Student Code Definitions

  • The term "University" means Coppin State University.


  • The term "student" includes all persons taking courses at the University, both full-time and part-time, pursuing undergraduates, graduate, or professional studies and those who attend post-secondary educational institutions other than Coppin State University, and who reside in University residence halls. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have continuing relationship with the University are considered "students."


  • The term "faculty member" means any person hired by the University to conduct classroom activities.


  • The term "University official" includes any person employed by the University, performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.


  • The term "member of the University community" includes any person who is a student, faculty member, University official or any person employed by the University. A person's status in a particular situation shall be determined by the Vice President for Student Affairs.


  • The term "University premises" includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the University.


  • The term "organization" means any number of people who have compiled with the formal requirements for University recognition.


  • The term "judicial body" means any person or persons authorized by the Vice President for Student Affairs to determine whether a student has violated the Student Code and to recommend imposition of sanctions.


  • The term "Judicial Advisor" means a University official authorized on a case-by-case basis by the Vice President for Student Affairs impose sanctions upon students found to have violated the Student Code. The Vice President for Student Affairs may authorize a judicial advisor to serve simultaneously as a judicial advisor and the sole member or one of the members of a judicial body. Nothing shall prevent the Vice President for Student Affairs from authorizing the same judicial advisor to impose sanctions in all cases.


  • The term "shall" is used in the permissive sense.


  • The term "may" is used in the permissive sense.


  • The "Vice President for Student Affairs" is that person designated by the University President to be responsible for the administration of the Student Code.


  • The term "policy" is defined as the written regulations of the University as found in, but not limited to, the Student Code, Student Handbook, Residence Life Handbook, etc., and Graduate/ Undergraduate Catalogs.


  • The term "cheating" includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; or (3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the University faculty or staff.


  • The term "plagiarism" includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.

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