The Student Conduct Office annually offers leadership opportunities for both students and faculty/staff.
Students are encouraged to participate as student justices, serving on either the Student Conduct Board (SCB) or the College Hearing Panel(CHP). Student justices will listen to and review evidence on cases presented to the hearing board, decide on whether or not a student is in violation, and impose any sanctions if necessary. In addition to the experience, students also receive one credit for their participation.
Eligibility requirements, for students, include having and maintaining minimally a 2.5 GPA, and status as a full-time student in good standing who has completed two semesters at SUNY Cortland before serving as a justice.
Student Conduct also seeks participation from faculty and staff. Faculty and staff are needed to serve as justices on both SCB and CHP. This provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to positively interact with student justices and also have a role in educating students outside the classroom.
See what some of our student justices have to say in our promotional video (2010). [Note: The Student Conduct Office was formerly named the Judicial Affairs Office.]
To view the video, click here.
Applications are solicited in the fall for the following academic year. The selection process takes place in April for the spring semester. Following are PDF links for the Student Justice Application, Faculty/Staff Justice Application, Nomination Form and/or Recommendation Form as needed. Completed applications and forms may be mailed to or dropped off at Student Conduct, Corey Union, Room 409-B. (Two completed recommendation forms are required for student applications.) The application deadline for fall 2015 semester has been extended to March 11, 2015.