Definitions

  • Adjudicate/Adjudication: To make a formal decision about a conduct issue
  • Business/working days: Includes weekdays and excludes weekends, university holidays, and days the university president or their designee has determined that the campus will be closed.
  • Campus grounds/property: Physical locations owned, rented, or otherwise operated by the university.
  • Complainant: The alleged victim of misconduct, whether reported by them or a third party.
  • Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities designee: In the event that the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities is unavailable or unable to initiate a conduct process, the designee would act in their place - the designee would be a representative from the Office of the Dean of Students, including, but not limited to the Associate or Assistant Dean of Students.
  • Good-faith effort: Provided with honesty or sincerity of intention.
  • Preponderance of the evidence: The standard of evidence utilized to determine whether it is more likely than not that a violation of the Student Integrity Code occurred.
  • Respondent: A student, group, or organization that is identified as allegedly engaging in conduct that violates the Student Integrity Code.
  • Student: Includes all persons registered for a course or courses at the university, persons who have accepted offers of admission, persons residing on campus prior to attending classes or while completing a withdrawal or departure process, persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the college, and persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the Student Integrity Code. (See Jurisdiction section for full definition.)
  • Student group: A number of individuals who are associated with each other, but who do not have status as an officially recognized student organization.
  • Student organization: Includes, but is not limited to, clubs and organizations recognized by the Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound (ASUPS), athletics teams, club sports, and Greek organizations.
  • University official: Any person employed by the university performing administrative, professional, research, teaching, or para-professional responsibilities.