Judicial Affairs FAQs
The Judicial Affairs office handles alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct under the auspices of the Dean of Students office.
A Judicial Officer is the liaison between the Dean of Student’s Office and students who allegedly violate the Student Code of Conduct. Judicial Officers investigate cases, send out charge letters, and meet with students to resolve cases. Additionally, Judicial Officers may represent the interests of the Dean of Students office in cases which appear before the University Judicial Council. In that respect they act much like a prosecutor in a legal proceeding. They are prevented from giving legal advice.
A charge letter or notice of complaint is a document which outlines to the student the alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Included in the letter is information relating to the procedure. Students may resolve complaints in a number of ways including coming in to see the Judicial Officer or making an appointment to discuss their case with the ASUI Student Defender.
Students are afforded numerous rights and responsibilities outlined in the Statement of Student Rights
Failure to respond to a complaint will result in the student being summoned to appear before the University Judicial Council to present their case.
You can expect to be advised of your rights as a student, the nature of the charges against you and possible sanctions. The goal of the meeting is to resolve the case; therefore you may tell your side of the story if you choose to do so. Often a Judicial Officer will offer an Agreed Settlement. An Agreed Settlement is an agreement with the student in which the student admits responsibility for the alleged violation and agrees to the sanctions imposed upon them. The Judicial Officer will discuss with you your options at the meeting.
No you do not have to enter into an Agreed Settlement. You may also contact the ASUI Student Defender to discuss your case or proceed to a hearing before the University Judicial Council to resolve your case.
It is important to remember that judicial records are a part of the students’ educational record and can be a factor in background checks and in some graduate school admissions procedures.
No, not unless you authorize communication between the University Of Idaho and your parents in writing.
You have the right to appeal a University Judicial Council decision, but you do not have the right to appeal an Agreed Settlement. An Agreed Settlement by its very nature is something that the student may negotiate about and agrees to; therefore, there is no right of appeal. Refer to the Student Code of Conduct for more information regarding appeals
Response to alcohol violations are governed by the schedule set forth in the Student Code of Conduct.