Publication: Rights, Rules, Responsibilities, 2006-07

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 procedures—or their application to particular situations—consult the Orange Pages (for students) or the policy manuals available from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and the Office of Human Resources.

I. University-wide Regulations

University Principles of General Conduct
and Regulations 1  » 

Introduction 1

Academic Integrity 1

Statement on Diversity and Community 1

Honesty in University Matters 2

Confidentiality of Records 2

Range of Penalties 2

1. Warning 2

2. Disciplinary Probation 2

3. Withholding of Degree 3

4. Suspension 3

5. Required Withdrawal 3

6. Expulsion 3

7. Censure 3

8. Circumstances Affecting Health or Safety 3

University-wide Conduct Regulations 4  » 

Respect for Others 4

Racial or Ethnic Bias and Harassment 4

Sexual Harassment and Assault 4

Peaceful Dissent, Protests, and Demonstrations 5

Distribution of Written Materials by Members of the University Community 7

Personal Safety 7

Quiet 7

Identification cards 8

The University, the Law, and Property Rights 8  » 

On-Campus Misconduct and the Law 8

Persons on Leave of Absence; Persons Who Are Not Members of the University 8

Off-Campus Misconduct 9

Violations of Local, State, or Federal Law 9

University Discipline and the Courts 9

University Safety, Security, and Law Enforcement 9

Regulations Regarding Security and Prior Restraint 10

Security Measures 10

Prior Restraint 10

Property 11

Library Use 11

Computer and Network Use 11

Patent and Copyright Policies 12

Princeton University Name and Seal 12

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

Introduction 12

Guidelines 13

Health and Safety Policies 15  » 

Illegal Drugs 15

State Laws 15

University Policy Concerning Use of Illegal Drugs 15

Alcoholic Beverages 16

Smoking 16

Policy on HIV Infection 16

Introduction 16

Access 16

HIV Prevention 17

Screening for HIV Infection 17

Health Maintenance and Services for People Living with HIV Infection 17

Legal Issues 17

Conclusion 18

Resolution of Complaints and Grievances 18  » 

Informal Procedures 18

Formal Procedures 18

Academic Matters 18

Nonacademic Matters Involving Students 19

Nonacademic Matters Involving Undergraduate Student Organizations 19

Nonacademic Matters Regarding Faculty, Staff, or Administration 19

Matters Involving Sexual Harassment or Assault or Racial or Ethnic Bias or Harassment 19

Protection Against Retaliation 20

Appeals Regarding Procedural Unfairness in Initial Proceedings 20

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) 21  » 

Powers 21

Membership 21

Committees 22

The Judicial Committee of the Council of the Princeton University Community 23  » 

Powers and Membership 23

General Procedures 24

Procedure in Cases Not Previously Heard by Another Authority 24

Procedure in Appeals of Cases Previously Heard by Another Authority 27

Responsibilities of the Chair 28

Order of Proceedings in Cases of the First Instance 29

Order of Proceedings in Appeals Cases 30

Procedural Requests 30

Evidence 30

Reports 30

Appeals from Decisions of the Judicial Committee 31

II. Students and the University

Rights and Responsibilities of Students 33  » 

Faculty Procedures of Concern to Students 33

Attendance at Faculty Meetings 33

Faculty Reconsideration of Proposals Regarding Undergraduate Curriculum 34

Graduate Student Departmental Committees 34

Interaction of Undergraduate Student Government Committees and Faculty Committees 35

Individual Student Appeal from Decisions of Faculty Committees 36

Coordination Between Faculty and Undergraduates on Matters Affecting Student Life 36

Undergraduate Departmental Committees 37

Undergraduate Student Government 38

Purpose 38

The Student Senate 38

Committees of the Student Senate 38

Class Officers 39

Referenda 39

Campus Associations and Activities 39

Student Publications 40

Regulations Concerning Specific Aspects of Student Life 40  » 

