Students subject to the provisions of this Code are defined as all persons who have enrolled at the University, either full-time or part- time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or non-degree studies. Persons who have been enrolled at the University, and who have not withdrawn, are students even when they are not enrolled for a particular term. Students also include persons who have been admitted to the University and who, before their first attendance, participate in activities intended only for prospective students (e.g., orientation, leadership, band, or other camp, athletic training and practices).
Specific Regulations Concerning Student Conduct
Academic Dishonesty. Written or other work which a student submits in a course, shall be the product of his/her own efforts. Plagiarism, cheating, and all other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. Students are expected to adhere to the ethical and professional standards associated with their programs and academic courses. Copies of the Policy onAcademic Integrity may be accessed at www.oit.cmich.edu.
False Information. Astudent shall not furnish, or attempt to furnish, false or misleading information to University officials or on official University records. Furthermore, he/she shall not forge, alter, or misuse the University name, the name of any University employee, documents, records of identification, or attempt to do the same.
Disruption of Learning. A student shall not obstruct, disrupt or interfere, or attempt to obstruct, disrupt or interfere with another student’s right to study, learn or complete academic requirements. This includes acts to destroy or prevent or limit access to information or records used by other students in connection with their University responsibilities.
Disruptive Behavior During Class: A student shall not obstruct, disrupt or interfere, or attempt to disrupt or interfere with another student’s right to study, learn, participate, or a teacher’s right to teach during a class. This includes but is not limited to such behaviors as talking at inappropriate times, drawing unwarranted attention to him or herself, engaging in loud or distracting behaviors, or refusing to leave a classroom when ordered to do so.
Disruption of University Activities. A student shall not obstruct or disrupt, or attempt to obstruct or disrupt, teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other University activities. This includes acts to destroy or prevent or limit access to information or records used by other students in connection with their University responsibilities.
Access to Facilities. A student shall not enter, or attempt to enter, closed University facilities or facilities clearly under the control of an individual, e.g., student vehicles, rooms or apartments; disrupt or attempt to disrupt, the scheduled use of University facilities; block, or attempt to block, access to or from University facilities; or remain within, or attempt to remain within, University facilities after their closing unless authorized to do so by the President, or the President's designated representative.
Threat/Endangerment/Assault/Sexual Assault. A student shall take no action which threatens or endangers the safety, health, or life, or impairs the freedom of any person, nor shall a student make any verbal threat of such action. This includes actions commonly understood to constitute assault, battery, or sexual assault.
Sexual assault includes, but is not limited to, inflicting sexual contact upon another person or sexually penetrating any person without that person's consent. Conduct will be considered without consent if no clear consent is given, or when the inflicted person is unconscious or otherwise without the physical or mental capacity to consent. Inflicting sexual contact on someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be considered "without consent."
Self-injurious Behavior/Attempted suicide. A student shall take no action, which threatens or endangers his or her own safety, health, or life, nor shall a student make any verbal threat of such action. This includes such behaviors as suicide attempts, cutting, refusing treatment for life threatening illnesses or conditions (e.g. eating disorders).
Property Damage. A student shall take no action which damages or tends to damage property not the student's own.
All registered student organizations are open to all students without respect to race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin except that certain organizations (e.g. social fraternities and sororities) are restricted as to gender, as allowed under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
Students individually and collectively are free to examine and to discuss all questions of interest to them, including questions relating to University policies, and to express opinions publicly and privately. They are free to support causes by any orderly means which do not disrupt the operation of the University.
Responsibilities of Students and Faculty Students should conscientiously strive to complete course requirements as stated, and accept responsibility to contribute positively to the learning environment established by faculty. Proper evaluation of students in a course is based solely on performance in meeting appropriate standards established and communicated by the instructor for that course. Each course has a master syllabus approved through university curricular processes, which includes a description of the scope of the course and a list of the goals and objectives of the learning experience. Faculty members assigned to teach a course will develop a course outline, based on the master syllabus, to provide students with greater specificity about how the course will be conducted in order to accomplish the intended goals and objectives. Proper evaluation of progress of graduate students in thesis or dissertation work or other research projects is based on attainment of objectives established by the chair of the student’s committee according to written departmental guidelines.
Relationships with Law Enforcement Agencies In addition to filing complaints under these regulations, victims are encouraged to report crimes to the appropriate law enforcement agency. The CMU Police Department is the designated law enforcement agency for crimes committed on campus. As members of the local community, students are expected to cooperate with law enforcement agencies.
Confidentiality of Information All information about students' views, beliefs, and political associations which members of the University acquire in the course of their work as teachers, administrators, advisors, and counselors is confidential. Improper disclosure of confidential information is a serious violation of the obligations of a member of this University community. Judgments of a student's ability and character, however, may be provided under appropriate circumstances.
Student Associations Students are free to form and join associations which advance the common interest of their members. Activities of such organizations must be conducted in accordance with University regulations and public law.
Responsibilities of Students
General Regulations Concerning Student Conduct
The Board of Trustees is responsible for promulgating policies regarding student conduct at Central Michigan University. The President, as its executive officer, is the final authority in all discipline cases. The Provost is the designated officer responsible to the president for conducting discretionary review of a decision of the Appeals Board to suspend a student for more than one week or to dismiss a student. The Dean of Students is the designated officer responsible to the President for the administration of student conduct policies, with the exception of research misconduct or violation of academic integrity by a graduate student, which are delegated to the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. All misconduct of students, except that governed by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, is reported to the Dean of Students or to the persons designated by the Dean to receive such reports.
The University shall take disciplinary action in cases concerning a student's actions or offenses occurring within or affecting people on property within the physical boundaries of Central Michigan University, on or affecting University owned or controlled property, or when the student is in attendance at a University sponsored event, or when the interests of the University as a community, are clearly involved. Only where the health and safety of members of this community, are clearly involved shall the special authority of the University be asserted in other cases.