The Student Conduct Office is seeking new faculty, staff and student justices for the 2013-14 academic year.
As voluntary justices, members of the panel sit in on student hearings regarding alleged violations of the College’s Code of Student Conduct. Justices review evidence, listen to testimony and ultimately decide whether a student has broken a policy. If the panel finds the student in violation of a policy, the justices decide the educational sanctions to be imposed.
“It’s just a way that I can give back to the college community,” said Kate Polasek, associate professor of kinesiology. “It’s meaningful service to me. I hope the work that I do as a faculty justice will empower students to make smarter decisions.”
Initial training begins each fall and justices serve three to four hearings throughout the semester. Students commit to attend mandatory monthly training sessions and may earn one academic credit per semester serving as a justice.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate colleagues or students to become a justice. The nomination, application and recommendation forms are available on the Student Conduct website at cortland.edu/student-conduct by clicking on the leadership opportunities link. Forms also are available in the Student Conduct Office, Corey Union, Room 409-B.
Applications are due Wednesday, March 6. Interviews will be scheduled after the College’s spring break. For more information, contact Amanda Anderson by email or at 607-753-4725.