Become a Student Conduct Ambassador (SCA)
SCAs are a team of students who work specifically with the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (OSCCS) to:
- Educate their peers about the student conduct code, university policies, community standards and the judicial process
- Serve as a liaison between the student body and OSCCS to bring forth student concerns regarding policies and work to recommend changes and implementation strategies
- Develop and implement intentional active and passive programmatic initiatives through educational campaign and collaborative efforts with other campus partners
SCAs will be challenged with working with campus partners and their fellow peers to:
- Develop educational and intentional programming around restorative justice, sexual assault, hazing and other student conduct related issues
- Bring forth student concerns regarding student conduct policies
- Recommend policy changes and implementation strategies
As an advisory committee to the office, SCAs are assist with:
- Reviewing policy effectiveness, including identifying inconsistencies or mixed messages
- Suggest improvements to the university’s approach
- Serve as student resources for peers going through the conduct process
Professional Development & Training
Becoming a SCA will afford students with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills. In order to serve as effective and knowledgeable programmers and facilitators, SCAs receive training in a breadth of topics concerning student conduct including but not limited to:
- Restorative justice
- Sexual assault/power based violence
- Alcohol and Drugs
- Student conduct processes
- Other relevant topics
Opportunity for Student Participation and Community Leadership
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards would like students to be directly involved in the campus policy review and education processes. In Spring 2010, we established a peer education and leadership opportunity for undergraduate students: the Student Conduct Ambassador Committee. Working directly with our assistant director of student conduct and community standards, SCAs are trained on student rights and responsibilities by staff in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. SCAs will have the opportunity to:
- Serve in an advisory capacity to create effective campus policies
- Staff promotional events, including Freshman Move-in, First Friday, Orientation and WUStock
- Develop and present outreach materials to the university community
- Act as ambassador for the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards on campus and at regional and national events
We are looking for students who want to make a difference by helping faculty, staff and students to understand student rights and responsibilities as members of the Washington University community. This is a wonderful opportunity for students who are interested in law, criminal justice or student affairs, but we hope that it will be an educational, fun and overall beneficial experience for students, regardless of their personal interests and future career goals.
Interested in Applying?
Please fill out the Student Conduct Ambassador application form.
Email the Office of Student Conduct if you have questions about SCAs, the application process or the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.