Something Bigger Than Myself

University Judiciary member Daniel Bettis in suit and tie in front of the Herty Field fountain

I stumbled upon UJ at my summer orientation fair my freshman year. I knew I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself, and I knew that I wanted to join an organization that would provide support to the university community and also help my professional development.

University Judiciary has been the single most important organization for my development as a UGA student. Over the past three years, I have improved my listening, writing, and analytical skills. I have gained empathy for students who are struggling with serious issues with mental health, addiction, and anger management, and I like to think my work in the conduct process has improved their personal and professional lives by holding them accountable for their actions, while offering support for necessary growth and development outside of the classroom.

We are a unique organization rooted deeply in the pillars of the arch—wisdom, justice, and moderation. While we may not be the most sensationalized organization, what we do has a profound impact on the climate of integrity that we are privileged to experience as students at this university. We have a commitment to our students, faculty, and alumni to uphold the value of a degree from this institution, but we have to balance our commitments with candor and fairness to each and every student going through the conduct process.

Among my responsibilities as a justice, I serve as UJ’s Director of Case Administration for Justices. I have the opportunity to plan and execute procedure and education for our justices, and make sure that they are all best informed in preparation for complex student hearings. Serving as a council member has provided me with comradery, a sense of belonging, and an advanced ability to think critically and quickly. I have never had the privilege to work with so many intelligent, educated, professional, and diverse opinions, and the relationships I have made with fellow UJ members are ones I will carry for life.

Outside the hearing room, Judiciary works to be an inclusive body for all students. Through various public affairs events, we offer education and resources, so students can find productive opportunities to have a fun time without violating the Code of Conduct. I am particularly fond of our spring event “101 Things to Do in Athens without Drugs or Alcohol.” Our members love to see students flourish in ways that will prevent them from ever making contact with our office.  Through my involvement, I have seen many students realign their values to set themselves up for success.

-- Daniel Bettis

University Judiciary

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 conduct process.

Outreach

Click here to submit a request for a University Judiciary outreach program.

Contact Information

judiciary@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

University Judiciary Application

Applications for the 2018-2019 Provisional Class have now closed. Please check back in Fall 2019 for the 2019-2020 Provisional Class application.

University Judiciary

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 conduct process.

Outreach

Click here to submit a request for a University Judiciary outreach program.

Contact Information

judiciary@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

Newsletters

University Judiciary works hard throughout the year to positively impact campus, provide learning opportunities for students, and engage with our community. Please click the links below to access our newsletters and see what we have been up to!

Spring 2016

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Holds

A hold may be placed on a student's record for the following reasons:

Note: If a hold is placed on a student's record, the student will receive notification from the Office of Student Conduct about the hold, it's implications, and what steps they need to take to have the hold removed.

Failure to Schedule or Attend a Meeting

Once an incident is reported and reviewed by the Office of Student Conduct, an emailed Notice of Allegation will be sent informing the student of the alleged violations of the Code of Conduct. The student has five (5) business days from the date of the email to schedule an initial meeting to learn about his/her rights and responsibilities, review the contents of the report, and to discuss the incident, if they choose. Failure to schedule and/or attend the scheduled meeting will result in a hold being placed on the student's record until he/she attends the meeting.

Failure to Complete Sanctions by an Assigned Deadline

After a student accepts responsibility for any alleged violation and agrees to sanctions, or is found responsible for the alleged violations of the Code of Conduct and is assigned sanctions after a formal hearing, failure to complete the sanctions by the deadline will result in a hold being placed on a student's account.

Interim Suspension

If a student has been placed on interim suspension, a hold will be placed on the student's record that will prevent a student from registering for or withdrawing from classes.

Suspension

When a student is suspended from the university, a hold is placed on the student's record which prevents a student from registering for classes. If a student is suspended, they will be withdrawn from any current classes by the Registrar, effective as of the date of the suspension. The hold will not be removed until the suspension timeline has run and a follow up meeting with the student's administrative officer has occurred.

Expulsion

If a student is expelled from the university, a permanent hold will be placed on the student's record.

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Learning Outcomes

The Offfice of Student Conduct has developed three learning outcomes for students participating in the conduct process.  It is our mission to enhance the learning environment for all members of the University of Georgia community, and we do this through a process that utilizes educational sanctions. We recognize that a student isn't defined by one bad night, or a bad semester; rather, often times it is how a person moves on from an adverse situation that shows their character. By adopting these learning outcomes, we have aimed to focus our process on educating students and helping them develop life long skills in these three areas.

  1. Integrity: Holding oneself accountable to personally established convictions.  We hope that students will use the conduct process as an opportunity to reflect upon and determine their core values and convictions. By interacting with the conduct process, students will be encouraged to become aware of their convictions, examine their convictions critically, consider the congruency of their behavior with their convictions, and hold themselves accountable to their convictions even when consequences are unpleasant. 
  2. Resiliency: Transforming adversity into opportunity for growth.  A violation of the Code of Conduct is an adverse event in a student's college experience and should be framed as a learning experience. By interacting with the conduct process, students will be encouraged to move through adversity, build new skills to overcome adversity, establish a higher functioning norm after adversity, and approach adversity as an opportunity for growth. 
  3. Social Responsibility: Acting in regards to the interdependence of all members and aspects of a community. Students have social responsibilities in the University of Georgia community, the Athens-Clarke County community, and beyond.  By interacting with the conduct process, students will be encouraged to consider how they interact with their communities, how others interact, and how they can engage as ethical, committed community members.

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Submit a Potential Conduct Violation

Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu. 

Submit a Potential Violation

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

General Information

Through the student conduct process, it is our aim to help students understand the impact of their behavior on the global community and to assist them with making future decisions that lead to personal and professional success.

Our process begins when we receive a complaint. An administrative officer will review a complaint, and if they determine there is enough information to allege that a violation of the Code of Conduct may have occurred, then they will send a student a Notice of Allegation. The Notice of Allegation will list out any conduct regulations that a student is alleged to have violated and will explain to the student how to schedule a meeting with their administrative officer. Students have five (5) business days to schedule an apppointment; if they fail to schedule an appointment, a hold will be placed on their account.

Initial Meeting

During the meeting, the administrative officer will review the alleged violations with the student or organization and ensure that the student or organization has been advised as outlined in the section above. Resolutions of the University’s conduct process neither establish nor are based upon precedent.  Further, matters of local, state or federal law are independent of the conduct process. The administrative officer has discretion to dismiss any alleged violation following the meeting with the student or organization if the conduct officer determines that the reported conduct would not be a violation of the University’s conduct regulations.  Once the administrative officer has determined the alleged violations to be resolved through the conduct process, there are two available options from which the student or organization can choose:  (1) informal resolution, or (2) formal resolution (investigation and hearing).

Informal Resolution

If the student or organization agrees that the violation(s) of the conduct regulations cited occurred, they may decide to have the case resolved through the informal process.  A student or organization always has the right to refuse the informal process and proceed with a formal hearing.  Final resolution of the informal process must meet the following criteria: (1) the administrative officer handling the case and the student or organization agree that informal resolution is a reasonable option given the circumstances; (2) the student or organization must accept responsibility for the violation(s) of the specified conduct regulation(s); (3) the student or organization must agree with the sanctions resulting from the violation(s); (4) if applicable, the victim should agree with the sanctions issued for the violation(s) and may propose sanctions that are reasonable and in accordance with the Code of
Conduct. Cases that do not meet all four criteria for the informal resolution will be referred to formal resolution (investigation and hearing).

