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 This special Planner and UNE information Resource for the 2010-2011 academic year is published for undergraduate and graduate
 students on the Portland Campus by the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Affairs. Ideas, suggestions, corrections, or
 any feedback are welcome. Please contact (207) 221-4212, e-mail PCstudentaffairs@une.edu or stop in the Office of Graduate &
 Professional Student Affairs, Proctor 02


 Please note that the policies, conduct codes, and procedures in this publication are intended for student information only and could
 be subject to change. This publication is not to be substituted for the UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND STUDENT HANDBOOK,
 which can be found on the UNE website at: http://www.une.edu/studentlife/handbook/




By using recycled content in these planners, University of New England saved: 1 ton of virgin wood, 3 million BTUs of energy 956
pounds of greenhouse gas emissions and nearly 4,600 gallons of water, according to the Environmental Defense Fund's paper
calculator.
Division of Student Affairs             3        Housing & Residence Life Handbook     17
                                                 Calendar                              18
Student Services                        4        Staff & Department Information        19
Admissions                              4        Leadership Opportunities              20
Alexander Hall Student Center           4        Directory Services/Policies/General
Alumni                                  4        Information                           20
Athletics                               4        Standards, Policies, & Expectations   29
Bookstore                               5        Room Selection                        30
Business Services                       6        Off-Campus Housing                    30
Campus Center                           6
Campus Services                         7        University Policies                   31
Career Services                         7        Conduct Code                          31
Clubs & Organizations                   7        Admin. Mandatory Medical Leave        44
Community & Student Life                7        Alcohol & Drug                        44
Copy Center/Fax                         8        Discrimination/Harassment             49
Counseling Services                     8        Hazing                                51
Dental Clinic                           8        Sexual Misconduct                     52
Dining Services                         9        Smoking & Tobacco Use on Campus       58
Disability Services                     9        Study Abroad                          59
Facilities Management                   9        Weapons                               60
Financial Aid                           9        Additional Policies                   60
Finley Recreation Center                9
GLBTQ                                   10       Judicial Process                      35
Health & Wellness Education             10       Responsibilities & Rights of
Health Insurance                        10          Accused Student                    38
ID Cards                                11       Responsibilities & Rights of
Immunizations                           11          Complainant                        38
Information Technology Services (ITS)   11       Responsibilities & Rights of
Judicial System                         11          Persons Providing Information      39
Learning Asst. Services                 12       Sanctions                             39
Libraries                               12       Academic Appeal                       40
Mail Services                           12       Disciplinary Appeal                   42
Meeting Rooms                           12       Holdover Process                      44
Multicultural Services                  12
Proctor Center                          13
Registration Services                   13
Residential Education & Housing         14
Safety & Security                       14
Spiritual Life                          15
Student Governance                      15
Student Involvement                     16




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The Division of Student Affairs

Biddeford Campus                                                   Portland Campus
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students            Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Associate Dean of Students, Community Life                         Assistant Dean of Students, Graduate and Professional
Decary 129, (207) 602-2372                                         Student Affairs
Email: Student-Affairs@une.edu                                     02 Proctor Hall (207) 221-4212
                                                                   Email: PCstudentaffairs@une.edu
MISSION
Grounded in theory and guided by assessment, the division of Student Affairs promotes scholarship, leadership, social
responsibility, and involvement through an integrated learning community.

Division Organization
In order to better serve students, the Division of Student Affairs is organized into five service areas: Community Life, Student
Support Services, Graduate and Professional Student Affairs on the Portland Campus, and Athletics. These service areas are
interdependent units; each one has a focus on a particular area of the student‘s experience but each department collaborates with
others within the Division to provide a congruent and comprehensive service to students.

Community Life
This area, based on the University Campus, consists of those departments or units whose missions primarily surround the
community experience of students. Health & Wellness Education, Residential Education& Housing, Judicial Affairs, Leadership and
Orientation Programs, Multicultural Services, Spiritual Life, and Student Involvement are all based out of this area.

Safety and Security
This area serves students on both campuses. ID cards, parking, policy enforcement, emergency response, and the Safe Walk/Safe
Ride Program are a few of the services it provides for the University.

Student Support Services
This area serves students on both campuses and consists of those departments or units whose missions are primarily those
providing support to the student‘s academic and personal needs. Counseling Services, Career Services, Disability Services, and
Learning Assistance Services are all based out of this area.

Graduate and Professional Student Affairs, Portland Campus
This area, based on the Portland Campus, consists of those departments or units in the Division of Student Affairs whose missions
are focused on serving the needs of students on the Portland Campus. In this area may be found Graduate and Professional
Student Affairs, Community and Student Life, Career Services, and Finley Recreation Center.

Athletics
The University of New England, Department of Athletics is a member of the NCAA and the ECAC. The Department of Athletics has
oversight of all Men‘s and Women‘s Varsity sports, Recreational and Club Sports, the Aquatics Program as well as the Gymnasium
and Pool facilities on the Biddeford Campus in Biddeford, Maine.




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University Student Services                                        ALUMNI

The following services are available to all students at the        Alumni House, 746 Stevens Ave, (207) 221-4218
University of New England regardless of your campus
attendance. Please be aware that programs, services, and           COM Office of Recruitment, Student, and Alumni Services,
information vary between campuses. Due to on-going                 Stella Maris 127, (207) 602-2329
changes, information regarding telephone extensions,
locations, and e-mail is subject to change.
                                                                   The Alumni Office coordinates alumni activities for all three
                                                                   colleges as well as alumni of St. Francis College and
ADMISSIONS                                                         Westbrook College.       Office staff also oversees an
                                                                   undergraduate scholarship program and several events and
                                                                   services including Alumni Weekends, regional alumni clubs,
Graduate & Professional:                                           alumni class organizations, and connections with current
111 Hersey Hall, (207) 221-4225                                    students.

Undergraduate:
                                                                   ATHLETICS
Welcome Cottage, 3 Hills Beach Road, (207) 602-2297
                                                                   Division of Student Affairs

Email: gradadmissions@une.edu
                                                                   Biddeford Campus: Campus Center
Web: www.une.edu/admissions
                                                                   Athletics, (207) 602-2499
                                                                   Web: http://athletics.une.edu
College of Osteopathic Medicine:
COM Office of Recruitment, Student and Alumni Services,
127 Stella Maris, (207) 602-2329                                   INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
Email: UNECOMadmissions@une.edu                                    The University of New England Intercollegiate Athletics
                                                                   Program is administered and organized to offer highly
Web: www.une.edu/com/admissions                                    skilled male and female student-athletes fair and equal
                                                                   opportunity to pursue athletics interests through various
Admissions staff members work year-round to recruit and            varsity sports programs. While available to students on both
admit students to the University. Visiting college fairs,          campuses, all intercollegiate athletics practices and games
talking to interested students, arranging campus visits, and       are conducted on the Biddeford Campus. Portland Campus
processing applications are just some of the many functions        students interested in participating should contact the
of these offices.        Students seeking involvement in           Athletics Department at the extension listed above.
admissions activities, including serving as a campus tour
guide, should contact the appropriate offices for more             The University of New England actively supports the NCAA
information.                                                       Division III philosophy, which is based on the belief that
                                                                   intercollegiate athletics plays an integral role in the
ALEXANDER HALL STUDENT CENTER                                      University's total educational mission. The Department
                                                                   offers student-athletes experiences that provide a basis for
Community and Student Life, Division of Student Affairs            physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth, while
                                                                   instilling the values of teamwork, commitment and hard work
The Alexander Hall Student Center facility hosts the campus        that students will carry forward to make them successful.
dining hall, Wing Lounge, student mailboxes, and the
University Bookstore. Wing Lounge offers an informal               The welfare and overall success of each student-athlete is a
setting for students to relax and enjoy music, air hockey,         major focus of the Athletics Department. Student-athletes
pool, and the large plasma television. The building is also        are required to progress steadily toward completion of their
host to a number of events such as interest fairs and              degree. In addition, student-athletes are expected to act as
programs, and student organization meetings.                       positive role models for their peers, University Community,

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and society at large. As the University of New England                  Sports are offered on the Biddeford Campus only. Portland
continues to develop as an institution, so too will the                 Campus students interested in participating should contact
intercollegiate program. A chief objective of intercollegiate           Athletics at the extension listed above.
athletics at UNE is to sponsor programs that will win
championships at the conference, regional and national                  INTRAMURAL SPORTS
levels, while creating a sense of school spirit and pride that
the student body and University Community will embrace.                 UNE features a very active and comprehensive intramural
                                                                        sports program, featuring competitive leagues in such sports
                                                                        as flag football, basketball and indoor soccer. Many other
Intercollegiate teams for men are in basketball, cross                  activities and programs are held during the year.
country, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and golf. Women‘s
teams include basketball, cross country, field hockey,
lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and volleyball. In                 Recreational Sports are active programs available to those
addition to NCAA membership, UNE also holds membership                  on both the Biddeford Campus and the Portland Campus.
in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) and                The mission of the Recreational Sports program is to
The Commonwealth Coast Conference. Information about                    provide fun and safe activities for the entire UNE
Athletic program participation and financial support may be             community. They are both competitive and noncompetitive
found at www.une.edu/oira on the UNE profile link.                      sports events, as well as recreational activities for everyone.
                                                                        It is the philosophy of the Recreational Sports office that
                                                                        programs are inclusive of all individuals, no matter what skill
ATHLETIC TRAINING                                                       level or ability one possesses.
A staff of Certified Athletic Trainers provides health care for
University athletes. Athletics health care includes daily               Recreation programs offer undergraduate, graduate, and
athletics injury prevention and management during practices             medical students, faculty, staff, and administration an
and games, as well as rehabilitation and coordinating                   opportunity to engage in a wide variety of recreational
appropriate referrals. It is the goal of the Athletic Training          activities. These activities are open to all men and women,
Staff to provide the finest quality care possible to University         and include both team and individual sporting events.
athletes. Additional members of the Sports Medicine Staff
including a Medical Director from the University of New
England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Team                For a full description of recreation/wellness programs and
Physicians, Podiatrist, Dentist and Ophthalmologist Practice            facility information on the Portland Campus please see:
ensure that athletes will receive every facet of care possible.         FINLEY RECREATION CENTER or HEALTH AND
The Athletic Training Room is a 950-square-foot facility                WELLNESS EDUCATION.
located in the Campus Center adjacent to the gymnasium.
In addition, the Athletic Training Room serves as a clinical            BOOKSTORE
rotation site for Athletic Training Students in the University
of New England Athletic Training Education Program.
Athletic Training Staff members directly supervise and                  Alexander Hall, Lower Level
facilitate educational experiences to an average of 10 to 12            Phone: (207) 221- 4255, Fax: (207) 282-3346
Athletic Training Students per semester.                                Email: bookstore@une.edu
                                                                        Web: www.une.edu , click on ―Quicklinks‖
CLUB SPORTS
The Recreational Sports Office offers competitive club sport            The Campus Bookstore offers an array of services
teams to allow students who are looking for a more                      including: textbooks; reference books and a special order
competitive level of sports than the intramural sports                  service to obtain titles not carried in the store; imprinted
leagues. Club sport teams compete against other                         merchandise, gifts, clothing, and class rings; academic-
institutions‘ club level or junior varsity level sports programs.       priced software; Medical supplies, lab jackets and scrubs;
The Recreational Sports Office and Undergraduate Student                greeting cards, CD‘s, gifts, balloons; magazines and
Government sponsor all club sport teams. Eligible                       newspapers; discount movie tickets; snacks; and health and
participants must be presently enrolled students at the                 beauty aids.
University. Teams include baseball, dance, equestrian,
gymnastics, men‘s volleyball, men‘s swimming and ultimate
disc. While available to students on both campuses, all Club

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BUSINESS SERVICES                                                         The University will collect a $25.00 service charge for
                                                                          any check returned by the bank for collection.
                                                                          Check-cashing privileges will be suspended for a
Portland Campus
                                                                          period of 180 days if two checks are returned from the
1College St. First Floor, (207)221-4219                                   bank for collection.
Email: Student_accounts@une.edu
                                                                     Local Banking and ATM Services
Biddeford Campus                                                     TD Bank ATM machines are available at the entrance lobby
107 Decary Hall, (207) 602-2357                                      of the Campus Center on the Biddeford Campus and in the
Email: Student_accounts@une.edu                                      breezeway between Hersey and Proctor Hall on the
                                                                     Portland Campus. The University encourages all faculty,
STUDENT ACCOUNTS                                                     staff, and students to obtain a TD Bank ATM card so that
                                                                     you can make deposits and withdraw cash as needed. The
Student Accounts is designed to assist students with paying          hours of access to the ATM are the same as the Campus
tuition bills, checking cashing, distribution of work-study          Center hours of operation. There is no transaction fee as
checks, payment of petty cash and conducting other                   long as you maintain a checking account at TD Bank.
business transactions.

                                                                     APPLYING MONEY TO YOUR UNE ID CARD
TUITION & RELATED EXPENSES
                                                                     The Bookstores and copy machines in the Library on each
Information regarding tuition and related expenses and fees          campus will accept your UNE ID card and debit from your
can be found in the current catalog for each college: College        prepaid account. To apply money to your card, see Student
of Arts & Sciences, Westbrook College of Health                      Accounts. Each purchase you make with your card will
Professions, College of Pharmacy, and College of                     ―debit‖ your card by the amount of the purchase.
Osteopathic Medicine or at: www.une.edu/registrar . In
addition, tuition and related information is available in the
Students Account Office on Biddeford Campus or Student               PARKING DECALS
Accounts on the Portland Campus or online at                         All Students, Faculty and Staff who park on campus must
www.une.edu/oira on the UNE Profile link. Withdrawal and             purchase      a    parking     decal   by     going  to
refund     policies    may      be     found     online    at:       https://www.thepermitstore.com/.
http://www.une.edu/registrar/catalog/1011/undergrad/financi
al.cfm .
                                                                     CAMPUS CENTER
                                                                     Community Life, Division of Student Affairs
STUDENT BANKING SERVICES
Direct Deposit of Payroll or Work Study Checks
                                                                     Biddeford Campus
Students are encouraged to have their work-study UNE
payroll checks and student refunds deposited automatically           Campus Center Manager: (207) 602-2548
into their bank accounts. Direct deposit forms may be                Campus Center Front Desk/Lobby: (207) 602-2546
obtained from the Work Study Office, the University Payroll          Web: www.une.edu/studentlife/biddeford/campuscenter/
Office or at www.une.edu/hr/pdf/directdeposit.pdf.
                                                                     Located on the Biddeford Campus, the Campus Center is at
Cashing Checks                                                       the heart of the UNE experience. Members of the University
Student Accounts has funds available to cash checks for              Community are encouraged to make the Campus Center an
faculty, staff and students of the institution.                      integral part of their daily campus life. The Campus Center
                                                                     is considered the living room, fitness center of the campus,
                                                                     and the home of intercollegiate athletics.
     Personal Checks cannot exceed $75.00
     Payroll Checks can not exceed $100.00
                                                                     For a description of programs and facility information on the
     No second- or third-party checks will be accepted.              Portland Campus, see ALEXANDER HALL STUDENT
     Identification is required. Employee's ID, student's ID,        CENTER.
     or a drivers license is sufficient.

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CAMPUS SERVICES                                                     Opportunities for participation in student clubs and
                                                                    organizations at UNE are many and varied. Whether you
                                                                    are an undergraduate, graduate, or medical student there is
Facilities Management, (207) 221- 2368                              a wide range of interests represented in the organizations
Email: wccfacilities@une.edu                                        on both campuses. The Office of Community and Student
Web: www.une.edu/campus                                             Life is an excellent source of information on clubs and
                                                                    organizations. Student Organization Showcase is held early
                                                                    in the fall but students can join at any time.
The Department of Campus Services at the University of
New England is committed to providing the highest possible
service in its operations including Food Services, Facilities       COMMUNITY & STUDENT LIFE
Management, Bookstore, Auxiliary services (copy center,             Division of Student Affairs
mail services and vending), Student Health Insurance,
Conference Services, and planning and project
management. Staff also provide set-ups for events,                  02 Proctor Hall, (207)221- 4267
coordinate the University Motor Pool, organize the                  Email: pcstudentlife@une.edu
Recycling Program, and oversee Environmental Health and             Web: http://www.une.edu/studentlife/community.asp
Safety practices.
                                                                    The Office of Community and Student Life serves the
CAREER SERVICES                                                     Portland Campus in two capacities: Residential Education
                                                                    and Campus Events and Student Involvement.
Student Support Services, Division of Student Affairs

                                                                    Please see RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION & HOUSING /
02 Proctor Hall, (207)221- 4237
                                                                    CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS for more information
Email: PCcareerservices@une.edu
Web: www.une.edu/studentlife/career /
                                                                    Commuter Lounge & Campus Locations
                                                                    Several areas are available on the Portland Campus for
The Career Services office is designed to help students and         students to gather and relax, study or converse between
alumni with career exploration and life planning. Career            classes and daily activities. In general most classrooms and
advising, assessment tools and other resources are                  conference rooms are available for student use when not
available for those who need assistance with choosing or            reserved for class or meeting purposes.
changing a major/career, learning about career options,
identifying skills, interests and career goals, applying to
graduate school and developing effective job search                 Wing Lounge is a large area located on the main level of
strategies including resume writing and interviewing. Special       Alexander hall providing comfortable seating, stereo,
topic programs and employment recruiting events are                 television, pool table, foosball table, air hockey and piano.
presented and sponsored throughout the academic year,               Wireless access is available.
including the annual Career Fair. The office also maintains
postings for full-time, part-time, and summer jobs. To              Blewett Hall, ground and lower level lobby areas provide
access the postings, please visit the website listed above.         comfortable furnishings, study tables and booths, telephone,
                                                                    information kiosk, vending, refrigerator and microwave oven
                                                                    for student use. Wireless access is available.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Community and Student Life, Division of Student Affairs
                                                                    Proctor Center, Proctor Hall, 1st floor, is another gathering
                                                                    area for students. Conveniently located, this welcoming
02 Proctor Hall, (207) 221-4267                                     environment provides students with study and conversation
Email: PCstudentlife@une.edu                                        areas, card access copier, microwave, toaster oven and
Web: http://www.une.edu/studentlife                                 refrigerator. Wireless access is available.




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The 24 Hour Study & Computer Room in the Library                   COUNSELING SERVICES
provides students with an area to complete work, surf the
web, make copies and relax.                                        Student Support Services, Division of Student Affairs


Cahners Lounge located on the fist floor hallway between           Ginn Hall, Lower Level
the Hersey Center and Goddard Hall offers comfortable              Phone: (207) 221-4550, Fax: (207) 523-1919
seating in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.                         Web: www.une.edu/studentlife/portland

Parker Pavilion adjacent to the CHP Lecture Hall is an             There is no fee for students to use counseling services.
open area with tables, chairs and comfortable seating. Café
a la Cart is located in Parker Pavilion. Wireless access is
                                                                   Counseling Services provides a variety of services that
available.
                                                                   address the psychological and emotional health of the
                                                                   graduate and undergraduate student populations.
COPY CENTER AND FAX SERVICES                                       Individual, group, or couple counseling is available. In
                                                                   keeping with UNE‘s focus on health promotion and
                                                                   maintenance, services such as workshops, special issues
Portland Campus 01 Proctor Hall                                    groups, informational sessions, developmental programming
Phone: (207) 221-4540, Fax: (207) 797-7225                         and consultation are designed to address the needs of
                                                                   UNE‘s populations.
Biddeford Campus Facilities Management Building
                                                                   Confidentiality
Phone: (207) 602- 2289, Fax: (207) 282-6379
                                                                   The counseling relationship is completely confidential within
                                                                   the legal and professional guidelines of the State of Maine
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.                         and the American Counseling Association. Information that
                                                                   you share with us will not be released to anyone without
Copy Services                                                      your written consent. Homicide, suicide, child abuse, elder
The Copy Center provides high-volume copying and related           abuse, or abuse of any incapacitated person are exceptions
services, primarily for administrative purposes. Most copy         to confidentiality and will be reported to the appropriate
requests can be completed within a 24-hour notice period,          persons.
depending on the services requested. Student groups who
have high-volume copying needs must obtain a copy code             DENTAL CLINIC
from a group administrator or officer. Small copy jobs
should be done in the Library. Copies at both of those
locations can be paid using your UNE ID (see ID, Vending           Grace Coleman Building, (207) 221-4310
Money), or student organization copy code number. All              Clinic Appointments, (207) 797-8999
users of copying services on campus must be aware of
copyright regulations. Both University policy on copyrights
                                                                   The Portland Campus Dental Hygiene Clinic serves as both
as well as Federal guidelines are available in the Library
                                                                   a teaching and community service facility. Dental Hygiene
and the Copy Center.
                                                                   students gain their first practical experience working with the
                                                                   public in this modern, 32-chair clinic. The public enjoys a
Fax Service                                                        variety of dental hygiene services at greatly reduced cost.
Students may send or receive faxes during business hours.          UNE students, faculty, and staff are provided treatment at a
Incoming faxes should be sent to (207) 797-7225.                   nominal charge. Services include oral inspections, scaling,
Students should encourage senders to include the student‘s         x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealant application, and
name, campus box number or a telephone number where                counseling for oral care. The clinic operates during the
you can be reached if they don‘t have a campus box. The            academic year and accepts patients by appointment. Since
cost to send a fax, payable in cash, is $.75 per page in the       this is part of a student‘s educational experience, patients
U.S., and $2.00 per page outside the U.S.                          should expect two-hour appointments.



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DINING SERVICES                                                       FINANCIAL AID

Alexander Hall, Dining Office                                         Portland Campus 1 College St.
Phone: (207) 221-4261                                                 Phone: (207) 2214215 Fax: (207) 221-4890
Email: Sodexowcc@une.edu
                                                                      Biddeford Campus 107 Decary Hall
Dining Services offers its students an expansive choice of            Phone: (207) 602-2342, Fax: (207) 282-6379
food service options to meet their diverse dietary choices.
For those of you not familiar with our Dining Services,               Email : finaid@une.edu
Sodexo operates three dining locations during the school              Web: http://www.une.edu/financialaid
year. Each dining location strives to create a flavor and
atmosphere all its own. Assisting them with that task is the
bakeshop. All of our breads, muffins, danish, cinnamon                The Financial Aid Office is committed to assisting students
buns and desserts are prepared fresh daily by our own                 and their families in finding the financial means necessary to
bakers. For more information visit us at                              achieve their educational goals. At UNE, over 90% of the
www.unedining.com                                                     students receive some form of financial aid. Financial
                                                                      assistance available to students and the Federal Student
                                                                      Aid and Return of Funds Policy can be found on Financial
DISABILITY SERVICES                                                   Aid website listed above.
Student Support Services, Division of Student Affairs
                                                                      The Financial Aid Office maintains a web page that provides
Portland Campus Lower Level, Ginn Hall, (207) 221-4418                comprehensive details regarding available financial aid
                                                                      programs and the application procedures for students
                                                                      interested in financial aid. Students are encouraged to
Biddeford Campus Stella Maris 128, (207) 602-2815                     review the information on the web page and to contact the
Web: http://www.une.edu/studentlife/                                  Financial Aid Office if they have questions.

Disability Services exists to provide the qualified student           Work Study Program
with a documented disability, equivalent access to, and               The Federal Work Study Program provides opportunities for
equal opportunity in, the educational environment. A major            on-campus employment to eligible undergraduate students.
goal of Disability Services is to assist the student to achieve       It is a program of financial assistance that also provides
maximum independence. The University will make a good                 students with gainful employment experience. The Federal
faith effort to provide an effective accommodation to the             Work Study program is not a not a grant program; students
student with a documented disability.                                 are paid for hours worked.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT                                                 FINLEY RECREATION CENTER
                                                                      Division of Student Affairs
Alexander Hall, Lower Level, (207) 221-2368
Email: wccfacilities@une.edu                                          Finley Recreation Center, (207) 221- 4349
Web: http://www.une.edu/facilities.cfm                                Web: www.une.edu/studentlife/finley

Facilities Management at the University of New England is             The Beverly Burpee Finley ‘44 Recreation Center on the
committed to providing the highest possible service in its            Portland Campus includes a gymnasium, fitness center,
operations including mechanical services, grounds                     group exercise room, multi-purpose room, complete locker
maintenance, housekeeping, planning and project                       facilities and several offices.
management services. Staff also provide set-ups for
events, and coordinate the University Motor Pool.


