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 judicial process.

University Judiciary and the Formal Hearing Process

Members of the University Judiciary serve as Justices or as Advisors/Advocates.

Justices sit on formal hearing panels and determine whether or not a student is in violation of the Code of Conduct based on the presentation of evidence and witnesses. If the student is found in violation of the Code of Conduct, the hearing panel determines and assigns sanctions appropriate for the violation.

Advisors assist the student or organization alleged to have violated the Code of Conduct in preparing and presenting evidence and witnesses.  The Advisor facilitates 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

Mike Thompson
Executive Director
Favorite thing about UGA: The many opportunities UGA gives its students to give back to the University.
Major: Economics, Minor in Philosophy, Certificate in Legal Studies, Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership

Bailey Driggers
Director of Operations
Favorite thing about UGA: The feeling of community we have here. I can go anywhere on campus and feel like I belong there.
Major: Risk Management and Insurance

Caroline Maguire
Director of Case Administration for Advisor/Advocates
Favorite thing about UGA: The wide availability of coffee
Major: Biology and Psychology

Hailey Clark
Director of Case Administration for Justices
Favorite thing about UGA: UGA allows for students to fit academic programs to their interests. Being able to mix-and-match programs and explore different opportunities across campus has set me up for long-term success.
Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Economics Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership

Hallie Smith
Director of Recruitment & Development for Advisor/Advocates
Favorite thing about UGA:The sense of community found within each class, organization and even in Sanford Stadium with 92,746 of your closest friends. However, Menchie's frozen yogurt doesn't disappoint.
Major: Journalism, Minor: Biology

Arianna Jain
Director of Recruitment & Development for Justices
Favorite thing about UGA: The number and variety of opportunities that exist here—I love learning about new organizations, programs, and events to get involved in that allow me meet new people.
Major: Economics and International Business

Andrew Teal
Director for Public Affairs
Favorite thing about UGA: The endless opportunities on campus. UGA has hundreds of organizations, avenues for student research, and even chances to tryn ew sports or hobbies. Being a student here has been an incredible chance to discover my interests.
Major: Economics, 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

Contact Information

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

247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115

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

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