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sored by the University is prohibited. Departments and other offices of the
University may permit the posting on bulletin boards in their vicinities of
notices that they deem appropriate.

All persons not affiliated with the University and those persons affiliated
with the University but acting on their own behalf desiring to conduct a com-
mercial solicitation on the Stetson Campus must request permission in ad-
vance to do so as follows:

1. Requests for approval to conduct commercial solicitation in on-
campus residence halls, fraternity or sorority houses, or in the Carlton
Union Building shall be submitted to the Assistant Dean of Campus
Life.

2. Requests for approval to conduct commercial solicitations in academic
and administrative buildings shall be submitted to the Vice President
for Business and Finance.

The University reserves the right to require appropriate credit references
in the case of non-University individuals and concerns. Further, the Univer-
sity reserves the right to withhold permission without necessarily giving any
explanation or justification.

Upon approval of the request, a written permit will be issued indicating
the name of the individual or organization, the product or service to be sold,
the cost of the product or service to be sold, and the purpose for which the
revenues are to be used.

Only after a permit to conduct a commercial solicitation has been issued
by the respective University officer may persons begin such solicitation under
the following guidelines:

1. Presentation, upon invitation of the occupant, shall be one-to-one
in the residence hall or the fraternity or sorority house rooms. There
will be no group presentations allowed in the residence halls or the
fraternity or sorority houses.

2. There shall be consummation of sales in the individual residence
rooms or in the residence halls or in the fraternity or sorority houses.

3. No presentations shall be made in public areas within the residence
halls or in the fraternity or sorority houses.

4. All group presentations shall be made in an area in the Carlton Union
Building designated by the Assistant Dean of Campus Life/Director
of Student Life. It shall be the responsibility o( the salesperson to
make reservations for available space with the Assistant Dean of Cam-
pus Life/Director of Student Life.

5. Salespersons must contact the Department of Public Safety and pre-
sent to the Shift Commander on duty their written permission to
be on campus each time a new presentation is made.

6. Since the intra-campus mail facilities are used only for official Univer-
sity business, solicitations by an individual for personal financial gain
- student, staff or faculty member or a non-University person - shall
not be conducted through these facilities. Mail pieces moving into
the campus from the United States Postal Service shall not be govern-
ed by these provisions.



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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Stetson University does not tolerate or condone any form of sexual harass-
ment. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests
for sexual favors, and other verbal or phsycial conduct of a sexual nature
which:

• are aimed at coercing an unwilling person into a sexual relationship; or

• make submission to or rejection of such conduct the basis for employ-
ment or academic decisions affecting the individual; or

• unreasonably interfere with the individual's work or academic perfor-
mance for work or learning by creating an intimidating, hostile, or of-
fensive environment for work or learning.

Acts of sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to:

• sexual battery

• requesting sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats con-
cerning one's job, grade, letter of recommendation, etc.

• verbal harassment or abuse of a sexual nature

• physical contact such as patting, pinching, or unnecessary touching

• subtle pressure for sexual activity

• sexist remarks or gestures regarding a person's body, clothing or sex-
ual activities

If you feel that you are being sexually harassed you are encouraged to seek
help. As a first step, contact either the Assistant Dean of Campus Life, Linda
Windle, or a member of the Sexual Harassment Grievance Council. Your
discussion will be strictly confidential and does not commit you to further
action. However, should you decide to pursue the matter, you may follow
either an informal or formal procedure. The informal procedure helps the
victim communicate effectively with the harasser. The formal procedure deals
with harassment which persists in spite of efforts to resolve the problem. For
more information consult the Sexual Harassment pamphlet available
in most campus offices.

SEXUAL ASSAULT

Stetson University will not tolerate sexual assault in any form, including
acquaintance rape. There is a range of exploitive behavior which does not
amount to assault, but which the University deplores and which may result
in disciplinary action against the perpetrator. Refer to the Student Code of
Conduct given elsewhere in this book for a broad statement of the standards
of ethical conduct expected of students in their deailings with each other.
Attempts to obtain sexual favors through psychological coercion, including
but not limited to, threats to embarrass or intimidate the victim (in a way
that does not include threat of force) are examples of behavior which may
result in disciplinary action, even though the behavior is not defined as sex-
ual assault.

Rape is generally defined as, but is not limited, to forced sexual inter-
course perpetrated against the will of the victim. This applies regardless of
whether the assailant is a stranger or an acquaintance of the victim and



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applies to all members of the Stetson community. The type of force may in-
volve physical violence, the threat of harm to the victim, or sexual exploita-
tion of a person who is physically unable to resist or unconscious, whether
this state is due to alcohol consumption or some other reason. This poli< v
also applies to any other sex-related assault or offense including any form
of sexual battery (which is generally defined as the unconsented to touching
of another in a manner which would be deemed offensive according to a
reasonable community standard).