Formal Resolution

If the student or organization disputes that a violation of conduct regulations has taken place, rejects the informal resolution, or does not agree with the sanctions resulting from the informal resolution, the case shall be resolved through the formal resolution procedure, which includes an investigation and a hearing. University Judiciary, a registered student organization, facilitates the formal hearing process. For more detailed information about the formal resolution process, including information about investigations and hearings, please refer to the Code of Conduct.

Conduct Process Flow Chart

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

University Judiciary Alumni

Mr. William R. Bracewell and alumni Mr. Darren DeVore with former Executive Director Michael Thompson

Mr. William R. Bracewell and alumni Mr. Darren DeVore with former Executive Director Michael Thompson

50th Anniversary Celebration at the Jenny Penney Oliver University Judiciary Recognition & Induction Ceremony

In addition to the annual Jenny Penney Oliver University Judiciary Recognition & Induction Ceremony, University Judiciary invited alumni from across the globe to help celebrate the organization's 50 year anniversary. The event was held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Classic Center in Athens, GA. Our keynote speaker was Judge William M. Ray II. Other speakers included Mr. William R. Bracewell, former Director of the Office of Judicial Programs, and the Vice President for Student Affairs, Mr. Victor K. Wilson.

Alumni Panel

The 2017 Alumni Panel took place at the University of Georgia Athens Campus. The panelists included Ryan Marsh, John McKinley, Daniela Perry, Robert Watts, Marshall Chalmers, and Patricia Mote.  Members had the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the alumni’s experiences and how UJ has impacted their careers.  Additionally, members were able to have interpersonal conversations with the panelists during dinner. Hosting the event on the Athens campus provided an opportunity for the alumni panelists to tour our new hearing room and work space!

JPO Alumni Speakers

The 2017 JPO Alumni Speaker was Robert E. Gordon, Jr.  He is the Director of the Archway Partnership, a University of Georgia public service and outreach unit created to assist communities across the State of Georgia in addressing self-identified community and economic development priorities.  He previously served as the Economic Development Manager for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government where he led initiatives that included the Institute of Government’s Applied Demography Program, Tax and Expenditure Data Center, and Fiscal Analysis Program.  He also holds Faculty status in UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs where he regularly teaches graduate courses on public finance and economic development.

Prior to his appointment to the faculty of the University of Georgia, Rob practiced law for King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and then Troutman Sanders LLP in Richmond, Virginia.  Rob received his J.D. degree, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School and his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Georgia.

Other Ways to Get Involved!

  • Read our semesterly newsletter!
  • Encourage any current UGA students that you know who are interested in getting involved with our prestigious organization to consider applying for UJ. Applications will be available on our "Members" page starting in August 2016.
  • Donate to Our Legacy Endowment!

JPO Alumni Speakers

Click here to learn more about alumni who have been invited speakers at past JPO ceremonies.

University Judiciary

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 conduct process.

Outreach

Click here to submit a request for a University Judiciary outreach program.

Contact Information

judiciary@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

Sanctions

Cases resolved through the informal or formal process will likely have sanctions associated with the resolution. With the exception of minimum sanctions associated with alcohol or other drug violations, sanctions are determined on a case-by-case basis. Information regarding minimum sanctions for alcohol or other drug violations can be found in the Code of Conduct, as well as in the AOD Sanctioning Chart.

The informal resolution agreement or formal hearing decision form will indicate the assigned sanctions, along with specific requirements and any associated deadlines. Unless otherwise noted, verification of sanction completion should be submitted to the Office of Student Conduct in 247 Memorial Hall and be directed to the attention of the administrtive officer originally assigned to the case.

Please refer to the information below for important documents and resources regarding sanctions assigned through the conduct process:
 

AOD Sanctioning Chart

This chart outlines the mandatory minimums and typical sanctions for any violation of Regulation 4 of the Code of Conduct.

Career Center Consultation Form

Students assigned to complete the career-focused reflection should turn in a copy of this completed form.

Suspension Information

Please refer to this document for helpful information and pertinent contact information for departments on campus that you may need to contact as a result of a suspension from the University of Georgia.

Community Service

Students participating in community service as one of their assigned sanctions should click the link to the right to access an approved site list, log sheets, and the group reflection sign up.

Mentor Program

The Mentor Program matches students with a faculty or staff member who helps the student to clarify academic, career, and personal interests, to become more connected and engaged at UGA, to develop skills for addressing current and future challenges, and to develop a course of action for achieving his or her goals.

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Welcome to Student Conduct

Students walking on the MLC Quad

Mission

The Office of Student Conduct, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, seeks to enhance the learning environment for members of the University of Georgia community by inspiring students to engage meaningfully, grow intellectually, and build character. This mission is accomplished by:

  • Educating University of Georgia students and student organizations about their rights, responsibilities and expectations as members of a community.
  • Providing a fair and educational process for students and student organizations through which alleged violations of the University Code of Conduct are resolved.
  • Creating opportunities for student learning and development.
  • Offering outreach services to educate faculty, staff and other community partners about the role of our office and the Code of Conduct.
     

Philosophy

When incidents happen and UGA students are involved, our office works with students to provide both an educational opportunity for growth and reflection and to assist in holding students accountable. We ensure that students receive fair treatment throughout the process, and we work hard to educate students about their rights and responsibilities before an incident occurs through proactive education. We also strongly believe that the entire conduct process should be educational, so we spend time with students getting to know them, making sure that they understand all steps of our process, and speaking at length with them about the potential consequences of their behavior on themselves, students, and other UGA community members.

We use situational sanctions to both address student behavior, provide a fair outcome, and make sure that unique student needs and opportunities for growth are addressed through our process.  Students, faculty and staff who believe there has been a violation can contact the Office of Student Conduct to discuss options available for reporting incidents to the appropriate authorities. Office staff can speak to anyone who wishes to report a conduct violation and talk about the conduct process and their rights; staff members are also available for educational programs on a variety of related topics.

Students are what make the University of Georgia a great institution. Through the student conduct process, it is our aim to help students understand the impact of their behavior on the global community, and to assist them with making future decisions that lead to personal and professional success.

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

University Judiciary Program Request Form


University Judiciary

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 conduct process.

Outreach

Click here to submit a request for a University Judiciary outreach program.

Contact Information

judiciary@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

University Judiciary Outreach

The University Judiciary presents educational programs related to the University conduct process, the Code of Conduct, students' rights and responsibilities, 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. The following programs are tailored to meet the unique needs or interests of the requesting student group or orgranization, and a variety of program additions or modifications may be requested. Additional programs may be designed if the following programs do not meet a particular need or interest.

Follow University Judiciary on Facebook or Instagram to find out about upcoming events!

