Undergraduate Advisors are expected to be leaders and role models who are entrusted with a high level of responsibility, and are thereby held to a high standard of behavior. UGAs are expected to follow all college and residential guidelines and policies.
Residential Education asks that UGA candidates disclose if they have received any sanctions for violations of College or residential standards, or been found guilty of violations of law at the misdemeanor or felony level before or during enrollment at Dartmouth.
A sanction or violation of law will not necessarily disqualify a student from employment as a UGA; however, violations are taken very seriously in this process. They will be strongly considered when reviewing applications, as UGAs are expected to help enforce policy and document policy violations.
Most candidates who have violations of college standards or local, state, or federal laws will be disqualified from consideration for a UGA position, but Residential Education values the potential for students to learn from their mistakes and may request a student to explain their sanction before continuing in the selection process.
Sanctions that need to be disclosed include:
- 1st Alcohol Letter
- Good Samaritan Policy
- College Warning
- College Reprimand
- College Probation
- College Suspension
- Felony Violation
- Misdemeanor Violation
The UGA Recruitment and Selection Committee will do a judicial history cross-check before making all hiring decisions.
The Committee and Residential Education takes into account the following things when making decisions regarding a student’s judicial record in their employment as a UGA:
- Severity of the sanction/penalty given
- How long it has been since the violation occurred
- The community impact of the violation
- Have there been repeat violations
- Actions taken by the student to make amends for their violation
- Other mitigating factors related to the violation(s)
Students may be asked to speak with a member of the Residential Education staff in reference to their violation before final decisions are made. Students may also request a meeting with a staff member to discuss a decision or get further explanation of our policy.