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The 10,560 square foot gymnasium was renovated in the                   HEALTH & WELLNESS EDUCATION
summer of 2008 to relocate the fitness center from the 2nd
floor of the facility to the right side of the gymnasium.               Division of Student Affairs
A gym divider curtain was installed in the gymnasium to
separate the 5,952 sq ft open court space from the 4, 608               Finley Recreation Center, (207) 221- 4349
sq ft. fitness center. The open court space is used heavily             Web: www.une.edu/studentlife/finley
during the academic year by students for organized pick up
games of basketball ,volleyball, and dodgeball games. The
facility also hosts the annual Career Fair, Human Resources             The Department of Health and Wellness Education offers a
Benefits Blast and Annual Health & Fitness day.                         variety of programs and services to meet the needs of UNE
                                                                        students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community.
The fitness center is equipped with 4 42‖ plasma TV‘s, all
with wireless transmitters and receivers to 23 pieces of                For more information on Health & Wellness Education, See
cardiovascular equipment. Cardiovascular equipment                      FINLEY RECREATION CENTER.
includes treadmills, step mills, elliptical trainers, stationary
bikes and a rowing machine. A complete circuit of Cybex
strength training equipment , plate loaded equipment, as                HEALTH INSURANCE
well as free weights and a large functional training area
complete the fitness center.
                                                                        Web: http://www.une.edu/businessoffice/health.cfm
The group exercise room is located on the 2nd floor of the
facility. Classes offered during the academic year include              STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
yoga, zumba, pilates, body sculpting, self defense, spinning            All students enrolled with seven (7) or more credits are
and cardio kickboxing. Classes are FREE to all UNE                      required to subscribe to the University Student Health
students, faculty, and staff with a valid UNE ID.                       Insurance program unless proof of comparable coverage
                                                                        can be demonstrated. This plan reimburses up to the
Professional services include personal training, fitness                specified limits described in the brochure for illnesses and
assessments, exercise prescriptions, as well as Lunch ‗n                injuries requiring surgical treatment or hospitalization.
Learn programs (note: fees may apply for some services).                Individual, Family, and Domestic Partnership plans are
                                                                        available. Domestic partnership forms are available in
For facility hours or additional information, please call the           Student Affairs on either campus; COM Recruitment,
front desk (207) 221-4349                                               Student and Alumni Services (Stella Maris); Student
                                                                        Registration and Financial Services (PC); and Student
GAY, LESBIAN, BI-SEXUAL,                                                Accounts. Insurance claim forms may be obtained from any
                                                                        of the University Health Care sites, and those claims will be
TRANSGENDER AND QUESTIONING                                             processed through University Health Care.
STUDENT AFFAIRS
Division of Student Affairs                                             By combining the University Health Care services with the
                                                                        insurance plan, we are able to provide basic health,
                                                                        medical, and hospital care for our students at a
Portland Campus 02 Proctor Hall, (207)221-4212                          comparatively low cost. Brochures describing the Student
Biddeford Campus 52 Decary Hall, (207) 602- 2461                        Health Insurance program are available from the Student
                                                                        Accounts Office on the Biddeford Campus or the Student
GLBTQ Services                                                          Administrative Services Center on the Portland Campus.
GLBTQ Services provides support to gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) individuals.                       Insurance is offered through Aetna. For specific information
                                                                        please contact: Donna Bisson at dbisson@une.edu.
For information on the GLBTQ, see MULTICULTURAL
STUDENT SERVICES.                                                       STUDENT MALPRACTICE INSURANCE
                                                                        Check with your individual program about requirements and
                                                                        procedures for student malpractice insurance coverage.

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IDENTIFICATION CARDS                                                  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Community Life, Division of Student Affairs                           (ITS)

Safety & Security, Facilities Building (207) 602-2900                 ITS Help Desk & Main Office, Proctor Hall Lower Level
Email: Ted Francour, tfrancour@une.edu                                Help Desk and office, ext. 4400

The UNECard is the official University identification card,           Work Order Ticket System: http://helpdesk.une.edu
needed for identification, security and access to University          Email: Helpdesk@une.edu
services and certain restricted offices and buildings
including residence halls. All Students and UNE Employees
must possess a current, valid, UNECard. While on campus,              ITS Help Desk is the first line of contact for Computer,
you should carry it with you at all times. As the card will           Phone or Media support.
permit access to Residence Halls and other secured areas,             Contact http://helpdesk.une.edu (login required)
you may not leave your card unattended or permit anyone to
―hold‖ your card at any time. You must produce your ID                ITS Purchasing Center
Card upon request to any university official. Lost, stolen, or
                                                                      Work order ticket system http://helpdesk.une.edu
damaged UNECards should be reported immediately to the
ID Office at (207) 602-2900. For more information about               Phone: ext. 2500 or (207) 602-2500
IDENTIFICIATION CARDS, see the UNIVERSITY                             Website: http://www.une.edu/its
POLICIES section.
                                                                      COMPUTER LABS/CLASSROOMS
IMMUNIZATIONS                                                         Portland Campus
                                                                      Classroom, Blewett Hall 012
                                                                      Classroom, Proctor Hall 103
Technical Questions should be directed to the Health Center
(207) 602-4242. Forms and information can be found on                 Library Computer Lab
the right side of the Student Health Care Website:
http://www.une.edu/uhc/student                                        Wireless Access
                                                                      Internet access via wireless is available in all classrooms
All incoming (new) matriculating students and returning               and in the public areas on campus.
student entering certain health-related programs are
required by Maine State Law and University mandate to                 TEACHING AND LEARNING CENTER (TLC)
show proof of immunization. Admissions and academic                   (Media Services and Technology Training)
program departments distribute specific information and
forms regarding required immunizations. All students
(undergraduate, graduate, and medical on either campus)               Proctor Hall, Lower Level
must submit their immunization documentation to the                   Phone: Help Desk (207) 221-4400
Student Health Center on the Portland Campus. Basic                   Email: wccmediaservices@une.edu
questions about receipt of forms and compliance with State
immunization mandates may be directed to University
Health Care at PC, (207) 602-4242. Technical questions                JUDICIAL SYSTEM
about immunizations, titers, or acceptability should be               Community Life, Division of Student Affairs
directed to University Health Care at ( (207) 602-2358 (BC).
If your academic program requires immunizations or
physical examination, please contact your academic                    Portland Campus 02 Proctor Hall, (207) 221-4267
program office. If State-mandated immunizations are not               http://www.une.edu/studentlife/handbook
completed within five (5) business days after the beginning
of classes, students may be un-enrolled from courses at               For information on the Judicial System, see UNIVERSITY
UNE.                                                                  CONDUCT CODE.
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LEARNING              ASSISTANCE                SERVICES                 The Jack S. Ketchum Library on the Biddeford Campus
                                                                         (BC) and the Josephine S. Abplanalp '45 Library on the
(LAS)                                                                    Portland Campus provide all University of New England
Student Support Services, Division of Student Affairs                    students, faculty and staff with these services: Web access
                                                                         databases; ebooks, ejournals, enewspapers, eforms; public
                                                                         access computers; data jacks and wireless access for
Proctor Hall, Proctor Center, (207)221-4247
                                                                         individual laptops; remote access to databases and online
                                                                         catalog; over 150,000 volumes; over 22,000 print and
Learning Assistance Services (LAS) provides a broad array                electronic full text journal titles; DVDs, videos, compact
of programming to assist students in meeting the                         discs, CD-ROMs, and audio cassettes; reference, research,
University‘s academic standards and in attaining their                   and literature search assistance; individual and course-
personal educational goals. Services include placement in                related library research instruction; circulation and reserves;
writing and mathematics, developmental coursework in                     interlibrary loan and intercampus loan; Maine InfoNet and
writing and mathematics, as well as writing support and                  WorldCat; GPACU libraries on-site borrowing; photocopiers
undergraduate content area tutoring by peer and                          and microfilm reader/printers; group and individual study
professional tutors. A Learning Specialist is available to               space. A current UNE ID also serves as a UNE Libraries ID
meet by appointment with students to discuss note-taking
skills, active reading skills, time-management skills and test-
taking skills. The Learning Specialist administers and                   MAIL SERVICES
interprets Learning Style Inventories, identifies study skills in
accordance with each student‘s learning style and his/her
                                                                         01 Proctor Hall, (207) 221- 4540
specific course demands and helps the student develop a
personal learning plan. In addition, LAS professionals offer             Fax: (207)797-7225
a variety of workshops and classroom presentations,
including discipline specific study strategies and preparation           Hours: Monday –Friday 8-4:30 pm
for national exams such as the PRAXIS, CCNA, NCLEX,
NBDH, NBCOT and COMLEX. LAS also maintains a library
                                                                         Mail Services sells stamps, offers services for certified mail,
of exam preparation guides (MCAT, GRE), handouts on
                                                                         overnight and priority mail, shipping and receiving. Students
preparing bibliographies, as well as other references for
                                                                         who are valid box-holders may receive their first class mail
student use.
                                                                         in their campus mailboxes.

LIBRARIES                                                                MEETING ROOMS
Portland Campus
                                                                         Registrar‘s Office, Hersey Hall 119, (207) 221- 4200
Circulation/Reserves, (207) 221-4330
Reference/Research, (207) 221-4323/4333/4363                             Arrangements for use of all classrooms, as well as
                                                                         conference space, must be reserved in advance of any
Biddeford Campus                                                         meeting, lecture, or cultural event. Reservations must be
                                                                         made by contacting wccrooms@une.edu. Please use your
Circulation/Reserves, (207) 602-2361                                     assigned UNE e-mail account for reservation requests.
Reference/Research, (207) 602-2363/2497/2315

Interlibrary Loan, ext 2386                                              MULTICULTURAL STUDENT SERVICES
Email: library@une.edu Web: www.une.edu/library/                         Community Life, Division of Student Affairs

The UNE Libraries offer electronic and print resources, a                Portland Campus 02 Proctor Hall, (207) 221- 4212
wide range of user-friendly services, and comfortable                    Biddeford Campus 52 Decary Hall (207) 602- 2461
spaces for research, group discussions and study.



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Multicultural Web:                                                    Proctor Center provides a comfortable setting for students to
http://www.une.edu/studentlife/multicultural                          meet with each other and University staff on a formal or
                                                                      informal basis. Students have the opportunity to study,
                                                                      utilize peer tutorial and writing assistance services, take
GLBTQ Web:                                                            placement testing and Learning Styles Inventories, go over
http://www.une.edu/studentlife/multicultural/glbtq                    the results with the Learning Styles Specialist, attend
                                                                      workshops and seminars, review career resource and
Multicultural & GLBTQ Services recognizes, celebrates and             periodical materials, access computerized information about
encourages the vast cultural experiences that each member             career development and employment opportunities in their
of the community brings to the University of New England.             chosen fields. Students may also consult the Job Postings
                                                                      Bulletin Boards that are updated regularly. The annual
                                                                      Health Professions Career Fair is held in February in the
Multicultural Services
                                                                      Finley Center. It is open to all UNE students and alumni.
This department provides opportunities to explore significant
issues around race, nationality, spirituality, gender, sexual
identity, disability, and class. Through speakers, cultural           The Proctor Center currently offers a variety of programs
celebrations, performing arts, workshops, lectures and                and services meeting the needs and challenges of a diverse
trainings, Multicultural Services and its associated student          student population. Students may use the following
organizations offer the UNE community occasion to discover            academic and non-academic programs and resources to
new intellectual, social, cultural and political perspectives.        enhance their educational experience: Career Services,
                                                                      Learning Assistance Services, and Commuter/Non-
                                                                      Traditional Student Programs and Information.
Multicultural Services is open to the entire UNE community
and the public. Additionally, Multicultural Services has a
unique role of providing support to international students            REGISTRATION SERVICES
and individuals from underrepresented communities and
cultures.
                                                                      Portland Campus 118 Hersey Hall
                                                                      Phone: (207) 221- 4200, Fax: (207) 221-4898
GLBTQ Services
GLBTQ Services provides support to gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) individuals. The                 Biddeford Campus 114 Decary Hall
department also encourages and supports allies of the                 Phone: (207) 602-2473, Fax: 207-602-5927
GLBTQ community. The goal of the department is to
enhance UNE‘s philosophy of providing a safe, welcoming               Email: UNERegistrar@une.edu
community for all students, regardless of sexual identity.            Web: www.une.edu/registrar
You can also seek assistance from participants in the Safe
Zone Program. Look for university employees who have
posted a ―Safe Person / Safe Zone‖ card on their doors.               The mission of Registration and Student Records Services
These indicate their office is a place where GLBTQ                    is to serve University of New England students as
individuals can feel supported, respected, and safe.                  accurately, thoroughly, and quickly as possible on all
                                                                      aspects of course information, scheduling, registration,
                                                                      records maintenance, verification, and other services related
PROCTOR CENTER                                                        to academic progress.
Division of Student Affairs
                                                                      Registration Services offers a full service office on each
Proctor Hall, First floor, (207) 221- 4247                            campus where students may: Register for classes, make
                                                                      schedule changes (add/drop), request an official copy of
Web: http://www.une.edu/studentlife/portland/las/
                                                                      their academic transcript, make an address and/or name
                                                                      change, obtain an enrollment verification, change major or
Originally the home of the Westbrook College Library, the             declare a minor, get a degree audit or transfer credit
Proctor Center concept was designed and developed in                  evaluation, and petition to graduate.
1992 as a class project to house academic advising and
career programs. With its spacious and open floor plan, the

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Registration Services is pleased to also offer a self-service        Off – Campus Housing
option through U-ONLINE, UNE‘s Online Information                    Commuter students often choose to live in the towns
Service (http://uonline.une.edu/ ) U-Online is your official         immediately surrounding campus. The Office of Residential
source for university information. Through U-Online,                 Education and Housing maintains a listing of available
students may view their course schedule, financial aid               rentals in the Westbrook, South Portland, Falmouth, and the
award, grades, transcript, and account balances. Eligible            Greater Portland areas. Listings may be viewed on the web
students may also register and add/drop courses during pre-          at: http://www.une.edu/studentlife.
determined time periods.
                                                                     Students who rent seasonal housing are advised to be
U-Online is located at: http://uonline.une.edu/ or can be            specific with their rental agents regarding lease dates, and
accessed through the UNE home page or my.UNE. Log into               how those dates correspond with the start and end dates of
U-Online using your Nor‘easter Login ID and password. You            each semester.
may look this up by clicking on ―Look Up Your Nor‘easter
Login‖ on the U-Online login page. If you are a first-time U-
Online user, you must login to my.UNE first to create your           SAFETY AND SECURITY
own new Nor‘easter password.
                                                                     Community Life, Division of Student Affairs
Registration Services is responsible for enforcing academic
policy and regulations as defined in the Catalog                     Emergencies
(www.une.edu/registrar/catalog) and for managing all                 Dial 911 for Biddeford or Portland
student records under the terms of the Family Educational            Police/Fire/Ambulance
Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
 (http://www.une.edu/registrar/records.cfm).                         Emergency: ext. 366
                                                                     Non-Emergency: (207) 602-2298
For more information, please visit our website                       Priority from off-campus/cell phone: (207) 468-0902
(www.une.edu/registrar/ ) Information on accreditation,              Email: Security@une.edu
graduation and transfer rates can be found online at
                                                                     Web: www.une.edu/studentlife/security
www.une.edu/oira.
                                                                     The Department of Safety and Security is the unit
RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION &                                              responsible for safety, security, and coordination of
                                                                     emergency services at both campuses of the University of
HOUSING                                                              New England, and can be reached 24 hours a day at the
Community & Student Life, Division of Student Affairs                phone numbers above. The Biddeford Campus office is
                                                                     located in the Facilities Management Building, at the Route
Portland Campus                                                      9 entrance to the campus. On the Portland Campus, the
                                                                     Security Office is found in One College St., second floor.
Proctor Hall, Lower Level, ext. 4267
Email: PCstudentlife@une.edu
                                                                     Full-time and part-time University employees provide
                                                                     security staffing. Regular Security Officers are certified in
Biddeford Campus                                                     CPR and trained in First Aid. Security Officers make routine
East Hall, first floor, (207) 602- 2272                              vehicle and foot patrols of the campus grounds, academic
Email: Housing-Office@une.edu                                        buildings, and residence halls, particularly during hours of
Web: http://www.une.edu/studentlife/                                 darkness.

For complete resource and policy information on Residential          The Biddeford, Saco, and Portland Police and Fire
Education & Housing, refer to the ―Residential Education &           Departments are the primary providers of law enforcement,
Housing Handbook‖ section of this Planner & Resource                 fire protection, and ambulance services. To report a crime
Guide, or on the website.                                            or emergency at any UNE campus or facility dial 911. There
                                                                     is no need to dial ―8" before dialing 911 from any campus
                                                                     extension including residence halls.
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The Department of Safety and Security investigates minor               Two Student Trustees (one (1) from the Portland Campus
crimes against property such as petty theft, vandalism, etc.           and one (1) from the Biddeford Campus) are selected
Crimes against the person, such as assault, rape, criminal             annually for a term of one (1) year. The students holding this
threatening, etc. and the more serious property crimes are             position play a dual role, serving as (1) representatives of
referred to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.                  the entire student body and (2) Trustees for the University of
                                                                       New England. It is the intention of this position to foster the
Crime statistics for both campuses may be found online at:             continued link between administration and students.
http://www.une.edu/studentlife/security/reports.cfm .
                                                                       In addition, the Student Trustee-Elects will become familiar
                                                                       with the roles and responsibilities of the Student Trustee in
SPIRITUAL LIFE                                                         preparation for assuming that position at the appropriate
Division of Student Affairs                                            term.


Portland Campus02 Proctor Hall, (207) 221- 4212
Office of Graduate and Professional Student Affairs                    THE REPRESENTATIVE COMMITTEE
                                                                       The Representative Committee is a collaborative group that
The University of New England understands that for many                bridges all student levels (undergraduate, graduate, and
members of its community spirituality is very important. UNE           medical) and Student Government units within the
is committed to creating an environment responsive to                  University of New England. It is made up of representatives
expression and exploration of spiritual needs in the campus            from all units of Student Government and is advised by the
community.                                                             Dean of Students. The Student Trustee chairs this
                                                                       committee.
Each year there are a variety of student clubs and
organizations that focus on spiritual traditions. The Office of        GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL STUDENT (G.A.P.S.)
Community and Student Life, and the COM Office of                      ASSOCIATION
Recruitment, Student and Alumni Services will have a                   The students of the Portland Campus, in order to develop
current list of activity clubs.                                        character and individual responsibility; to promote greater
                                                                       understanding between the faculty and students; to
                                                                       strengthen loyalty to the college; and to carry out such
STUDENT GOVERNANCE                                                     regulations as may come under the jurisdiction of the
                                                                       Graduate & Professional Student Government, established
Portland Campus 02 Proctor Hall, (207) 221- 4267                       the Portland Campus Graduate & Professional Student
                                                                       Government Association. Its purpose shall be to accept
Graduate & Professional Student Association
                                                                       those responsibilities granted it by the Trustees and Faculty
                                                                       of the College for the successful fulfillment of the stated
Student Government at the University of New England is an              purposes of the University, particularly, though not limited
important resource for all students. Whether a graduate,               to, those concerning the non-academic life of the students.
medical, or undergraduate student, all are encouraged to
become involved in student government and take an active
                                                                       The Graduate & Professional Student Government is the
part in building the University community.
                                                                       University‘s official representative voice of the graduate &
                                                                       professional student population.          The organization‘s
STUDENT TRUSTEE AND STUDENT TRUSTEE-ELECT                              objectives are:
POSITIONS
The Student Trustee position is the means by which                     1.   To provide a forum for discussion of issues that
students play an integral part in the decision-making                       concern graduate & professional students that are
process at the University of New England.                                   internal and/or external to the University Community;
                                                                       2.   To represent the graduate & professional student
                                                                            interests to the UNE faculty and administration;



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3.   To foster a sense of community among students in               STUDENT INVOLVEMENT
     graduate & professional programs;
                                                                    Community & Student Life, Division of Student Affairs
4.   To gather and disseminate information of interest to
     graduate & professional students;
5.   To conduct activities that promote the general welfare         Office of Community and Student Life, ext 4267
     of graduate & professional students;                           Email: pcstudentlife@une.edu
6.   To represent the views of graduate & professional
     students to the University Community and the                   The Community and Student Life Staff is ready to assist
     community at large;                                            students in planning and promoting programs, developing
7.   To provide support and assistance to graduate &                and supporting student organizations, and fostering
     professional student organizations.                            leadership skills.

It shall have the power to conduct all general student              Student input is essential to a successful event/program,
elections. It shall have the power to amend its Constitution        and students of all degree levels are encouraged to be
and By-Laws provided such amendments do not extend its              involved, whether by serving in a leadership role in a
powers. It shall have powers of recommendation to the               student organization or simply participating in planned
President of the University, the Deans of COP and WCHP,             activities. What each student sees and learns through
or to the Dean of Students.                                         activities can be of significant value to a student's
                                                                    educational and personal development. Individual
All full-time matriculated students are members of the              involvement by students determines the success of the
Association.                                                        programs as well as the value to each student.




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                           RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION & HOUSING HANDBOOK
                         Office of Community and Student Life - Portland Campus

  All policies and procedures in this document could be subject to change. For a complete and up to date list and
  description of University Policies, please refer to the 2009-2010 University of New England Student Handbook at:
  http://www.une.edu/studentlife/handbook


MISSION STATEMENT                                                       OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION & HOUSING

Working in partnership with our resident students, the Office           The Office of Community and Student Life is located in
of Community and Student Life constructs a healthy and                  Proctor Hall, room 02. The staff who make up the Office of
positive residential community enhances students‘                       Community and Student Life are as follows:
academic pursuits and providing opportunities for personal,
social and spiritual growth.                                            The Resident Advisor (RA) is a student/paraprofessional
                                                                        staff member who lives on the floor and whose primary role
The residence halls are a home to those students living on              is to be a resource person, helping to meet students‘ needs
campus. A residence hall is a vital community: alive with a             outside the classroom. They are there to listen when
diversity of people, ideas, goals, needs, and most                      students have problems or concerns and to help them find
importantly, a commitment to sharing. The residence halls               resolution. An RA is the person a student can count on to
create a living and learning environment. They provide a                help find the assistance needed to make living at UNE as
supportive structure within which students feel comfortable             enjoyable and healthy as possible. They do not have all the
exploring, both individually and collectively, many different           answers, however are the recipients of ongoing training and
possibilities for growth.                                               will know who to contact to find them. Reasons to see an
                                                                        RA:
Community refers to a group of people sharing a common
interest, who...                                                             They are someone to talk (about anything)!
                                                                             To request a work order for something broken in a
     are interdependent for the fulfillment of certain needs;                room or on a floor.
     live in close proximity and interact on a regular basis;                To hang out (but remember they are students too and
     share in defining expectations for all members of the                   need time to study, sleep and relax).
     group and assume responsibility for meeting these                       To help mediate the situation when roommates aren‘t
     expectations;                                                           getting along.
     are respectful and considerate of the individuality of                  To check you in and out of a room.
     other persons within the community.                                     To suggest activities for the floor.
                                                                             To raise questions, concerns, comments about
The Office of Community and Student Life Staff hopes that                    anything.
this will feel like a home for students while they are living on             To seek assistance in resolving a conflict on the floor.
campus and that they choose to become active members of
                                                                             To get some help in meeting people and getting
the residential community. There are many opportunities for
                                                                             involved on campus.
students to get involved and impact the campus.
                                                                             To serve as a resource and referral agent.
In order to assist students in transitioning into the local                  To help establish community standards.
community, the Office of Community & Student life is also
committed to maintaining resources on local rentals and                 The Professional Staff, supervising and supporting the
rental information (See Off-Campus Housing Section).                    student Resident Advisors (RAs) is the Assistant Director
                                                                        (AD).


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The AD also oversees the housing operations and acts as a                To help find resolution when a concern or issue has
second-level judicial hearing officer. Reasons to see the                not reached a conclusion.
Assistant Director:                                                      To suggest ideas or offer feedback about the
                                                                         residence halls.
     To become an RA                                                     To say hello.
     To suggest events or activities for the campus.                     To invite her to a program or floor activity.
     For break or summer housing information                             To meet about a higher level judicial issue.
     To request a room change.
     To ask questions about the Housing Selection                   The Staff Assistant provides overall support for Office of
     process.                                                       Community and Student Life staff and is the initial point of
     To meet about a judicial issue                                 contact for students and visitors. Reasons to see the Staff
                                                                    Assistant:
     To appeal a damage charge.
     To say hello, to visit, to talk about anything.
                                                                         To make appointments with Professional Staff
                                                                         To request to be let into your room when you‘ve been
The Director provides overall leadership for the department,
                                                                         locked out and can‘t find an RA.
supervises the professional staff living on campus, serves
as a judicial hearing officer and serves as a general                    To retrieve paperwork for break housing, room
resource for all University students. Reasons to see the                 changes or RA selection.
Director:                                                                To inquire about a work study job.
     To talk about anything                                              To answer general questions.

