Section 1. All Judiciary powers of the Student Government Association shall be vested in the Judiciary Board.
Section 2. The Judiciary Board shall have the following powers and duties:
- to decide disputes among organizations.
- to review and to act upon all cases referred to it by students.
- to supervise campus-wide elections.
- to keep a record of all cases brought before them.
- to review any decision of the Senate.
Section 3. The Judiciary Board shall be composed of a chairperson who shall be at least a first-semester Junior (meaning 60 credit hours) at the time he/she assumes the office. He/she is to be appointed as chairperson by the President and Vice President of the Student Government Association with confirmation by the Student Senate. The Judiciary Board shall also consist of three other members of the association also appointed by the President and Vice President of the Student Government Association with confirmation of the Senate and two faculty members elected by the faculty of the University of Pikeville. Each person has a voting privilege in the Judiciary Board.
Section 4. No student shall serve as a member of the Judiciary Board if he/she has been on social probation either of the two semesters immediately prior to his/her assuming office. Anyone serving who has violated the conduct rules of the University of Pikeville so extensively would be detrimental to the Judiciary Board and what it stands for.
Section 5. To be a member of the Judiciary Board a student must be a full-time student (12 hours) and must have a 2.5 grade-point average overall.
Section 6. To serve on the Judiciary Board, a student must be either a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (all by hours) at the time he/she assumes office.
Section 7. The Judiciary Board Chairperson will call and approve all Judiciary Board meetings.
Section 8. Decisions of the Judiciary Board will be final with a majority vote.
Section 9. The Judiciary Board Chairperson will swear in all new members with the following pledge by each member:
“I ____________________ understand the office of the University of Pikeville Judicial Board is one of high esteem. I swear to uphold this position and the Constitution of the University of Pikeville Student Government Association with honesty, confidence, and trustworthiness to the best of my abilities, so help me God.”
Section 10. The Judiciary Board shall meet at least twice each semester.
Section 11. A student or students may appeal to the Judiciary Board on actions or decisions made by the faculty, administration, or other University personnel.
Section 12. The student has one week after the decision of the accuser to appeal (in writing) to the Judiciary Board.
Section 13. The student(s) shall appeal in writing giving reasons and decisions of why the appeal is being made. The student must include name(s) of the accuser, those involved in the incident(s) and all witnesses.
Section 14. The Judiciary Board Chairperson will designate a time for a meeting within 3 days after receiving an appeal. All members of the Judiciary Board, the accused, the accuser, and all persons involved, including witnesses, must attend the hearing called by the Judiciary Board.
Section 15. It is the duty of the Judiciary Board Chairperson to contact all persons involved.
Section 16. The Judiciary Board shall hear all evidence from each side and with a majority vote come to a decision on the appealed matter.
Section 17. The Judiciary Board’s decision will be final and binding and may not be appealed again to the Judiciary Board.
Section 18. Judiciary Board members must attend all meetings of the Student Senate. In the case of three (3) or more absences, the cabinet may call for a replacement or appoint an interim member.