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relevant materials connected to the violation. Indi-
viduals may seek removal of the notation of suspen-
sion on their permanent record through a written
request to the President.
II. POLICIES AND
PROCEDURES
OF THE COLLEGE
STUDENT CONDUCT
STUDENT CONDUCT PROCESS
Information concerning possible violations of the
Student Conduct Policy and other College rules,
policies, and regulations are sent to the Vice Presi-
dent for Student Development, Dean of Students,
and various other appropriate College officials. The
College responds to such information and the indi-
viduals involved according to the circumstances of
the alleged incident. Administrative Action will be
taken by the President when the situation warrants
such action (see below). Alleged violations by indi-
viduals will be responded to by College officials,
most commonly in the Office of Student Develop-
ment, either through Administrative Conduct Meet-
ings with individual officials, or through hearings
before the Honor or Social Conduct Councils as
described in the previous sections of the Handbook.
Alleged violations by student organizations may also
receive Administrative Conduct Meetings, hearings
before the Social Conduct Council, or hearings
before other judicial bodies of organizations of the
College such as the Interfraternity Council and Pan-
hellenic Council, when such bodies hold authority
over the individuals and groups involved in the
alleged violation of College policy.
ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
Administrative Action means the immediate
removal or restriction of a student from the College.
The President of the College may take Administra-
tive Action when in his or her opinion a situation is
sufficiently severe that it does not warrant the charg-
ing of a student with a violation and hearing before
the Honor Council or Social Council through regu-
lar Student Conduct processes prior to the student’s
removal, or when a violation creates a situation of
unusual circumstances that warrants such action.
The President of the College will take this action
when it is deemed to be in the best interest of the
College community.
When a situation arises where Administrative
Action is considered, the President will consult with
appropriate College officials, including but not limit-
ed to the Provost, Vice President for Enrollment
Management, Vice President for Student Develop-
ment, and Chief of Campus Police. Students who
are immediately removed through this process may
not attend class, must depart all residential facilities,
do not have access to any portion of campus, and
cannot attend college-sanctioned or sponsored
events. Following the initial implementation of
Administrative Action, students may request a hear-
ing with the President to determine their status with
the College. The President may conduct the hearing
him or herself, or may choose to refer the students
to the regular Student Conduct processes of the
College.
ADMINISTRATIVE CONDUCT MEETING
Following allegations of violations of College
policies, officials of the College may meet with stu-
dents involved in an incident through a Conduct
Meeting. The purpose of the meeting will be to
gather information about the incident, discuss the
students’ involvement in the incident, and determine
the appropriate response from the College, including
possible sanctions that may be applied. Once any
sanctions have been applied, students have the right
to appeal their sanctions as outlined in the Social
Conduct Council Constitution and Residence Life
policies.
ALCOHOL POLICY
A. Consumption and distribution of alcohol must be
within state laws, local laws, and College policy.
Alabama Laws Prohibit:
1.
Persons under 21 years of age from purchas-
ing, attempting to purchase, consuming, pos-
sessing or transporting alcoholic beverages.
2.
Public intoxication as evidenced by boisterous
and offensive conduct or endangerment of
self, others or property.
3.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol
or controlled substances.
4.
Unlicensed sale, or possession for sale, of any
alcoholic beverages.
B. Consumption of alcohol by and distribution of
alcohol to those who are not of legal age is pro-
hibited.