Certain incidents and/or disagreements can be resolved through the process of mediation. Merriam-Webster Online defines mediation as an intervention between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement, or compromise. When deemed appropriate by the Office of Student Conduct, a case may be assigned to a University staff member who is specially trained to attempt to resolve the matter using mediation. All persons directly impacted by the case must agree to participate in the process. If a mediated agreement is reached by the parties involved, the case is considered to be resolved and the expectation is that all parties will meet their specified responsibilities. If the mediation process fails, the case will be referred back to the Assistant Dean of Students for adjudication. 

Judicial Board 

Applications are now being accepted for the spring 2024 semester - Due Friday, May 7th, 2024, by 5 p.m. 

A panel of peer students who hear cases and determine outcomes, including sanctions, of alleged violations of the Statement of Student Rights and Code of Student Conduct, as authorized by the Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct. The Board is a branch of Student Government and its members are trained by the OSC. All University Judicial Board (AUJB) members serve an extremely important leadership role for the University and they understand the importance of confidentiality related to all judicial matters. 

We are specifically looking for applicants who are educationally oriented, honest, and fair-minded. Students who become involved in the judicial process through an alleged violation of the Code of Student Conduct can decide to have their hearing in front of their peers on the AUJB. The Board then hears the case and assigns sanctions if necessary. The only appeal beyond the AUJB is the Dean of Students. Please note that students cannot serve on the AUJB and in another position with Student Government at the same time. Students who have had a past disciplinary issue are allowed to serve on the AUJB as long as they are "in good standing" (not on Probation). The link to the application is below. 

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