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:



The 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



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


            Code of Academic Integrity





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.



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


Student Alcohol and Other Drug Policy


Domestic Abuse and Violence Prevention and Response


Campus Demonstrations


Computer, Communication, and Network Technology Acceptable Use


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Rights Disclosure


Harassment (Students)




Medical Withdrawal


No-Trespass Orders/Notices

Personal Safety and Security


Sexual Harassment – Students


Sexual Misconduct and Assault - Students



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

Reporting a bias incident


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


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


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



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

Counseling and Psychiatry Services   


Center for Student Ethics and Standards


Dean of Students Office


Off-Campus Expectations


Police Services


Victim’s Advocate



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 provides additional information and notices for students including:


Cc: UVM Faculty and Staff