The listed terms and phrases are defined as follows:
4.1 Academic Misconduct
Those violations detailed in the Code that are specific to Academic Student behavior. Certain conduct may constitute both Academic and Behavioral Misconduct.
4.2 Accountability Outcome
The Accountability Outcome, or Outcome, identifies an Accountability resolution and any requirements, restrictions, or change in Student status that have been assigned to the Student by the Dean of Students or University Hearing Panel (UHP).
4.3 Administrative Conference/Hearing
An opportunity for a Respondent to address the allegations and charges with a Hearing Officer.
4.4 Administrative Outreach
A letter sent to a Student outlining a possible infraction(s) and steps on how to remedy the situation.
An individual that provides support, guidance, and advice to the Student or RSO during any Accountability meeting or procedure. An Advisor may not have personal involvement regarding any facts or circumstances of the allegation.
4.6 Behavioral Misconduct
Those violations detailed in the Code that are specific to non-Academic Student behavior. Certain conduct may constitute both Academic and Behavioral Misconduct.
Campus includes all land, buildings, property, and facilities in the possession of, owned by, used by, or controlled by the University, regardless of contiguity or proximity. This includes land leased to others, property owned, managed or maintained by the University, and all streets, alleys, sidewalks, and public ways adjacent to any land of the University or the land upon which housing is located even if the housing is not owned by the University.
4.8 Case Manager
The person assigned by the Dean of Students to oversee and implement provisions of this Code.
A person who believes they have been subjected to Endangerment, Harassment, Hazing, Offensive Behavior, Retaliation, or Unauthorized Surveillance.
4.10 Dean (Academic)
The person holding this position within the University and who is responsible under this Code to review and respond to appeals. A Dean may delegate the authority to perform any of the duties assigned to them in this Code.
4.11 Dean of Students
The person holding this position within the University. The Dean of Students may delegate the authority to perform any of the duties assigned to the Dean of Students in this Code. To the extent necessary, the Dean may decide any question related to interpretation or application of this Code.
4.12 Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office is the office and staff responsible for the implementation and administration of the Code. The Dean of Students Office also provides procedural information and support to a Respondent and/or Complainant before and after an Administrative Conference/Hearing or University Hearing Panel.
4.13 Educational Conference
Educational meeting between a Student and a Case Manager regarding potential violations of the Code of Student Conduct.
4.14 Hearing Officer
An individual who adjudicates a case resolved through an Administrative Conference/Hearing.
4.15 Impact Statement
An impact statement is an oral or written statement provided by a Complainant detailing the impact of a violation toward them.
Any Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant, or other professional charged with oversight of a lab, class, section, or course for academic credit at the University.
4.17 Material Observer
A person who has knowledge of facts or circumstances pertaining to an alleged violation.
4.18 Not Responsible
The finding that indicates a Student or RSO is not in violation of the Code.
4.19 Notice of Charges
The written notice sent to a Student or RSO of the allegations and corresponding Code sections to be addressed.
4.20 Notice of Outcome(s)
The written notice of the determination of an Administrative hearing sent to a Student or RSO.
A written complaint against a Student or Registered Student Organization forwarded to the Dean of Students Office. A referral may be submitted by any individual(s). Anonymous referrals may be considered at the discretion of the Dean of Students.
4.22 Registered Student Organization (RSO)
An organization that has fulfilled all the requirements established by the University for official recognition.
4.23 Reporting Party
An individual who submits a Referral against a Student or RSO alleging misconduct under the Code.
The finding or acknowledgment that indicates a Student or RSO is in violation of the Code.
A Student or RSO who has received notice of allegations detailing a potential violation of the Code, contract, Bylaws and Regulations of the Board of Supervisors, Policy Statement, or Permanent Memoranda of the University.
4.26 RSO Action
Any action by one or more that tends to indicate or which may lead others to reasonably believe that the action was an official act of a specific RSO. A finding of an RSO Action is determined on a case-by-case basis but may be based on the use of signs, symbols or phrases; the use of specific practices or rituals; the posting on affiliated social media; or membership-related discussions.
4.27 Social Media
For the purposes of this Code, understood to include blogs, wikis, microblogs, message boards, chat room, electronic newsletters, online forums, social networking sites, and other sites and services that permit user to share information with others on the internet. Examples of social media include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, TikTok, Twitter, YikYak and GroupMe.
For the purpose of this Code, any person admitted to LSUS or enrolled or scheduled to be enrolled in a course through LSUS. This definition includes any person attempting to fulfill requirements for a non-credit course, academic credit through LSUS or auditing a course, even if not currently enrolled. This definition also includes high school students enrolled in post-secondary coursework at LSUS.
4.29 University or LSUS
University or LSUS refers to LSU Shreveport.
4.30 University Hearing Panel (UHP)
A group of individuals with responsibility under this Code to adjudicate a case referred by the Dean of Students Office.
4.31 Written Communication
Written correspondence generated by the Dean of Students Office, including but not limited to email. Any correspondence sent to a Student’s University-issued email address shall constitute actual notice under this Code.