ARTICLE II - CONDUCT AUTHORITY

The conduct authority for students at the University rests with the Division of Student Affairs. The President has designated the Vice President for Student Affairs to be responsible for the administration and operation of this Code of Student Conduct. The Vice President shall designate a Conduct Administrator who will be responsible for the operation of this Code.

Jurisdiction of the University

Generally, University jurisdiction and discipline shall be limited to conduct that occurs on University premises or conduct that adversely affects or is detrimental to the University community and/or the pursuit of its objectives, which can occur anywhere.  A student will be subject to the Code of Student Conduct for any action that violates this Code that occurs on University premises, relates to a University program, or, in the University‚Äôs sole discretion, affects or is detrimental to the University community and/or the pursuit of University objectives.

Violation of Law and University Discipline

If a student is cited only with an off-campus violation of federal, state, or local laws, but not with any other violation of the Code, disciplinary action may be taken and sanctions imposed for misconduct that is detrimental to or demonstrates disregard for the University community and/or its pursuit of University objectives.

University disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student cited for a violation of a law that is also a violation of this Student Code if both violations result from the same factual situation, without regard to pending civil litigation in court or criminal arrest and prosecution. Proceedings under this Student Code may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off-campus.

When a student is cited by federal, state, or local authorities with a violation of law, the University will not request or agree to special consideration for that individual because of his/her status as a student. If the alleged offense is also the subject of a proceeding under the Student Code, however, the University may advise off-campus authorities of the existence of the Student Code and of how such matters will be handled internally within the University community. The University will cooperate fully with law enforcement and other agencies in the enforcement of the law and in the conditions imposed by courts for the rehabilitation of student violators.