UJC in the News

UJC in the News

News mentions and public statements, by year


New UJC Chair Harper Jones to prioritize creation of an endowment, transparency

April 4, 2024 | The Cavalier Daily

UJC gives look into its “Chamber of Secrets” in Harry Potter-themed hazing mock trial

March 21, 2024 | The Cavalier Daily

UJC elects next executive board 

March 20, 2024 | The Cavalier Daily

UJC continues to see uptick in Standard 2 violations with four new reports

February 23, 2024 | The Cavalier Daily

UJC looks to increase transparency on hazing cases this semester

February 2, 2024 | The Cavalier Daily 

UJC finalized eight cases in the fall semester, six additional cases pending

January 31, 2024 | The Cavalier Daily


The University Judiciary Committee reviews the Clery Act and Mandatory Reporting

November 25, 2023 | The Cavalier Daily

University Judiciary Committee discusses cases left for this semester

 November 7, 2023| The Cavalier Daily

UJC hosts sanction training for all members during general body meeting

October 25, 2023 | The Cavalier Daily

UJC welcomes University President Jim Ryan at meeting to discuss student self governance

October 10, 2023| The Cavalier Daily

UJC finalized 14 cases in the spring semester, six additional cases pending

September 11, 2023 | Cavalier Daily 

UVa fraternity and sorority chapters to continue operations after hazing verdict
January 30, 2023 | The Daily Progress

University Judiciary Committee sanctions two organizations for hazing
January 27, 2023 | The Cavalier Daily


UJC welcomes new members, reviews CHI policy and appeals
October 13, 2022 | The Cavalier Daily

Class of 2026, transfer students welcomed in convocation ceremony
August 22, 2022 | The Cavalier Daily

University Judiciary Committee finds five fraternities guilty of breaking Standards of Conduct
June 3, 2022 | The Cavalier Daily

Honor Committee sets sights on multi-sanction system
April 27, 2022 | The Cavalier Daily

Third-year College student Nabeel Raza hopes to improve trust as incoming UJC chair
April 26, 2022 | The Cavalier Daily

Inside UVA with the Chair of the University Judiciary Committee
February 21, 2022 | Apple Podcasts

Half of UJC cases last fall related to violations of COVID-19 policy, report shows
February 4, 2022 | The Cavalier Daily
A total of 12 cases were adjudicated, down from 52 last spring

Learn About UVA’s Judiciary Committee in President Ryan’s Latest Podcast
February 1, 2022 | UVAToday

The student, social and self: Stressors on mental health at U.Va.
January 17, 2022 | The Cavalier Daily
Exploring the social and institutional pressures on students’ mental wellbeing


University Judiciary Committee presents internal demographics data, discusses consent and respect
December 10, 2021 | The Cavalier Daily
Results find that the UJC members underrepresent Hispanic students, overrepresent female and upper-income students

An introduction to student self governance at U.Va.
September 5, 2021 | The Cavalier Daily
An overview of Honor Committee, University Judiciary Committee, Student Council and Class Councils

Lauren Kim and Andy Chambers to serve as UJC and Honor chair for 2021-22
April 20, 2021 | The Cavalier Daily
Their priorities for next year include increasing outreach to the University community and recruiting more diverse officer pools

Former Honor Committee and University Judiciary Committee chairs reflect on term
April 15, 2021 | The Cavalier Daily
Ryan Keane and Gabby Cox note significant accomplishments and challenges faced

Robyn Hadley, Rhodes Scholar with history of helping students succeed, to lead Student Affairs
March 18, 2021 | UVA Today
Jim Ryan and Liz Magill today announced that Robyn S. Hadley, associate vice chancellor and dean for scholar programs at Washington University in St. Louis, will become UVA’s next vice president and chief student affairs officer

Student self-governance through ‘extraordinary’ COVID-19 semesters
March 12, 2021 | The Cavalier Daily
As much emphasis has been placed on student self-governance the past two semesters, it is important to dive deeper into its history and context

UJC Public Statement: In light of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases
February 24, 2021 | University Judiciary Committee
A public statement released by the UJC in response to current events

UVA’s judicial committee will be plenty busy with COVID-19 hearings this semester
February 22, 2021 | NBC 12 (WVIR-TV)
Five fraternities at the University of Virginia will now have to go through the school’s judicial review process after reports of COVID-19 violations

U.Va. confirms COVID-19 violations are being brought against five fraternities
February 20, 2021 | The Cavalier Daily
Photo evidence shows breach of public health guidelines by Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority

UVA Judiciary Committee details fall semester COVID-19 punishments
January 11, 2021 | NBC 29 (WVIR-TV)
The UJC is revealing how many students faced penalties in the COVID-19 affected fall semester, and what those punishments were

