Office of Student Judicial Affairs


Student's Frequently Asked Questions


Question: What does Student Judicial Affairs do?

Answer: Student Judicial Affairs (SJA) investigates and resolves allegations of academic and non academic violations of the Code of Student Conduct (CSC). Examples of academic violation include cheating, plagiarism, interference with courses of instruction, and theft of damage intellectual property. Examples of non academic violations include forgery, theft, physical abuse, hazing, alcohol and other drug violations. http://www.gram.edu. The Code also explains the conduct process, a student’s rights and responsibilities, and possible outcomes.

Question: How are cases referred to Student Judicial Affairs?
Answer: Allegations of violations come from a variety of sources including law enforcement, faculty, staff, students, and members of the public.

Question: How will I know if Student Judicial Affairs is investigating me?
Answer: You will receive a letter from Student Judicial Affairs called a Notice of Possible Violation that explains that an investigation is in progress, the basis of the investigation, and directs you to arrange an appointment with Student Judicial Affairs.

Question: An instructor has informed me or has suspicions that I cheated. What will happen?
Answer: Cases of academic dishonesty can be resolved between the instructor and you. The instructor may decide to resolve the matter without any further action by Student Judicial Affairs. If you accept responsibility and accept the academic sanction proposed by the instructor, generally the case is closed at that level and is recorded at Student Judicial Affairs. If circumstances warrant, Student Judicial Affairs may consider additional sanctions.

The instructor may also decide to refer the matter to Student Judicial Affairs for investigation. Student Judicial Affairs will review the material, speak to witnesses and determine if the charges have enough merit. If so, the case may be resolved through an informal disposition in which you and Student Judicial Affairs come to an agreement or the case may be referred to the Judicial Hearing Board to determine the outcome of the case.

Question: What rights do I have if I am accused of a violation?
Answer: The Code of Student Conduct has a thorough list of student rights, some to remember are:

  • Students will be provided with the University regulation(s) that were allegedly violated.
  • Students have a right to bring an attorney to the hearing, the attorney will be allowed to attend only as an advisor to his client.
  • Students have the right to have access to their file.

Grambling State University
Office of Student Judicial Affairs
GSU Box 4309
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 274-6149