B. Judicial and Disciplinary Bodies
B. JUDICIAL AND DISCIPLINARY BODIES. The system consists of the following: living-group disciplinary bodies, University Judicial Council (UJC), Faculty Council, president, and regents.
- Composition. Each living-group has a disciplinary body, the composition of which is to be determined by the group.
- Jurisdiction. Each living-group disciplinary body has jurisdiction only over those violations that are primarily internal in cause and effect. If the offense also violates the Student Code of Conduct, the living-group must communicate with the ASUI student defender and the judicial officer in the Dean of Students office before taking jurisdiction. Determination of jurisdiction is decided by mutual agreement of the ASUI student defender, the judicial officer, and the complaining party. If the ASUI student defender, the judicial officer, and the complaining party fail to agree unanimously on the proper hearing body, the matter is referred to UJC, which decides the case on the merits. However, the living-group disciplinary body at all times has the right to decline to hear the case brought before it, in which instance the matter is referred to UJC, who will hear the case on the merits. If a living-group disciplinary body proceeds without jurisdiction, its proceedings, findings and sentence are void and are no bar to a new trial.
- Range of Sanctions. The living-group disciplinary body may order any sanction it deems just, so long as it is consistent with those stated in articles B and XI of the Student Code of Conduct and in the Statement of Student Rights.
- Composition. UJC is broadly representative of the academic community. The council consists of eleven members (five faculty members and six students). The student members, one of whom must be a graduate student, are appointed by the ASUI president with the advice and consent of the ASUI senate. The faculty members are appointed by the Faculty Council. The term of office is one year with the privilege of reappointment.
- Quorum. Five members, at least two of which must be students, constitute a quorum and a majority of those present shall decide a case. In case UJC is unable to convene a quorum as defined above, the ASUI president or the chair of the Faculty Council may appoint persons to fill the designated student or faculty positions on a temporary basis.
- UJC has original jurisdiction in the following instances: (a) Any violation of the Student Code of Conduct that may not be appropriately handled within the living-group disciplinary body. [See B-1-b.]
- Any violation of ASUI rules and regulations not specifically designated to be heard elsewhere.
- Any matter that a living-group disciplinary body declines to hear. [See B-1-b.]
- UJC has appellate jurisdiction over decisions of living-group disciplinary bodies and decisions of the ASUI Judicial Council. (The ASUI Judicial Council is an internal council of the ASUI. Please refer to ASUI governing policies for further information.)
- Range of Sanctions. The UJC has the full range of sanctions set forth in the Student Code of Conduct.
The Faculty Council has appellate jurisdiction over all student disciplinary proceedings and must comply with section IV, paragraph 11, item (d), of the Statement of Student Rights. [See 2450.]
The president has appellate jurisdiction over the Faculty Council.