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The Student Judicial Board

Composition Of The Student Judicial Board
The Student Judicial Board shall be composed as follows:

  • The Board shall consist of five student members and two nonvoting faculty advisers. One faculty adviser will serve as chair of the Board at any hearing.  Multiple Boards may be established in order to provide timely hearing dates.
     
  • A quorum shall consist of three student members and one faculty adviser who will act as chairperson. The Student Judicial Board can meet only when a faculty chairperson is present. During Maymester, summer sessions and interim periods between semesters, a quorum shall consist of two student members and the faculty chairperson.
     
  • The five student members shall be appointed by the president of the Student Government Association. Since the Student Judicial Board exists primarily to provide an educational peer review process, at least three of the student members must be undergraduate students. Student members become active members of the Student Judicial Board only after they have been appointed by the president of the Student Government Association and trained by a faculty adviser and/or the vice president and dean of students or designee. Faculty advisers are appointed by the Deans of the academic schools and colleges. The president of the student government association may appoint replacements for student members during Maymester, summer sessions, or at any time that the original appointees are unable to serve.
     
  • The Vice President and Dean of Students may designate a person (usually, the Student Government Attorney General)  to present charges for all cases brought before the Student Judicial Board.

 

Scope Of The Student Judicial Board
The procedures outlined in this document do not prohibit the establishment of other student judicial bodies, which will serve as courts for original cases coming from the residence halls, and for which the Student Judicial Board will be the first appellate court.

The Judicial Board shall interpret and enforce all policies of the Student Government Association and have original jurisdiction in any cases concerning Student Government Association policies, laws, and activities, including elections.

The Student Judicial Board shall have original jurisdiction to hear all disputes concerning approved non-Greek student organizations and/or approved residence hall organizations. The Greek Judicial Board shall have jurisdiction in cases involving Greek organizations.  The Vice President and Dean of Students may take temporary action on a matter involving a student organization pending a hearing by the appropriate body.

Intermediate Disciplinary Review (ad hoc committee appointed by VPSA)
A Disciplinary Review Committee shall review appeals at the request of the vice president and dean of students on the record of decisions made at administrative or the Student Judicial Board Hearings.

A Disciplinary Review Committee shall consist of three faculty or staff members and two students, with the chair appointed by the vice president and dean of students of the university from among the faculty or staff members. A quorum shall consist of four members including the chair. 

The appeal from the accused to the Vice President and Dean of Students is forwarded to the Disciplinary Review Committee. The appeal must state the reason(s) for believing the decision of the original hearing body to be improper.

The parties shall have an opportunity to file briefs and present oral arguments to the Disciplinary Review Committee.

The vice president and dean of students shall have the right to accept, modify, or reject any or all of the recommendations of the Disciplinary Review Committee.

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