THE UNIVERSITY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
The University Judiciary Committee is the student-run judiciary body of the University of Virginia and is authorized to investigate and adjudicate alleged violations of the University’s Standards of Conduct.
The Committee consists of twenty-seven Representatives elected from the thirteen undergraduate and graduate schools of the University for one-year terms beginning April 1. Each school elects two Representatives, except for the College of Arts and Sciences which elects three. Representatives serve as judges during University Judiciary Committee trials and are responsible for committee policy and procedure.
Recent Case Statistics
During the spring 2021 semester, the UJC adjudicated 52 cases. The majority of these cases were related to COVID-19 policy. Of these, 29 were heard by the UJC and 23 were heard by the FYJC. In total, these cases involved 93 students and 13 student organizations. All but one of the 13 student organizations were FOA organizations, the University's designation for social Greek-letter fraternities and sororities. Among all cases, 23 were adjudicated via Hearing Panel rather than by trial. The UJC continues to hear cases regularly and additional statistics will be published again in the fall. An eight-page report detailing all case data from the spring 2021 semester is available on the Statistics tab.
The Committee serves to promote a community of respect, safety, and freedom at the University of Virginia.
Rooted in student self-governance, the UJC affords students impartial trials with judges, counselors, investigators who are all students.
Standards of Conduct
The UJC upholds the University Standards of Conduct which govern the behavior of all degree-seeking students at UVa.
The UJC consists of 27 UJC Representatives, 12 FYJC Representatives, and dozens of support officers who serve as Counselors, Investigators, and Educators.
The Representatives serve as judges on each trial. They also elect a Chair and four Vice-Chairs from among themselves.
The Investigators meet with both parties to compile an impartial record of facts before the trial.
The Counselors serve as advocates for both accused and complainant parties during trial.
The Educators run outreach and educate the community about the UJC mission.
Please see the Accused Student section located under the Student Resources tab for more information and resources. If your trial has been scheduled, your Counselor will be in touch shortly.