Board of Investigator & Advisors Position Description

Position Description

Title: Board of Investigators and Advisors Leader (BIA-Leader)
Department: Office of the Dean of Students
Staff Advisor: Assistant Director of Student Conduct, Allie Clayton
Work Period: Spring 2020 – Fall 2021

Position Summary:  The Board of Investigators and Advisors (BIA) is composed of undergraduate students appointed for one year, and must reapply at the end of their term if they wish to continue as a member of the BIA. The BIA has two primary functions: (1) to investigate academic cases and present those cases before the Honor and Ethics Council and (2) to advise and counsel accused students in all phases of hearings and appeals, in academic and non-academic cases. The term of service is one year; students may reapply each year.

Mandatory Time Commitments:

  • BIA New Member Welcome
  • BIA Orientation: August 2019
  • Estimated expected caseload of 3-5 cases per month
  • Bi-Weekly Meetings


  • Advise students on the conduct process.
  • Be a content expert on the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Be available for summary action and administrative hearings on a weekly basis for non-academic cases.
  • Be available to serve as the investigator or advisor for academic cases.
  • Communicate promptly.


  • Ability to abide by time commitments.
  • Current undergraduate student at Wake Forest University.
  • Evidence of good character, good judgment, and commitment to ethical behavior.
  • Hold a 2.7 cumulative GPA or above.
  • No Honor Code violations.
  • Willingness to disclose any conduct offenses.
  • All applicants must be in good standing with the university.

Skills Recommended:

  • Ability to remain objective
  • An interest in working with students in a learning environment
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Empathetic mindset
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening skills
  • Possess the capacity to educate others on university policies