                               20010-2011 RESIDENCE HALL CALENDAR

September 1           Residence Hall Check In for New Graduate Students 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ginn/McDougall Hall, Lobby
September 7           Residence Hall Check-In for Returning Graduate and Undergradutate Students
                      10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ginn/McDougall Hall, Lobby
September 8           Classes Begin.
October 9 – 11        Fall Long Weekend. (Halls remain open)
November 24           10:00 a.m. Residence Halls close for Thanksgiving Break. Last meal served is Tuesday Dinner.
November 28           Halls Re-open at 10:00 a.m. Meal Plan resumes with Dinner.
December 21           6:00 p.m. Residence Halls close for Winter Break.* Last meal served is Dinner
January 17            Residence Halls open at 10:00 am for returning students. Meal plan resumes with dinner.
January 18            Classes Begin
March 11              6:00 p.m. Residence Halls close for Spring Break. Last meal is lunch.
March 20              Halls Re-open at 10:00 a.m. Meal Plan resumes with Dinner.
March 25              Housing Selection, 9p.m. Wing Lounge
April 21 – 24         Spring Long Weekend. (Halls remain open)
May 14                12:00 p.m. Residence Halls close to all students not directly involved with commencement.
                      Last meal served is dinner the night before.
May 21                Commencement.
May 22                12:00 p.m. Residence Halls close for all students. (Summer Housing Continues)

*PLEASE NOTE: For final exam week in December and May, students must be out of the residence halls within 24 hours of their
last final

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2010-2011 Community & Student Life Staff                             Responsibilities
                                                                     Every residential student has the responsibility to:
Ginn Hall                                                                 Take learning seriously: attend class, be prepared,
                                                                          participate in discussions, ask questions and get
Seema Bhaskar         101                   4251
                                                                          assignments done on time; attend residence hall
Caitlin Sherlock      201                   4768                          programs and events; get involved in campus-wide
TBA                   301                   4792                          clubs and/or organizations; take on a leadership role in
                                                                          some capacity; attend floor meetings and check
Assistant Director                                                        MyUNE e-mail regularly.
Jessica Fortin     Proctor 02              4267                           Treat fellow students and University faculty and staff
                                                                          with respect.
Director                                                                  Contribute to the enrichment of your communities:
Travis Erickson      Proctor 02            4267                           room, suite, floor, residence hall and University.
                                                                          Communicate effectively to prevent/resolve conflict
OUR COMMITMENT TO RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS                                    with roommate(s) and other community members.
                                                                          Get involved in campus life, activities or organizations.
Statement of Student Rights & Responsibilities                            Protect and preserve property belonging to others and
The Office of Community & Student Life at the University of               the university.
New England is committed to a partnership with resident                   Be aware of how personal choices affect your
students to assist all of our community members in                        academic success, your personal growth and the
achieving intellectual and personal growth. Success is                    quality of life for other community members.
dependent upon the understanding that with rights come                    Be knowledgeable of and comply with university
responsibilities. Our students have the right to certain                  policies as outlined in the Conduct Code and Policies
educational and residential living expectations and a                     of Residence Hall Living (Refer to University Conduct
responsibility to assist in creating an atmosphere that is                Code & Policies of Housing & Residence Hall
conducive to our goal of assisting community members in                   Standards, Policies and Expectations).
achieving intellectual and personal growth.

                                                                     The Common Good
Rights
                                                                     One characteristic of positive communities is a concern for
Every residential student has the right to:                          the common good. Residents must understand what it
     A clean, safe and secure living environment within the          means to be a member of a community and must set high
     residence hall community.                                       standards for their own behavior. To achieve this goal, we
     A residence hall community that promotes respect,               increase residents‘ awareness of their rights and
     personal growth and development, appreciation for               responsibilities while living in our community. We encourage
     differences and diversity and accountability for                residents to take greater ownership in their area and to
     violations of residence hall policies, standards, rights        develop community standards. By reminding residents of
     and responsibilities.                                           these standards, holding people accountable through
     A residence hall community, which creates an                    personal contact and group discussions and taking swift
     environment conducive to achievement of intellectual            action on behavioral and facilities issues, we help make the
     and personal growth.                                            residence halls vital and enjoyable places in which to live.
     Programs and activities that encourage the
     development of community.                                       By inviting a student to join the UNE community, the
                                                                     University assumes that the student has developed and
     Access to resources to assist with the myriad of issues         maintained a high degree of integrity and commitment to the
     confronting college-age individuals.                            personal values in his/her private and academic life. The
     An equitable and consistent enforcement of policies,            faculty and administration at UNE are committed to fostering
     with due consideration of the rights of all members of          and furthering this sense of integrity and to helping students
     the residence hall community.                                   develop an ever-deepening awareness of the multi-faceted

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demands facing them. Students are ultimately responsible             to as in-services, are also offered to the RA staff on a
for their own learning, consequences of their choices,               monthly basis in order to complement the breadth of their
actions and behavior and should constantly appraise                  job related skills and knowledge.
themselves. Respect, openness to new situations and
people, personal and intellectual curiosity and a                    To become an RA: Information is available to any interested
commitment to meeting one‘s obligations are all                      student prior to the start of Winter Break. Contact the Office
expectations for the student at UNE. The University                  of Residential Education and Housing for more information.
articulates and clarifies expectations regarding behavior
through the University Conduct Code and Residence Hall
Standards, Policies and Expectations.                                RESIDENCE HALL MEETINGS
                                                                     Residence Hall meetings provide opportunities for students
University Conduct Code                                              to gather and learn about the latest happenings on campus
                                                                     or in the hall, to discuss residence hall concerns and to plan
The University Conduct Code has six major sections:                  activities. Specifically, students will receive information
Academic Dishonesty, Community Responsibility, Safety &              about openings, hall closings, room selection, etc. Each
Environmental Health, Care of Property, Residence &                  student is required to attend, and may offer support, ideas
Related Facilities and Abuse of the Judicial System. Further,        and suggestions to other residents and to the hall staff.
as a residential student, it is important to note two key            Each student is responsible for the information introduced
categories of conduct violations: The Alcohol & Drug Policy          and/or decided at these meetings regarding community
and those violations that significantly impact our community.        standards and other areas of student living.
Community policies include, but are not limited to, the
following University Conduct Codes: 19, 21, 23, 25, 29, 35,
36, 38, 39, 41-45 and 52. The University Judicial System             Another way of finding information is to regularly refer to the
recognizes these two categories as especially important.             bulletin boards located on each floor in the residence halls.
                                                                     These boards are updated with educational information, as
                                                                     well as on campus activities and important college news.
Policies of Residence Hall Living
The Policies of Residence Hall Living address the following
issues:       Appliances, Check-in/Check-out, Cleaning               At the beginning of each year, the members of each floor
Supplies, Closings, Damage to University Property, Door              will attend meetings to discuss their community standards
Propping, Extension Cords, Firearms/Fireworks, Fire Safety,          and other community guidelines. The guidelines will greatly
Furnishings, Guest Policy, Hall Sports, Holiday Decorations,         affect each student throughout the year and therefore,
Lockouts, Lounge Furniture, Parking, Personal Property,              everyone is strongly encouraged to share in the
Pets, Quiet Hours/Courtesy Hours, Room Changes, Room                 development of their community.
Decorations, Smoking, Trash Removal, Use of Rooms, and
Windows. These policies are enforced to ensure that our              RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES
residence halls are safe, quiet, academic environments               The Portland Campus of the University of New England has
where personal and University property are protected.                three residence halls that house undergraduate & graduate
                                                                     students. Two are traditional residence halls: Ginn /
OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION AND HOUSING                          McDougall. The house known as 750 Stevens is suite-style
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES                                             accommodations and houses four graduate students.


RESIDENT ADVISOR TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Our commitment to the growth, development and                        DIRECTORY OF SERVICES, POLICIES and GENERAL
performance of our paraprofessional staff, our Resident              INFORMATION
Adviosrs (RAs), is demonstrated through ongoing RA                   The following outlines information and policies regarding
training. This comprehensive training program incorporates           residential living at the University of New England. This
job-related training with educational, theory-based training,        listing not only contains important information for residential
as well as ongoing coaching and mentoring by professional            students, but also residence hall policies consistent with
supervisory staff. The program is launched each year with a          University Conduct Number 44, Violation of Residence Hall
two-week RA training in August, where job-related policies           Standards.
and procedures are addressed. Additional training, referred

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APPLIANCES                                                                 CHECK-IN/OUT
All electrical appliances must be UL approved and in good                  Upon a student‘s arrival into the residence hall, s/he will be
working condition. Electrical appliances are permitted in                  asked to complete a Room Condition Report Form with a
resident rooms except those appliances, which 1) have                      staff member, which will survey the condition of the room
exposed heating units or open flames; and 2) are used for                  upon their arrival. It is the responsibility of each resident to
the specific purpose of cooking food, with the exception of                make sure their report includes all missing items, damages
small microwaves and units with enclosed heating elements.                 or defining marks. This report will be used at the time of the
Appliances such as coffee pots, hot air popcorn poppers,                   student‘s departure to assess discrepancies and damage
hot pots, and ―George Foreman Grills‖ are prohibited except                charges. All rooms will be thoroughly inspected and
with appropriate approval in designated areas. Designated                  assessed for damage by the Office of Community & Student
areas include Residence Hall Lounge and Kitchens. Such                     Life and Facilities staff, once the buildings have closed.
items may be stored in rooms as long as they are not used
in rooms. Air conditioners, space heaters, halogen lamps,                  When a student is ready to leave the residence hall they
sun lamps/tanning beds and hot plates or any other open                    must move all belongings from the room; clean the room
coil appliance not provided by the University are not                      and return all furniture to its appropriate place (with the
permitted.                                                                 exception of bunked/lofted beds which may remain as is);
                                                                           and follow all checkout procedures. Students are
Office of Community and Student Life staff has authority to                responsible for any damages, missing furniture and
prohibit and/or remove without prior notice all illegal or                 excessive cleaning issues. See Abandoned Property and
potentially dangerous appliances/devices for reasons of                    Damage of University Property below for a description of
health and safety.                                                         procedure.

Students are expected to use reasonable care with regard                   ABANDONED PROPERTY
to the appliances in hall kitchens. It is the responsibility of all
residents to properly maintain (including cleaning) all                    Students are expected to remove all items from their
appliances. Report any maintenance problems immediately                    residence assignment when they check out. Any student
to an RA.                                                                  who leaves abandoned property in their rooms should
                                                                           expect these items to be removed and not stored. Items
                                                                           such as checkbooks, computers, glasses, medications, and
BICYCLES                                                                   passports will be stored by Residential Education and
In response to Fire Safety and Regulation requirements set                 Housing but the occupant must make arrangements with the
forth by the local Fire Departments:                                       Office immediately for retrieval of items abandoned.

1.    No bicycles may be left in the corridor or public areas              CLEANING SUPPLIES
      (i.e. laundry rooms, lounges, stair wells, etc) in any               Students are expected to keep their rooms clean. To assist
      residence hall at anytime.                                           with this expectation, there is a closet on most floors that
2.    Bicycles should be stored either in the East Hall or                 holds a vacuum, broom, mop and bucket. Students can
      Sokokis Bike Rooms or the Champlain Hall bike                        access these supplies through any RA in the building.
      house. Bike racks are available outside residence
      halls on a seasonal basis. Bike racks are not available
      during the snow ban parking season, November 24 –                    In 750 Stevens, students are expected to provide their own
      March 20.                                                            chemical cleaning supplies to clean their bathrooms and
3.    If a bicycle is found in a corridor or public area it will be        kitchens. As in the other halls, there will be brooms, vacuum
      immediately confiscated by Security. If necessary,                   cleaners, etc. provided. Office of Community & Student Life
      chains and locks will be cut.                                        Staff will make regular inspections to ensure that the
                                                                           buildings are properly cared for.
4.    UNE is not responsible for any lost or stolen bicycles.
      It is strongly recommended that all bicycles be locked
      at all times.




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CLOSING OF HALLS FOR VACATIONS/EXAMS                                   1.   If damage is done to a student's room, door or window,
The closing of residence halls corresponds with the break                   etc. the occupants of the room shall make payment,
period. A list of the days and times of closings can be                     unless special circumstances determine otherwise.
located on the 2010/11 Residence Hall Calendar found in                2.   If damage is done to common area property, e.g.
this planner and online. No student may remain in or return                 corridors, lounges, elevators, rest rooms, etc. it shall
to any residence hall once it is officially closed or before it             be paid for by all occupants of the residence hall or
has officially reopened (unless approved for break housing                  floor, depending upon the circumstances.
in Proctor Hall). The last meal served in the Dining Hall              3.   If damage took place during a particular floor event,
before each vacation will be the lunch or dinner meal on the                those responsible for the event will be held responsible
last day of classes/exams. Brown-bag meals are available                    for the damage unless specific individuals are
upon request from the Dining Hall. The first meal served in                 identified.
the Dining Hall after a vacation period ends will be the               4.   If a guest causes damage, the student who hosts the
dinner meal on the day before the first full day the University             guest will be billed.
is open. Community and Student Life Staff are required to              5.   The University does not, under any circumstances,
enter student rooms at vacation periods to verify that lights               assume responsibility for loss or damage to personal
are off, windows are locked, appliances are unplugged, etc.                 property through fire, theft or other causes. Loss
                                                                            through these causes should be reported immediately
Exam Week - Students must be out of the residence halls                     to the Office of Safety and Security and to the
within 24 hours of their last exam and not beyond the                       student's personal insurance representative.
designated closing time on the final day of Exam Week.                 6.   Reporting damages or maintenance needs should be
                                                                            done through the RA, professional staff or Office of
BREAK HOUSING                                                               Community and Student Life. No maintenance
                                                                            personnel are available for repairs after 3:00 p.m.
Break Housing is only available in Proctor Hall. Students will              except for emergencies.
not be permitted to reside in any halls during break periods.
Break Housing is available to all students who reside on
campus during any break period that the University is not              If damage is done to the external portion of the building, the
holding classes. (Note: This may not include any time the              individuals responsible for the damage shall pay it for. Each
University is officially closed.) Each student who wishes to           incident will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine
stay during the break period must fill out a Break Housing             payment responsibility.
Request, which can be obtained from the Office of
Community and Student Life. The request must be                        DINING SERVICES
approved by the Office of Community and Student Life. The
student will be notified before break begins of approval.              Undergraduate Students may choose between a 17-meal,
                                                                       12-meal or 8-meal plan. The amount of ―flex dollars‖ varies
                                                                       with each meal plan. Graduate Students may choose
DAMAGE OF UNIVERSITY PROPERTY                                          between a 19-meal, 15-meal, or 8-meal plan. The amount
Damage done to residence hall rooms or furniture will be               of ―flex dollars‖ varies with each meal plan.
charged to the occupants of the damaged room or building.
Damage charges are assessed and placed on students' bills              Please see the ―Dining Services‖ section for more complete
on a monthly basis and at the end of the semester/academic             information.
year. Student rooms are reconditioned during the summer
months, therefore, it is presumed that the rooms are
properly cleaned and equipped at the beginning of the                  DOORS
school year. Defects should be reported to the Resident                For reasons of safety, exterior doors of the residence halls
Advisor upon completion of the room condition report and               are locked 24 hours. They cannot be propped open at any
within twenty four (24) hours after occupancy.                         time. Anyone found propping a door is subject to disciplinary
                                                                       action that could result in a judicial fine. Students are
If damage takes place in the residence halls or elsewhere              expected to carry residence hall keys and their ID card at all
and those responsible are not known, the following                     times. All resident students are reminded that their ID cards
procedure will be used:                                                will gain them access to the exterior hall doors and should
                                                                       be handled both cautiously and responsibly to insure that

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easy access to the residence halls remains the privilege of          knives, slingshots, paint-ball guns, any device that propels
resident students only. For reasons of safety, lost keys and         an object including but not limited to pellet guns, ―soft pellet
I.D. cards must be reported to the Office of Safety and              guns‖, bb guns and the like as well as bows, arrows, hunting
Security and the Office of Community and Student Life                knives and any firearm. Pepper spray and or any other
immediately! STUDENTS MUST NOT LEND THEIR ROOM                       similar product are prohibited from all University buildings
KEY/ID CARD TO ANYONE! It is against UNE policy to                   without the express consent of the Director of Safety and
lend out room keys/cards.                                            Security. Small "pocket knives" for personal use with blades
                                                                     no longer than 2 ½ inches in length are generally
Individual residence hall room doors should only remain              acceptable. No person shall possess replica or toy firearms
open if the room is occupied. Rooms left open and                    that resemble an actual firearm or weapon.
unattended will be closed and locked. Keys may not be left
in the door to permit others‘ entry.                                 Recognizing that any object could be a potential weapon the
                                                                     Director of Safety and Security shall evaluate any
E-MAIL/UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATION                                      questionable object and determine if the device shall be
                                                                     prohibited under the terms of this policy. This policy shall in
The UNE myUNE. student e-mail program, is the official               no way be used to prohibit the possession of kitchen type
way the University will communicate with students;                   knives used for food preparation so long as they remain in
therefore, students are responsible for regularly accessing          the owners "kitchen" area. Weapons are not allowed on any
their account for messages. The Office of Residential                University-owned or leased property, including parking lots
Education and Housing relies on this mode of                         and roadways and are not permitted at any University
communication a great deal. All resident students are                sponsored event on or off University property. The Office of
subscribed to a particular group (typically designated by            Safety and Security will secure and store legitimate hunting
floors) for messages specific to residential students.               devices, target shooting devices and equipment, a
                                                                     reasonable amount of ammunition, paint-ball guns or
For more complete information about this program, see the            legitimate martial arts weapons for any member of the
―Information Technology Services‖ and ―Personal                      community that may be picked up upon exiting campus.
Computers‖ sections.                                                 Individuals should contact the Office of Safety and Security
                                                                     if they are unsure if an item would be considered a weapon
                                                                     or prohibited item. The officers will work with a community
EXTENSION CORDS
                                                                     member to make sure the item is stored appropriately.
Cheater Units that plug directly into the wall outlet (to
increase the number of plugs the outlet has) are not allowed
                                                                     Any weapon as defined by the policy or determined to be so
in the residence halls. Instead, UL rated, fuse protected
                                                                     by the Director of Safety and Security that is found on
power strips must be used. These power strips can be
                                                                     campus, including any Residence Hall space, will be
purchased in a number of different lengths. The cheater
                                                                     confiscated. The violation will be addressed expeditiously
units do not provide any fuse protection and therefore, there
                                                                     through the judicial process with related sanctions including
is no protection for the system. In addition to power strips,
                                                                     the potential of suspension or removal of the individual(s)
only UL rated extension cords are allowed. Extension cords
                                                                     from all campus properties.
can only be plugged directly into a wall outlet.

                                                                     FIRE SAFETY
Extension cords cannot be plugged into extension cords
(and power strips cannot be plugged into power strips.)              1.   Unannounced fire evacuation drills will be held
Therefore, it is advisable to purchase the cords in adequate              regularly throughout the school year in each residence
lengths.                                                                  hall. Students who fail to exit the halls, attempt to re-
                                                                          enter the building without the permission of proper
                                                                          authorities or fail to comply with University officials will
FIREARMS, FIREARMS             STORAGE,       FIREWORKS,
                                                                          be subject to disciplinary action and the assessment of
PROHIBITED ITEMS
                                                                          fines.
No person shall possess weapons or any device(s) that, in            2.   Tampering with fire safety equipment or fire alarms is
the opinion of the Director of Safety and Security present a              a violation of State Law, as well as university policy.
danger to the community. Examples of weapons include                      Persons found in violation will be subject to severe
swords, axes, machetes, martial arts weapons of any kind,                 disciplinary action.

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3.   Fire detection units should not be covered or blocked            FURNISHINGS
     at any time.                                                     The residence hall rooms are furnished with the basic
4.   For reasons of fire safety, the following items are not          necessities for living, sleep and study.           Rooms in
     permitted in student rooms: irons (may be used in                Ginn/McDougall residence halls are furnished with extra-
     laundry areas); space heaters, halogen lamps, non UL             long single beds and mattresses, closets, dressers, desks
     rated lamps, any non UL rated decorations requiring              and chairs. Student rooms in 750 Stevens are furnished with
     electricity, sun lamps/tanning beds, toaster ovens, hot          extra-long single bed, closet, dresser, desk and chair.
     plates, candles with or without wicks, decorative                Students should plan to bring anything else they may need.
     candles, incense, candle warmers, tart burners, non-             Most furniture is moveable; beds can either be bunked or
     light bulb potpourri burners, scented oil burners,               lofted, depending upon the hall to which the students are
     live/cut Christmas trees and wreaths.                            assigned. All furniture and furniture parts must remain in the
5.   Unauthorized possession, storage or use of hazardous             room. Curtains, draperies, valances or other fabric
     or dangerous weapons, explosive components or                    decorations covering or draping the windows must be made
     substances including, but not limited to, firearms,              of documented Fire Retardant material. Students must
     fireworks and chemical materials such as                         provide documentation of this fire retardancy before items
     gasoline/fuels, kerosene or compressed gases/air in              may be hung.* All non-University provided waste
     University residence halls is specifically forbidden and,        receptacles must be constructed of solid metal, (no woven,
     therefore, subject to severe disciplinary action.                fabric, plastic, wood or metal mesh etc.) *Each year,
6.   The roofs and fire escapes of each building are for              Residence Hall staff offers a curtain treatment program
     emergency purposes only. Under no other conditions               to help students meet compliance.
     should these be used. Failure to comply will lead to
     disciplinary action.
7.   Do not hang anything from the sprinkler heads. This              GUESTS
     will cause damage to the system that will be charged             Students are responsible for their guests and are
     to the occupants of that suite/room. Additionally,               accountable for their guests' conduct on campus, including
     decorations or objects hung on the walls must be at              property damage. Guests are expected to abide by the
     least 18 inches away from the ceiling.                           University Conduct Codes, Policies and Guidelines. Failure
8.   For reasons of fire safety, the maximum occupancy                to do so may result in removal from campus and restriction
     may not exceed eight (8) people at any one time for a            from future visits to the campus. If guests are staying on
     residence hall room and twelve (12) for a suite.                 campus overnight, the Resident Advisor must be notified
9.   Fire Safety tips:                                                and a Guest Pass must be obtained. Overnight guests must
                                                                      be at least 18 years of age. Those who are under 18 must
     a. Know where alarm pull stations are in your                    provide a Parental/Guardian Overnight Visitation Approval
           building.                                                  form. Residential students are limited to two (2) overnight
     b. Know all of the exits and evacuation plans to                 guests at any one time. Guests may stay no longer than two
           your building                                              (2) consecutive nights and passes will not be reissued
     c. If you discover smoke or fire:                                consecutively if requests become excessive. Guests are
         1. Sound the alarm.                                          welcome contingent upon mutual agreement of roommates.
         2. Call the Office of Safety and Security at x 366           Unresolved conflict may result in restriction of guests. All
               from any phone on campus or call local                 guests must obtain a parking permit from the Office of
               emergency department at 911                            Safety & Security.
     a. If you are in a burning building:
         1. Close the window.                                         HALL SPORTS
         2. Close the door.                                           Due to the potential harm to individuals and property, hall
         3. Go to the nearest exit or stairs (If you are in a         sports are not allowed in the residence facilities. Students
               smoke-filled area, keep low to the floor).             caught playing hall sports will face judicial review and may
                                                                      be charged to repair or replace any property damage. These
         4. Leave the residence halls immediately.                    behaviors include but are not limited to:
                                                                           Riding Bikes                      Rollerblading
                                                                           Frisbee                           Any ball related sport
                                                                           Water Balloons                    Wrestling

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HEALTH AND SAFETY INSPECTIONS                                          Troubleshooting
Upon prior notice, the Offices of Community & Student Life,            If there is a problem with a machine, a member of the
Safety and Security and/or Facilities Management will                  Community and Student Life Staff should be contacted
conduct periodic room inspections to help insure that all              immediately so they can call in the problem. Be sure to give
residents are in compliance with health, fire and safety               them the machine number and a description of the problem
guidelines. General room inspections will indicate violations          with the machine (i.e. won't turn on, won't spin out the
and will advise students on how to correct violations. Failure         water). This will help the service person know what to look
to correct violations may result in an applicable fine,                for. The turn-around time to fix a problem is usually 24-72
confiscation of property and/or judicial action (Also see              hours, with the exception of weekends. DO NOT UNPLUG
section on Appliances).                                                THE MACHINE! Attempts to unplug the machine will shut
                                                                       down the system. If this should occur and the identity of the
                                                                       user making the attempt is unknown, the students of that
HOLIDAY DECORATIONS                                                    residence hall will be billed for the service call. Any
Students are encouraged to express their observances of                questions about the system should be directed to a member
holidays within the following guidelines:                              of the Community and Student Life Staff.

     Live and cut trees and wreaths are prohibited                     LOCKOUTS
     Candles or other open flames or burning items are not             Students are expected to have their room key and ID card
     permitted                                                         with them at all times. Should a student become accidentally
     Lights must be UL rated and the small and non-heat                locked out, they should call the RA on duty (schedules are
     producing type                                                    posted on doors or bulletin boards). If the RA is not
     Decorations in the public areas must be approved for              available, they should try another staff member in the
     safety                                                            building. If RAs are not in the building, call the Office of
     Decorations must be removed prior to leaving for                  Community and Student Life at x 4267 between the hours of
     break.                                                            8:30 am and 5:00 pm and request to be let in. If it is after
     Nothing should be hung from smoke or sprinkler heads              hours and no Community & Student Life Staff can be
                                                                       reached, contact the Office of Safety and Security for
ID CARDS                                                               assistance. The Office of Community & Student Life will
                                                                       request that a student provide some proof of identification.
A student‘s ID card is as important as their room key.
                                                                       More than three lockouts will result in a fine.
Students should keep their ID with them always. It opens
the door to a student‘s residence hall. Residents must never
give their IDs to another student or guest. Only the owner of          LOUNGE FURNITURE
the ID card has access to the privileges and services of his           Furniture has been placed in all common areas in the
or her card. If an ID card becomes lost or stolen, notify the          residence halls for the comfortable gatherings of residents.
Office of Community & Student Life and then the Office of              The furniture must remain in the common areas. Students
Safety & Security at x 2298 immediately.                               found in possession of common area furniture in individual
                                                                       rooms will be subject to judicial review.
KITCHENS/LAUNDRY ROOMS
Resident students are expected to clean up after                       MAIL SERVICES
themselves when they have used the kitchen and laundry                 All residential students have been assigned an on-campus
facilities. This is not the job of the housekeepers. Messes,           mailbox. Mailboxes are located in the Alexander Hall.
spills, lint, etc. must be cleaned and disposed of properly.
Failure to do so will result in excessive cleaning charges
assessed to the hall. Laundry facilities are located in each of        MAINTENANCE REQUESTS
the ten residence halls. Included in the room and board rate           Maintenance requests are made through an RA or AD. It is
is a laundry fee that covers the cost of the use of machines           important to give complete information about the request:
for residential students.                                              detailed description, date occurred, how the occurred,
                                                                       location. Once a request for maintenance has been placed,
                                                                       it is assumed that permission for a Facilities staff member to
                                                                       enter the room to complete repairs has been given.

