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Student Behavior Committee

STUDENTS LIVING ON CAMPUS RATE MORRIS IN THE TOP 5% OF SCHOOLS NATIONALLY FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY.

The University of Minnesota Morris is committed to each student’s safety and wellbeing. Campus programs support student wellness, foster the building of healthy respectful relationships, uphold campus policies, and promote individual action to create a safe and violence-free campus.

All students are expected to abide by the University of Minnesota Student Conduct Code.

Each Morris student contributes to a healthy campus community for us all.

No one can do everything
But everyone can do something.
What's your Green Dot?

—Offices of Student Affairs, Campus Police, and Equal Opportunity

Student Affairs and the Student Behavior Committee (SBC) work with the Student Conduct Code and its application at Morris.

Guiding Principles of the Student Conduct Code

The Student Behavior Committee process supports the guiding principles of the Student Conduct Code:

(a) The University seeks an environment that promotes academic achievement and integrity, that is protective of free inquiry, and that serves the educational mission of the University.

(b) The University seeks a community that is free from violence, threats, and intimidation; that is respectful of the rights, opportunities, and welfare of students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University; and that does not threaten the physical or mental health or safety of members of the University community.

(c) The University is dedicated to responsible stewardship of its resources and to protecting its property and resources from theft, damage, destruction, or misuse.

(d) The University supports and is guided by state and federal law while also setting its own standards of conduct for its academic community.

(e) The University is dedicated to the rational and orderly resolution of conflict.

(f) Students are entitled to the rights and responsibilities of other citizens with regard to freedom of speech, peaceable assembly, and right to petition. Students are entitled to exercise their rights to inquire and dissent, speak freely, and peaceably assemble and protest to the extent permissible under both the First Amendment and the Student Conduct Code.

(g) Students are entitled to due process and procedural fairness protections, including the prompt notification of charges, the opportunity to respond, the right to an advocate of choice, and the right to the resolution of a case within a reasonable period of time.


PROCEDURES

At Morris, Student Affairs and the Student Behavior Committee (SBC) have the assigned responsibility for investigating and responding to possible violations of the University of Minnesota Student Conduct Code. They work in collaboration with Campus Police when student behavior may have violated local, state, or federal law.

CONTACTS

For assistance in responding to possible student misconduct or more information about the University of Minnesota Morris Student Behavior Committee, please contact one of the SBC Secretaries:

Name: Email Address: Office Number:

T.J. Ross

tjross@morris.umn.edu 320-589-6472

Adrienne Conley

amconley@morris.umn.edu 320-589-6409

For more safety information and resources, see Morris’s annual security and fire safety report and morris.umn.edu/wellness/safety

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to all its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.