THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Article VII. Parental/guardian Notification Policy
Youngstown State University is committed to an educational environment that promotes the safety, responsible decision-making, and social and intellectual development of all students. Furthermore, the University is concerned with taking a proactive approach in regards to students who may be experiencing problems with alcohol or other drugs. It is the policy of Youngstown State University to notify parents of students under 21 years of age if such students have been found responsible for violating institutional policies regarding alcohol or other drugs, in an effort to create a positive support network for students.
(a) This policy will be applied in situations where students under the age of 21 have been found responsible for a violation of University conduct regulations regarding drugs or alcohol.
(b) The Office of Student Conduct shall be responsible for administering all procedures of the Parental/Guardian Notification Policy.
(a) Parents/guardians shall be notified when the underage student is found responsible for drug or alcohol violations.
(b) The Associate Vice President for Student Experience, or designee, may make an exception to the Parental/Guardian Notification Policy if in his/her judgment it is determined that harm would come to the student as a result of parental/guardian notification.
(c) The notification will be provided in writing from the Office of Student Conduct and will be mailed to the student’s home address.
(d) The notification letter will inform parents or guardians that their student has been found responsible for a violation of alcohol or other drugs. Included with the letter will be answers to frequently asked questions. Parents or guardians will be encouraged to discuss the incident with the student.
(d) The Office of Student Conduct will be responsible for responding to questions from parents/guardians. If a parent or guardian is interested in reviewing his/her student’s conduct file, the student generally must sign a waiver to release information. There are exceptions to this that will be determined on a case by case basis.
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