GUIDE TO 2019 2020 - Division of Student Affairs - Methodist University

 
GUIDE TO 2019 2020 - Division of Student Affairs - Methodist University
GUIDE TO

2019 - 2020

Division of Student Affairs
GUIDE TO 2019 2020 - Division of Student Affairs - Methodist University
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2019-2020 Academic Year Calendar...............................................4 Student Code of Conduct Process..................................................16
    Fall 2019.....................................................................................4               Alcohol and Other Drugs..................................................................19
		 MU at Night Fall Term I.......................................................4                                Other Violations..................................................................................21
		 MU at Night Fall Term II......................................................5                                Conduct System..................................................................................27
		 MU e-Learning Fall Term.....................................................5                                  Hearing Bodies....................................................................................28
    Spring 2020................................................................................5                  Appeals.................................................................................................29
		 MU at Night Spring Term I..................................................6                                   Appeal Bodies......................................................................................29
		 MU at Night Spring Term II.................................................6 Sanctions.....................................................................................................29
		 MU e-Learning Spring Term................................................6 Public Safety Services................................................................................31
    Summer 2020.............................................................................6
Methodist University Department Numbers.........................................7
Get Familiar with the MUPortal.............................................................8
Email ..........................................................................................................8
Connecting Students E-Mail to Mobile Devices...................................8
Academic Advising...................................................................................8
Class Days Abbreviations.........................................................................8                                                                                                                             Dear Students:
Building Abbreviations Key.....................................................................8
Hours of Operation for Davis Memorial Library..................................8                                                                                                                                                  Welcome or welcome back to Methodist University. It is great to have you on our campus as a new or
The Writing Center...................................................................................9                                                                                                                         continuing member of a very special community of students, staff, and faculty that help make our University a
Monarch Tutoring Center........................................................................9                                                                                                                               very special place to live and grow.
Disability Services & Accessibility Resources........................................9                                                                                                                                            Our primary goal is to complement your curricular education by providing you with varied and numerous
Student Health Services............................................................................10                                                                                                                          opportunities for co-curricular personal development. I also hope that you will fully utilize the many support
Student Health Immunizations and Insurance.....................................10                                                                                                                                              services that we provide. All of our customer-oriented programs are designed to provide you with the assistance
Center for Personal Development...........................................................10                                                                                                                                   that you need to deal with many of the challenges faced by today’s university students and to help you make
International Programs/International Students....................................10                                                                                                                                            the most of your university experience. National studies have shown that students who properly balance their
MU Study Abroad.....................................................................................10                                                                                                                         university time between curricular and co-curricular activities are normally better prepared to deal with the
Office of Multicultural Affairs.................................................................10                                                                                                                             challenges of university life and life after the university. I encourage all of you to make the most of your time at
Items Allowed in the Residence Halls....................................................11                                                                                                                                     Methodist University and to commit yourselves to make a positive difference in our community; you will be all
Items Not Allowed in the Residence Halls.............................................11                                                                                                                                        the better for it.
Laundry......................................................................................................11                                                                                                                   Please know that you are welcome to stop by my office for a friendly visit, or with any concerns you may wish
Hours of Dining Services.........................................................................11                                                                                                                            to share. On behalf of the Student Affairs team, I would like to wish all of you great success this year. We look
Parking Tips...............................................................................................11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               forward to living, learning, and growing together with you.
Chapel Time...............................................................................................11
Hours of Operation for Nimocks Fitness Center..................................12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sincerely,
Get Involved...............................................................................................12
Commuter Students..................................................................................12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Dr. William H. Walker
Campus Resources....................................................................................12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Student Affairs.................................................................................13
    Career Services....................................................................................13
    Campus Recreation.............................................................................13
    Dining Services...................................................................................13
    Student Health Services.....................................................................14
    Centers for Personal Development...................................................14
    Public Safety........................................................................................14
    International Programs......................................................................14
    Multicultural Affairs...........................................................................15
    Housing and Residence Life..............................................................15
    Student Involvement Center..............................................................15
    Student Activities................................................................................15
    Student Government Association.....................................................15
    Fraternity and Sorority Life...............................................................15
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THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR                                                                                                     MU at Night Fall Term II
                                                                                                                                Monday                      Oct. 21              Classes begin
At the discretion of the University, changes may be made to the following.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Evening Student Early Registration begins
                                                                                                                                Friday                      Oct. 25              Last day to add/drop without record (Evening)
FALL 2019                                                                                                                       Friday                      Nov. 1               Last day to add/drop without record (Weekend)
                                                                                                                                                                                 Evening-to-Day Early Registration begins
                                                                                                                                Monday                      Nov. 11              Veterans Day Holiday
August
                                                                                                                                Wednesday-Sunday            Nov. 27-Dec. 1       Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday                          12                      New Faculty orientation begins
                                                                                                                                Friday                      Dec. 6               Last day to WP/WF
Wednesday                       14                      August Faculty Meeting
                                                                                                                                Monday                      Dec. 9               Senior Grades Due
Thursday                        15                      Faculty Workshop
                                                                                                                                Wednesday-Friday            Dec. 11-13           Final Exams
Thursday-Saturday               15-17                   New Student Orientation
                                                                                                                                Saturday                    Dec. 14              Commencement Ceremony
Saturday                        17                      Returning students arrive
                                                                                                                                Monday                      Dec. 16              Final Grades Due
Monday                          19                      Classes Begin; Drop/Add Period begins
                                                                                                                                _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Friday                          23                      Opening Convocation at 11:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                MU e-Learning Fall Term
Monday                          26                      Academic Advisor Consultation at 11:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                Monday                      Aug. 19              Classes begin
Tuesday                         27                      Last day to ADD a class or DROP a class without record
                                                                                                                                Tuesday                     Aug. 27              Last day to add/drop without record
                                                                                                                                Monday                      Sept. 2              Labor Day Holiday
September
                                                                                                                                Monday-Tuesday              Oct. 14-15           Fall Break
Monday                          2                       Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
                                                                                                                                Monday                      Nov. 11              Veterans Day Holiday
Monday                          16                      Last day to submit “Intent to Graduate” forms for May 2020 graduation
                                                                                                                                Monday                      Nov. 18              Last day to WP/WF
                                                                                                                                Wednesday-Sunday            Nov. 27-Dec. 1       Thanksgiving Holiday
October
                                                                                                                                Wednesday                   Dec. 4               Last day of class
Friday           11    Midterm grades due in the Office of the Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                Thursday-Thursday           Dec. 5-12            Final Exams
Saturday-Tuesday 12-15 Fall X-Term for Experiential Learning Opportunities including Study
                                                                                                                                Monday                      Dec. 9               Senior grades Due
		Abroad
                                                                                                                                Saturday                    Dec. 14              Commencement Ceremony
Monday-Tuesday   14-15 Fall Break
                                                                                                                                Monday                      Dec. 16              Final Grades Due
Monday-Friday    21-25 Advising Week
                                                                                                                                _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Monday           21    Academic Advisor Consultation at 11:00 a.m.
