V-8.0 BOARD OF REGENTS POLICY ON EVENT-RELATED STUDENT MISCONDUCT
(formerly called Board of Regents Resolution on Student Riots)
(Approved by the Board of Regents on July 10, 2002, amended
February 10, 2006)
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that each institution adopts policies
to require strong disciplinary sanctions against students who participate in
serious misconduct that is related to institution-sponsored events, including
athletic events ("event-related misconduct"). Such
misconduct is unacceptable and shall invoke this policy.
1. Event-related Misconduct
Event-related misconduct" is rioting, assault, theft, vandalism,
fire-setting, or other misconduct related to an institution-sponsored
event, occurring on - or off-campus, that results in harm to persons
or property or otherwise poses a threat to the stability of the campus
or campus community.
In addition to an institution's other policies regarding
student misconduct, each institution shall adopt and publish policies providing
that event-related misconduct, including off-campus misconduct, is a violation
of the institution's student code of conduct subject to campus judicial
proceedings and presumptive dismissal.
3. Disciplinary Proceedings
Campus disciplinary action for event-related misconduct may
take place regardless of the existence, status, or outcome of any criminal
charges in a court of law related to the misconduct. Any decision to impose a
sanction less than dismissal, including suspension or expulsion, for
event-related misconduct must be supported by written findings signed by the
institution's chief student affairs officer.
A record of any suspension or expulsion under this policy shall be noted
on the student's transcript.
4. Systemwide Application
A student suspended
under this policy shall not be admitted to any other institution in the System
during the term of the suspension. A student expelled under this policy
shall not be admitted to any other institution in the System for at least one
year from the effective date of expulsion.