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 for new Peer Conduct Council members, due April 8, 2015 by midnight.

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 attend a GaeLEAD recruitment session and meet the following criteria:

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Attend all required meetings, trainings, and hearings
  • Be available for April 27th, 8:00 pm PCC meeting
  • Available for fall 2015 early move-in: August 24th
  • Registered for (or have taken) EDUC-085 by fall 2015

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.

To apply to be a Peer Conduct Council member you must attend a GaeLEAD recruitment session


Recruitment Session Dates:

Tuesday, March 3 at 5:00 pm in Delphine Lounge

Wednesday, March 4 at 1:30 pm in FAH 115

Tuesday, March 10 at 5:00 pm in Delphine Lounge

Wednesday March 11 at 1:30 pm in FAH 115

Tuesday, March 17 at 5:00 pm in Delphine Lounge

Wednesday, March 18 at 1:30 pm in FAH 115

Tuesday, March 24 at 5:00 pm in Delphine Lounge

Wednesday, march 25 at 1:30 pm in FAH 130

Dates to remember:

Individual Interviews: April 9-13
New members notified: April 16-20
Mandatory meeting: April 27 at 8:00 pm
Mandatory training: August 24-30

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


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