Who We Are
The Purdue Student Government Court is comprised of nine undergraduate student Justices and two graduate student Justices in addition to assistant clerks. Of the eleven Justices, there is one Chief Justice (appointed by the Student Body President) who serves along side of the Vice-Chief Justice, the Administrative Justice, the Promotions Justice and the Justice of the Clerks.
What We Do
All of the Judicial Powers of Purdue Student Government are vested in the PSSC. This includes but is not limited to the review of any document or action of the PSG with regards to its Constitutionality. PSSC shall also be responsible for mediating and resolving disputes between any member of the PSG and other parties relating to the Constitution and the procedures and policies of the PSG. In addition to the PSG responsibilities, the PSSC also serves the student body of Purdue University directly through Traffic Court and Know Your Rights events.
Held weekly in Rawls Hall room 1071 at 6:30pm, Traffic Court provides a chance for students who feel that they have been wrongly ticketed by Parking Services to present their case in the hope of getting their ticket excused. Once a case has been presented, the PSSC will closely examine the facts presented by the student and Parking Services in order to determine a final ruling. Any student interested in presenting a case may sign up at the Parking Services office.
Student Legal Services (SLS)
Student Legal Services is a brand new program as of September 2013. There is now an on-campus lawyer, Leslie Charters, that can answer your legal questions! Her office is located in Schleman B50. The Justices on PSSC comprise the Student Legal Services Advisory Board, which works on improving the program with student input. Students needing legal assistance can visit the ODoS website for more information.
Know Your Rights
Thoughout the year, the PSSC strives to increase student awareness about their rights as members of campus and of the community through campus-wide events and marketing initiatives.