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Student Conduct Office Recruiting Justices

The Student Conduct Office is seeking new faculty, staff and student justices for the 2015-16 academic year, and the deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 11.

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 what educational sanctions to be imposed.

 “Our faculty justices are rewarded by moving students toward being responsible, civic minded citizens and others enjoy serving as a justice because it gives them a sense of what was happening on campus and things our students were doing,” said Michael S. Pitaro, associate director of Student Conduct.

“All of our justices, whether they are students, faculty or staff members, strive to uphold our community standards and help students learn from their mistakes and how their actions impact those around them,” he said. 

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 credit per semester serving as a justice. 

Both faculty and staff members are encouraged to apply to become justices. The application and recommendation forms are available on the Student Conduct website at www.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 by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11. Interviews will be scheduled after the College’s Spring Break. For more information, contact Pitaro by email or at 607-753-4725.