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University of Louisville Undergraduate Catalog Summer 2010 – Spring 2011

Drug-Free Schools and Campuses


The Drug-Free Schools and (iii) illegal possession of an open
Campuses Regulations (commonly container of an alcoholic beverage,
called Part 86 of EDGAR) require public intoxication, driving while
that higher education institutions intoxicated, and drinking alcoholic
receiving any federal funding must beverages in an unlicensed public
notify each student and employee place.
annually of its program to prevent
the illicit use of drugs and the In addition to imposition of
abuse of alcohol by students and disciplinary sanctions under
employees. University procedures including
suspension or separation from the
The following is the University of University for such acts, students
Louisville’s Drug-Free Schools or employees may face prosecution
Notice: and imprisonment under Federal
and Kentucky laws which make
We, at the University of Louisville, such acts felony and misdemeanor
have begun programs in the past crimes.
few years to combat the misuse
and abuse of alcohol and other The Code of Student Conduct lists
chemical substances. We realize, details of offenses and disciplines
however, that only through a for students. Staff may be
concerted effort by all, can we disciplined under Section 1 1.1 of
make any major strides in the Staff Handbook. Faculty may
preventing substance abuse. be disciplined by Deans per
Redbook Sections 4.5.3 or 3.2.2
Drug-Free Schools Notice with review per 4.4 for sanctions
As required by the Federal Drug less than dismissal or suspension
Free Schools and Communities Act for one year.
Amendments of 1989, you are
hereby notified by the University of The health risks associated with
Louisville that on University the misuse and abuse of mind
premises or at University altering drugs, including controlled
sponsored activities, the following substances and alcohol, include but
acts are prohibited: are not limited to: physical and
psychological dependence;
(i) distribution, possession, or use damage to the brain, pancreas,
of any illegal drug or controlled kidneys and lungs; high blood
substance without legal pressure, heart attacks, and
authorization; strokes; ulcers; birth defects; a
diminished immune system; and
(ii) providing alcoholic beverages to death. The Counseling Center and
individuals under 21 years of age, Student Health Services provide
or possession of alcoholic assessment and referral services to
beverages by individuals under 21 University students, as well as
years of age; or serving as an alcohol and other
drug information/education

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resources center. For further Assistance Program. For further


information, call 852-6585. information, call (502) 852-6543.
Services for faculty and staff are
available through the Faculty/Staff

Codes of Student Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities


Student Advocate the individual academic units of the
The student advocate maintains University. The primary purpose
confidential contacts with students, for the imposition of non-academic
institutional officers, faculty and discipline in the university setting
staff to offer informal, alternative is to protect and preserve a quality
means to resolve student educational environment in the
complaints; to provide a "one-stop" campus community. The Board of
contact for students who need Trustees has the authority to
advice and support in navigating modify the Code of Student
through institutional policies, Conduct.
procedures and bureaucracy; and
to negotiate institutional barriers The Code is set forth in writing in
so that students can be successful order to give students general
in school. The student advocate notice of non-academic prohibited
investigates and takes action for a conduct. This Code is on the web
timely resolution of complaints at http://louisville.edu/dos/policies-
brought by students. The student and-procedures/code-of-student-
advocate familiarizes students with conduct.html or contact the Dean
unit policies and procedures in of Students Office, SAC W301.
compliance with FERPA in order to
improve student retention. Code of Student Rights and
Responsibilities
The student advocate works closely Section 1. Purpose
and cooperatively with student The Code of Student Rights and
affairs offices, academic units, staff Responsibilities is set forth in
and faculty to maintain open lines writing in order to give students
of communication to promote general notice of certain of their
available student services to rights and responsibilities at the
students. University of Louisville. Further
rights and responsibilities are set
Questions and concern may be forth in other University rules and
addressed by e-mail to policies, including the Code of
advocate@louisville.edu or by Student Conduct, Residence Hall
phone to (502) 852-8113. contracts, and academic unit
bulletins. It is the students’
Code of Student Conduct responsibility to be aware of all
The University's Code of Student University rules and policies;
Conduct is the University's policy students should check with the
regarding non-academic discipline Dean of Students Office and with
of students. Academic misconduct their academic units if they have
is not covered by this Code, but any questions about the purposes
rather falls within the jurisdiction of or intent of these policies.

