2200 - Statement of Student Rights
Last updated: July 01, 2014
STATEMENT OF STUDENT RIGHTS
PREAMBLE: The regents recognize that students enjoy the same inalienable rights as other citizens under the constitution and laws of the United States, and have, therefore, adopted the following statement. In 2014 the Dean of Students Office, General Counsel, and a sub-committee of University Judicial Council and Faculty Senate, conducted a thorough review of all policies related to the Student Code of Conduct. All disciplinary language from FSH 2200 Statement of Student Rights and FSH 2300 Student Code of Conduct was consolidated into FSH 2400 and updated removing redundancies in policy. For further information, contact the Dean of Students (208-885-6757). See also the preamble to 2300. (rev. 7-14)
SECTION I--FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION.
- Students shall be free to organize and join associations to promote their common interests.
- UI may require student associations to submit a list of officers and objectives, but they shall not otherwise be required to disclose their membership.
SECTION II--FREEDOM OF INQUIRY AND EXPRESSION. (See also 6220.)
- Students and student associations shall be free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express their opinions publicly or privately, subject only to civil and criminal law.
- Students shall be free to support causes by any lawful means.
- Student associations shall be free to invite and to hear any person at their meetings.
- All official student communications media shall have the right to establish and maintain internal control of operations and content, free from prior censorship. Only for proper and stated causes will editors and managers be subject to removal, and then only by procedures prescribed at a prior date.
- Student conduct regulations shall be approved by the faculty and shall be codified and published under the title "Student Code of Conduct" (FSH 2300).
- Violations of any rules imposed by University Housing are also violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
- No disciplinary regulation shall discriminate against any student in violation of FSH 3200, 3210, 3215, 3220.
- "Disciplinary action" is defined as any sanction imposed for misconduct pursuant to FSH 2400.
- Disciplinary action shall not be taken against any student until it has been determined that a code violation has occurred, except when action is necessary to stop a violation or when the situation merits an interim suspension. Procedures for review of code violations are described in FSH 2400.
- Disciplinary actions shall be commenced only for alleged violations of regulations that have been properly enacted and that are in force at the time of the violation.
- Except where new material information is discovered, no student shall be brought up on alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct a second time for the same alleged incident where a previous review/hearing was fully exhausted for the same alleged incident.
- Any party to a disciplinary action shall have the right to appeal the decision using the appeal processes detailed in FSH 2400.
- Review/hearing bodies must include adequate notice to the parties and sufficient opportunity for the parties to prepare their arguments.