5.20 – Authorization of Student Social Code of Conduct

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 5 | Student Life and Conduct

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Last Updated: 07/21/2015

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2017 Recompilation, formerly 3.101

07/21/2015 Policy approved by Board of Regents

A. Purpose


To assist students in becoming responsible members of the community, through notice of their rights and responsibilities, including the university’s expectations for student conduct, and provision of fair investigative hearing and appeal processes by which students will be held accountable for their actions.

 

B. Policy Administrator; Required Periodic Review


The Office of the Dean of Students shall serve as the primary policy administrator, who will work closely with other officials who administer student discipline in the community colleges and other university programs, regarding promulgation, implementation and application of the Student Social Code of Conduct.

 

C. Definitions


See Part VI of the Student Social Code of Conduct.

 

D. Policy Statements


  1. The responsibility of administering the student discipline system for misconduct not related to academic integrity is delegated to the Office of the Dean of Students. For central reporting purposes, as well as for consistency in sanctions generally, this office shall serve as the university’s central administrative authority.  Officials who administer student discipline in the community colleges and other university programs, shall coordinate with the Office of the Dean of Students as they administer student discipline.
  2. The Office of the NMSU Dean of Students is authorized to promulgate and effectuate a Student Social Code of Conduct, to provide notice to students about their rights and responsibilities, including the expectations for student conduct and potential consequences for violations. The code will be developed in collaboration with the community colleges’ vice presidents of student services or equivalent, the office of general counsel, and be subject to approval by the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and the Executive Vice President and Provost.
  3. The Student Social Code of Conduct will address topics including, but not limited to: the administration of student discipline, generally; students’ rights and responsibilities; standards of conduct; the range of possible sanctions; victim rights; fact finding hearing procedures; and appeal hearing procedures.
  4. The Student Social Code of Conduct shall be available on line at the website of the Office of the Dean of Students and may be printed or summarized in student handbooks at the discretion of the officials administering student discipline. The link to the code may also be included in written materials and on the websites of the community college offices of student support services.
  5. The Office of the Dean of Students, in collaboration with the community college vice presidents of student services or equivalent shall jointly review and recommend updates/revisions to the Student Social Code of Conduct and associated procedural guidelines at least every two years.

 

E. Procedural Guidelines


To facilitate the implementation, administration and enforcement of the Student Code of Social Conduct authorized by this policy, the Office of the Dean of Students may develop supplemental procedural guidelines, forms, templates, flowcharts, FAQ’s consistent with this policy and the Student Social Code of Conduct, to facilitate common understanding and consistent application of the code. The Student’s Social Code of Conduct, and corresponding procedural guidelines, if any, will be posted on the Dean of Students’ website, and linked from this section.