Judicial Affairs and Community Responsibility

Ray TuttleRaymond Tuttle, Ph.D .
Director
Marye House, 2nd Floor
654-1660

Mission Statement

The Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Responsibility works with issues related to student conduct. The Office educates students about their responsibilities within the UMW and greater Fredericksburg communities, as well as about their rights, should they be accused of violating behavioral expectations, or should they believe that they have been victimized or otherwise negatively impacted by another student’s conduct.

Conduct expectations at UMW are based on several factors, including local, commonwealth, and federal law; student well-being; the development of interpersonal skills necessary for successful relationships with other individuals; and the development of citizenship skills necessary for successful relationships with society as a whole. Areas covered by these expectations include the following:

  • The possession and use of alcohol and other drugs
  • Community standards in the residence halls related to noise and guests
  • Damage to UMW property, or to the property of other individuals
  • Classroom disturbances
  • Violent, threatening, or harassing behavior
  • Sexual misconduct

Success at UMW is significantly associated with a student’s ability to learn and live in an environment in which his or her wellness is respected and promoted, and in which his or her responsibility to the community – in other words, citizenship – is emphasized. These are the overall goals of the Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Responsibility, within the Division of Student Affairs.

Furthermore, the Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Responsibility believes that students themselves should play an important role in promoting wellness, citizenship, and the acquisition of good interpersonal skills. To that end, the Office supports and advises student leadership in a variety of areas, including student-driven initiatives such as the Judicial Review Board, the White Ribbon Campaign, the National Society for Collegiate Scholars, and WMWC, the University’s radio station.