About SJA

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The Office of Student Judicial Affairs supports the University's educational purposes and goals and serves the campus by administering a fair and effective disciplinary system, by enforcing student conduct standards, by upholding student rights and by responding to student grievances. SJA works with students and faculty to promote academic integrity, ethics, responsible behavior, and student learning in a safe and civil campus environment.

SJA central office staff

Donald J. Dudley, Director
Colette D. Nuño, Assistant Director
Sheila L. Harrington, SJA Officer
Jennifer Chow, SJA Case Manager and Judicial Officer
Matthew O'Connor, SJA Officer
Zee (ZamZam) Syed, SJA Officer


SJA Student Housing staff

Courtney Robinson, Assistant Director for Policy and Conduct
Matthew O'Connor, Housing SJA Officer

To set an appointment with central office staff, please call the SJA Office at (530) 752-1128.

To set an appointment with SJA Student Housing staff, please call the Student Housing Office of Student Development at (530) 752-1736.

Programs and Functions

I. Student Judicial Affairs administers the student disciplinary system at UC Davis.

SJA staff strives to:

  • ensure the just and prompt resolution of alleged misconduct cases, with respect for the rights of accused students, reporting parties, and the campus community;
  • uphold the University's standards of excellence in education and promote the ethical, intellectual, and emotional growth and development of students involved in the disciplinary process;
  • provide leadership opportunities for students regarding academic integrity and conflict management (the Campus Judicial Board and student peer mediators);
  • maintain confidential, central records of conduct cases and issue statistical reports as required to campus, state and federal agencies;
  • support and assist in protecting the safety and security of members of the campus community.

II. Student Judicial Affairs upholds student rights, responds to student grievances, and facilitates student conflict managment and mediation services.

SJA staff serves as a resource for informal resolution of student grievances.

  • SJA provides information, advice, and referrals regarding student rights and grievances including concerns such as arbitrary treatment, free expression, privacy, discrimination, and sexual harassment.
  • SJA seeks to protect student rights and mediation skills, and promote a climate of fairness, civility, mutual respect and positive communication on campus.

  • III. Student Judicial Affairs develops, publishes, and distributes educational outreach materials and programs.

    Through these efforts, SJA works to:

    • educate the campus community about student rights, responsiblities and conduct standards;
    • promote academic integrity and responsible conduct, and prevent misconduct;
    • foster discussion of ethical issues and enhance the commitment of students, staff, and faculty to academic integrity.

    • SJA's educational outreach includes events, presentations, videos, newspaper articles, websites, workshops, and flyers. SJA also researches and applies strategies for promoting academic integrity and responsible student behavior and responds to requests for information, advice, and referrals from faculty, staff, and others.

    IV. Student Judicial Affairs coordinates review and development of student-related policies, including:

    • reviewing, updating, and implementing the Administration of Student Discipline (the campus disciplinary procedure manual), as well as campus policies regarding student privacy and records, discrimination, sexual harassment, and others; coordinating campus consultation on student-related systemwide policies.

    V. Student Judicial Affairs helps coordinate responses to student-related emergencies by:

    • serving with other key units (Police, Psychological Services, Student Housing and Campus Violence Prevention) on the Student Crisis Response Team, and
    • developing, evaluating, and implementing protocols for dangerous situations such as those involving threats (including threats of self-harm), assault, stalking, drug abuse, and/or other crimes or high-risk behaviors.