Title and Definitions

Title and Definitions

1.    Title
These rules shall be known as the State University of New York at Oswego Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, hereafter referred to as the Code.

2.    Definitions

  A.       The term, “College,” means State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York, and collectively, those persons responsible for its control and operation.

  B.       The term, “student,” includes all persons taking courses, both full-time and part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or extension site studies.

  C.       The term, “member,” means persons who are students or persons who are employed as faculty or staff at the College.

  D.       The term, "college official," means any person employed by the College to serve in an instructional, research, advisement, administrative, supervisory, or support staff role as described by employee performance programs or College policy; or a person or company with whom the College has contracted as its agent to provide a service; or a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student who serves on an official College committee.  A College official has a legitimate educational interest if that person is required to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the College.

    E.       The term, “instructor,” means any person hired by the College to conduct classroom activities.  In any situation where a person may be both “student” and “instructor,” that person’s status shall be determined by the facts and circumstances of a specific issue.

  F.       The term, “Dean of Students or designee”, means the person designated by the College President to be responsible for the administration of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct.

  G.      The term, “student conduct body” or “student conduct officer”, means any person or persons authorized by the Assistant Dean of Students to determine whether a student has violated the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct and to recommend the imposition of sanction(s).

  H.       The term, “complainant”, means any person who submits a statement alleging that a student violated this Code.

  I.        The term, “respondent”, means any student accused of violating this Code.

  J.       The term, “legal compulsion”, means a judicial or legislative order that requires some action by the person to whom it is directed, or any order or directive originating from SUNY policy or regulations.

  K.      The term, “organization”, means a number of persons who desire to come together to support a particular view, explore common interests, or accomplish identified tasks and who are willing to subscribe to the stated aims and to meet the stated obligations of the organization.

  L.       The term, “registered student organization”, means a student organization that has complied with the formal requirements for registration with the College as provided in Section 18.

  M.      The term, “recognized student organization”, means a registered student organization that has complied with the formal requirements for recognition by the Student Association as provided in Section 20.

  N.       The term, "Student Association", means the student organization that the College has designated as having responsibility for the disbursement of the Student Activity Fee.

  O.      The term, “student press”, means either an organization whose primary purpose is to publish and distribute any publication on campus, or a regular publication of an organization.

  P.       The term, “shall”, is used in the imperative sense.

  Q.       The term, “may”, is used in the permissive sense.

  R.       All other terms have their natural meaning unless the context dictates otherwise.