Snow College's drug and alcohol policy, crime awareness and campus security statistics, graduation rates, athletic participation rates, financial aid information, and the complete FERPA policy are available at www.snow.edu/right2know. Paper copies are also available by contacting the Student Success Office, Room #206 Greenwood Student Center, 435.283.7100.
Disclosure Of Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates of Degree/ Certificate Seeking, First-Time
Snow College provides information regarding graduation/completion and transfer rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Student-Right-to-Know-Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-42). The rates reflect the program graduation/completion or transfer status of those students entering the college as full-time, first-time freshman for a given cohort year as which point 150% of the normal time-to completion has elapsed. This information is located on the College Navigator website (http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/). Please type Snow College as the name of the school.
Snow College is committed to providing a safe, positive learning environment and promoting student success to advance students in the achievement of their educational goals. The Snow College Code of Conduct policy has been implemented to help achieve these goals.
By enrolling at Snow College, students assume the personal responsibility to conduct themselves according to the standards of conduct set forth in this policy. They also are expected to understand that violations of this code of conduct may result in the imposition of appropriate college discipline.
Snow College’s campuses are an integral part of the educational, cultural, and recreational fabric of Ephraim and Richfield and their adjacent communities. The college expects its students to be good neighbors and citizens. The members of these communities have the right to expect that Snow students will act responsibly and that the college will apply appropriate discipline when they do not. Therefore for the purpose of this policy and its administration, the cities where Snow College campuses are located and the adjacent communities are referred to as the college community. Snow College intends to enforce this Student Code of Conduct with respect to all on campus violations as well as violations involving off-campus conduct that adversely affect the college community and/or the pursuit of the college's objectives. The Vice President for Student Success shall decide whether the Student Code of Conduct shall be applied to conduct occurring off campus on a case-by-case basis.
The primary purpose of this policy is to state the college’s authority and responsibility
to maintain a safe, positive learning environment, to explain student rights and responsibilities,
and to outline discipline, due process, and appeal procedures.
Daily responsibility for good conduct rests with students as individuals. All members of the college community are expected to use reasonable judgments in their daily college life and to show due concern for the welfare and rights of others.
The ultimate responsibility and authority to enforce the Student Code of Conduct rests with the President. The President has delegated responsibility for the administration of the discipline system to the Vice President for Student Success. The Vice President for Student Success also employs an appeal board made up of various college officials. All decisions made by the appeal board are final. Snow College reserves the right to take any necessary and appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of the campus community and its students. This includes contacting the parents of an individual student when his/her well-being may be at risk, such as in the case of attempted suicide, illness or accident.
Any person who becomes aware of a threat of violence or of anti-social behavior that
may lead to violence against themselves or others should report the threat or behavior
to campus officials, which may include campus police, faculty members, or Student
Success staff. They may also want to report the threat or behavior to parents or local
police. Snow College will treat as serious any reported threat of violence made by
any person toward any member of the college community and follow up as appropriate.
Students at Snow College neither lose the rights nor escape the obligations of citizenship. They retain and enjoy all rights secured by the Constitution and laws of the United States, the State of Utah, or local ordinances. Rights and freedoms are best preserved in a community whose members are mutually tolerant of the exercise of rights and freedoms and whose members are free from physical violence, force, abuse and threat. Students can reasonably expect the following services, treatment and information.
Snow College, an equal opportunity institution, welcomes students for admission according to the standards stated in its current admission application without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
In compliance with federal laws and regulations (Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title I, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX of the Civil Rights Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act), Snow College is an equal opportunity institution providing education and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
Snow College does not discriminate on the basis of the aforementioned in employment or its educational programs and activities.
In addition, Title IX of the Education Amendments specifically prohibits sex discrimination in federally supported programs. In order to comply with Title IX, Snow College affirms its commitment to this policy by prohibiting any form of sexual misconduct, which includes sexual harassment, sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, coercion, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Local, state, and federal laws will be enforced on Snow’s campuses.
The aforementioned Federal laws prohibit covered entities from retaliating against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice.
Inquiries concerning the adherence to and application of these regulations should be directed to the following individuals:
If you are an employee or potential employee with equal opportunity employment questions, please contact:
Wayne Squire, Director of Human Resources
(435) 283-7058, Noyes Building, Room 242.
If you are a student or potential student with questions or concerns about discrimination,
please contact Student Code of Conduct Officer:
Craig Mathie, Vice President for Student Success
(435) 893-2216, Greenwood Student Center, Room 204.
