Chapter 3 - Educational Policies
Part 1. Student Conduct Policy
Each college and university shall establish a student code of conduct that includes its student conduct policies and administrative procedures for student conduct proceedings. Hazing, whether occurring on or off campus must be included in each college and university list of prohibited behavior. Students must be afforded appropriate due process in the resolution of any alleged violations of the student code of conduct. Students found responsible for violations are subject to sanctions which may include removal from student housing or suspension or expulsion from the college or university. Annually, and upon amendment, colleges and universities shall notify students of the availability and location of the student code of conduct. A copy must be made available at appropriate locations on campus and on the college or university website. Allegations of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, fraud or dishonest acts as defined in Board Policies 1B.1, 1B.3, 1C.2 must be resolved pursuant to board policy. Allegations of academic dishonesty may be resolved under separate procedures in accordance with college or university policies on that issues.
Part 2. Off-campus Conduct
Colleges and universities may hold students accountable for a violation of the behavioral proscriptions contained in their student codes of conduct committed off campus when:
- Hazing is involved; or
- The violation is committed while participating in a college- or university-sanctioned or sponsored activity; or
- The victim of the violation is a member of the college or university community; or
- The violation constitutes a felony under state or federal law; or
- The violation adversely affects the educational, research, or service functions of the college or university.
Part 3. Appeal
Colleges and universities shall provide an avenue for appeal to students found responsible for a conduct violation. In addition, colleges and universities shall inform students of their right to a contested case hearing under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 14 in cases involving sanctions of suspension for 10 days or longer.
Part 4. Procedures
College and university student codes of conduct and procedures must comply with Board Policy 3.6 and System Procedure 3.6.1.
- Procedure 3.6.1 Student Conduct
- Minnesota Statute Chapter 14
Date of Adoption: 05/16/95
Date of Implementation: 07/01/95
Date of Last Review: 05/18/16
Date & Subject of Amendments:
05/18/16 - Amended to change “code of student conduct” to “student code of conduct” so the name is consistent with other types of codes of conduct. Applied the new formatting and writing styles which resulted in multiple technical edits.
12/7/05 - some procedural language moved into a newly created Procedure 3.6.1. Policy was amended to change language from a judicial context to a student development context. New language requires that students be informed of the student conduct code and the policy authorizes the creation of a procedure. The proposed procedure adds clarifying language, deletes unnecessary language, and changes language to be consistent with a student development model. deleted Part 1 Definitions, deleted Part 3 Contents of Code of Student Conduct, deleted Part 4 Process, deleted Part 6 Summary Suspensions. Created new Part 4 Procedures.