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October 2017 Policy Updates

October 2017 Policy Updates

The following is the policy update for October 2017:

Space Planning and Allocation (#9000) – Updated to clearly define Space as a university asset.  The revisions will resolve the ownership and management of University Space, and redefine the committees associated with the allocation of Space.

Travel (#6180) – Revised the student travel section to comply with the Jeanne Clery Act.  The updated policy provides a short form to fill out for all organized student travel.

Field Trips (#2260) – Deleted because the policy was outdated with processes that no longer exist at the University.

Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, etc. (#1065) – Updated to align with the new Office of Civil Rights recommendations.  The policy now includes all of the procedural steps of an investigation.  Additionally, in cases where students are respondents, the Title IX Coordinator will no longer make a recommendation for disciplinary action in cases where a policy violation has been found.  Instead the final investigation report will be sent to a Title IX Sanctioning Board to determine sanctions.

Student Code of Conduct (#2020) – Revised to allow additional due process for students as recommended by two outside reviewers.  In order to keep policy #2020 consistent with policy #1065 (above), the minor updates were necessary.

Alcohol Beverage Permit Process (#1050) – Updated to include conditions under which donated alcohol may be permitted and legally served in University owned or controlled spaces.

Possession of Firearms/Weapons (#12080) – Revised to reconcile the Housing and Residence Life Weapons policy with the University Weapons policy.  The University policy was updated to allow individuals on campus to use knives intended for cooking and eating.

Security Systems and Alarms, formally Push Button Alarms, (#12150) – Updated to change and clarify responsibilities for security systems and alarms on campus.

Student Employment (#7470) – Revised to more clearly explain allowable international student work hours.  Also, emphasized that departments are responsible to pay for any additional triggered benefits required by law when student employees exceed the stated maximum standard hours worked in a week.

Registration Holds, formally Administrative Holds, (#3200) – Updated to clarify who is allowed to place holds on student accounts, and to create a mechanism to track those with hold authority.

Tuition and Fee Waiver Benefit, NEW, (#7045) – Created to define who is eligible for tuition and fee waivers, and provide information about when departments may pay fees beyond the fee waiver benefit.

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