Rights, Rules, Responsibilities, 2003-04 edition
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Rights, Rules Responsibilities

2003-04 Edition

Rights, Rules, Responsibilities is intended to provide a concise reference and guide for all members of the Princeton University community. Included here are brief statements of University policies most likely to be applicable to and of interest to all University constituencies. For further information on particular aspects of policies and procedures -- or their application to particular situations -- consult the Orange Pages (for students) or the policy manuals available from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and the Office of Human Resources. For the most up-to-date version of this publication, consult this Web site.

Equal Opportunity Policy   Nondiscrimination Statement

I. University-wide Regulations ……

University Principles of General Conduct and Regulations 1

Introduction 1
Academic Integrity 1
Statement on Diversity and Community 2
Honesty in University Matters 2
Confidentiality of Records 2
Range of Penalties 2
1. Warning 2
2. Disciplinary Probation 3
3. Withholding of Degree 3
4. Suspension 3
5. Required Withdrawal 3
6. Expulsion 3
7. Censure 4

University-wide Conduct Regulations 4

Respect for Others 4
Racial or Ethnic Bias and Harassment 4
Sexual Harassment and Assault 5
Protests and Demonstrations 6
Distribution of Written Materials by Members of the University Community 6
Personal Safety 7
Quiet 7
Identification Cards 7

The University, the Law, and Property Rights 7

On-Campus Misconduct and the Law 8
Persons on Leave of Absence; Persons Who Are Not Members of the University 8
Off-Campus Misconduct 8
Violations of Local, State, or Federal Law 8
University Discipline and the Courts 9
University Security 9
Regulations Regarding Security and Prior Restraint 9
Security Measures 9
Prior Restraint 10
Property 10
Library Use 11
Computer Use 11
Patent and Copyright Policies 12
Princeton University Name and Seal 12

Guidelines Relating to the Tax-Exempt Status of the University and Political Activities 12

Introduction 12
Guidelines 13

Health and Safety Policies 15

Illegal Drugs 15
State Laws 15
University Policy Concerning Use of Illegal Drugs 15
Alcoholic Beverages 16
Smoking 16
Policy on HIV Infection 16
Introduction 16
Access 17
HIV Prevention 17
Screening for HIV Infection 17
Health Maintenance and Services for People Living with HIV Infection 17
Legal Issues 18
Conclusion 18

Resolution of Complaints and Grievances 19

Informal Procedures 19
Formal Procedures 19
Academic Matters 19
Nonacademic Matters Involving Students 19
Nonacademic Matters Involving Undergraduate Student Organizations 20
Nonacademic Matters Regarding Faculty, Staff, or Administration 20
Matters Involving Sexual Harassment or Assault or Racial or Ethnic Bias or Harassment 20
Protection Against Retaliation 21
Appeals Regarding Procedural Unfairness in Initial Proceedings 21

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) 22

Powers 22
Membership 22
Committees 23

The Judicial Committee of the Council of the Princeton University Community 24

Powers and Membership 24
General Procedures 25
Procedure in Cases Not Previously Heard by Another Authority 26
Procedure in Appeals of Cases Previously Heard by Another Authority 29
Responsibilities of the Chair 30
Order of Proceedings in Cases of the First Instance 31
Order of Proceedings in Appeals Cases 32
Procedural Requests 32
Evidence 32
Reports 32
Appeals from Decisions of the Judicial Committee 33

II. Students and the University ……

Rights and Responsibilities of Students 35

Faculty Procedures of Concern to Students 36
Attendance at Faculty Meetings 36
Faculty Reconsideration of Proposals Regarding Undergraduate Curriculum 36
Graduate Student Departmental Committees 37
Interaction of Undergraduate Student Government Committees and Faculty Committees 38
Individual Student Appeal from Decisions of Faculty Committees 38
Coordination Between Faculty and Undergraduates on Matters Affecting Student Life 38
Undergraduate Departmental Committees 39
Undergraduate Student Government 40
Purpose 40
The Student Senate 41
Committees of the Student Senate 41
Class Officers 41
Referenda 41
Campus Associations and Activities 42
Student Publications 43

