The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (“OSRR”) administers the Student Conduct Process (Student Code of Conduct or Code). The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities fosters student growth by promoting students’ awareness and understanding of their rights and responsibilities as community members. It addresses student conduct and creates developmental learning opportunities in an effort to engage students in ethical decision-making. Any questions regarding the student conduct process should be directed to the Director of OSRR, Gary Brown.
The Student Judicial Board is composed of twenty-two members, known as judges. These judges are appointed by the President of the Student Government Association for a term of one year with the consent of the Student Legislature (also known as the Student Congress). The remaining eleven judges are appointed by the Department of Residential Life for a term of one year.
The Student Judicial Board has the authority to hear, try and decide cases involving student conduct as determined by the OSRR. The Board shall not have the authority to hear cases which may result in suspension or expulsion.
When a student is charged with violating a provision of the Code, the Director of OSRR, or his/her designee, may refer the case to the Student Judicial Board.
Chief Justice of the Student Judicial Board and the Student Attorney General are students appointed by the sitting Student Government Association President. These students work with the Office of Student Rights in coordinating the Student Judicial Board.
The Chief Justice primarily, presides over student judicial board hearings and works hand-in-hand with Associate Justices to ensure that procedural requirements outlined in the Student Code of Conduct are met.Attorney General
The Student Attorney General works alongside the Office of Student Rights in investigating and presenting cases to the Student Judicial Board. This student has the right to call and question any witnesses that are a part of the Student Judicial Board Hearings process. The Student Attorney General also works in providing leadership of the overall Student Judicial Board in the area of programming to the campus community.