IN THIS SECTION:
- Academic Dishonesty
- Non-Academic Misconduct
- Concerning Behavior
- Sexual Misconduct
- Student Grievance Process
The sections below under will address the ways in which various types of conduct can be reported. If you have any doubt about where to report any safety risk, misconduct, or concerning behavior, please report them immediately to the Behavioral Assessment Team via the online Person of Concern report form or to BAT@roosevelt.edu.
As a general matter, “misconduct” means any behavior that violates the Student Code of Conduct or any of the other policies at the University. The sections below will describe various forms of misconduct and the way in which allegations of misconduct are reported, investigated, and resolved.
A. Statement of Shared Responsibility
Each member of our community – including each student – is responsible for advancing the University’s commitment to a caring and socially-just atmosphere in which each person respects their neighbor’s human dignity and individual differences. The result of this shared responsibility is a safe and respectful learning environment. The purpose of the Student Code of Conduct is for the University to communicate its expectations of each student, to describe the potential sanctions for any deviation from those expectations, and to establish due process rights for investigations, the imposition of discipline, and any appeals.
B. Authority and Scope
The Student Code of Conduct is the University’s primary – but not exclusive – process for handling incidents of student misconduct. All students who are registered at Roosevelt University at all campus locations, including online, are subject to the Code of Conduct with respect to both their on-campus and off-campus conduct. This is particularly true where a student engages in off campus behaviors that may impact the University or educational environment. A student’s withdrawal from the University does not preclude the completion of the misconduct process and resulting disciplinary action.
C. Student Code of Conduct and Federal, State, and Local Law
Students continue to be subject to federal, state, and local laws while at the University and violations of those laws may also constitute violations of this Policy. In such instances, the University may proceed with disciplinary action under this policy whether or not civil or criminal proceedings have been instituted against the student and may impose sanctions for violations of the policy independent of any criminal or civil penalties that may be ordered. Any proceedings initiated through the University’s Student Code of Conduct will not be abandoned or withdrawn solely on the grounds that the criminal or civil charges have been dismissed or reduced, nor will the disciplinary proceedings be delayed pending the outcome of the criminal/civil charges. The Student Code of Conduct is subject to changes and updates.
(Student Code of Conduct Violation)
Examples of academic dishonesty include but are not limited to:
• Using unauthorized material on examinations
• Submitting the same paper for different classes without acknowledgement
• Fabrication of information or making up sources
• Improper collaboration
The Student Code of Conduct governs instances of academic dishonesty.
Reporting: Potential instances of academic dishonesty should be reported to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities via the Student Misconduct Report Form.
(Student Code of Conduct Violation)
Examples of student non-academic misconduct include but are not limited to:
• Adverse behavior that indicates a student lacks suitability to continue in the University community • Biased behavior
• Computer & network usage policy violations
• Disruption to the learning environment
• Drug and alcohol paraphernalia, manufacturing, possession, use, distribution
• Failure to comply with directions from a University official
• Guest violations
• Hazing and/or reckless endangerment
• Obstruction of misconduct process
• Physical altercations
• Residence Life Community Standards (see section III of the Student Code of Conduct)
• Sexual misconduct (see Sexual Misconduct Policy)
• Unauthorized entry
• Violations of university policies
• Weapons, explosives
The Student Code of Conduct governs instances of student nonacademic misconduct.
Reporting: Potential instances of student non-academic misconduct should be reported to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities via the Student Misconduct Report Form.
Examples of concerning behavior include but are not limited to:
• Extreme emotional distress
• Extreme classroom disruption
• Suicidal or homicidal ideas and thoughts • Severe anxiety or depression
• Significant inability to manage self or needs
• Threats of harm
Roosevelt University’s Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT) is responsible for reviewing information submitted for safety risks; may consult with others as appropriate to gather more information; may recommend appropriate interventions depending on the circumstances; makes recommendations to appropriate authoritative entity regarding action to be taken with person of concern. More information about BAT can be found on the website.
Reporting: Potential instances of concerning behavior should be reported to the Behavioral Assessment Team via the online Person of Concern report form.
As a general matter, discrimination occurs when a person is treated differently because of a protected social identity (e.g., age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, source of income, unfavorable discharge from military service, veteran status, as a result of being the victim of domestic or sexual violence or other classes protected by law). The University strictly prohibits discrimination.
Policies governing this type of misconduct are the University Anti-Discrimination Policy, Equal Opportunity Policy, and Student Code of Conduct.
Reporting: Potential instances of discrimination should be reported to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities or Human Resources:
• Discrimination by a student: Student Misconduct Report Form
• Discrimination by a university employee: email@example.com
Harassment becomes a University violation where 1) enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment or enrollment, or 2) the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create an environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive. Offensive conduct may include, but is not limited to, offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, acts of communication causing emotional distress, insults or putdowns, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work performance.
It is against Roosevelt University’s policy for any student or employee to harass another student or employee based upon such person’s age, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, race, disability, gender/ gender identity, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran status, or as a result of being a victim of domestic violence or other protected characteristic(s).
Policies governing this type of misconduct are the University Anti-Harassment Policy and the Student Code of Conduct.
Reporting: Potential instances of harassment should be reported to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities or Human Resources:
• Harassment by a student: Student Misconduct Report Form
• Harassment by a university employee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited, to sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual orientation-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, stalking, and dating and relationship violence, absence of affirmative consent, retaliation in response to a sexual misconduct case.
The policy governing this type of misconduct is the University Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Reporting: Potential instances of sexual misconduct should be reported to the Office of Title IX Compliance via the online Title IX Complaint form. Roosevelt University’s Office of Title IX Compliance is responsible for receiving, reviewing, investigating, and responding to reports of potential sexual misconduct. Additional information and resources for involved parties and reporters can be found on the office website.
Student Grievance Process
The student grievance process exists to protect students from unfair acts being committed against them by University faculty, staff, or other student(s). A student may file a grievance if they believe their rights as a student have not been fully recognized and/or respected. Examples of grievances include challenges with receiving service from a university department or university employee or a conflict with another student. The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities staff will provide a combination of coaching, assistance, mediation, and advocacy in helping the student address their concerns.
NOTE: The office does not address grade appeals or grievances with a faculty member. All grade appeals and faculty issues should be submitted through the academic college according to that college’s policy/procedure.
The complete student grievance process can be found on the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities website.
Reporting: Potential grievances should be reported to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities via the online report form.