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

Circumstances Affecting Health or Safety 4

University-wide Conduct Regulations 4

Respect for Others 4

Unlawful Forms of Bias or Harassment 4

Sexual Harassment and Assault 5

Peaceful Dissent, Protests, and Demonstrations 6

Distribution of Written Materials by Members of the University Community 7

Personal Safety 7

Quiet 8

TigerCards (ID 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 9

Off-Campus Misconduct 9

Violations of Local, State, or Federal Law 9

University Discipline and the Courts 10

University Safety, Security, and Law Enforcement 10

Regulations Regarding Security and Prior Restraint 10

Security Measures 10

Prior Restraint 10

Property 11

Library Use 12

Computer and Network Use 12

Patent and Copyright Policies 12

Princeton University Name and Seal 13

Guidelines Relating to the Tax-Exempt Status of the University and Political Activities 13

Introduction 13

Guidelines 14

Health and Safety Policies 15

Illegal Drugs 15

State Laws 15

University Policy Concerning Use of Illegal Drugs 15

Alcoholic Beverages 16

Smoking 17

Policy on HIV Infection 17

Introduction 17

Access 17

HIV Prevention 17

Screening for HIV Infection 17

Health Maintenance and Services for People Living with HIV Infection 18

Legal Issues 18

Conclusion 18

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 Other Forms of Bias or Harassment 20

Protection from 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 28

Responsibilities of the Chair 29

Order of Proceedings in Cases of the First Instance 30

Order of Proceedings in Appeals Cases 31

Procedural Requests 31

Evidence 31

Reports 32

Appeals from Decisions of the Judicial Committee 32

II. Students and the University

Rights and Responsibilities of Students 33

Faculty Procedures of Concern to Students 33

Attendance at Faculty Meetings 34

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 39

Class Officers 39

Referenda 39

Campus Associations and Activities 40

Student Publications 41

Regulations Concerning Specific Aspects of Student Life 41

Dormitory Regulations 41

Noise 42

Pets 42

Posting of Notices 42

Smoking 42

Fire Safety Policy 42

Candle/Flammable Liquid/Incense/Fireworks Policy 43

Storage 43

Lofts 43

Privacy and Right of Re-entry 43

Search of Dormitory Rooms 43

Other Building Regulations 44

Dining Regulations 44

Health Regulations 45

University Ban on the Nude Olympics 45

Hazing 45

New Jersey Law 45

Prohibition on Hazing 46

Acceptable Behavior 46

Sororities and Fraternities 46

Alcohol Policy 47

What are the responsibilities of Princeton University students? 47

When will the University intervene? 47

When are Princeton University students in violation of the alcohol policy? 48

What are the consequences of violating the alcohol policy? 48

Drug Policy 49

Conduct at Prospect Avenue Clubs 49

Library 49

Transportation and Parking Services 49

Freshmen 50

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors 50

Guests 50

Legal Assistance 50

Financial Regulations 51

Use of University Monies (Including Student Fees) 51

The Undergraduate Honor System 51

Jurisdiction over Undergraduates for Violations of Academic Rules and Regulations 51

Introduction 51

Current Procedure 53

Constitution of the Honor System 55

Article I 55

Article II 55

Article III 56

Article IV 57

Article V 58

Article VI 59

Article VII 59

Article VIII 59

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 60

Tutoring 60

General Requirements for the Acknowledgment of Sources in Academic Work 60

Quotations 60

Paraphrasing 60

Ideas and Facts 61

Footnotes and Bibliography 61

Electronic and Other Sources 61

Laboratory Work, Problem Sets, Computer Programs, and Homework 61

Multiple Submission 62

Oral Reports 62

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 63

Jurisdiction 63

Student’s Defense 63

Seriousness of the Offense 63

Penalties 63

Examples of Plagiarism 63

Original source: 63

1. Example of verbatim plagiarism, or unacknowledged direct quotation (lifted passages are underlined): 64

2. Example of lifting selected passages and phrases without proper acknowledgement (lifted passages are underlined): 64

3. Example of paraphrasing the text while maintaining the basic paragraph and sentence structure: 64

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 69

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

Purpose 70

Structure 70

Getting Involved 70

Dormitory Regulations 70

Alcohol Policy 71

Dining Regulations 71

Financial Regulations 71

The Graduate School Judicial System 71

Disciplinary Procedures 71

Penalties 73

Appeal on Academic Matters 74

Appeal on Nonacademic Matters 74

Graduate Student Grievances 74

Student Privacy Rights under Federal Law 76

III. The University and the Community

Community Use of University Resources 79

Introduction 79

Administration 79

Types of Facility Use 79

By Explicit Invitation 79

By Implicit Invitation 79

By Participation in University-Sponsored or Sanctioned Programs 80

By Renting University Facilities in Periods of Low Usage, Especially in the Summer 80

By Private Invitation 81

Regulations Governing Solicitation, Distribution, and Peaceful Dissent, Protests, and Demonstrations by Off-Campus Individuals or Organizations 81

Commercial Sales 82

Charitable, Political, Religious, or other Solicitation or Distribution 82

Peaceful Dissent, Protests, and Demonstrations 83

University Security Policy for Persons Who Are Not Members of the University 83

Index 85