Student Judicial Board (SJB)

The Student Judicial Board (SJB) is the judicial branch of the Student Government Association (SGA) 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 Student Code of Conduct.

The SJB on Atlanta campus is comprised of 16 members serving as justices, with two serving as associate chief justices and one serving as chief justice. The SJB on the Perimeter campuses is comprised of 16 members serving as justices, with five 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 Student Code of Conduct. The Hearing Panel makes recommendations to the Dean of Students. The SJB may not hear cases of alleged violations of the Policy on Academic Honesty and the Sexual Misconduct Policy The SJB receives yearly training on adjudicating a conduct case and strives to protect the Georgia State University community while assisting with the student’s personal growth.

As listed in the SJB bylaws, 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.

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  • Currently enrolled Georgia State University student (undergraduate, graduate or professional)
  • 2.5 or better grade point average at the time of appointment.
  • Completed thirty semester credit hours (Atlanta) and 12 semester credit hours (Perimeter) at any institution.
  • Registered for a minimum of 6 credit hours if undergraduate (Atlanta).
  • Is in good disciplinary standing.
  • No current or prior violations of the Code.

  • Attend bimonthly SJB and committee meetings.
  • Participate in spring and fall semester trainings.
  • Serve on hearing panels for conduct cases when requested.
  • Implement and attend workshops throughout the semester.

Participation in the SJB provides, but is not limited to, the following benefits and skills:

    • Communication skills: Ability to clearly express and defend thoughts.
    • Assertiveness skills: Ability to express thoughts 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 skills: Ability to make decisions objectively after thinking through most aspects of the issue.
    • Problem-solving skills: Ability to analyze and evaluate all aspects of a conflict situation and determine possible alternative solutions.

The application is open.

Learn more about SJB through this video.