New & Revised Policies

University Policy 406, Code of Student Responsibility

  August 15, 2022

Status: Revised (interim)

The Chancellor has approved interim revisions to the Code of Student Responsibility that:

  • Update terminology by replacing the term “conduct” with the term “accountability” or “behavior,” and replacing the term “sanctions” with “outcomes.”
  • Remove policies and procedures related to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and sexual or interpersonal misconduct, which are handled under University Policy 501, NondiscriminationUniversity Policy 502, Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence; and University Policy 504, Title IX Grievance Policy.
  • Add “Alternative Resolutions” to allow for a “full spectrum” approach that includes adjudicatory and alternative resolution options for addressing behavior.
  • Add an “Outcome-Only” hearing option for cases where a student takes responsibility for their behavior, but is in disagreement with the outcomes proposed through a Mutual Resolution.
  • Consolidate all information about Student Organizations into a separate chapter.
  • Create a supplemental, detailed “Procedures for Case Resolution” to remove unnecessary detail from the Code and to provide clear information on the Accountability Process and resolution options.  



University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination

  July 7, 2022

Status: Revised

University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination, has been simplified, and the prohibition on discrimination or discriminatory harassment by any member of the University community has been clarified. This Policy applies to students, faculty, and staff. All employees are required to report alleged violations of the Policy. ​The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX will have more detailed procedural documents available on its website for different classes of respondents.  



University Policy 403, Student Appeals and Grievances [RESCINDED]

  July 5, 2022

Status: Rescinded

University Policy 403, Student Appeals and Grievances, has been rescinded. The substance of the former policy is posted on the Dean of Students' website as a resource for students.



University Policy 501.2 , Regulation Regarding Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Transgender Status [RESCINDED]

  July 1, 2022

Status: Rescinded

University Policy 501.2 has been rescinded, because its substance is now captured in University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination.



University Policy 503, Fighting Words Harassment in the University Community [RESCINDED]

  July 1, 2022

Status: Rescinded

University Policy 503 is rescinded, because based on court cases, fighting words harassment as an exception to free speech protection has been significantly curtailed if not eliminated. 



University Policy 502, Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence

  July 1, 2022

Status: Revised

University Policy 502, Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence, has been simplified, and many of the definitions and other procedural pieces have been removed. This Policy applies to students, faculty, and staff. All employees are required to report alleged violations of the Policy. The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX will have more detailed procedural documents available on its website for different classes of respondents. 



University Policy 501.1 , Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Regulation

  July 1, 2022

Status: Revised

University Policy 501.1, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Regulation, has been revised to incorporate the new Office of Civil Rights and Title IX and to account for changes in the office responsible for compliance with the Policy.



University Policy 410, Policy and Procedure for Student Appeals of Final Course Grades

  July 1, 2022

Status: Revised

University Policy 410, Policy and Procedure for Student Appeals of Final Course Grades, has been revised to require consultation with the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX when grade appeals relate to discrimination issues. 



University Policy 411, Student Grievance Procedure

  July 1, 2022

Status: Revised

University Policy 411, Student Grievance Procedure, has been revised to remove all discrimination or discriminatory harassment complaints from its purview. 



University Policy 101.5 , Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan

  July 1, 2022

Status: Revised

University Policy 101.5, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan, has been revised to mirror University Policy 501, Nondiscrimination, with respect to the list of protected statuses. The name has also been changed to help eliminate confusion related to University Policy 501.