If you are student or potential student with questions regarding disability, please contact:
Katie Jean Larsen, Accessibility Services Coordinator
(435) 283-7321, Greenwood Student Center, Room 239.
If you are a student, employee, or are otherwise connected with Snow College or any of Snow’s campuses and have questions about Title IX or concerns about possible sex discrimination (i.e. on the basis of sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, etc.) or sexual misconduct (as stated above), please contact:
Staci Taylor, Snow College Title IX Coordinator
(435) 283-7120, Noyes Building, Room 233.
Denver Region, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582.
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 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, or in on campus housing units.
This Student Code of Conduct may also be invoked against students whose 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 in on 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 as determined by the Vice President for Student Success. Students who violate the Snow College Code of Conduct will also be referred to the Vice President for Student Success, who will investigate the offense and will meet with the complainant to determine how the incident will be resolved.
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 Vice President for Student Success, who will investigate the offense and will meet with the complainant to determine how the incident will be resolved.
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
Misconduct or behavior that will be subject to the disciplinary procedures outlined in this code of conduct include but are not limited to the following, as well as any acts prohibited by state or federal law.
Academic Dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on tests, quizzes, or other evaluation instruments, collusion, falsification, deception, or misrepresentation of material submitted as class work and plagiarism.
Assault/Battery includes the following activities which are prohibited by Snow College anywhere within the college community including on and off campus housing units:
Dating Violence is any violence or physical harm, or threat of violence or physical harm, committed by a person who is or has been in a dating relationship with the victim including any attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation of such. A dating relationship means a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature, or a relationship which has romance or intimacy as a goal by one or both parties, regardless of whether the relationship involves sexual intimacy. The following factors may be considered in determining if a dating relationship exists: whether the parties developed interpersonal bonding above a mere casual fraternization; the length of the parties’ relationship; the nature and the frequency of the parties’ interactions, including communications indicating that the parties intended to be in a dating relationship; whether, by statement or conduct, the parties demonstrated an affirmation of their relationship to others.
Disorderly Conduct/Behavior includes conduct/ behavior which disrupts the academic and social environment or violates fair access to the academic experience on campus or anywhere within the college community. Some examples of disorderly conduct include but are not limited to: drunkenness; physical violence; harassing an instructor, staff or fellow student; obstruction or disruption of disciplinary procedures or other college activities including public functions; or language which incites by making reference to race or ethnic origins on college owned or controlled property, within the college community, in on or off campus housing units, or at college sponsored or supervised functions.
Disruptive Behavior is conduct which significantly interferes with the educational process, the educational environment (including on and off campus housing), or the administrative functions of the college. Whether a student’s conduct rises to the level of being disruptive, is evaluated on the basis of the individual situation. Disruptive student conduct includes any behaviors or situations of a student that materially disrupts the study, housing, or other normal activities of other students or staff of the college. Examples of such conduct include:
Disregard for College Authority occurs when students fail to comply with official requests for contact or other direction from college officials performing their duties.
Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behavior that is used by an intimate partner to gain or maintain power and control over the other intimate partner. Prohibited Domestic Violence includes any criminal offense involving violence or physical harm or threat of violence or physical harm, or any attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit a criminal offense involving violence or physical harm, when committed by one cohabitant against another including the offenses listed in Utah Code 77-36-1(4 ) or by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, a former cohabitant, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim protected by Utah domestic or family violence laws. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional or psychological actions or threats that influence another person, including any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, coerce or injure someone.
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:
Unauthorized 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.
Intimidation of witnesses or victims happens when a person intimidates or attempts to intimidate any witness or victim who seeks to file a report or claim against another person with the intent to or with the knowledge that his/her conduct will obstruct, impede, impair, prevent or interfere with the administration of criminal justice.
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.
Retaliation is prohibited at Snow College. Retaliation is any adverse action (including intimidation, coercion, threats or harassment) taken against a person for participating in the Title IX complaint or any other complaint process including a person who has filed a complaint or provided information. This includes college officials pertaining to their duties. Examples of prohibited retaliation include:
Sexual Misconduct is Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Nonconsensual Sexual Contact or Intercourse, Sexual Exploitation or other sexual offenses as defined by Utah law including Chapter 5, Part 4 of Title 76.
