Resident Hall Handbook



2 Meeting with the Residence Life Coordinator

3 Conduct Sanctions If found responsible, common sanctions you might be assigned include: reflective and/or research papers, involvement or service hours, online computer education modules, written apologies, University Housing probation, parent letter notification, or creating educational bulletin boards, bathroom readers or brochures for peers. Sanctions have a due date that should be met. If you feel you need more time to complete the issued sanctions, please contact your RLC to discuss a possible new due date. If you fail to complete sanctions, it could result in a hold being placed on your University Account which can stop you from being able to perform essential university activity such as: registering for classes, studying abroad or requesting an official transcript.

4 Future Documentations The more conduct violations you are found responsible for, the more severe and involved your sanctions will likely be. In some situations a first incident may be so severe that the sanc tions listed below could be imposed: • Relocation to another residence hall • Termination of a student’s housing and/or dining contract • Suspension from the University You may be immediately removed from the res idence hall for behavior that may jeopardize the health or safety of other community members. Some examples of this behavior may include:

APPEALS PROCESS For cases heard within University Housing, resi dents may submit an appeal within five (5) calen dar days from the date of the decision. Residents must submit the online appeal form and must appeal for one of the following reasons: 1. Severity of the sanction 2. Introduction of new evidence not present at the initial hearing 3. Lack of procedural due process (your stu- dent rights were not honored) Appeals in University Housing and Dean of Students will be handled within their respective departments. In University Housing, appeals are handled by an Assistant Director. Once an appeal has been received, the Assistant Director will invite the resident to meet. If the resident choose to not meet with the Assistant Director, the appeal will not be acted upon and the sanction will remain unchanged until the meeting occurs. Once a resident has met with the Assistant Director, a final decision letter will be sent to the resident via university email generally within ten (10) calendar days. Appeals made based on severity of the sanction are a review of the disciplinary action and not a rehearing of the case. Appeals made based on introduction of new evidence or lack of proce dural due process are a rehearing of the case based on new pertinent information.

This meeting is your chance to impact the out come of the hearing by sharing your perspec tive of what happened. It also gives the RLC the chance to get to know you better, ask questions, and assess your level of responsibility in the situation. If you choose to not participate in this meeting you lose the opportunity to have your story heard. Based off the information shared in the meeting the RLC will determine if you are responsible or not responsible for violating any policies. Not Responsible: If you are found not respon- sible the case is closed and you don’t have to do anything further to resolve the situation. Responsible: If you are found responsible for violating policy you will be assigned sanctions or educational consequences that will need to be completed. Our goal is for you to repair your relationship with the community and University Housing. Warning: If you receive a warning for a policy it means that the RLC wants you to be more aware of your behaviors as it relates to that specific policy in the future. Multiple warnings will not be given for the same policy violation.

• Physical Assault • Sexual Assault • Drugs • Fire Safety Violations including possession of fireworks • Weapons




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