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Inside the system: How UJC and Honor support pools operate to reach University students

Incoming UJC and Honor chairs address committee outreach, education efforts and common misconceptions

POWERS: Students should support proposed UJC referenda

Proposed UJC constitutional amendments demonstrate progress and fit within the UJC’s dedication to student’s rights

UJC advisor addresses committee’s role in student self governance

Marsh Pattie, assistant vice president of student affairs, spoke to the University Judiciary Committee Sunday evening. Pattie was a former member of UJC and was given the responsibility of advising the group this year.

UJC proposes constitutional amendments to modernize language, refine statue of limitations

Seventeen representatives of the University Judiciary Committee approved amendments to its constitution, including proposals to modernize language and refine the statute of limitations for resubmission of complaints Sunday evening. The amendments will appear on the ballot of the upcoming University-wide election as referenda and will be voted on Feb. 26 through March 1.

UJC prepares for upcoming University-wide election

The University Judiciary Committee hosted University Board of Elections chair and fourth-year College student Alex Smith-Scales in preparation for the upcoming spring general election during their first meeting of the semester Sunday evening.

UJC Chair cites reformed application process, internal demographics survey as highlights of semester

Chaired by fourth-year Engineering student Kevin Warshaw, the University Judiciary Committee undertook several initiatives during its Fall 2018 term in hopes of making the system more fair and inclusive. The initiatives included revisions of its application format, enforcing mandatory bias and Green Dot training, creating a Diversity and Engagement Committee and releasing the results of its internal demographic survey.

UJC Members take implicit association test to recognize potential biases in disciplinary action

During its general body meeting Sunday night, the University Judiciary Committee gathered to discuss the importance of recognizing implicit biases when investigating and trying potential violations of the University’s Standards of Conduct — which address behavior such as the damage of or unlawful entry onto University property, disorderly conduct on University property or the violation of state or federal laws.

First Year Judiciary Committee appointees hope to make sanctions more rehabilitative

The 2018-19 University Judiciary Committee appointed 12 new members to the First Year Judiciary Committee last month after reforming its application process to no longer require applicants to take a preliminary multiple choice and short answer exam to become a member.

UPD chief defends law enforcement response to Aug. 11 and 12 anniversary at UJC meeting

During the University Judiciary Committee general body meeting Sunday night, University Police Department Chief Tommye Sutton defended the strong law enforcement presence during this year’s anniversary weekend marking one year since the white supremacist rallies of Aug. 11 and 12, 2017. Sutton said that law enforcement’s previous failure to prevent violence at the 2017 rallies was paramount to this year’s preparations in terms of reducing conflict among demonstrators.

UJC selects new members after eliminating exam component of application process

Starting this year, the University Judiciary Committee no longer required applicants to take a preliminary multiple choice and short answer exam to become a member. UJC announced this summer that it would be reforming its application process so that students could apply for appointed positions.

UJC hears from Office of the Dean of Students case manager on working with students

The University Judiciary Committee invited Case Manager Shelby Gibson to talk at its General Body meeting about how to work with students accused of a standard violation.

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UJC announces plan to analyze and publish Historical Documents

The University Judiciary Committee has undertaken a project to examine and analyze important historical documents relating to the judiciary committee’s past.

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New Executives Take Over

The University Judiciary Committee officially welcomed its new executive members and heard remarks from graduating executive members in an official change to new leadership on Sunday.

 

UJC Chair Mitch Wellman

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Peter Bautz elected UJC chair

Yesterday, the University Judiciary Committee elected its next Chair and Vice Chairs. The incoming voting members discussed future goals for the University Judiciary Committee.

 

UJC Chair Peter Bautz

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UJC discusses referenda results, proposed bylaws changes

The University Judiciary Committee met for the first time Sunday following the elections to discuss proposed bylaws changes and election results.

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Four UJC referenda aimed at clarifying ambiguities, language in constitution pass

All University Judiciary Committee referenda up for consideration in this year’s University elections passed. In addition, a new set of Representatives were elected (View Full UBE Election Results).

 

UJC discusses referenda, widening sanctions

The University Judiciary Committee met Sunday to discuss initiatives to widen possible sanctions and impending referenda.

 

Four University Judiciary Committee referenda to appear on the ballot

Students will have the opportunity in the upcoming University-wide elections to vote on four amendments proposed by the University Judiciary Committee. Proposed amendments seek to update language, clarify ambiguities in UJC constitution.

UJC may expand definition of bias-motivated violations

The University Judicial Council may have several constitutional amendments on the ballot in the next University election.

 

First Year Judiciary Committee elects Chair, Vice Chair

First-year College students Sam Powers and Emma Westerhof, the newly selected chair and vice chair of the First Year Judiciary Committee, will begin their duties next week, as the First Year Judiciary Committee begins its first round of trials.

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UJC Awareness Week works to engage U.Va. community

With a theme of “Hold Yourself to a Higher Standard” (a play on the 12 Standards of Conduct), the UJC’s Awareness Week helped students understand that the UJC is a resource for the University community.

 

UJC invites dean to discuss hazing

At it’s most recent general body meeting, the UJC discussed hazing at the University and the upcoming UJC Awareness Week.

 

UJC prepares for upcoming outreach events

The University Judiciary Committee discussed UJC Awareness Week during their meeting on Sunday. Additionally, the Committee covered the role that each support officer is to play in trial.

UJC welcomes 42 new members in general body meeting

In general body this week, the University Judiciary Committee welcomed 42 new members.

UJC reflects on dark beginnings in bi-weekly meeting

The University Judiciary Committee reflected on the history surrounding the formation of the Committee in their latest general body meeting.

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UJC holds first general body meeting of the year

The University Judiciary Committee had its first general body meeting for the 2016-2017 academic year Sunday.