Judicial Affairs Seeks Justices

The Judicial Affairs Office is seeking faculty, staff and students to serve as Judicial Review Board or College Hearing Panel members in judicial cases pertaining to violations of the College’s Code of Student Conduct for the 2011-12 academic year. 

Applications are due no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9. Interviews will be scheduled following Spring Break. Nomination, application and recommendation forms are available on the Judicial Affairs website at www.cortland.edu/judaffairs at the leadership opportunities link or in the Judicial Affairs Office, Corey Union, Room 409-B.

The campus judicial system depends on the dedication and volunteer service of its justices. 

As justices, members of the panel listen to respondent and witness testimonies, review evidence provided to the hearing board and ultimately decide whether or not a student is in violation of school policy. Justices hear cases dealing with all aspects of the Code of Student Conduct, from alcohol and drug policy to physical assault. If a student is found in violation, the justices decide what educational sanctions will be imposed to ensure the safety of the campus community.

A typical commitment includes initial training each fall and serving on three-to-four hearings per semester. Students are required to attend monthly training sessions and they may earn one credit hour per semester. Faculty and staff members who wish to nominate colleagues or students are encouraged to do so.

For more information, contact Michael Pitaro by e-mail or at (607) 753-4725.