Panhellenic Judicial Board Enforces Greek Rules
Panhellenic Judicial Board serves as a disciplinary committee for UA sorority members. Each of the eight sorority chapters elects a representative for the Judicial Board each spring semester that will serve for a year.
Most Greek Life houses have a disciplinary committee, often called Standards, that members must report to when not fulfilling the chapter’s expectations of grades or other conduct. Panhellenic Judicial Board essentially serves as a form of a standards committee for Panhellenic overall.
The Panhellenic Judicial Board differs from All University Conduct Board in that it deals with conduct infractions from sororities as a whole.
Bailey Carroll, junior International Relations major and former member of Panhellenic Judicial Board, said in order to become a member on the board she “filled out the online application and submitted an essay.”
Sorority members may nominate themselves for a position on Panhellenic Judicial Board. Applicants may not have any previous disciplinary history, must have a 2.5 G.P.A. minimum and must attend training sessions for their new position. Applicants are also required to maintain a high level of confidentiality throughout their service on the board.
“We are really fortunate at the UA to have great sororities, and we didn’t have any trials this year, so my job was easy. Typically, as a member on the board, each sorority has one representative who takes part in trials as a sort of juror,” Carroll said.
Avery Ricks, junior French major, believes Panhellenic Judicial Board is an essential part of the Greek community.
“It’s important to make sure that sororities are following the rules in order to benefit their members. One of the reasons Greek Life at the UA has such a good reputation nationally is because the chapters balance the fun and social part of the organization with the being responsible and respectful part of it.”
Panhellenic Judicial Board is especially busy during the recruitment process. Any potential new members that try to have contact with a sorority member will be sent to the Judicial Board, and vice versa for sorority members, according to the official Panhellenic recruitment rules. Any other infractions of the recruitment process on either the potential new member’s or the sorority’s part will become an issue with the Panhellenic Judicial Board.
Recruitment and conduct infractions fall under the responsibility of the Vice President of Judicial Affairs, a position on Panhellenic Council.