OFFICE OF JUDICIAL AFFAIRS

MISSION STATEMENT

The Office of Judicial Affairs educates our students, staff and faculty about the interpretation and enforcement of campus policies. We facilitate and encourage a community of respect, and uphold due process rights for all our students.

STUDENT CONDUCT OVERVIEW

The Office of Judicial Affairs at BCC is responsible for providing a fair and educational system for administering the University’s student conduct system. The procedures in place create a safe, welcoming, and equitable campus community for all students to coexist.

The process for responding to alleged violations of the BCC Student Code of Conduct and/or Henderson Rules is outlined in Article XV of the CUNY Board of Trustees Bylaws.

It is the goal of the Office of Judicial Affairs to assist students with gaining an enhanced understanding of not only the policies, rules, and concepts of fairness and due process, but also of the rights and responsibilities of all who are a part of the College community.

By preparing students with the knowledge and tools necessary to be successful, the Office of Judicial Affairs seeks to help students understand how their decision-making and behavior can impact them and other members of the BCC community.

Workshops

OJA staff are available to provide workshops and classroom presentations on Community Standards and the Student Conduct Process. Call us if you are interested in scheduling a visit, collaborating on programming, or to learn more.

718-289-5100 Ext. 3146

Contact Us

Ana S. Molenaar, M.A. 
Associate Director for Judicial Affairs/Student Conduct Officer
Loew Hall, Room 416
Phone: 718-289-5630
Ana.Molenaar@bcc.cuny.edu

LaVerne King
Judicial Affairs Coordinator
Loew Hall, Room 413
Phone: 718-289-5100 X.3014
LaVerne.King@bcc.cuny.edu

Latisha DuBose
CUNY Office Assistant
Loew Hall, Room 418
Phone: 718-289-5100 X.3146
Latisha.DuBose@bcc.cuny.edu

HOW TO FILE A FORMAL COMPLAINT

At the College, several offices and departments have a process in place to accept formal complaints.  For questions on which office and department to contact, and How to File a Formal Complaint, you may contact the Office of Judicial Affairs at 718-289-5100, Ext. 3146.

FORMAL COMPLAINTS FILED WITH THE OFFICE OF JUDICIAL AFFAIRS

A formal complaint can be filed against any active BCC student or organization for alleged violations of University policy, occurring either on or off campus. Complaints may be originated by faculty, staff, University departments and individuals external to the University.

ONCE A COMPLAINT IS FILED

Having received a formal complaint against a student, the Office of Judicial Affairs will conduct a preliminary review of the complaint in order to determine whether the circumstances detailed in the formal complaint are sufficient to cause a formal charge to be made. The Office of Judicial Affairs consults with the Associate Dean of Student Development and the Vice President for Student Success regarding how to proceed with a complaint, if necessary. If the Office of Judicial Affairs concludes that the complaint is sufficiently complete and involves a violation of a University policy, rule, regulation or standard of conduct, the matter is either addressed with a Mediation Conference in lieu of a formal hearing, or is sent for a hearing to the Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee (FSDC). The person(s) making the complaint will be expected to appear before the FSDC as the accuser unless the accused student agrees that a violation has taken place, and waives the right to a hearing. In certain cases, when the accuser decides not to file or pursue a formal complaint, the College reserves the right to continue to process the matter.

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