Student Conduct

Pomona College’s student conduct process is administered by the vice-president of student affairs and dean of students and their staff. There are four aspects of student conduct, and each area handles different types of conduct cases as outlined below: 

  • Student Affairs Committee (SAC) – A faculty-chaired committee composed of three faculty, two administrators, and five students. SAC oversees all conduct policies. SAC can hear conduct cases if they choose to, but have delegated most judicial authority to the student-run Judicial Council (see below). SAC reviews and approves all amendments to the Pomona College Student Code.
  • Judicial Council (JBoard) – The Judicial Council, also known as “JBoard,” is a student-run conduct body that oversees all aspects of the Pomona College Student Code except cases taken by the Student Affairs Committee or designated to the Student Code Administrators (see below). The Judicial Council has four student chairs and three Student Affairs advisors. A cohort of 30-40 students are trained in conduct and restorative practices annually to serve as panelists in student-led conduct hearings. Panelists determine responsibility if necessary and assign appropriate sanctions in student conduct cases. The Judicial Council maintains a permanent case history file (student login required) available to all Pomona Students.  
  • Student Code Administrators (SCAs) – These members of the Student Affairs division have two roles in the conduct system. First, they meet with students who are involved in low-level offenses of the alcohol and drug policy, failure to comply, or false identification. These consist of short one-on-one meetings to discuss the impact on the community and ways to prevent repeat offenses. Second, they meet with students involved in Judicial Council cases to gather information and evidence to present to the Judicial Council members during a hearing. 
  • Title IX – The Title IX office is responsible for institutional compliance with federal laws and regulations, in particular, Title IX (to prevent discrimination based on sex, gender identity and/or expression), the Clery Act (to ensure disclosure of crime reporting and statistics), related state laws and Pomona College’s policy and procedures pertinent to sexual misconduct, harassment and discrimination. The other judicial bodies do not participate in Title IX cases. Learn more about Title IX at Pomona College.

Note: All alleged academic dishonesty cases have a process outside of Student Affairs. 

If you have questions about the Pomona College conduct policy, please contact Josh Eisenberg, dean of campus life, If you have questions about the Judicial Council, please contact If you have questions about Title IX, contact Destiny Marrufo, Title IX Coordinator,