Ⅳ. The Student Court

A. Composition
B. Jurisdiction
C. Court Officers


A. Composition

The Student Court shall normally be composed of nine men. Each year each of the four classes will elect two Court representatives and one alternate from among their members. (Until Freshman representatives have taken their seats, the Court shall be composed of seven students.) A Court Chairman will be chosen from the rising Senior Class at annual student elections. The Chairman shall be the presiding officer, as well as a voting member, of the Court. The seat of an absent Court representative shall be filled by an alternate representative without regard to which academic classes the absentee and the substitute represent.

B. Jurisdiction

The Student Court shall have jurisdiction over all matters which do or may constitute violations of the Honor Code or Code of Student Conduct pursuant and subject to the delegation of such jurisdiction to it by the Faculty and/or the President as set forth in the College By-Laws.

C. Court Officers

The Chairman of the Student Court, at the beginning of each school year, shall appoint a group of students from whom individuals may be appointed to investigate, present, or defend cases coming before the Student Court, provided, however, that the President of Student Government or his designee shall be the preliminary investigator of alleged Honor Code violations. Students with any legal training shall not be eligible for such appointments. The Chairman of the Court may also appoint court reporters to make records of Court proceedings and such other officers as he deems necessary or appropriate for the conduct of its business.