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Why Are We Doing This?

College Judicial Consultants was started to help students participate in the most thorough and honest way possible to ensure a fair and efficient process. We regard our work with the students in your process as a beneficial partnership with your office to ensure the process is the best it can be. We have repeatedly watched students go through various disciplinary processes that require them to have self-sufficiency, emotional and developmental maturity, and an understanding of the relationship between the individual and the community for which they are unprepared in the best of times and especially during a stressful hearing process. Moreover, we understand that as judicial officers with obligations to your institutions and their processes, you have a need to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest. We have also experienced the frustration of dealing with attorneys who do not understand the process, and who not only create adversarial relationships between students and institutions, but also cost students thousands of dollars. We believe in the college judicial system, but it requires the active participation of reflective and developed students, which is too often possible only in theory.

We began College Judicial Consultants to help students approach the disciplinary process with the information, self-awareness, and maturity required for the system to work fairly and effectively. We do not create content for the students, and it is up to them to tell their story. However, we do help them reflect on the situation, organize their thoughts, achieve the tone they are looking for, and include the information that best helps articulate their position. The students’ responses will always be their own.

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have and we look forward to working with you.