Role of the University Judiciary
Established in 1968, the University Judiciary (UJ) is the campus organization charged with promoting a climate of integrity at the University of Georgia by conducting formal hearings for students alleged to have violated conduct regulations. Additionally, the group seeks to proactively educate the University community to help students understand the expectations that the University has for appropriate and responsible behavior. In this manner, the University Judiciary assists in fulfilling the overall objectives of the Office of Student Conduct. The mission statement of the University Judiciary reflects this role:
We, the University of Georgia Judiciary, seek to foster respect within the University Community through adherence to the Code of Conduct, by utilizing proactive education and a fundamentally fair judicial process.
University Judiciary and the Formal Hearing Process
Members of the University Judiciary serve as Justices or as Advisors/Advocates.
Justices sit on formal hearing panels and determine whether or not a student is in violation of the Code of Conduct based on the presentation of evidence and witnesses. If the student is found in violation of the Code of Conduct, the hearing panel determines and assigns sanctions appropriate for the violation.
Advisors assist the student alleged to have violated the Code of Conduct in preparing and presenting evidence and witnesses. The advisor does not serve as a representative of the student and may not speak on the student’s behalf. Instead, the advisor assists the student in their preparation prior to the hearing, educates the student on the formal hearing process, and consults with the student during the hearing.
Advocates represent the University’s interests in a hearing. They present information to demonstrate why it is believed that the student violated the Code of Conduct. The advocate consults with conduct officers, contacts potential witnesses to request their participation in the hearing, presents documentary evidence, and asks questions of the student and witnesses during the formal hearing.
Judiciary Outreach Team
The University Judiciary presents educational programs related to the University conduct process, the Code of Conduct, and the function of UJ. Presentations are tailored to the needs of the requesting organization or group. The University Judiciary has partnered with residence halls, Greek organizations, registered student organizations, peer advisory groups, student leaders, and many others to provide proactive education in the form of presentations, training sessions, or interactive offerings. Program topics include Ethical Decision-Making, Community Expectations, Communication and Conflict Resolution, Risks of Alcohol or Other Drug Use, 101 Things to Do in Athens, and Responsible Computer Use.
Visit the University Judiciary Outreach webpage for more information and to request a program.
University Judiciary and Parking Appeals
Members of the University Judiciary review parking citation appeals on behalf of Parking Services. All appeals must be formally accepted within ten (10) calendar days of the citation issue date. Parking appeals do not involve a hearing, therefore, any evidence or documentation must be submitted with the appeal. Notification of appeal decisions are sent via mail or email, and may also be viewed via your Parking Services Account. Note: immobilizations and towing fines will not be considered for appeal.
To file an appeal electronically, log in to your Parking Services Account using your MyID and password. Select the "Citations" link and then the "Appeal Citations" link. Complete the form, paying particular attention to the directions provided.
To file an appeal via mail or fax, complete the Citation Appeal Form and mail or fax to:
Office of Student Conduct | The University of Georgia | 247 Memorial Hall | Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-1131 | Fax: (706) 542-8817