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During the past summer I have had the good fortune to join with colleagues of the university community from the administration and from the student body in two separate but related endeavors: first, to draw up a body of substantive rules for nonacademic conduct on the campus and, second, to establish a judicial body to enforce those rules. The latter problem, the composition of a university judiciary, is the subject of this discussion. The views I shall present about structuring a university judiciary are drawn in large part from the discussions of the committees to which I belong. In addition, I shall draw upon our examination of the procedures in use at some twenty different campuses across the United States, and three helpful statements of concerned organizations- statements that have dealt with the problem of disciplinary procedures on campuses over the past three or four years. One is the Statement of the Rights and Responsibilities of College and University Students, drafted in 1970 by the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities of the American Bar Association. Another is the joint Statement on Rights and Freedoms of Students, formulated in 1967 by representatives of the American Association of University Professors, the United States National Student Association, the Association of American Colleges, and other interested organizations. The third document we found helpful is the Model Code for Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct prepared by the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association.