THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Glossary of Terms
When used in The Student Code of Conduct:
- The term “accused student” or “respondent” shall mean any student accused of violating The Student Code of Conduct.
- The term “appellate panel” shall mean any person or persons authorized on a case-by-case basis by the Student Conduct Administrator to consider an appeal from a Student Conduct body’s determination that a student has violated The Student Code of Conduct or from the sanctions imposed by the Student Conduct body.
- The terms “can,” “may,” or “should” specify a discretionary provision of The Student Code of Conduct.
- The term “complainant” shall mean any person who submits a referral alleging that a student violated The Student Code of Conduct.
- The term “faculty member” shall mean any person employed by the University to conduct classroom or teaching activities or who is otherwise considered by the University to be a member of its faculty. In certain situations, a person may be both “student” and “faculty member.” One’s status in a particular situation shall be determined by the relevant circumstances.
- The terms “file” or “records” means information relating to a current or former student which is stored in a fashion that facilitates recovery of that information by reference to the individual in whatever form or medium such gathering of information is created, kept, or maintained.
- The term “function” shall mean all student activities or events occurring at the University or sponsored by registered student organizations, groups, or members of the academic community.
- The term “group” shall mean a number of students who are associated with each other and who have not complied with University requirements for registration as an organization.
- The term “Student Conduct Officer” refers to the Associate Director of Student Conduct, who is the University Official assigned to serve as the primary charging administrator by the Student Conduct Administrator to review complaints, determine responsibility, and impose sanctions upon students found to have violated The Student Code of Conduct.
- The term “Deputy Conduct Officer” shall mean a University official authorized on a case-by-case basis by the Student Conduct Administrator to serve as a charging administrator to review complaints, determine responsibility, and impose sanctions upon students found to have violated The Student Code of Conduct.
- The term “Student Conduct Administrator” is the Associate Vice President for Student Experience, or their designee, who shall be responsible for the administration of The Student Code of Conduct and the University student conduct process.
- The term “Student Conduct Body” refers to the Student Conduct Officer, any Deputy Conduct Officer, or the Student Conduct Hearing Panel authorized by the Student Conduct Administrator to determine whether a student has violated The Student Code of Conduct and to recommend imposition of sanctions.
- The term “may” is used in the permissive sense.
- The term “member of the University community” shall include any person who is a student, faculty member, University official, any other person employed by the University, or any person lawfully present on University premises.
- The term “misconduct” means student behavior that violates codified or explicitly stated University rules and regulations, including but not limited to those in The Student Code of Conduct.
- The term “organization” shall mean a University-registered student organization which has complied with formal requirements of official registration.
- The term “policy” shall be defined as the written regulations of the University as found in, but not limited to, The Student Code of Conduct, Resident Handbook, Penguin Student Handbook, the University website, undergraduate/graduate catalogs, University policies, and Board of Trustees policies.
- The terms “shall,” “must,” “will,” or “is required” specify a mandatory requirement of The Student Code of Conduct.
- The term “student” shall include all persons registered for courses, seminars, and workshops at the University, either full-time or part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate, professional studies, or continuing education programs. Also included are those individuals accepted for admission or living in the residence halls, whether or not actually enrolled at the University.
- The terms “University” and “institution” means Youngstown State University and collectively, those responsible for its operation.
- The term “University premises” shall be defined as all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the University including adjacent streets, sidewalks, and parking lots.
- The term “University official” shall mean any person employed by, appointed to, authorized to act on behalf of or performing administrative or professional work for the University.
- The term “University working day” refers to any day of the week excluding Saturdays, Sundays, or official holidays.
- The term “weapon” shall have the same meaning as in the University Guidebook, Policy No. 7001.03, Possession of Weapons on Campus.
- All other terms have their natural meaning unless the context otherwise dictates.
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