Judicial AffairsJudicial AffairsDivision of Student AffairsDepartment of Student LifeUniversity of Cincinnati

Judicial Affairs

Administrative Review Committee

  • The committee shall consist of the Hearing Administrator, two faculty or staff selected from the Administrative Review Committee (ARC) pool, and four undergraduate student representatives selected from the ARC student pool for undergraduate cases or two graduate students selected from the ARC student graduate pool for graduate cases.
  • The ARC pool shall consist of twelve faculty and staff selected by the Director of University Judicial Affairs in consultation with Faculty Senate and/or academic colleges, twenty student representatives selected by the Office of Judicial Affairs in consultation with Student Government, and six graduate or professional students selected by the Office of Judicial Affairs in consultation with the Graduate Student Governance Association.
  • The Hearing Administrator shall be the Director of University Judicial Affairs or the Director’s designee.
  • A quorum is present for undergraduate cases when the Hearing Administrator, one faculty or staff, and three student representatives are present. A quorum is present for graduate cases when the Hearing Administrator, one faculty or staff, and two student representatives are present. The Hearing Administrator will only vote in the case of a tie by the committee.
  • Any student may challenge participation of any committee member on the grounds of conflict of interest. Challenges must be submitted in writing to the Hearing Administrator within three days of notice of the committee composition. The challenge must specify reasons that would prevent the individual from being unbiased with respect to the hearing proceedings. The Hearing Chair shall decide whether the member is biased. If the challenge is granted, a substitute will be appointed and the same option to challenge shall exist. If the Hearing Administrator is challenged, the AVP for Student Life/Dean of Students shall determine the validity of the challenge and either replace or retain the Hearing Administrator.
  • The Hearing Administrator shall send the Committee’s final recommendation to the AVP for Student Life/Dean of Students and to the student within 10 days after the hearing.
  • Within 10 days after receipt of the Committee’s recommendation(s), the AVP for Student Life/Dean of Students shall take one of the following actions and notify all parties in writing:
    • concur,
    • modify sanction or,
    • send back to Administrative Review Committee for further review and recommendation.
  • The student and Director of University Judicial Affairs shall be notified in writing of the decision and of the appeal process. If the student does not appeal the decision within 10 days, the sanction(s) approved by the AVP for Student Life/Dean of Students shall be in effect.

Appeal process

Filing an appeal

A student found to be responsible for either an academic or nonacademic violation of the SCOC shall have the right to appeal, and as to allegations of sexual harassment, whether the finding is responsible or not responsible, a sexual harassment complainant shall also have the right to appeal. An appeal must be submitted in writing to the director of the OUJA within five days of receipt of the sanction decision letter. Upon receipt of the appeal, the director of the OUJA will forward the appeal along with the student’s file to the University Appeals Administrator (UAA), appointed by the vice president for student affairs and services.

A student or sexual harassment complainant may challenge participation of the UAA on the grounds of conflict of interest. Challenges must be submitted in writing to the director of the OUJA along with the appeal within the five days. The challenge must specify reasons that would prevent the individual from being unbiased with respect to the hearing proceedings. The director of the OUJA, in consultation with the Dean of Students/AVP for Student Life, shall decide whether the challenge has merit. If the challenge is granted or if there is an inherent conflict of interest with the UAA, a substitute will be appointed by the vice president for student affairs and services, and the same option to challenge shall exist.

University Appeals Administrator

Professor Rachel J. Smith

*The Office of University Judicial Affairs is currently recruiting students to serve as student representatives for the Administrative Review Committee.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Administrative Review Committee, please fill out the following form:

 

Administrative Review Committee Members

University College Faculty/Staff Members:

Christopher Allen Financial Aid
Susan Bourke CECH
Erica Forrest Wellness Center
Arnett Glassco Engineering
Carol Tonge Mack Arts & Sciences
Kenneth Simonson Engineering
Chris Stone Athletics
Brandy Turnbow Women's Center
Cassaundra Thorpe Athletics
Samantha Foltz
Academic Advising
Brice Mickey
SALD
Jeffrey Logsdon
Club Sports

 

Student Members:

Maya Jones
Arie Meyer
David Schmutte
Eric Dornoff
Frederick Hjortsberg
Naomi Hone
Garrett Williams Jared Jasany
Joseph Dimauro
Ashley Kemp Andrew Dowers Kevin Rudemiller
Kelsey Randolph
Joe Murray
Mitch Lawson
Chris Cole
Jamila Jones
 

 

Graduate Student Members:

Daniel Traicoff
Siddharth Sridhar Santanu Baruah
Mike Czarnecki