Sexual Harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature such as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature on or off campus, when: (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a condition of an individual’s employment or academic standing; or (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment decisions or for academic evaluation, grades, or advancement; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating or hostile academic or work environment. Sexual harassment may be found in a single episode, as well as in persistent behavior. Both men and women are protected from sexual harassment, and sexual harassment is prohibited regardless of the sex of the harasser.
Sexual Violence is a form of sexual harassment and refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent (e.g., due to the student’s age or use of drugs or alcohol, or because an intellectual or other disability prevents the student from having the capacity to give consent). A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion.
Sexual Exploitation occurs when a person takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for his/her own advantage or benefit, or for the benefit or advantage of anyone other than the one being exploited, and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of the other sexual misconduct offenses. Examples of sexual exploitation include, but are not limited to:
Sexual Assault is defined as any intentional sexual contact, touching, or sexual relations that occur without consent and/or by force or coercion. This includes aiding, abetting or encouraging such activity.
Non-Consensual Sexual Contact is defined as any intentional touching for sexual gratification (including intentional contact with the breasts, buttocks, groin, or genitals, including touching another with an object or any of these body parts, or making another touch you or themselves), however slight, by a man or a woman upon a man or a woman that is without consent and/or by force.
Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse is any sexual intercourse by a man or woman upon a man or a woman that is without consent and/or by force. Intercourse includes: vaginal penetration by a penis, object, tongue or finger, anal penetration by a penis, object, tongue, or finger, and oral copulation (mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth contact), no matter how slight the penetration or contact.
Consent: Sexual activity requires consent, which is defined as positive, unambiguous, and voluntary agreement to engage in specific sexual activity throughout a sexual encounter. Consent cannot be inferred from the absence of resistance or the absence of a “no”; a clear “yes,” verbal or otherwise, is necessary. Consent to some sexual acts does not constitute consent to others, nor does past consent to a given act constitute present or future consent. Consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual encounter and can be revoked at any time. Consent to engage in sexual activity with one person does not imply consent to engage in sexual activity with another person. Consent cannot be obtained by threat, coercion, or force. Agreement under such circumstances does not constitute consent.
Consent cannot be obtained from someone who is asleep or otherwise mentally or physically incapacitated, whether due to alcohol, drugs, or some other condition. A person is mentally or physically incapacitated when that person lacks the ability to make or act on considered decisions to engage in sexual activity. Engaging in sexual activity with a person whom you know – or reasonably should know – to be incapacitated constitutes sexual misconduct.
Snow College is committed to stopping and preventing sexual misconduct within the college community. Allegations of sexual misconduct involving students should be referred to the college’s Title IX coordinator for investigation and appropriate administrative action.
Students who have been victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault may seek support and assistance at the college’s Counseling and Wellness Center, Room 107 of the Social Science Building, 283-7136.
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 on campus is strictly forbidden without prior approval from 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.
Stalking. A person is guilty of stalking who intentionally or knowingly engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person and knows or should know that the course of conduct would cause a reasonable person: (a) to fear for the person’s own safety or the safety of a third person; or (b) to suffer other emotional distress. Stalking may take many forms, including following, lying in wait, monitoring, and pursuing contact. Stalking may occur in person or through a medium of communication, such as letters, e-mail, text messages, or telephone calls.
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.
Snow College has the responsibility and obligation to prevent and correct misconduct, including sexual violence or other forms of sexual harassment, which disrupts or inhibits participation in college activities, classes, or other educational experiences. Prohibited conduct is explained in Section IV of the Student Code of Conduct.
The following general guidelines apply to the college’s student disciplinary procedure.
An Impacted Person is a person who is directly impacted by the alleged acts of the Respondent. This person may or may not also be the Reporting Party.
A Preponderance of Evidence is the standard of proof required in making an investigative finding as to whether or not a violation of the Student Code of Conduct has occurred. I.e., the evidence demonstrates that it is more likely than not that the violation occurred.
A Reporting Party is a person who makes a complaint.
A Respondent is a person against whom a complaint is made.
A Student Conduct Notice is a written notice sent to an individual by a College official directing the individual to report to the Vice President for Student Success with respect to an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
The Student Standards Committee is a group of individuals who have been trained to hear disciplinary appeal cases and make recommendations through the Committee Chairperson as to what action should be taken.
The Student Standards Committee Chairperson is a person authorized by a College official to recommend action regarding an individual thought to have violated the Student Code of Conduct.
