Rights, Rules, Responsibilities, 2002 edition

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Rights, Rules, Responsibilities

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


I. University-wide Regulations

University Principles of General Conduct and Regulations, 1

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

University-wide Conduct Regulations, 4

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

The University and the Law, 7

On-Campus Misconduct and the Law, 8
Persons on Leave of Absence; Persons Who Are Not
     Members of the University, 8
Off-Campus Misconduct, 8
Violations of Local, State, or Federal Law, 8
University Discipline and the Courts, 9
Legal Assistance, 9
University Security, 9
Regulations Regarding Security and Prior Restraint, 10
Security Measures, 10
Prior Restraint, 10

Use of University Property -- Real and Intellectual, 11

Property, 11
Library Use, 11
Computer Use, 11
Patent and Copyright Policies, 12

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

Introduction, 12
Guidelines, 13

Health and Safety Policies, 15

Illegal Drugs, 15
State Laws, 15
University Policy Concerning Use of Illegal Drugs, 15
Alcoholic Beverages, 16
Smoking, 16
Policy on HIV Infection, 16

Resolution of Complaints and Grievances, 19

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

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC), 22

Powers, 22
Membership, 22
Committees, 23

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

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

II. Students and the University ("The Orange Pages")

Rights and Responsibilities of Students, 35

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

Regulations Concerning Specific Aspects of Student Life, 43

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

The Undergraduate Honor System, 51

Introduction, 51
Current Procedure, 52
Constitution of the Honor System, 54

Academic Regulations, 59

Introduction, 59
Jurisdiction over Undergraduates for Violations
    of Academic Rules and Regulations, 59
Student Acknowledgment of Original Work, 59
Transcription or Publication of Course-related Materials, 59
Tutoring, 59
General Requirements for the Acknowledgment
    of Sources in Academic Work, 60
Quotations, 60
Paraphrasing, 60
Ideas and Facts, 60
Footnotes and Bibliography, 61
Electronic and Other Sources, 61
Laboratory Work, Problem Sets, Computer Programs, and Homework, 61
Multiple Submission, 61
Oral Reports, 61
Standard Forms of Reference, 62
Definitions of Academic Violations under the Jurisdiction
    of the Faculty-Student Committee on Discipline, 62
Plagiarism, 62
Unauthorized Multiple Submission, 62
False Citation, 62
False Data, 62
Violations, 62
Jurisdiction, 62
Student's Defense, 62
Seriousness of Offense, 63
Penalty, 63
Examples of Plagiarism, 63

University Discipline, 65

The Faculty-Student Committee on Discipline (Undergraduate), 65
Powers, 65
Membership, 65
General Procedures, 65
Conduct of Hearings, 67
Appeals, 68
Records of Proceedings, 68
Penalties, 69
Grievance Procedures, 69

The Graduate School, 69

Jurisdiction over Graduate Students for Violations
    of Academic Rules and Regulations, 69
The Graduate Student Government, 69
Dormitory Regulations, 69
Alcohol Policy, 69
Dining Regulations, 70
Financial Regulations, 70
The Graduate School Judicial System, 70
Disciplinary Procedures, 70
Penalties, 72
Appeals, 72
Graduate Student Grievances, 73

Student Privacy Rights Under Federal Law, 74

III. The University and the Community

Community Use of University Resources, 81

Introduction, 81
Administration, 81
Types of Facility Use, 81
By Explicit Invitation, 81
By Implicit Invitation, 82
By Participation in University-Sponsored or Sanctioned Programs, 82
By Renting University Facilities in Periods
    of Low Usage, Especially in the Summer, 82
By Private Invitation, 83

Regulations Governing Solicitation and Distribution
by Off-Campus Individuals or Organizations, 84

Commercial Sales, 84
Charitable, Political, Religious or other Solicitation or distribution, 84

University Security Policy for Persons Who
Are Not Members of the University, 85


Equal Opportunity Policy


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