PROGRAM OFFERINGS
Ethical Decision-Making
Will explore personal and collective standards of behavior that guide choices in pursuit of a life lived with integrity.
  • Potential Program Additions or Modifications
    • Focus on individual or group decision making for student leaders
    • Focus on current and pending decisions facing participants with guided exercises to encourage value and decision symmetry
    • Panel of invited guests share their experiences with ethical decision-making
 
Community Expectations
Thriving communities foster respect and support personal growth and achievement.  Each community member is a vital component in creating and sustaining environments that honor both individuality and shared experiences.  At UGA, community expectations preserve the integrity of the learning environment.  This session focuses on the expectations set forth for responsible membership in the University community.
  • Potential Program Additions or Modifications
    • Review the UGA Code of Conduct in its entirety or focus on specific portions
    • Develop shared community standards for group
 
Communication and Conflict Resolution
Healthy community dwelling depends on effective communication and conflict resolution. This session provides participants with strategies to communicate with others in ways that minimize conflict escalation and optimize respectful resolution.
  • Potential Program Additions or Modifications
    • Examine a conflict previously or presently experienced by the group
    • Invite students to provide testimonials related to their previous conflict experiences
    • Panel of University staff members provide information about how their particular offices may assist in confliction resolution
 
Risks of Alcohol or Other Drug Use
This session provides an overview of risks associated with using alcohol or other drugs. Co-presented by staff from the Fontaine Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education, this session is designed to encourage participants to engage in low risk life choices. Participants will have an opportunity to discover low risk guidelines for healthy living.
  • Potential Program Additions or Modifications
    • Discuss results of online alcohol or other drug self-assessment and associated strategies or resources
    • UGA Police Department representatives discuss alcohol or other drugs from a law enforcement and community safety perspective
    • Students provide testimonials related to their alcohol or other drug use experiences
 
101 Things to Do in Athens
This session will focus on the social, music, cultural, volunteer, dining, and seasonal entertainment offerings available in the Athens-Clarke county community.  The purpose of the session is to highlight a variety of activities that do not involve the use of alcohol and/or other drugs.
  • Potential Program Additions or Modifications
    • Facilitate an outing to a selected activity or highlighted event
    • University and community offices and programs share information regarding upcoming activities of interest to the group
 
Responsible Computer Use
This session will focus on the responsibility to use computers in an ethical and legal way.  Responsible social media use, password protection, and copyright laws will be addressed. 
  • Potential Program Additions or Modifications
    • EITS staff share information about available support services and removing illegal software
    • Analysis of attendees' social media pages

UJ Program
Request Form

Complete the Program Request Form to request any of the above programs or to submit an idea for an alternative program. To ensure the success of your program, please submit your request at least two weeks prior to the program delivery date. The University Judiciary will work to accommodate requested dates and times, though scheduling is dependent upon presenter availability.

University Judiciary

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 conduct process.

Outreach

Click here to submit a request for a University Judiciary outreach program.

Contact Information

judiciary@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

University Judiciary Membership

Members of University Judiciary

Students interested in becoming members of the University Judiciary may submit applications each Fall semester. Successful applicants must be currently enrolled students with at least a 3.0 GPA who are able to commit to at least two full academic terms of service after the completion of the training program.  Candidates must have the absence of any finding of “in violation” of any University Conduct Regulation (as detailed in the Code of Conduct), including informal or formal disciplinary action, violations of the University Academic Honesty Policy, and violations of applicable EOO policies, including the Sexual Misconduct Policy and the NDAH policy.  Parking violations are excluded and will not prohibit membership.  


The selection process consists of four phases: 

  1. Written Application
  2. Group and Individual Interview
  3. Provisional Member Training
  4. Induction into University Judiciary

Students who are selected for provisional membership go through an intensive, upper-level academic course training program in the Spring semester.  Training is comprehensive and must be satisfactorily completed prior to achieving full membership.  The time commitment for provisional members is akin to adding an additional class to one’s schedule.  This type of immersion into the conduct process seeks to impart the knowledge, skills, and abilities expected and required of University Judiciary in execution of their duties.

University Judiciary Bylaws

Apply to University Judiciary!

Click here to submit an online application to be part of the University Judiciary.

University Judiciary

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 conduct process.

Outreach

Click here to submit a request for a University Judiciary outreach program.

Contact Information

judiciary@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

University Judiciary Events

Gavel on Table

University Judiciary hosts educational programs, as well as several large scale events that serve to educate our members, connect our organization to the University campus and Athens community, and recognize deserving members and alumni who serve the organization

 

Jenny Penney Oliver University Judiciary
Recognition and Induction Ceremony

 

University Judiciary celebrated their 50th anniversary during the 2018 Jenny Penney Oliver University Judiciary Recognition and Induction Ceremony  on Saturday, April 15, 2018 at the The Classic Center in Athens, GA. We had alumni come from across the globe to celebrate and honor the history of University Judiciary's impact on the university community. In addition, we inducted 26 new members into the organization, recognized outstanding members for their contributions to the organization and to UGA, and honored our graduating members. Speakers for the event included Mr. William R. Bracewell, Vice President for Student Affairs Mr. Victor K. Wilson, and our keynote speaker the Honorable Judge William M. Ray II. You can read more about the 50th Anniversary Celebration here.

 

University Judiciary Public Affairs Events

Showcase of Diversity

University Judiciary partnered with the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equal Opportunity Office, Multicultural Services and Programs, Disability Resource Center, International Student Life, Student Veteran’s Resource Center, and Recreational Sports for this event.  This event was a proactive approach to inform students of the foundations to continue to build a culture of inclusive excellence here at UGA.  Additionally, the Showcase included life-sized maps of the state of Georgia, the U.S., and the world for students, faculty, and staff to pin where they are from in order to show UGA’s geographic diversity.

Trivia Night

UJ and the Fontaine Center collaborated to hold the third annual DUI Awareness. The event was aimed towards educating students on the dangers of driving under the influence of Alcohol and/or other Drugs. This year’s event took the form of a Pizza – Trivia night where teams answered questions about alcohol and other drug awareness in order to win prizes.      

101 Things to Do in Athens Without the Use of Drugs or Alcohol

UJ partnered with the Residence Hall Association and Improv Athens to provide an interactive performance to students about various activities, events, and programs on campus and within Athens that students can participate in that do not require the use of alcohol and other drugs.

Follow University Judiciary on Facebook or Instagram to find out about upcoming events!

 

Annual Retreat

This year, we successfully hosted the fifth annual overnight University Judiciary Retreat at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder, Georgia. This retreat allowed our current and provisional members an opportunity to interact with each other.  It also provided an opportunity to build trust and develop community within the organization. Keith Wenrich, Director of Recreational Sports, gave the keynote address. Additionaly, UGA Rec Sports staff members led various team-building activities, which taught members the importance of respect and communication. Also, all members participated in developing organizational goals for the upcoming year.  We believe this experience breaks down personal barriers allowing all members to respect each other and their opinions for the upcoming year.
 

Community Service

University Judiciary members pride themselves on giving back to the community through various community service projects throughout the school year. As an organization, University Judiciary has worked at the Athens-Clarke County Animal Shelter, at Fowler Drive Elementary School in partnership with Keep Athens Beautiful, and at Campus Kitchen to help prepare hot meals for those in need in the Athens community.

University Judiciary

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 conduct process.

Outreach

Click here to submit a request for a University Judiciary outreach program.

Contact Information

judiciary@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

University Judiciary History

Established 1968

In April 1968, the student body of UGA created the Student Judiciary as the third branch of the Student Government Association in response to a landmark federal court case, Dixon v. Alabama, that ruled there must be due process for students in higher education before disciplinary action or expulsion. President Diason delegated to the Student Judiciary the power to hear and adjudicate disciplinary cases as a result.  The Student Judiciary began functioning as a court system under the direction of the Judicial Council and its newly elected Chief Justice, Huber R. Parsons, Jr.  The Student Judiciary then consisted of the Judicial Council, two divisions of the Main Courts, and ten separate Residence Courts.  The Student Judiciary officially began operation on May 15, 1969.

