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Table of Contents

 

HISTORY OF NEUMANN UNIVERSITY........................................................ 1

PHILOSOPHY OF THE UNIVERSITY............................................................ 2
Purpose..................................................................................................... 3
Objectives.................................................................................................. 3
Mission Statement...................................................................................... 3

VISION STATEMENT.................................................................................. 4

CORE VALUES.......................................................................................... 4

UNIVERSITY SEAL AND MOTTO............................................................... 5
Veritas – Caritas........................................................................................ 5

CAMPUS SAFETY SERVICES.................................................................. 5
Mission Statement.................................................................................... 5
Emergencies & Reporting Incidents.............................................................. 6
ID Cards................................................................................................... 6
Lost and Found......................................................................................... 6
Personal Belongings................................................................................ 6
Escorts.................................................................................................... 6
Fire Alarms............................................................................................... 7
University Closings or Delayed Openings................................................. 7
“Classes Cancelled”........................................................................... 7
“Delayed Opening”............................................................................... 7
Evening Classes................................................................................... 8

CAMPUS SAFETY POLICY...................................................... 8

FIRE SAFETY POLICY.............................................................. 8

FIREWORKS POLICY.............................................................. 9

WEAPONS POLICY.............................................................. 9

HAZING POLICY............................................................................... 9

BICYCLES, SKATES, SKATEBOARDS POLICY...................................... 10

SLEDDING POLICY............................................................................. 10

WELLNESS AND HEALTH SERVICES POLICY: UNIQUELY PERSONAL....... 11
Health Services............................................................................................. 11
Wellness Counseling Services........................................................................ 11


SERVICES/ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.......... 13
Parking............................................................................................................. 15
Shuttle Buses.................................................................................................... 15
Ramps.............................................................................................................. 15
Rest Rooms........................................................................................................ 15
Living and Learning Center Complex...................................................................... 16

HEALTH SERVICES........................................................................................... 16

STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE................................................................16

HEALTH SERVICE POLICIES FOR VISITORS....................................... 16

HEALTH RECORD GENERAL POLICY STUDENTS AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES/ IMMUNIZATIONS POLICY........................................... 16
Communicable Diseases:Immunizations................................................... 17
Education............................................................................................ 18

HEALTH PROFESSIONS:  PHYSICAL EXAMINATION.......................... 18

CAMPUS MINISTRY.............................................................................. 19
Outreach Programs................................................................................. 19
Sacrament of Reconciliation..................................................................... 19
Eucharist............................................................................................... 19
Bereavement Program........................................................................ 19

STUDENT CONDUCT................................................................... 19
Student Conduct Policies............................................................ 19

THE CODE OF CONDUCT......................................................... 20
Incident Reports, Sanctions and the Disciplinary System................. 24
Official Warning............................................................................ 24
Probation.....................................................................................24
Suspension................................................................................ 24
Dismissal.................................................................................. 25
Parent/Guardian/Family Notification............................................ 25
Fines...................................................................................... 25
Withdrawal by Mutual Agreement............................................... 25
Interim Suspension/Dismissal.................................................. 25
Restitution............................................................................. 25
Loss of Resident Status......................................................... 25
Student Disciplinary Records.............................................. 26
Administration of Sanctions................................................ 26

STUDENT JUDICIAL SYSTEM................................... 26
The Judicial Board/Hearings.................................... 27
Procedures for Judicial Board Hearings................ 27
Appeals of Judicial Board Decisions...................29

ALCOHOL AND ILLEGAL DRUG POLICY..................................... 29
State Law Regulation of Alcohol................................................... 29
Prohibition on Use of Illegal Drugs................................................ 29
Summaries of Major Health Risks................................................ 29
Marijuana.................................................................................. 29
Cocaine and Crack.................................................................... 29
Barbiturates.............................................................................. 29
Amphetamines....................................................................... 29

HARASSMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES................................. 29
A.  Statement of Policy................................................................... 35
B.  Definitions and Examples........................................................... 35
C.  Student-Employee Interactions.................................................. 37
D.  Reporting................................................................................. 37
E.  Resources............................................................................... 38
F.  Investigations........................................................................ 38
G.  Remedial Measures............................................................. 39
H.  Appeals........................................................................... 39
I.  Retaliation........................................................................... 40
J.  Cross References............................................................... 40
K.  Questions......................................................................... 40

SEX OFFENSES POLICY AND RECOMMENDED EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.. 40
Sex Offenses-Forcible............................................................................... 40
Sex Offenses-Nonforcible.......................................................................... 41

