The following are considered personal organizational standards at Snow College. Any student found to be in violation of such standards may face disciplinary action. All alleged violations should be reported immediately to the Office of the Vice President for Student Success.
The college's jurisdiction extends to all admitted or enrolled students while they are present on campus, at college sponsored functions away from campus, and/or within the college community including on and off campus housing units.
This Student Code of Conduct may also be invoked against students whose on or off campus behavior potentially harms the institutional or educational interests of the college or the well being of its students and employees. On occasion, instances of student misconduct may constitute offenses against the larger community. Students are responsible for knowing and observing all federal, state, and local laws.
College disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student charged with a violation of a law that is also a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. College disciplinary proceedings may proceed regardless of pending court action and may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings.
Snow College officials will not intervene on behalf of students who have been charged with violations of law. Snow College will provide all proper assistance to law enforcement authorities and will offer appropriate aid to help students conform to proper legal standards. Violations of federal or state laws or local ordinances will be reported to law enforcement authorities, regardless of whether such violations occur on school campus grounds, on other school property, at other college sponsored activities, or within the college community including off campus housing units.
Any student arrested for violating a federal or state law or local ordinance may also be subject to Snow College disciplinary action following a meeting with the college's Vice President for Student Success. Students who violate Snow College school policies will also be referred to the Vice President for Student Success, who will investigate the offense and will meet with the complainant to determine whether the case will be resolved by the Vice President for Student Success or referred to the Student Standards Committee.
Snow College Drug/Alcohol Free Policy
Snow College has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy. The Federal Government enacted the Drug-Free School and Community Act on December 12th 1989. Institutions receiving federal funds under any federal program must certify that they have adopted a policy and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use of, or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs by students. To comply with this federal requirement, Snow College has established the following drug and alcohol free policy:
Snow College recognizes both the legal and social consideration relative to personal behavior and habits. Any activity that violates state, federal or local law is prohibited at Snow College. This includes driving under the influence; the possessing or drinking of alcoholic beverages by minors; driving under the influence of, possessing, trafficking in, or misusing alcohol, any narcotic, any dangerous/unlawful drug, or any other substance controlled by local, state or federal law, in any college building or on college grounds or elsewhere within the College Community, including on and off-campus housing. Sanctions could include fines, community service hours, mandatory drug/alcohol counseling/education/treatment, probation, suspension, expulsion and referral to civil authorities.
Students who are legally of age to smoke may do so if it does not infringe upon the rights of non-smokers. Smoking is permitted on college grounds, but not in college buildings nor within 25 feet of any building entrance.
Snow College students are responsible for their own citizenship. They are expected to obey all federal and state laws and local ordinances. Students are answerable to law enforcement authorities for law violations.
Violations of federal or state laws or local ordinances will be reported to law enforcement authorities, regardless of whether such violations occur on school campus grounds, school property, in local communities, or at college-sponsored activities. Any student charged with violating federal, state, or local laws will be subject to Snow College disciplinary action regardless of pending court actions.
Students who violate Snow College's Drug and Alcohol Policy will be referred to the Director of Student Life, who will investigate the offense and will meet with the complainant to determine whether the case will be resolved by the Director of Student Life or referred to the Student Standards Committee.
Alcohol and illegal drugs cause liver, heart, brain, and other organ damage. They also contribute to emotional, mental and psychological disorders. They impair the ability to make safe, responsible decisions. Binge drinking can cause death from alcohol poisoning.
The following resources are available for students who want help with alcohol or drug issues
Disregard for College Authority occurs when students fail to comply with direction of college officials performing their duties.
Dress expectations relative to student appearance are high. For health and safety reasons, appropriate attire, including shoes, are required while indoors on campus.
Explosives, fireworks, or dangerous weapons: The possession or use of explosives, fireworks and other dangerous weapons on campus and/or within the college community including on and off campus housing units is prohibited.
False Information or Obstruction of Justice involves furnishing false information to the college with the intent to deceive or obstruct justice in any way and is unacceptable. Examples include, but are not limited to, the falsification of admissions application information and falsification of academic credentials, such as transcripts from other institutions.
Firearms: The use or possession of firearms is prohibited on campus and in campus housing except as specifically authorized by statute.
Fraud includes altering, falsifying, or otherwise misusing college documents, records or identification cards, including but not limited to registration, attendance or withdrawal forms, or transcripts, and is prohibited.
Gambling in any form on campus and/or within the college community including on and off campus housing units or at any college sponsored activities is prohibited.
