studentjudicialboard

Student Judicial Board


The Student Judicial Board (SJB) is the judicial branch of the Student Government Association and is an essential element of student governance. The SJB exists to uphold the standards of the Georgia State University community by providing peer adjudication of alleged student violations of the Code. The SJB is comprised of 16 members serving as Justices, with two serving as Associate Chief Justices and one serving as Chief Justice. When the SJB is selected as a student’s hearing route, an SJB Hearing Panel will review all of the information presented and will respond fairly and effectively to alleged violations of the Code. The Hearing Panel makes recommendations to the Dean of Students. The SJB may not hear cases of alleged violations of the academic honesty policy and sexual misconduct. The SJB receives yearly training on many elements of adjudicating a conduct case. The SJB strives to protect the Georgia State University community while assisting with the student’s personal growth.

Within the SJB, there are five committees: Bylaws, Public Relations, Internal Affairs, Parking Appeals, and SGA Liaison. Each Justice will serve on a committee, while one Justice per committee will be nominated to chair the committee.

  • Currently enrolled Georgia State University student (undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional)
  • 2.5 or better grade point average at the time of appointment
  • Completed thirty semester credit hours (sophomore classification)
  • Registered for a minimum of 6 credit hours if undergraduate.
  • Is in good disciplinary standing.
  • No current or prior violations of a University conduct regulation.

  • Attend bi-monthly SJB and Committee meetings.
  • Participate in a one-day training session in August.
  • Serve on hearing panels for conduct cases when requested.
  • Implement and/or attend workshops throughout the semester.

Benefits and skills gained from participation in the SJB are below (but not limited to):
Communication skills – ability to express yourself clearly and defend expressed thoughts.
Assertiveness skills – ability to express yourself without infringing on the rights of others.
Listening skills – ability to hear ideas and opinions of others.
Sensitivity awareness – ability to understand feelings, concerns and personal rights of others.
Decision-making – ability to make decisions objectively after thinking through most aspects of the issue.
Problem-solving – ability to analyze and evaluate all aspects of a conflict situation and determine possible alternative solutions.