A call for a more fair presentation of cases was put forth before the Student Judiciary in 1971, causing the creation of the Defender/Advocate Society. The Student Government Association later disbanded for a short time on campus, and the responsibilities of the Judiciary moved under the supervision of the Vice President for Student Affairs.  Other important changes occurred over the years, such as the creation of an administrative hearing for students wishing to take responsibility for their violation and transferring the hearing and adjudication of academic dishonesty cases to the Office of the Vice President for Instruction.  Most significantly, the membership of both the Student Judiciary and the Defender/Advocate Society voted unanimously to approve new bylaws that joined the two organizations under one Council in 1997.  The single organization has continued to operate under the name of The University Judiciary since that time.

University Judiciary

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 conduct process.

Outreach

Click here to submit a request for a University Judiciary outreach program.

Contact Information

judiciary@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

University Judiciary

Members of the University Judiciary
   
   
   

About University Judiciary

Established in 1968, the University Judiciary (UJ) is the student-run 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.  By participating in University Judiciary, students will gain valuable critical thinking skills, ethical decision-making skills, and demonstrate leadership on campus by promoting social responsibility.

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 conduct 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 or organization alleged to have violated the Code of Conduct in preparing and presenting evidence and witnesses.  The Advisor supports the student in their preparation of their case prior to the hearing, educates the student on the formal hearing process, and consults with the student during the hearing. The Advisor is a resource for the student or student organization during the formal hearing process. 

Advocates represent the university community's interests in a hearing.  The Advocate presents information to demonstrate why it is believed that the student violated the Code of Conduct based on the preponderance of the evidence.  The Advocate contacts potential witnesses, presents documentary evidence, and questions witnesses during the formal hearing.
 

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.

 

Executive Council

Please feel free to contact any member of our executive council through our University Judiciary email account at judiciary@uga.edu.

Joseph Atkins
Executive Director

"In crucial things, unity; in important things, diversity; in all things generosity."- President George H. W. Bush

Favorite thing about UGA: As the state flagship university, UGA attracts students from across the state.  In every town in Georgia, there is someone with a connection to the University of Georgia.  This makes UGA a unique and special place.

Major: International Affairs, Minor in Military Science

Rachel Carlson
Director of Operations

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” -Aesop

Favorite thing about UGA: The community we have here; every bulldog is rooting for their fellow bulldogs. No matter where you come from, what you are studying, or what you are passionate about, UGA not only embraces you but gives you the ability to thrive.

Majors: Psychology and Political Science

Claire McDowell
Director of Case Administration for Advisor/Advocates

“How dare you settle for less, when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable.” -Seth Godin

Favorite thing about UGA: I love UGA students' diversity of passions and backgrounds as well as their willingness to explore different options for the future. Everyone has a particular area they feel most passionate about, whether it be academic or extracurricular, and UGA is an excellent place to pursue those interests.


Major: Economics, A.B. + Political Science, Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership
 

Daniel Bettis
Director of Case Administration for Justices

“Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” –William Faulkner

Favorite thing about UGA: I was initially drawn to the campus and the history of our institution, but as my time at UGA is waning, I have come to realize that the relationships I’ve built at UGA have been paramount in my development. We have the BEST comradery with students, professors, and students orgs, and I love to be a part of it all!

Major: Finance, Consumer Econmics Minor

Kathryn Moore
Director of Recruitment & Development for Advisor/Advocates

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” - Walt Disney

Favorite thing about UGA: All of the opportunity you can find here is truly amazing. There’s never a closed door at this school.

Majors: Management & International Business, and Spanish

Taylor Withrow
Director of Recruitment & Development for Justices

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou

Favorite thing about UGA: The sense of community you get from the school. UGA has truly become a home for me and I love spending time on North Campus with friends, calling the Dawgs at Sanford Stadium, studying all night at MLC All these experiences have made UGA a home for me.

Majors: Political Science and Sociology

Reed Hennessy
Director for Public Affairs


“Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly”- Robert F Kennedy

Favorite thing about UGA: My favorite thing about UGA is the people, coming from out of state it took a while to get adjusted to Georgia, but thanks to the amazing people here at UGA this place has become a second home.

Major: Political Science, Military Science Minor

 


 

Something Bigger Than Myself

I stumbled upon UJ at my summer orientation fair my freshman year. I knew I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself, and I knew that I wanted to join an organization that would provide support to the university community and also help my professional development.

-- Daniel Bettis, University Judiciary member

University Judiciary

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 conduct process.

Outreach

Click here to submit a request for a University Judiciary outreach program.

Contact Information

judiciary@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

Parent FAQs

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How are incidents reported to the Office of Student Conduct?
The Office of Student Conduct receives complaints, copies of UGA and ACC police reports, and referrals from individuals and University departments.

My student received a letter.  What happens next? 
Any student who is contacted by the Office of Student Conduct is expected to schedule an appointment with their specified administrative officer by the deadline date given in the initial contact letter. During the meeting, the administrative officer will review the Code of Conduct and the conduct process with the student. The student will have the opportunity to review the information in the conduct file and share any additional information with the administrative officer. If the administrative officer finds there is enough information to move forward with the case, the student has the option of resolving through the informal or formal resolution process. Detailed information about the conduct process can be found in the Code of Conduct. 

My student has been alleged to have violated the Code of Conduct, what can I do to help?
Encourage your student to review the Code of Conduct and schedule a meeting with his/her assigned administrative officer as soon as possible, remind your student to be respectful of the conduct process, and support your student throughout the process.  

Are you going to tell me if my student receives a letter?  Will I be notified? 
The Office of Student Conduct sends all correspondence via email to the student’s UGA email account, and in some circumstances to the preferred address designated in the Athena registration and data system. Parents or guardians are only notified when a student is found to have violated Code of Conduct regulations related to alcohol or other drugs when he/she is under the age of 21.  

Will you talk to me about my student’s case?
Unfortunately, we cannot talk to you about your student’s case unless we receive written permission from the student based on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Once we have written permission, we welcome any questions and/or concerns parents or guardians have regarding their student’s case. 

My student has a meeting with the Office of Student Conduct, can I attend? 
In order to attend, we must receive permission from your student.  If your student would like for you to attend, you are more than welcome.

My student has a lawyer for the courts; can they attend the students meeting? 
In order to attend, we must receive permission from your student.  If your student would like for a lawyer to attend, the lawyer is more than welcome.

What is the difference between an informal resolution and a formal hearing resolution?  
An informal resolution occurs when the student or student organization takes responsibility for the alleged violations and agrees to the sanctions proposed by the administrative officer.  A formal resolution (investigation and hearing) occurs when the student or student organization disputes the alleged violations and/or proposed sanctions and wants to have the alleged violations decided by a hearing panel.

I received a parental notification.  What does that mean? 
It means that your student was found to have violated Code of Conduct regulations related to alcohol or other drugs while under the age of 21.