Title IX Violations include alleged sexual misconduct, sexual violence, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking, or discrimination on the basis of sex or gender.
This procedure applies only to non-academic conduct related issues. Academic related
issues are handled separately through the Academic Affairs Office. Where appropriate,
a reference to the Vice President for Student Success or Title IX Coordinator includes
Allegation of misconduct may be made by any member of the College community —student, faculty, or staff, or by members of the community at large. All cases of alleged student misconduct shall be referred to the Vice President for Student Success for review, except Title IX violations, where the case shall be referred to the Title IX Coordinator for review.
Within a reasonable period of time, the Vice President for Student Success or the Title IX Coordinator will review the complaint; communicate with the Reporting Party and/or Impacted Person to discuss the allegations, witnesses, and evidence; and conduct an appropriate investigation including, as necessary, obtaining witness testimony or statements and physical evidence. Interim measures may be taken where appropriate. Interim measures may include temporary no contact order(s), changes in academic schedule(s), housing reassignment(s), counseling, or other relevant actions. In extraordinary cases, a Respondent may be temporarily suspended prior to the final outcome of the process if necessary to protect the campus community or prevent serious disruption of the academic process. In such circumstances, the process shall follow the suspension as expeditiously as possible.
Prior to being interviewed about allegations of misconduct, the Respondent will be given notice of the allegations against them. Notice may be written or verbal and may be given immediately before a student is interviewed regarding the issue described in the notice. In a situation that may result in expulsion or a minimum 10-day suspension, the Respondent will also be advised of their right to have an advisor throughout the process who may, but need not be, an attorney and if a student wishes to seek counsel from an advisor, the interview will be rescheduled to allow the Respondent reasonable time to obtain an advisor. During an inquiry, investigation, or other informal process (all events prior to a Student Standards Committee Hearing), an advisor may only advise the student and may not actively participate.
The Vice President for Student Success or the Title IX Coordinator shall give the Respondent an opportunity to be heard, present any pertinent facts, and suggest others who may have pertinent information. Additional investigation may be undertaken.
At any point in the proceedings, and where appropriate, an informal resolution may be agreed upon by all Parties (for example, mutual no-contact orders, restitution for unintentional property damage, educational projects, etc.). This may terminate or suspend further proceedings.
After the matter is investigated, the Vice President for Student Success or the Title IX Coordinator will make a determination based upon a preponderance of the evidence whether a violation has occurred. If a violation has occurred, the Vice President for Student Success or the Title IX Coordinator shall make a determination as to the measures necessary to address the matter. If misconduct sanctions are appropriate, the Vice President for Student Success or, for a Title IX violation, the Title IX Coordinator shall, in consultation with the Vice President for Student Success, set appropriate misconduct sanctions as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. (See Sanctions section.) The Respondent shall then be notified of the decision in writing and, if there was an alleged Title IX violation, the Impacted Person shall be notified at the same time. The decision shall include findings from the investigation and notify the Respondent and Impacted Person of their right to appeal. Upon request, the Respondent or Impacted Person may review the investigation report (redacted as necessary to comply with FERPA).
Upon receiving the decision in writing, the Respondent or Impacted Person shall have five days to file a written appeal to the Student Standards Committee. A Respondent or Impacted Person who is or was not a part of Snow College’s education community shall not have the right to appeal.
If a Respondent or Impacted Person chooses to appeal to the Student Standards Committee, he/she must notify the Vice President for Student Success and then follow the procedures for review by the Student Standards Committee. The written appeal request must include the following:
The College may proceed with the investigative, disciplinary, or appeals processes in a timely fashion without the student if he or she declines to participate. The College may set reasonable deadlines and move forward with investigative, disciplinary, or appeals processes regardless of whether a student and/or a student’s advisor is able to accommodate those deadlines.
The procedure that the Student Standards Committee shall follow in considering all appeals is as follows:
The advisors may be allowed to advocate at the Committee's discretion. For discipline greater than a 10 day suspension, the committee shall convene a formal hearing.
A hearing is not to be an adversarial process. Formal rules of evidence do not apply, and the highest level of civility is expected. The Parties shall have the right to be accompanied at the hearing by one support person or advisor of his/her choice who may, but need not be, an attorney. If an attorney will serve as an advisor, the Committee shall be notified at least 5 working days in advance of the hearing by the Party. The support person/advisor shall be allowed to advise their Party throughout the hearing.
