What is the Judicial Council (JBoard)?

The Judicial Council (or JBoard, for short), is Pomona’s student-run and -led disciplinary system. Alleged violations of the Student Handbook that do not prescribe their own disciplinary procedures are heard by the JBoard. JBoard acts like a jury for students: when the Administration believes that a student has violated the rules, it brings a case in front of a panel of students to decide whether there was in fact a violation of college policy and, if so, what the appropriate sanction should be. The Judicial Council is meant to allow students to decide, for themselves, how to best promote community standards while also providing a fair enforcement procedure for rules on student conduct.

The Judicial Council includes roughly thirty to forty students (“panelists”) and is led by four student chairs, with two advisors (Deans Ric Townes and Josh Eisenberg). The chairs are primarily responsible for recruiting members, leading training sessions for panelists, and scheduling and leading hearings. Chairs also play an advisory role to the Student Affairs Committee, which writes rules governing student conduct. 

Note that the Judicial Council does not have jurisdiction over all rules governing student conduct. Specifically, JBoard does not hear cases stemming from alleged discrimination and harassment, generally; sexual misconduct, harassment, and discrimination; or academic dishonesty

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