The Judicial Hearing Board’s function is to investigate the alleged violations against the Code of Conduct within the disciplinary hearing and determine whether the student charged is responsible or not responsible. Board members play an active role in listening to all testimony and evidence presented, and they have an opportunity to question all witnesses to gain a better understanding of the issues related to the allegations. If members of the Board determine, through deliberation, that the student(s) is responsible for the allegation(s), they then recommend an appropriate sanction.
Hearings usually last between one to two hours. A minimum of three persons (two faculty/professional staff, one student) or a maximum of five persons (three faculty/professional staff, two students) serve on each Board. You may be asked to be a member of multiple judicial board hearings several times per semester, but you can serve when it is convenient for you. You will be notified by email about the convening of a hearing several days before the hearing. Hearings are scheduled at various times, from 8:30am to 4:30pm and on different days of the week depending on the class schedules of the student(s) charged and of the witness(s). A confirmation is then sent back to you if you have been selected to serve on the Board for that particular incident.
Students who serve on College Judicial Review Boards must maintain a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A., be in good social standing with the College as determined by the Office of Judicial Affairs, and agree to keep all case information in strict confidence.
To apply to become a member of the Judicial Hearing Board please contact Juhi Bhatt at x7464 or via email if you have any questions.
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652