Judicial Affairs

Terms & Definitions

Administrative Hearing

A meeting between a student involved in an incident and the Vice President for Student Affairs or one of his designees.

University Hearing Board (UHB)

A board comprised of four current, traditional, undergraduate students, five administrators, and four faculty members with the purpose of hearing appeals regarding decisions of responsibility in administrative hearings.  A minimum of 3 board members are present for every UHB hearing.

Sanction

The consequence assigned to a student upon finding of responsibility in an incident, including formal warning, policy reviews, alcohol education and university probation.

Student Life Fine

A fine assessed to a student's account when a sanction is not fulfilled within the allotted time frame.

Judicial Hold

A hold placed on a student's account (limiting registration and other capabilities) when a sanction is not fulfilled within the allotted time frame.

Call to Hearing Letter

A letter from Judicial Affairs alerting a student that he or she has been documented and informing him/her of how and when to make an appointment for an administrative hearing.

FERPA

Family Educational Right to Privacy Act, a national act meant to protect a student's rights. Learn more...

IPA

California Information Privacy Act, a state act meant to protect a student's rights.

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