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Does Creighton University have standards and expectations of behavior for every member of its community?
Yes, the University has a Code of Conduct that we must all follow. It ensures that we have set guidelines about our integrity, ethics and morals to establish a safe and collaborative community.
What happens if your student violates this Code of Student Conduct and compromises their Integrity?
If for some reason, your student were to violate the Code of Conduct and compromised their Integrity they would become involved with our discipline process. Based on the violation they would meet with a hearing officer in Residence Life, or be referred to the Center for Student Integrity.
What is the Center for Student Integrity?
The Center provides studentsí with programs that promote the realization of their own integrity and its relation to themselves and the University community. The Center also provides students with the tools needed for success in respecting the dignity of themselves and all persons in addition to upholding the policies and integral values and standards of the Creighton and surrounding community. The office will also deal with issues of discipline on and off campus.
What are the typical violations of the Code of Conduct?
The most typical violations of the Code of Conduct for students are around illegal alcohol possession, consumption, visitation, a noise violation, and/or failure to comply with the requests of a University Official. Participating in these activities, greatly compromises not only ones own integrity but the safe and collaborative community we live within.
What types of Sanctions can my student receive for violating the Code of Student Conduct and compromising their Integrity?
Sanctions are based on the level of the incident your student is involved and focus on an educational process in nature and promotion of community. After several incidents and documentations can result in Disciplinary Reprimand which is viewed as a written warning and a request to act with integrity, or Disciplinary Probation which changes the status of a studentís disciplinary record with the University. This status serves as notice that their behavior violates the University Code of Conduct, and that they may not hold an executive office in any registered student organization during this time and may be ineligible to participate in other activities based on the programs criteria. They also need to be aware that violations of University rules and regulations will in all likelihood result in suspension or expulsion.
A student is sent to the University Committee on Student Discipline after a serious incident or several incidents and the committee has the authority to suspend or even expel a student from the University.
Examples of Sanctions:
Meeting with an advisor
How can my student avoid this process as a whole?
This process can be avoided by simply following the agreements laid out in the Student Handbook and not compromising their integrity. (A copy of the handbook is available on the main CSI page).
CARE (Creighton Alcohol Recovery and Education):
To assist students in an understanding of the impact alcohol can have on their lives, CARE is a program implemented to care for intoxicated students who could be in danger of hurting themselves or others. It provides students with proper medical attention and a safe environment in which to recover.
CARE Standard Operating Procedures for Intoxicated Students:
1. A student is identified as potentially being intoxicated by demonstrating impaired judgment, impaired reactions, decreased coordination or unresponsiveness.
2. A medical assessment and field sobriety tests are administered.
3.The student is transported to CUMC if determined appropriate by the medical assessment.
4. Parents are notified.
5. Student is assessed by a CUMC physician to determine course of action. At risk students are hospitalized or placed in CARE where they will be monitored by nursing staff and provided with fluids and food.
6. Student is released from CUMC with the approval of a CUMC physician, if the student is an on-campus resident, the Resident Director on Duty is notified.
7. The incident is documented and referred for disciplinary action, which normally results in a student status of disciplinary probation, withdrawal, suspension or expulsion; $250 restitution fee; and educational sanctions.
8. If the student fails to comply with CARE Standard Operating Procedures the student may be immediately suspended or expelled from the University.