Student Handbook – Policies
Critical campus issues
While the discipline process is designed for individuals who are struggling with or rejecting the standards, the following steps help the larger campus mend the hurt when offensive or negative behavior tears at the fabric of community life.
If campus leaders begin to see trends of negative behavior – for example, patterns of sexual offenses or alcohol use among students – they will work to break the patterns through preventive measures. This might mean educating students or other approaches. The dean of students will work with the appropriate committee and curricular structures – Student Senate, campus health and wellness (CHAW), collegiate studies, residence hall programming, advisers, parent council, faculty, academic dean, etc. – to develop an approach to the specific problem.
Sometimes negative behavior causes repercussions throughout the campus community. The administration will seek to address feelings such as outrage or fear that result when controversial behavior becomes a campus wide issue. The dean of students will consult with the president to determine appropriate procedures for campus wide process. The president may choose to have all or selected president’s council members involved in deciding the best approach.