Peer Review Board Application 2018-19
Dear Applicant,

The Peer Review Board (PRB) is beginning another year in the residences. Residential Student Service Programs recognizes the importance of the PRB in creating a safe and effective on-campus living environment.

Below is a brief description of the Peer Review Board along with an application. All Applications are due by 11:59 PM on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9th, 2019. After an initial screening, applicants will be contacted regarding their status and interviews will be scheduled. The interviews will be conducted between FEBRUARY 11-15th, 2019, with final notification e-mails distributed by the end of Friday, February 15th, 2019.

MANDATORY TRAINING SESSIONS for all Peer Review Board members will occur on Sunday, February 17th for a three hour period which will be decided at a later date, and Tuesday, February 19th from 7-8:30 PM.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59 PM ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9th. TO TURN IN YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION BELOW AND PRESS SUBMIT.

If you have any questions, please e-mail prbconduct@berkeley.edu.

Best Wishes,

Amy Tao and Alex Gourde
Peer Review Board Coordinators

Bridget Mearns Bucey
Peer Review Board Advisor
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OVERVIEW:

Peer Review Board members have the opportunity to actively participate in the residential judicial process. Board members are expected to hear and adjudicate on cases of student misconduct with objectivity and the residential community’s well-being in mind. Board members learn and understand the rationale of residential policies and procedures and develop different listening, mediation, critical thinking, and decision-making techniques that are applied in the hearings. This year will also include sessions specifically dedicated to developing leadership and professional development.

PURPOSE:

To review cases and recommend sanctions to the Peer Review Board Coordinator regarding student conduct cases that occur in the residences. Also, to allow students to play an active role in the residential judicial process.

MISSION STATEMENT:

“The Peer Review Board, comprised of residents from the halls, strives to create a safe and comfortable living environment within the Residence Halls by educating our peers about shared community standards and how our actions impact others. We aspire to develop within our board members strong facilitation and leadership skills that enable them to build and sustain an inclusive environment for all.”

STRUCTURE:

- 2 Boards, one Coordinator per Board. The Coordinator is a para-professional staff member of Residential Student Service Programs (a non-voting member).
- 5-8 student members per Board, one to be designated Chairperson each week.
- Quorum of five members for a decision.
- Board meetings are scheduled to meet weekly on either Tuesday's or Thursday's from 6:50-8:30 PM.

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERS:

- Commit for the full academic year.
- Participate and complete training session at the beginning of the semester (3 hour commitment).
- Meet as a member of the Board (usually) four times per month.
- Develop consensus decisions regarding case outcomes.
- Recommend/advise educationally-based sanctions, as appropriate.

BASIC QUALITIES:

- Desire to be involved in crucial decision-making within the residences.
- Ability to understand and uphold University policies.
- Reflect a nonjudgmental and objective attitude.
- Hold a genuine concern for peers and the welfare of the residential community.
- Maintain a 2.3 GPA throughout the academic year.

Email address *
Application
First and Last Name *
Major *
Semesters at Berkeley *
One semester = 1 full fall or spring semester. If this is your first semester at Berkeley, please mark 0. If you were part of summer program before starting your first year, please mark "Summer Program."
Residence Hall *
If from Unit 1, 2, or 3, which building?
Phone Number *
E-mail Address *
Please give us the e-mail address that you check most often.
Board Meeting Night Availability *
You are available from 6:50pm-8:30pm on which night(s). Check all that apply.
Required
Short Answer Portion
Please limit your responses to 200 - 400 words.
What skills, abilities, or experiences do you feel you possess that will make you an effective Peer Review Board member? *
What do you expect to gain from your experiences as a Board member? *
Do you have any previous conduct experience? If so, please briefly describe below.
Note: If you don't have prior experience, don't be concerned.
Requirements
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As a Peer Review Board member, the minimum requirements are:
a) Good academic standing with the University (maintain at least a 2.3 GPA).
b) Good conduct standing with the Center for Student Conduct and Community Standards and the Office of Student Development.
c) Maintain residency in on-campus housing. Exception for Peer Review Board members from a previous year who may be living off campus.
d) Miss no more than 1 board meeting per semester. Only one excused or unexcused is allowed per semester.
e) Attend required training on Sunday, February 10th and Tuesday, February

By my digital signature below, I give Residential Student Service Programs permission to access my student records to determine if I am in good academic and conduct standing with the University of California, Berkeley.
If you agree to the above, please type your full name and date below. *
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