Judicial Affairs FAQs

  • What is Judicial Affairs?

    The Judicial Affairs office handles alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct under the auspices of the Dean of Students office.

  • What is a Judicial Officer?

    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.

  • What is a charge letter?

    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.

  • What are my rights as a student?

    Students are afforded numerous rights and responsibilities outlined in the Statement of Student Rights

  • What happens if I receive a notice of complaint? What should I do?
    You should contact the Judicial Officer listed on your complaint by calling 885-6757 and requesting an appointment, or contact the ASUI Student Defender at 885-4764.

    Failure to respond to a complaint will result in the student being summoned to appear before the University Judicial Council to present their case.

  • What can I expect at my meeting with the Judicial Officer?

    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.

  • Do I have to enter into an Agreed Settlement?

    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.

  • What happens if I ignore the complaint I have received?
    You will receive a summons to appear before the University Judicial Council for a hearing. If you fail to attend the hearing, you can be found responsible for the alleged violation in your absence, once sufficient evidence has been presented to the University Judicial Council. This is set forth in the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Is this going on my academic record?
    Generally, no. However, in cases of academic dishonesty that may lead to suspension or expulsion, a notation maybe made on your academic record.

    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.
  • Are you going to call my parents?

    No, not unless you authorize communication between the University Of Idaho and your parents in writing.

  • What are my rights of appeal?

    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

  • What happens if I have an Alcohol Violation?
    If you receive a citation from Moscow Police on the campus of the University of Idaho or at a campus sponsored event you will receive a charge letter and notice of complaint. This is also the case if you are cited on an incident report in a living group.

    Response to alcohol violations are governed by the schedule set forth in the Student Code of Conduct.