conduct Board shall hear complaints of the most serious, complex, and controversial nature, as assigned by the student conduct officer, made by any student or student organization or by any member of the College community or anyone else involving violations as set forth in Article II of this Code. The composition of the College Conduct Board shall be as follows:

  • A total of five members of the College community to be selected from the Student Conduct Board pool, the faculty, and the staff. One member of the College Conduct Board will take on the role of chairperson.
  • Advisor to the College Conduct Board (ex officio) selected from trained College professional staff.

Administrative Hearing Officer

The student conduct officer may assign a case to an administrative hearing officer(s) rather than the Student Conduct Board, depending on the nature of the case and/or scheduling difficulties. Administrative hearing officers are full-time administrators at the College who have been trained to hear cases involving the Code of Student Conduct.

Sexual Misconduct Hearing Board

The Sexual Misconduct Hearing Board shall hear complaints, except as specifically indicated otherwise within this Code, made by any student, member or guest of the College community involving violations of this Code. The Sexual Misconduct Hearing Board shall be a panel of three, including faculty, staff and students, from the college community and the student conduct officer, serving as advisor. The three members of the panel will be selected from a pool of candidates specifically trained to hear cases of sexual misconduct. The student conduct officer is present only to ensure that procedures are followed and is not part of the decision process.