Dormitory Regulations 40

Noise 41

Pets 42

Posting of Notices 42

Smoking 42

Fire Safety Policy 42

Candle/Flammable Liquid/Incense/Fireworks Policy 42

Use of Exterior Elevated Surfaces of Campus Buildings and Other Restricted Areas 42

Storage 43

Lofts 43

Privacy and Right of Re-entry 43

Search of Dormitory Rooms 44

Dining Regulations 44

Health Regulations 44

University Ban on the Nude Olympics 44

Hazing 45

New Jersey Law 45

Prohibition on Hazing 45

Acceptable Behavior 45

Sororities and Fraternities 46

Alcohol Policy 46

What are the responsibilities of Princeton University students? 46

When will the University intervene? 47

When are Princeton University students in violation of the alcohol policy? 47

Princeton University Drug Policy 47

Conduct at Prospect Street Clubs 48

Library 48

Motor Vehicle Regulations 48

Legal Assistance 49

Financial Regulations 49

Use of University Monies (Including Student Fees) 49

The Undergraduate Honor System 50  » 

Jurisdiction over Undergraduates for Violations of Academic Rules and Regulations 50

Introduction 50

Current Procedure 51

Constitution of the Honor System 53

Article I 53

Article II 54

Article III 54

Article IV 55

Article V 56

Article VI 57

Article VII 57

Article VIII 57

Academic Regulations 57  » 

Introduction 57

Jurisdiction over Undergraduates for Violations of Academic Rules and Regulations 57

Student Acknowledgment of Original Work 58

Transcription or Publication of Course-Related Materials 58

Tutoring 58

General Requirements for the Acknowledgment of Sources in Academic Work 58

Quotations 58

Paraphrasing 59

Ideas and Facts 59

Footnotes and Bibliography 59

Electronic and Other Sources 59

Laboratory Work, Problem Sets, Computer Programs, and Homework 59

Multiple Submission 60

Oral Reports 60

Standard Forms of Reference 60

Definitions of Academic Violations under the Jurisdiction of the Faculty-Student Committee on Discipline 60

Plagiarism 60

Unauthorized Multiple Submission 60

False Citation 60

False Data 61

Violations 61

Jurisdiction 61

Student’s Defense 61

Seriousness of the Offense 61

Penalties 61

Examples of Plagiarism 61

Original source: 61

1. Example of verbatim plagiarism, or unacknowledged direct quotation (lifted passages are underlined): 62

2. Example of lifting selected passages and phrases without proper acknowledgement (lifted passages are underlined): 62

3. Example of paraphrasing the text while maintaining the basic paragraph and sentence structure: 63

University Discipline 63  » 

The Faculty-Student Committee on Discipline (Undergraduate) 63

Powers 63

Membership 63

General Procedures 64

Conduct of Hearings 65

Appeals 66

Records of Proceedings 66

Penalties 67

Grievance Procedures 67

The Graduate School 67  » 

Jurisdiction over Graduate Students for Violations of Academic Rules and Regulations 67

The Graduate Student Government 67

Structure 68

Getting Involoved 68

Dormitory Regulations 68

Alcohol Policy 68

Dining Regulations 68

Financial Regulations 68

The Graduate School Judicial System 69

Disciplinary Procedures 69

Penalties 70

Appeal on Academic Matters 71

Appeal on Nonacademic Matters 71

Graduate Student Grievances 71

Student Privacy Rights under Federal Law 72  » 

III. The University and the Community

Community Use of University Resources 75  » 

Introduction 75

Administration 75

Types of Facility Use 75

By Explicit Invitation 75

By Implicit Invitation 75

By Participation in University-Sponsored or Sanctioned Programs 76

By Renting University Facilities in Periods of Low Usage, Especially in the Summer 76

By Private Invitation 77

Regulations Governing Solicitation, Distribution, and Peaceful Dissent, Protests, and Demonstrations by Off-Campus Individuals or Organizations 77  » 

Commercial Sales 78

Charitable, Political, Religious, or Other Solicitation or Distribution 78

Peaceful Dissent, Protests, and Demonstrations 79

University Security Policy for Persons Who Are Not Members of the University 79  » 



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