Serving on the Peer Conduct Council combines critical thinking skills with opportunities to participate in a leadership program.  Serving on the Peer Conduct Council helps you discover your personal leadership style while assisting other students in making ethical and responsible decisions.

The Office of Community Life is now accepting applications online for new Peer Conduct Council members, due April 11, 2014.

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The Peer Conduct Council is a leadership program where you will gain skills in: peer conduct, peer education, leadership development, and shared experiences. Specific skills development will include facilitation, problem-solving, critical thinking, social justice, decision-making, analyzing, creativity, and itegrity. 


The Peer Conduct Council is responsible for hearing cases and making decisions in cases of potential violations of the Undergraduate Student Handbook.  Peer Conduct Council members serve as hearing officers for a variety of cases, including but not limited to alcohol and drug, noise, and guest violations. Peer Conduct Council members also facilitate outreach and educational sessions about the Student Code of Conduct, promoting responsibility, awareness of resources, and the discipline process. 

Service on the Peer Conduct Council is a challenging and satisfying way for students to enhance their academic experiences and serve the Saint Mary’s College community.  Council members gain valuable critical thinking, communication, leadership and time management skills that contribute to their growth and development while helping to foster an inclusive and socially just community.


The Peer Conduct Council is comprised of approximately fifteen (15) students. Community Life determines membership from applications submitted by students. Students may be recommended for application through the President of the ASSMC, Resident Advisors, faculty and/or staff.  Students are interviewed, selected and trained to serve a hearing officer for cases involving alleged policy violations.

Application Requirements

To apply, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Maintain at least a 2.75 GPA and Full-Time Status;
  • Does not hold an elected position in the ASSMC;
  • Attend and participate in all required interview meetings, hearings, presentations, and training.

Membership Expectations

  • Maintain student confidentiality at all times;
  • Place membership on the Peer Conduct Council as a top priority behind academics;
  • Attend all mandatory training sessions and monthly meetings;
  • Commitment to hearing participation (approx. 2-4 hours, 2-3 times a month).
  • Become knowledgeable about all aspects of the Undergraduate Student Handbook;
  • Participate in various educational outreach efforts (i.e. RA programming, hall presentations, Advisor programs);
  • Participate in specified leadership training and development programs (i.e. sanctioning ideas, trends on campus, outreach);

Time Commitment

Members' time commitment to the Peer Conduct Council will vary depending on activities and the member’s schedule; however, participants can expect to dedicate roughly 8 - 10 hours per month to Peer Conduct Council activities.

Application Selection and Timeline

Community Life is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Peer Conduct Council.  You can complete the application online here.  Upon submitting the application, the applicant must sign up for a 30 minute interview time slot. The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, April 11, 2014 at 4:30pm. Please see the application and selection timeline below. 




March 10-April 11, 2014

Applications will be available online

April  11, 2014

Application deadline by 4:30pm

April 22-24, 2014

Individual Interviews

April 30, 2014

New members selected

May 6, 2014

September 20, 2014 

Mandatory meeting with members

Mandatory training session: 8:30am-5:00pm

Questions about applying for the Peer Council? Contact the Office of Community Life.


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