What are common sanctions? 
Sanctions are assigned at the discretion of the hearing panel or administrative officer. Examples of sanctions outlined in the Code of Conduct include probation, reprimand, restitution, community service, housing restrictions, educational sanctions, alcohol/drug education, suspension and expulsion. This list is not exhaustive, and sanctions are assigned to meet the specific circumstances of a given situation. For any violations of Regulation 4 (alcohol or drug related misconduct), minimum sanctions will apply. Minimum sanctions for these cases can be found on page 16 of the Code of Conduct.

What is the purpose of sanctions?
Sanctions proposed by Office of Student Conduct staff are intedended to be educational and to help your student learn from the incident.

My student was suspended;  what does that mean? 
This means that you student is no longer a member of the University community for a specified period of time and will not be able to participate in or attend classes.  Other restrictions may apply during a suspension period. For more information about other offices that your student may need to contact, please visit the "Suspension Information" link located at: https://conduct.uga.edu/content_page/sanctions-content-page

My student was suspended; what does my student have to do before returning to the university? 
Your student needs to contact the Office of Student Conduct to schedule a meeting with a designated conduct officer to discuss returning as well as the completion of any required sanctions.

Will anything be noted on my student’s record?
Any violation of the Code of Conduct is noted on the student’s conduct record. The conduct record is a separate record from the academic record; violations are not noted on a student’s transcript or diploma. However, many graduate or professional schools and some employers may request a copy of the conduct record. In the case of expulsion, a notation may be made on the student’s transcript at the request of the Office of Student Conduct.

My student's court case was dismissed; can my student's record be cleared in the Office of Student Conduct? 
No.  The University’s conduct process is educational, remedial, and administrative in nature and is separate from the court system.

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Faculty/Staff FAQs

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Faculty and Staff FAQs

How do I file a report of an alleged Code of Conduct violation?
Incidents of alleged violation of the Code of Conduct are reported in writing to the Associate Director of Student Conduct or designee.  In your report, there is no need to include the regulation you think a student or student organization has violated. Reports should contain as much information as possible, and where known to the reporting party, should provide (1) the type of misconduct alleged; (2) the name and contact information of the student(s) and/or organization(s) involved in the alleged misconduct; (3) the date(s), time(s), and place(s) of the alleged misconduct; (4) the name(s) and contact information of any individual(s) with knowledge of the incident of alleged misconduct t; (5) whether any evidence has been preserved; and (6) whether a criminal complaint has been made in connection with the alleged misconduct.

I am unsure if an incident rises to the level of the Office of Student Conduct. What should I do?
You can either call our office at 706-542-1131 or email Rebecca Scarbro at rcw34@uga.edu. Please provide any details you may have regarding the incident. We will review the information provided and respond to you as soon as possible. For more information regarding the regulations of the Code of Conduct, please visit: Code of Conduct.

How do I become involved with Student Conduct? 
You can become involved in the conduct process by serving as the staff/faculty hearing administrator on a Formal Hearing Panel.  The staff/faculty member works with two members of University Judiciary, a student organization responsible for facilitating the formal hearing process, in the resolution of alleged violations of the Code of Conduct; if applicable, the hearing administrator will assist in determining sanctions that are educational and appropriate to the incident.  Training is generally held once or twice a year.

I want to do a program related to student conduct in my classroom/residence hall.  Who do I contact? 
If you would like the Office of Student Conduct to do a program or presentation on student conduct, please contact Rebecca Scarbro at rcw34@uga.edu.

Submit a Potential Violation

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Student FAQs

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How do I file a report of an alleged Code of Conduct violation?

Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu.

How might a student violate the Code of Conduct?
All conduct regulations are provided in the Code of Conduct. Examples of behaviors that could violate the Code of Conduct include underage possession or consumption of alcohol, driving under the influence, disruptive conduct, distribution of copyrighted material, assault, theft, gambling, interfering with the conduct process, and possession of weapons.

Does the Code of Conduct apply off campus?
Yes. Students abide by the Code of Conduct whether they are on campus, in the residence halls, or off campus.

What are the most common Code of Conduct violations?
Some of the most common Code of Conduct violations include alcohol related misconduct, disorderly conduct, and misuse of identification.

Where is the Office of Student Conduct located? 
The Office of Student Conduct is located in room 247 of Memorial Hall.  Enter from the Hooper Street entrance and enter the hallway straight through the double doors.

How are incidents reported to the Office of Student Conduct?
The Office of Student Conduct receives complaints, copies of UGA and ACC police reports, and referrals from individuals and University departments.

What is the Responsible Action Protocol?
UGA's Responsible Action Protocol states that students who call for, seek, or require emergency assistance for an alcohol or other drug related emergency may not be subject to mandatory alcohol and other drug sanctions under the Code of Conduct. Students considered for the Responsible Action Protocol are required to meet with a member of the Office of Student Conduct who, after evaluating the situation, may also refer the student to a substance abuse specialist in the John Fontaine, Jr. Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education for assessment, counseling, and/or possible referral for treatment.

I received a letter from the Office of Student Conduct.  What do I do now?
If you receive a letter from the Office of Student Conduct, call (706) 542-1131 to schedule an appointment with the administrative officer that sent you the letter.  Call by the stated deadline to avoid having a hold placed on your student records.

What do I need to do to prepare for my meeting?
Before your meeting, you should review the Code of Conduct and the conduct process, as well as watch our informational video found here.

What will happen during the meeting with my administrative officer?
During the meeting, the administrative officer will review the Code of Conduct and discuss the conduct process including how we receive reports and resolution options. You will be provided an opportunity to share additional information regarding the incident.  If the adminstrative officer has enough information to move forward with the case, the student has the option of resolving through the informal or formal resolution process.

What is the difference between an informal resolution and a formal hearing resolution?  
An informal resolution occurs when the student or student organization takes responsibility for the alleged violations and agrees to the sanctions proposed by the administrative officer.  A formal resolution occurs when the student or student organization disputes the alleged violations and/or proposed sanctions and wants to have the alleged violations decided by three panel members consisting of two students and one faculty/staff member. 

What if my court case hasn’t been resolved yet?
The Office of Student Conduct facilitates an educational process that is separate from the legal process. Because our process is educational in nature, and intentionally designed to help you learn from the incident, there are instances where your case may be resolved through the school prior to the legal process has been resolved.

Do I need to have an attorney?
It is not necessary for a student to have an attorney present during meetings with an administrative officer, but an attorney may attend conduct meetings with the expressed permission of the student.

What are minimum sanctions?
Minimum sanctions are the least that can be given to alcohol and drug related misconduct.  Additional sanctions can be assigned and are at the discretion of the hearing panel or conduct officer based on circumstances regarding the incident and prior record.  Minimum sanctions apply to all alcohol and drug violations, not just underage drinking.

What types of sanctions are there?
Examples of sanctions outlined in the Code of Conduct include probation, reprimand, restitution, community service, housing restrictions, educational sanctions, suspension and expulsion. This list is not exhaustive, and sanctions are assigned to meet the specific circumstances of a given situation.

I can’t register for classes because there is a hold on my account.  What does that mean?
If a hold has been placed on your account by the Office of Student Conduct, it typically means that you have not scheduled your meeting with your administrative officer or completed your sanctions by the stated deadline.  Call your administrative officer at (706)542-1131 for further clarification.

