OJA staff and UJB members table in the Carrier Dome to share information about the Code of Student Conduct with potential SU students
A new SU student and her parents wisely taking a Know the Code brochure!
Pamela Peter has recently been named the Interim Director for the Office of Judicial Affairs. A message from Pam will be coming shortly.
Latifah Williams, named after Queen Latifah, recently graduated with a major in Political Science and with a dual minor in Management Studies & African American Studies. Latifah joined the UJB 3 years ago “because I was looking for a way to get directly involved on campus. What could be a better way to gain firsthand knowledge of the University policies while helping out the campus community than to join the UJB. Three years later and I can say I’m glad I did!”
Sonia Lopez is a double major in Psychology and Sociology and a double minor in forensic science and political science with plans to graduate in May 2014. Sonia loves to write poetry and she joined the UJB because she “wanted to give back to the University.”
Yanika Burke is a junior studying Political Science and African-American Studies with plans to graduate in May 2014. Yanni was born in the US Virgin Islands and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Yanni joined the UJB in the fall of 2012 “because I thought it would help to improve my leadership role as well as be a way for me to give back to the Syracuse community.”
STOP Bias is an educational campaign dedicated to preventing acts of bias on the SU campus.
Cyber bullying, cyber stalking, and cyber harassment are increasingly common. Recent tragic events have placed these issues in the forefront of our minds. Syracuse University’s Office of Judicial Affairs responds to such behaviors through our Code of Student Conduct, which can be found in the Judicial System Handbook 2012-2013. The Code of Student Conduct items that address cyber bullying, cyber stalking, and cyber harassment include:
Code 2) Harassment-- whether physical, verbal or electronic, oral, written or video-- which is beyond the bounds of protected free speech, directed at a specific individual(s), easily construed as "fighting words," and likely to cause an immediate breach of the peace.
Code 3) Conduct, including but not limited to bullying--whether physical, verbal or electronic, oral, written or video-- which threatens the mental health, physical health, or safety of any person or persons including, but not limited to hazing, drug or alcohl abuse, and other forms of destructive behavior.
The Judicial Handbook is being revised for the academic year 2012-2013 where these three behaviors will be expressly named: cyber bullying, cyber stalking, and cyber harassment. This level of specificity will make the conduct process more useful to students and parents.