Student Code of Conduct - Definitions
1B.1 is the Minnesota State Colleges and University (MnSCU) Board policy and procedure for addressing issues of non-discrimination in employment and education opportunity.
1B.3 is the MnSCU Board Sexual Violence policy and procedure. This policy and procedure may be utilized for any complaint of sexual assault, bias motivated behavior or stalking.
Adviser means an individual who has
agreed to assist a student and/or student
organization during student conduct
proceedings. The Complainant and
Respondent may select an Adviser of
their own choosing and at their own
expense. The Adviser may be present during student conduct proceedings but may not appear in lieu of, or speak for, the Respondent or Complainant.
Complainant means any person filing a complaint of alleged misconduct under the Student Code of Conduct.
Day means a day when the University is open for business, regardless of whether classes are in session. When determining any deadlines set forth in the Student Code of Conduct, references to a number of “days” shall not include the day of the event.
Expulsion is defined as permanent denial of the privilege of enrollment at the University.
Group means a number of persons who are associated with each other and who have not registered as a student organization.
Harassment means to engage in intentional conduct in which a person knows or has reason to know would cause the victim under the circumstances to feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, persecuted, or intimidated; and causes this reaction on the part of that person.
Hazing is defined as an act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a person; subjects a person to public humiliation and/or ridicule; and destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group, student organization, or athletic team.
Health means physical or mental well-being.
May is used in the permissive sense.
Member of the University community means any person who is a student, faulty, staff, administrator, or any other person serving the University in an official capacity. The Vice President for Student Life and Development or designee shall determine a person’s status in a particular situation.
Organization or student organization means any registered student organization.
Preponderance of evidence is defined as a standard of responsibility that it is more likely than not that the Student Code of Conduct has been violated.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to the use by paraphrase or direct quotation, the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment; unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in selling or otherwise providing term papers or other academic materials; and commercialization sale or distribution of class notes without the instructors’ permission.
Policy means the written regulations
of the University and the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)
Board as found in, but not limited to the
Student Code of Conduct, the University
and MnSCU web pages, Student
Handbook, Technology Handbook, Residential Life Handbook and the University Catalog.
Respondent means a student and/or student organization against whom a complaint has been filed under the Student Code of Conduct.
Shall and will are used in the imperative sense.
Stalking means a pattern of harassment in which a person knows, or has reason to know, would cause a person under the circumstances to feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, persecuted, or intimidated; and causes this reaction on the part of that person.
Student means all persons who:
- Are enrolled in one or more courses, either credit or noncredit, through the University.
- Withdraw, transfer or graduate, after an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
- Are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the University.
- Have been notified of their acceptance for admission or have initiated the process of application for admission or financial aid.
- Are living in a University residence hall although not enrolled in the University.
Student Code means the Student Code of Conduct.
Student Conduct Administrator means a person designated by the University to be responsible for administering the Student Code of Conduct in any incident.
Summary suspension is defined as a suspension imposed without a formal hearing to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the University community.
Suspension is defined as the denial of the privilege of enrollment for a specified period of time after which the student may be eligible to return to the University. Conditions for re-enrollment may be specified.
Title IX states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity.
University premises means all land, buildings, facilities and other property in the possession of, or owned, used, or controlled by the University.
University or Institution means St. Cloud State University.