Judicial Affairs

"The judicial board is an institution where seemingly vague concepts of 'social contract' and 'fundamental fairness' become relevant and real."

--Former board member Tom Yu '19

Middlebury College assigns our students, staff, and faculty the power to uphold community values through our judicial process.

  • The Academic Judicial Board (AJB) reviews alleged violations of Middlebury's Academic Honesty Policy: cheating, plagiarism, duplicant use of work, or other forms of academic dishonesty. An AJB hearing board includes four students, two faculty members, and one appointed academic co-chair.

  • The Community Judicial Board (CJB) reviews alleged violations of Middlebury's Community Standards and General Policies; Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy; and other Handbook policies when the alleged violation is serious enough that official College discipline (official college discipline, suspension, or expulsion) are possible outcomes. A CJB hearing board includes four students, two staff members (including one Commons dean), and two faculty members.