RIT Student Court papers

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Collection Overview
Historical Information for RIT Student Court
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

Collection Overview (Collapse)

Title
RIT Student Court records
Creator
Rochester Institute of Technology. Student Association. Student Court.
Inclusive Date(s)
1965-1988
Abstract
Materials related to the activities of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Student Court. The Student Court was the judiciary of the RIT Student Association. The collection includes copies of the Constitution, court cases, and other administrative documents.
Extent
1.0 Folder(s)
Location
C.S.North, Shelf 42
Repository
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557
raswml@rit.edu
Language
English

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Historical Information for RIT Student Court (Collapse)

In 1965, the Student Court was the judiciary of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Student Association. The judicial bodies of all other recognized student organizations and councils were subordinate to the Student Court. It had the power to summon, to adjudicate, and to impose penalties as provided in the bylaws. A Consititution was developed and approved by the Policy Committee. In 1972, the Constitution was updated to reflect necessary changes. A Legal Advisory Board was formed to provide personal assistance to those who came before the Court. The Board worked independently of the Court and served the requests of the client. The Board was made up of students, faculty and administration.

By 1973, the student judicial system underwent a major revision. A Steering Committee was formed on behalf of the Policy Council. The Office of Student Affairs conducted a series of weekly seminars to discuss judicial processes in student discipline cases at RIT. At that time, a Judicial Coordinator was appointed to oversee all of the activities of the judicial system.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

The RIT Student Court records consist of copies of the Constitution, administrative documents, and court cases during 1965-1972. The records document changes that evolved in the judicial process and reflected in a resolution of procedural changes and an updated Constitution.

Administrative documents include proposed objectives for 1972-1973, description of the Legal Advisory Board and Court Examiner, and an explanation of the Judicial Conference.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

The collection is arranged chronologically.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Student Association. Student Court.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Student legal services.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Students.

Subject(s)

  • Student discipline
  • Student life -- Behaviors
  • Students -- Services for -- New York (State) -- Rochester

Genre(s)

  • Constitutions
  • Judicial records

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

RIT Student Court records, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID

RITArc.0189

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in June 2011.

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