Section 2: Definitions

  1. Appeal Review Board” means any person or persons authorized by the Vice President for Student Success to consider an appeal.

  2. Committee on Student Conduct” means the Student Conduct Board authorized to hear Student Conduct referrals of graduate students or in cases of academic dishonesty.
  3. Community Reengagement Program (CoRe)” is a self-directed program designed for a student to demonstrate that, in the period following being placed on Disciplinary Probation, they have taken steps to become productive and engaged members of the University Community.

  4. Course of Conduct” is defined as a pattern of actions composed of two or more acts over a period of time.

  5. Director of the Office of Conflict Resolution & Civic Responsibility” means the person designated by the Vice President to administer Community Rights and Responsibilities.

  6. Faculty Member” means any person hired by the University to conduct classroom and/or research activities.

  7. May” is used in the permissive sense.

  8. Member of the University Community” includes any person who is a student, faculty member, University official or any other person employed by or contracted with the University. A person’s status in a particular situation shall be determined by the Vice President for Student Success.

  9. Organization” means any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for University recognition/registration.

  10. Policy” is defined as the written regulations of the University as found in, but not limited to, Community Rights and Responsibilities, Residence Hall License Agreement, and the Graduate and Undergraduate Bulletins.

  11. Reasonable Person” refers to a hypothetical person who exercises average care, skill and judgment in conduct and who serves as a comparative standard.

  12. Sexual Misconduct” encompasses a wide range of behavior for sexual purposes that is against another’s will or at the expense of another. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking of a sexual nature, or any conduct of a sexual nature that is nonconsensual, or has the effect of threatening or intimidating another.

  13. Shall is used in the imperative sense.

  14. Student” is defined as: persons registered for courses, either full time or part time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies, as well as non-degree seeking students; individuals who confirm their intent to enroll in programs; those attending orientation sessions; between academic terms; taking online classes; auditing classes; residing in the residence halls; those that were enrolled on the date of an alleged incident; persons who are active but not enrolled at the University.

  15. Student Conduct Administrator” means any University official appointed by the Vice President to resolve student conduct referrals in lieu of a hearing or to review appeals.

  16. Student Conduct Board” refers to the authorized persons who hear undergraduate student conduct referrals, except alleged violations of academic dishonesty.

  17. Student Conduct Body” is an umbrella term that refers to the Student Conduct Board and the Committee on Student Conduct.

  18. Student Conduct Referral” means the University Student Conduct System Standard Case Form that includes a description of alleged misconduct and specific Community Rights and Responsibilities code violations.

  19. Student Conduct System” means the program established to maintain the integrity of the values of the University community by reviewing alleged violations of Community Rights and Responsibilities.

  20. University” means the University at Albany, State University of New York.

  21. University Official” includes any person employed by the University, performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.

  22. University Premises” includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the University including adjacent streets and sidewalks. It includes properties under the authority of Student Association of the University at Albany, University Foundation and the University Auxiliary Services, Inc.

  23. Vice President” means the Vice President for Student Success, or designee, who, as the President’s designee, is responsible for the administration of Community Rights and Responsibilities.