Community Responsibilities: Malone Judicial System
Judicial Staff and Function
The Vice President for Student Development is charged with the responsibility of administering Malone Judicial System, in most cases through the Resident Directors or the Non-Academic Judicial Committee. All disciplinary bodies within that system report to the Vice President for Student Development. The Vice President for Student Development reserves the right to administratively adjudicate any case if believed by him/her to be in the best interests of the student and Malone.
The Non-Academic Judicial Committee is a judicial body made up of the Vice President for Student Development, Associate Dean, one (1) Resident Director (RD), and two (2) students chosen through Student Senate. Two RD's will generally be available to hear cases if the Vice President determines a conflict of interest may exist, and more than 2 students will generally be available to hear cases for the same reason. Every reasonable precaution is taken to prevent conflicts of interest, but due to the nature of a small residential campus this cannot be assured.
The Associate Dean is an experienced professional who meets with students in discipline cases and is empowered to determine first if the student is responsible and second what the appropriate disciplinary sanctions should be in a particular case. The Associate Dean will hear cases involving major offenses and those cases referred to him/her by the Resident Directors.
Resident Directors are experienced professionals who are involved in the process of confrontation, and adjudication, and who are empowered to determine first if the student is responsible and second what the appropriate disciplinary sanctions should be in a particular case.
The Student Appeals Committee is made up of three (3) faculty members appointed by the faculty Committee on Organization, three (3) students appointed by the Student Senate. This committee hears cases in which the Vice President for Student Development has already rendered an administrative disciplinary decision.