The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) supports student learning and personal development through the enforcement of the student code of conduct, and promotion of ethical, civil, and responsible conduct. During the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 175 reported violations of the student code, DOS adjudicated 129 disciplinary cases, with 231 imposed sanctions (cases with multiple violations yield multiple sanctions).
DOS has also continued to support students in distress with the development of our University Behavioral Intervention Team (UBIT). This year, 32 students were referred to UBIT for intervention.
DOS staff have all been trained on new and updated requirements regarding Campus Safety and Security (Clery) Act, Title IX, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) (also known as Campus SaVE Act). The staff have also participated and provided guidance to UALR Title IX committee. DOS has also begun an implementation strategy for Haven, an online training and prevention module that will satisfy federal requirements to provide sexual assault awareness/misconduct training to current university students.
While student advocacy, educating students regarding the university’s expectations of behavior, protecting student’s rights, and ensuring fairness and due process to students have always been critical aspects of practice, this year two new areas were added. New responsibilities include development, implementation and oversight of (1) admissions clearance process for felons applying to the university; and (2) student death notification procedures.