IX. Authority and Responsibility for Non-Academic Behavior Issues

The following statements establish authority and responsibility for non-academic misconduct:

Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success

The Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success is that person designated by the University President to be responsible for the administration of the Non-academic Student Conduct Policy.

Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Director of Student Engagement

The Assistant Vice President for Student Life, appointed by the Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success, and the Director of Student Engagement, appointed by the Assistant Vice President for Student Life, will be principally responsible for administering the non-academic conduct process for students or student organizations that have allegedly violated established standards of conduct while in the general university environment. The Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Director of Student Engagement, in consultation with the appropriate university officials shall develop policies and procedures for the administration of the non-academic conduct program.

At the discretion of the Assistant Vice President for Student Life, non-academic programs and student organizations with internal conduct mechanisms may be allowed to handle minor violations of the Non-Academic Student Code of Conduct by a member.


Director of Student Housing & Residential Life

The Director of Student Housing & Residential Life will oversee the housing conduct process for students who have allegedly violated housing standards of conduct and/or student housing policies and procedures while on housing premises. In many situations, the Director of Student Engagement and the Director of Student Housing & Residential Life may jointly handle violations of established standards of conduct. A student subject to housing processes may also be subject to non-academic conduct review.

Deans

The deans of the schools within the university have the option to investigate and administer non-academic conduct for students enrolled in their respective schools, or to refer the matter to the Director of Student Engagement.

Non-Academic Conduct Committee

A non-academic conduct committee will be appointed as needed for the purpose of dealing with non-academic misconduct issues. The committee will be appointed by the Assistant Vice President for Student Life. Each four (4) member non-academic conduct committee will be comprised of: 1) a faculty member; 2) two (2) students selected from the USGA Student Court; and 3) one (1) staff member appointed by the Assistant Vice President for Student Life, who will chair the committee.