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	*Dean of Students
*

	August 27, 2012



To:All UVM Students


From: Dean of Students Office


Re: *Student Policy Notice*

In accordance with federal guidelines, this notice is to inform all 
students about their rights and responsibilities as members of the 
University of Vermont community while on or off campus. Please carefully 
review the following information:

*ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION *

The uvm.edu e-mail address that has been issued to you is the official 
means by which the University will communicate with you (during academic 
sessions and break periods).  You are responsible for checking e-mail 
(from the University) sent to your University e-mail address.

    /Electronic Student Communication/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/policies/student/student_email.pdf/

    //

*CODES OF CONDUCT *

Codes of conduct outline student rights, policies, and the procedures 
the University will follow if a student is allegedly involved in a 
policy violation. Students are responsible for knowing the policies 
related to their behavior.

    /Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/studentcode.pdf
    <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Euvmppg/ppg/student/studentcode.pdf>/

///Code of Academic Integrity/

/http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/acadintegrity.pdf 
<http://www.uvm.edu/%7Euvmppg/ppg/student/acadintegrity.pdf>/

*PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING *

Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, 
including peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject a student to civil 
and criminal liabilities and to University judicial sanctions.

    /http://www.uvm.edu/it/policies/heoa.php/

*POLICIES*

Outlined below are those policies that often impact students' health, 
safety, and privacy:

    /Student Alcohol and Other Drug Policy/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/drugandalco.pdf
    <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Euvmppg/ppg/student/drugandalco.pdf>/

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    /Domestic Abuse and Violence Prevention and Response/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/general_html/domabuse.pdf
    <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Euvmppg/ppg/general_html/domabuse.pdf>/

    //

    /Campus Demonstrations/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/dissent.pdf
    <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Euvmppg/ppg/student/dissent.pdf>/

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    /Computer, Communication, and Network Technology Acceptable Use /

    /http://www.uvm.edu/policies/cit/compuse.pdf /

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    /Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Rights Disclosure /

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/ferpa.pdf
    <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Euvmppg/ppg/student/ferpa.pdf>/

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    /Harassment (Students)/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/studentharas.pdf
    <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Euvmppg/ppg/student/studentharas.pdf>/

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    /Hazing/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/hazing.pdf
    <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Euvmppg/ppg/student/hazing.pdf>/

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    /Medical Withdrawal/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/policies/student/medicalwithdrawal.pdf/

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    /No-Trespass Orders/Notices /

    /http://www.uvm.edu/policies/general_html/notrespass.pdf/

    /Personal Safety and Security/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/general_html/personalsafety.pdf
    <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Euvmppg/ppg/general_html/personalsafety.pdf>/

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    /Sexual Harassment -- Students/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/policies/student/sexharasstudent.pdf/

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    /Sexual Misconduct and Assault - Students/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/general_html/sexassault.pdf
    <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Euvmppg/ppg/general_html/sexassault.pdf>/

*REPORTING GUIDELINES*

Students are encouraged to report all alleged policy violations to 
Police Services or the appropriate University Official at any time. To 
understand more detailed options for reporting, please refer to the 
following websites:

    /Reporting a suspicious or potential criminal act
    http://www.uvm.edu/~police/?Page=reportcrime/index.php
    <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Epolice/?Page=reportcrime/index.php>/

    /Reporting a bias incident /

    /http://www.uvm.edu/%7Eaaeo/?Page=protocol.html/

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    /Reporting incidents of sexual violence, relationship violence, or
    stalking (to the campus Victim's Advocate)/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~women/?Page=contact_us/anonreportform.html&SM=contact_us/sub_menu.html
    <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Ewomen/?Page=contact_us/anonreportform.html&SM=contact_us/sub_menu.html>
    /

    //

    /Reporting the need for medical attention due to intoxication
    (Medical Amnesty Program)/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~dos/?Page=health_safety/map.php&SM=health_safety/health_safetymenu.html
    <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Edos/?Page=health_safety/map.php&SM=health_safety/health_safetymenu.html>
    /

    //

    /Reporting any concerning and/or risky event (to a team of
    multidisciplinary professionals representing various campus services
    and offices)/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~dos/?Page=health_safety/careform.html&SM=health_safety/health_safetymenu.html
    <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Edos/?Page=health_safety/careform.html&SM=health_safety/health_safetymenu.html>/


*CAMPUS RESOURCES*

There are numerous campus resources available to UVM students. Some key 
resources to assist students with conduct, health, and safety concerns are:


Center for Health and Wellbeing

    /Student Health Services/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~CHWB/health/ <http://www.uvm.edu/%7ECHWB/health/> /

    /Counseling and Psychiatry Services/

    /http://www.uvm.edu/~CHWB/psych/ <http://www.uvm.edu/%7ECHWB/psych/>/

Center for Student Ethics and Standards

http://www.uvm.edu/cses/

Dean of Students Office

http://www.uvm.edu/~dos/ <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Edos/>

Off-Campus Expectations

http://www.uvm.edu/cses/?Page=offcampus.html

Police Services

http://www.uvm.edu/~police/ <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Epolice/>

Victim's Advocate

http://www.uvm.edu/~women/?Page=prog_events/cap/advocacy.html&SM=prog_events/cap/sub_menu.html 
<http://www.uvm.edu/%7Ewomen/?Page=prog_events/cap/advocacy.html&SM=prog_events/cap/sub_menu.html> 


*ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES FOR STUDENTS*

This section highlights several disclosure requirements from the Higher 
Education Opportunities Act (HEOA). These highlights include general 
institutional information and information on: financial assistance, 
health and safety, student outcomes, and intercollegiate athletic 
program participation and financial support.

The University of Vermont's Consumer Information website 
http://www.uvm.edu/~complian/Complian/?Page=consumerdisclosures.html 
<http://www.uvm.edu/%7Ecomplian/Complian/?Page=consumerdisclosures.html>provides 
additional information and notices for students including:

  * Complaint Procedure
  * Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional of
    Financial Aid
  * Student Financial Aid Information
  * Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
  * Student Diversity
  * Price of Attendance
  * Refund Policy
  * Requirements for Withdrawal/Return of Title IV Funds
  * Academic Program Information
  * Transfer of Credit Policy
  * Articulation Agreements
  * Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure
  * Vaccination Policy
  * Public Safety Report (Clery Report)
  * http://www.uvm.edu/police/reports/clery/2009 - 2010 Public
    Safety.pdf
    <http://www.uvm.edu/police/reports/clery/2009%20-%202010%20Public%20Safety.pdf>
  * Fire Safety Report
  * http://www.uvm.edu/police/reports/clery/2009 FIRE SAFETY REPORT.pdf
    <http://www.uvm.edu/police/reports/clery/2009%20FIRE%20SAFETY%20REPORT.pdf>
  * Retention Rate
  * Graduation Rates
  * Placement in Employment/Graduate and Professional Education (Post
    Graduate Survey)
  * Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Report
  * http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/Index.aspx



Cc: UVM Faculty and Staff