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Definitions

  1. University: The University of Massachusetts Lowell.
  2. Student: all persons taking courses at the University, either full-time or part-time; pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies; persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the Student Conduct Code; persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the University; persons who have been notified of their acceptance for admission; or persons who are living in University residence halls or apartments, although not enrolled in this institution.
  3. Faculty Member: any person hired by the University to conduct classroom or teaching activities or who is otherwise considered by the University to be a member of its faculty.
  4. Staff: any person employed by the University, performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.
  5. Member of the University Community: any person who is a student, faculty member, staff or any other person employed by the University. A person’s status in a particular situation shall be determined by the Dean of Student Affairs or their designee.
  6. University Premises/Property: all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, leased, used, operated or controlled by the University.
  7. Organization: any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for University registration.
  8. “Preponderance of the Evidence” Standard: The burden of proof standard used in determining a violation of the Student Conduct Code. A preponderance of the evidence standard means that it is more likely than not that a violation of the Student Conduct Code occurred.
  9. Campus Conduct Board: any person or persons authorized by the Associate Dean of Student Affairs or their designee to determine whether a student has violated the Student Conduct Code and to recommend sanctions that may be imposed.
  10. Conduct Officer: a staff member authorized on a case-by-case basis by designation of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs or their designee to hear cases and impose sanctions upon student(s) found to have violated the Student Conduct Code