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MEDICAL AND PERSONAL CONCERNS                                          Service animals are permitted only through the
Emergency medical care between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.                 approval of the Disability Services office.
is accessed through an RA, Safety & Security and/or the
professional staff on call. Issues of a more personal nature           PROGRAMMING
may be discussed with an RA. However, while RAs do have                One of the foundations of the Office of Community &
some training in peer counseling, they are not counselors              Student Life is programming. We offer a wide range of
and therefore cannot promise confidentiality. RAs and                  educational, social, intellectual, physical, spiritual and
professional staff, however, will maintain students‘ privacy to        cultural programs based on the residents‘ needs and
the extent that the legal system and the University will allow.        interests. Resident Advisors have programming
Individuals may need to be referred to Counseling Services             requirements and are interested in hearing residents‘ ideas.
or the Health Center for proper attention. It is important to          Students are encouraged to get involved in the planning of
keep in mind that your emergency contact may be notified.              programs and activities for their floor and hall.

PARKING                                                                QUIET HOURS
Students with registered vehicles must pay close attention             In order to meet the goal of providing a residence hall
to all parking regulations. Tickets are expensive and add up           environment that is conducive to rest and study, we hold
quickly. Repeated offenses can lead to towing or the                   that the right of a student to study takes precedence over
removal of on-campus parking privileges. Essentially,                  the right of a student to make noise and disturb others.
resident students must park in resident lots only. It is               Noise is defined as sound that can be heard outside a room
especially important to be aware of regulations during the             with the door closed or sound that is disruptive or
snow season, which can be six months long. The residence               uncomfortable for others as they sleep, study or carry out
hall staff will go over winter parking and snow removal                their daily living. All students are expected to be quiet
procedures. For more parking regulation updates refer to               enough to respect the rights of others.
the Office of Safety and Security website at
http://www.une.edu/studentlife/security/ . The winter parking
ban occurs from November 1st through April 30th.                             Quiet hours are uniform throughout campus:
                                                                                       Sunday - Thursday: 9pm - 9am
PERSONAL COMPUTERS                                                                  Friday - Saturday: Midnight - 10 am
Students may bring personal computers to the residence
halls. See the section on the ResNet Program for more                  Courtesy hours have been established to assist students
information.                                                           with noise or disruptions beyond the established quiet hour
                                                                       period. Students have the right to ask roommates or
                                                                       neighbors to lower voices, stereos, etc. in an effort to study
PERSONAL PROPERTY                                                      or rest. Courtesy hours are 24 hours per day, 7 days per
The University is not responsible for damage or loss of                week.
personal property. Students are urged to check individual
insurance plans to assure coverage against fire or theft.              Floors and/or residence halls may elect to make established
Parents' homeowner‘s policies very often cover such losses.            quiet hours more restrictive by extending the quiet hour
However, stolen property should be reported to the Office of           period. Any revision must meet with the approval of the
Community & Student Life and the Office of Safety and                  Office of Community and Student Life.
Security.

                                                                       During final exam periods, 24-hour quiet hours will be
PETS                                                                   enforced. Violations of quiet hours are referred to the
For health code reasons, allergies and restricted living               Judicial Process for judicial review.
environments, there is no place for pets on campus or in the
residence halls. The only exceptions to the pet policy are             RECYCLING
fish in an aquarium and fresh-water turtles or aquatic frogs
and salamanders contained in aquariums. Aquariums are                  The University of New England‘s faculty, staff and students
restricted to one-20 gallon tank per student in room.                  are committed to providing a waste-recycling program. The
                                                                       current program allows students the opportunity to recycle

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bottles and cans, white paper, junk mail and perforated                ROOM DECORATIONS
cardboard. Each building is equipped with the appropriate              Students are encouraged to personalize their rooms to
recycling containers. Please dispose of all approved                   make them comfortable while they are on campus. Below
recycling contents in the appropriate containers. Following            are guidelines that must be followed:
this simple procedure will prevent contamination and the
rejection of recycled material.
                                                                            Hanging posters/pictures etc. should be done with
                                                                            poster putty only. Tape and other adhesive materials
RESNET                                                                      will remove the paint.
The University provides internal Ethernet connections in the                No objects or materials may be hung on the walls
residence halls to provide each student with access to the                  within 18 inches of the ceiling.
Residence Hall Network (ResNet) and the Internet. The
Ethernet network allows each student to send and receive                    Tapestries may be hung under guidelines of the
                                                                            tapestry policy (see below).
e-mail, browse the World Wide Web and access the
University‘s on-line library system. (Refer to IT Acceptable                Tape, stickers or other adhesive materials are not to
Usage Policy.)                                                              be placed on ceiling tiles. Students will be charged the
                                                                            replacement cost for each tile damaged in this way.
ROOMMATES                                                                   No decorations should at any time be attached to or
                                                                            cover any fire safety equipment. This includes but is
Fostering a positive relationship between roommates is an                   not limited to stickers on smoke detectors; any items
important piece of residential living. Not all roommates are                that cover detectors or fire horns; and any items that
best friends, but it is imperative that they establish a                    cover the evacuation map or hang from the sprinkler
respectful dynamic. The Community and Student Life staff is                 heads.
available to assist students every step of the way. A
                                                                            Decorations may not cover more than 1/3 of the wall.
roommate relationship quickly brings out social, cultural and
values issues/conflicts. Residents will complete a                          UL approved lights can be hung on the walls but may
Roommate Agreement with their RA in order to foster                         not be suspended from the ceiling, in front of windows
communication and to create common guidelines for their                     or threaded through mattress springs.
room. It is important for them to know their expectations of                Empty beer boxes are prohibited as decoration in
each other, as well as areas of agreement and                               student rooms.
disagreement.
                                                                       ROOM KEYS
ROOM CHANGES
                                                                       Upon arrival, each resident student will be given a room key.
Residents who want to change their housing assignment                  If a student should lose his/her key or fail to return it at the
may complete the Room Change Request Form which can                    end of the year or other time of checkout, s/he will be billed
be found in the Office of Community and Student Life.                  $35.00 for a lock change and key replacements. If a student
Room changes are offered two weeks after the beginning of              should lose his/her ID card, s/he will be billed $20 to replace
each semester. Students requesting a room change must                  it. Arrangements can be made for a replacement key with
have already met with their RA in order for the request to be          the Office of Community &Student Life and for a new ID with
considered. In the case of a roommate conflict, the RA                 the Office of Safety & Security (x 2298). For reasons of
and/or AD will require mediation before a room change will             safety, lost keys and ID cards should be reported
be considered. The room change period ends on the last                 immediately!
day of classes each semester. Room changes will not take
place during finals week due to a possible disruption of
                                                                       SECURITY
study. The Office of Community and Student life does
reserve the right to move a student during the finals period if        The security of students and the residential facilities are of
it is necessary. If the student loses a roommate during the            primary importance. The University has instituted processes
year, the University reserves the right to assign another              (i.e. 24-hour locked halls, code systems on keys, coded IDs)
student to that space. The University also has the right to            to improve security services. Safety & Security Officers
relocate students at any time for any reason.                          regularly patrol the residence halls and are very interested
                                                                       in getting to know students.



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Students are encouraged to say hello and get to know the               runs from the TV to the wall. A cable 10 feet or longer is
officers. Security may be reached at ext. 2298 for a non-              recommended for flexibility in arranging the room. Many of
emergency and at x 366 for emergencies. Both of these                  the residence hall lounges are equipped with a television
numbers may be dialed directly from a student room or                  and DVD player that is hooked to cable.
hallway phone.
                                                                       TRASH REMOVAL
SMOKING                                                                Students are expected to assume responsibility for the
All University facilities are smoke-free. Locations outside the        disposal of all personal trash. Dumpsters have been
residence hall are designated for those students who                   conveniently placed outside residence halls. Personal trash
smoke. Students are expected to use appropriate means of               is not to be placed in residence hall bathrooms, laundry
disposal of smoking waste and must abide by the 50-foot                rooms or lounges. Students will be billed for removal of
smoking ban around each campus building.                               personal and excessive trash. Excessive trash may include
                                                                       an excess amount that is produced by an event or
STORAGE                                                                carelessness and is left for the Housekeeping Staff to
                                                                       remove. If a dumpster is full, it is expected that the student
There are no storage spaces on campus for students'                    will dispose of their trash in another dumpster.
belongings. The University is not responsible for anything
left behind at the end of the academic year. Arrangements
for storage rental can be made with local establishments.              USE OF ROOM
                                                                       Residents are not permitted to use their rooms or residence
TAPESTRY POLICY                                                        hall for any commercial purposes without the express
                                                                       written consent of the Vice President of Student Affairs.
Students may hang a tapestry in their rooms under the
following guidelines:
                                                                       VENDING MACHINES

1.   Tapestries must be fire retardant and registered with             Vending machines in each residence hall may be operated
     the Office of Community & Student Life(see                        by coin/cash. Problems should be reported to the Office of
     ―Furnishings‖ section).                                           Community & Student Life. When reporting problems,
2.   Tapestries may not be hung from or covering the                   please be as specific as possible as to which machine
     ceiling in any way.                                               needs attention and the type of problem that exists.
3.   The tapestry may not cover or block fire safety or
     heating equipment.                                                WINDOWS
4.   A tapestry hung vertically must be against the wall               Students are responsible for the condition of the windows in
     only. It may not be hung in front of the doorway or to            their residence hall room. Screens may not be removed and
     divide the room.                                                  trash or other materials may not be thrown from them. If a
5.   The tapestry must be hung at least 18 inches away                 screen comes off, contact a Resident Advisor immediately
     from the ceiling.                                                 to put in a maintenance request.
6.   Students wishing to hang a tapestry in their room must
     get the approval of the RA on the floor for its proper
     location.                                                         GUIDELINES, PROCEDURES and POLICIES
7.   Failure to abide by these guidelines will result in
     immediate and permanent suspension of the privilege
     to hang a tapestry in the room.                                   GENERAL HOUSING INFORMATION
                                                                       1. The University may deny or cancel assignments in the
This policy is subject to change depending on municipal and               interest of health, discipline and academic standards.
state fire codes.                                                         Applications shall be canceled and room deposits
                                                                          refunded whenever all available residence hall space
                                                                          is committed to early applicants.
TELEVISION                                                             2. Authorized UNE personnel may enter and inspect
Each room has one active TV cable line that provides over                 residence hall rooms to insure compliance with safety
70 channels for viewing. Students are responsible for                     and maintenance procedures.
providing their own TV and their own coaxial cable, which
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3.   It is the University's responsibility to respect the right of        RESIDENCE HALLS STANDARDS, POLICIES AND
     resident student privacy. Proper written notice will be              EXPECTATIONS
     given in case of a routine, scheduled room inspection
     and every effort should be made to have the resident
     present if a search of a room by University personnel                Residence Hall Norms, Policies and Expectations are
     is necessary. Civil warrants do not require prior                    established to protect the basic living rights of the residents
     notification.                                                        of UNE residence halls and refer to University Conduct
4.   The University holds residence hall students financially             Code number 44. This section refers also to the Directory of
     responsible for all loss or damage to institutional                  Services, Policies and General Information section of the
     property, whether in assigned rooms or throughout the                Office of Residential Education and Housing Handbook
     residence hall, except for those resulting from normal               Section. Issues of significant importance include but are not
     age and wear.                                                        limited to:
5.   A $200.00 reservation deposit is required to reserve a               A. Residence Halls Should Be Quiet Academic
     space for the following semester and is refunded upon                      Environments.
     completion of the contract terms or is carried over to                     1. Excessive noise (as determined by the residence
     the next academic year if residency is maintained.                               hall staff) at any time will not be permitted.
6.   The University requires completion of a Residence                          2. Broadcasting music to the campus beyond the
     Hall and Dining Services Application and Contract by                             residence hall is an intrusion upon the work and
     all resident students prior to assuming residency. The                           study of others and will not be allowed, except for
     contract conveys the obligations of the University as                            special events and by permission of the Office of
     well as the responsibilities of students in housing                              Residential Education and Housing.
     accommodations. The contract is for a full academic                        3. It is important that students take into account that
     year, unless prior arrangements have been made.                                  spontaneous gatherings can be bothersome to
     Note: Residence halls are closed during specified                                others on the floor or in the residence hall. Notice
     holiday periods unless the resident is in a break                                should be given to Resident Advisors so that
     housing hall.                                                                    floor members not wishing to be involved can
7.   The University reserves the right to change room                                 either voice their dissent or make arrangements
     assignments at its sole discretion.                                              to be elsewhere during the event. What is
                                                                                      acceptable in one residence hall or on one floor
                                                                                      may not be somewhere else.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS                                                          4. Individuals – for their own listening – may enjoy
The University believes that residence hall living is an                              radios, stereos or musical instruments, but no
important aspect of the entire University program. The                                one has the right to compel others to listen
Office of Community & Student Life makes initial                                      beyond one's own room.
assignments for students with changes allowed after the first             B. The Residence Halls Should Be Safe
two (2) weeks of the semester.                                                  1. Tampering in any way with fire emergency
                                                                                      equipment will not be permitted. (See also
                                                                                      ROOM DECORATIONS)
UNE has a three (3) year residency requirement for full-time
                                                                                2. Any infringement on the privacy, physical safety
undergraduate students. Students who wish to explore an
                                                                                      or emotional safety of another student will not be
exception to this policy should visit the Office of Community
                                                                                      permitted.
and Student Life to acquire the necessary forms.
                                                                                3. Students are not permitted to have firearms
                                                                                      (including fake or toy firearms) or explosives in
Part-Time Students: Should a student establish a full-time                            any form on campus. Possession or use of
status, his/her off campus permission will be reviewed and                            fireworks will be dealt with as a very serious
may be denied.                                                                        offense. No excuse or explanation for possession
                                                                                      of firearms or fireworks will be accepted.
                                                                                4. Explosive components or chemicals such as
                                                                                      explosives, gas or compressed air will not be
                                                                                      used or stored in the residence halls or other
                                                                                      University property, except under supervision of
                                                                                      a faculty member.

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     5.    If it is reasonably suspected or determined that           Please see the section on Residency Requirements to view
           behavior in a room is in violation of University           the University policy with regard to who is eligible to live off
           policy and occupants of that room fail to respond          campus.
           to a request to enter in a timely manner, a
           University official may enter a room upon                  HOUSING SELECTION PROCESS
           identification.
     6.    Hall sports may not be played within the
           residence halls due to the high risk of personal           All resident students who wish to reserve a room for the
           injury and/or property damage (See also HALL               following academic year and/or the summer must complete
           SPORTS).                                                   a Housing and Dining Services Contract and return it to the
                                                                      Office of Community & Student Life during the dates
C.   Personal and University Property Should Be                       designated. Each student‘s $200.00 room deposit will be
     Protected                                                        carried over to next year.
     1. The destruction of personal or University property
          is forbidden. All damages inflicted intentionally or        The Housing Selection process is a one-day event during
          because of negligence will be paid for by the               which students and their potential roommates select
          individual(s) responsible; the individual(s) will           academic year housing at times determined by their housing
          also be subject to the penalties listed below.              selection numbers.
     2. Whenever damage occurs by accident, the
          student(s) involved should report it promptly to            Important Note: Students who do not sign up with a
          the Office of Residential Education and Housing             roommate will be assigned a transfer, a new student or
          Staff.                                                      will be reassigned to a double room with a roommate.
     3. Movement of University owned lounge furniture
          or other University property into private rooms
          will not be permitted.                                      There is a penalty for breaking the Residence Hall/Dining
     4. The University respects the right to privacy. No              Services Contract. The fee for breaking your contract is 60%
          student's private behavior will be intruded upon            of a semester room rate. Students are encouraged to read
          without good cause.                                         both sides of the contract before returning it to the Office of
                                                                      Community & Student Life.
Resident students are responsible for any behavior of
their guests that is in violation of these norms or                   Important Note: Students who are leaving campus for any
University Policies.                                                  reason must complete an Off-Campus Request/Refund
                                                                      Deposit Form in order to request their $200.00 deposit.
                                                                      Reasons for completing the form: graduating, moving off
ROOM SELECTION
                                                                      campus, withdrawing, leave of absence, transferring, living
                                                                      at home, married or domestic partnership, etc.
During the spring semester, returning residential students
will complete an intent form indicating whether they will be          OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING
residing on campus for the following academic year. The
returning student will receive a housing selection number
and appointment time following the successful submission              The Office of Community & Student Life also maintains
of their intent form. Upon the close of the selection process,        some services for those students who live off campus. A
student may contact the Office of Community & Student life            rental listing is maintained on the following website:
for assignment confirmation. An official notification of              http://www.une.edu/studentlife/housing/offcampus.asp.
housing and roommate assignments will be sent to students             This list is compiled from listings submitted to the Office of
in mid-July. Due to the changing residence hall population,           Community & Student Life by members of surrounding
it is possible that room assignment will need to be changed           community. These listings and renters are not rated or
over the course of the summer. If this occurs, affected               inspected by the University and the University is not
students will be contacted.                                           responsible for ensuring the quality of the rental properties.
For those students who are eligible to live off campus, Off-          More information contact the Office of Community &
Campus Request Forms and Housing Deposit Refund forms                 Student Life at :(207) 221-4267 or PCstudentlife@une.edu
will be available in the Office of Community & Student Life.
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University Policies                                                    2.  The term ―student‖ includes all persons taking courses
                                                                           at the University, both full-time and part-time, in
The Code of Conduct and University Policies are                            undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies
established to promote and protect the mission of the                      programs and those who attend post-secondary
University; to advance the scholarly and civic development                 educational institutions other than University of New
of the University's students in a safe and secure learning                 England and who reside in University residence halls.
environment; and to protect the people, properties and                     Persons engaged in a faculty-led, third-party provider,
processes that support the University and its mission.                     or any other University approved study abroad
Respect, openness to new situations and people, personal                   experience and persons who are not officially enrolled
and intellectual curiosity, and commitment to fulfilling                   for a particular term but who have a continuing
personal obligations are expected of students at UNE. Each                 relationship as a student with the University are
student has rights and responsibilities to themselves and the              considered ―students‖.
University community. It is hoped that a mutual commitment             3. The term ―faculty member‖ means any person hired by
will enable all in the University to succeed, to learn from one            the University to conduct classroom activities.
another, and to be honest in all relations. If a student thinks        4. The term ―University official‖ includes any person
that their rights have been violated, he/she should address                employed by the University, performing assigned
the problem through the appropriate individual(s) as                       administrative or professional responsibilities.
identified in the following University Conduct Code and                5. The term ―member of the University community‖
Policies.                                                                  includes any person who is a student, faculty member,
                                                                           University official or any other person employed or
UNIVERSITY CONDUCT CODE                                                    contracted by the University. The Vice President for
                                                                           Student Affairs and Dean of Students, hereafter
                                                                           referred to as VPSA, shall determine a person‘s status
The University of New England is an academic institution                   in a particular situation.
seeking to promote intellectual, personal, social, and                 6. The term ―University premises‖ includes all land,
emotional growth. The University is committed to protect                   buildings, facilities, and other property in the
these educational purposes through the setting of standards                possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the
of conduct and scholarship. It is expected that all members                University (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).
of the University Community will respect the rights of others          7. The term ―organization‖ means any number of persons
and of the University. All members are responsible for                     who have complied with the formal requirements for
maintaining an environment where behavior is guided by                     University recognition.
respect, reason, and honesty.                                          8. The term ―judicial body‖ means any person or persons
                                                                           authorized by the VPSA to determine whether a
                                                                           student has violated the University Conduct Code and
These standards of conduct apply to University of New
                                                                           to recommend imposition of sanctions.
England students whenever on property owned or operated
                                                                       9. The term ―judicial officer‖ means a University official
by the University or affiliated sites, at University related
                                                                           authorized on a case-by-case basis by the VPSA to
events off campus, while participating in online academic
                                                                           impose sanctions upon students found to have
programs, and in any kind of university-related interaction.
                                                                           violated the University Conduct Code. The VPSA may
All University students are also expected to abide by
                                                                           authorize a judicial officer to serve simultaneously as
applicable federal, state, and local laws. Individuals in
                                                                           the judicial officer and the sole member or one of the
violation of those laws are subject to prosecution by
                                                                           members of a judicial body. Nothing shall prevent the
appropriate federal, state, or local authorities regardless of
                                                                           VPSA from authorizing the same judicial officer to
whether the activity occurs on or off campus. In addition,
                                                                           impose sanctions in all cases.
students in violation may be subject to disciplinary action by
                                                                       10. The term ―judicial committee‖ means any persons
the University for off-campus activity. University employees
                                                                           authorized by the VPSA to determine whether a
should refer to the University of New England Employee
                                                                           student has violated the University Conduct Code and
Handbook for information regarding employee standards of
                                                                           to recommend imposition of sanctions.
conduct.
                                                                       11. The term ―Appeals Committee‖ means any person or
                 ARTICLE I: DEFINITIONS                                    persons authorized by the VPSA or by the appropriate
1.   The term ―University‖ means ―University of New                        academic dean to consider an appeal from a judicial
     England‖.                                                             body‘s determination that a student has violated the
                                                                           University Conduct Code or from the sanctions
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    imposed by the judicial officer.                                      The violations listed below are described in context of
12. The term ―shall‖ is used in the imperative sense.                     the student's responsibility as a member of the
13. The term ―may‖ is used in the permissive sense.                       academic community. Other actions that may be
14. The term ―policy‖ is defined as the written regulations               considered as violations may be defined by other
    of the University as found in, but not limited to, the                University documents; for example, the residence hall
    University Conduct Code, Residential Education and                    contract.
    Housing section of this handbook, and
    graduate/undergraduate catalogs.                                      The following violations indicate categories of
                                                                          prohibited conduct. Conduct codes have been written
           ARTICLE II: JUDICIAL AUTHORITY                                 in such a way as to warn students that such conduct is
1.   The VPSA is that person designated by the University                 prohibited. Any student found to have committed the
     President to be responsible for the administration of                following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary
     the University Conduct Code. The VPSA may refer                      sanctions outlined in Article IV.
     disciplinary cases to an appropriate judicial body as
     outlined below. Depending upon the nature of the                Academic Dishonesty
     disciplinary case and the circumstances presented, the
     presence of the VPSA on campus, and/or the VPSA's               Charges of academic dishonesty will be handled through the
     prior association with a case, he/she may appoint an            Dean of the appropriate College or designate.
     appropriate designee. Throughout the Judicial System,
     the VPSA will be cited as the University
     representative, but a range of designees may, in fact,          1.   Cheating, copying, or the offering or receiving of
     be the appropriate responding judicial officer.                      unauthorized assistance or information including but
2.   The VPSA shall determine the composition of judicial                 not limited to:
     bodies and Appeals Committee and determine which                     a. use of any unauthorized assistance in taking
     judicial body, judicial officer(s) and Appeals Committee                   quizzes, tests, or examinations;
     shall be authorized to review each case.                             b. dependence upon the aid of sources beyond
3.   The VPSA shall develop policies for the administration                     those authorized by the faculty in writing papers,
     of the judicial program and procedural rules for the                       preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying
     conduct of reviews that are not inconsistent with                          out other assignments, including but not limited
     provisions in the University Code of Conduct.                              to calculators, handheld computers, or other
4.   Decisions made by a judicial body and/or judicial                          electronic devices; or
     officer shall be final, pending the normal appeal                    c. the acquisition, without permission, of tests or
     process.                                                                   other academic materials belonging to a member
5.   A judicial body may be designated as mediator of                           of the University faculty or staff.
     disputes within the student community in cases which            2.   Fabrication or falsification of data, results, or sources
     may or may not involve a violation of the University                 for papers or reports.
     Conduct Code. All parties must agree to mediation,              3.   Action that destroys or alters the work of another
     and to be bound by the decision with no right of                     student.
     appeal.                                                         4.   Multiple submission of the same paper or report for
                                                                          assignments in more than one course without
          ARTICLE III: PROSCRIBED CONDUCT                                 permission of each instructor.
                                                                     5.   Plagiarism, the appropriation of records, research
A.   Jurisdiction of the University                                       materials, ideas, or the language of other persons or
     Generally, University of New England jurisdiction and                writers and the submission of them as one's own
     discipline shall be limited to conduct which occurs on               including but not limited to:
     University premises, at off-campus University                        a. the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the
     sponsored, supervised or related activities, on Study                      published or unpublished work of another person
     Abroad Programs or which adversely affects the                             without full and clear acknowledgment; or
     University community and/or pursuit of its objectives.               b. the unacknowledged use of materials prepared
                                                                                by another person or agency engaged in the
                                                                                selling of term papers or other academic
B.   Conduct—Rules and Regulations
                                                                                materials.