                       Evening Student Early Registration Begins
Monday           28    Senior Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.                                                               SPRING 2020
Tuesday          29    Junior Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Wednesday        30    Sophomore Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.                                                            January
Thursday         31    Freshman Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.                                                             Sunday                      5                   Students arrive/Orientation
                                                                                                                                Monday                      6                   All Classes and Drop/Add Period begin
November		                                                                                                                      Friday                      10                  Advisor Meeting at 11:00 a.m.
Friday            1                                     Evening-to-Day Registration begins at 7 a.m.                            Tuesday                     14                  Last day to ADD a class or DROP a class without record
Friday - Saturday 1-2                                   Homecoming & Family Weekend                                             Monday                      20                  Martin Luther King Day holiday (no classes)
Monday            11                                    Veterans Day Holiday (no class)
Monday            11                                    Evening Course Registration for Day Students begins at 7 a.m.           February
Monday            18                                    Last day to drop a class with WP or WF                                  Monday           3         Spring Convocation
Wednesday-Sunday  27-Dec 1                              Thanksgiving Holiday                                                    Friday           28        Midterm grades due
                                                                                                                                Saturday-Tuesday 29-Mar. 8 Spring X-Term for Experiential Learning Opportunities including Study
December                                                                                                                        		Abroad
Wednesday                   4                    Last day of classes
Thursday-Thursday           5-12                 Final Examinations                                                             March
Monday                      9                    Senior grades due to the Registrar by 1:00 p.m.                                Monday-Friday               2-6                 Spring Break
Saturday                    14                   Commencement Ceremony                                                          Monday-Friday               16-20               Advising Week
Monday                      16                   Final grades due                                                               Monday                      16                  Academic Advising Consultation at 11:00 a.m.
Semester Break              Dec. 13-Jan. 5       Winter X-Term for Experiential Learning Opportunities including Study                                                          Evening Student Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
		Abroad                                                                                                                        Monday                      23                  Senior Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                                           Summer Course Early Registration begins at 7 a.m. (all students)
MU at Night Fall Term I                                                                                                         Tuesday                     24                  Junior Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Monday                      Aug. 19              Classes begin                                                                  Wednesday                   25                  Sophomore Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Friday                      Aug. 23              Last day to add/drop without record (Evening)                                  Thursday                    26                  Freshman Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Friday                      Aug. 30              Last day to add/drop without record (Weekend)                                  Monday                      27                  Evening-to-Day Student Early Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Monday-Tuesday              Sept. 2-3            Labor Day Holiday                                                              Monday                      30                  “Intent to Graduate” forms for December 2020 graduation Due
Friday                      Oct. 4               Last day to WP/WF                                                                                                              Evening Course Registration begins for Day Students at 7 a.m.
Wednesday-Friday            Oct. 9-11            Final Exams                                                                    Monday-Friday               30-Apr. 3           Research and Creativity Week
Monday                      Oct. 14              Final Grades Due

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April                                                                                                         Summer Day Term II
Wednesday                   1                   Research & Creativity Symposium and Awards Day                Monday                         Jun. 8                  Classes begin
Friday                      10                  Good Friday Holiday (no classes)                              Tuesday                        Jun. 9                  Last day to add/drop without record
Monday                      13                  Last day to drop a class with WP or WF                        Tuesday                        Jul. 30                 Last day to WP/WF
Wednesday                   22                  Last day of day classes                                       Friday                         Jul. 3                  Last day of classes, Final Exams
Thursday-Thursday           23-30               Final Examinations                                            Monday                         Jul. 6                  Final Grades (Term II) Due
Monday                      27                  Senior grades due to the Registrar by 1:00 p.m.               _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                              Summer Day Term III (Reserved for Internships/Special Programs)
May                                                                                                           Monday                         Jul. 6                  Classes begin
Saturday                    2                    Commencement Ceremony (Graduate and Undergraduate)           Tuesday                        Jul. 7                  Last day to add/drop without record
Monday                      4                    Final grades due                                             Wednesday                      Jul. 29                 Last day to WP/WF
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________         Friday                         Jul. 31                 Last day of classes
MU at Night Spring Term I                                                                                     Monday                         Aug. 3                  Final Grades (Term III) Due
Monday                      Jan. 6               Classes begin                                                _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Friday                      Jan. 10              Last day to add/drop without record (Evening)                Summer Evening Term IV
Friday                      Jan. 17              Last day to add/drop without record (Weekend)                Monday                         May 11                  Classes begin
Monday-Tuesday              Jan. 20-21           Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday                          Friday                         May 15                  Last day to add/drop without record (Evening)
Friday                      Feb. 21              Last day to WP/WF                                            Friday                         May 22                  Last day to add/drop without record (Weekend)
Wednesday-Saturday          Feb. 26-28           Final Exams                                                  Monday-Tuesday                 May 25-26               Memorial Day Holiday
Monday                      Mar. 2               Final Grades Due                                             Wednesday                      Jun. 24                 Last day to WP/WF
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________         Wednesday-Friday               Jul. 1-3                Final Exams
MU at Night Spring Term II                                                                                    Monday                         Jul. 6                  Final Grades (Term IV) Due
Monday                      Mar. 9               Classes begin                                                _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Friday                      Mar. 13              Last day to add/drop without record (Evening)                Summer Day Term V (Reserved for Internships)
Monday                      Mar. 16              Evening Student Early Registration begins                    Monday                         May 11                  Classes begin
Friday                      Mar. 20              Last day to add/drop without record (Weekend)                Friday                         May 15                  Last day to add/drop without record
Monday                      Mar. 23              Summer Early Registration begins                             Friday                         Jul. 24                 Last day to WP/WF
Friday                      Mar. 27              Evening-to-Day Student Registration begins                   Friday                         Jul. 31                 Last day of classes
Thursday-Monday             Apr. 9-13            Easter Holiday                                               Monday                         Aug. 3                  Final Grades Due
Friday                      Apr. 26              Last day to WP/WF                                            _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Monday                      Apr. 27              Senior grades (Day and Evening) due                          MU e-Learning Summer Term
Wednesday-Saturday          Apr. 29-May 2        Final Exams                                                  Monday                         May 11                  Classes begin
Saturday                    May 2                Commencement Ceremony (Graduate and Undergraduate)           Friday                         May 15                  Last day to add/drop without record
Monday                      May 4                Final Grades Due                                             Monday                         May 25                  Memorial Day Holiday
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________         Friday                         Jul. 24                 Last day to WP/WF
MU e-Learning Spring Term                                                                                     Friday                         Jul. 31                 Last day of classes
Monday                      Jan. 6               Classes begin                                                Monday                         Aug. 3                  Final and Senior Grades Due
Tuesday                     Jan. 14              Last day to add/drop without record                          Saturday                       Aug. 8                  Summer Degree Conferral Date
Monday                      Jan. 20              Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
Monday-Friday               Mar. 2-6             Spring Break                                                 METHODIST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS
Friday                      Apr. 10              Good Friday Holiday                                          Academic Affairs.........................................................................7031           Monarch Press.............................................................................7032
Monday                      Apr. 13              Last day to WP/WF                                            Accounts Payable.........................................................................7007           Music Department......................................................................7100
Wednesday                   Apr. 22              Last day of classes                                          Admissions (Day)........................................................................7027            Operator.......................................................................................7000
