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

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.


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Contact Information

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

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.