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                                                                             professional code of ethics in a field of study in which
Community Responsibility                                                     a student is preparing.
                                                                         16. Gambling for money or other things of value except as
                                                                             allowed by law. Prohibited gambling includes, but is
6.    Supplying false or misleading information to University                not limited to, betting on, wagering on, or selling pools
      officials or on official University records.                           on any University athletic event; possessing any card,
7.    Altering, tampering with or falsifying official records.               book, or other device for registering bets; bookmaking
8.    Electronically facilitated misconduct, including but not               in connection with betting; knowingly permitting the
      limited to:                                                            use of one's premises or one's telephone or other
      a. Unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read, or                    electronic communications device for illegal gambling;
             change the contents, or for any other purpose.                  knowingly receiving or delivering a letter, package or
      b. Unauthorized transfer of a file including                           parcel related to illegal gambling; or offering, soliciting
             University-owned software or applications copied                or accepting a bribe to influence the outcome of an
             to/from diskettes or other electronic storage                   athletic event.
             device.                                                     17. Any conduct which is not guided by honesty and
      c. Unauthorized use of another individual's                            respect for others.
             identification and password.                                18. Violating federal, state, or local law if such action has
      d. Use of computing facilities to interfere with the                   negative impact on the University community.
             work of another student, faculty member or
             University official.
      e. Use of computing facilities or telephone to send                Safety and Environmental Health
             obscene, abusive, harassing or stalking
             messages.                                                   19. Physical assault—A person commits a physical
      f.     Use of computing facilities to interfere with                   assault when he or she, without being privileged to do
             normal operation of the University computing                    so, intentionally or recklessly causes harmful or
             system.                                                         offensive contact with another person.
      g. Any violation of the University‘s Acceptable Use                20. Violation of University Sexual Misconduct Policy
             Policy: http://www.une.edu/its/policy/students.cfm          21. Intimidation, stalking, or written/verbal abuse—any
9.    Unauthorized impersonation of a University officer or                  behavior that causes emotional harm and/or places a
      employee.                                                              person or persons in reasonable fear of imminent
10.   Refusal to properly identify oneself, by presentation of               physical harm.
      a University I.D, to a representative of the University in         22. Violation of University Discrimination and Harassment
      pursuit of his/her official duties. Guests of students are             Policy.
      also expected to carry appropriate picture identification          23. Conduct which threatens or endangers the health or
      at all times and produce identification when requested.                safety of any individual or group.
11.   Failure to comply with a reasonable request or                     24. Tampering in any way with fire emergency equipment.
      directive of a University employee in pursuit of his/her           25. Failure to evacuate a building or area at the request of
      official duties. (Includes but is not limited to, Security,            University staff, for safety and/or security reasons,
      Student Affairs, Faculty, student employees, and                       including evacuation during a fire alarm.
      Housing staff)                                                     26. To give, or cause to be given, false reports of fire or
12.   Interference with or retaliation toward a faculty or staff             other dangerous conditions.
      member of the University in the performance of his/her             27. Creation of a fire hazard or other dangerous condition.
      official duties.                                                       This includes burning candles, incense, potpourri
13.   Indecent behavior that violates community standards                    burners and other flammable materials.
      with respect to sexuality including but not limited to             28. Unauthorized use or possession of explosive
      exposure of the genitalia, open sex acts, and calling                  components or chemicals such as fireworks,
      attention to any part of the body in a sexually explicit               explosives, gas, or compressed air.
      manner.                                                            29. Possession or use of fireworks or weapons, including
14.   Conduct which is disorderly; breach of peace; or                       firearms, knives, slingshots or other similar items, as
      aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach                set forth in the Weapons and Fireworks section of this
      the peace on University premises or at functions                       Handbook.
      sponsored by, or participated in by, the University.               30. Violation of University Hazing Policy.
15.   Violation of a published and/or clearly defined                    31. Violation of motor vehicle policies established for the

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    campus.                                                               cause.
32. Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular           50. Attempting to discourage an individual's proper
    traffic on University premises or at University-                      participation in, or use of, the judicial system.
    sponsored or supervised functions.                                51. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of
33. Participation in any behavior which disrupts the normal               a judicial body prior to and/or during the course of the
    operations of the University and infringes on the rights              judicial proceeding.
    of other members of the University community;                     52. Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of
    intentional obstruction which unreasonably interferes                 a member of a judicial body prior to, during, and/or
    with freedom of movement, either pedestrian or                        after a judicial proceeding.
    vehicular, on campus or behavior which disrupts or                53. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under
    inhibits an event.                                                    the judicial process.
34. Violation of University Alcohol and Drug Policy                   54. Influencing or attempting to influence another person
35. Violation of the University Guest Policy.                             to commit an abuse of the judicial system.
36. Violation of University Pet Policy.
37. Violation of University Smoking Policy.                           C. Violation of Law and University Discipline

Care of Property                                                      University disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against
                                                                      a student charged with violation of a law which is also a
38. Theft; unauthorized acquisition, removal or use of                violation of this Code. Proceedings under this Code may be
    property and/or service.                                          carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or
39. Misuse, destruction, or defacement of University                  criminal proceedings off-campus.
    property, or that of other people while located on
    University property.                                              If a student is charged only with an off-campus violation of
40. Trespassing, unauthorized entry or unauthorized                   federal, state, or local laws, but not with any other violation
    presence on any University premises.                              of this Code, disciplinary action may be taken and sanctions
41. Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys or            imposed.
    UNE ID/Access card to any University premises.
                                                                      When a student is charged by federal, state, or local
Residence and Related Facilities                                      authorities with a violation of law, the University will not
                                                                      request or agree to special consideration for that individual
                                                                      because of his or her status as a student. If the alleged
42. Significant interference with the stated rights of                offense is also the subject of a proceeding before a judicial
    residential students as described in the Residential              body under the University Conduct Code, however, the
    Education and Housing Handbook.                                   University may advise off-campus authorities of the
43. Violation of Residence Hall/Dining Service application            existence of the University Conduct Code and how such
    and contract.                                                     matters will be handled internally within the University
44. Excessive noise, as determined by the residence hall              community. The University will cooperate fully with law
    staff.                                                            enforcement and other agencies in the enforcement of
45. Violation of Residence Hall Policies, and/or                      criminal law on campus and in the conditions imposed by
    Expectations as found in the Housing and Residence                criminal courts for the rehabilitation of student violators.
    Life Handbook.                                                    Individual students and faculty members, acting in their
                                                                      personal capacities, remain free to interact with
Abuse of the Judicial System                                          governmental representatives as they deem appropriate.

                                                                      Residence Hall Room Responsibility
46. Failure to obey the summons of a judicial body or
    University official.                                              Students living in the residence halls are responsible for
47. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of                their rooms and any University property assigned to that
    information before a judicial body or University official.        room, and for controlling activities in their rooms. If a
48. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a          University Conduct Code is violated, the student(s) assigned
    judicial proceeding.                                              to that room will be responsible for the actions/items in the
49. Initiation of a judicial proceeding knowingly without             room, regardless of whether they had knowledge of the
                                                                      circumstances. Students are urged to monitor their rooms
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so they have full knowledge of its contents and of the                 4.   Disciplinary matters in violation of professional or
behavior occurring in the room.                                             ethical standards or codes of conduct by students in
                                                                            the University of New England College of Osteopathic
Guests                                                                      Medicine (UNECOM) or the College of Pharmacy
                                                                            (COP) may be administered under UNECOM and COP
Students are responsible for their guests and are                           program procedures and not under the University
accountable for their guests' conduct on campus, including                  Judicial System described in this section.
property damage. Guests are expected to abide by the
University Conduct Codes, Policies and guidelines. Failure
to do so may result in removal from campus and restriction             A. Complaints and Judicial Reviews
from future visits to the campus. If guests are staying on
campus overnight, the Resident Advisor must be notified                1.   Any University employee or student ay file a
and a Guest Pass must be obtained. Residential Students                     misconduct complaint against a University student if
are limited to two (2) overnight guests at any one time.                    there is a reasonable, good faith belief that a violation
Guests may stay no longer than two (2) consecutive nights                   has occurred. The complaint shall be filed in writing to
and passes will not be reissued consecutively if requests                   any judicial officer. Any complaint should be submitted
become excessive. Guests under the age of 18 must                           as soon as possible after the event takes place or its
provide a parental consent form available from the Office of                discovery. Pending action on the complaint, the status
Residential Education and Housing. Guests are welcome                       of a student will not be altered, or the rights to be
contingent upon mutual agreement of roommates.                              present on campus and to attend classes suspended,
Unresolved conflict may result in restriction of guests. All                except for reasons related to his/her physical or
guests must obtain a parking permit from the Office of                      emotional safety, the well being of others, and/or to
Safety and Security. Students are responsible for their                     safeguard University property (See ―Emergency
guests at all times and may be held accountable for their                   Suspension‖ or ―Mandatory Medical Leave of
guest‘s behavior or asked to leave an event because of a                    Absence‖).
guest‘s behavior. The number of guests students may bring              2.   The judicial officer may initiate a preliminary
to a University event may be limited on an individual event                 investigation for the purpose of ascertaining whether a
basis.                                                                      complaint may be disposed of administratively without
                                                                            initiation of disciplinary proceedings. The student
            ARTICLE IV: JUDICIAL PROCESS                                    against whom the complaint(s) have been brought
                                                                            may at his/her request have the assistance of any
                                                                            Advisor from the faculty and/or staff of the University;
Upon receipt of a report by a member of the University                      not legal counsel or family, at the time of such
Community, the University Judicial System will be activated.                preliminary investigation.
Under most circumstances, the University will proceed with             3.   After preliminary examination, the judicial officer will
a disciplinary situation at the lowest level appropriate to the             determine the appropriate review location for the case:
conduct. However, the University reserves the right to                      a judicial officer or the Judicial Committee.
determine the disposition of a disciplinary matter based               4.   The student will be informed, in writing, of the reported
upon the presenting information.                                            violation(s) of the University Conduct Code, the date(s)
                                                                            of the occurrence(s), and the date, place, and time of
Depending upon the nature of the alleged misconduct                         the review. The review will begin in a timely manner,
and/or student‘s academic program, a case generally will be                 not to exceed ten (10) working days from the day on
reviewed by:                                                                which complaints were presented to the student,
                                                                            unless extended by a judicial body after consultation
                                                                            with the accused student.
1.   One or more judicial officers (i.e., the Residential              5.   Reviews shall be conducted by a judicial body
     Education and Housing Professional Staff, Judicial                     according to the following guidelines:
     Coordinator, Assistant/Associate Dean of Students, or                  a. All Judicial Reviews shall be conducted in
     VPSA);                                                                        private.
2.   A Judicial Committee; or                                               b. Admission of any person to the review shall be at
3.   If the infraction is determined by the VPSA as primarily                      the discretion of the judicial body and/or its
     academic, the VPSA will defer to the appropriate                              judicial officer.
     Academic Dean.                                                         c. In reviews involving more than one accused

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            student, separate reviews will be scheduled.                       spokesperson from the organization (usually the
            However, the chairperson of the judicial body or                   organization's president).
            judicial officer, in his or her discretion, may permit        3.   Sanctions shall be imposed upon a registered student
            the reviews concerning each student to be                          organization for a violation of the University Conduct
            conducted together.                                                Code. Sanctions are cumulative and may be
     d. The complainant and the accused have the right                         enhanced based on a past disciplinary record, the
            to be assisted by any advisor they choose from                     severity of behavior and the impact on the University
            within the University Community. The advisor                       community.
            may not be an attorney or family/parent(s)/
            guardian(s). Advisors are not permitted to speak              Judicial Review Bodies
            or to participate directly in any review before a             Student disciplinary cases are referred by the VPSA or
            judicial body.                                                designate in the following manner:
     e. The complainant and accused are responsible
            for presenting their respective cases.
     f.     The complainant, the accused, and the judicial                1.   Cases against undergraduate or graduate students
            body shall have the privilege of presenting                        that are not likely to result in suspension or dismissal
            persons providing information, subject to the right                shall be referred to a judicial officer.
            of questioning by the judicial body.                          2.   Undergraduate or graduate students who are in
     g. Pertinent records, exhibits and written statements                     jeopardy of suspension or dismissal from the
            may be accepted as information for consideration                   University shall be referred to the VPSA or designate.
            by a judicial body at the discretion of the
            chairperson.                                                  Once the determination has been made as to which judicial
     h. All procedural questions are subject to the final                 body will be used, the student(s) will be referred to that
            decision of the chairperson of the judicial body.             judicial officer or body. If it is then determined that there has
     i.     After the review, the judicial body shall determine           been a violation of the University Conduct Codes, sanctions
            (by majority vote if the judicial body consists of            will be imposed and the student will be informed in writing.
            more than one person) whether the student has                 If, after the judicial review, it has been determined that the
            violated each section of the University Conduct               student has not been engaged in an incident of misconduct
            Code which the student is alleged to have                     and no University code or policy has been violated, the
            violated.                                                     student will be so informed and the matter will be closed
     j.     The judicial body‘s determination shall be made               with notation of no finding made in the student's disciplinary
            on the basis of the totality of the information               record.
            presented and whether it is more likely than not
            that the accused student violated the University              Procedures for a Judicial Review Officer
            Conduct Code.                                                 Depending upon the level of the misconduct complaint, the
6.   Except in the case of a student accused of failing to                appropriate judicial officer will gather information necessary
     obey the summons of a judicial body or University                    to make a determination as to whether the University
     official, no student may be found to have violated the               Conduct Code has been violated. Students are informed in
     University Conduct Code solely because the student                   writing of the complaint and afforded the opportunity to meet
     failed to appear before a judicial body. In all cases,               with a judicial officer. The student may choose to take
     the information in support of the complaint shall be                 responsibility for the complaint by signing the notification
     presented and considered.                                            letter during the review meeting. If the student accepts
                                                                          responsibility, the judicial officer will then discuss the
Initiation of Proceedings for Registered Student Club or                  misconduct and determine an appropriate sanction. The
Organizations                                                             student may also choose not to accept responsibility. If the
1. Registered student organizations may be held                           student does not accept responsibility, the judicial officer will
       responsible for violations of the University Conduct               then proceed to determine the most appropriate course of
       Code.                                                              action. The judicial officer will decide, based upon the
2. A judicial review for a registered student organization                severity of the incident and likelihood for suspension or
       shall be conducted in a manner similar to the judicial             dismissal, to tape record the review. If the review is not
       procedures used in cases involving individual                      recorded, the judicial officer will provide a more detailed
       students. A review shall be conducted with one                     summary of findings and conclusions.                  Once a

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determination has been made as to whether the student(s)               5.   Each person bringing a complaint or the accused
are responsible for violating the University Conduct Code,                  student will have the opportunity to present information
the student will be informed in writing of that decision and                and other persons providing information. The
the sanctions imposed.                                                      chairperson may, at his/her discretion, limit the number
                                                                            of persons providing information. All matters upon
If a student wishes to appeal the decision of the Judicial                  which the decision may be based must be introduced
Review Officer, the student must follow the Appeals Process                 at the proceedings before the Committee. Written
as found in the ACADEMIC APPEALS POLICY AND                                 statements of other persons providing information,
DISCIPLINARY APPEALS POLICY.                                                either directly or through others, will only be accepted
                                                                            in rare instances, and only on authority of the VPSA.
                                                                       6.   There shall be a single verbatim record, such as a
Guidelines and Procedures for a Judicial Committee                          tape recording, of all reviews before a Judicial
The purpose of a Judicial Committee is to provide the                       Committee.
student, upon referral by the VPSA, with an impartial review                a. The record shall be the property of the University.
in cases of substantive disciplinary matters resulting from                       The complainant and the accused student shall
violations of the University Conduct Code.                                        not be allowed to make a separate recording of
                                                                                  any type. Only the review, and not Judicial
A Judicial Committee exists to provide an alternative to                          Committee deliberations, will be recorded.
disposition of a matter by the VPSA. It is not intended,                    b. In the event the student appealing a decision or a
however, that a Judicial Committee determine every minor                          sanction wishes to review the verbatim record,
disciplinary matter, but rather it is intended that a committee                   s/he may make application to the VPSA to do so.
review those more serious disciplinary matters where, at the                      The verbatim record will remain in the
discretion of the VPSA, impartiality would be better                              possession of the University during the appeal.
accomplished by committee review. A Judicial Committee is                         Under no circumstances will a copy of the
comprised of three faculty or administrators, two students,                       recording be released. A student may request a
and designate of the VPSA who is an ex officio member and                         typed transcription of the recording.          The
serves as chair.                                                                  transcription should normally be provided subject
                                                                                  to the student paying the costs for production of
                                                                                  the transcript. Personally identifiable information
1.   The student will be informed, in writing, of the reported
                                                                                  will be deleted according to law.
     violation(s) of the University Conduct Code, the date(s)
                                                                            c. In the event a mechanical failure occurs that
     of the occurrence(s), and the date, place, and time of
                                                                                  prevents a verbatim recording, the absence of
     the review. The review will begin in a timely manner,
                                                                                  the verbatim record shall not, in itself, be cause
     not to exceed ten (10) working days from the day on
                                                                                  for appeal. In such cases the VPSA will contact
     which complaints were presented to the student,
                                                                                  the chairperson. The chairperson will reconvene
     unless extended by the VPSA after consultation with
                                                                                  the committee and issue a record, which will
     the accused student.
                                                                                  include the finding of the committee, what
2.   No one shall be authorized to serve as a member of a
                                                                                  information the committee considered, and the
     Judicial Committee if he/she is a party to the
                                                                                  basis for the finding. This record shall be
     complaint; is to provide information on behalf of the
                                                                                  considered sufficient for review by an appeal
     complainant or the accused student; is to serve as an
                                                                                  authority.
     advisor for the complainant or the accused student; or
                                                                       7.   Formal rules of evidence do not apply. The committee
     he/she has been involved in any capacity in incidents
                                                                            may consider whatever reasonable persons would
     leading up to the review or in any other judicial
                                                                            accept as having some relevance to the issues.
     proceedings dealing with the same incident.
                                                                            Irrelevant and unduly repetitive matter may be
3.   The complainant and the accused student may each
                                                                            excluded.
     select an Advisor of his/her choice to assist before the
                                                                       8.   The judicial body‘s determination shall be made on the
     Judicial Committee in all proceedings. This Advisor
                                                                            basis of the totality of the information presented and
     must be a faculty/staff member from the University
                                                                            whether it is more likely than not that the accused
     community         and    not     legal     counsel      or
                                                                            student violated the University Conduct Code.
     family/parent(s)/guardian(s). An Advisor may not
                                                                       9.   The accused student has the option of being present
     speak for or on behalf of the advisee.
                                                                            throughout the proceedings. The student may not be
4.   All reviews will be closed.
                                                                            present when the committee conducts its
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    deliberations.                                                          the student is requested to participate. The judicial
10. The committee will dispose of a case in the manner it                   officer reserves the right to make a verbal request to
    believes is just when:                                                  participate in cases where prompt information is
    a. The student waives, in writing, his/her right to                     deemed important.
          appear for the review;                                       2.   The student may have an Advisor present at all review
    b. If the student does not waive a review, in writing,                  sessions. This Advisor must be a faculty/staff member
          but still fails without good cause to appear                      from the University community and not legal counsel
          personally.                                                       or family/parent(s)/guardian(s). The VPSA or
11. The recommendation of the committee is forwarded to                     designate can assist a student in finding an
    the VPSA for final decision, subject only to appeal as                  appropriate Advisor.
    outlined in the Appeals Policy. Individual votes by                3.   The student may be present throughout the
    Judicial Committee members will not be reported or                      proceedings. The student may not be present when
    disclosed to the VPSA or accused student.                               the judicial body conducts its deliberations.
                                                                       4.   The student may present information on his/her behalf
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students                     either directly or through others. The student will also
The Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students                 be allowed to question any person whose statements
(VPSA) reserves the right to hear all cases. The VPSA will                  may be considered by the judicial body in its
make a determination after consultation with involved                       deliberations unless deemed inappropriate due to the
parties.                                                                    nature of the violation. All questions by the student will
                                                                            be directed through the judicial body and may be
                                                                            limited at the judicial body‘s discretion.
Responsibilities and Rights of an Accused Student                      5.   The student may challenge the inclusion of any
                                                                            Judicial Committee member when there is a perceived
Responsibilities                                                            conflict of interest. The VPSA shall make the final
                                                                            decision about inclusion of Committee members.
1.   The accused student will be provided a written request            6.   The student will receive a written decision of the VPSA
     to participate including the initial date, place, and time             or designate.
     of the Review. The judicial officer reserves the right to         7.   The student may request an appeal of the decision as
     make a verbal request to participate in cases where                    outlined in the Appeals Policy.
     prompt information is deemed important.
2.   The accused student will be requested to provide                  Responsibilities and Rights of a Complainant
     information, either written or as part of a judicial
     review, to a judicial body.
3.   The accused student is expected to appear before the              1.   The complainant will be provided a written request to
     appropriate judicial body at the time designated.                      participate including the initial date, place, and time of
4.   If the accused student wishes not to dispute the                       the Review. The judicial officer reserves the right to
     complaint that has been filed, he/she may do so in                     make a verbal request to participate in cases where
     writing to the VPSA or designate prior to the review                   prompt information is deemed important.
     date. The review will be used to determine sanctions              2.   The complainant will be requested to provide
     and the student need not be present.                                   information, either written or as part of a judicial
5.   The accused student is expected to be truthful and is                  review, to a judicial body.
     subject to further disciplinary action if he/she willfully        3.   The complainant is required to participate in the
     presents false information at any time, in any form,                   judicial process.
     during the judicial process.                                      4.   It is the responsibility of the complainant to be present
6.   The accused student will not be present during the                     and to present the case.
     deliberations of the judicial body.                               5.   The complainant is expected to be truthful and is
                                                                            subject to disciplinary action if he/she willfully presents
Rights                                                                      false information at any time, in any form, during the
                                                                            judicial process.
1.   The student will be provided with a written summary of            6.   The complainant will be allowed to question any
     the complaint(s), and the University Conduct Code and                  person whose statements may be considered by the
     policies violated, the date(s) of the occurrence(s), and               judicial body in its deliberations unless deemed
     the initial date, place, and time of the review in which               inappropriate due to the nature of the violation. All

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     questions by the complainant will be directed through                        Conditions for readmission may be specified;
     the judicial body and may be limited at the judicial             c.       Jeopardy - a student shall be suspended for a
     body‘s discretion.                                                        specific period of time and have that suspension
7.   The complainant may have an Advisor present at all                        stayed with the understanding that any verified
     review sessions. This Advisor must be from within the                     violations occurring within the period of jeopardy
     faculty/staff of the University community and not legal                   will mean the immediate activation of the
     counsel or family/parent(s)/ guardian(s). The VPSA or                     suspension. If the suspension is activated, there
     designate can assist a student in finding an                              is no appeal of this action available to the
     appropriate Advisor.                                                      student. Specific restrictions also include, but
8.   The complainant will not be present during the                            are not limited to:
     deliberations of the judicial body.                                     i. Ineligibility to hold an office in a campus
9.   The complainant will receive written notice of the result                    organization,
     of the judicial process if permitted by state and federal              ii. Ineligibility to represent the University in any
     law.                                                                         on or off campus event, and/or
                                                                           iii. Ineligibility to participate in varsity athletics.

