Full Time Hearing Officer
- A full time administrator employed by James Madison University.
Graduate Student Hearing Officer
- A graduate student employed by James Madison University.
Student Judicial Coordinator (SJC)
- The student judicial coordinator(s) shall be selected by the executive council of the Student Government Association and the Office of Judicial Affairs.
- Applicants for this position must have and maintain a 2.25 GPA and have no current judicial record.
- Duties of the student judicial coordinator(s) include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Handling administrative hearing responsibilities of judicial violations.
- Assisting in selection and training of the student members of the Judicial Council & future student judicial coordinators.
- Serving as an active member of the Office of Judicial Affairs.
The role of the University Judicial Council is to act as the original hearing body for cases in which a student is charged with a violation of a policy classified as “major” or “minor” under the university’s judicial procedures (see violation type definitions). The council also acts as the original hearing body for “flexible” violations when so designated by the Office of Judicial Affairs.
- The council shall have at least 50 members. Of the members, some shall be faculty and staff members, none of whom shall hold an administrative position higher than head of a department or academic unit. The other members shall be students selected by the Office of Judicial Affairs from the student body, exclusive of student government executive officers. The Office of Judicial Affairs may appoint additional members as needed. The council shall have some members that serve as Chairs and/or University Hearing Officers.
- Appointment to the council shall be on an annual basis. Reappointment shall be made with consideration to the need for continuity while maintaining a system of orderly rotation.
The Office of Judicial Affairs is responsible for the training of the University Judicial Council.
The university hearing officer shall be a faculty or staff member appointed by the Office of Judicial Affairs for appropriate cases.
- The university hearing officer shall be empowered to hear cases involving major or minor violations under the following circumstances:
- Rejections of Administrative Option hearings occurring the last two weeks of any regular semester or summer school session.
- Interim suspension cases involving emergency situations.
- Judicial decisions made by the university hearing officer regarding emergency situations (interim suspensions) may be appealed to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and University Planning.
- Judicial decisions made by the university hearing officer during the last two weeks of the semester may be appealed to a second university hearing officer.