The University believes that students must take responsibility for their own conduct. Under some circumstances, students also must take responsibility for the conduct of a group, or individual members of the group of which they are part. The group may be informal, such as a study group, or formal, such as a student organization.
Groups are often bound by shared interests, values, and a mutual trust. Trust is also a critical underpinning of our community trust between and among peers as well as trust between and among individuals of different rank or status.
Every student bears responsibility for his or her misconduct, regardless of whether the misconduct takes place in a group setting or as a member or a group. However, individual misconduct may also be, at least in part, the responsibility of other members of the group and the group leadership. Misconduct by individual members of a group thus may become a matter for disciplinary action against the individual, the group, and the group leadership.
The goal of the student disciplinary board is to ensure a fair and orderly proceeding on questions of possible student misconduct.
Student misconduct therefore may be simultaneously subject to external legal or administrative proceedings and the University’s disciplinary system. Under those circumstances, the University’s disciplinary system normally will proceed independently and notwithstanding the pendency of external processes. Furthermore, University disciplinary committees are not bound by external findings, adjudications or processes, and thus they make independent judgments about the extent to which (if at all) to consider such matters.
The University’s disciplinary procedures therefore should not be confused with the processes of law: the University’s regulations are applied to incidents that are not “cases,” the bodies that hear and dispose of incidents are not “courts,” individuals who may accompany a student in the course of a disciplinary proceeding are not “counsel” advocating on behalf of the student and scrutinizing procedures for compliance with “rules of evidence,” and requests for review of disciplinary decisions are not “appeals.” As a leading illustration of the sense of this statement, it should be understood that the relation of collegiality and trust that binds all members of the University community entails an obligation of truthfulness and candor on the part of everyone who participates in a disciplinary proceeding. An accused student, the accuser, and others must appear before a disciplinary committee if summoned and participate in a manner that helps the committee reach a complete and fair understanding of the facts of the incident at issue.
DEFINITION OF DISRUPTIVE ACTS
It is misconduct, constituting a disruptive act, for any member of the University community to engage in conduct which substantially obstructs, impairs, or interferes with teaching, study or administration of the University; the authorized use of University facilities; or the rights and privileges of other members of the University community, for example:
- By obstructing, impairing, or interfering with University sponsored or authorized activities or facilities in a manner likely to deprive others of the benefit or enjoyment of the activity or facility;
- By using force against any member of the University community or his or her family which substantially and directly bears upon the member’s functions within the University, or threatening the use of force against him or her or his or her family in circumstances which create a reasonable fear that actual force is likely to follow;
- Becoming part of an act which is against the moral values of Islam.
- Opposite gender relationship which can effect the over all environment of the campus in negative manner.
- Misbehaving with the faculty and other administrative staff etc.
- All acts against moralities and ethics arising of any situation where the University management defines it as a negative practice.
Suspension means that the person charged has been found to have engaged in the prohibited act and that for a period of time specified in the decision of the Disciplinary Committee , the student is denied the exercise of all the rights and privileges appertaining to the status of a student in the University. Unless the Disciplinary Committee specifically provides otherwise in its decision, at the expiration of the period of suspension the student may resume active status as a student without any action on his or her part other than would be required of any student who has, for a comparable period, interrupted his or her residence in the University for any other reason, except that a student under suspension charged with another offense may not resume active status as a student until final action has been taken on such charge by an appropriate Disciplinary Committee.
Expulsion means that the person charged has been found to have engaged in the prohibited act, that he or she ceases to have the rights and privileges appertaining to the status of a student in the University, and that he or she may not resume such status.
Members of the disciplinary committee: