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A. Authority
The Student Conduct Code describes the non-academic behavior expected of all undergraduate students as well as the procedures for addressing and adjudicating complaints of student misconduct. Academic integrity standards are not covered by this code, but rather fall within the authority of the faculty, academic integrity officer in each school, the All College Academic Integrity Board, and Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs as outlined in the Academic Integrity Policy [link].
Authority for student conduct ultimately rests with the President of the College and the Board of Trustees, who delegate authority for non-academic conduct of undergraduates to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
The Vice President for Student Affairs may delegate this authority to the Dean of Students and to the Director of Student Conduct. Under their direction, the Director of Residential Education, the Assistant Director of Student Conduct, and appropriate student conduct and residential education staff are responsible for implementing the student conduct process. The Vice President for Student Affairs has authority to appoint hearing boards and hearing or appellate administrators. Any reference in the Student Conduct Code to the role or responsibilities of a specific College official may be delegated by him or her to an appropriate designee.
The College Student Conduct Code shall apply to student conduct that occurs on College premises, at College-sponsored activities, and off campus. The Director of Student Conduct has discretion to determine what off-campus conduct will be addressed by the student conduct process. Factors that will be considered include whether the incident is documented by a verifiable source, adversely affects the College community, occurs at a College-affiliated event, or endangers the health or safety of the student or others.
Each student shall be responsible for his or her conduct from the time of enrollment in undergraduate courses or matriculation in an undergraduate degree program, through the actual awarding of a degree or cessation of undergraduate academic coursework. The College has discretion to address conduct that occurs when classes are not in session if a student is registered for courses for a semester, but classes are not yet in session.