THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Youngstown State University is a student-centered institution committed to the education, development, well-being, and success of students of all ages and from all walks in life. In concert with our mission to help students grow intellectually, we strive to foster their personal, social, emotional, and career growth, as well as their capacities for lifelong learning, civic responsibility, and leadership.
As a campus community, we expect all conduct to be rooted in integrity, mutual respect, and civility. We value ethical behavior in scholarly and other endeavors; believe in the dignity and worth of all people; strive to foster an appreciation of, and respect for, differences among the human race; and celebrate the diversity that enriches the University and the world.
As a member of a higher education community, students have an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner that is compatible with the University’s purposes as an institution of higher education. Each student is expected to be fully acquainted with all published policies, procedures, and regulations of the University and is held responsible for compliance with them. All members of the University community are expected to assume responsibility for creating an environment conducive to the educational mission and purpose of the University.
The policies and regulations in The Student Code of Conduct have been established to ensure a positive educational experience for every student. The Student Code of Conduct serves as an official University document that outlines conditions and regulations considered essential to the effective functioning of the University.
The student conduct process at Youngstown State University adheres to procedural due process and is intended to be part of the educational process at the University. This student conduct process provides a forum for the impartial and expedient resolution of misconduct in the University community and encourages students to live responsibly and be accountable for their actions. The student conduct process is based on the University’s commitment to developing integrity, respect, and responsibility among all students.
THE DIVISION OF STUDENT EXPERIENCE
June 15, 2016
Article I. Rights and Responsibilities
Article IV. Student Conduct Procedures
Section A. General
Section B. Student Conduct Conference
Section C. Student Conduct Board Hearing
Section D. Hearing Procedures
Section E. Student Rights and Responsibilities
Section F. Reasonable Accommodations for Student with Disabilities
Section G. Sanctions
Section H. Interim Measures
Section I. Appeals
Section J. Conduct Procedures for University Housing
Section K. Student Conduct Record
Section L. Special Procedures
Section A. Academic Integrity Conference
Section B. Failure to Appear, Respond, or Sign
Section C. Academic Grievance Committee Referrals
Section D. Academic Grievance Subcommittee Membership
Section E. Academic Grievance Committee Hearing Procedures
Section F. Rights of Hearing Participants
Section G. Deliberation and Findings
Section H. Appeals
Section I. Sanctions
Section J. Role of the Student Conduct Administrator
Article VI. Ohio Revised Code Section 3345.22: “1219” Hearing Process
Section A. Background: Disruptive Behavior and the
Section B. Definition of a Crime of Violence
Section C. Jurisdiction of the “1219” Hearing
Section D. “1219” Hearing Process
Section E. Burden of Proof