Ms. Laquala M. Coleman, M.Ed.
Associate Dean of Students for Judicial Services
Student Center 3rd Floor Office 3200
1400 JR Lynch Street
PO Box 18090
Jackson, MS 39217
Phone: (601) 979-2329
Fax: (601) 979-2327
Judicial Services is dedicated to the holistic development of students through promoting the individual’s ethical and moral development and mature decision-making abilities in conjunction with other departments at Jackson State University. Judicial Services works to support the creation of a safe and accepting university community through its educational and developmental interactions with students and the advancement of policies and procedures. The priority of Judicial Services is to provide a quality learning community through investigation and adjudication and assuring appropriate behavior of students through the enforcement of Student Code of Conduct and related official polices.
The University Judicial System is committed to providing a fair and educational process that fosters the highest standards of behavior while promoting a safe environment that respects the rights of all students. In addition, Judicial Services staff members strive to inform the University community of activities and programs, which provide resources and information for those students who are new or challenged in their environment.
Our disciplinary process allows individuals the opportunity to learn from their mistakes, while at the same time protecting the rights of all members of the University community. The Associate Dean for Student Life and the Assistant to Judicial Services use the disciplinary process to provide opportunities for students to discover underlying issues that are leading to the irresponsible behavior and to recognize their responsibility to the Jackson State University community. Recognizing that our students are the leaders of tomorrow, we seek to help them develop their character and become a person of integrity through this educational process.
The Office of Student Judicial Services receives all referrals regarding alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. Any member of the University community may file charges against a student for an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Such charges must be filed in writing with the Office of Judicial Services. The Associate Dean for Student Life also reserves the right to initiate or follow-up any investigative leads where there is reasonable belief of possible violations of the Code of Conduct.
The Office of Judicial Services works with the University community to educate students about their rights and responsibilities as stated in the Jackson State University Student Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct. Our mission is to support the University’s educational mission and goals by promoting a just, safe, orderly, and positive University climate through behavioral standards, disciplinary processes, training, informational programming and intervention efforts.
Judicial Services works to help students and organizations that violate University living and learning expectations become more responsible members of the JSU community. Through outreach and education to the University community, Judicial Services strives to make Jackson State University a positive living and learning environment.
To educate and communicate to all students the importance of adherence to the Jackson State University Student Code of Conduct, rules, regulations and laws throughout their matriculation at the University.
To hold students accountable for unacceptable behavior and modify those behaviors deemed unacceptable by the University.
To improve the effectiveness of the Student Life Judicial Process.