Sep 25, 2020  
2018-2019 ULM Student Policy Manual 
    
2018-2019 ULM Student Policy Manual

Section One - Introduction


1.01 PURPOSE

The ULM Code of Student Conduct is promulgated by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Louisiana at Monroe under the power and authority of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.

The Board of Supervisors has the constitutional authority to operate the colleges and universities under its control in the State of Louisiana.

Each institution shall establish rules and regulations governing student conduct and shall have a written Code of Student Conduct that includes the policies and regulations, and due process procedures governing students. The Code shall be published and distributed regularly to the students and be readily available at designated offices on campus. A student may appeal to the Board of Supervisors if the sanction is one of the suspension from the university for a period of one academic year, or if the sanction is of greater severity. For appeals regarding less severe sanctions, the final appeal shall be at the university level. If the student chooses to appeal to the Board of Supervisors after all administrative procedures have been exhausted at the institutional level, the appeal  must be within 30 calendar days of the institution’s decision. The Board’s review is limited to a determination of compliance with established and appropriate procedures at the Institutional level. The student shall be notified of the Board’s decision.

The President of the University of Louisiana at Monroe has delegated administrative responsibility for student conduct to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

In keeping with the University’s legal right and responsibility to protect its educational purposes and to protect all members of the University community, the University has drafted disciplinary procedures designed specifically to protect not only the academic environment of the campus but also the health and safety of all members of the University community. These objectives are accomplished through the establishment and enforcement of reasonable standards for academic and personal conduct. As such, the University has the legal right to refuse student status to individuals who do not meet these standards and to impose reasonable disciplinary censures on students who are found responsible of violating these standards.

Authority for Discipline

The ULM Dean of Students, his/her staff or designee, and certain committees, to whom this responsibility has been delegated, have the authority to enforce all regulations approved and stated in university documents and to administer disciplinary procedures. The ULM Code of Student Conduct is applicable to currently, continuing and formerly enrolled students as well as individuals seeking admission to the University. Applicants and formerly enrolled students may be subject to disciplinary review by the Office of Student Services (Student Conduct) without right to appeal to the Conduct Standards Committee.

1.02 DEFINITIONS

1.02:01 Academic—related to University approved courses, course instruction, University approved research, classes both on or off-campus, class attendance, classroom behavior affecting class participation, and all course and class activities to include tests, field trips, and other recognized/approved requirements.
1.02:02 Academic Unit—refers to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Academic Deans, the Academic Department Heads, and the academic faculty members and/or instructors who are either full-time or part-time University employees.
1.02:03 Business Day—a day on which classes are not typically held (due to scheduled student holidays or semester breaks), but all offices are open for regular business.
1.02:04 Class Day—a day on which classes or reading periods are regularly scheduled or on which final examinations are given. These days are those listed in the current ULM Catalog.
1.02:05 The Code—reference to the ULM or due process procedures.
1.02:06 Complaint—a written or oral statement of the essential facts constituting a violation of a University regulation or rule.
1.02:07 Corporate Act—a united act involving an unspecified number of students belonging to and acting in the name of a University approved student organization.
1.02:08 Full-Time Faculty—any faculty member who is not on a part-time appointment.
1.02:09 Full-Time Student—a student enrolled in the University for 12 or more academic semester hours during regular semester sessions and for 4 or more academic semester hours during summer sessions.
1.02:10 Good Standing—the term used to describe students who have not been censured for serious violations of University regulations and who are not presently under an academic or disciplinary probationary status. Students who are presently under an academic or disciplinary probationary status or who have been previously suspended either for academic or disciplinary reasons are not considered to be in good standing with the University.
1.02:11 Graduate—the term used to describe students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from any accredited institution.
1.02:12 Hearing Panel—A group of University administrators, students, and/or faculty or staff members hearing cases arising from student violations of University policies (i.e. the Conduct Standards Committee, the Student Organization Judicial Committee, the Student Sexual Harassment Committee, the Administrative Review Board, and all Appeals Committees).
1.02:13 Non-Academic—related to all activities outside of the academic classroom and outside of the recognized/approved academic areas of the University which are necessary to meeting degree requirements.
1.02:14 Normal University Communication Channels—the use of any University employee or written format to contact a student.
1.02:15 Part-Time Student—a student enrolled with the University for less than 12 academic semester hours during regular semester sessions and for less than 4 academic semester hours during summer sessions.
1.02:16 Person Bringing the Charge—a student or University employee who alleges that another student or University employee has violated University policies, procedures, rules and/or regulations.
1.02:17 Residence Hall—a University-owned student housing unit.
1.02:18 Staff Member—any University employee, either classified or non-classified, who is not a member of the faculty or who may have administrative duties along with minimal teaching responsibilities.
1.02:19

Student—for the purpose of the Code of Student Conduct, any person who is

  • admitted or re-admitted to ULM;
  • enrolled or has an active student record at ULM; and/or
  • is eligible for continued enrollment in the semester or summer session that immediately follows successful completion of the previous semester courses.
1.02:20 University—The University of Louisiana at Monroe.
1.02:21 University Administrator—reference hereinafter is to any of the following: Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean for Student Affairs, Associate/Assistant Dean for Student Affairs/Services, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Academic Deans, Department Heads, Director of Student Life & Leadership, or their designated representative.
1.02:22 University Employee—any person employed by the University for any purpose on either a full-time or part-time basis.
1.02:23 University Official—any person employed by the University and assigned administrative, professional, or paraprofessional responsibilities (i.e. Graduate Assistants, Resident Assistants in the residence halls, etc.)
1.02:24 University Premises or Related Premises—all land, buildings, and facilities owned, leased, or controlled by the University.
1.02:25 University Unit—reference hereinafter is to any of the following: a University Administrator, the Conduct Standards Committee, the Student Organization Judicial Committee, the Parking and Traffic Appeals Committee, the Student Sexual Harassment Committee, the Housing Appeals Committee, the appropriate Academic Unit, the Academic Appeals Committee, the Administrative Review Board, or the University President
1.02:26 Upperclass—the term used to describe students who have successfully completed 30 or more academic semester hours.