Position Summary for York University Tribunal (Student) Member

A University Tribunal (UT) member makes an extremely important contribution to the life of students at York. The UT is comprised of students, faculty and staff volunteers who are appointed by the Vice-Provost Students upon recommendation of a selection committee consisting of current UT members. The appointment is for a two-year term and may be extended or renewed.

The member sits on hearing panels to adjudicate breaches of York’s non-academic Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities (The Code), and reviews appeals of Local Adjudication and Tribunal Hearing decisions.

Student volunteers are a vital aspect of the UT hearing process: each three-person panel must include a student.

Members receive extensive training and on-going development throughout the year. Training topics include the principals of natural justice, evaluating evidence, making and writing decisions, sanctioning as well as hearing procedures.


  • be currently enrolled and registered as a York student;
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 6 or enrolled in Graduate Studies; and
  • have an exemplary conduct record with no contravention of York University’s Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Must attend all scheduled trainings and meetings, including an initial training program and regular development sessions;
  • Prepare for any University Tribunal or Appeal Hearing in which they are participating;
  • Adhere to the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities and exhibit professional integrity during and after all sessions;
  • Attend all University Tribunal Hearings that the member is scheduled to attend; and
  • Complete the REDI (Respect, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity) Tutorial.

Skills and Expectations

  • committed to fairness
  • open-minded and non-judgmental
  • demonstrate an interest in contributing positively to the community and upholding community values
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • strong listening skills
  • maintain confidentiality at all times
  • practice ethical behaviour
  • proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • ability to adapt to changing/evolving Institutional operations environment

How to apply:

Submit your resume accompanied by a letter of interest, no more than one page, outlining relevant experience as well as the reasons you would be the best candidate for this position.

Send your application package to the Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR), to the attention of Ashley Wilches, oscr@yorku.ca, 416-736-5231.

We thank you for your application. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020