Wednesday-Thursday          Apr. 23-30           Final Exams                                                  Admissions (Evening).................................................................7190               Payroll...........................................................................................7023
Monday                      Apr. 27              Senior grades due                                            Admissions (International)........................................................7049                  Physician Assistant Program.....................................................7615
                                                                                                              Athletics....................................................................................... 7175   Police & Public Safety.................................................................7149
Saturday                    May 2                Commencement Ceremony (Graduate and Undergraduate)
                                                                                                              Book Store....................................................................................7165      Post Office.....................................................................................7194
Monday                      May 4                Final Grades Due                                             Campus Ministry.........................................................................7157            Registrar........................................................................................7318
                                                                                                              Career Services............................................................................7333         Religious Life................................................................................7157
SUMMER 2020                                                                                                   Center for Personal Development.............................................7150                        Residence Life..............................................................................7626
                                                                                                              Chaplain........................................................................................7515    Social Work..................................................................................7394
Summer Day Term I                                                                                             Computers Services.....................................................................7300             Student Accounts.........................................................................7015
Summer X-Term               May 11-Jun. 5       Experiential Learning, including Study Abroad Opportunities   Counseling Center......................................................................7150             Student Activities.........................................................................7022
Monday                      May 11              Classes begin                                                 Dean of Students..........................................................................7152          Student Affairs Admin................................................................7152
                                                                                                              Disability Services/Accessibility Resources.............................7402                            Student Government...................................................................7439
Tuesday                     May 12              Last day to add/drop without record
                                                                                                              Dining Services....................................................................884-0065             Student Health.............................................................................7164
Monday                      May 25              Memorial Day Holiday                                          Evening University......................................................................7485            Student Insurance........................................................................7652
Wednesday                   Jun. 3              Last day to WP/WF                                             Events Coordinator.....................................................................7062             University Publications...............................................................7200
Friday                      Jun. 5              Last day of classes, Final Exams                              Financial Aid................................................................................7192       University Relations....................................................................7200
Monday                      Jun. 8              Final Grades (Term I) Due                                     Golf Shop......................................................................................7684     Weather Alert & Messages Board..............................................7351
                                                                                                              Library Circulation......................................................................7645           Webmaster....................................................................................7646
                                                                                                              Library Reference........................................................................7123           Welcome Center..........................................................................7098
                                                                                                              Maintenance.................................................................................7199        Writing Center.............................................................................7264
                                                                                                              Mathematics Department..........................................................7231
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MU PORTAL                                                               ACADEMIC ADVISING
                                                                           All full-time day students are assigned to an academic
                                                                        advisor upon receipt of their enrollment deposit. Most academic
                                                                        advisors are full-time faculty members at the University. Students
                                                                        who have declared a major are assigned an advisor from that
                                                                        department. When a major has not been declared, students are
                                                                        assigned to an Exploratory (EXP) academic advisor. Students and
                                                                        advisors meet regularly for academic planning purposes.
                                                                           It is highly encouraged that you get to know your advisor.

   Every student should understand and get familiar with                Class days abbreviations
the myMU Portal. Some of the most valuable and important                M - Monday
information and tasks are done through the myMU Portal.                 T - Tuesday
Following are just some of the tasks and information that can be        W - Wednesday
found on the myMU Portal:                                               R - Thursday
   • Important announcements                                            F - Friday
   • Grades
   • Class Registration
   • Unofficial Transcripts
                                                                        BUILDING ABBREVIATIONS AND
   • Advising Worksheets                                                WHAT THEY MEAN
   • Viewing/Paying Bills                                               RVAD- John M. Reeves Fine Arts Building
   • Viewing Financial Aid                                              MATH - Keith Allison Math & Computer Science Building                                                                                                                               Monarch Tutoring Center
   • My Housing                                                         TRUS- Trustees Building Classroom/Office
   • Dining Services                                                    RPAC - March F. Riddle Athletics Center
   • Vehicle Registration                                               PLAY - The Player Golf Education Center
   The myMU Portal can be accessed by visiting the Methodist            CLRK - Margaret and Walter Clark Hall
University website and clicking on the myMU Portal tab in the           EHSC - Dr. and Mrs. Elton Hendricks Science Complex
top right hand corner.                                                  PNSB - Nursing Building
                                                                        BCVA - Bethune Center for Visual Arts
Email                                                                   MHSB - McLean Health Sciences Building
    An email account (ending in @student.methodist.edu)
                                                                                                                                             THE WRITING CENTER
will be created for all Methodist University students by the
Computer Services staff. Students will receive their email              HOURS OF OPERATION FOR                                                   The Methodist University Writing Center is located in the
                                                                                                                                             Davis Memorial Library. Our staff of friendly and knowledgeable
account information in a letter from the Admissions Office. If
you do not receive your email account, you will need to contact
                                                                        DAVIS MEMORIAL LIBRARY                                               consultants support the entire writing process for students and
                                                                        Sunday - 1:00 p.m. — 1:00 a.m.                                       faculty/staff who wish to utilize our free services. In addition to
the Computer Assisted Composition (CAC) Lab attendant in                Monday - Thursday - 7:00 a.m. — 1:00 a.m.                            assisting with current writing projects, the Writing Center’s goal is to
one of the following three ways; physically go the CAC Lab in           Friday - 7:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.                                       foster the skills and confidence necessary for writing improvement
the Trustees building, room 264, call the CAC Lab attendant             Saturday - 11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.                                    that will lead to academic and professional success. The MU Writing
at extension 910.630.7300, or email help@methodist.edu for              Visit the website for more info: www.methodist.edu/library           Center is available for assistance with academic papers, creative
assistance. All students are responsible for checking their email
                                                                                                                                             writing, cover letters, resumes, graduate school applications, grant
daily for messages from the University. All official University
                                                                                                                                             proposals, course syllabi, and more. The staff looks forward to
information (e.g., grades, academic notices, campus calendars,
                                                                                                                                             seeing students in the Writing Center this semester! Stop by the
attendance policy updates, registration and financial information,
                                                                                                                                             library and visit for more information. The center can be reached at
etc.) will be sent electronically only. No University information
                                                                                                                                             910.630.7264 and via email at writingcenter@methodist.edu.