Many forms of sexual assault are a violation of the criminal statutes of
the State of Florida and may be the perpetuator to criminal penalties. The
University will make no attempt to shield members of the Stetson communi-
ty from the law nor will it intervene in legal proceedings against a member
of the community. In addition to criminal prosecution, Stetson University
will pursue strong disciplinary action through its own channels when there
is reason to believe that the University's regulations against sexual assault
have been violated. Thus a member of the Stetson community may be pro-
secuted by the state and disciplined by the University and, even if criminal
authorities choose not to prosecute, the University may pursue disciplinary
action.

Sexual assaults on campus often involve the use of drugs or alcohol. It
must be stressed that use of alcohol or drugs by either the victim or the
perpetrator does not diminish the perpetrator's responsibility for the violation.

Emergency Reporting. Stetson University encourages victims of sex-
ual assault to report the incident in order to deter these assaults and to en-
sure that victims receive counseling, advice and support.

Reports of sexual assault should be made immediately to the Stetson Public
Safety Office. Others on campus to whom a victim can go for assistance in-
clude the professional staff of the Counseling Center or the Student Health
Service and any Campus Life staff member.

Once the Office of Public Safety or the Office of Campus Life learns of
a sexual assault on the campus, these offices will cooperate to provide the
victim with counseling and guidance. In reported cases of rape, including ac-
quaintance rape and other cases of violent sexual assault, the University will:
(1) encourage the victim to receive rape crisis counseling and medical atten-
tion through the Rape Crisis Center; (2) encourage the victim to report the
incident to local police and/or to the Rape Victim Advocate (a counselor)
in the State Attorney's Office; and (3) assist the victim in receiving counsel-
ing and guidance through the Stetson University Counseling Center. The
University must report the incident (without the name o( the victim) to the
appropriate law enforcement authorities. Unless specifically requested by the
victim not to do so, the University will report the incident and the name
of the victim to the Rape Victim Advocate in the State Attorney's Office.

Disciplinary Action. Any person electing to initiate a disciplinary a(
tion against a student for allegedly violating the rules of the University must
inform the Assistant Dean and Director of Student Judicial Affairs as soon
as practicable and said action will proceed in accordance with the formal pro
cedures adpoted by the University and stated in this handbook. Once
disciplinary proceedings have been concluded, the victim is entitled to
knowledge of the results of the proceedings.



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RESOURCES:

1. Stetson Public Safety 822-7300

2. Rape Crisis Center (Daytona Beach) 904-258-7273

3. Assistant Dean of Campus Life 822-7200

(Linda Windle)

4. State Attorney's Office - Rape Victim Advocate 904-239-7710

(Carol Pozella)

5. Stetson Counseling Center 822-8900

6. Stetson Student Health Services 822-8150



SMOKING

Medical evidence clearly shows that smoking is harmful to the health
of smokers. Smoke from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes is also an irritant to many
nonsmokers and can worsen allergic conditions. In sufficient concentrations
second-hand smoke may be harmful to those with chronic heart or lung
disease. New research indicates that long-term exposure to second-hand smoke
may seriously threaten the health of nonsmokers.

In an effort to consider the needs and concerns of smokers and non-
smokers alike and to provide a healthful working environment for every Stet-
son University student and employee, the following university smoking policy
is in effect. All university students, employees and visitors are expected to
comply with the smoking regulations detailed in this policy.

SMOKING-PROHIBITED AREAS

• Any area in which a fire or safety hazard exists.

• Common areas, including elevators, hallways, stairwells, lobbies, waiting
rooms, copier rooms, mail rooms, auditoriums, reception areas, stu-
dent service areas, employee lounges, and restrooms.

• Classrooms and conference rooms (a short smoking break may be pro-
vided during meetings lasting longer than one hour if requested).

• General open or public office areas.

• Computer and storage areas.

All other locations not specifically discussed in the section below en-
titled "Other Areas."

OTHER AREAS

• Private offices may be designated "smoking permitted" or "no smok-
ing" by the occupant. However, the occupant should refrain from smok-
ing when a nonsmoking student, employee or visitor is present.

• In areas where smokers and nonsmokers work together, supervisors
should make a reasonable effort to separate smokers from nonsmokers.
In doing so, supervisors should take into consideration air flow, ven-
tilation, existing physical barriers that might be of help, and individual
sensitivities of nonsmokers.

• Students and/or employees will refrain from smoking when in univer-
sity vehicles with nonsmokers.



