Article III: College Policies

Article III: College Policies

1. Academic Integrity Policy

Academic Integrity violations, whether minor or major, are cumulative during the student’s tenure at SUNY Delhi. A record is maintained of all violations, inclusive of academic and student life, and this record will be reviewed and considered in the event of academic integrity incidents.

HOWEVER, THE COLLEGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PLACE A STUDENT ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING LEVELS GIVEN THE SEVERITY OF THE VIOLATION.

A. FIRST VIOLATION:  If a faculty member suspects that a student has violated the Academic Integrity Policy, they must meet with the student about the charge, and possible sanctions (spelled out in Section G above). If necessary, the faculty member will submit an Academic Warning notice through Starfish, which notifies the Dean of the student’s School, the student’s academic advisor, and the student. The Academic Warning notice in Starfish alerts the Director of Academic Advising who will determine if there are ascertains any prior subsequent offenses.

In response to the FIRST violation, the Director of Academic Advisement will likely:

  1. Place details of the violation in a file prepared for that student.
  2. Communicate the violation, consequences for further violations, and the appeal process for the current violation to the student via letter.
  3. Communicate the violation to the Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities for cross referencing with any student life violations on record for that student.

B. SECOND VIOLATION: Will be discussed with the student and reported to the Director of Academic Advisement in the same manner as the first violation.

In response to a SECOND violation, the Director of Academic Advisement will likely:

  1. Place details of the violation in the student’s file.
  2. Communicate the second violation to the Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities.

In response to the second violation, the Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities will likely:

  1. Place the student on COLLEGE PROBATION, and so communicate in writing to the student.
  2. Communicate the violation and sanction to the parents/guardians of financially dependent students in writing.

C. THIRD VIOLATION: Will be discussed with the student and reported to the Director of Academic Advisement in the same manner as the first violation.

In response to the THIRD violation, the Director of Academic Advisement will likely:

  1. Place details of the violation in the student’s file.
  2. Communicate the violation to the Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities.

In response to the third violation, the Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities will likely:

  1. Convene either a STUDENT CONDUCT COUNCIL or administrative hearing, according to established guidelines (Article II, Sections 1 & 3), to determine responsibility for the current violation. If found responsible, the student will likely be SUSPENDED or EXPELLED from the college.
  2. Communicate a summary of the hearing to the College Provost.

In response to the findings of the Student Conduct Council, the Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities will inform the student in writing of the determination of the Student Conduct Council, indicating that a final appeal of that determination can be made to the College Provost.

D. APPEAL PROCESS: At any step, the student may appeal a decision.

  1. Appeal of first and second violation sanctions can be made to the Dean of the Academic School through which the course is offered, and then to the College Provost who will render the final decision.
  2. Appeal of Student Conduct Council Hearing sanctions can be made to the College Provost, who will render the final decision.


2. Policy on Banned Organizations

Based on the college’s commitment to the health and welfare of its students, the college may choose to ban an organization based on the physical and mental health risks posed to individual students associated with the organization.

A. Banned Organizations - A group that is banned from campus is one that has committed a severe violation, or has a history of repeated violations of law and University regulations such that the group’s conduct is determined to have irreparable and adverse effects on the University and/or members of the University community.

B. Affiliation with Banned Organizations - SUNY Delhi students are prohibited from joining or affiliating with any groups that have been banned by the college. For this purpose, affiliation is defined as joining, rushing, pledging, or being involved in any activity that would normally be associated with being a member of an organization. In addition, residing in facilities that are owned or controlled by a banned organization is considered affiliation.

C. Consequences - Individual students who engage in affiliation with a banned organization (as defined in Section B) can be charged with violation of this policy and may face serious disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion from the college.

 

3. Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Policy

All students must immediately report to University Police any suspected or actual sexual abuse of a child (an individual under the age of 17) occurring on college property or while off campus during official college business or college-sponsored events.

4. College Communications

All SUNY Delhi students are required to check their SUNY Delhi mailboxes in Farrell, campus email, and campus voicemail to regularly stay informed about college policies and updates, important information and notifications from various college departments.

5. College Visitors

All college visitors are expected to abide by college policies and may be removed or banned from college property for failure to abide by college policies.

6. Off-Campus Addresses

All students living off campus are required to notify the college of their off-campus addresses and phone numbers by September 15 of the fall semester, or February 15 of the spring semester immediately thereafter following any moves. Students should update their addresses on the Web or by completing a form in the Registrar’s Office. Failure to abide by this regulation will result in holds being placed on a student’s account.

7. Parental and Faculty Advisor Notification

The college will notify appropriate college offices (EOP, Athletics, Counseling, Services for Students with Disabilities, Residence Life, University Police, etc.) as well as academic advisors, department chairs and Academic School deans when students have been placed on College Probation, Interim Suspension, Suspension, Expulsion, or when they have been removed from campus residence halls. Parents/guardians of financially dependent students (when that determination can be made) will be notified regarding the disciplinary sanctions listed above, as well as Residence Hall Probation. The college also reserves the right to contact parents/guardians in cases of medical or psychological emergencies. Such contacts will be made by the Vice President for Student Life or designee.    

8. Privacy

College Officials (including Resident Assistants) may enter a student room without prior notification to determine compliance with federal, state and local laws and ordinances, and college policies when there is reasonable cause to believe that a violation has occurred or is occurring. College staff may also enter student rooms without notice to make inspections for reasons of health and safety. In addition, college officials may enter student rooms after students vacate the residence halls prior to scheduled college closings to determine damage and compliance with safety and other college regulations.

9. Rules for Maintenance of Public Order

The SUNY Delhi Student Code of Conduct and Behavior is in addition to the Rules for Maintenance of the Public Order on the Premises of the State-operated Institutions of the State University of New York, which is on file in the Office of the Vice President for Student Life. The college reserves the right to decide on appropriate disciplinary action based on either of these documents (See Appendix 8).