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655 Development of Student Regulations

655.01 Manner in Which Rules and Regulations are Developed

In order to encourage, maintain, and assure adequate communication with and participation by the administration, faculty, and students at the SUNY College at Brockport, the College Council shall act after consultation with the President of the College and with representatives of faculty and students in promulgating or in reviewing and ratifying regulations on student conduct. In the regulations, the College Council may confer upon student groups, faculty committees, administrative officers, or combinations thereof appropriate responsibilities concerning student conduct and behavior. Authority for the administration of regulations at the College rests with the President of the College.

655.02 Recognition of the Rights and Responsibilities of Students

In the regulation of student conduct and behavior, the College Council of the SUNY College at Brockport recognizes that students have, within the law, the right of free expression and advocacy and that the State University of New York seeks to encourage and preserve freedom of expression and inquiry within the entire University. The College Council's regulations also recognize the obligation of each student to govern himself/herself lawfully, maturely, and responsibly and take into account the responsibility of the College to maintain standards of student conduct in line with the College's function as an educational institution.

The College Council governs the ways in which students or student groups may use the name of the College or identify their association with it.

655.03 Need for Due Process

Where College Council regulations govern student disciplinary proceedings, they reflect the basic concepts of procedural fairness and make certain that no student is expelled or suffers other major disciplinary action, other than failure to meet required academic standing, without first being given appropriate advance notice of the charges against him/her and a hearing before an impartial body or officer as established by the College Council or the President of the College. While a formal judicial hearing is not required, the hearing should be of such a nature as to give the hearing body or officer, as the case may be, full opportunity for hearing both sides of the issue in considerable detail. The student may waive, in writing, the requirements of a hearing.

655.04 Availability of the Rules and Regulations

The regulation of student conduct and behavior established by the College Council is published regularly and made available to the whole academic community of the College and is given full force and effect as rules and regulations of the State University of New York applicable to the SUNY College at Brockport and is filed with the Office of the Secretary of State of the state of New York.

655.05 Periodic Review by the Chancellor

The Chancellor of the State University of New York, from time to time, causes periodic review of the student conduct and behavior regulations established by the College Council for consistency with the rules and policies of the Board of Trustees and reports thereon to the Board of Trustees at such time and in such manner as it shall direct.

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Last Updated 10/26/17

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