Steve Hassapis, Coordinator, Student Community Development

Steve Hassapis is the Coordinator, Student Community Development and is responsible for the Non-Academic Judicial Process.

Where can you find Steve?

Old SUB, Upper Level, Room 627 (Residence Life office)

How can you contact Steve?

Judicial FAQ

1. Where do I find the complete Judicial Handbook?

You can download the handbook as a PDF file.  A copy of this document can also be obtained from the Student Services Office.

2. Why does Acadia have a Non-Academic Judicial Process?

Acadia University is an educational institution which seeks to further the social and emotional development of students as well as their ability to be critical and rational thinkers.  Acadia University strongly supports the principle of freedom of expression and inquiry, will protect the right of its members to express unpopular opinions and ideas and conduct research in unpopular areas, and will expect that members of the Acadia University community will recognize their responsibility to protect these rights for all others members of the community.  The University does not tolerate intimidation (which includes, but is not limited to, harassment and "silencing" of unpopular opinions). We also believe that a fundamental code of behaviour is sensitivity to the effect of one’s personal behaviour on others and respect for their personal and property rights.

3. Where does the Judicial Board receive its authority?

The authority for the Acadia University's Judicial Process was approved by the Province of Nova Scotia to the Board of Governors under the University's Act of Incorporation in 1891.  These powers are exercised on behalf of the Board of Governors by the Executive Director, Student Services.

4. Who are the individuals on the Judicial Board?

The board is comprised of students, faculty and staff approved by the University Administration and Acadia Students' Union.  The Process itself is fundamentally informal and the members are not trained legal experts.

5. Is a hearing before the Board the only option when a charge is laid?

No, there is the option of a pre-hearing settlement rather than going to a full hearing and that will be offered to you when you are notified of a charge.

6. What if I am in disagreement with the findings of the Board?

An Appeals Procedure exists to appeal the decisions rendered by the Judicial Board.

7. What kinds of sanctions can I expect from the Judicial Board?

The sanctions imposed will, as closely as possible, reflect the consequences of the misbehaviour.  Although punitive measures may be taken, efforts will also be made to provide for sanctions which will be educative and developmental in nature.

8. Who do I contact if I want to charge someone, have been charged, obtain an Acadia University Judicial Incident Report or have any questions about the Judicial Process?

Steve Hassapis, Coordinator, Student Community Development, telephone 585-1825 or email


Document links (all pdf files):

Judicial Handbook