ACADEMIC HONESTY........................................................................... 42
Acts of Academic Dishonesty.................................................................. 42
Sanctions for Academic Dishonesty......................................................... 44

DECLARATION FOR RESPONSIBLE USE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION RESOURCES..................................................................................... 45
General Declaration........................................................................... 45
Declaration of Computing and Information Rights and Responsibilities............. 45
User Ethic and Responsibilities.................................................................. 46
Detailed Policies, Practices and Procedures............................................. 47
ITR Request for Datatel Access Forms..................................................... 48

SMOKING POLICY.......................................................................... 50

GAMBLING POLICY....................................................................... 50

SOLICITATION POLICY.............................................................. 51

POSTING POLICY...................................................................... 51

BABYSITTING POLICY...................................................................... 52

LITTERING POLICY.......................................................................... 52

PARKING/VEHICULAR SAFETY POLICY............................................. 52
Section 1.  Philosophy........................................................................ 52
Section 2.  General Regulations........................................................... 53
Section 3.  Vehicle Registration........................................................... 53
Section 4.  Parking Lot Guidelines....................................................... 54
Section 5.  Violations and Penalties..................................................... 55
Section 6.  Appeals............................................................................ 55
Section 7.  Towing Policy.................................................................... 55
Section 8.  University Liability............................................................. 55

MISSING PERSONS POLICY.......................................................................... 55
Procedures for Designation of A Confidential Contact......................................... 55
Notification Procedure..................................................................................... 56
Campus Communications............................................................................... 56

STUDENT I.D. CARD POLICY........................................................................ 56

OFFICE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES............................................................... 57

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS........................................................... 57

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS................................................................... 58
Leadership Formation – The Institute for Student Leadership Formation.............. 58
Student Leadership Awards.......................................................................58
Student Life Awards.................................................................................. 58
Student Activities Board Awards................................................................ 58

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION - BYLAWS................................ 59
Article 2:  Responsibilities of SGB Officers and Members.............................. 59
Article 3:  Qualifications.............................................................................. 64
Article 4:  Meetings.................................................................................... 64
Article 5:  Attendance................................................................................ 65
Article 6:  Office Hours................................................................................ 65
Article 7:  Committees................................................................................ 65
Article 8:  Advisors..................................................................................... 66
Article 9:  Amendments to the Bylaws.......................................................... 67
Article 10:  SGA Finances and Policies........................................................ 67
Article 11:  Clubs........................................................................................ 69
Article 12:  Enaction................................................................................... 70

RESIDENCE LIFE ADVISORY BOARD BYLAWS...................................... 71
Article 1.  Purpose................................................................................... 71
Article 2.  Qualifications............................................................................ 71
Article 3.  Elections.................................................................................. 71
Article 4.  Responsibilities......................................................................... 71
Article 5.  Advisor..................................................................................... 72
Article 6.  Vacancies................................................................................ 72
Article 7.  Meetings.................................................................................. 72
Article 8.  Attendance............................................................................... 72
Article 9.  Dismissal................................................................................. 72

STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTER.......................................................................... 72
Knight’s Cafe................................................................................................... 72
TV Lounge................................................................................................ 73
Student Government Board/Student Activities Board Office........................... 73
Information Bulletin Boards........................................................................ 73
University Store......................................................................................... 73
Room Reservations.................................................................................... 73

LIBRARY............................................................................................................. 73
Library Hours....................................................................................................... 74

USE OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS FACILITIES............................................ 74
Use of Bruder Athletic Facility and the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality
and Character Development (MCSSCD).................................................................. 74

USE OF TENNIS COURTS................................................................................... 74

USE OF BRUDER ATHLETIC FIELDS................................................................... 75
Guidelines........................................................................................................... 76

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER........................................................................ 77

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS TOUR GUIDES..................................... 77

INTRAMURAL SPORTS.......................................................................... 77

NEUMANN POINTS.............................................................................................. 77
What Are Neumann Points?.................................................................................. 77
How Do I Sign-Up?............................................................................................... 77
Neumann Points Refund Policy............................................................................. 78

STUDENT LIFE POLITICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES................................................ 78
I.       Introduction................................................................................................. 78
II.     General........................................................................................................ 78
III.    Approval of Student Organizations.................................................................. 78
IV.    Presentations.............................................................................................. 78
V.     Candidates and Campaigning....................................................................... 79
VI.    Use of University Facilities and Resources.................................................... 79
VII.   Fundraising................................................................................................. 80
VIII.  Posting Flyers............................................................................................. 80
IX.    General information....................................................................................... 80

ACADEMIC ADVISING......................................................................................... 80
Advising Center.................................................................................................... 80