How can I appeal? 
Once signed, an informal hearing resolution cannot be appealed.  The student or organization may appeal the decision from a formal conduct hearing.  Appeal information will be included with the decision issued to a student or organization.  Appeal forms are available in the Office of Student Conduct and at https://conduct.uga.edu/content_page/forms-content-page.  All appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Office of Student Conduct within five (5) University business days of receipt of the decision. The purpose of appeal procedures is to provide the student with the opportunity to bring forward questions regarding substantive or procedural errors that occurred during the process. 

Will anything be noted on my record?
Any violation of the Code of Conduct is noted on the student’s conduct record. The conduct record is a separate record from the academic record; violations are not noted on a student’s transcript or diploma. However, many graduate or professional schools and some employers may request a copy of the conduct record (see "Will anyone ever request to see my conduct record?" below). In the case of expulsion, a notation may be made on the student’s transcript at the request of the Office of Student Conduct.

Will anyone ever request to see my conduct record?
The Office of Student Conduct processes Dean’s Certification requests which are required of some professional schools (law, medicine, pharmacy, etc.), graduate schools, undergraduate schools for transferring students, and/or other academic programs such as study abroad. Dean's Certification provides information that verifies a student’s conduct record (or lack thereof) and/or academic record at the University of Georgia. 

Will you notify my parents if I am found in violation of regulations of the Code of Conduct?
As outlined in the Code of Conduct, the Office of Student Conduct will notify your guardians every time you are found to have violated the Code of Conduct policies on the use or possession of alcohol or other drugs while under the age of 21.  We do not notify guardians of any other violations nor do we send out police reports.

What are the requirements for community service?  
The requirements for community service include completing the required numbers of hours and submitting the appropriate paperwork (i.e. log sheet and group reflection).

If I'm off probation, but receive another alcohol or other drug violation, am I automatically suspended?
If we receive a report and your administrative officer feels that there is enough information to move forward, suspension is dependent on the discretion of the conduct officer or hearing panel based on the incident and on any applicable probationary terms. 

I'm suspended from UGA for Code of Conduct violations. What do I need to do prior to returning?  
You will need to contact the Office of Student Conduct at (706)542-1131 to schedule a meeting with your administrative officer to discuss your return as well as completion of your sanctions.
 
How can I get involved in strengthening the University community?

Join University Judiciary, a student organization responsible for aiding the Office of Student Conduct in adjudicating conduct cases and educating the campus community about the Code of Conduct.  The University Judiciary is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students with at least a 3.0 who have not violated the Code of Conduct.  Applications are available each fall semester and can be found on the University Judiciary website. More information about University Judiciary and the application process can be found here: University Judiciary

Are student organizations expected to comply with the Code of Conduct?
Yes, student organizations are expected to comply with the Code of Conduct.

For more information about the Office of Student Conduct, please review our informational video found here.

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Parental Notification

Students walking up the Baldwin Street staircase

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) has given colleges/universities the option to notify parents or guardians about specific types of information from a student's judicial record. 

Student Conduct will notify parents or guardians the first time and every subsequent time a student is found to have violated Code of Conduct regulations on the use or possession of alcohol or other drugs when he/she is under the age of 21. Students found to have violated alcohol or other drug regulations are subject to the minimum sanctions policy as outlined in the Code of Conduct. Information regarding minimum sanctions for alcohol or other drug violations can be found in the Code of Conduct, as well as in the AOD Sanctioning Chart.

Code of Conduct

AOD Sanctioning Chart

This chart outlines the mandatory minimums and typical sanctions for any violation of Regulation 4 of the Code of Conduct.

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Student Conduct FAQs

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Student FAQs

Faculty/Staff FAQs

Parent FAQs

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Dean's Certification

Dogwood branch in front of Chapel Bell

Some schools, programs, companies, and organizations require applicants to submit a Dean’s Certification, which verifies a student’s records. Four offices are involved in the certification process at the University of Georgia. The Office of the Registrar reports the enrollment verification and academic standing of the student, the Vice President for Instruction reports any violations of the University’s academic honesty policy, the Equal Opportunity Office reports on any violations of NDAH policies, and the Office of Student Conduct reports on any violations of the Code of Conduct. The Dean’s Certification process may be initiated by completing the Dean’s Certification Authorization & Routing Slip available as a PDF below.

Bring or mail the completed and signed Dean’s Certification Authorization & Routing Slip, along with the Dean's Certification portion of your application (if applicable), to the Office of the Registrar in 105 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building, Athens, GA 30602. The form can also be submitted via fax to (706) 583-8162. Once the form has been completed by the Office of Student Conduct, the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, and the Equal Opportunity Office, it will be sent to the Office of the Registrar for final processing and mailing. The entire process usually takes between seven to ten business days. 

Please Note: Requests cannot be made over the phone, nor can they be processed without a signature.

 

Feel free to contact any of the offices involved with your Dean’s Certification:

Office of the Registrar
105 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
Athens, Georgia 30602
(706) 542-4040 Office
(706) 583-8162 Fax
www.reg.uga.edu 

Student Conduct
247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602
(706) 542-1131 Office
conduct.uga.edu 


Office of the Vice President for Instruction
102 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602
(706) 583-0690 Office
honesty.uga.edu

Equal Opportunity Office

290 South Jackson Street Peabody Hall, Suite 3
Athens, Georgia 30602
(706) 542-7912 Office
eoo.uga.edu
 

Dean's Certification Form/Authorization to Release Records

Sample Dean's Certification Letter

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Community Service Sites

American Red Cross
Contact: Laura Johnston​
Address: 490 Pulaski St., Athens, GA
Phone: 706-353-1645
Website: www.redcross.org
Service Type: Cleaning, office work, answering phone calls
Instructions and Restrictions: Apply online. Complete the application and background check. Volunteers must work or be assigned a minimum of 40 hours.
Transportation: Walking Distance of UGA/Athens Transit
 

Athens Community Council on Aging
Contact: Susan Jacobs​
Address: 135 Hoyt St., Athens, GA
Phone: 706-549-4850
Website: www.accaging.org
Service Type: Kitchen help, serving food, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning, light clerical work, and set up-break down for events.
Instructions and Restrictions: Students need to call Susan to set up their hours. The agency is open Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm. Students will be required to complete a background check and pay a $35 processing fee.
Transportation: Walking Distance of UGA
 

Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau
Contact: Christen Walker
Address: 300 N. Thomas Street, Athens, GA
Phone: 706-357-4430
Website: www.visitathensga.com
Service Type: Filing, faxing, copying, typing, mailing, delivering visitor guides, and making welcome packets.
Instructions and Restrictions: Students must email tourinfo@visitathens.ga.com. The primary volunteering time is between 8:00am-5:00pm, and students should plan on volunteering in 2-4 hour time blocks. They are open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm and advance notice is required. Computer skills are preferred but not necessary. Business casual dress is expected
Transportation: Walking Distance of UGA and Multimodal Center is on the UGA University Village Bus Route
 

Athens Humane Society
Contact: Jed Kaylor​
Address: 1781 Mars Hill Rd., Watkinsville, GA
Phone: 706-769-9155
Website: www.athenshumanesociety.org
Service Type: Doing dishes, laundry, mopping, sweeping, and potentially the lifting of dog and cat food bags.
Instructions and Restrictions: Students must stop by the shelter in order to sign up for volunteer hours and orientation. Hours are on a first come, first serve basis. Please dress appropriately with no open toed shoes.
 

