The Community Standards Review Board (the “board” or the “CSRB”) hears alleged violations of community standards involving Hampshire College students and makes determinations regarding matters of fact surrounding specific incidents and matters and makes findings of whether a student, student organization, or athletic team violated community standards and if students are founds responsible, determines accountability measures as part of an individualized accountability and community restoration plan. This determination of accountability measures takes into account, as appropriate, any mitigating, extenuating, and/or aggravating circumstances discovered in the course of the board’s review.
The board is active during the academic year, until the final day of the Hampshire College advising/progress review period each semester. The board is not in session during College breaks and holidays. Complaints referred to the CSRB when the board is not in session, or filed within a timeframe that does not allow them to be heard while the board is in session, may be referred to the Dean of students Office and Office of Community Standards and Student Accountability, for the matter to be addresseda nd resolved by an administrative hearing or, at the discretion of the Dean of Students Office and Office of Community Standards and Student Accountability, postponed to the next session of the board.
For reports of violation of the Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy and other violations of Community Standards and Policies that are alleged to have occurred as part of the same circumstances as the Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy complaint, a separate investigation process, which may lead to a hearing before a panel made up of members of the CSRB may be convened. For details on investigation and hearing processes through the Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy, please see the policy.
A CSRB will be composed of three (3) trained board members including one (1) faculty, one (1) student and one (1) staff, availability may determine a different composition for the board. Members are invited to serve one-year terms and at the conclusion of the term may have the option, at the discretion of the Dean of Students Office and Office of Community Standards and Student Accountability to return for service on the board. The CSRB is convened and advised by the senior director of student affairs for student retention and sucess or the director of student affairs for student retention and success or as designated by the dean of students.
Board members receive training before they are permitted to serve on a CSRB. CSRB members appointed to serve on a CSRB hearing will meet with the senior director or director of student affairs for student retention and success before the scheduled hearing to receive a training refresher and re-review their responsibilities and roles on the CSRB. CSRB members must be in good standing with Hampshire College.
For further information about the CRSB and its membership, please contact the Dean of Students Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.