The judicial affairs function at SUNY College at Old Westbury is responsible
for acting on behalf of the College in matters of student discipline. Under the
direction of the Dean of Students, the Campus Judicial Officer deals with alleged
instances of student misconduct in order to determine how best to resolve these
allegations consistent with the goals and mission of the College as an educational
and intellectual community.
It is the purpose of the student disciplinary system
to further the educational mission of the College by resolving alleged violations
of the Code
of Student Conduct and other applicable policies regarding
student behavior. The processes by which complaints about alleged student
misconduct can be resolved
are outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.
The judicial affairs function at Old Westbury has twin goals: to help create
a safe environment where academic life can flourish; and to promote the development
of students. Our student disciplinary process is meant to set the standard
for behavior on our campus and to determine a student's standing in the community.
It is not meant to replace or substitute for the criminal justice system or
other legal avenues. However, the student disciplinary process provides an
important additional forum to respond to the interests of the Old Westbury
Our processes are designed to educate and, where appropriate, sanction those
students who violate our rules. We seek both to promote a student's sense of
responsibility by enforcing accountability, and to protect our community by,
where necessary, removing or restricting those who may pose a threat to others.
Our intention is to emphasize the peaceful and productive handling of conflict
when possible and where appropriate. The
Dean of Students and the Campus
Judicial Officer encourage your feedback, input
and consultation. We strive to be a safe, helpful and professional resource
for the entire Old Westbury community.