will be sent to any other email address.
    Use and get familiar with the myMU Portal. Grades and
unofficial transcripts are available to advisors and students via the                                                                        MONARCH TUTORING CENTER
myMU Portal.                                                                                                                                    The Monarch Tutoring Center (MTC) provides free tutoring
                                                                                                                                             services, study skills coaching, and academic support for all
Connecting Student Email to Mobile Devices                                                                                                   Methodist University undergraduate students. For specific subject
   Visit the myMU Portal. Once at the myMU Portal, login with                                                                                or special tutoring hours, please visit the MTC website at
your Methodist ID and password. Click on the “Request Forms”                                                                                 www.methodist.edu/tutoring.                                                 The Writing Center
tab, fill out the form and submit it.
   Not all phones are compatible or work correctly with these
settings, but we hope they work for the majority of you. There                                                                               DISABILITY SERVICES & ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES
are several phones on the market, so we can’t give specific                                                                                     Our Director for Disability Services/Accessibility Resources works with each student to ensure that their needs are met to the best
instructions for each phone configuration as they may be different                                                                           of our ability. The Disability Services/Accessibility Resources Office is located in Pearce Hall, Suite 102. For further information, please
depending on your phone. This will take 24 hours to activate.              Davis Memorial Library                                            contact Charmagne Williams at (910) 630-7402 or email at cawilliams@methodist.edu.

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STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES                                               INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS/
                                                                      INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
                                                                          International Programs Office (IPO) is located on the second
                                                                      floor of Berns Student Center. This office advocates for and
                                                                      addresses the needs of international students as well as promotes
                                                                      internationalization on campus. International Students are an
                                                                      important and special part of campus life at Methodist University.
                                                                          There are over 175 international students here from over
                                                                      seventy different countries. Methodist University offers an
                                                                      exciting blend of cultural heritage, which gives a unique character
Location: West Hall                                                   to the relationships and friendships between US and international
www.methodist.edu/health-services                                     students.
                                                                                                                                            3. Candles                                                          Chick-fil-A:
Contact: Lynetta Allen-Geddie                                                                                                               4. Incense                                                          Monday-Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Email: lgeddie@methodist.edu
Phone: 910.630.7164                                                   MU STUDY ABROAD                                                       5. Open-Coil Heating Devices
                                                                                                                                            6. Weapons/Firearms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm                                     The Study Abroad Office is located on the second floor of
                                                                      Berns Student Center in the International Programs Office.            7. Alcoholic Paraphernalia                                          Sunday: Closed
                                                                      Pursuing part of your education abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime        8. Hover Boards
    The Student Health Center provides acute and preventive                                                                                 9. Space Heaters                                                    Sandwich Shack:
health care to the university community. Students, faculty and        opportunity with benefits that go far beyond academic learning.
                                                                      Students develop relevant intercultural communication, problem-       10. Pets                                                            Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
staff can access care by scheduling an appointment to see the                                                                               11. Hookahs                                                         Friday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Registered Nurse on duty or the Physician Assistant. The clinic is    solving skills, confidence, flexibility, and independence, which
                                                                      strengthen career opportunities. Methodist University offers                                                                              Saturday & Sunday: Closed
open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. Health assessments
are performed to determine individual needs. Minor illnesses          programs for as short as a week to as long as an academic
                                                                                                                                            LAUNDRY
and injuries are treated by the nurse with over-the-counter           year through faculty-led programs, direct exchanges, and
                                                                      other affiliations such as USAC (University Studies Abroad
                                                                                                                                                Laundry facilities are located in each residence hall. Thanks   PARKING TIPS
medications and education. More complex care is provided by the                                                                             to the contributions of the Residence Hall Association (RHA),          Parking permits can be purchased on the myMU Portal
Physician Assistant; when deemed necessary, patients are referred     Consortium). Visit our website www.methodist.edu/study-abroad.
                                                                                                                                            laundry is free!                                                    beginning August 1, 2019. Permits must be displayed on vehicles
off campus for X-rays, laboratory testing and other specialty care.   Scholarships are available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019.
Students are encouraged to call 911 for assistance in situations                                                                                                                                                   Parking rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 365
when there is a life-threatening illness or injury.                   OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL                                               HOURS OF DINING SERVICES                                            days a year. See the MU Student Handbook online for complete
                                                                                                                                            Green and Gold Cafe:                                                details. www.methodist.edu/student-handbook.
   The Health Coordinator is responsible for immunization             AFFAIRS                                                               Breakfast
                                                                                                                                            Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Residential parking permits are yellow and green. Commuter
compliance of all students enrolled at the university and assists        Multicultural Affairs strives to provide equitable programming                                                                         parking permits are red, blue, and purple. Residential and
the athletes and international students with insurance-related care   for personal, academic, cultural, and professional development                                                                            commuter students must park in their assigned color-coded
received at off-campus facilities.                                    for the diverse populations represented here at Methodist             Continental Breakfast                                               permitted lots. Students cannot park in ANY reserved parking
                                                                      University. The office promotes the retention and success of          Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                             spaces and are required to park in their designated zones.

CENTER FOR PERSONAL                                                   historically margined students, and provides opportunities for
                                                                                                                                            Brunch
                                                                      university-wide multicultural education through interaction and
                                                                                                                                            Saturday - Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.                           CHAPEL TIME
DEVELOPMENT                                                           dialogue designed to support the growth and development of all
                                                                      individuals. Further, the office provides individual support and                                                                            A Chapel service is held every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Classes
Counseling and Consultation                                                                                                                 Lunch                                                               and meetings cannot be scheduled during this time.
