The Judicial Board is a standing committee of LUCC and is responsible for adjudicating alleged violations of the Social Code. The Judicial Board at Lawrence is mainly student run. While the Board does have an advisor, the Dean of Students, the advisor is a non-voting member of the Board. While many feel that the Board is for the strict purpose of adjudicating cases, its main goal is education which is achieved through campus outreach and hearing sanctions that are educational, rather than punitive, in nature.
The philosophy of the Judicial Board
The goal of the University's disciplinary system is to encourage and assist the students in assuming the responsibility for their own behaviors and discipline. The purpose of the Judicial Board is to educate rather than punish, to be helpful rather than vindictive, and to stimulate students to think about their actions as they relate to those of the other members of the university community.
Overview of the Social Code
The Social Code has been established at Lawrence University in order to support and accomplish the mission of the university and to establish a community dedicated to the personal development of its individual students.
The Social Code consists of four main points that have been established to govern student conduct.
1.) The right to personal security and safety of all members of the community shall be protected, and any act of an individual, which is conducted in willful disregard of that right shall be in violation of this code.
2.) The right to maintain personal property free from wrongful interference by others shall be protected, and any act of an individual, which is conducted in willful disregard shall be in violation of this code.
3.) All LUCC extant legislation listed on-line in the Lawrence Student Handbook section of the website shall be part of this Social Code.
4.) All university regulations listed on-line in the Lawrence Student Handbook section of the web site shall be a part of this Social Code.
Questions? Comments? E-mail the Dean of Students.