Judicial Affairs
Processes

Fort Hays State University's Student/Faculty Court approaches each student or student organization in a manner that allows students to exercise their rights and to recognize their responsibilities through a fair and consistent judicial process. The main goal of the judicial process is to help students understand how their behavior impacts the campus community and themselves by being educational with each and every person who comes before the Board. If a student is found responsible for violating a policy, the sanctions are not intended to punish but to educate. This allows the involved student an opportunity to understand the consequences of his/her behavior, foster respect for the rights of others, and encourage self-discipline. All members of the Judicial Board should strive to discover the educational significance of the Judicial Board’s actions.

 Student cases come through a judicial process when a student is to have allegedly broken one of the rules and policies included in the Student Code of Conduct. The University reserves the right to make a case-by-case determination as to whether conduct of a serious nature which occurs off of the premises of the University, but has an impact on the University community, may be addressed under this policy.

 Residence hall behavior concerns are normally handled by the Residence Hall staff and/or Residence Hall Judicial Boards; Greek conduct questions are handled by the house of which the accused is a member, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, or Greek Standards Review Board. Local law enforcement authorities generally handle off-campus law violations. The University reserves the right to make a case-by-case determination as to whether some conduct which occurs off of the premises of the University may be addressed under this policy.

 Violations of the Student Code of Conduct that do not fall under the jurisdiction of the judicial bodies listed above are normally handled by the Office of Student Affairs. This office also serves as the appellate body for Residence Hall Boards and the Greek Standards Review Board. The Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for the coordination of administrative judicial programs and proceedings.

Judicial Affairs Handbook
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