Students are encouraged to represent themselves during the hearing as much as possible, including giving opening and closing statements, but the support person/advisor may actively participate and advocate by:
The following sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have violated the Student Code of Conduct. Also, a disciplinary hold is typically placed on the student’s records which would prevent the student to register for future classes until disciplinary sanctions are removed.
More than one of the sanctions listed may be imposed for any single violation.
A second violation of the student code of conduct may result in suspension or expulsion from Snow College.
In certain circumstances, the Vice President for Student Success or a designee, may impose a college or residence-hall suspension prior to the hearing before a hearing committee, within a reasonable period of time.
Interim suspension may be imposed only to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the college community or preservation of college property; this includes such actions as; threatening or inflicting bodily harm on oneself or others; inflicting serious emotional or mental distress or fear on oneself or others; creating a substantial disruption of normal campus functions, including campus instruction; presenting a threat to the stability and continuance of any normal college function; being arrested on misdemeanor or felony charges; hindering or impeding the progress of any academic; non-academic, or activities group on campus.
During the interim suspension, students may be denied access to the residence halls and/or to the campus (including classes) and/or all other college activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, as the Vise President or designee may determine to be appropriate.
Other than college expulsion, disciplinary sanctions shall not be made part of the student’s permanent academic record, but shall become part of the student’s confidential record. Upon graduation, the student’s confidential record may be expunged of disciplinary actions other than residence-hall eviction, college suspension or college expulsion, upon application to the Office of the Vice President for Student Success. Cases involving the imposition of sanctions other then residence-hall expulsion, college suspension or college expulsion, shall be expunged from the student’s confidential record three years after final disposition of the case.
The following sanctions may be imposed upon groups or organizations:
A grievance is a claim or charge of injustice, oppression or discrimination based upon an event or condition which affects the welfare or condition of an individual student or group of students. The academic divisions and student service departments on campus each have their own procedures for hearing student grievances and appeals. When students feel they have been subjected to unjust action or denied their rights by a member of the College community, the student should, with the exception of Title IX complaints/claims, first attempt resolution with those involved with the problem. If no resolution is found, the student should contact one of the following departments, depending on the nature of the problem:
For other questions, individuals may call the Office of the Vice President for Student Success at (435) 283-7100.
There are two sources for help with student concerns:
Students who have complaints against the College relating to fraud, false advertising, or other deceptive practices can file a complaint with the
Utah Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 300 South, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 146704
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6704
Telephone No. 801-530-6601,
Toll Free in Utah at 1-800-721-SAFE
In addition, students involved with distance and correspondence education can file a complaint with their state’s enforcement authority www.snow.edu/online/State_Regulators.
Students who have complaints relating to issues that are covered by the Student Code of Conduct should follow the institution's process for filing a complaint. The Student Code of Conduct is found at www.snow.edu/catalog/student_rights.html.
Students who have complaints relating to the school’s quality of education or other issues appropriate for its accrediting body to consider, can file a complaint with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities at www.nwccu.org.
Copies of documents describing the school’s accreditation and state approval are available for review upon request.
This procedure applies to all Snow College (Snow) students and campus guests. Procedures for college employees who may have experienced discrimination based on a disability are outlined in the Snow College Personnel Policies and are administered by the college's Human Resource Office. The purpose of this procedure is to assist the college in carrying out its responsibilities in administering and enforcing applicable federal and state laws and college policies related to nondiscrimination of students or campus guests on the basis of disability.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other applicable law, Snow takes appropriate action to ensure that its programs and services are readily accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities. No qualified student or campus guest with a disability shall, on the basis of the disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination related to any of the institution's programs or activities. All college employees are expected to adhere to Snow College ADA/Sec. 504 policies. The college has the right and responsibility to resolve allegations of discrimination based on disability.
Retaliation is prohibited and Snow also investigates and resolves allegations of retaliation against individuals who have raised claims of discrimination based on disability or who have cooperated in an investigative process in some manner.
Grievances must be filed with the Accessibility Services/ADA Coordinator (Coordinator). The Coordinator will ask the Complainant (the student or campus guest claiming there was discrimination) to submit a written report describing the alleged discrimination. The Coordinator will arrange assistance with this procedure, if needed. A grievance should be filed as soon as reasonably possible after the incident but will not be accepted more than 90 calendar days from the last act of alleged discrimination. Snow will consider requests to extend this period beyond the 90 calendar days when the Complainant can show he or she needed additional time due to circumstances beyond his or her control.
