Philosophy Of The Judicial System
The Office of the Dean of Students manages Student Judicial Affairs with the goal of balancing students' rights and responsibilities with the safety, educational and developmental needs of the University community.
The Georgia State University Student Code of Conduct and Policies enunciates the types of actions that infringe upon the campus’ climate of civility and the academic integrity of the University. A copy of the Student Code of Conduct and Policies may be obtained on the web at www.gsu.edu/deanofstudents. Students are obligated to be knowledgeable of and to comply with the University’s rules, policies and procedures. An overarching philosophy of judicial affairs is to facilitate students to assume the highest level of responsibility for the outcomes of their life and to develop ethical approaches to their decision-making process.
Any member of the campus community may file an incident report against any student and/or student organization for alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. Complaints must be filed in writing with the Dean of Students Office, Judicial Affair Officer. Incident Report forms are available via the web at http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwdos/incident.html.
During a due process meeting, a student may choose to have his/her case resolved administratively by the Dean of Students or request a formal hearing before the Student Judicial Board or the University Senate Committee on Student Discipline. The Student Judicial Board may not hear cases involving sexual assault or academic honesty.
Students who participate in the Student Judicial Board play a significant role in the judicial process. The Board consists of 16 members who serve as student justices. The Board reviews and makes decisions on all referred violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
Violations of the University’s Academic Honesty Policy are initially determined at the academic department and academic college level for academic penalties. Appeals and disciplinary sanctioning are reviewed by the University Senate Committee on Student Discipline.
Student Code of Conduct