5.5.1 Student Conduct

A. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to describe the standard of conduct applicable to each student at UT Tyler.

B. Persons Affected

This policy applies to students.

C. Definitions

N/A

D. Policy and Procedures

Students at the university neither lose the rights nor escape the responsibilities of citizenship.

They are expected to obey and conduct themselves in accordance with both the penal and civil statutes of the local, state, and federal government and the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, university regulations, and administrative rules, and to observe standards of conduct appropriate for an academic institution.

They may be disciplined by the university for violating these standards of conduct on the campus or off the campus when the incident occurs in connection with an institution-oriented activity, or has a substantial connection to the interests of the university, or when the behavior is prohibited by university policy regardless of where it occurs, even if they are or may be penalized by civil authorities for the same act. Institutional disciplinary penalties shall not, however, be used merely to duplicate the penalties imposed by civil authority.

Chapter 8 of the Manual of Policies and Procedures for Student Affairs contains regulations for dealing with alleged student violations of university standards of conduct in a manner consistent with the requirements of procedural due process. In addition to the general standards of conduct set forth in subsection (a), Chapter 8-800 contains descriptions of specific standards of conduct to which students must adhere.
For additional information regarding Judicial Affairs, please refer to the Judicial Affairs website
http://www.uttyler.edu/judicialaffairs. To view chapter 8 of the Manual of Policies and Procedures, please refer to this website: http://www.uttyler.edu/mopp/index.php

E. Responsibilities

  1. The division of Student Affairs, by delegation of the President of the University, is designated as the agency responsible for the administration of the student conduct processes. The Chief Student Affairs Officer is responsible to the President of the University for recommending policies related to student conduct, for formulating rules and enforcement procedures and for recommending to the President any changes to the student conduct process deemed necessary or desirable.
  2. The Chief Student Affairs Officer has assigned to the Director of Residence Life and Judicial Affairs responsibility for the enforcement of rules regarding student conduct, the disposal and referral of individual cases and the administration of student discipline.

F. Review

The Chief Student Affairs Officer is responsible for this policy. This policy shall be reviewed every five years by the following stakeholders:

Director of Residence Life and Judicial Affairs

Student Government Association President

University Chief of Police

Council of Academic Deans

Faculty Senate President

University Staff Advisory Committee Chair

ORIGINALLY APPROVED:  12/01/2001

LAST AMENDED:  04/13/2011