Information Technology Acceptable Use:
Computer and information technology facilities operated by Snow College are available for the use of admitted Snow College students, faculty, staff, and authorized guests of the institution. College Information Technology facilities are comprised of numerous components, including such college owned facilities as computer hardware, multimedia hardware, video equipment, software, documentation, communications support, online account administration, support services, internet access and instructional materials. The Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy applies to situations where any person or persons utilize college information technology facilities alone or in combination with other information technology facilities.
Violation of this policy will result in suspension or revocation of use privileges, administrative discipline or immediate termination of the violator's relationship with Snow College and could lead to criminal and civil prosecution. The college is authorized by anyone utilizing its information technology facilities to cooperate with government and civil authorities in the prosecution of any criminal and civil matter against any person who violates this policy, including disclosure of any records, information, data, images, communications, recordings, or other evidence in the custody of or accessible by the college.
Use of any college information technology facility constitutes acceptance of the terms of the Information
Technology Acceptable Use Policy. Users acknowledge they have read and understand the policy and they shall be personally responsible for their acts or omissions in connection with utilization that violates this policy.
Authorized uses of the Snow College information Technology facilities include:
Due to the inherent lack of security in most Internet communications, and due to the right and need for the college to monitor compliance with this policy, use of the Snow College information technology facilities that require strict privacy is not encouraged or supported. While Snow College will exercise due diligence to protect the privacy of technology facilities users, any person using any college information technology facility understands and agrees they are specifically waiving any expectation or right to privacy in their communications, data, programs or other personal information stored, displayed, accessed, communicated, published or transmitted on the facilities.
Littering on the grounds and buildings detracts greatly from the campus atmosphere and is prohibited. The efforts to promote campus beauty and cleanliness need the support of all members of the campus community.
Malicious Treatment and/or Hazing refers to an act or threat, physical or psychological that subjects a student or others to physical pain or discomfort, indignity or humiliation at any time. Such acts are unacceptable behavior, regardless of the consent or cooperation of the recipient. Such behavior includes but is not limited to:
Obscene and Abusive Language or any language which is offensive to public taste is discouraged and could be grounds for disciplinary action under this code of conduct.
Sexual Assault is illegal and against the standards of Snow College, in particular while on campus or at college sponsored activities, or anywhere within the college community including on and off campus housing units. Sexual assault is defined as any forced sexual contact, including, but not limited to, acquaintance/date rape or unwanted touching or fondling.
Smoking in campus buildings violates the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, as well as rules and regulations governing college facilities and is prohibited. Students and others must observe the 25 foot no smoking zone around building entrances.
Solicitation and sales by students and others on campus is strictly forbidden without prior approval from the Office of the Vice President for Student Success. Distributing advertising leaflets or handbills or using sound tracks and audio equipment to promote sales on college premises without prior written approval is also prohibited.
Tampering involves intentionally setting off a fire alarm or emergency 911 phone, falsely reporting a fire or other emergency, or tampering with fire or other emergency equipment. This is unacceptable behavior, except when done with reasonable belief that a true need exists.
Unauthorized Assembly such as a rally, parade, demonstration, or similar activity shall not be held on campus unless organizers receive permission from the appropriate Snow College office at least three days in advance of the event.
Unauthorized Entry of any college facility and/or property is prohibited.
Vandalism or Theft involves the willful abuse or theft of college property or the property of students, faculty, staff, or guests on campus or anywhere within the college community including on and off campus housing units. Such behavior is prohibited.
Violation of Laws, whether any law of the United States, the State of Utah or of any local or county ordinances, by a Snow College student while he or she is on the campus of another institution of higher education for a college related activity or on college business will be investigated by Snow College authorities when the governing authorities of the institution request that the college assume jurisdiction over the matter.
College disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student charged with violation of U.S., state or local law without regard to the pendency of civil litigation in court or criminal arrest and prosecution. Proceedings under this code of conduct may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings.
When a student is charged by federal, state or local authorities with a violation of law, the college will not request or agree to special consideration for that individual because of his or her status as a student. If the alleged offense is also the subject of a proceeding before a judicial body under the code of conduct, however, the college may advise off campus authorities of the existence of the Student Code and of how such matters will be handled. The college will cooperate fully with law enforcement and other agencies in the enforcement of criminal law on campus, and also with the conditions imposed by criminal courts for the rehabilitation of student violators. Individual students and members of the college community, acting in their personal capacities, remain free to interact with governmental representatives as they deem appropriate.
Violation of Probation occurs when students on whom penalties are imposed are placed on probation and fail to observe imposed probationary requirements. Such action violates this code of conduct and may lead to suspension, expulsion, or imposition of other penalties. Some academic programs have more specific standards for probation and dismissal as outlined in that program's student policy guide.
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