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.

Sandhya Iyer
Executive Director

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." - Marie Curie

Favorite thing about UGA: My favorite thing about UGA is the diversity in background, thought, and education. I am constantly reevaluating and reaffirming my perspectives as I learn more about the people and world around me. And, of course, Snellebrating!

Major: Food Science, Minor in Spanish

Jack Eubanks
Director of Operations

"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

Favorite thing about UGA: My favorite thing about UGA is the grilled chicken sandwich on a pretzel bun with bacon, lettuce, and pepper jack cheese from the Niche Dining Hall.

Majors: Risk Management and Insurance

Kathryn Moore
Director of Case Administration for Advisor/Advocates

“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” - Sheryl Sandberg

Favorite thing about UGA: The fact that there is never a closed door here. The opportunity to learn and grow is what sets our University apart from the rest. It's been a pleasure watching my friends and fellow students thrive here.


Major: Management, International Business, and Spanish

Claire Kimbrell
Director of Case Administration for Justices

 “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Favorite thing about UGA: As the state’s flagship institution, the University of Georgia is inherently synonymous with tradition. UGA’s rich historical tradition is fascinating, but for me, it is the ongoing traditions of innovation, diversity, and community that

 truly make UGA such a special place.

Major: English and Religion

Alex Pinckney
Director of Recruitment & Development for Advisor/Advocates

"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return." - Maya Angelou

Favorite thing about UGA: I truly feel like UGA attracts and educates the smartest and most incredible people with the kindest hearts. I know that I'm not just a number when I’m on campus - I matter! I’m so honored to be part of such an incredible network on individuals.

Major: Political Science

Grace Hayes
Director of Recruitment & Development for Justices

"I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Favorite thing about UGA: The diversity of perspective. Every member of the University community brings something different to campus, and I am constantly grateful that UGA provides us with an environment where those differences can be used to facilitate growth and education.

Majors: Economics and International Affairs, Minor in Criminal Justice

Aaron Court
Director for Public Affairs


“Let me live in my house by the side of the road, and be a friend to man.” - Sam Walter Foss

Favorite thing about UGA: My favorite thing about UGA is the diversity of community. No matter who you are or where you come from, this is a place where you can find a home.

Major: Finance, Certificate in Legal Studies

 


 

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.