Athens ReStore
Contact: Bridget Sivewright
Address: 532 Barber St., Athens, GA
Phone: 706-208-1001 ext. 202
Website: www.athenshabitat.com
Service Type: Typical thrift store work
Instructions and Restrictions: Volunteers must contact Bridget. ReStore is open 9am-5pm Mon-Sat. Volunteers must work at least 4 hours to receive community service credit. Dress is casual. Close toed shoes required. Volunteers must purchase a $10 t-shirt. No felony level offenders or individuals with charges resulting from theft, violent crime, or trespassing accepted.
Transportation: Athens Transit
 

Athens-Clarke County Library
Contact: Eddie Whitlock​
Address: 2025 Baxter St., Athens, GA
Phone: 706-613-3650 ext. 342
Website: www.athenslibrary.org
Service Type: Recycling, sorting, filing, cleaning, and organizing materials
Instructions and Restrictions: Volunteers must contact Eddie to set up a short interview prior to beginning their service hours. Volunteers must schedule their hours in advance. Email contact is preferred. Students found in violation of regulations 3.3 or 5.1-4 may not complete their hours at this site. Dress code: no revealing clothing or items that contain inappropriate language or gestures. This side does have some night and weekend hours available.
Transportation: Athens Transit
 

Atlanta Mission Thrift Store
Contact: Tammy Ward or Janiqua Keyes​
Address: 2415 Jefferson Rd Ste D., Athens, GA
Phone: 706-357-9240
Website: www.atlantamission.org
Service Type: Take in donations, carry out donations, push racks of clothes, stocking, light maintenance, and light cleaning.
Instructions and Restrictions: Must be 16 years old and physically able. Please dress appropriate: no short pants, no sandals or open toed shoes. Smoking cigarettes must take place off property, no cell phones at work, no profanity, and you must work in 2 hours or more time shifts, Mon-Sat 9:00am-7:00pm.
Transportation: Athens Transit
 

Books for Keeps
Contact: Louis Crow (louis@booksforkeeps.org)
Address:420 Athens Drive, Athens, GA 30601
Website: www.booksforkeeps.org
Service Type: Sorting, inventorying and boxing books in the Books for Keeps warehouse, or other tasks assigned as needed by the organization
Instructions and Restrictions: Volunteers must wear close toed shoes and weather appropriate clothing that may get dusty or mildly dirty from working in a warehouse environment. Volunteers must contact the organization in advance to inquire about available volunteer shifts.
Transportation: The BFK warehouse is not directly on any bus route but is 0.6 miles from an Athens Transit stop near the intersection of Old Hull Road and Athena Drive on Route 1 - North Ave. evening route and Route - 24 Athens Tech. However, the stretch of Athena Drive from the stop to the warehouse does not have a sidewalk and has high speed traffic. On-site parking is available.
 

FoodBank of Northeast Georgia
Contact: Keith Carver or Kathy Eastman​
Address: 861 Newton Bridge Rd., Athens, GA
Phone: 706-354-8191
Website: www.foodbanknega.org
Service Type: Stocking shelves, sorting food, and sweeping, light cleaning, and lifting.
Instructions and Restrictions: Students must contact Keith (in the mornings) or Kathy (in the afternoons) to schedule an appointment regarding service hours. Volunteers must be 18 years of age with a case worker that accepts hour logs via email. Conservative, casual dress and closed toed shoes are required.
Transportation: About 4 blocks from Athens Transit stop.
 

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Contact: Stefanie Murray
Address: 185 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, GA
Phone: 706-395-8715
Website: www.gshg.org
Service Type: Office work including: labeling, stuffing, shredding, and filing; additional projects with more experience. Other projects may include outdoor work.
Instructions and Restrictions: Please contact Christy Cooper Mon-Thurs 9:00am-5:00pm or Fri 9:00am-12:00pm to set up possible hours. Appropriate dress should be worn for the type of service being completed.
Transportation: Athens Transit
 

Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen
Contact: Zach Burgess​
Address: 355 Pulaski St., Athens, GA
Phone: 678-888-2150
Website: www.athens.actionministries.net
Service Type: Sweeping, mopping, carrying out trash, dishwashing, restaurant duties.
Instructions and Restrictions: Contact Zach Burgess to arrange volunteer hours. Clothing and behavioral restrictions apply. Volunteer hours can only be done Mon-Fri 7:00am-2:00pm, but volunteers must begin their first shift at 8:30, 9:30, or 10:30 and stay for the entire shift that ends at 1:30. Flexibility with hours will occur after the first full working shift.
Transportation: Athens Transit
 

Project Safe Thrift Store
Contact: Kendall Worman
Address: 995 Hawthorne Ave., Athens, GA
Phone: 706-549-0922
Website: www.project-safe.org
Service Type: Sort donations, donation pick up, loading and unloading, hang up clothes, straighten up shelves, and organize the store, recycling.
Instructions and Restrictions: Please email April to establish time to meet and discuss times to complete service hours. The Project Safe Thrift Store business hours are Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm. Dress comfortably and wear closed toed shoes. Anyone with any variation of charges related to theft or violence will not be permitted to volunteer.
Transportation: Athens Transit
 

The Salvation Army
Contact: Joseph Bottoms​
Address: 484 Hawthorne Ave., Athens, GA
Phone: 706-543-5350
Website: www.salvationarmyathens.org
Service Type: Family Store & Warehouse: sorting, folding, hanging clothes and misc. donations, bailing clothing, moving and setting furniture in store. Must be able to stand for long periods, lift at least 25 pounds. Cannot work if offense is related to shoplifting or theft of property. Soup kitchen: cleaning, stocking and organizing walk in cooler and pantry, cleaning, organizing, prepping kitchen, prepping meals and serving meals, clean up and resetting dining room before and after meals. No restrictions, must adhere to food safety, and serve safe guidelines.
Instructions and Restrictions: Please contact volunteer coordinator Joseph Bottoms to schedule volunteer opportunities. All volunteers will be required to fill out a volunteer form. Dress code: comfortable. Closed toed shoes, jeans and t-shirt. Please no shorts or tank tops.
Transportation: Athens Transit
 

UGA Science Library
Contact: Diana Hartle​
Phone: 706-542-6399
Website: www.libs.uga.edu/science
Service Type: Moving boxes, cleaning, special projects.
Instructions and Restrictions: Must be able to lift boxes up to 30 pounds.
Transportation: On Campus

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Community Service

Students Volunteering for a Clean-up Crew

Community service hours assigned in resolution of your case with the Office of Student Conduct must be completed at a pre-approved site. The agencies and organizations listed below are considered pre-approved.

The Center for Leadership and Service also sponsors Service Ambassadors, a group of student leaders trained to help fellow students find service opportunities that appeal to the individual's interests. Visit http://cls.uga.edu/students/programs/service/index.html to schedule an appointment with a Service Ambassador.

Students who are doing community service as part of their court case may do their Office of Student Conduct community service hours at any location approved by the court system. A list of acceptable service sites are available at the Community Connection of Northeast Georgia site:https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org18210.jsp. If the agency you would like to work with is not contained in the Community Connection of Northeast Georgia database and is not listed below, contact your administrative officer to obtain approval. Prior to completing service hours at any agency, verify that the agency will sign off on hours assigned to you in resolution of a conduct case.