UJC, Honor chairs pleased with transition to online procedures, caseload adjustments
January 8, 2021 | The Cavalier Daily
Each committee plans to continue with the same virtual format next semester


University Judiciary Committee retools to prepare for heightened caseload
October 6, 2020 | The Cavalier Daily
New virtual process uses Zoom and Microsoft Teams to handle cases in the event an accused student elects not to attend trial in-person

Black student activists call for Honor and UJC to ‘recommit to efforts of diversity and inclusion’, address how BIPOC students have been ‘disproportionately affected’
July 11, 2020 | The Cavalier Daily
Honor and UJC plan to implement several initiatives in the fall to address racial bias, limited membership diversity

UJC Public Statement: A Message Regarding Our Commitment to the University Community
June 26, 2020 | University Judiciary Committee
A public statement released by the UJC in response to current events

University Judiciary Committee holds virtual elections for voting members
May 9, 2020 | The Cavalier Daily
Third-year Batten student Gabby Cox will succeed Shannon Cason as UJC Chair

Honor, UJC to suspend all cases while in-person classes are canceled
March 17, 2020 | The Cavalier Daily
The committees have also postponed elections for executive board positions

EDITORIAL: The University and Fraternity Panel is a step in the right direction
March 5, 2020 | The Cavalier Daily
There needs to be a system that holds IFC fraternities accountable to the University community

UJC recaps UBE results and hears from Assistant Vice President Marsh Pattie
March 2, 2020 | The Cavalier Daily
Pattie discussed the development of UJC throughout the past 20 years

UJC introduces University and Fraternity Panel at general body meeting
February 13, 2020 | The Cavalier Daily
The panel will adjudicate in cases where both a CIO and fraternity are alleged to have violated the standards of conduct


UJC semester in review
December 4, 2019 | The Cavalier Daily
Chair Shannon Cason sat down with The Cavalier Daily to talk about Fall 2019 and plans for next semester

Interim Chief of U.Va. Police Tim Longo speaks at UJC meeting
October 30, 2019 | The Cavalier Daily
Longo focused on building relationships between UPD and students

UJC looks to strengthen relationship with ODOS to provide resources to students
October 14, 2019 | The Cavalier Daily
The Committee heard from Shelby Gibson on the continual growth of the relationship between the two organizations

Inside the system: How UJC and Honor support pools operate to reach University students
April 11, 2019 | The Cavalier Daily
Incoming UJC and Honor chairs address committee outreach, education efforts and common misconceptions

Outgoing Honor, UJC chairs reflect on time in office, speak on hopes for future administrations
April 3, 2019 | The Cavalier Daily
The University’s Honor and Judiciary Committees transitioned to a new administration April 1

POWERS: Students should support proposed UJC referenda
February 4, 2019 | The Cavalier Daily
Proposed UJC constitutional amendments demonstrate progress and fit within the UJC’s dedication to student’s rights



UJC Chair cites reformed application process, internal demographics survey as highlights of semester
December 6, 2018 | The Cavalier Daily
Chaired by fourth-year Engineering student Kevin Warshaw, the University Judiciary Committee undertook several initiatives during its Fall 2018 term in hopes of making the system more fair and inclusive. The initiatives included revisions of its application format, enforcing mandatory bias and Green Dot training, creating a Diversity and Engagement Committee and releasing the results of its internal demographic survey.

UJC Members take implicit association test to recognize potential biases in disciplinary action
November 12, 2018 | The Cavalier Daily
During its general body meeting Sunday night, the University Judiciary Committee gathered to discuss the importance of recognizing implicit biases when investigating and trying potential violations of the University’s Standards of Conduct — which address behavior such as the damage of or unlawful entry onto University property, disorderly conduct on University property or the violation of state or federal laws.

First Year Judiciary Committee appointees hope to make sanctions more rehabilitative
November 2, 2018 | The Cavalier Daily
The 2018-19 University Judiciary Committee appointed 12 new members to the First Year Judiciary Committee last month after reforming its application process to no longer require applicants to take a preliminary multiple choice and short answer exam to become a member.

UPD chief defends law enforcement response to Aug. 11 and 12 anniversary at UJC meeting
October 30, 2018 | The Cavalier Daily
During the University Judiciary Committee general body meeting Sunday night, University Police Department Chief Tommye Sutton defended the strong law enforcement presence during this year’s anniversary weekend marking one year since the white supremacist rallies of Aug. 11 and 12, 2017. Sutton said that law enforcement’s previous failure to prevent violence at the 2017 rallies was paramount to this year’s preparations in terms of reducing conflict among demonstrators.