   Anything that is a concern to you is an appropriate concern to     advocacy to students, faculty, and staff through programming,
                                                                      counseling and advising while promoting diversity and inclusion.      Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
bring to The Center for Personal Development. If our professional
staff cannot help you, we will help you find someone who can.                                                                               Lite Lunch
Secrets, concerns, sorrows, jubilation, and worries shared between
a counselor and a client are treated as confidential in accordance
                                                                      ITEMS ALLOWED IN THE                                                  Monday - Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

with the standards of ethics and confidentiality established by the   RESIDENCE HALLS                                                       Dinner
counseling profession. No information will ever be released to                                                                              Monday - Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
anyone, including parents or University personnel, without your       1. George Foreman Grills
                                                                                                                                            Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
written permission, unless your life or someone else’s life is in     2. Microwaves
                                                                                                                                            Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
danger.                                                               3. Small Refrigerators
                                                                      4. Crock Pots
                                                                                                                                            Starbucks:
Location and Scheduling Appointments                                  5. Coffee Pots
                                                                                                                                            Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    The Center for Personal Development is conveniently located                                                                             Saturday - Sunday: Noon - 9:00 p.m.
in Pearce Hall. To schedule an appointment, you may call our
office at 910.630.7150, come by our office, or visit our website at   ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN THE                                              P.O.D. Market:
www.methodist.edu/counseling.                                         RESIDENCE HALLS                                                       Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                            Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
                                                                      1. Toaster Ovens                                                      Saturday - Sunday: Noon - 10:00 p.m.
                                                                      2. Lava Lamps
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• Where can I go to print my documents? Davis Memorial                STUDENT AFFAIRS                                                 CAREER SERVICES
                                                                           Library has printers. Black copies are FREE; color copies are
                                                                           0.25/per page.                                                      The Division of Student Affairs seeks to enrich the             Career Services supports the mission of the Division of
                                                                         • Are meal plans offered to commuter students? Yes, and at a          educational experience by promoting an inspiring                Student Affairs by providing career readiness resources to all
                                                                           discounted rate. If interested, you may purchase a meal plan        environment where students can explore and discover             degree-seeking students and University graduates. The Career
                                                                           by visiting the Aramark office in the Green and Gold Cafe.          their sense of purpose. Student Affairs challenges students     Services staff guides and instructs students and graduates in
                                                                         • Do nearby restaurants offer discounts to MU students? Yes,          to grow personally and professionally as they engage with       the development of the skills necessary to obtain valuable
                                                                           most restaurants on Ramsey Street offer a MU student                the community and strive to reach their fullest potential as    internships, full-time employment, and career satisfaction.
Nimocks Fitness Center                                                     discount. Be sure to ask!                                           productive citizens and good stewards of society.               Students and graduates who engage with Career Services are
                                                                                                                                                   The Division of Student Affairs at Methodist University     empowered to compete and succeed in a global workforce.
HOURS OF OPERATION FOR                                                CAMPUS RESOURCES                                                         is comprised of 11 departments: Center for Personal
                                                                                                                                               Development, which houses Counseling and Psychological                            Dr. Antoinette Bellamy
NIMOCKS FITNESS CENTER                                                    The time you spend on campus will be a sound investment in
                                                                                                                                               services; the Student Involvement Center, which houses                            Director of Career Services &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Associate Dean of Students
                                                                                                                                               Student Activities and Fraternity and Sorority Life; Career
                                                                      your academic and professional success. All resources below are          Services; Campus Recreation; Health Services; Housing                             910.630.7333
   The Nimocks Fitness and Recreation Center is available for all
                                                                      all offered to MU Students.                                              and Residence Life; International Programs; Multicultural                         abellamy@methodist.edu
current MU students, faculty, and staff to use during listed hours.
                                                                          • Berns Student Center - pool tables, ping pong tables, soft         Affairs; and Police and Public Safety. The Division is also
All participants MUST present a current Methodist University ID
                                                                           couches and a great atmosphere to meet new friends.                 responsible for Judicial Affairs and overseeing Aramark,
card to enter and use the Nimocks Fitness and Recreation Center.
                                                                          • Nimocks Fitness Center - exercise equipment, fitness classes,      the organization that manages our campus food service
   The Nimocks Fitness and Recreation Center reserves the right
                                                                            intramural and club sports                                         program. The Division is committed to communicating
to reduce hours during breaks, final exams, between academic
                                                                          • Davis Memorial Library - quiet place to study, study rooms         and collaborating with the entire university community to
semesters, and during the summer. The Nimocks Center may
temporarily close each semester for maintenance purposes.
                                                                            for groups, tutoring and writing center.
                                                                          • Bookstore - school supplies, books, and MU attire. Located in
                                                                                                                                               assist students and accomplish the academic mission.            CAMPUS RECREATION
Hours of Operation
                                                                           the Berns Student Center.                                                             Dr. William Walker is the Vice President
Monday - Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - Midnight                                                                                                                                                                        Methodist University’s Campus Recreation & Intramural
                                                                          • Student Health Center - Staff includes a full-time nurse and PA.                     for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.
Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                  Programs (CRIMP) department aspires to enhance the
                                                                            Free of charge. Located in West Hall.                                                Dr. Walker is the chief student affairs
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                               university experience through leisure activities and alternative
                                                                          • Center for Personal Development- professional                                        officer for the University and serves on
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                 educational programs. CRIMP is committed to cultivating a
                                                                            psychotherapy, mental health counseling, learning disability                         the president’s cabinet. He is responsible
                                                                            consultation and addiction treatments are available without                                                                        healthy social environment through student-driven programs
                                                                                                                                                                 for all aspects of student life, including
HOW TO GET INVOLVED                                                         charge. Located in Pearce Hall.
                                                                          • Career Services - work-study, internships, resumes and more.
                                                                                                                                                                 11 departments that provide student
                                                                                                                                                                                                               of fitness, sports, wellness, and outdoor adventure.
                                                                                                                                                                 services and co-curricular programs for                         Mr. Clifton Bobbitt
    Contact Doris Munoz, Associate Dean of Students, at                     Located in the Berns Student Center.                                                 student development and engagement.