Responsibilities and Rights        of   Persons     Providing         d.       Denial of Privilege - the student is allowed to
Information to an Incident                                                     finish the current academic term under probation.
                                                                               The student's records are encumbered and the
1.   Persons providing information are expected to be                          individual is prevented from re-enrolling until
     truthful and will be subject to disciplinary action if                    certain conditions have been met.
     he/she willfully presents false information at any time,         e.       Residence Hall Dismissal - permanent separation
     in any form, during the judicial process.                                 of the student from the residence halls. In
2.   Persons providing information are expected, but not                       matters where a student is subject to the
     required, to participate in the judicial process.                         University‘s Residency Requirement residence
3.   The complainant and accused student may question                          hall dismissal may result in suspension from the
     the person(s) providing information through the judicial                  University.
     body.                                                            f.       Residence Hall Suspension - separation of the
4.   Persons providing information may have an Advisor                         student from the residence halls for a stated
     present at all review sessions. This Advisor must be                      period of time, after which the student is eligible
     from within the University community and not legal                        to return. Conditions for readmission may be
     counsel or parent(s)/guardian(s).                                         specified. In matters where a student is subject
5.   Persons providing information may not be present                          to the University‘s Residency Requirement
     when the judicial body interviews the accused student                     residence hall suspension may result in
     or other persons providing information, or when it                        suspension from the University.
     conducts deliberations.                                          g.       Housing Reassignment - mandatory change of
6.   Persons providing information will not receive a written                  housing assignment within the Housing system
     decision of the VPSA.                                                     for inappropriate behavior in the current living
                                                                               situation.
A. SANCTIONS                                                          h.       Probation - a written reprimand for violation of
                                                                               specified regulations. Probation is for a
                                                                               designated period of time and includes the
1.   In accordance with the procedures for the University
                                                                               probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions
     Judicial System, the following sanctions may be
                                                                               if the student is found to be violating any
     imposed:
                                                                               University regulation(s) during the probationary
     a. University Dismissal - permanent separation of
                                                                               period. Specific restrictions also include, but are
            the student from the University.
                                                                               not limited to:
     b. University Suspension - separation for a stated
                                                                             i. Ineligibility to hold an office in a campus
            period of time, which could include:
                                                                                   organization,
          i. Suspension from classes;
                                                                            ii. Ineligibility to represent the University in any
         ii. Suspension from the University - exclusion
                                                                                   on or off campus event,
               from classes, University functions and
                                                                           iii. Ineligibility to participate in varsity athletics,
               University housing for stated period of time.
                                                                                   and/or
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        iv.   Ineligibility to participate in a University-           In certain circumstances, the VPSA or designate may
              approved Study Abroad experience.                       impose a University or residence-hall suspension prior to
     i.    Referral - referral to the VPSA, or some other             the review before a judicial body.
           appropriate University official.
     j.    Loss of Privileges - denial of specified privileges        1.   Emergency suspension may be imposed:
           for a designated period of time.                                a. to ensure the safety and well-being of members
     k. Discretionary Sanctions – work assignments,                              of the University community or preservation of
           service to the University (Community Restitution),                    University property;
           educational programs/assignments, or other                      b. to ensure the student‘s own physical or
           related discretionary assignments.                                    emotional safety and well-being; or
     l.    Restitution - compensation for loss, damage or                  c. if the student poses a threat of disruption of or
           injury. This may take the form of appropriate                         interference with the normal operations of the
           service and/or monetary or material replacement.                      University.
     m. Fines - a charge levied against an individual or              2.   During the emergency suspension, students shall be
           group.                                                          denied access to the residence halls and/or to campus
     n. Warning - written notice to the student that the                   and/or all University activities or privileges for which
           student is violating or has violated institutional              the student might otherwise be eligible, as the VPSA
           conduct codes. Future violations of the same                    or judicial officer may determine to be appropriate.
           policies may result in more significant University-        3.   A judicial review will be convened as soon as possible.
           response and/or sanctions.
     o. Letter to Parent(s) or Guardian – primarily used              C. ACADEMIC APPEALS
           when student is in violation of Alcohol and Drug
           Policy.                                                    1.   Academic Appeals will be submitted to the student‘s
     p. Other sanctions as defined by a judicial body (or                  Academic Dean or designate.
           academic dean in the case of violation of an               2.   A decision reached by the individual faculty member,
           academic regulation).                                           department chair or other designated academic
2.   More than one of the above listed sanctions may be                    administrator, hereafter referred to as the academic
     imposed for any single violation.                                     review officer, or a sanction imposed by the academic
3.   The following sanctions may be imposed upon groups                    review officer may be appealed by the accused
     or organizations:                                                     students or complainants to the appropriate Dean
     a. Those sanctions listed above in Section 1, e - o.                  within five (5) working days of the decision. Such
     b. Deactivation - loss of all privileges, including                   appeals shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the
           University recognition, either permanently or for a             appropriate Dean and should include a description of
           specified period of time.                                       the grounds for appeal sufficiently detailed for the
4.   In each case in which a judicial body determines that a               appropriate Dean to decide whether a review would
     student has violated the University Conduct Code, the                 appropriately serve the student and the University.
     VPSA has the final approval of the recommended                        Students or a student organization's representative
     sanction(s). The VPSA or academic dean is not limited                 may also appeal a decision denying readmission to the
     to sanctions recommended by members of the judicial                   University or re-registration of a student organization.
     body. Following a review, the judicial body and the                   Failure to file a written request for an appeal within the
     judicial officer shall advise the accused student in                  allotted time will render the original decision final and
     writing of its determination and of the sanction(s)                   conclusive. Appeals will only be accepted by the
     imposed, if any.                                                      Academic Dean‘s office if the student has exhausted
                                                                           all required procedural options at the instructor,
These standards do not preclude removal from the                           departmental or other appropriate level(s).
University in accordance with provisions of the residence             3.   The appropriate Dean will make a determination
hall occupancy agreement, or other University rules or                     whether grounds are present in the petition to warrant
regulations found in the University Student Handbook.                      a review. This decision is generally based on the
                                                                           merit(s) of the cause outlined in the petition as
B. EMERGENCY SUSPENSION                                                    described below, and/or the weight of the
                                                                           consequences on the student and the University. The
                                                                           appeal is not intended to afford a full rehearing of the
                                                                           case but to serve as a method of reviewing the written
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     content and grounds for appeal submitted by the                          b.  If the Dean deems that the appeal would be
     student. The appropriate Dean will inform the student                        better addressed by a committee, an appropriate
     in writing of the decision within ten (10) working days                      appeal committee will be convened and a review
     of the receipt of the appeal.                                                will be conducted. Composition of the Appeal
4.   Grounds for Appeal:                                                          Review Committee will be as follows:
     a. A reasonable claim of substantive miscarriage of                          i)    Academic Appeal Review Committee
             justice                                                                    1. Four (4) faculty members from the
             Whether the decision reached was based on                                        student‘s college
             substantial information, that is, whether the facts                        2. A faculty member from the accused
             in the case were sufficient to establish that a                                  student‘s program will serve in an ad
             violation of the University Conduct Code                                         hoc capacity, will sit in on the review
             occurred or the academic grade, probation or                                     but not on the deliberation
             other academic action was applied without                                  3. Member of the Student Affairs staff
             prejudice.                                                                       who has not served in an advisory
     b. Relevant new evidence                                                                 capacity to the student in this matter,
             To consider new information, sufficient to alter a                               except in cases involving programs
             decision, or other relevant facts not brought out                                out of the United States when no
             in the original review, because the person                                       member of the Student Affairs staff is
             appealing did not know such information and/or                                   available.
             facts at the time of the original review.                            ii) Persons may not serve on an Appeal
             Information is not considered new evidence if the                          Review Committee unless they can be
             student did not attend the original hearing or                             available for the entire review process.
             voluntarily withheld information during the original                 iii) A person may not serve as a member of the
             review.                                                                    Appeal Review Committee if s/he is the
     c. Material procedural irregularities                                              complainant, is to be a person providing
             Whether the original review was conducted fairly                           information for or against the accused
             in light of the information presented, and in                              student, or has been involved in any
             conformity with prescribed procedures, providing                           capacity in events leading to the appeal.
             the faculty member, or the complaining party, a                            Should a conflict of interest be perceived by
             reasonable opportunity to prepare and present                              any party involved, the Appeal Review
             information that the University Conduct Code                               Committee will decide whether any member
             was violated or that academic action was                                   will be replaced. The Dean will appoint a
             warranted, and giving the involved student a                               new member at the recommendation of the
             reasonable opportunity to prepare and to present                           Committee.
             a rebuttal.                                                 6.   Appeal Review Protocol
     d. Imposition of an improper or excessive penalty                        a. In advance of the review, the Dean will supply
             Whether the sanction(s) imposed or academic                          each member with copies of the written appeal
             action taken was/were appropriate given such                         plus relevant documentation, material requested
             factors as the student‘s prior record or the usual                   by members of the Committee, and the names of
             sanction for the violation.                                          individuals who will be appearing before the
5.   If it is deemed by the appropriate Dean that an appeal                       Committee. The Dean will also forward copies to
     is warranted, the following procedures will be followed:                     the student.
     a. When possible, appeals will be heard by the                           b. The Dean will notify the student, in writing, of the
             appropriate Dean. This will generally be true for                    time and place of the Review. The student has
             decisions made on an academic departmental                           the option of being present throughout the
             level. The Dean will request from appropriate                        proceedings. The student may have an Advisor
             parties any information which will assist in the                     present from the University community, but not
             review. The student will be afforded the                             legal counsel or family/parent(s)/ guardian(s).
             opportunity to meet with the Dean if s/he                            Neither the student nor Advisor may be present
             requests, in writing, a personal meeting. The                        for Committee deliberations. All meetings will be
             Dean will inform the student of the decision within                  conducted in private.
             ten (10) working days of the final date of the                   c. The Committee will focus on information relevant
             review process. The decision of the Dean is final.                   to the appeal and not review the original case. All
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           information upon which a decision will be based           processes will be followed as set forth in established
           must be introduced into evidence at the                   program procedures.
           proceedings before the Committee; the decision
           will be based solely upon such information. It            1.   A decision reached by the judicial body or a sanction
           may call persons providing information of its own              imposed by the judicial officer may be appealed by the
           and/or hear from persons providing information                 accused students or complainants to the VPSA or
           provided by the student and by other principals                designate within five (5) working days of the decision.
           involved. The Chair may limit the number of                    Such appeals shall be in writing and shall be delivered
           persons providing information to be heard, and                 to the VPSA or designate and should include a
           may require statements in advance. Individuals,                description of the grounds for appeal sufficiently
           however, cannot be compelled to testify. The                   detailed for the VPSA or designate to decide whether
           Committee may also require the Dean to produce                 a review would appropriately serve the student and the
           University, student, or other records as permitted             University. Students or a student organization's
           by law.                                                        representative may also appeal a decision denying
     d. Unless deadlines have been extended by the                        readmission to the University or re-registration of a
           Dean, the final findings and recommendations of                student organization. Failure to file a written request
           the Committee will be forwarded to the Dean no                 for an appeal within the allotted time will render the
           later than thirty (30) working days subsequent to              original decision final and conclusive.
           the Committee's first meeting. The report will            2.   The VPSA or designate will make a determination
           consist of a summary of the reviews, evidence                  whether grounds are present in the petition to warrant
           presented, and recommendations of the                          a review. This decision is generally based on the
           Committee.                                                     merit(s) of the cause outlined in the petition as
     e. The Dean will make a decision and report it to all                described below, and/or the weight of the
           parties involved within ten (10) working days of               consequences on the student and the University. The
           receipt of the Committee's findings and                        appeal is not intended to afford a full rehearing of the
           recommendations. The decision of the Dean will                 case but to serve as a method of reviewing the written
           be final.                                                      content and grounds for appeal submitted by the
7.   If an appeal is upheld by the Appeal Review                          student. The VPSA or designate will inform the student
     Committee, the matter may be remanded to the                         in writing of the decision within ten (10) working days
     original academic review officer for re-opening of the               of the receipt of the appeal.
     review and reconsideration of the original finding              3.   Grounds for Appeal:
     and/or sanction(s). A new academic review officer may                a. A reasonable claim of substantive miscarriage of
     be assigned as determined appropriate by the Dean.                         justice
8.   In cases involving appeals by students accused of                          Whether the decision reached was based on
     violating the University Conduct Code, review of the                       substantial information, that is, whether the facts
     sanctions by the Appeal Review Committee may not                           in the case were sufficient to establish that a
     result in a more severe sanction(s) for the accused                        violation of the University Conduct Code
     student. Instead, following an appeal, the Dean may,                       occurred or the sanction was applied without
     upon review of the case, reduce, but not increase, the                     prejudice.
     sanctions imposed by the academic review officer.                    b. Relevant new evidence
9.   In cases involving appeals by persons other than                           To consider new information, sufficient to alter a
     students accused of violating the University Conduct                       decision, or other relevant facts not brought out
     Code, the Dean may, upon review of the case, reduce                        in the original review, because the person
     or increase the sanctions imposed by the academic                          appealing did not know such information and/or
     review officer or remand the case to the original                          facts at the time of the original review.
     academic review officer.                                                   Information is not considered new evidence if the
                                                                                student did not attend the original hearing or
D. Disciplinary Appeals                                                         voluntarily withheld information during the original
                                                                                review.
Disciplinary appeals will be submitted to the VPSA or                           c. Material procedural irregularities
designate, except that in cases in which the accused                                  Whether the original review was conducted
student is enrolled at UNECOM or COP where appeal                                     fairly in light of the information presented,
                                                                                      and in conformity with prescribed
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                procedures, providing the complaining                                  recommendation of the Committee.
                party, a reasonable opportunity to prepare            6.   Appeal Review Protocol
                and present information that the University                a. In advance of the review, the VPSA or designate
                Conduct Code was violated, and giving the                        will supply each member with copies of the
                involved student a reasonable opportunity                        written appeal plus relevant documentation,
                to prepare and to present a rebuttal.                            material requested by members of the
          d.    Imposition of an improper or excessive                           Committee, and the names of individuals who will
                penalty                                                          be appearing before the Committee. The VPSA
                Whether the sanction(s) imposed was/were                         or designate will also forward copies to the
                appropriate given such factors as the                            student.
                student‘s prior record or the usual sanction               b. The VPSA or Dean will notify the student, in
                for the violation.                                               writing, of the time and place of the Review. The
                                                                                 student has the option of being present
5.   If it is deemed by the VPSA or designate that an                            throughout the proceedings. The student may
     appeal is warranted, the following procedures will be                       have an Advisor present from the University
     followed:                                                                   community, but not legal counsel or
     a. When possible, appeals will be heard by the                              family/parent(s)/ guardian(s). Neither the student
            VPSA or designate. This will generally be true for                   nor Advisor may be present for Committee
            cases handled by judicial officers. The VPSA or                      deliberations. All meetings will be conducted in
            designate will request from appropriate parties                      private.
            any information which will assist in the review.               c. The Committee will focus on information relevant
            The student will be afforded the opportunity to                      to the appeal and not review the original case. All
            meet with the VPSA or designate if s/he                              information upon which a decision will be based
            requests, in writing, a personal meeting. The                        must be introduced into evidence at the
            VPSA or designate will inform the student of the                     proceedings before the Committee; the decision
            decision within ten (10) working days of the final                   will be based solely upon such information. It
            date of the review process. The decision of the                      may call persons providing information of its own
            VPSA or designate.                                                   and/or hear from persons providing information
     b. If the VPSA or designate deems that the appeal                           provided by the student and by other principals
            would be better addressed by a committee, an                         involved. The Chair may limit the number of
            appropriate appeal committee will be convened                        persons providing information to be heard, and
            and a review will be conducted. Composition of                       may require statements in advance. Individuals,
            the Appeal Review Committee will be as follows:                      however, cannot be compelled to testify. The
            i)   Disciplinary Appeal Review Committee                            Committee may also require the VPSA or
                 1. Three (3) faculty or administrators                          designate to produce University, student, or other
                 2. Two (2) students from the accused                            records as permitted by law.
                       student‘s college                                   d. Unless deadlines have been extended by the
                 3. Designate of the VPSA [ex officio                            VPSA or designate, the final findings and
                       member] who serves as chair                               recommendations of the Committee will be
            ii) Persons may not serve on an Appeal                               forwarded to the VPSA or designate no later than
                 Review Committee unless they can be                             thirty (30) working days subsequent to the
                 available for the entire review process.                        Committee's first meeting. The report will consist
            iii) A person may not serve as a member of the                       of a summary of the reviews, evidence
                 Appeal Review Committee if s/he is the                          presented, and recommendations of the
                 complainant, is to be a person providing                        Committee.
                 information for or against the accused                    e. The VPSA or designate will make a decision and
                 student, or has been involved in any                            report it to all parties involved within ten (10)
                 capacity in events leading to the appeal.                       working days of receipt of the Committee's
                 Should a conflict of interest be perceived by                   findings and recommendations. The decision of
                 any party involved, the Appeal Review                           the VPSA or designate will be final.
                 Committee will decide whether any member             7.   If an appeal is upheld by the Appeal Review
                 will be replaced. The VPSA or designate                   Committee, the matter may be remanded to the
                 will appoint a new member at the                          original judicial body for re-opening of the review and
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     reconsideration of the original finding and/or                    decide the case independently, after providing the
     sanction(s). A new judicial body may be assigned as               complainant and the involved student with an opportunity to
     determined appropriate by the VPSA or designate.                  be heard.
8.   In cases involving appeals by students accused of
     violating the University Conduct Code, review of the                            ARTICLE VI: INTERPRETATION
     sanctions by the Appeal Review Committee may not
     result in a more severe sanction(s) for the accused               Any question of interpretation regarding the University
     student. Instead, following an appeal, the VPSA or                Conduct Code shall be referred to the VPSA for final
     designate may, upon review of the case, reduce, but               determination.
     not increase, the sanctions imposed by the judicial               .
     body.
9.   In cases involving appeals by persons other than                  UNIVERSITY CONDUCT RELATED
     students accused of violating the University Conduct              POLICIES
     Code, the VPSA or designate may, upon review of the
     case, reduce or increase the sanctions imposed by the             ADMINISTRATIVE MANDATORY MEDICAL LEAVE OF
     judicial body or remand the case to the original judicial         ABSENCE POLICY
     body.                                                             In certain circumstances where it is determined that a
                                                                       student‘s physical or mental condition presents a direct
E.   Student Conduct Records                                           threat of substantial harm to himself or herself or others, the
                                                                       Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students or
Student Conduct Records and related files are maintained               designate, in consultation with appropriate health
by the VPSA in the Student Affairs offices and/or                      professionals, may impose a Mandatory Medical Leave of
Department of Residential Education and Housing on each                Absence. The terms of the Leave of Absence and the policy
campus. Student conduct records/files are maintained                   in its entirety will be provided to the student at the time any
under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act                    Leave of Absence is imposed. Students may obtain a copy
(FERPA).                                                               of the policy from the Office of the Vice President for
                                                                       Student             Affairs        or         online          at
           ARTICLE V: HOLDOVER PROCESS                                 http://www.une.edu/studentlife/handbook

If an incident under review occurred during the semester but
could not be resolved prior to the end of the semester of              ALCOHOL AND DRUG POLICY
enrollment, the judicial officer shall review the complaint and        The University of New England has adopted a public health
determine potential violations of the University Conduct               philosophy regarding alcohol and other drugs. Policies,
Code. A preliminary decision will then be mailed to the                guidelines, judicial responses and systems of assistance
student‘s permanent address indicating the charges and                 have been framed to support that philosophy. UNE seeks to
sanction(s). The accused student shall have the option to              create a campus environment that promotes healthy,
accept the administrative decision, or to request a meeting            responsible living; affirms civility; and is consistent with
with the judicial officer to review the case. The accused              federal and state law and institutional regulations governing
student must notify the judicial officer in writing of her/his         behavior. The University provides clear statements of
intent within 15 calendar days of the date noted on the                expectations to members of the community. The University
decision letter. If the student does not respond, the decision         is also committed to assisting those individuals exhibiting
will be considered final, and not subject to appeal.                   behaviors reflecting misuse or abuse of alcohol and other
Exceptions to this deadline and to the right of appeal may             drugs through the availability of assessment and referral
be granted by the VPSA, if a student was not able to receive           mechanisms. At the same time, it should be understood that
notification based on extenuating conditions, such as foreign          being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be
travel, military service, etc.                                         accepted as an excuse for violations of the University
                                                                       Conduct Code or Policies.
In the event where the judicial officer believes that
disciplinary suspension or disciplinary dismissal could be an          The University of New England does not permit, or condone
outcome, the VPSA may either (1) schedule a judicial                   the illicit or unauthorized possession (including empty
review to occur at the earliest reasonable opportunity (which          alcohol containers), use, manufacturing, consumption, sale,
may include the beginning of the next semester) or (2)                 or distribution of illicit drugs and/or alcohol by students or

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employees on University-owned or controlled property or as            3.   Alcohol will not be served at events deemed high
part of any University sponsored activity. Students are                    risk for injury or liability.
personally responsible for conforming their behavior to               4.   Common source containers of alcohol such as
federal, state and local laws and the University's Alcohol                 kegs, "beer balls", or punch bowls, are only
and Drug Policy. The University respects students' privacy                 permitted at approved events and on licensed
and autonomy and assumes that they will behave legally                     premises. Alcohol-filled fruit, beer-funnels, or
and responsibly. In keeping with the University‘s                          other devices designed to promote binge
commitment to public health as related to alcohol and other                consumption are not permitted at any time.
drug use/abuse, when violations of law and/or policy come             5.   Drinking games, involving the consumption of
to the attention of University officials, appropriate                      alcoholic beverages, are prohibited.
disciplinary action will be taken, up to and including
suspension or dismissal, and may include notification of              6.   Social events at which alcohol is served or
parent or guardian. Such disciplinary action may include                   available, whether occurring on University
any of the sanctions defined under ―Sanctions.‖ In addition                property or sponsored by recognized University
these persons may be referred to proper law enforcement                    groups or organizations, must adhere to the
authorities for prosecution. All controlled substances and                 following:
paraphernalia found or taken by University officials in their              a. All events must be registered at least
official capacity are turned over to the police department of                     twenty-one (21) calendar days in advance
jurisdiction. University Safety and Security Reports                              with the Assistant Dean for Community Life
describing how the University came into possession of the                         (Biddeford Campus-BC) or the Director of
materials are also provided to the police department of                           Community and Student Life (Portland
jurisdiction. These reports can be the basis of a summons to                      Campus-PC) (See Section D for further
court or arrest of the student.                                                   information.)
                                                                           b. No student events in the residence halls
Any faculty, staff member or student employee engaged in                          may have alcohol available.
activities supported by a federal grant or contract must              c.   Alcoholic beverages may not be a focus of a
report any criminal conviction related to possession or use                registered event.
of a controlled substance in the workplace, to the Office of          d.   Public advertising of any event, on or off campus,
Human Resources of the University of New England within                    may not imply that a focus of the event is the
five (5) calendar days of conviction. The term "conviction"                consumption of alcohol.
means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere)        e.   All advertising must be approved by the Assistant
and/or imposition of a sentence by any judicial body                       Dean of Community Life (BC) or the Director of
charged with the responsibility to determine violations of                 Community and Student Life (PC). Advertising
federal or state criminal drug statutes. The University is                 will not portray drinking as contributing to
obligated to notify the appropriate federal contracting                    personal, academic, or social success of
agency within ten (10) days of receipt of notice of an                     students. Alcohol advertising will not associate
employee‘s conviction.                                                     beverage alcohol with increased sexual prowess,
                                                                           athletic ability, or with the performance of tasks
                                                                           requiring skill or skilled reactions such as the
A.   University Alcohol Policy                                             operation of a motor vehicle.
All campus alcohol regulations are applicable to all                  f.   Registered events must provide equally
University Students and their visitors.                                    accessible non alcoholic beverages and food,
     1. Intoxication will not be accepted as a defense or                  while the alcoholic beverages are being served
           an excuse for not abiding by federal, state or                  or available.
           local laws and University regulations or                   g.   Serving alcoholic beverages to an obviously
           guidelines.                                                     inebriated person is prohibited and unlawful.
     2. Intoxication which interferes with or disrupts the            h.   Sponsors of events are responsible for
           campus life of others, or necessitates staff                    compliance with University policies, for cleanup,
           intervention or medical attention (as determined                and damages.
           by University staff) is prohibited.



