Interim Suspension

42.  Interim suspension may be implemented by the President or designee when a student’s presence is deemed to constitute an imminent threat to the safety of persons or property on College premises and/or would pose an imminent threat of disruption of the conduct of College activities or significant interference with the educational purposes of the College, or can reasonably be deemed to expose the campus to additional harm in a future context.  A student under interim suspension may be denied access to College programs, grounds, and facilities pending a hearing on a Statement of Charges.

Authority

40.  The authority for resolving disputes under the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct is vested in the College President and designated to student conduct hearing bodies enumerated in Section 51 of this Code.  This authority extends to all students: graduate, undergraduate, full-time, part-time, on the main campus and at extension sites.

Good Samaritan Policy

It is the intent of the College to encourage a witness or victim of an alcohol or other drug overdose to seek emergency assistance.  The College aims to prevent future alcohol and drug related emergencies by providing education to victims of such emergencies and referring those victims to appropriate services.  To that end, the College expects members of the College community to report emergency need for medical attention when they observe them.  See full policy statement under College Policies, Good Samaritan Policy.

Confidentiality of Student Records

32. The privacy and confidentiality of student records shall be preserved.  The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) provides current and former students with the right to inspect and review educational records, the right to seek to amend those records, the right to limit disclosure of information from the records and the right to file a complaint with the U.S.

Privacy

28. Students have the same rights to privacy as any other citizen and surrender none of those rights by becoming members of the academic community.  These rights of privacy extend to residence hall living with the concomitant obligations to maintaining an environment conducive to academic learning.  Nothing in the College relationship or room and board agreement may expressly nor implicitly give College officials the right to consent to a warrantless search of a student’s room by police or other government officials.

Student Organizations

18. Student organizations are an important link in students’ learning experiences at SUNY Oswego.  Such organizations contribute to the overall development and enjoyment of their members.  Additionally, student organizations provide a platform for members to develop their leadership skills and contribute to the social and intellectual fabric of the campus environment.  The College encourages students to form student clubs and organizations and requires registration of all clubs and organizations that wish to use College facilities and grounds for their meetings, events, and activities.

Student Participation in College Policy Formation

14. All constituents of the College community are free, individually and collectively, to express their views on issues of College policy and on matters of interest to the student body.  The President shall provide clearly defined means for student expression on all College policies affecting academic and student affairs.  Students may petition the College regarding issues of administrative policy and actions. 

Protest

10. The right of peaceful protest and peaceful support of a cause is guaranteed within the College community.  The College retains the right to determine the time, place and manner of assembly or presentation to assure the continuity and quality of the educational process in and out of class, the safety of individuals, and the protection of property.