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STUDENT EMPLOYMENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

Student employment is administered by the Student Employment Coor-
dinator which is part of the Student Financial Planning office. Students are
vital to the operation of the University and are employed in almost every
department. A satisfactory record in work is expected of all student employees.
Violations of the normally accepted standards of performance will be address-
ed by supervisors in respective departments. Students who have difficulties
relating to their campus employment should address the matter with their
supervisor. Problems that cannot be worked out in verbal discussion with
the supervisor should be submitted in writing to the supervisor. In the event
that resolution of the issue does not occur at this point, students may initiate
formal grievance procedures by submitting their concerns in writing to the
Student Employment Coordinator who will then schedule an appointment
with the student.



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STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
PREAMBLE

Stetson University endeavors to provide a living and learning environ-
ment in which students can meet their academic goals. The University has
the responsibility of providing students a clear understanding of the academic
requirements which are provided in writing to the University "Bulletin" and
"Connections: The Campus Life Handbook".

Choosing to join the Stetson University community obligates each
member to a code of civilized behavior. The University determines, publishes
and makes known its rules and regulations concerning student conduct. In
addition, the University has the right to determine when its rules are violated
and to determine the appropriate course of action. The purpose of this hand-
book is to present the rules and regulations that govern student conduct and
student activities at the University. These regulations should be read broad-
ly and are not designed to define prohibited conduct in exhaustive terms.

By enrolling in Stetson University, the student accepts the responsibili-
ty to comply with the University's authority, to respect the rights of others
and to protect private and public property. The student shall be afforded
all opportunities for fairness in disciplinary proceedings. However, the Univer-
sity does reserve the right to withdraw a student at any time for any reason
deemed sufficient by the University.

ARTICLE I: Introduction

1. Disciplinary regulations at the University are set forth in writing in
order to give students general notice of prohibited conduct. These
regulations should be read broadly and are not designed to define
prohibited conduct in exhaustive terms.

2. Violation of any municipal ordinance, law of the State of Florida or
law of the United States may result in disciplinary action as defined
in Article V, Judicial Procedures, of this handbook.

3. Violation of the University regulations may result in disciplinary ac-
tion as defined in Article V, Judicial Procedures, of this handbook.

4. The University reserves the right to take appropriate disciplinary ac-
tion for any conduct which reasonably interrupts and infringes upon
orderly life in the University community or infringes on the rights
of others.

ARTICLE II: Definitions

When used in this code:

1. the term "University" means Stetson University.

2. the term "student" includes all persons taking courses at the Univer-
sity, both full-time and part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate,
or professional studies and those who attend post-secondary educa-
tional institutions other than Stetson University and who reside in
University residence halls. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a



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particular term, but who have a continuing relationship with the
University are considered "students".

3. the term "University official" includes any person employed by the
University, performing assigned administrative or professional
responsibilities (including head residents and resident advisors).

4. the term "faculty member" means any person hired by the Univer-
sity to conduct classroom activities.

5. the term "University premises" includes all land, buildings, facilities,
and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controll-
ed by the University (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).

6. the term "organization" means any number of persons who have
compiled with the formal requirements for University recognition.

7. the term "University-sponsored activity" means any activity on or
off campus that is initiated, aided, authorized or supervised by the
University.

8. the term "judicial body" means any person or persons authorized
by the Vice President and Dean of Campus Life to determine
whether a student has violated the Student Code and to recom-
mend imposition of sanctions.

9. the term "Student Judicial Officer" means a University official
authorized on a case-by-case basis by the Vice President and Dean
of Campus Life to impose sanctions upon students found to have
violated the Student Code. The Vice President and Dean of Cam-
pus Life may authorize a judicial officer to serve simultaneously as
a judicial officer and the sole member or one of the members of a
judicial body. Nothing shall prevent the Vice President and Dean
of Campus Life from authorizing the same judicial officer to impose
sanctions in all cases.

10. the term "Appellate Board" means any person or persons authoriz-
ed by the Vice President and Dean of Campus Life to consider an
appeal from a judicial body's determination that a student has
violated the Student Code or from the sanctions imposed by the
Student Judicial Officer.

11. the term "shall" is used in the imperative sense.

12. the term "may" is used in the permissive sense.

13. the Vice President and Dean of Campus Life is that person
designated by the University President to be responsible for the ad-
ministration of the Student Code.

14. the term "policy" is defined as the written regulations of the Univer-
sity as found in, but not limited to, the Campus Life Handbook,
the Residential Life Guidebook, and the Graduate/Undergraduate
Catalogs.

ARTICLE III: Student Conduct-Rules and Regulations

In addition to Article I, Introduction, of the Code of Conduct, commit-
ting any of the following offenses may result in disciplinary action as defined
in Article V, Judicial Procedures, of this handbook. The following list is not
designed to be all-inclusive but should serve as examples of the types of pro-
hibited conduct:



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1. Alcoholic Beverages and Other Drugs — Possession and/or use of
alcoholic beverages on the University campus. The unlawful manufac-
turing, possessing, having under control, selling transmitting, using
or being party thereto any dangerous drug, controlled substance or
drug paraphernalia on University premises or at University-sponsored
activities.

