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University Policies and Guidelines

Explore overviews of Central Michigan University's University Policies and Guidelines including student rights, academic integrity, Residence Life, misconduct, organizations, hazing and weapons.

Code of Student Right, Responsibilities and Disciplinary Procedures

In keeping with the policies and goals established by the Board of Trustees, the President is responsible for communicating rules and regulations pertaining to student rights and responsibilities, including regulations governing student organizations. In fulfilling this responsibility, the President is obligated to assure the right of due process for students.

The President has designated the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs as the person charged with the administration of student discipline. The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs appoints Conduct Proceedings Officers to answer questions concerning the rights and responsibilities of students, to receive complaints as they are reported, and to follow through with discipline cases to their resolution.

Read the student code

Policy on Academic Integrity

Because academic integrity is a cornerstone of the University’s commitment to the principles of free inquiry, students are responsible for learning and upholding professional standards of research, writing, assessment, and ethics in their areas of study. In the academic community, the high value placed on truth implies a corresponding intolerance of scholastic dishonesty. Written or other work which students submit must be the product of their own efforts and must be consistent with appropriate standards of professional ethics. Academic dishonesty, which includes cheating, plagiarism and other forms of dishonest or unethical behavior, is prohibited.

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Residence Life Policies

As a member of the Central Michigan University residential community, residents are responsible for all policies and procedures outlined in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Disciplinary Procedures, in the Residence Life Handbook, and the Office of Residence Life Housing Contract.

Read residence life policy handbook

Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy

The Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy, provides information regarding how CMU will proceed once it has become aware of allegations of sexual and gender-based misconduct in order to prevent its recurrence, remedy its effects, promote safety and deter individuals from similar future behavior. Under the Sexual and Gender-BasedMisconduct Policy, Title IX sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, stalking and retaliation will not be tolerated and are expressly prohibited.

CMU strives to eradicate sexual and gender-based misconduct through primary prevention and on-going awareness programs, education, training, clear policies and serious consequences for acts of sexual and gender-based misconduct. The Sexual and Gender-BasedMisconduct Policy applies to all CMU faculty, staff and students regardless of sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.

Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy Information

University Hazing Policy

CMU prohibits the participation of a student, groups of students, or RSO directly or indirectly, in the hazing of students or any other persons. Hazing is defined as: Any actions taken or situation created whether on or off-campus, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities include, but are not limited to, the following: use of alcohol with regard to forced consumption, threat or peer pressure; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue or forced exercise; physical and psychological shocks; scavenger hunts and road trips; wearing of apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; assigning pranks; custodial requirements that do not involve those other than new members; line-ups; calling members demeaning names; and any other such activities that are not consistent with the policies of Central Michigan University, or the laws of the State of Michigan.

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Unrecognized Organizations

Over the years, these student organizations have lost the privilege of being a part of the Central Michigan Community.

Learn about unrecognized organizations

Weapons Policy

No person shall possess, discharge or otherwise use any weapon on any property owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the University. This prohibition applies regardless of whether the individual has a concealed weapon permit or is otherwise authorized by law to possess, discharge or use any such device.

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