CAREER DEVELOPMENT OFFICE............................................................ 81
Experiential Education............................................................................ 81
Service Learning.................................................................................. 81
Cooperative Education and Internships................................................... 82
Eligibility............................................................................................ 82

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACADEMIC GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE........... 82

GRADUATE STUDENT ACADEMIC GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE.............................. 83

ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS...................................................................... 84

FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 (FERPA).........84

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY...................................... 91

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) POLICY................................. 92

SERVICE ANIMAL POLICY........................................................................ 94
Requirements of Service Animals and their Partners/Handlers....................... 94
Removal of a Service Animal.................................................................... 95
Grievances............................................................................................. 95
Requirements for Faculty, Staff and Students............................................ 95

RETALIATION POLICY......................................................................................... 98

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS.......................................................................... 98

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT MANUAL(S)................................................................. 99

STUDENT-ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY........................................................................ 100

STUDENT-ATHLETE DRUG EDUCATION, PREVENTION, REHABILITATION AND SCREENING........................................................................................... 102
Purposes of the Drug Education, Prevention, Rehabilitation and Screening Policy... 102
Educational Programs................................................................................103
Prohibited Drugs....................................................................................... 103
Screening Process................................................................................... 104
Positive Results....................................................................................... 104
Absence from Drug Test........................................................................ 105
Professional Counseling & Treatment.................................................... 106
Re-testing Upon Positive Drug Test....................................................... 106
Head Coaches................................................................................... 106
Confidentiality of Test Results.......................................................... 106
Applicability.................................................................................... 106
Screening Process Approval...................................................... 107

STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR ATHLETIC AND STUDENT EVENTS..................................................................... 107

INJURED STUDENT-ATHLETES:.......................................................... 108

STUDENT-ATHLETE JUDICIAL VIOLATIONS:............................................. 108
In-Season Violations............................................................................... 109
Out-of-Season Violations........................................................................ 109

EQUIPMENT ISSUED TO STUDENT-ATHLETES:.................................. 109

ADMINISTRATION OF NEUMANN UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC CAMPS, CLINICS, AND SPECIAL EVENTS........................................................................... 110

RESIDENCE LIFE CONDUCT POLICIES................................................ 111
Housing Assignments & Preference Lists.............................................. 112
Housing Placement Information............................................................ 112
Occupancy/Breaks/Summer................................................................ 112
Mid-Semester and Late Assignments............................................... 113
Waiting Lists................................................................................. 113
Check-In/Check/Out Procedures................................................... 114
Housing Deposits and Refunds..................................................... 114
Resident Assistants.................................................................... 115
Personnel................................................................................... 115
Resident Students’ Responsibilities and Rights............................. 116
Cleaning..................................................................................... 116
Damages................................................................................. 116
Room Changes................................................................................ 116
Furniture/Study/Meeting Rooms......................................................... 117
Cable TV........................................................................................... 118
Kitchen Facilities............................................................................... 118
Laundry/Vending............................................................................... 118
Mail Services................................................................................. 118
Maintenance................................................................................. 118
Electrical Appliances..................................................................... 118
Right to Privacy............................................................................. 119
Telephones................................................................................ 119
Residence Life Security............................................................ 119
Personnel................................................................................ 119
Security at Entrances................................................................ 119
Campus Safety Programming for Residents................................ 120
Security During Low-Occupancy Periods.................................... 120
Decorating Policy..................................................................... 120
Water Beds/Pools Policy......................................................... 120
Water Guns/Balloons Policy.................................................... 120
Keys/Doors/Lockouts............................................................. 121
Open Flames Policy.............................................................. 121
Pets Policy.......................................................................... 122
Quiet Hours Policy................................................................ 122
Visitors Policy...................................................................... 122
Lofts.................................................................................... 124
Personal Property................................................................. 124
Meal Plan............................................................................ 125

HOUSING LOTTERY............................................................ 125

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING.................................................. 126
University Closing or Delayed Openings............................... 127
For cancellation of evening classes...................................... 127

RECORD RETENTION..................................................... 127
Required Records........................................................... 127

CODE OF CONDUCT RELATED TO STUDENT LOAN ACTIVITIES AND RELATED CONFLICTS...................................................... 128
Prohibition on Revenue Sharing Arrangements.................... 128
Gift Ban.......................................................................... 128
Contracting Arrangements Prohibited................................. 129
Prohibition on Borrower Choice........................................ 129
Prohibition on Offers of Funds for Private Loans.................. 130
Ban on Staffing Assistance............................................... 130
Advisory Board Compensation......................................... 130

 

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