2. Automobiles — All students operating automobiles or other motorized
vehicles on the University campus must register these vehicles with
the Traffic Office in the Department of Public Safety. Implicit in such
registration is the knowledge of governing traffic and parking regula-
tions, together with the obligation to adhere to these regulations.

3. Disruptive Behavior — Behavior by a student which disrupts the
academic, administrative or residential community, infringes on the
rights of others in the community or corrupts the generally accepted
sense of public decency and morals within the community. Conduct
which is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of peace; or aiding,
abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on the
University premises or at functions sponsored by, or participated in
by the University.

4. Fire, Health, and Building Safety — Tampering with fire safety equip-
ment such as extinguishers, smoke detectors, alarm pull stations or
emergency exits. Tampering with any equipment or fixtures used for
the purpose of fire, health, or building safety.

5. Firearms, Fireworks, Explosives, or Weapons — Firearms, fireworks,
explosives or explosive devices, or weapons shall not be maintained
on the University campus except as may be specifically authorized
by the Chief of Public Safety. The term "weapon" includes any ob-
ject or substance designed to inflict a wound, cause injury or in-
capacitate and may include, but not be limited to, all firearms, pellet
guns, martial arts devices, switchblade knives and clubs.

6. Personal Integrity — All acts of dishonesty, misrepresentation, falsifica-
tion of records, and lewd or obscene conduct such as verbal or nonver-
bal abuse, exhibitionism, or possession of pornographic materials.

7. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coer-
cion and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health
or safety of any person. Sexual assault and harassment are defined
in the section on General University Policies in this Handbook.

8. Violation of Civil or Criminal Law — Violation of civil or criminal
statutes either on or off campus may be adjudicated under the Univer-
sity Code of Conduct. When a student's behavior either on or off
campus interferes with the rights of others, reflects adversely on the
University, or results in a criminal conviction, the circumstances of
the case may be reviewed by the Dean of Campus Life to determine
whether the student may be subject to disciplinary action and/or
determine the status of the student.

9. Theft and Property Damage — Attempted or actual theft of and/or
damage to property of the University community or other personal
or public property. This includes theft of services on University
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10. University Facilities — Entry into University buildings or facilities
at times other than their normal or posted hours of operation. Lock-
ed or secured buildings shall not be entered withour prior authoriza-
tion from the appropriate University official.

1 1. Residential Policies — All policies and procedures contained in the
Residence Hall Guidebook shall have the force of University regula-
tions. Any violations thereof may be administered under this Stu-
dent Code of Conduct following review by the appropriate Cam-
pus Life staff.

12. Student Employees — Any actions which serve to interfere with,
impede, or harass students in the performance of their duties as
employees of the University. These employees include but are not
limited to, residence hall and public safety staff.

13. Failure to Comply — Failure to comply with the proper and/or lawful
directions of a University official; failure to present identification
upon the request of a University official.

14. Disciplinary Sanction — Knowlingly violating the terms of any
disciplinary sanction imposed in accordance with University
regulations.

15. Attempting, Aiding, Abetting — Attempting, aiding, abetting, con-
sipiring, hiring, or being an accessory to any act prohibited by this
Code shall be considered to the same extent as completed violations.

16. Abuse of the Judicial System, including but not limited to:

A. Failure to obey the summons of a judicial body or University
official.

B. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information
before a judicial body.

C. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a judicial
proceeding.

D. Institution of a judicial proceeding knowlingly without cause.

E. Attempting to discourage an individual's proper participation
in, or use of, the judicial system.

F. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a
judicial body prior to, and/or during the course of, the judicial
proceeding.

G. Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a
member of a judicial body prior to, during, and/or after a
judicial proceeding.

H. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Stu-
dent Code.

I. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to com-
mit an abuse of the judicial system.

ARTICLE IV: Adjudication Process

1 . A student who is alleged to have violated University regulations shall
have the matter adjudicated by either an administrative hearing with
the Student Judicial Officer (Assistant Dean of Campus Life) or a
hearing by the Judiciary Council. The student shall be afforded all
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2. Under certain circumstances a student may be required to have an
administrative hearing with the Student Judicial Officer. Such cir-
cumstances include, but are limited to, the following: when an alleg-
ed violation involves a highly personal and/or sensitive issue, during
finals week, between semesters, and in the summer when the Judiciary
Council is not in session.

3. Violations of University residence hall regulations are handled by
the appropriate Residential Life staff members and may be referred
to the Student Judicial Officer if the seriousness of the violation war-
rants such adjudication.

4. Violations of University regulations by officially recognized student


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