Judicial Affairs

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 Honor Code: cheating, plagiarism, 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.
  • The Judicial Appeals Board (JAB) reviews AJB and CJB cases when a new hearing has been granted through the appeals process. Its membership includes two student members of the AJB or CJB who did not hear the original case, two faculty members from either board who did not hear the original case, and one member of the academic administration.