                                                                          • Student Involvement Center - clubs, organizations,                                                                                                   Director of Campus Recreation &
dmunoz@methodist.edu or stop by Student Involvement Center                                                                                                                                                                       Associate Dean of Students
in Berns Student Union.                                                     fraternities, sororities, student activities, and Commuter         Dr. William H. Walker
                                                                            Student Association. Located in the Berns Student Center.                                                                                            910.630.7161
    The mission of the Student Involvement Center is to provide                                                                                VP for Student Affairs & Dean of Students                                         cbobbitt@methodist.edu
meaningful, high quality out-of-class opportunities through               • Religious Life - weekly worship services, Holy                     910.630.7152
programs and experiences that foster student leadership and                 Communion, fellowship meals, spiritual growth retreats,            wwalker@methodist.edu
leadership development, encourage participation in student clubs            forums and open discussions, Bible study, and community
and organizations, assist with the development of a healthy active          service projects. Located in the Matthews Ministry Center.                           Todd Harris is the Senior Associate
lifestyle, and create involvement and service opportunities at            • Veteran Services - Assistance for veterans and their                                 Dean of Students. He assists the Dean
Methodist University and in the greater community.                          dependents. Located in Joe W. Stout Hall, room 100.                                  of Students with the overall supervision
    Why should I get involved on campus? When you get involved            • Campus Security - Available 24/7. Flat tire, locked your keys                        and management of Student Affairs and
you have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, become               in car, dead battery? Campus security can service any
                                                                            on-campus situation.
                                                                                                                                                                 serves as the campus judicial officer.        DINING SERVICES
connected to Methodist, make a difference on and off campus,                                                                                                     Dean Harris directly oversees Housing
gain a sense of achievement, make new friends, enjoy a variety of                                                                                                and Residence Life, Health Services, the      Through a variety of dining locations, broad menu offerings,
experiences, builds your resume, and impress potential employers                                                                                                 Center for Personal Development and           and friendly and welcoming staff, the staff assures students
and graduate schools.                                                                                                                                            New Student Orientation.                      an experience they will never forget. Campus Dining Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                               are proud to offer a diverse array of innovative meal plans and
                                                                                                                                               Dr. Todd Harris                                                 popular brands, such as Chick-fil-A and Starbucks. Students
COMMUTER STUDENTS                                                                                                                              Senior Associate Dean of Students                               are invited to join the table and enjoy all that Methodist
FAQs                                                                                                                                           910.630.7152                                                    University Campus Dining Services has to offer. It will be a
                                                                                                                                               toharris@methodist.edu                                          pleasure serving you.
     • Do I need a parking permit? Yes, you must purchase through
       the myMU Portal and display correctly on your vehicle.                                                                                                    Carol Pope is the Program Coordinator                           Ms. Joy Presley
     • Is there free Internet Access? Yes, you can access Wi-Fi                                                                                                  for Student Affairs. She is responsible for                     Aramark General Manager
       anywhere on campus.                                                                                                                                       the operational and functional aspects of                       910.884.0065
     • Are there computers to use on campus? Yes, there are over 30                                                                                              the Student Affairs office.                                     Presley-Joy@aramark.com
       computers in the Davis Memorial Library, a few in the Lion’s
       Den (in Berns Student Center), and in the computer labs                                                                                                   Ms. Carol Pope
       located in Allison Hall.                                                                                                                                  Program Coordinator, Student Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                 910.630.7152
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STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES                                               PUBLIC SAFETY                                                         MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS                                             STUDENT INVOLVEMENT
Good health is essential to optimal success in college. Health        The Department of Public Safety works 24-7-365 to help                Multicultural Affairs strives to provide equitable                CENTER
services are provided by a physician assistant and registered         keep Methodist University a safer and more secure place to            programming for personal, academic, cultural, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Methodist University’s Student Involvement Center serves as
nurse. The Health Center is located in West Hall providing            learn, live, work, and grow. The mission of MU Public Safety          professional development for the diverse populations
                                                                                                                                                                                                              the central gateway for student life outside of the classroom.
services Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to             is to serve and protect the University community while                represented here at Methodist University. The office promotes
                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Student Involvement Center is full of opportunities for
students, faculty and staff. We treat acute illnesses, provide        fostering an atmosphere of integrity, courtesy, and respect,          the retention and success of historically margined students,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              every student. Looking to get involved on campus, meet new
preventative health care and health education.                        while continuously improving the quality and score of the             and provides opportunities for university-wide multicultural
                                                                                                                                                                                                              friends, and make an impact on the community? Look no more!
                                                                      department’s services to meet the community’s changing needs.         education through interaction and dialogue designed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Student Involvement Center staff is here to help find every
                                                                      Public Safety is committed to delivering the highest level of         support the growth and development of all individuals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              student’s “one thing.” If it’s a club, organization, or academic
                  Lynetta Allen-Geddie, RN, MPH                       professional support to the students, faculty, staff, and visitors.   Further, the office provides individual support and advocacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                              honor society, the Office of Student Involvement can help
                  Director of Health Center                                                                                                 to students, faculty, and staff through programming,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              students get started. Also housed under this office are Student
                  910.630.7164                                                          Mark Brewington                                     counseling and advising while promoting diversity and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Activities, the Student Government Association, and Fraternity
                  lgeddie@methodist.edu                                                 Director, Police & Public Safety/                   inclusion.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              and Sorority Life.
                                                                                        Chief of Police
                                                                                        910.630.7149
                                                                                                                                                                                                              STUDENT ACTIVITIES
                                                                                        sbrewington@methodist.edu                                             Cliff Bobbitt
                                                                                                                                                                                                              “We Put the ‘U’ in Fun”
                                                                                                                                                              Interim Director of Multicultural Affairs
                                                                                                                                                              910.630.7161                                    Student Activities is located in Berns Student Center.
                                                                                                                                                              cbobbitt@methodist.edu                          Students interested in learning about and executing special
                                                                                                                                                                                                              events, alternative programs, major concerts, event planning,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              and student entertainment should join Student Activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Committee (SAC). SAC produces weekly events such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                              hypnotists, talent shows, live entertainers, casino nights, foam
                                                                                                                                                                                                              parties, and much more. The Social Justice Committee (SoJu)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              is a SAC subcommittee that addresses social justice issues on
                                                                                                                                                                                                              campus. They organize events like Cardboard City, the Hunger
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Banquet, Words that Hurt, and much more.

