Code of Student Conduct

General Provisions

1.01 APPLICABILITY

This Code of Student Conduct is applicable to every student enrolled at the University, whether part-time or full-time and whether in residence, by extension, or otherwise and may at times apply to persons off-campus when using University facilities or participating in University programs. This code is adopted pursuant to authority granted by the University’s Board of Regents.

 

1.02 DEFINITIONS
a.     “Academic work” means the preparation of an essay, thesis, report, problem assignment, computer program or other project which is submitted for purposes of grade determination.

b.     “Code” means this Code of Student Conduct.

c.     “Director” means the Director of Student Development or Director of Student Housing or designee.

d.     “Disciplinary action” means proceedings under Chapter Three of this code.

e.     “Hazing” means those activities defined in the Cameron University Hazing Code (See Appendix A).

f.      “Hearing Officer” means that person appointed by the Dean of Students, who in most cases will be the Director of Student Development, the Director of Student Housing, or the Chair of the Disciplinary Committee, to conduct hearings.

g.     “Notice” means correspondence (1) sent by mail, addressed to the addressee at the local address, as shown on University records in the Office of the Registrar; (2) personally delivered to the addressee; (3) personal contact; (4) University email address; (5) hand delivery; or by (6) certified mail, return receipt requested, to the student.

h.     “Preponderance of the evidence” means that quantum of evidence which, when given probative force, would tend to prove that a fact is more likely to be true than not.

i.      “Published University policy” means any provision of a Board of Regents order or rule, an official University policy or procedure, or a published directive, rule, or regulation of the University.

j.      “Record” means all written documents, forms, copies, reports, statements, tape recordings, or tangible evidence in a disciplinary action.

k.     “University” means Cameron University.

l.      “University officials” means those persons who have been given responsibility and authority by the appropriate agency or person, including regents, officers, faculty, and administrative staff.

m.    “University property” means property owned, controlled, used, or occupied by the University, including property physically removed from the main campus.

n.     “DOS” means the Dean of Students unless otherwise noted.

o.     “Will” and “Shall” are used in the imperative sense.

 

1.03 AWARENESS OF POLICIES

Each student is expected to be fully acquainted with all published University policies, copies of which are available to each student for review online, in the Student Development Office, or in the Library. The University will hold each student responsible for compliance with these published policies. Students are also expected to comply with all federal, state, and local laws, and any student who violates any provision of those laws is subject to disciplinary action, notwithstanding any action taken by civil authorities because of the violation. This principle extends to conduct off campus which may have an adverse effect on the University or the educational process.