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     i.    Signs and promotional items (such as t-shirts,           10. Alcoholic beverages may not be discounted in price at
           mugs, etc.) which advertise products containing              any University-sponsored event.
           alcohol are not permitted.
     j.    Visibly intoxicated students/guests will not be          Specific to Residence Halls:
           permitted to enter an event and/or will be               General Policies
           removed from an event once identified.
                                                                    11. Open alcohol containers are not permitted in hallways,
1.   Alcohol served at registered campus events may not                 lounges, bathrooms, stairwells or any other common
     be taken from the premises, as defined by the lawfully             areas.
     posted and controlling Maine State liquor license,
     where it is served.                                            12. Displays that contain content regarding alcohol or
                                                                        drugs may not be placed in areas of public view, such
2.   Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed on campus                  as room/suite windows facing out and room/suite door
     outdoors, unless served at an event sanctioned by the              exteriors. This includes but is not limited to neon signs
     University and licensed by the Maine State Liquor                  and posters. All decisions about public view
     Commission for the dispensing and consumption of                   compliance rest with the Residence Education and
     alcoholic beverages. The consumption of alcohol or                 Housing Professional Staff or designate.
     the possession of an open alcohol container is
     prohibited in all public places.
3.   Alcohol may not be given as a prize or promotion for           ―Under Age” Resident Policies
     contests, raffles, games, scavenger hunts, or other            13. Students, or their guests, under the age of twenty-one
     such activities.                                                    (21) may not possess and/or consume alcohol in a
4.   Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited                    residence hall room/suite.
     during University sponsored activities requiring               14. Students, or their guests, under the age of twenty-one
     coordination and good judgment for safety, such as                  (21) may not be present in a residence hall room/suite
     water related activities, hiking trips, etc.                        in which alcohol is open and/or being consumed.
5.   Alcohol may not be consumed or possessed by groups             15. The possession of alcoholic beverage containers in
     or individuals in University vehicles or any University             ―under age‖ student rooms/suites, unless the
     public area, including but not limited to: classrooms,              roommate is ―of age‖, either full or empty, will be taken
     laboratories, restrooms, offices, library, cafeteria,               as a presumption of use and possession, and as such
     Health Centers, Campus Center, lobbies and reception                are not permitted, even for decorative or display
     areas, or at a University sponsored event off campus                purposes. ―Underage students‖ may not permit ―of
     unless an event is registered and approved for that                 age‖ guests to possess or consume alcohol in their
     location and complies with all University rules and                 room/suite.
     regulations.                                                   ―Of Age” Resident Policies
6.   Underage students and/or guests may not consume,               16. Alcohol may be consumed by students who are
     be in possession of, or be in the presence of alcoholic            twenty-one (21) years of age (or older) in an ―of age‖
     beverages on University property or at University-                 student‘s room/suite only. There can be one (1) open
     sponsored events. Underage students may be in the                  container per ―of age‖ person in the room and no
     presence of alcoholic beverages only if an event is                underage students may be in possession of alcohol or
     located in an officially licensed space on campus.                 present while it is being consumed.
7.   Providing alcohol to students or guests under the age          17. ―Of age‖ students may not possess in his/her
     of twenty-one (21) is expressly prohibited.                        room/suite more alcohol than would be reasonably
8.   Students shall not force or deceive another to                     consumed in a 24-hour period by one individual.
     consume alcohol or drugs, or conspire to force or
                                                                    18. Empty alcohol containers may be present in an ―of
     deceive another to consume alcohol or drugs, or
                                                                        age‖ student‘s room/suite as long as they are not used
     knowing of such deception or force, fail to take direct
                                                                        for decorative or display purposes.
     action to stop the incident.
9.   Students shall not serve or provide alcohol or drugs to
     another who is visibly intoxicated or under the                “Mixed Age” Resident Policies
     influence of alcohol or drugs.
                                                                    19. If ―of age‖ student(s) are living with ―under age‖
                                                                        roommate(s), the ―under age‖ roommate(s) may be

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     present where there are open containers, but no other                 drugs dispensed to them pursuant to a lawful
     ―under age‖ students may be present. The ―under                       prescription(s).
     age‖ student(s) may not consume alcohol.
20. ―Under age‖ students may not permit ―of age‖ students             All drugs are subject to side effects, some of which may be
    or guests to consume alcohol or be in possession of               immediately life threatening. Many prescription drugs, when
    alcohol in their room/suite.                                      combined with alcohol or other substances, may lead to
21. If ―of age‖ student(s) are living with ―under age‖                harmful or fatal effects. Prescription drugs are dispensed
    roommates, they may store a reasonable amount of                  within stringent guidelines for treatment, prevention, and
    alcohol, defined above, in his/her personal bedroom               monitoring of an individual‘s specific condition. Attention to
    refrigerator.                                                     possible side effects is part of the educational and healing
                                                                      process. Prescription drugs are not to be shared even with
                                                                      those known to be on a similar prescription. Ramifications
B.   UNE Illegal Drug Policy                                          can be detrimental, as they may alter conditions leading to
                                                                      improper testing and/or treatment and could therefore be
                                                                      life-threatening.
1.   Students shall not possess, make, grow, furnish, sell,
     trade or conduct any other form of transaction of any
     illegal drug or possess, use, sell, manufacture or               D.   Event and Campus Center Alcohol Policies
     advertise drug paraphernalia.         Paraphernalia is
     defined as all items created for the express purpose of
     using illegal drugs or as items, such as Hookahs,                1.   Alcohol is available as a regular service at the snack
     which although designed for another purpose, are                      bar. Alcohol should not be included in advertising for
     frequently used in the consumption of illegal drugs.                  events.
2.   Being under the influence of any illegal drug will not be        2.   No common source containers, kegs, "beer balls",
     accepted as a defense or an excuse for not abiding by                 punch bowls, alcohol filled fruit, etc., will be available
     federal, state or local laws and the University Conduct               during any event, except as controlled by liquor license
     Code, Policies, or guidelines.                                        holder.
3.   The presence of smoke or other types of residue,                 3.   Each person of lawful age may purchase only one
     including but not limited to seeds, stems, strong odor                alcoholic beverage at a time.
     as determined by University staff, from illegal drugs            4.   Only persons who are of legal drinking age and
     provides justifiable grounds for disciplinary action.                 provide appropriate forms of ID may purchase and/or
4.   Displays that contain content regarding alcohol or                    consume alcohol. Appropriate forms of ID include
     drugs may not be placed in areas of public view, such                 Maine State ID and Maine State Drivers License. The
     as room windows facing out and room door exteriors.                   liquor license holder MAY accept an out-of-state
     This includes but is not limited to neon signs, posters,              license if presented with a valid University ID. If there
     and empty container displays. All decisions about                     is any question about the authenticity of the license/ID,
     public view compliance rest with the Residential                      the liquor license holder may refuse a sale.
     Education and Housing Professional Staff or                      5.   For major events, all persons interested in consuming
     designate.                                                            alcohol must present proper ID, at each sale, and may
C.   Controlled Substance Policy                                           be required to wear an identifying wristband
                                                                           (wristbands are nontransferable), or other device,
                                                                           during the event.
1.   No person under eighteen (18) years of age shall
     purchase, possess, or use any tobacco product on                 6.   Only alcohol purchased or distributed by licensed
     University property or at any University-sponsored                    persons may be consumed or possessed in the snack
     event.                                                                bar or sanctioned service area at a approved event.
                                                                           State Law prohibits individuals from bringing their own
2.   Any person who is not a licensed pharmacist in a                      alcoholic beverages into this area.
     registered pharmacy is prohibited to manufacture,
     compound, dispense, sell, offer for sale, or have in             7.   Alcoholic beverages purchased at the snack bar may
     possession any prescription drug provided that this                   not be taken out of doors or into other Campus Center
     shall not prevent persons from possessing prescription
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      rooms, unless       such     areas    are   licensed     for        Maine Liquor Liability Act: This law makes the person
      consumption.                                                        serving alcohol personally liable in certain circumstances if
                                                                          an intoxicated person is injured, or injures another, as a
                                                                          result of the alcohol consumed.
E.    Scheduling and Approval Procedures for Events
      with Alcohol
                                                                          Drunk and Disorderly: The University will not tolerate
                                                                          disruptive or disorderly behavior. The use of alcohol is never
There are many reasons why events with alcohol that occur                 an acceptable defense or excuse for disruptive or
on campus must be scheduled. It is important for the                      destructive behavior.
planners of the event to insure that they are well versed in
University policy regarding the service of alcohol, including
providing non-alcoholic alternatives and food, and insuring               Federal Drug Free-School and Campuses Regulations:
necessary security for the event. Events submitted for                    These regulations require the University to implement
approval are evaluated individually, based on the nature of               programs and policies to prevent the unlawful possession,
each event. A ―closed event‖ may be evaluated using a                     use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students
different standard than a University-wide event. The major                and employees, and to provide notice of such programs and
reason for this scheduling procedure is to confirm that the               policies to students and employees.
responsibility for the event is that of the sponsor and not that
of the University. By having the sponsor sign the UNE
Events Requesting Alcohol Registration Form, he/she is                    ALCOHOL AND DRUG EDUCATION AND ASSISTANCE
accepting the conditions as stated on Event Registration                  The University is committed to raising awareness about
Form. All events must be registered at least twenty-one                   alcohol and other drug-related issues.          Educational
(21) calendar days in advance with the Assistant Dean for                 programming will be scheduled throughout the year. The
Community Life (BC) or the Director of Community and                      University encourages participation of community members.
Student Life (PC) (See Section D for further information.)

                                                                          University Counseling Services are available to all students
F.    University's Relationship to Students                               and can provide confidential assessment and referral for
In regard to alcohol and other drug use, the University                   students who are experiencing alcohol or drug dependency
realizes that students are adults who are ultimately                      problems, or to discuss any concerns students may have
responsible for their own behavior. Failure to comply with                about their own or someone else's alcohol or other drug
the University Alcohol and Drug Policy will result in                     dependency. The University, through the Human Resources
appropriate actions and/or disciplinary sanctions, including              Department and the Employee Assistance Program, will
reporting to appropriate law enforcement authorities.                     assist any employee in referral for assessment or treatment
                                                                          of any drug dependency.

ADDITIONAL         EXPLANATION             FOR     UNIVERSITY
POLICIES                                                                  Hospital Emergency Department
Fake I.D. Law: This law makes it illegal for a person to                  Southern Maine Medical Center at (207) 283-7100 or Maine
present false identification in order to obtain alcohol. It is not        Medical Center at (207)662-2381
only illegal to serve an underage person, but it is also illegal          These health care units can provide immediate medical care
for an underage person to use a false ID to obtain alcohol.               in the event that a student or guest may have ingested too
Persons falsifying Maine State driver's licenses or liquor                much alcohol.
identification cards may be charged with falsification, or
forgery.
                                                                          University Health Care
                                                                          (207) 602-2358 (BC) or (207) 221-4242 (PC)
Underage Serving Law: It is illegal for persons or
organizations to provide alcohol to an underage person or to              They may provide referral and advice regarding campus and
provide a place for underage persons to consume alcohol.                  community resources.



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Counseling Services                                                         sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other
(207) 602-2549 (BC) or (207) 221-4550 (PC)                                  verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when:

Counseling Services provides individual counseling or                       a.   Submission to such conduct is made explicitly or
referrals to University students who may be struggling with                      implicitly a term or condition of an individual's
their own or a friend‘s use of alcohol or drugs.                                 employment or academic status; or
                                                                            b.   Submission to or rejection of such conduct is
                                                                                 used as the basis for decisions affecting that
Residential Education and Housing Staff (Resident Advisor                        individual's academic standing or employment; or
or Professional Staff)
                                                                            c.   Such conduct has the purpose or effect of
Individual R.A. extension or (207) 602-2272 (BC) for                             interfering with an individual's educational
Housing or (207) 221-4267 (PC) for Housing.                                      experience or work performance, or creates an
They can provide immediate support and response, make                            intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment,
arrangements as necessary for emergency services, and                            educational, or living environment.
provide advice regarding university and community
resources.
                                                                       2.   Harassment on the basis of race, color, disabling
                                                                            conditions, religion, age, sex, citizenship, ancestry,
Pastoral Support                                                            national origin, or sexual orientation occurs when the
                                                                            conduct of a person or persons has the purpose or
The Student Affairs Office 602-2372 (BC) or 221-4212 (PC)
                                                                            effect of interfering with an individual's educational
serves as a resource to help with referrals to
                                                                            experience or work performance, or creates an
campus/community resources.
                                                                            intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment,
                                                                            educational, or living environment.
DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT POLICY
                                                                       3.   Discrimination means to make an illegal distinction in
                                                                            treatment of or to adversely affect one‘s status as an
I. Policy
                                                                            employee or student based upon race, color, sex,
A. University Policy on Harassment                                          marital status, veteran status, citizenship, disability,
Consistent with state and federal law, the University of New                religion, age, ancestry, national origin, or sexual
England does not, under any circumstances, tolerate or                      orientation.
condone discrimination, including but not limited to the
harassment of its employees or students on the basis of
                                                                       II. Procedures
race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, ancestry, national
origin, or sexual orientation. In keeping with efforts to              A. Informal Resolution
promote and maintain an environment in which the dignity               The VPSA and the Affirmative Action Officer/Assistant Vice
and worth of all people is respected, the University of New            President of Human Resources have considerable training
England considers discrimination against students and                  and expertise in discussing concerns about discrimination
employees unacceptable and cause for disciplinary action,              and harassment, and can serve as resources for people
up to and including dismissal from the University.                     seeking to informally resolve concerns. They can help to
                                                                       identify alternative ways of resolving the problem, and may
                                                                       also help the complainant to draft a formal statement of
The University of New England is fully committed to
                                                                       grievance.
procedures that will protect the rights and dignity of all
concerned parties, in both the prevention and investigation
of allegations of discrimination and harassment.                       B. Formal Complaint
                                                                       A formal complaint should be filed with one of the
B. Definitions                                                         University's complaint officers, who are the Affirmative
                                                                       Action Officer/Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
1.   Sexual harassment may involve the behavior of a
                                                                       and the VPSA.           Normally, the Affirmative Action
     person of either sex that affects a person of the
                                                                       Officer/Assistant Vice President of Human Resources is
     opposite or same sex, and is defined as unwelcome

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expected to investigate complaints involving employees,                B. Protection of the Accused
and the VPSA is expected to investigate complaints                     The accused will be informed of the investigation in a timely
involving students.                                                    manner and will be given an opportunity to respond.
                                                                       A complainant found to have been intentionally dishonest or
The complaint officer shall immediately begin an                       malicious in making the allegations may be subject to
investigation. The purpose of the investigation is to                  disciplinary action.
determine whether a violation of this policy has occurred.
The complaint officer has an obligation to conduct a
thorough and objective investigation in a timely fashion,              C. Protecting Both Parties
assuring appropriate confidentiality and assuring that the             To the extent possible, the proceedings will be conducted in
accused has a full opportunity to respond to allegations.              a manner to protect the confidentiality of both parties.


At the conclusion of the investigation involving complaints            D. Maine Human Rights Act
against an employee, the active complaint officer will, in
                                                                       There is a legal complaint procedure available under the
consultation with the other complaint officer, submit a written
                                                                       Maine Human Rights Act. A complaint must be filed with the
report of findings and recommendations to the appropriate
                                                                       Maine Human Rights Commission within six months after
Senior Administrator. That Senior Administrator shall act on
                                                                       the event giving rise to the complaint. The Maine Human
the report and take corrective action as appropriate. The
                                                                       Rights Commission may be contacted at the following
Senior Administrator shall consult with the President before
                                                                       address and telephone number:
any decision on action is made. Upon completion of the
proceedings, the parties will be promptly informed of the
results of the investigation and the outcome of the                                Maine Human Rights Commission
proceedings to the extent permitted by law. In complaints
against a student, the judicial procedures as outlined in                          State House Station 51
Article IV of the Student Conduct Code will apply.                                 Augusta, ME 04333
                                                                                   207-624-6050
C. Appeals Process
The right to appeal the Senior Administrator‘s decision is             IV. Clinical, Field Placement or Third Party Study
available to the complainant or the respondent, as follows:            Abroad Sites
1.   Students may appeal through the established appeals               A.    Definition
     process described in the Student Handbook;
                                                                       The University of New England will not tolerate or condone
2.   Employees may appeal by use of the grievance                      harassment (as defined above) of or by its students or
     procedure described in the Faculty or Personnel                   employees in Clinical Field Placement sites, or in any
     Handbooks, as appropriate.                                        location affiliated with the University academic program of a
                                                                       student.
III. Confidentiality
A. Protection of Complainant                                           Harassment of any student or employee of the University of
                                                                       New England shall not be tolerated from any field or clinical
Except when necessary to comply with the University‘s                  instructor, employee, UNE student, recipient of services, or
obligations under state and federal law, investigations of             representative of the clinical/field affiliated site. Nor, will the
complaints will be initiated only with the complainant's               University of New England tolerate any harassment by a
consent. The complainant will be informed of steps taken               University of New England student or employee involving an
during the investigation. All reasonable action will be taken          employee, UNE student, or recipient of services at an
to assure that the complainant, and those speaking on                  affiliated site.
behalf of the complainant or supporting the complainant in
other ways, will suffer no retaliation as the result of their
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B.    Procedures                                                         the case of serious mitigating circumstances or egregiously
When a student or employee believes he/she has been the                  offensive behavior. Neither the complaint officers nor any
object of harassment in the clinical or field setting, the               appeals body or judicial officer will deviate from the range of
student or employee should notify the clinical/field                     recommended sanctions unless compelling justification
supervisor and the VPSA or the Affirmative Action                        exists to do so.
Officer/Assistant Vice President of Human Resources. The
student or employee may pursue an Informal Resolution or                 In all cases of harassment or discrimination, the decision
file a Formal Complaint (see Part II, Procedures, above). In             involving a student/employee in a clinical or field placement
the case of a Formal Complaint, the University has no                    site is considered an academic, personnel, or disciplinary
authority to compel participation by individuals not students            decision. If the student disagrees with the decision with
at or employees of the University, but the complaint officer             sufficient reason (as defined in appeals procedures), the
will seek the cooperation of those individuals as part of the            student may use the Academic or Disciplinary Appeals
investigation. The complaint officer, in consultation with the           Policy and Process as described in the Student Handbook.
student or employee, will notify the clinical site or field              An employee may use grievance procedures as described
setting of the complaint so that action may be taken under               in the Personnel Handbook.
that site's or setting's harassment policy, and may defer the
University's investigation, in consultation with the
complaining student or employee, pending the results of the              HAZING POLICY
clinical site or field setting investigation.
                                                                         The University of New England supports Maine State Law
                                                                         and does not condone or tolerate any acts of hazing. Any
When a complaint is received regarding the behavior of a                 such acts, on or off University property or at University
University of New England student or employee, the person                affiliates, are expressly prohibited. In accordance with the
receiving the complaint will notify the clinical/field supervisor        Maine Prohibition of Hazing Law, UNE will impose severe
and the VPSA or the Affirmative Action Officer/Assistant                 sanctions to those individuals found responsible for being in
Vice President of Human Resources. The University will                   violation of the Hazing Policy. Individuals should understand
conduct its own investigation independent of any                         that disciplinary action by the University does not offer
investigation conducted by the clinical site or field setting. In        protection from civil or criminal action or penalties.
conducting the investigation, the complaint officer will seek
to speak directly with the complainant, but where
circumstances warrant may rely upon information received                 A. Definition
in writing or from supervisory personnel at the clinical site or         Hazing is defined as any act directed toward a student, or
field setting.                                                           any coercion or intimidation of a student to act or to
                                                                         participate in or submit to any act when:
V. SANCTION/RESOLUTION STATEMENT                                         1.   Such act is likely or would be perceived by a
                                                                              reasonable person as likely to cause physical or
                                                                              emotional injury to any person; hazing also includes
A. Any student or employee found responsible of sexual                        any act designed to or the result of which is to produce
exploitation or sexual harassment will receive a                              mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment,
recommended sanction ranging from warning to expulsion,                       harassment, or ridicule; or
depending on the severity of the incident, and taking into               2.   Such act is a condition of initiation into, admission into,
account any previous disciplinary infractions.*                               continued membership in, or association with any
                                                                              organization.
B. In some instances, the affiliated site and the complaint              3.   The definition(s) will be applied to the activities of all
officers will determine that the involved student or employee                 student organizations and organizations comprised of
should be placed in an alternate affiliated site or removed                   students.
from any affiliated site.                                                4.   Hazing applies to activities and behaviors, regardless
                                                                              of whether the initiators are prospective or active
                                                                              members, and regardless of whether the victims are
* The complaint officers reserve the right to broaden or
                                                                              prospective or active members.
lessen any range of sanctions or recommended sanctions in

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                                                                     entities, in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Regulations
5.   Hazing applies to activities and behaviors, regardless          promulgated pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability
     of whether participation was voluntary or required.             and Accountability Act of 1996 and applicable state laws.

                                                                     The Policies contained in this manual are intended to
B. Responsibilities                                                  provide guidance to UNE personnel and students in regard
1.   A person is responsible for violating the University‘s          to the protection and enhancement of the privacy rights of
     Hazing Policy if such person:                                   eligible participants by
     a.    Knowingly participates as an actor in any student         (a) establishing rules related to the internal and external use
           hazing; or                                                and disclosure of Protected Health Information;
     b.    Is present at or otherwise has direct knowledge           (b) affording eligible participants access and information
           of any student hazing and fails to report such            regarding the use and disclosure of their protected health
           hazing to the VPSA or designate.                          information; and
                                                                     (c) implementing administrative procedures intended to
2.   A group or organization is responsible of violating the
                                                                     assist eligible participants and UNE personnel to effectuate
     Hazing Policy if it:
                                                                     these                                                  Policies.
     a.    Knowingly permits or condones student hazing;
           or                                                        MOTOR VEHICLE POLICY, SPEED LIMIT AND PARKING
     b.    Knowingly or negligently fails to take reasonable         POLICIES 15 miles per hour is the maximum speed limit on
           measures within the scope of its authority to             campus. Students violating the campus speed limit or
           prevent student hazing; or                                operating their vehicle in an unsafe manner are subject to
                                                                     the judicial process and the loss of campus parking
     c.    Fails to report to the VPSA, or designate, any
                                                                     privileges. Complete parking policies may be found on the
           hazing reported to it by others or of which it
                                                                     Safety           and            Security           webpage,
           otherwise has knowledge.
                                                                     http://www.une.edu/studentlife/security/parking.asp

C.   Consent                                                         MOTOR VEHICLE POLICY, SPEED LIMIT AND PARKING
The implied or express consent of any person toward whom             POLICIES
an act of hazing is directed will not be a defense in any            15 miles per hour is the maximum speed limit on campus.
action brought under this section.                                   Students violating the campus speed limit or operating their
                                                                     vehicle in an unsafe manner are subject to the judicial
                                                                     process and the loss of campus parking privileges.
D.   Penalties                                                       Complete parking policies may be found on the Safety and
                                                                     Security                                           webpage,
Violation of the Hazing Policy may result in suspension,
                                                                     http://www.une.edu/studentlife/security/parking.cfm .
expulsion, or other disciplinary action or, in the case of an
organization or group, revocation of permission to operate
on campus or the denial of other benefits.
                                                                     SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY
                                                                     The University of New England will not tolerate and prohibits
HEALTH         INSURANCE            PORTABILITY    and               all forms of sexual misconduct including rape, acquaintance
ACCOUNTIBILITY (HIPAA)                                               rape and sexual assault in any form. These acts are against
The Full HIPAA Policy and Manual may be found online at              Maine State Law and a violation of the University Conduct
http://www.une.edu/its/policy/hipaa.cfm .                            Code. If there is reason to believe that the University of New
                                                                     England policies prohibiting sexual misconduct of any kind
It shall be the policy of the University of New England to           have been violated, the administration will pursue
protect and safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI)             disciplinary action through the appropriate University
created, acquired, maintained or inspected by units                  procedure.
classified as covered entities and for clinical training
programs at UHC, the Community OT Clinic, Division of                A. Definitions
Aging or Dental Hygiene Clinic or at other affiliated covered        Sexual Misconduct offenses include, but are not limited to:

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                                                                      penetration by a penis, object, tongue, or finger, and oral
1.   Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse (or attempts to                copulation (mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth
     commit same)                                                     contact)
2.   Non-Consensual Sexual Contact (or attempts to                    Sexual Touching
     commit same)                                                     Sexual touching is any contact with the breasts, buttock,
3.   Sexual Exploitation                                              groin, or genitals, or touching another with any of these
4.   Sexual Harassment                                                body parts, or making a student touch another, or
                                                                      themselves, with or on any of these body parts.
Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse:
Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse is any sexual                       Consent
intercourse (anal, oral, or vaginal), however slight, by a man        Consent is informed, freely and actively given, mutually
or woman upon a man or a woman, without effective                     understandable words or actions which indicate a
consent.                                                              willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual
                                                                      activity. There is no consent if it results from the use of
Non-Consensual Sexual Contact:                                        physical force, threats, intimidation, coercion, or the person
Non-Consensual Sexual Contact is any intentional sexual               giving consent is incapacitated. Consent, once freely and
touching (including disrobing or exposure), however slight,           actively given, may be withdrawn at any time.
by a man or a woman upon a man or a woman, without
effective consent.
                                                                      Incapacitated Sex

Sexual Exploitation:                                                  Being under the influence of alcohol and/or drug(s) is never
                                                                      an excuse for violation of this policy. To have sex with
Sexual exploitation happens when a student takes non-                 someone who is known to be, or should be known to be
consensual, unjust or abusive sexual advantage of another             incapable of making a rational, reasonable decision about a
for his/her own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or                sexual situation is a violation of policy. This includes
advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, and              someone whose incapacity results from the use of alcohol
that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of the other          and/or other drug(s) or the taking of a so-called ―daterape
three sexual misconduct offenses.                                     drug.‖ Possession, use and/or distribution of any of these
                                                                      substances, including Rohypnol, Ketomine, GHB,
Examples of sexual exploitation include, but are not limited          Burundanga, etc. is prohibited, and administering one of
to, prostituting another student, nonconsensual video or              these drugs to another student for the purpose of inducing
recording of sexual activity, going beyond the boundaries of          incapacity is an offense of the most serious nature.
consent (such as letting your friends surreptitiously watch
you having consensual sex), engaging in peeping, and
knowingly transmitting an STD or HIV to another student.              SANCTION STATEMENT

Sexual Harassment:                                                         Any student found responsible of Non-Consensual
Not defined here. See Discrimination and Harassment                        Sexual Intercourse will face a recommended sanction
Policy for definitions of sexual harassment that fulfill the               of suspension or expulsion.*
requirements of Title VII and Title IX. This type of complaint
                                                                           Any student found responsible of Non-Consensual
is processed under the University of New England
                                                                           Sexual Contact (where no intercourse has occurred)
Discrimination and Harassment Policy.
                                                                           will receive a sanction ranging from warning to
                                                                           expulsion, depending on the severity of the incident,
Definition of Terms:                                                       and taking into account any previous disciplinary
Intercourse                                                                infractions.*
Intercourse is not synonymous with penetration. If it were,                Any student found responsible of sexual exploitation or
non-consensual French kissing could meet the definition of                 sexual harassment will receive a recommended
oral rape; intercourse is more limited. Intercourse includes               sanction ranging from warning to expulsion, depending
vaginal penetration by a penis, object, tongue or finger, anal

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     on the severity of the incident, and taking into account                     Security Office, the Office of Human Resources,
     any previous disciplinary infractions.*                                      and the Counseling Services.
     The University will cooperate fully with law                            e.   Information for victims about sexual misconduct
     enforcement and other agencies in the enforcement of                         and available options for dealing with an assault
     criminal law on campus and in the conditions imposed                         including reporting as a crime, invoking the
     by criminal courts for the rehabilitation of student                         University Conduct Code and/or pursuing a
     violators.                                                                   sexual harassment claim through the VPSA or
                                                                                  Human Resources Office.