                                                                                                                                            HOUSING AND                                                       STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Methodist University Student Government Association
                                                                      INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS                                                RESIDENCE LIFE                                                    (SGA) is composed of all full-time day students as well as
                                                                                                                                                                                                              evening students who choose to pay the activity fee. The SGA
                                                                      The office of International Programs represents students              This department values the unique experiences that residence      is governed by a constitution and directed by officers and
                                                                      from more than 70 countries and provides them with the                hall living provides. The staff recognizes that residence hall    senators elected by the student body. The purpose of the SGA is
CENTER FOR PERSONAL                                                   opportunity to receive an exceptional educational experience
                                                                      at Methodist University. Ms. Lyle Sheppard serves as Director
                                                                                                                                            living is an integral part of the education process. Whether
                                                                                                                                            students live in a traditional hall or suite, we are committed
                                                                                                                                                                                                              to represent the students to the University administration and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              design programs to meet the needs of the students. All students
DEVELOPMENT                                                           of International Programs. She and the IPO team provide               to providing each student with a healthy, clean, and safe         are encouraged to participate in the programs sponsored by the
                                                                      outstanding services and support to all of the international          living environment. Residence hall staff members are here         SGA and to provide new ideas for implementation. Meetings
The Center for Personal Development helps students become             students.                                                             to provide information, counseling, and programming for           are held weekly and are open to all students.
successful in their college life, in relationships, and in everyday     At MU International Programs, students will find a variety of       residents. By choosing to live in the residence halls, students
life. Individuals who are seeking to meet their highest               cultures, and will learn how to share their own unique culture        will be at the center of campus activity, close to classes        FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE
potential are those who take advantage of the opportunities           with the rest of the world.                                           and dining facilities, and right in the midst of many social      Fraternity and Sorority Life at Methodist University provides
that the Center for Personal Development offers. Services                                                                                   activities. Living on campus is convenient, affordable, and       the opportunity for students to participate in a unique
provided include:                                                                       Ms. Lyle Sheppard                                   fun!                                                              experience. Currently, there are eleven organizations on
   ◆ Counseling and Psychological Services                                              Director, International Programs                                                                                      campus. Fraternities and sororities have a long-lasting tradition
   ◆ Drop-in Counseling and Psychotherapy by Appointment                                910.630.7225                                                          Ms. Barbara Morgan                              of the four Greek Pillars – community service, excellence
   ◆ Education about mental health and addiction                                        lsheppard@methodist.edu                                               Director, Housing & Residence Life              in scholarship, leadership development, and sisterhood/
                                                                                                                                                              910.630.7256                                    brotherhood bonds. For more information about Fraternity and
                   Dr. Deirdre Jackson                                                                                                                        bamorgan@methodist.edu                          Sorority Life, or to start your own Greek organization, contact
                   Director, Center for Personal Development                                                                                                                                                  Student Involvement today.
                   910.630.7150
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ms. Doris Munoz
                   djackson@methodist.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Director of The Student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Involvement Center and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Associate Dean of Students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                910.630.7022
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dmunoz@methodist.edu

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THE STUDENT CODE OF                                                     Preponderance of Evidence
                                                                            Methodist University hearings, unlike proceedings of a court
                                                                                                                                                    Involuntary Withdrawal Policy
                                                                                                                                                        In unusual and extraordinary circumstances where the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             including the organization’s members, 2) the maintenance of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             public order, and 3) the effective sustainment of the educational
CONDUCT PROCESS                                                         of law, do not require conclusive proof. Due to the nature of the
                                                                        student conduct system and the need to balance the rights and
                                                                                                                                                    emotional and/or physical welfare of the student and/or
                                                                                                                                                    elements of the University community are in jeopardy, it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             process. If interim measure are justified, the Dean of Students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             office will issue, in writing, all measures to the organization’s
(The official and complete Student Code of Conduct can be found on
the Methodist University website.)                                      privileges of all members of the university community, hearing              may become necessary to take steps temporarily separating                leadership and any specific individuals associated to the situation.
                                                                        decisions must be based on preponderance of evidence. A                     a student or students from the University community. Under               Failure to comply with the interim measures may result in a
Introduction
                                                                        preponderance of evidence exists when a reasonable person, after            such circumstances, and with medical and/or psychological                violation of the Code of Conduct.
   The student conduct process outlines the steps involved in
                                                                        evaluating all information available at the time of the hearing,            consultation, the University, through the Dean of Students or his/
examining and adjudicating reports of Student Code of Conduct
                                                                        would conclude that it is more likely than not a violation has              her designee, reserves the rights to exercise its responsibility to      Group Responsibility
violations. The topics covered in this section are listed below.
                                                                        occurred. The student has the right to appeal a hearing decision            involuntarily withdraw a student from the University. Further, the          Any student organization, club, fraternity, or sorority can be
Detailed descriptions of them follow.
                                                                        based on the grounds and procedures outlined in the Methodist               University reserves the right to interview a student who has been        held responsible for the actions of the organization as a whole
                                                                        Student Handbook.                                                           withdrawn when and if that student contemplates readmission.             or the actions of individual members. Students are responsible
Philosophy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for the behaviors of inactive members, former members, and/
   Methodist University views its role in the administration of
                                                                        Reasonable Cause                                                            Student Organizations                                                    or guests who are associated with the alleged violations. Each
institutional policy as one of both ensuring fairness and providing
                                                                            Reasonable cause means that there is sufficient evidence to                 Methodist University is committed to creating and sustaining         student organization has the responsibility of taking reasonable
an educational opportunity for the student. This approach
                                                                        allege that a student has violated the Code of Conduct. Evidence            a campus learning environment where students can immerse                 measures to assure that their actions and behaviors are not in
protects the campus community by providing a system of
                                                                        is sufficient if a reasonable person would believe that further             themselves in the dynamic student engagement activities provided         violation of University policies. Therefore, it is the duty of each
sanctions that are educational and hold students accountable for
                                                                        inquiry into whether a violation occurred is no longer warranted.           to enhance the educational experience beyond the classroom.              organization to educate its members on the Methodist University
violating university policies. Sanctions are assigned to encourage
                                                                                                                                                    The University manages and advises a broad range of student              Code of Conduct, University policies, policies connected
the growth and development of students and support the practice
                                                                        Jurisdiction                                                                organizations, clubs, fraternities, and sororities. Participation in     specifically to the organization, and applicable laws and statutes
of responsible behavior in a community. This educational
                                                                           This Code applies to student conduct which occurs on campus              these organizations are limited to currently enrolled Methodist          in order to reduce the risk of harm and potential for violations of
approach requires a need for understanding and self discipline
                                                                        or off campus while the student is enrolled at the University. The          University students. As such, students are not only bound to the         any policies, laws, and statutes.
on the part of the student as well as a respect for the rights and
                                                                        Code of Conduct applies to all students during interim periods              Student Code of Conduct, but student organizations, as a whole,             When determining if a student organization will be held
privileges of others.
