Staff editorial: Fixing Student Judicial Services

The Hatchet’s Editorial Board discusses how Student Judicial Services can change its negative reputation.

As a department, GW’s Student Judicial Services has been plagued by an unfavorable reputation for years. This may not be surprising considering it is the body that GW students must face after breaking a University policy, but the disciplinary role SJS serves on campus is not the sole cause for the animosity it receives.

It is promising that Assistant Dean of Students and head of SJS Tara Pereira wants to make changes to her department, especially with the help of student feedback. She has taken the first step by outlining vague goals for changing the reputation of SJS among students. We appreciate that she is at least aware of SJS’s reputation and flaws and that she is attempting to make improvements.

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