The term “classroom” as used in the Code includes, but is not restricted to, classrooms on or off campus, playing fields, and laboratories including UALR computer areas on or off campus, and field trips associated with class-related matters. Faculty and students share responsibility for maintaining a proper learning environment in the classroom. Faculty members shall establish fair and reasonable standards in such matters as attendance, seating arrangements, class decorum, submission of assigned work, regular and make-up examinations, and grading. Faculty members shall make their standards known to each class at the earliest opportunity. Students may not disturb normal classroom procedures by distracting or disruptive behavior. Students may not gain undue advantage over their classmates by deceptive or dishonest means.
Bar Against Re-enrollment
A bar (flag) against re-enrollment may be imposed by the appropriate university official against a student who fails to pay a debt owed to the university (in which case the flag terminates upon payment of bill), who fails to respond to a summons by the dean of students or designee to discuss an alleged violation of student misconduct, who fails to comply with any authorized sanction or who does not adhere to stipulations of a disciplinary sanction, or a withdrawal or an involuntary withdrawal for medical reasons pending the outcome of a psychiatric medical evaluation and clearance. The bar shall be removed upon notification of the appropriate university official to the Office of Records and Registration.
Means compliance with the policies, rules, regulations, directives, resolutions, and memoranda approved or issued by the president or chancellor of the university, and local, state, and federal laws. For the purpose of this code or document, “behavior” and “behavioral standards” are used as having the same connotations.
A summons calling for an appearance at the Department of Public Safety or the Office of the Dean of Students. A UALR police officer may issue a citation if he or she has reasonable grounds to believe the person committed a minor violation of the Code or federal, state, and local laws. Failure to appear may result in a warrant for an arrest or a bar against re-enrollment.
Includes, but is not restricted to, classrooms on or off campus, playing fields, laboratories including UALR computer areas on or off campus, and field trips associated with class-related matters.
Secrecy; security; communicated or disclosed only to authorized persons. Confidentiality means the ethical, moral, and often legal responsibility not to divulge personal information obtained in the course of a professional relationship, except:
- When necessary in the opinion of the university administrators or officials to prevent an individual’s serious injury to self or others.
- To an administrator, or instructor for use in carrying on the internal operations of the institution; and
- When ordered by a competent judicial authority to release (subpoena) such information.
- When allowed or required by federal, state, or local laws.
Accompanies the Pre-hearing Information Form or letter. It is usually submitted by a person or persons with direct knowledge of an alleged violation, and it outlines in detail the violation(s) of regulation(s). This report may also include secondary or indirect knowledge of a case.
Procedural Due Process
Articles which constitute a preamble to the university judicial system affording certain individual rights to both accused and accuser in a hearing. The main component of the definition of due process is fairness. Though this definition includes several legally required stipulations, i.e., notice, expeditiousness, hearing, etc., the specific manner in which fairness is carried out retains an element of judgment. The judicial committees are not, nor are they intended to function as, courts of law. This distinction is an important one to the viability of a judicial system that is part of an institution of higher education.
For the purpose of this section “student” means any person who is registered for study in the university for the current academic period. A person shall be considered a student during any period which follows the end of the spring or fall semester which the student has completed until the last day for registration for the next succeeding semester, summer terms excluded, or any person accepted for admission or re-admission.
No person may be present in any class, lecture, laboratory period, orientation session, examination, or other instructional session, or in any room or office without the consent of an authorized university official, staff, or faculty member. A person shall be deemed present without consent in any of the above mentioned places if such person is not then enrolled and in good standing as a member of the instructional session or such person refuses to provide identification and refuses to leave on request of a person in charge. Any person found in violation of this regulation may be subject to disciplinary action.
University Judiciary, Hearing, Appeal Committees and Boards
The university committees and boards are the Academic Integrity and Grievance Committee, Behavioral Standards Committee, Student Affairs Committee, College Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Interfraternity Council Judicial Boards, and the University Judicial Appeals Committee. Their jurisdiction extends to students and student organizations charged with violations of campus behavioral standards, breaches of academic integrity, and dishonesty. The College Panhellenic, National Pan-Hellenic, and Interfraternity judiciary boards’ jurisdiction extends to group violations of sororities and fraternities charged with group violations of the Code or laws, disputes among Greek groups, and violations of bylaws and policies of the governing bodies.
- Section I. Title
- Section II. Code Authority
- Section III. Definitions
- Section IV. Statement of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Behavior
- Section V. Statement of Responsibilities
- Section VI. Statement of Behavior
- Title IX Violations and Procedures
- Section VII. Administration of Student Discipline
- University Hearing Committees and Boards
- Behavioral Standards Committee, Greek Judicial Committees and Boards Operating Policies and Procedures
- Sanctions Imposed by the Behavioral Standards Committee and Greek Judicial Boards
- Academic Integrity and Grievance Policy
- Academic Offenses
- Classroom Disruptions and Steps Towards Redress
- Committee Procedures for Academic Offenses
- Student Rights and Privileges Regarding Academic Offenses
- Section VIII. Appeals Procedures
- Section IX. Interim Suspension (Temporary)
- Section X. Withdrawal
- Section XI. Student Grievance Procedures When the Issue is Not Academic
- Section XII. Traffic Appeals
- Section XIII. Federal Laws and Regulations Concerning Discrimination in Educational Institutions
- Grievance Procedures-Complaints discrimination