                                                                        between semesters and during breaks. The University reserves the            are as well.                                                             collectively responsible for individual actions of its members or
   The basic philosophy and principles that guide the Student
                                                                        right to administratively sanction or dismiss students, without                 When a report of an alleged violation of the Student Code of         guests, all available evidence and circumstances surrounding the
Code of Conduct at Methodist University are:
                                                                        applying the official protocol of the Code of Conduct, before               Conduct is received by the Student Involvement Center, the Dean          specific incident will be fully reviewed and evaluated. Finding a
   • The student conduct process is necessary and effective when
                                                                        their first official day of class if their behavior does not align with     of Students Office, Public Safety, or any other University office,       group responsible for any violation does not require a minimum
      it furthers the learning experience of a student and/
                                                                        University expectations, principles and/or policies while attending         the procedures described herein will be activated. Methodist             number of individuals being found responsible for said violation.
      or provides protections for the community of which s/he is
                                                                        University special programs to include orientation programs,                University has the right to address any alleged misconduct of any        A student organization may be sanctioned for activities and/or
      a member.
                                                                        summer camps and sport camps, etc. In cases where the physical              student organization or student group and/or any individuals             behaviors not officially sponsored by the organization when the
   • When action responding to potential Student Code of
                                                                        and/or emotional safety are at risk or have been compromised, the           affiliated with such groups.                                             majority of the individuals found responsible for the activities
      Conduct violations becomes necessary, that action should be
                                                                        University reserves the right to sanction, suspend and/or remove                The processes for adjudicating Student Code of Conduct               and/or behaviors are members of the student organization.
		 handled expeditiously and thoroughly.
                                                                        student organizations without applying the official protocol of             violations are separate from may be pursued independently
   • Consideration will be given to all information relevant to
                                                                        the Code of Conduct. The University reserves the right to deny              of federal law, state law, or local ordinances. The University           Preliminary Review
      the case. This is to ensure that a fair process and appropriate
                                                                        admission or readmission to any person because of previous                  may determine how the alleged violation/s impact the student                 All reports or complaints of alleged misconduct involving a
      consideration are extended to all students.
                                                                        misconduct which may substantially affect the interest of the               organization’s status and/or affiliation with the University until the   student organization or group will be initially reviewed by the
The Methodist University student conduct system is designed to
                                                                        University, or to admit or readmit such persons in an appropriate           conduct process has been completed. The University may choose            Associate Dean of Students/Director of the Student Involvement
provide fairness and appropriate consideration for those students
                                                                        disciplinary status. The University reserves the right to change            not to pursue the alleged violations of any student organization         Center or a member of the staff of the Student Involvement
charged with violating the policies of the university and/or the
                                                                        these behavioral standards and disciplinary procedures at any               when deemed appropriate. The University may choose to restrict           Center. The Director will meet with the complainant/s,
wider society. Hearing officers will adhere to the following to
                                                                        time upon general notice to the University community.                       students’ contact with the organization and vice versa when facts        if identified, to hear an oral complaint and explain the
ensure fairness:
                                                                                                                                                    and circumstances dictate such action to be appropriate. Finally,        investigation, adjudication, and appeal processes. Complaints
   • Hearings are restricted to those directly involved with the
                                                                        Authority for the Administration of this Code                               the Dean of Students office may determine which University               are not recorded and investigative techniques are not applied
      incident and those requested to be present by the institution.
                                                                            The Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students             personnel should be informed of the status and outcome of the            during the preliminary review. Following the meeting with
   • The student charged with a Code of Conduct violation that
                                                                        is responsible to the President for the administration of this              conduct process.                                                         the complainant/s, the leader/s within the organization will be
      may result in suspension and/or expulsion may bring an
                                                                        Code. The primary assistant to the Dean of Students for matters                 These procedures do not apply to sexual discrimination, sexual       requested to meet with the Director. During said meeting/s,
      advisor from the Methodist University community
                                                                        of student conduct is the Senior Associate Dean of Students,                harassment, sexual violence or any other Title IX-related offenses.      the Director will inform the leader/s of the complaint and
      (currently enrolled student, faculty or staff member) to the
                                                                        to whom the administration of this Code and the disciplinary                Title IX cases are investigated and adjudicated as outlined in the       conduct processes. Meeting/s with student leader/s will not
      hearing. Advisors may only counsel the student and may not
                                                                        system is normally delegated. Yet, the Dean of Students retains             Methodist University Handbook.                                           include investigative techniques and recordings. Following the
      actively participate in the hearings.
                                                                        authority over the administering of the Student Code of Conduct.                                                                                     preliminary review, the Director will formally notify the Dean of
   • Family members, attorneys or other legal counsel may
                                                                        Any question of interpretation regarding the Student Code of                Interim Measures                                                         Students office of the complaint/s and fully recuse any and all staff
      not attend or serve as advisors in campus student conduct
                                                                        Conduct shall be referred to the Dean of Students or designee for               In some circumstances, the Dean of Students office may issue         within the Student Involvement Center of all conduct proceedings
		proceedings.
                                                                        final determination.                                                        interim measures pending consideration of the case through               from that point forward. In some circumstances, the Director
   • In cases alleging personal violence, sexual harassment, or
                                                                                                                                                    these procedures. Interim measures may include, but are not              may issue an order for the organization to cease and desist all
      sexual misconduct, the person bringing a complaint forward
                                                                        The Authority of the Dean of Students                                       limited to: an order for the organization to cease and desist            activities and operations at the time of the preliminary review.
     (or reporting party) may bring an advisor from the Methodist
                                                                            It is impossible for a single Code of Conduct to cover every            all activities and operations, a loss of privileges, membership
     community (currently enrolled student, faculty or staff
                                                                        situation. With this in mind, the President, and the Board of Trustees      recruitment restrictions, and the issuance of No Contact Orders.         Investigation
     member) to the hearing Advisors may only counsel the
                                                                        of Methodist University have authorized the Vice President of Student       It is the obligation of the Dean of Students office to determine            Upon receiving notice of the complaint/s from the Associate
     student and may not actively participate in the hearings.
                                                                        Affairs and Dean of Students to enforce, by sanction or policy,             if and when interim measures are justified. Interim measures             Dean of Students/Director of the Student Involvement Center, the
                                                                        situations that may not specifically be addressed in this handbook          will vary dependent upon, but not limited to, factors such as:           Dean of Students office will initiate a thorough investigation into
                                                                        including matters that are governed by local, state, and/or federal laws.   1) the physical and emotional safety of the campus community             the complaint/s. The Dean of Students office has the authority

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