Part 5 Subpart 5-2 Student Community Standards -- General

Sec. 5-201. Statement of Principles.

The University exists to afford quality educational programs and experiences for the benefit of the students and communities it serves. In order to operate effectively, the University community requires a system of order in which its members, including the faculty, students, administration and staff, support the educational functions and objectives of the University. It is the responsibility of each member of the University to promote standards of personal integrity that are in harmony with the educational mission of the institution.

Sec. 5-202. Responsibilities of Students.

As members of the University community, students are expected to respect and value the rights of others, to support the academic environment, and to encourage the proper use of University facilities. Students are expected to observe national, State, and local laws as well as University rules, regulations, and policies. At the same time, the University reaffirms its traditional support of freedom of speech, freedom of inquiry, and freedom to dissent.

Sec. 5-203. Student Rights.

Due process of law will be afforded to all University students when charged with violating a University policy or regulation. In addition, University policies and procedures providing for the rights of students shall be established and set forth in a Code of Student Community Standards.

Sec. 5-204. Victim's Rights.

To ensure fairness to victims throughout the student disciplinary process, University policies and procedures providing for the rights of victims shall be established and set forth in a Code of Student Community Standards.

Sec. 5-205. Student Misconduct.

The University may discipline a student for academic misconduct. Academic misconduct is any activity that tends to undermine the academic integrity of the institution. The University may discipline a student for acts of reported personal misconduct which occur on University property or at a University sponsored function. The University may discipline a student for acts of reported personal misconduct that are not committed on University property if the acts arise from University activities that are being conducted off the University campus, or if the misconduct undermines the security of the University community or the integrity of the educational process. In addition, University policies and procedures relating to student misconduct shall be established and set forth in a Code of Student Community Standards.

Sec. 5-206. Alcohol and Other Drugs.

The University shall establish and set forth in a Code of Student Community Standards a comprehensive approach to dealing with issues related to alcohol and other drugs, which shall pertain to all activities on University property, University sponsored activities, and to off-campus activities (social or otherwise) sponsored by students, organizations, or individuals associated with the University.

Cross-Reference:

Subpart 8-8. Policy on alcohol and other drugs.

Sec. 5-207. Code of Student Community Standards.

The University's Division of Student Affairs shall be responsible for establishing, maintaining and administering a Code of Student Community Standards, which shall include policies, principles, and procedures regarding Student Rights, Misconduct, Victim's Rights, Policies on Alcohol and Other Drugs, Judicial Procedures, and other policies and procedures regarding student rights and responsibilities. The Code of Student Community Standards shall be issued by the Vice President for Student Affairs and approved by the President.

Cross-Reference:

Student Affairs Policy Letter, Code of Student Community Standards

Prior Board Action:

October, 1999.

Entire Subpart 5-2 included in October 19, 2001 Codification, Phase I.

Entire Subpart 5-2 included in October 22, 2004 Codification, Phase II.