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

 

            Code of Academic Integrity

            http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/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

 

Domestic Abuse and Violence Prevention and Response

http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/general_html/domabuse.pdf

 

Campus Demonstrations

http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/dissent.pdf

 

Computer, Communication, and Network Technology Acceptable Use

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

 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Rights Disclosure

http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/ferpa.pdf

 

Harassment (Students)

http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/studentharas.pdf

 

Hazing

http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/hazing.pdf

 

Medical Withdrawal

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

 

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

 

Sexual Harassment – Students

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

 

Sexual Misconduct and Assault - Students

http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/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

Reporting a bias incident

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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/

Counseling and Psychiatry Services

http://www.uvm.edu/~CHWB/psych/   

 

Center for Student Ethics and Standards

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

 

Dean of Students Office

http://www.uvm.edu/~dos/

 

Off-Campus Expectations

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

 

Police Services

http://www.uvm.edu/~police/

 

Victim’s Advocate

http://www.uvm.edu/~women/?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 provides additional information and notices for students including:

 



Cc: UVM Faculty and Staff