Compiled in the appendices is comprehensive information about student rights, acts, and specific policies. To read the in-depth information, click on the corresponding tabs for each appendix.
- To have prior knowledge of the charges and have the charges explained clearly and fully. Students needing assistance with general questions or to better understand the conduct process should contact the Dean of Students Office.
- To have access to hear testimony and/or see all written statements concerning the charges.
- To be present throughout the hearing but not during the witness statement(s), complainant’s testimony, or deliberation process of the conduct hearing.
- To refute oral and/or written statements.
- To provide material witnesses and/or statements from witnesses.
- To be advised of the appropriate appeal process.
- To be accompanied by a "Support Person" if they so choose, at his/her own expense.
- To submit a written statement (in hard copy or electronic) outlining their perspective on the incident which initiated the disciplinary process.
Note: When particular situations (Study Abroad, Travel Courses, Interterm Courses, etc.) necessitate a modified process, Appendix 1 will be adjusted to accommodate the modification.
+-Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The University’s Annual Notification is continually posted and available on the University Register’s website (http://www.chapman.edu/RegOffice/privacyRights.asp)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford students certain rights with respect to their education records. Below is a brief summary:
- The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day Chapman University receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Registrar's Office written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate. Students may ask Chapman University to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate.
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by Chapman University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom Chapman University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Chapman University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20202-4605.
At its discretion Chapman University may provide Directory Information in accordance with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Directory Information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Designated Directory Information at Chapman University includes the following: student name, permanent address, local address, temporary address, electronic mail address, telephone number, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, theses titles/topics, photograph, full-time/part-time status, most recent previous school attended, date and place of birth, class schedule.
Students may withhold Directory Information by notifying the Registrar in writing; please note that such withholding requests are binding for all information to all parties other than for those exceptions allowed under the Act. Students should consider all aspects of a Directory Hold prior to filing such a request.
+-Academic Integrity Policy
Chapman University is a community of scholars that emphasizes the mutual responsibility of all members to seek knowledge honestly and in good faith. Students are responsible for doing their own work, and academic dishonesty of any kind will be subject to sanction by the instructor/administrator and referral to the University’s Academic Integrity Committee, which may impose additional sanctions up to and including expulsion. Please see the full description of Chapman University’s Policies on Academic Integrity at www.chapman.edu/academics/academic-integrity.
The Academic Integrity Committee (AIC) is charged by the Faculty Senate under the Faculty Constitution and bylaws to be responsible for defining academic integrity and establishing policies and procedures for investigating, hearing, and sanctioning alleged violations of academic integrity. The Committee shall also make investigations and determinations of alleged violations of academic integrity policies and invoke the appropriate sanction as stipulated by Chapman University’s Policies on Academic Integrity. The Committee includes:
- Faculty membership: The Committee shall include at least three faculty members from diverse disciplines, one of whom must teach in graduate programs, plus the chair. All faculty members serve two-year, staggered terms.Chair: The Chair shall be elected from among the 2nd year/returning faculty members.
- Ex-officio members: The Dean of Students or his/her designee shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member.
- Student members: One undergraduate student appointed by the Student Government Association, one graduate student appointed by the Graduate Student Council, shall serve on the committee.
- Voting privileges: Faculty and student members may vote.
Important Guidelines for Students
Students should strictly avoid any appearance of academic dishonesty. This includes but is not limited to: joking to others about cheating, permitting others to cheat off them, talking during examinations, plagiarizing, fabrication or falsification of information, or forging documents. Students should keep their eyes on their own exams during examinations and protect their exams from the view of others.Students should be aware and adhere to instructor guidelines for projects, papers, and exam situations. This includes the extent of independent and collaborative work allowed for an assignment. All electronic devices (cellular phones, tablets, and computers) should be turned off and placed completely out of site during test situations, unless otherwise directed by the instructor.Academic dishonesty can take a number of forms. Please see the academic integrity violations area for a number of examples.Students who discover an apparent violation of this policy should report the matter to the instructor of record or, if the instructor is not known or unavailable, to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs/Dean of Students.
+-Housing and Residence Life Policies and Procedures
To learn more about housing and residence life related policies, click on the following link.
+-Sexual Assault Policy
Sexual assault is a serious crime that must be reported. The University creates a supportive environment and encourages sexual assault incidences to be reported to law enforcement to help prevent future incidences. View the Sexual Assault Policy PDF to lean more.
+-Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy
This appendix provides a thorough explanation of the University’s rules and beliefs about student’s alcohol and substance abuse. View the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy for more information.
- Student Conduct
- Required Notifications+
- Student Conduct Policies+
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