Colgate University — Assistant Dean of Student Conduct

Colgate University

Assistant Dean of Student Conduct

Requisition Number: 2022S160Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Dean of the College
Department: Administrative Advising

Department Statement:
Department StatementColgate University, a selective, residential liberal arts university, seeks an Assistant Dean of Student Conduct within the Office of Administrative Advising and Student Conduct. Reporting directly to the Dean of Administrative Advising and Student Conduct and working closely with other deans and directors in the Dean of the College Division and residential life colleagues, the assistant dean takes an active leadership role in helping students learn from their decisions and educating them on the implications of one’s actions on themself and others.

This is a distinctive opportunity for student affairs professional who is interested in educating students about their rights and responsibilities. As a liberal arts college, Colgate seeks to provide opportunities for students, both in and outside the classroom, to develop critical thinking, integrity, judgment, a common experience of learning, and appreciation of the social and ethical values necessary for community life.

Learn more about Colgate University and the Dean of the College Division by reviewing A Candidate’s Guide to Colgate. In 2021 and 2022, the Dean of the College Division was acknowledged by Diverse Issues in Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed as one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs.

The Assistant Dean will implement a shared vision for managing all operations related to student conduct, including developing, implementing, and interpreting policies governing students under the University's Code of Student Conduct; facilitating fair and equitable conduct hearings; partnering with the Student Conduct Board for alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct and the Academic Honor Code; and, for implementing best practices related to procedures for addressing violations and educating students about their choices.The Assistant Dean will understand and have an appreciation for, a residential liberal arts education; a passion for providing support and opportunities for Colgate's students to learn about their impact on others; and, a deep commitment to the educational value of a diverse, inclusive, and equitable academic community.

The Assistant Dean will serve as the deputy to the Dean of Administrative Advising and Student Conduct on matters related to students' rights and responsibilities, as well as for developing and implementing processes autonomously to support community standards and student conduct. Additional responsibilities include assessing, and assisting in the training for residential life personnel and other colleagues in the administration of the Colgate Code of Student Conduct.

  • Manage the resolution of alleged violations involving students related to community standards, University policy, and local, state, and federal law; incorporate the philosophy of promoting student development while upholding University conduct standards; utilize national trends related to rights and responsibilities, restorative justice, and conflict management/mediation.
  • Participate and engage in holistic and comprehensive case management review related to student conduct.
  • Collaborate in establishing and maintaining students' rights and responsibilities in order to provide safety and well-being of the University environment, including assisting students with interpreting and understanding University policies and procedures; holding students accountable to established community standards and behavioral expectations; and managing and responding to questions and concerns from students, parents, faculty and staff.
  • Collaborate with campus partners to develop and implement programming and educational initiatives related to responsibility, accountability, and fostering a sense of community.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate educational sanctioning for students found in violation of the Code of Student Conduct.
  • Coordinate conduct cases, including but not limited to, reviewing Maxient/Campus Safety reports, creating (or overseeing the creation of) charge letters, assigning cases to appropriate staff members, following up with sanction letters/monitoring sanction completion, and closing cases.
  • Manage the resolution of alleged violations involving students related to community standards, University policy, and local, state, and federal law; incorporate the philosophy of promoting student development while upholding University conduct standards; utilize national trends related to rights and responsibilities, restorative justice, and conflict management/mediation.
  • Assist with assessment of conduct processes, including the evaluation of processes and regulations to ensure fair and equitable processes, engaging in systematic planning by tracking trends, generating and analyzing reports, and preparing key performance indicators/metrics.
  • Effectively utilize conduct and case management software, including compiling regular reports on conduct-related data (e.g. Maxient).
  • Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary, non-clinical decision-making team for students of concern as part of the University's behavioral intervention team.
  • Serve as a member of the dean on-call rotation.
  • Collaborate with the Department of Campus Safety and local, state, and federal enforcement agencies.

This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.

Professional Experience/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated strong sense of ethics and sound decision-making skills, exhibits mature judgment and capacity to maintain confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated commitment to educating students and knowledge of student development;
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment or skills in collecting and/or analyzing data;
  • Demonstrated outstanding attention to detail; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of college/university student conduct codes including the application of practices related to student conduct; knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Clery Act, Title IX, and other applicable federal/state guidelines;
  • Experience in administration of student conduct;
  • In-depth knowledge of student development theory;
  • Experience within a college residential environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently; and
  • Ability to stay calm and function well in a high-paced office environment.

Master’s degree in a related field and two years of related experience or a Bachelor’s degree and four years of related experience.

Other Information

Work Schedule:
Weekdays, with occasional evenings and weekends

Job Open Date:

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act
The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:

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