Who We Are
The Judicial Council (JC) represents the Judicial Branch, which is the third branch of the student government at Oregon State University. The primary duty of the Judicial Council is to interpret the Associated Students of Oregon State University Constitution and Statutes. The Council also advises over any group or organization of ASOSU. Any student organizations that hold a dispute within ASOSU either internally or between two parties can therefore hold a request from the Judicial Council to review the matter at hand. The Judicial Council therefore holds the power to issue an advisory decision as to the inquiry requested.
The Judicial Council is comprised of 7 voting members, each appointed for four years by the ASOSU President and confirmed by the Senate. Internally, the JC elects a JC Chair to help facilitate meetings and guide the rest of members. Writs of Inquiries are brought before the JC pertaining to ASOSU guiding documents, and the JC exercises thorough and timely deliberation on the matter before issuing a Judicial Council Opinion. The opinions of the JC are absolute, insofar as an appeal isn't filed that could bring forth new information or challenge the ruling.