|Our 2012-2013 Judicial Board|
Judicial Board Mission:
The University of St. Thomas Residence Life Judicial Board serves to maintain an environment for learning and personal growth. As a body of peers, we uphold the policies of the residence halls, while providing a just and fair judicial process for all residents. We therefore, give every resident documented in an incident report the opportunity to let their voice be heard during the judicial process.
Peer Board Members
The 2012-2013 Board Applications will be available Fall 2012.
Vivian Cabrera, Area Coordinator
Yolanda Norman M.S., M.Ed., Director of Residence Life and Conference Housing
"Being a part of judicial board has been such a wonderful experience. I have learned so much about the reasoning behind out policies, and I have gotten the chance to share my knowledge with others. One thing that I really love about the judicial board is that the residents are talking to residents, there is no judgement, and everyone is honest. Whenever we have hearings, it is an open conversations between peers. My goal for the year is for everyone to be able to veiw the judicial board in the same positive light that I see it." - Angela Peltier - Former Student Advisor
What is Judicial Board?
Judicial Board (JBoard) is a body of UST residents who hear and adjudicate student cases of peers who may have been involved in a residential policy violation. The board provides residents an opportunity to discuss their judicial case in a peer-to-peer environment.
JBoard is composed of nine upper-class residents who alternate hearing cases along with the Student Advisor and the Director of Residence Life. The nine members are selected through an application process and, once chosen, attend a detailed training session to prepare them for the role. After hearing the case, the board members provide an appropriate resolution based on the evidence presented.
Why Do We Have a Judicial Board?
The judicial board honors the individual dignity of each resident while working to preserve a cohesive community (UST student handbook 2011-2012, page 193). We exist in order to uphold the high standards of the residence halls and the university. It is the goal of jboard to maintain a living environment in the residence halls, which is conducive to personal, educational, and spiritual growth.
Why Join JBoard?
It provides skill sets that can be used throughout your future.
JBoard is an excellent leadership position.
It is a good way to get involved on campus.
It is a great way to give back to your peers.
Must live in UST Residence Life Housing
Must be in good judicial standing
Must be a sophomore or higher by UST credit hours
Must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
What do I do if I get summoned to a judicial hearing?
- First, do not panic! The judicial process is educational, and is an opportunity to explain to your peers why you may have been involved in a policy violation.
- Pay attention to all dates and locations of hearings.
- Bring your UST student handbook to the hearing.
- Show up! This is an important opportunity to tell us what happened and allow your voice to be heard as we look to uphold the Basilian Father's values of goodness, discipline, and knowledge.
Contact information: email@example.com