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Coordinator, Organizational Accountability
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What I do in OSARP

Among other things in OSARP, my main responsibilities include:

  • Partner with the Associate Director for Case Management and Assistant Director for Organizational Accountability to coordinate the case management process for student organization investigations, Organizational Accountability cases, and the identification of individual student behavior for referral to the Individual Accountability process.
  • Schedule investigation interviews and conduct investigation processes related to reports of alleged student organization misconduct; serve as a primary or secondary investigator during the investigation process.
  • Collaborate and assist campus partners with addressing organizational needs and obligations
  • Case Administrator for minor, major, and flexible cases.
About Me

I graduated from JMU in May 2022 with my Bachelor of Science, majoring in Sociology with a minor in Geographic Science. As an undergraduate student, I was involved in several organizations, including the Marching Royal Dukes, JMU Pep Band, and Kappa Kappa Psi. Through those experiences, I was able to find a passion in working with college students and providing support in allowing them to learn and grow as individuals. As a result, I found interest in pursuing a career in higher education and applied to JMU’s College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) Master of Education program and began my CSPA journey in August 2022. I am expected to graduate with my Master’s degree in May 2024, which will officially make me a “Double Duke”!

Since the start of my time in the CSPA program, I have had incredible opportunities to serve in multiple capacities across campus. During the 2022-2023 academic year, I served as the Graduate Assistant for Outreach with Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression (SOGIE) as well as in multiple roles as a practicum student in the Office of Residence Life, with Student Learning Initiatives and Conference Services. At the start of the 2023-2024 academic year, I began working with OSARP as the Graduate Assistant for Restorative Practices. In March 2024, I began my first full-time role as the Coordinator for Organizational Accountability with OSARP, where I have the opportunity to continue to assist students in their personal and organizational development through thoughtful conversations and guidance.

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