Board of Judicial Affairs
At Wednesday’s Graduate Student Council (GSC) meeting, council members and Undergraduate Senators debated with representatives from the Board of Judicial Affairs over a bill to approve the Alternate Review Process (ARP), currently in its pilot stage. The ARP reviews cases involving sexual assault, sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking in which a Stanford student is the alleged offender.
In their attempt to make sexual assault victims more comfortable pursuing disciplinary cases against their attackers, members of the Board on Judicial Affairs debated how to protect the interests of both parties, and the role of the University in ensuring the best practices for handling sensitive cases.
With special fees petitioning season on its way, the ASSU Undergraduate Senate last night considered the projected Student Services Division (SSD) budget, which will move SSD to special fees for the first time this year. A number of senators expressed clear opposition to the allotted stipends, suggesting that SSD officers ought not be paid through the special fee at all.
A fuller picture is emerging of the University’s efforts to fix what some call a “broken” process for handling accusations of rape among students…