This Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Behavior is promulgated by the Office of the Chancellor of UA Little Rock under the power and authority delegated to that office by the Board of Trustees and the president of the University of Arkansas System.
The Board of Trustees and its authority was established by Act 44 of 1877 and Act 95 of 1877, which provide that the Board shall have the power to prescribe all rules and regulations for the government and discipline of the university, subject to the acts of the General Assembly.
Delegation by Authority and Responsibility
The Division for Student Affairs represented by the vice chancellor of student affairs by delegation of the University Assembly and the chancellor of the university, is the administrative unit within the university that deals with student conduct. The vice chancellor of student affairs has in turn delegated the responsibility for non-academic behavioral standards and student conduct to the dean of students or designee. Responsibilities for academic integrity and dishonesty including academic offenses, e.g., cheating, collusion, plagiarism, etc., grievance procedures and steps for redress, are under the general purview of the University Assembly. However, for administrative purposes, the Office of the Dean of Students is the central office which coordinates the handling of student violations of behavioral standards with appropriate judicial committees and boards, maintains disciplinary records, and is responsible for enforcement and disposition of all disciplinary cases.
The dean of students and the Student Affairs Committee, through the vice chancellor of student affairs are responsible for:
- Recommending the kinds and types of non-academic behavioral standards necessary for creating and maintaining a system of order on campus.
- Recommending the procedures for determining violations, enforcement, and disposition of:
- Infractions and violations of non-academic behavioral standards approved or issued by the chancellor of the university or Board of Trustees.
- Violations of federal, state, and local laws.
- Aiding in the implementation of the university or student judicial process.
- Conducting ongoing evaluations of the judicial process and regularly interpreting, reviewing, and recommending changes in behavioral standards, policies, and procedures and inviting student participation and comments relating to these policies.