*The judicial body reserves the right to broaden or lessen
                                                                             f.   Training for University personnel who might
any range of sanctions or recommended sanctions in the
                                                                                  interact with sexual misconduct victims.
case of serious mitigating circumstances or egregiously
offensive behavior. Neither the judicial body nor any appeals                g.   Coordination with campus and municipal police
body or officer will deviate from the range of recommended                        officials in responding to assaults.
sanctions unless compelling justification exists to do so.                   h.   Informational residence hall programs.
                                                                             i.   Activities and informational materials that
B. General Guidelines                                                             develop a sense of mutual responsibility among
                                                                                  University students, encouraging them to watch
                                                                                  out for one another at parties and other social
1.   The University will, upon request, provide information                       events.
     to its students regarding the following:
                                                                      4.     The University has adopted procedures that will
     a.    The University of       New    England       Sexual               encourage victims to report sexual misconduct to
           Misconduct Policy.                                                University staff and facilitate the gathering of
     b.    Data on the prevalence of these crimes and their                  information about these violations.
           frequency on campus and surrounding
           communities. See the annual ―Crime Awareness
                                                                      C.          Maine State Law and the University Conduct
           and Campus Security Act of 1990" report, also
                                                                      Code
           known as the Jeanne Cleary Act, available on
           the Safety and Security website).                          Maine State Law considers rape, gross sexual assault and
                                                                      unlawful sexual contact to be serious crimes that are
     c.    Information about the circumstances in which
                                                                      punishable by imprisonment, probation, a criminal record,
           campus rapes have occurred.
                                                                      and a monetary fine. The maximum term of imprisonment
     d.    The range of administrative, civil and criminal            for gross sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance
           penalties that can be invoked against assailants.          rape) is a definite period of imprisonment not to exceed 30
2.   The University will institute campus-wide educational            years.
     programs on sexual misconduct in order to educate all
     members of the University community.
                                                                      The University Conduct Code specifically prohibits sexual
3.   Because a college or university is a community where             misconduct. This type of unlawful conduct (rape or other
     sexual misconduct can be a particular concern, the               sexual assault) may result in reports to law enforcement
     University has established response protocols for staff          officials and/or serious sanctions under the Conduct Code,
     that assist victims of sexual misconduct. Resources              including suspension or dismissal from the University.
     include but are not limited to:
     a.    Written protocols describing       exactly     how
                                                                      D.          Incidence and Prevalence of Sexual Misconduct
           University staff should respond;
                                                                      National statistics indicate that reported sexual assaults
     b.    Access to immediate medical treatment;
                                                                      represent only some of the number that actually occur.
     c.    Access to immediate counseling support at no               Victimization surveys estimate that actual occurrences may
           additional cost;                                           be several times that number. The incidence of sexual
     d.    The services of campus-sponsored advocates                 misconduct by/between acquaintances far exceeds that of
           who are located in the Office of the VPSA,

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stranger rape and is more common among persons 18-23 of               the victim‘s rights and the victim will have input into the
age.                                                                  course of the investigation.


E.         Vulnerability of College and University Students           Hospital Emergency Department
College and university students may be more vulnerable to             Southern Maine Medical Center at (207) 283-7100 or Maine
sexual misconduct than many other groups. Nationally, the             Medical Center at (207) 662-2381
majority of reported victims and offenders are of college and         These health care units can provide immediate medical
university age, with the rate of victimization highest among          care, STD (sexually transmitted disease) testing and
the 16 to 19 year olds. Women between 20 and 24 years of              pregnancy testing and prevention.         The successful
age experience the second highest victimization rate. The             prosecution of sexual assault/rape cases often depends on
offender population shows a similar age distribution.                 physical evidence collected soon after the assault. Each
                                                                      hospital has health care providers trained to treat sexual
F. Ways to Avoid Circumstances Which Might Lead to                    assault/rape victims with attention to collecting physical
Sexual Misconduct                                                     evidence. To assure the best chance of successful
                                                                      prosecution, the victim should be advised not to wash or
1.   Accept your partner's decision—―no" means "no".                  change clothes prior to seeking immediate medical
     Don't assume that there are other meanings. Don't                treatment.
     continue after your partner says "no".
2.   Trust your intuition. If you feel you are being pressured
     into unwanted sexual relations, don't hesitate to                University Health Care
     express your unwillingness, even if it might appear              (207) 602-2358 (BC ) or (207) 221-4242(PC)
     rude.                                                            During routine Health Center hours, staff can provide
3.   Don‘t accept a drink from a stranger or leave your               immediate emergency and ongoing medical care, STD
     drink unattended.                                                (sexually transmitted disease) testing, and pregnancy
4.   Avoid illegal drugs or excessive use of alcohol. Alcohol         testing and prevention. With the victim's consent, they will
     and drugs interfere with clear thinking and effective            make arrangements with local hospitals, municipal Police
     communication. An extremely high percentage of                   Departments and Campus Security for transportation and
     sexual misconduct involves the excessive use of                  medical protocol used to provide evidence for prosecution.
     alcohol or drugs, often by both the victim and the               They will also provide referral and advice regarding campus
     offender.                                                        and community resources.


G.    Resources for Help in Responding to Sexual                      Residential Education and Housing Staff (Resident Advisor
     Misconduct                                                       or Professional Staff)

If you or a friend experience sexual misconduct, on or off            Individual R.A. extension or (207) 602-2272 (BC) for
campus, are confused and need clarification, have                     Housing or (207) 221-4267 (PC) for Housing.
questions or need help, contact:                                      They can provide immediate support and response, make
                                                                      arrangements as necessary for emergency services,
                                                                      provide advice regarding university and community
Police Department (911) or Department of Safety and                   resources, and provide intervention to assure safety.
Security (ext. 366)
Any victim of sexual misconduct should contact the Police
Department or Department of Safety and Security for                   Counseling Services
assistance in obtaining medical attention and to initiate             (207) 602-2549 (BC )or (207) 221-4233 (PC)
investigation of the crime. Those Departments can summon              Counseling Services provides individual counseling or
medical resources and criminal investigators, act as a                referrals to victims or perpetrators who are University
liaison with local law enforcement, County Attorney, and              students.
Victim/Witness Advocate, and provide referral and advice
regarding university and community resources. The
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The Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students          with is not important. Each service is designed to address
(VPSA), Associate or Assistant Dean of Students                      the specific concerns of a situation. These resources are not
(207) 602-2372 (BC) or (207) 221-4212 (PC)                           isolated, but cooperate to provide a web of support for the
                                                                     student who has experienced sexual misconduct. After the
The VPSA as well as the Assistant Dean of Students can               first contact, there is help for deciding who else might be of
provide information, advice, referrals, and informal                 assistance.
intervention to sexual misconduct victims. Alternative
responses will be shared with the victim who may not want
to press criminal charges or pursue formal judicial action           H.        Importance of Reporting Sexual Misconduct and
against the perpetrator. The VPSA monitors University                Other Sexual Assaults
response to sexual misconduct and provides adjudication of           Students who have experienced sexual misconduct in any
violations of the University Conduct Code either through             way have been victimized. The assailants are at fault and
formal administrative action or a Judicial Review Committee.         their behavior is not acceptable. In order to stop this type of
                                                                     activity, we encourage students to report what has
Pastoral support                                                     happened to them. This reporting will ensure help for the
                                                                     victim and will permit the University to proceed against the
The Student Affairs Office (207) 602-2372 (BC) or (207)              perpetrator. Mindful of the different needs of victims, there is
221-4212 (PC) serves as a resource to help with referrals to         a range of ways to report the accused student‘s behavior. A
campus/community resources.                                          complainant may pursue any or all of these options:

Planned Parenthood of Maine                                          1 )If the victim desires criminal prosecution through the
(207) 282-6620 or 1-800-230-7526                                     courts, the matter should be reported to the police. The
                                                                     County Prosecutor's Office provides a victim/witness
Can provide information about emergency contraception
                                                                     advocate whose role is to help and inform victims of sexual
and information about sexually transmitted diseases.
                                                                     violence while moving through the prosecution process. The
                                                                     University‘s Department of Safety and Security can be
Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine                   helpful in exploring this option.
24 Hours: 1-800-313-9900 or 774-3613                                 2) If the offender is a University of New England student,
                                                                     and the victim does not want to take action through the
Provides confidential hotline counseling and referral for            courts, but wants the University to take formal action against
victims of sexual misconduct. They may accompany you to              the offender, the matter should be reported to the VPSA. To
a medical facility and stay with you during an examination if        ensure equitable and thorough review with sensitivity and
you wish.                                                            respect for the rights of the victim, as well as the accused,
                                                                     the following conditions will prevail at all reviews before the
                                                                     VPSA (or designate) and at all University disciplinary
Court-Affiliated Resources
                                                                     reviews:
York County Victims/Witness Coordinator, (207) 324-8001
                                                                     a.   The victim and the accused are each parties to the
Victim Advocate, Cumberland County, (207) 871-8384                        proceedings and have the right to remain present
Victim Advocate, Biddeford District Court, (207) 282-3006                 during the entire disciplinary review, except for
                                                                          deliberations.
Provides information and support for victims of sexual
misconduct as the case is prosecuted through the court               b.   The victim and the accused each have the right to be
system.                                                                   accompanied by an Advisor from the campus
                                                                          community (not an attorney or parent(s)/guardian(s))
                                                                          at the review.
Additional Resources                                                 c.   The victim and the accused each have the right to
There are additional resources to the ones noted above. In                make written statements that shall remain a part of the
the event that a student experiences sexual misconduct                    official record.
they should treat it seriously and tell someone. There are           d.   The victim has the right to be informed, concurrent
long-term effects, even if the immediate effects may not                  with notice to the accused, of the decision that results
appear obvious. Help is important. Which service one starts

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     from the review, and to be informed of any sanction(s)                  c.    Arranging to dissolve a housing contract and pro-
     imposed.                                                                      rating a refund;
                                                                             d.    Exam (paper, assignment) rescheduling;
If residing in University residency, the victim has the right to             e.    Taking an incomplete in a class;
request that he/she be temporarily relocated, when the                       f.    Transferring class sections;
victim and the accused live in the same residence hall or
when the accused lives in close proximity to the victim.                     g.    Temporary withdrawal;
                                                                             h.    Alternative course completion options.
Statement of the Rights of the Complainant                              9.   Not to have irrelevant prior sexual history admitted as
                                                                             evidence in a judicial review;
A complainant has the right:
                                                                        10. Not to have any complaint of sexual misconduct
1.   To investigation of all credible complaints of sexual                  mediated (as opposed to adjudicated);
     misconduct made in good faith to University
     administrators.                                                    11. To make a victim-impact statement at the campus
                                                                            judicial review and to have that statement considered
2.   To be treated with respect by University officials;                    by the judicial body in determining its sanction;
3.   Of both accuser and accused to have the same                       12. To campus restrictions against another student who
     opportunity to have others present (in support or                      has engaged in or threatens to engage in stalking,
     advisory roles) during a campus disciplinary hearing;                  threatening, harassing or other improper behavior that
4.   Not to be discouraged by University officials from                     presents a danger to the welfare of the complaining
     reporting sexual misconduct to both on-campus and                      student or others;
     off-campus authorities;                                            13. To have complaints of sexual misconduct responded
5.   To be informed of the outcome and sanction of any                      to quickly and with sensitivity by campus security
     judicial review involving sexual misconduct at the end                 officials.
     of the judicial review;                                            14. To appeal the finding and sanction of the judicial body,
6.   To be informed by University officials of options to                   in accordance with the standards for appeal
     notify proper law enforcement authorities, including on-               established by the University;
     campus and local police, and the option to be assisted             15. To review all documentary information available
     by campus authorities in notifying such authorities, if                regarding the complaint, subject to the confidentiality
     the student so chooses. This also includes the right                   limitations imposed by state and federal law;
     not to report, if this is the victim‘s desire;
                                                                        16. To be informed of the names of all persons providing
7.   To be notified of available counseling, mental health or               information who will be called at the disciplinary
     student services for victims of sexual assault, both on                hearing.
     campus and in the community;
                                                                        17. To preservation of confidentiality, to the extent
8.   To notification of and options for, and available                      possible and allowed by law;
     assistance in, changing academic and living situations
     after an alleged sexual misconduct incident, if so                 18. To a judicial review closed to the public.
     requested by the victim and if such changes are                    19. To petition that any member of the judicial body be
     reasonably available (no formal complaint, or                          removed on the basis of demonstrated bias;
     investigation, campus or criminal, need occur before
                                                                        20. To have an advisor to accompany and assist in the
     this option is available).
                                                                            judicial review process. This advisor must be
                                                                            faculty/staff from the University community and cannot
Accommodations may include:                                                 be an attorney or family/parent(s)/guardian. The
                                                                            advisor may not take part by directly speaking in the
     a.    Change of an on-campus student‘s housing to a                    review itself, though they may communicate with the
           different on-campus location;                                    student as necessary;
     b.    Assistance from University support staff in                  21. To give information in a judicial review by means other
           completing the relocation;                                       than being in the same room with the accused student.


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22. To submit relevant persons providing information to              10. To appeal the finding and sanction of the judicial body,
    the judicial body which may, at its/his/her discretion,              in accordance with the standards for appeal
    limit the number heard;                                              established by the University;
23. To be informed of campus judicial rules and                      11. To review all documentary evidence available
    procedures as well as the nature and extent of all                   regarding the complaint, subject to the confidentiality
    alleged violations contained within the complaint;                   limitations imposed by state and federal law;
24. To have the University request the presence of                   12. To be informed of the names of all persons providing
    student, faculty and staff providing information, and the            information who will be called to give information,
    right to indirectly ask questions, of persons providing              except in cases where a person providing
    information (including the accused), and the right to                information‘s identity will not be revealed to the
    challenge documentary information.                                   accused student for compelling safety reasons (this
25. To be present for all information given and information              does not include the name of the alleged
    presented before the judicial body;                                  victim/complainant, which will always be revealed);

26. To be informed in advance of any public release of               13. To preservation of confidentiality, to the extent
    information regarding the complaint;                                 possible and allowed by law;
                                                                     14. To a judicial review closed to the public;

Statement of the Rights of the Accused Student                       15. To petition that any member of the judicial body be
                                                                         removed on the basis of demonstrated bias;
                                                                     16. To submit relevant persons providing information to
The accused student has the right:                                       the judicial body which may, at its/his/her discretion,
                                                                         limit the number heard;
1.   To investigation and appropriate resolution of all              17. To be present for all information given and information
     credible complaints of sexual misconduct made in                    presented before the judicial body;
     good faith to university administrators against the             18. To have the University request the presence of
     accused student;                                                    student, faculty and staff, persons providing
2.   To be treated with respect by University officials;                 information, and the right to indirectly ask questions of
                                                                         persons providing information, and the right to
3.   Of both accuser and accused to have the same
                                                                         challenge documentary information.
     opportunity to have others present (in support or
     advisory roles) during a campus disciplinary hearing;           19. To have an advisor to accompany and assist in the
                                                                         judicial review process. This advisor must be from the
4.   To be informed of and have access to campus
                                                                         University community and cannot be an attorney or
     resources for medical, counseling, and advisory
                                                                         parent/guardian. The advisor may not take part directly
     services;
                                                                         in the hearing itself, though they may communicate
5.   To be informed of the nature, rules and procedures of               with the accused student as necessary;
     the campus judicial process and to timely written
                                                                     20. To a judicial outcome based solely on information
     notice of all alleged violations within the complaint,
                                                                         presented during the judicial review;
     including the nature of the violation;
                                                                     21. To written notice of the outcome and sanction of the
6.   To a review of the complaint, including timely notice of
                                                                         review;
     the hearing date, and adequate time for preparation;
                                                                     22. To be informed in advance of any public release of
7.   To have complaints of sexual misconduct responded
                                                                         information regarding the complaint.
     to quickly and with sensitivity by campus officials;
8.   Not to have irrelevant prior sexual history admitted as
     information in a judicial review;                               SMOKING/TOBACCO USE ON CAMPUS
9.   To make an impact statement at the campus judicial              The University of New England is an institution committed to
     proceeding and to have that statement considered by             the health and well being of our staff, faculty, students,
     the judicial body in determining its sanction;                  guests and community. Research has shown that smoking
                                                                     and breathing second-hand smoke presents health risks
                                                                     and is even debilitating to some individuals. In keeping with

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this value, the University strives to create a policy that             Disregard of this policy may result in progressive discipline
protects the well being of the campus community, yet                   under the appropriate student, staff and faculty handbooks.
considers the needs of individuals who smoke.                          Please contact Human Resources, Student Affairs or the
1.   Smoking—the burning of any type of pipe, cigar,                   Health Center for questions regarding this policy.
     cigarette, or similar product—is prohibited in all
     facilities, partially enclosed areas such as breezeways           STUDY ABROAD
     and covered walkways; and vehicles owned, leased,
     or rented by the University. Smoking is also prohibited           Students on faculty-led programs are considered to be
     within 50 feet, approximately 20 paces, of any                    University of New England Students, just as if they were
     structure owned and/or operated by the University of              taking courses on campus and are subject to the University
     New England, including residence halls.                           of New England Student Conduct Code. Students will also
                                                                       be subject to the Code(s) of Conduct for any third party
2.   Organizers and attendees at public events using UNE               provider or host university.       Students are expected to
     facilities, such as conferences, meetings, public                 participate fully and be engaged in the academic
     lectures, athletic events, social and cultural events will        experience. Any behavior that is a violation of University
     be required to abide by the University Tobacco Policy.            policy or results in the individual student not being able to
     Organizers of such events are responsible for                     participate fully in the program could result in removal from
     communicating and enforcing this policy.                          the program. Any behavior on the part of an individual
3.   Distribution and advertisements of tobacco products               student or group of students that impairs the ability of others
     are prohibited.                                                   in the program to participate fully could also result in
4.   In an effort to support those who wish to quit smoking,           removal from the program. Students will receive information
     the University will support a variety of tobacco                  about the behavior expectations and possible ramifications
     cessation information programs and other efforts as               of conduct violations in the pre-departure orientation
     deemed appropriate and supported by budgets. Such                 sessions conducted by the faculty member and International
     initiatives shall include informational efforts to promote        Programs Staff.
     and support a smoke-free lifestyle, University
     sponsored smoking cessation programs (to the extent               Most student conduct issues will be addressed in-country by
     that interest warrants and resources permit), access to           the faculty member and/or the third party provider or host
     available services through our health insurance                   institution to ensure that behavior concerns do not affect the
     program and the Maine smoke-free ―quit line‖, and                 success of the program. Information regarding these issues
     other events that may be sponsored by the various                 will then be sent to the Vice President for Student Affairs
     departments of the University.                                    and Dean of Students (VPSA) for potential judicial review
5.   Receptacles will be placed at various locations                   For very serious infractions, the UNE Faculty member
     throughout the campus for disposal of smoking items.              and/or the third party provider or host institution may dismiss
     Signs will be placed on buildings to inform guests,               a student for inappropriate conduct, disruption of the
     faculty, staff and students of our non-smoking                    program, or posing a threat to him/herself or other students.
     perimeter.                                                        In such cases, the student will incur the expenses related to
                                                                       dismissal (see Study Abroad Handbook and Resource
                                                                       Guide for more information.)
Compliance with this policy is a community effort. In our
small community, it is important to remember that we are
friends, co-workers, acquaintances, hosts and guests and               A student is expected to contact Student Affairs at the
be mindful of the need to treat each other with respect.               University of New England to determine the appropriate
Staff, faculty and students may approach an individual who             judicial process if any. All inappropriate behavior, even that
is not adhering to the policy to inform them of the specifics          not resulting in program removal, will be referred to the
of the policy as well as provide assistance and information if         University of New England Student Affairs Office for
appropriate. Many individuals may wish to quit smoking and             potential Judicial Review.
it can be a difficult, although not impossible, task for a
current smoker to become a non-smoker. Respect and
support are particularly useful in assisting individuals               In certain circumstances where it is determined that a
through this process.                                                  student‘s physical or mental condition presents a direct
                                                                       threat of substantial harm to him or herself or others, the

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Director of International Programs, the VPSA or designate,              acceptable. No person shall possess replica or toy firearms
in consultation with appropriate health professionals, may              that resemble an actual firearm or weapon.
impose an immediate removal from the program and/or
impose an Administrative Mandatory Medical Leave of
Absence. The terms of the Leave of Absence and the policy               Recognizing that any object could be a potential weapon the
in its entirety will be provided to the student at the time any         Director of Safety and Security shall evaluate any
Leave of Absence is imposed. Students may also request a                questionable object and determine if the device shall be
copy of the policy from the Office of the Dean of Students or           prohibited under the terms of this policy. This policy shall in
online at http://www.une.edu/studentlife/handbook                       no way be used to prohibit the possession of kitchen type
                                                                        knives used for food preparation so long as they remain in
                                                                        the owners "kitchen" area. Weapons are not allowed on any
Discipline Issues & Provider Programs                                   University-owned or leased property, including parking lots
While on provider programs, students must abide by the                  and roadways and are not permitted at any University
Code of Conduct outlined by the program provider and are                sponsored event on or off University property. The
subject to the program‘s conduct process and may be                     Department of Safety and Security will secure and store
resolved in country by the resident staff at the study abroad           legitimate hunting devices, target shooting devices and
site. Most student conduct issues are reported by the in-               equipment, a reasonable amount of ammunition, paint-ball
country provider to the US-based provider office, and a                 guns or legitimate martial arts weapons for any member of
representative from the US-based provider office will contact           the community that may be picked up upon exiting campus.
the University of New England Center of International                   Individuals should contact the Department of Safety and
Education. In the event that UNE‘s Center of International              Security if they are unsure if an item would be considered a
Education is contacted by the study abroad company, the                 weapon or prohibited item. The officers will work with a
Director of International Programs will consult with                    community member to make sure the item is stored
appropriate campus entities (including the VPSA) to                     appropriately.
evaluate the incident and determine appropriate university
response (if any) beyond that of the program provider.                  Any weapon as defined by the policy or determined to be so
Reports of discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual                    by the Director of Safety and Security that is found on
misconduct will be addressed in accordance with the                     campus, including any Residence Hall space, will be
University Discrimination and Harassment Policy and the                 confiscated. The violation will be addressed expeditiously
University Sexual Misconduct Policy.                                    through the judicial process with related sanctions including
                                                                        the potential of suspension or removal of the individual(s)
General Statements that Apply to All Models of Study                    from all campus properties. Violations of this policy by
Abroad                                                                  employees/vendors of the university shall be handled in
                                                                        accordance with the UNE Employee Handbook and may
It should be understood that a student is subject to the laws           result in disciplinary action up to and including termination
of the host country and the rules of the host institution.              from employment.

WEAPONS AND FIREWORKS                                                   ADDITIONAL UNIVERSITY-WIDE                   POLICIES        &
                                                                        PROCEDURES
Firearms, Firearms Storage, Fireworks, Prohibited Items
No person shall possess weapons or any device(s) that, in               The following policies can be found in their entirety in the
the opinion of the Director of Safety and Security present a            University Student Handbook, located in the University of
danger to the community. Examples of weapons include                    New England‘s web site at
swords, axes, machetes, martial arts weapons of any kind,
knives, slingshots, paint-ball guns, any device that propels            www.une.edu/studentlife/handbook/.
an object including but not limited to pellet guns, ―soft pellet
guns‖, bb guns and the like as well as bows, arrows, hunting            Administrative Mandatory Medical or Psychological Leave of
knives and any firearm. Pepper spray and or any other                   Absence
similar product are prohibited from all University buildings            Class And Work
without the express consent of the Director of Safety and               Change of Address or Name Procedure
Security. Small "pocket knives" for personal use with blades
                                                                        Change of Enrollment Status
no longer than 2 ½ inches in length are generally

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Children on Campus                                  Nepotism
Circulation Policies (UNE Libraries)                Nonsexist Language Policy
Class Attendance                                    Photographic Policy
Commercial Activity, Solicitation                   Political Candidate/ Campaigns/PACS
Communicable Disease Policy                         Release or Withholding Of Student Information
Computer Use and Email Policies                     Use of Human Subjects In Research
Consenting Relationships                            Safety, Fire
Contributions to Other Groups or Non-Profits        Sign Posting
Copyright Policy (Text & Software)                  Student Records Policy and Family Educational Rights And
Equal Opportunity Policy                            Privacy Act (FERPA)
Gambling - NCAA Policy                              University Relations with Media, Public, and Alumni
Identification Card Policy                          Wheeled Vehicles in Building
Mail Services Policies
Motorcycle/Bicycle Storage




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