The following definitions are referenced in the Code of Student Conduct and conduct process:

Student

Anyone admitted to the University and registered for, taking, or pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies or courses at the University, both full-time and part-time, as well as persons attending classes on campus or off-campus. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the University as well as persons participating in orientation are considered “students.”

Student Organization/Organization

Any group of students that has complied with the University’s requirements for registration as a student organization.

University Premises/Campus

The terms include all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the University (including adjacent
streets and sidewalks).

Dangerous Weapon

Any device that shoots or delivers a bullet, BB, pellet, arrow, dart, flare, electrical charge, airsoft ammunition, or other projectile, whether loaded or unloaded, including devices powered by CO2. Any explosive device, including fireworks. Any instruments/devices that are designed or may be used as a weapon to injure or threaten another individual, including non-culinary knives with a blade greater than four (4) inches.

Firearm

Defined as a pistol, handgun, rifle, or shotgun and any ammunition.

MIP citation

Minor in Possession–Any person under twenty-one (21) years of age. It shall be unlawful for any person under twenty-one (21) years of age to possess, consume, purchase, or attempt to purchase, any alcoholic beverage.

Plea Night

An administrative process used when multiple students have been accused of the same violation of code resulting from the same incident.

Preponderance of the Evidence

The standard of proof employed in the Student Conduct process to determine if a student is responsible for violating the Code. This standard is satisfied if there is sufficient information to conclude that it is more likely than not that the alleged Code violation occurred.