Regulations Concerning Specific Aspects of Student Life 43

Dormitory Regulations 43
Noise 44
Pets 44
Posting of Notices 44
Fire Safety Policy 44
Candle/Flammable Liquid/Fireworks Policy 44
Use of Exterior Elevated Surfaces of Campus Buildings and Other Restricted Areas 45
Storage 46
Lofts 46
Privacy and Right of Re-entry 46
Search of Dormitory Rooms 46
Dining Regulations 46
Health Regulations 47
University Ban on the Nude Olympics 47
Hazing 47
New Jersey Law 47
Prohibition on Hazing 48
Acceptable Behavior 48
Alcohol Policy 48
What are the Responsibilities of Princeton University students? 49
When will the University intervene? 49
When are Princeton University students in violation of the alcohol policy? 49
Conduct at Prospect Street Clubs 50
Library 50
Motor Vehicle Regulations 50
Legal Assistance 51
Financial Regulations 51
Use of University Monies (Including Student Fees) 51

The Undergraduate Honor System 52

Introduction 52
Current Procedure 53
Constitution of the Honor System 55
Article I 55
Article II 56
Article III 56
Article IV 57
Article V 58
Article VI 59
Article VII 59
Article VIII 59

Academic Regulations 60

Introduction 60
Jurisdiction over Undergraduates for Violations of Academic Rules and Regulations 60
Student Acknowledgment of Original Work 60
Transcription or Publication of Course-Related Materials 60
Tutoring 60
General Requirements for the Acknowledgment of Sources in Academic Work 61
Quotations 61
Paraphrasing 61
Ideas and Facts 61
Footnotes and Bibliography 61
Electronic and Other Sources 62
Laboratory Work, Problem Sets, Computer Programs, and Homework 62
Multiple Submission 62
Oral Reports 62
Standard Forms of Reference 62
Definitions of Academic Violations under the Jurisdiction of the Faculty-Student Committee
     on Discipline 62
Plagiarism 63
Unauthorized Multiple Submission 63
False Citation 63
False Data 63
Violations 63
Jurisdiction 63
Student's Defense 63
Seriousness of Offense 63
Penalties 63
Examples of Plagiarism 64
Original source: 64
1. Example of verbatim plagiarism, or unacknowledged direct quotation (lifted passages are underlined): 64
2. Example of lifting selected passages and phrases without proper acknowledgement (lifted passages are underlined): 64
3. Example of paraphrasing the text while maintaining the basic paragraph and sentence structure: 65

University Discipline 65

The Faculty-Student Committee on Discipline (Undergraduate) 65
Powers 65
Membership 66
General Procedures 66
Conduct of Hearings 67
Appeals 69
Records of Proceedings 69
Penalties 69
Grievance Procedures 69

The Graduate School 70

Jurisdiction over Graduate Students for Violations of Academic Rules and Regulations 70
The Graduate Student Government 70
Dormitory Regulations 70
Alcohol Policy 70
Dining Regulations 70
Financial Regulations 70
The Graduate School Judicial System 70
Disciplinary Procedures 71
Penalties 72
Appeals 73
Graduate Student Grievances 73

Student Privacy Rights under Federal Law 74

III. The University and the Community ……

Community Use of University Resources 79

Introduction 79
Administration 79
Types of Facility Use 79
By Explicit Invitation 79
By Implicit Invitation 80
By Participation in University-Sponsored or Sanctioned Programs 80
By Renting University Facilities in Periods of Low Usage, Especially in the Summer 80
By Private Invitation 81

Regulations Governing Solicitation and Distribution by Off-Campus Individuals or Organizations 82

Commercial Sales 82
Charitable, Political, Religious or other Solicitation or Distribution 82

University Security Policy for Persons Who Are Not Members of the University 83

Index 85