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D. The term “organization” means


The University is a public a number of persons who are
educational institution for adults associated with each other and
rather than a custodial institution. who have complied with the
Consistent with the role of the University requirements for
University to educate its students recognition.
and to stimulate student autonomy
and independence, University E. The term “student” means any
regulation and supervision of person taking courses at the
student life on and off campus is University, either full time or part
limited. The University does not time, pursuing undergraduate,
assume responsibility or liability for graduate or extension studies on a
the conduct of its students; regular quarter, semester, or
responsibility and liability for summer term basis.
student conduct rests with the
student as inherent attributes of F. The term “student broadcast”
his or her adult status, concurrently means oral material published on a
with the student’s freedom of student operated radio or
choice regarding his or her television station.
presence at the University and his
or her own conduct and G. The term “student press” means
associations. either a student publication or a
student broadcast.
Section 2. Definitions
When used in this Code: H. The term “student publication”
means written material published
A. The term “academic dishonesty” by a student organization.
means obtaining or seeking to
obtain an unfair academic I. The term “teacher” means any
advantage for oneself or for any person hired by the University to
other student; it includes lying, conduct classroom activities. In
cheating, stealing, or engaging in certain situations, a person may be
otherwise dishonest conduct in the both “student” and “teacher.”
course of or related to any Determination of the person’s
academic exercise. status in a particular situation shall
be determined by the surrounding
B. The term “academic exercise” circumstances.
means a test, quiz, examination,
speech, presentation, paper, field J. The term “University” means the
or laboratory work, or any other University of Louisville and,
academic activity on which a collectively, those responsible for
student is evaluated. its control and operation.

C. The term “group” means a Section 3. Admission and


number of persons who are Financial Aid
associated with each other and All applicants for admission and
who have not complied with the financial aid to the University shall
University requirements for be considered without regard for
recognition as an organization. race, color, national origin, religion,
sex, handicap not affecting

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qualification, or political beliefs. Section 4. Classroom Rights


and Responsibilities
A. A student shall be evaluated on
demonstrated knowledge and
academic performance, and not on
the basis of personal or political
beliefs or on the basis of race,
color, national origin, religion, sex,
age, or handicap not affecting
academic performance.

B. A student has freedom of


inquiry, of legitimate classroom
discussion, and of free expression
of his or her opinion, subject to the
teacher’s responsibilities to
maintain order and to complete the
course requirements.

C. A student is responsible for


fulfilling the stated requirements of
all courses in which he or she is
enrolled.

D. A student has the right: 1. to be


informed in reasonable detail at
the first or second class meeting
about the nature of the course and
to expect the course to correspond
generally to its description in the
appropriate University catalog or
bulletin; 2. to be informed in
writing and in reasonable detail at
the first or second class meeting of
course requirements and
assignments; 3. to be informed in
writing and in reasonable detail at
the first or second class meeting of
standards and methods used in
evaluating the student’s academic
performance; 4. to be informed in
writing Of any necessary changes
in assignments, requirements, or
methods of grading during the
semester with the reasons for such
changes.

E. A student has the right to


confidentiality in the
student/teacher relationship

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regarding the student’s personal or 4. Unauthorized communication


political beliefs. Disclosures of a during any academic exercise.
student’s personal or political
beliefs, expressed in writing or in 5. Discussing the contents of tests
private conversation, shall not be or examinations with students who
made public without explicit have not yet taken the tests or
permission of the student. Charges examinations if the instructor has
of violations of these classroom forbidden such discussion.
rights and responsibilities shall be
handled through the appropriate 6. Sending a substitute to take
academic unit level procedures. one’s examination, test, or quiz, or
to perform one’s field or laboratory
Section 5. Academic work; acting as a substitute for
Dishonesty another student at any
Academic dishonesty is prohibited examination, test, or quiz, or at a
at the University of Louisville. It is a field or laboratory work
serious offense because it assignment.
diminishes the quality of
scholarship, makes accurate 7. Conducting research or
evaluation of student progress preparing work for another student,
impossible, and defrauds those in or allowing others to conduct one’s
society who must ultimately research or prepare one’s work,
depend upon the knowledge and without prior authorization by the
integrity of the institution and its teacher. Except when otherwise
students and faculty. Academic explicitly stated by the teacher,
dishonesty includes, but is not examination questions shall
limited to, the following: become public after they have
been given.
A. Cheating:
B. Fabrication:
1 . Using or attempting to use
books, notes, study aids, Inventing or making up data,
calculators, or any other research results, information, or
documents, devices, or information procedures, such as:
in any academic exercise without
prior authorization by the teacher. 1. Inventing or making up data,
research results, information, or
2. Copying or attempting to copy procedures.
from another person’s paper,
report, laboratory work, computer 2. Inventing a record of any portion
program, or other work material in thereof regarding internship,
any academic exercise. clinical, or practicum experience.

3. Procuring or using tests or C. Falsification:


examinations, or any other
information regarding the content Altering or falsifying information,
of a test or examination, before such as:
the scheduled exercise without
prior authorization by the teacher. 1 .Changing grade reports or other
academic records.

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acknowledging the source with a


2. Altering the record of footnote or reference.
experimental procedures, data,
4. Using facts, data, graphs, charts,
or results. or other information without
acknowledging the source with a
3. Altering the record of or footnote or reference. Borrowed
reporting false information about facts or information obtained in
internship, clinical, or practicum one’s research or reading must be
experiences. acknowledged unless they are
“common knowledge”. Clear
4. Forging someone’s signature or examples of “common knowledge”
identification on an academic include the names of leaders of
record. prominent nations, basic scientific
laws, and the meaning of
5. Altering a returned examination fundamental concepts and
paper in order to claim that the principles in a discipline. The
examination was graded specific audience for which a paper
erroneously. is written may determine what can
be viewed as “Common
6. Falsely citing a source of knowledge”: for example, the facts
information. commonly known by a group of
chemists will differ radically from
D. Multiple Submission: those known by a more general
audience. Students should check
The submission of substantial with their teachers regarding what
portions of the same academic can be viewed as “common
work, including oral reports, for knowledge” within a specific field
credit more than once without prior or assignment, but often the
authorization by the teacher student will have to make the final
involved. judgment. When in doubt,
footnotes or references should be
E. Plagiarism: used.

Representing the words or ideas of F. Complicity in Academic


someone else as one’s own in any Dishonesty: Helping or attempting
academic exercise, such as: to commit an academically
dishonest act. The academic units
1. Submitting as one’s own a paper may have additional guidelines
written by another person or by a regarding academic dishonesty. It
commercial “ghost writing” service, is the student’s responsibility to
2. Exactly reproducing someone check with their teachers and
else’s words without identifying the academic units to obtain those
words with quotation marks or by guidelines.
appropriate indentation, or without
properly citing the quotation in a Section 6. Discipline
footnote or reference. Procedures for Academic
Dishonesty
3. Paraphrasing or summarizing Charges of academic dishonesty
someone else’s work without shall be handled through the

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appropriate academic unit level Procedure; the University Student


procedures. An academic unit that Academic Grievance Committee
determines that a student is guilty may not substitute its judgment on
of academic dishonesty may the merits for the judgment of the
impose any academic punishment Provost.
on the student that it sees fit,
including suspension or expulsion Section 7. Campus Expression
from the academic unit. A student A. Students have the right of
has no right to appeal the final freedom of expression to the
decision of an academic unit. extent allowed by law.
However, a student who believes
that he or she has been treated B. Students may picket or
unfairly, has been discriminated demonstrate for a cause, subject to
against, or has had his or her rights the following conditions:
abridged by the academic unit may
file a grievance with the Unit 1. The students must act in an
Academic Grievance Committee, orderly and peaceful manner.
pursuant to the provisions of the
Student Academic Grievance 2. The students must not in any
Procedure; the Unit Academic way interfere with the proper
Grievance Committee may not functioning of the University.
substitute its judgment on the
merits for the judgment of the 3. Where students demonstrate in
academic unit. An academic unit an area not traditionally used as an
that suspends or expels a student open public forum, the University
from the academic unit because reserves the right to make
the student has been found guilty reasonable restrictions as to time,
of academic dishonesty may place, and manner of the student
recommend to the University demonstrations.
Provost in writing that the student
also be suspended or expelled from C. Students may distribute written
all other programs and academic material on campus without prior
units of the University. Within four approval, providing such
weeks of receiving such a distribution does not disrupt the
recommendation, the Provost shall operations of the University or
issue a written decision. violate University rules.
Neither the student nor the D. Students may invite to campus
academic unit shall have the right and hear on campus speakers of
to appeal the Provost’s decision. their choice on subjects of their
However, a student who believes choice; approval will not be
that he or she has been treated withheld by any University official
unfairly, has been discriminated for the purpose of censorship.
against, or has had his or her rights
abridged by the issuance of a Section 8. The Student Press
decision by the Provost may file a
grievance with the University A. The student press is free to deal
Student Grievance Committee, openly, fearlessly, and responsibly
pursuant to the provisions of the with issues of interest and
Student Academic Grievance importance to the academic

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community. There shall be no prior D. Charges may be imposed for


approval of student press content any unusual costs for use of
by the University. facilities.

B. The student press is responsible E. Physical abuse of assigned


for adhering to the canons of facilities may result in reasonable
responsible journalism and for limitations on future allocation of
complying with the law. Student space to offending parties and will
publications and broadcasts shall require restitution of damages.
not publish libelous or slanderous
matter, or any other content that F. The organization requesting
violates the law. space must inform the University of
the general purpose of any
C. All student publications and meeting open to persons other
broadcasts shall explicitly state than members and the names of
that the opinions expressed are not outside speakers.
necessarily those of the University
or its student body. Section 10. Use of University
Name and Insignia
D. Students may not be disciplined No individual, group, or
by the University for their organization may use the
participation with the student press University name or insignia without
except for violations of University the express authorization of the
rules that are not inconsistent with University except to identify the
the guarantees contained herein. University affiliation. University
approval or disapproval of any
Section 9. University Facilities policy or issue may not be stated
Appropriate University facilities or implied by any individual, group,
shall be available to organizations or organization.
within the University community
for regular business meetings, for
social programs, and for programs
open to the public. Section 11. Campus Residence
Facilities
A. Reasonable conditions may be Students have the right of privacy
imposed to regulate the timeliness in campus residence facilities.
of requests, to determine the
appropriateness of the space A. Nothing in the University
assigned, to regulate time and use, relationship or residence hall
and to insure proper maintenance. contract may expressly or implicitly
B. Preference may be given to give the institution or residence
programs designed for audiences hall officials authority to consent to
consisting primarily of members of search of a student’s room or
the University community. residence by police or other law
enforcement officials unless they
C. Allocation of space shall be have obtained a search warrant.
made based on priority of requests
and the demonstrated needs of the B. The University reserves the right
organization. to enter a student’s room in a

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residence hall or a student’s approval nor disapproval of the


apartment in a campus residence: aims, objectives, and policies of the
organization, nor liability for the
1. in emergencies where imminent actions of the organization.
danger to life, safety, health, or
property is reasonably feared; C. Membership in all University
related organizations shall be open
2. to make necessary repairs, to any member of the University
improvements, or alterations in the community who is willing to
facility; subscribe to the stated aims and
meet the stated obligations of the
3. to provide necessary pest organization, provided such aims
control services; and obligations are lawful.

4. to inspect the facility as deemed D. Membership lists are


necessary by the University. confidential and solely for the use
of the organization, except that
Section 12. Student Records names and addresses of current
The privacy and confidentiality of organization officers shall be
all student records shall be reported to the University as a
preserved in accordance with condition of continuing University
applicable laws. The University recognition.
shall establish and adhere to a
clear and definitive records policy. E. Any organization that engages in
activities either on or off campus
Section 13. Campus that are illegal or contrary to any
Organizations University policy may have
sanctions imposed against it,
Organizations and groups may be including withdrawal of University
established within the University recognition.
for any legal purpose. Affiliation
with an extramural organization Section 14. Promulgation of
shall not, in itself, disqualify the University Rules Affecting
University branch or chapter from Students
University privileges. A group shall
become a formally recognized Rules and Policies affecting the
organization through procedures students shall be published in
established by the Student Student Handbook, in the
Government Association, upon appropriate University bulletins, or
approval of the Vice President for in any other appropriate
Student Affairs. publication prior to their
enforcement. Included in the
A. Groups of a continuing nature Student Handbook are the
must institute proceedings for following: Academic Grievance
formal recognition if they are to Procedure, Code of Student
receive benefits from the Conduct, Code of Student Rights
University. and Responsibilities, Policy on
Consumption of Alcoholic
B. Recognition of an organization Beverages for Recognized Student
by the University infers neither Organizations, Hazing and Initiation
Activities Policy, Non-academic

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Grievance Policy and the Sexual work to the plagiarism-prevention


Harassment Policy. Copies of the service. The service may retain
Student Handbook are available that copy in some circumstances.
from the Dean of Students Office. Academic units or programs may
establish a more rigorous standard
Plagiarism Prevention of review or consent, which will be
Instructors may use a range of noted in the relevant guidelines.
strategies (including plagiarism-
prevention software at the Student Handbook
university) to compare student Other polices and information for
works with private and public students can be found in the
information resources in order to Student Handbook, on-line at
identify possible plagiarism and http://campuslife.louisville.edu/poli
academic dishonesty. Comparisons cies/studenthandbook .
of student works may require
submitting a copy of the original

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