UJC selects new members after eliminating exam component of application process
October 18, 2018 | The Cavalier Daily
Starting this year, the University Judiciary Committee no longer required applicants to take a preliminary multiple choice and short answer exam to become a member. UJC announced this summer that it would be reforming its application process so that students could apply for appointed positions.

UJC hears from Office of the Dean of Students case manager on working with students
September 17, 2018 | The Cavalier Daily
The University Judiciary Committee invited Case Manager Shelby Gibson to talk at its General Body meeting about how to work with students accused of a standard violation.

UJC announces plan to analyze and publish Historical Documents
September 10, 2018 | The Cavalier Daily
The University Judiciary Committee has undertaken a project to examine and analyze important historical documents relating to the judiciary committee’s past.

UJC advisor addresses committee’s role in student self governance
February 2, 2018 | The Cavalier Daily
Marsh Pattie, assistant vice president of student affairs, spoke to the University Judiciary Committee Sunday evening. Pattie was a former member of UJC and was given the responsibility of advising the group this year.

UJC proposes constitutional amendments to modernize language, refine statue of limitations
January 29, 2018 | The Cavalier Daily
Seventeen representatives of the University Judiciary Committee approved amendments to its constitution, including proposals to modernize language and refine the statute of limitations for resubmission of complaints Sunday evening. The amendments will appear on the ballot of the upcoming University-wide election as referenda and will be voted on Feb. 26 through March 1.

UJC prepares for upcoming University-wide election
January 21, 2018 | The Cavalier Daily
The University Judiciary Committee hosted University Board of Elections chair and fourth-year College student Alex Smith-Scales in preparation for the upcoming spring general election during their first meeting of the semester Sunday evening.


New Executives Take Over
April 3, 2017 | The Cavalier Daily
The University Judiciary Committee officially welcomed its new executive members and heard remarks from graduating executive members in an official change to new leadership on Sunday.

Peter Bautz elected UJC chair
March 20, 2017 | The Cavalier Daily
Yesterday, the University Judiciary Committee elected its next Chair and Vice Chairs. The incoming voting members discussed future goals for the University Judiciary Committee.

UJC discusses referenda results, proposed bylaws changes
February 27, 2017 | The Cavalier Daily
The University Judiciary Committee met for the first time Sunday following the elections to discuss proposed bylaws changes and election results.

Four UJC referenda aimed at clarifying ambiguities, language in constitution pass
February 23, 2017 | The Cavalier Daily
All University Judiciary Committee referenda up for consideration in this year’s University elections passed. In addition, a new set of Representatives were elected.

UJC discusses referenda, widening sanctions
February 20, 2017 | The Cavalier Daily
The University Judiciary Committee met Sunday to discuss initiatives to widen possible sanctions and impending referenda.

Four University Judiciary Committee referenda to appear on the ballot
February 16, 2017 | The Cavalier Daily
Students will have the opportunity in the upcoming University-wide elections to vote on four amendments proposed by the University Judiciary Committee. Proposed amendments seek to update language, clarify ambiguities in UJC constitution.


UJC may expand definition of bias-motivated violations
November 13, 2016 | The Cavalier Daily
The University Judiciary Committee may have several constitutional amendments on the ballot in the next University election.

First Year Judiciary Committee elects Chair, Vice Chair
October 31, 2016 | The Cavalier Daily
First-year College students Sam Powers and Emma Westerhof, the newly selected chair and vice chair of the First Year Judiciary Committee, will begin their duties next week, as the First Year Judiciary Committee begins its first round of trials.

UJC Awareness Week works to engage U.Va. community
October 27, 2016 | The Cavalier Daily
With a theme of “Hold Yourself to a Higher Standard” (a play on the 12 Standards of Conduct), the UJC’s Awareness Week helped students understand that the UJC is a resource for the University community.

UJC invites dean to discuss hazing
October 23, 2016 | The Cavalier Daily
At it’s most recent general body meeting, the UJC discussed hazing at the University and the upcoming UJC Awareness Week.

UJC prepares for upcoming outreach events
October 9, 2016 | The Cavalier Daily
The University Judiciary Committee discussed UJC Awareness Week during their meeting on Sunday. Additionally, the Committee covered the role that each support officer is to play in trial.

UJC welcomes 42 new members in general body meeting
September 25, 2016 | The Cavalier Daily
In general body this week, the University Judiciary Committee welcomed 42 new members.

UJC reflects on dark beginnings in bi-weekly meeting
September 11, 2016 | The Cavalier Daily
The University Judiciary Committee reflected on the history surrounding the formation of the Committee in their latest general body meeting.

UJC holds first general body meeting of the year
August 28, 2016 | The Cavalier Daily
The University Judiciary Committee had its first general body meeting for the 2016-2017 academic year Sunday.