Community Service Sites

Community Service Log Sheet

Community Service Group Reflection Registration

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Conduct Process Flowchart

Memorial Hall

The Conduct Process Flowchart outlines the conduct process beginning with the report of an incident to resolution. Additional details regarding the process can be found in the Code of Conduct.

Conduct Process Flow Chart

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Campus Resources

Red Tree in front of Herty Fountain

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

John Fontaine, Jr. Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education

Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention

Suspension Information

Please refer to this document for helpful information and pertinent contact information for departments on campus that you may need to contact as a result of a suspension from the University of Georgia.

UGA Police Department

University Health Center - Health Promotions

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Responsible Action Protocol

Purpose of Protocol

Students are encouraged to make responsible decisions in life-threatening situations that result from alcohol and/or other drug abuse and to seek medical attention for someone who is in danger because of intoxication.  Students should alert University officials, UGA or local police, or professional medical personnel when they or their friends are in danger.   Students who call for, seek, or require emergency assistance for an alcohol or other drug related emergency may not be subject to mandatory alcohol and other drug sanctions under the Code of Conduct. 

Scope of Protocol

The Responsible Action Protocol applies to students who seek assistance or medical treatment for another student experiencing or believed to be experiencing an alcohol or drug related overdose.The protocol also applies to students who are experiencing an alcohol or drug related overdose and seek assistance or medical treatment on their own behalf or are the subject of such a request.

The Responsible Action Protocol does not apply if the student seeking help for another student purchased, supplied, or otherwise made available the alcohol or other drug to the student needing medical assistance.

If a representative of an organization hosting an event calls for medical assistance, this act of responsibility might mitigate potential conduct consequences that could arise against the organization, i.e., the fact that an organization sought help might be considered in potential sanctioning for university policy violations.

The protocol applies only to the Student Code of Conduct and does not in any way prohibit law enforcement agencies within their jurisdictions from enforcing the laws enacted by the State of Georgia.

Requirements of Protocol

Students considered for the Responsible Action Protocol are required to meet with a member of the Office of Student Conduct who, after evaluating the situation, may also refer the student to a substance abuse specialist in the John Fontaine, Jr. Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education for assessment, counseling, and/or possible referral for treatment.  Students who are referred to the John Fontaine, Jr. Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education but fail to meet and complete the recommendations in their entirety may be subject to further action.

Even if there is not a disciplinary action, the Office of Student Conduct will notify the parents of the student (Parental Notification) and will maintain a file of the case which can be used as a prior record should subsequent alcohol or other drug violations occur.  Files will be maintained in accordance with the Office of Student Conduct records management.

If the student has any subsequent incidents, these will be handled through the regular conduct process.  If a violation is found to occur, prior records, including involvement in the Responsible Action Protocol, will be considered for sanctioning purposes.  With a prior record, students may receive sanctions above any minimum described in the Student Code of Conduct, which can include suspension or expulsion from the University.

Limitation of Protocol

The Responsible Action Protocol applies only to alcohol and other drug-related medical emergencies.  It does not apply to other prohibited behavior such as disorderly conduct (including physical or verbal abuse), property damage, or distribution of illicit substances.

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Policies

The Arch Filligree

The following policies are not intended to be a comprehensive review of policies that apply to students of the University of Georgia. Instead, these policies are provided as references for students participating in the conduct process and for stakeholders who may be searching for policies applicable to a certain situation. Students are responsible for seeking and understanding the policies pertaining to their individual pursuits and interests at the University of Georgia.

Non-Discrimination Anti-Harassment Policy

Computer Use Policies

Responsible Action Protocol

Service Animal Policy

Weapons Policy

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Computer Use Policies

Student on Lap Top in Tate Atrium

FAQs About Conduct Regulation 10.1

Mac OS Peer to Peer File Sharing Program Removal

Windows 7 Peer to Peer File Sharing Program Removal

Windows Vista Peer to Peer File Sharing Program Removal

Windows XP Peer to Peer File Sharing Program Removal

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Student Rights and Responsibitilies

Students Chatting in Veterans Memorial Garden

Introduction
A statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities, including The Pillars of the Arch, stands as the philosophical foundation for the Code of Conduct at the University of Georgia. This statement recognizes that students have both rights and responsibilities that are protected as members of the university community and as citizens.


Student Rights and Responsibilities
Students are not only members of the academic community but are also members of the larger society.  Students, therefore, retain the rights, guarantees and protections afforded to and the responsibilities held by all citizens.  A student is not immune to prosecution by local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies irrespective of whether the University initiates judicial proceedings in a given situation.  As members of the University community, students have a responsibility to know and follow the University conduct regulations.  Violations of these regulations will result in action by the Office of Student Conduct.

As would be expected, standards for University of Georgia students are higher than those of communities not engaged solely in scholarly pursuits.  Not every situation a student may encounter can be anticipated in a written document.  Therefore, students are expected to act in a manner that demonstrates integrity and respect for others and the campus environment. In order to provide direction for that expectation, the University of Georgia has adopted The Pillars of the Arch as a means of articulating three guiding principles or values.  By adhering to these principles, students can enjoy their own rights while also respecting others’ rights.  By doing so, students assist in furthering the University’s aspirations to uphold The Pillars of the Arch.


The Pillars of the Arch
As members of the University of Georgia community, we aspire to uphold the principles manifested in the three Pillars of the Arch:

Wisdom, Justice and Moderation

  • Wisdom challenges us to apply lessons received inside and outside the classroom to our everyday lives.  Wisdom transcends knowledge, embracing curiosity, discovery, and expression throughout our community.
  • Justice leads us to be fair in our dealings, accountable for our actions, responsible for ourselves, and empathetic for others.  Justice requires honesty and celebrates diversity, establishing credibility and integrity for our community and ourselves.
  • Moderation compels us to act with civility, bolstering our faith in others and the faith others have in us.  Moderation accentuates our self-respect, promotes responsible citizenship, and enhances pride in our university.

Without each of these pillars, the Arch would lose its strength and balance.  Likewise, all three qualities are necessary for us to be strong and complete citizens.

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Student Conduct Annual Reports

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Forms

Memorial Hall Rotunda Ceiling

Dean's Certification Form/Authorization to Release Records

Witness Statement Form

Appeal Form- Vice President for Student Affairs

Use this form to submit an appeal to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Appeal Form- Office of the President

Use this form to appeal the Vice President for Student Affairs' decision to the Office of the President.

Career Center Consultation Form

Students assigned to complete the career-focused reflection should turn in a copy of this completed form.

Suspension Information

Please refer to this document for helpful information and pertinent contact information for departments on campus that you may need to contact as a result of a suspension from the University of Georgia.

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu

Code of Conduct

The University of Georgia Arch

The Code of Conduct has been developed by Student Conduct to provide students with expectations for behavior that upholds the principles outlined in the Pillars of the Arch. In addition to describing regulations for behavior, the Code of Conduct provides useful information to students and student organizations regarding alleged violations of conduct regulations. All procedures for responding to possible violations of conduct regulations, including specifics of the conduct process, a listing of possible sanctions, the interim suspension policy, and the appeals procedures are included in the Code of Conduct. These procedures have been established to ensure due process and fundamental fairness to all involved in the University's judicial processes.

Code of Conduct

Pillars of the Arch

Submit a Potential Violation

Contact Information

(P) 706-542-1131
(F) 706-542-8817

conduct@uga.edu

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall. 

 

Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu