Tuesday, March 8, 2022

The Student Judicial Court (SJC) is the judicial branch of the Undergraduate Student Government. The role for SJC is to interpreted the USG Governing Documents and recommend procedural changes, serve as an appellate court for cases heard by other student judicial bodies, aid in the appeal process over University-issued parking tickets, and oversee the elections process of USG senators and executives.

The Student Judicial Court is composed of 7 justices who are appointed either at the start of the administration or at the end of an administration to ensure SJC is its own advisory body. The first rounds of appointments the current President will open an application around the end of their administration and they will appoint 4 justices to serve. The second rounds of appointments will occur when the new administration has been decided by the USG elections, when they will open an application and appoint 3 justices. All Justices will be sworn in on the Inauguration Day with the rest of the Legislative and executive branch.

The Student Judicial Court has 4 leadership positions. The first leadership positions is the Chief Justice who justices vote to act as the chair of SJC. They are responsible for running and scheduling meetings, as well as overseeing the success of SJC. The next positions is the Student Elections Commissioner (SEC), who is appointed by the Chief Justice. The SEC’s role is to oversee the process of the USG elections, including the development of rules and procedures to ensure fair, equitable, and accessible elections. Following the Student Elections Commissioner, there is the an Assistant Student Elections Commissioner that serves to aid the SEC in their role. The final leadership role in SJC is the Senate Liaison, who’s job is to attend senate sessions to update the other branches on the work SJC is doing.