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American University's Conduct Council

The Conduct Council is a board of faculty, staff, and students who sit on hearing panels to resolve non-academic student conduct allegations referred to a disciplinary hearing as outlined in the Student Conduct Code. Conduct Council members also review appeals.

Students, faculty, and staff may apply to become members of the Conduct Council by contacting the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices. In addition, various leadership groups on campus nominate Conduct Council members to apply.

Conduct Council members receive extensive training on the Student Conduct Code and disciplinary process. Additionally, all Conduct Council members are required to participate in annual training on the issues related to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, including how to participate in a Sanction Panel that addresses these violations.

If you have any questions about Conduct Council, please contact our office by emailing

Please review the Student Conduct Code for a more in-depth explanation of Conduct Council's role in the disciplinary process.

Get Involved in the Conduct Council!

Are you interested in learning more about and having an active role in our conduct process? Each year, the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices recruits students, staff, and faculty to serve on the university’s Conduct Council. We search for students who are committed to participating in a fair and just process to address behavioral concerns in our community. Apply during the academic year or learn more by emailing

Conduct Council Application