Benjamin Holston ‘15, chair of the ASSU Undergraduate Senate, backed away from his claims made at last week’s senate meeting that the Board of Judicial Affairs (BJA) had added eight new bylaws to the Student Judicial Charter of 1997 over the summer without properly soliciting student input.
Per the Charter, the co-chairs of the BJA “forward[ed] the text of the changes to the chair of the Undergraduate Senate of the Associated Students of Stanford University.
But for all their virtues, the Honor Code and Fundamental Standard suffer from a woeful lack of familiarity among students and faculty. That was the conclusion of a committee that recently reviewed the Stanford judicial process.
Students subject to the University’s judicial process may be exposed to a system implicitly slanted towards finding respondents guilty and willfully indifferent to rights enshrined in the Student Judicial Charter of 1997, according to a case study of a 2011 judicial proceeding.
Stanford administrators have downplayed the incident’s impact to date on residential advising and the application of the University’s Honor Code.