Who We Are
The Executive Committee consists of five Voting Members (the Chair, Vice Chair for Trials, Vice Chair for Sanctions, Vice Chair for First Years, and Vice Chair for Graduate Students), as well as seven non-voting members: two Senior Counselors, the Senior Investigator, the Senior Educator, the Senior Data Manager, the FYJC Chair, and the FYJC Vice Chair. The Executive Committee oversees all operations of the UJC and reviews all complaints as they are submitted.
The UJC 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 UJC trials and are responsible for Committee policy and procedure.
To ensure the fair and thorough investigation an adjudication of the alleged student misconduct, and to promote a greater awareness of the committee procedures and the University’s Standards of Conduct, the UJC selects students to serve as UJC Support Officers. There are three support officer positions: Counselor, Investigator, and Educator.
One or more Counselors are assigned to both the Complainant and the Accused parties in each case, and it is the duty of the Counselor to give their party a better understanding of the judicial process and to represent their party during a trial. Counselors are well-versed in UJC policy and trial procedure.
Education is a high priority of the Judiciary Committee. Students who are selected to be Educators lead the Committee’s educational efforts to the University community. In addition, Educators also work with guilty students sanctioned by the Judiciary Committee to obtain feedback regarding their experience with the judicial system.
One of the Investigator’s duties is to question all parties involved in a case and collect from them the relevant facts. These facts are compiled in a written report and presented at the time of the trial to a panel of judges so that they may acquaint themselves with the substance of the case.
First Year Judiciary Committee
An autonomous subcommittee of the UJC, the First Year Judiciary Committee (FYJC) hears all cases of alleged offenses by first year students in the first year living areas. Its procedures and jurisdiction closely mirror that of its parent body, the UJC.
The FYJC consists of twelve FYJC Representatives chosen from among the first year class. The committee is an excellent way for first year students to become involved in the University community, to take an active role in the judicial system, and to experience student self-governance first-hand.