The Complainant will meet with the Coordinator to discuss the allegation, the resolution process, and options (informal, formal) for proceeding with resolution of the grievance. The Complainant is not required to follow the informal procedure before filing a formal grievance. The Respondent (the individual accused of discrimination) will be notified of the grievance within 10 working days after it is filed.
Informal: The Coordinator may offer the Complainant the opportunity to voluntarily discuss allegations and concerns with the Respondent (directly or through the Coordinator or some other mediator) to attempt to resolve the allegation. The Complainant is not required to do this to move forward with a formal grievance. The Coordinator will notify the respondent that his or her behavior has been questioned and whether informal resolution has been sought. The Coordinator may interview witnesses, obtain statements or other evidence from the Complainant and Respondent, or review other evidence when attempting informal resolution of a grievance. The Coordinator will provide both parties a written summary of the resolution of any grievance resolved through the informal process. If informal attempts to resolve the situation are not successful, the Coordinator will immediately inform the Complainant that he or she may pursue a formal grievance.
Formal: If the Complainant elects to file a formal grievance, the Coordinator will conduct a full investigation complete with written findings to be given to the Complainant and the Respondent. If the Coordinator determines that the alleged discrimination or retaliation occurred, he or she will report this finding and may recommend corrective actions to an appropriate College official through the Office of the Vice President for Student Success. Recommendations may, as appropriate, include a directive to stop any ongoing discrimination or retaliation; suggested disciplinary or other corrective actions against the Respondent or others; suggested relief for the Complainant to remedy the effects of the discrimination or retaliation; and any other action or reasonable accommodation considered necessary to ensure that the discrimination or retaliation will be remedied and not be repeated.
The Coordinator will complete investigations as expeditiously as possible. The investigation shall normally be completed within 45 working days from the filing of a formal grievance, including written notification of the parties of the outcome of the investigation. In extraordinary circumstances, the Coordinator may extend this time for a reasonable period. All parties will be notified if such an extension is necessary.
Appeal: The findings of a formal grievance investigation may be appealed in writing to the Office of the Vice President for Student Success by the Complainant or Respondent within 10 working days of receipt of the Coordinator's determination. Either party may appeal a decision based on discovery of new evidence previously unavailable, a significant irregularity in the procedural process which could affect the outcome or a claim that the decision was not supported by the facts or the law. The appellant should be as specific as possible in setting out the basis for appeal. The determination of the Office of the Vice President for Student Success is final.
At any time, prior to filing a grievance, or while a complaint proceeding is in progress, a Complainant may file their grievance with an appropriate external agency. A complete list of agencies, along with contact information, is available from the Office of the Vice President for Student Success , 150 East College Avenue, Ephraim, UT 84627. Phone 435-283-7100.
The Accessibility Services/ADA Coordinator takes any allegation of discriminate or retaliation seriously and is committed to protecting the integrity of the investigation process including confidentiality and the due process rights of all individuals. Note that all those involved (the Respondent, the Complainant, and the witnesses) have privacy interests. Therefore, outside the scope of the investigation, all parties are cautioned not to publicize or divulge the nature of the proceedings or the identity of those involved.
The Complainant and the Respondent each have the right to bring an advisor to any investigative meeting. If either party chooses to exercise this option, he or she shall submit the name of the advisor in writing to the Accessibility Services/ADA Coordinator at least 72 hours prior to a meeting. If either the Complainant or the Respondent's advisor is a person degreed or qualified in law, the Accessibility Services/ADA Coordinator must be notified.
Consistent with federal and state laws and university policies related to nondiscrimination, the Accessibility Services/ADA Coordinator investigates complaints of unlawful discrimination and/or retaliation on the basis of physical or mental disability. The Accessibility Services/ADA Coordinator will make an adequate, reliable and impartial investigation of such complaints at Snow and render a written determination following such investigations.
If a grievance, whether informal or formal, is directed against the Accessibility Services/ADA Coordinator or the Vice President for Student Success determines there is some other conflict of interest created by the Coordinator's resolving the grievance, the Vice President for Student Success will transfer the Coordinator's function under this procedure to another appropriate official of the College. If a grievance, whether informal or formal, is directed against the Office of the Vice President for Student Success, the functions assigned to that Office by these procedures will transfer to the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President.