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SJB Office Hours 10/28

A member of the Student Judicial Board will be available to answer any questions you have regarding a pending SJB hearing, an interaction you had with a Public Safety officer, or any other concerns related to the judicial process you might have.

Friday, October 28
North College 121

SJB Office Hours

The judicial process can be daunting to navigate in the best of times, but when you have been charged with violating the Code of Non-Academic Conduct it can be particularly stressful.  You do not have to go through this experience without support.  There are many members of our community who have been trained as process advisors.  These people have an in depth understanding of the judicial process and can help you prepare for a hearing and put your best foot forward.

The members of the Student Judicial Board would also like to provide support for you and be available to answer any questions you might have about the CNAC and/or the judicial process.  Each week, one SJB member will hold office hours and will be available to answer questions about a particular incident you may be involved in or to answer questions you may have about the hearing process.  This support is designed to provide general support for students who have been accused of violating the CNAC or may want more in depth knowledge of the process from the students who are trained and have responsibility to hear judicial cases.

The office hours will change each week, so you should check the Student Affairs web site, http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/judicialboard/sjbhours.html, for the available times.

Please contact the dean of student’s office with any questions.


The Dean of Student’s office and the Student Judicial Board

Applications for the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Intern for the 2011-2012 academic year are now being accepted.  The SART intern will provide trained peer support to help students navigate on- and off-campus resources and judicial processes.  The intern will also serve as a liaison between the Davison Health Center, the Office of Behavioral Health for Students, WesWell, Student Activities, SART, the Administration, WSA, and other student and campus groups engaged in sexual assault prevention and response initiatives.  More information can be found through the following links:

Applications must be submitted to Dr. Davis Smith (pdsmith@weselyan.edu) at the Davison Health Center by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 15.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Smith or Eliza Gordon ’11 (ejgordon@wesleyan.edu), the current SART intern.


At the end of the spring term, Wesleyan’s Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Committee and Code of Non-Academic Conduct (CNAC) Review Committee forwarded proposals to me that the University’s AOD policies be amended to prohibit the misuse of prescription drugs and to prohibit open containers of alcohol on University property.  I am writing to notify you that these policy changes will become effective for the upcoming fall term.

The misuse of prescription drugs, whether for recreational purposes or to enhance academic performance, has become a major problem nationally.  Students have increasingly expressed concern about this issue, and Wesleyan’s AOD policy will now specifically prohibit the misuse or abuse of any prescription medication.

Wesleyan policy also will prohibit open containers of alcohol on University property beginning this fall.  This change brings our policy more in line with our peers, and should help us address problems associated with transient public drinking, clarify expectations for alcohol use on University property, and resolve discrepancies between University policy and existing City ordinances.  The new policy will not prevent students of legal age from responsibly consuming alcohol in their residences (or in the backyards of senior houses); nor will it apply to registered events, such as University-sponsored activities, approved student parties, Spring Fling, etc.  At the suggestion of some of the student leaders with whom I’ve consulted, members of the Wesleyan community who are of legal age will be permitted to responsibly consume alcohol on Foss Hill during daylight hours.

The faculty and staff members involved in these lengthy discussions are unanimously in support of these policy changes, while most students instead support greater educational efforts.  I believe that these policy changes together with more robust educational interventions will be helpful in reducing illegal and unsafe AOD use on our campus.

I am grateful for the efforts of the students, faculty and staff who served on these important committees, and look forward to continuing to work with them to address these issues in the coming year.

Best wishes for a restful summer,

Dean Mike

The Honor Board is now accepting applications from the sophomore class for two openings on the Board for the next four semesters, starting in the Fall of 2010.

The standards of academic conduct that constitute the Honor Code are enforced by students by means of the Honor Board. The Board, which adjudicates violations of the Honor Code, exists for several related reasons

  • to afford the protection of fair process to students alleged to have violated the Honor Code
  • to ensure that sanctions are commensurate with violations, and
  • to promote uniformity in the handling of cases.

Furthermore, the Honor Board serves as a constant reminder of institutional values. Initial adjudication of alleged violations of the Honor Code must issue from the Honor Board.

Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information  at http://www.wesleyan.edu/studenthandbook/3_honorsystem.html.

Please complete the application form and submit it to Lorna Scott, at lscott@wesleyan.edu.  Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2010.

WesFest is upon us and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Committee would like to encourage you to check out our new Blog for students called, “Know Your Rights and Responsibilities.”  The blog’s  focus is on providing pertinent information prior to large scale events where alcohol is served and/or likely to be a major focus of the events. Information is also be provided to assist those who choose not to drink alcohol. We hope students find the blog to be a useful tool for making healthy decisions.  We encourage you to share this information with any prefrosh you host this weekend.

You will see this blog a few more times with different information prior to Spring Fling and Commencement weekend.  Have a safe and healthy end to your semester.


Attention Class of 2012:

The Student Judicial Board is seeking to fill five positions with students from the class of 2012. The position is a two-year appointment beginning in the Fall 2010 semester and continuing through the Spring 2012 semester. An application form is available online or from Karen Karpa, Clerk of the Student Judicial Board, located in the Dean of Students Office, North College, First Floor, Room 108. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 5, 2010 at 5:00pm. A description of the duties of the Student Judicial Board can be found in the Student Handbook at http://www.wesleyan.edu/studenthandbook/.

Positions on the Student Judicial Board require a good deal of time, effort, and devotion. Please make sure you are fully aware of the responsibilities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Board (listed below) or Scott Backer, Assistant Director of Student Life/Student Conduct (sbacker@wesleyan.edu, 860.685.3162).

Anna Chang ‘10
Tess Eisenhart ‘10
Adam Gomez ‘10
Ernest Sliwinski ‘10
Emma Van Susteren ‘10
Allana Kembabazi ‘11
Rick Maynard ‘11
Ian Park ‘11
Adrian Hernandez ‘11