To The Point Student Handbook 2013-2014

Glossary

  1. College community: the faculty, staff, students, and administration of this institution.
  2. Complainant: the individual who files a charge relating to a violation of a campus conduct regulation.
  3. Confidentiality: having information which cannot be shared with other individuals as defined by the student conduct officer.
  4. Cross-examination: ability to ask questions from another point of view.
  5. Due process: procedural fairness which requires: 1. notice; 2. a hearing; 3. opportunity to appeal.
  6. Ex officio: by virtue of the office and without the right to vote.
  7. Preponderance of evidence: more likely than not.
  8. Read-enabled: computer terminology referring to a student’s email that has been turned on.
  9. Respondent: a student who answers charges of a violation of campus conduct regulations.
  10. Severance: separate hearings.
  11. Student: one who is enrolled at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
  12. Suspension: a temporary separation from the College with the right to apply for re-admission to the dean of students. The terms of the suspension may be set or indefinite, and special conditions upon re-admission may be designated. He or she loses all privileges of a regularly enrolled student and is required to leave campus. No room refunds apply in such cases. However, students are eligible for board refunds according to the College’s established policy. Students placed on conduct suspension will receive a W for “withdraw” on their academic transcripts. Any suspended student who returns to the campus during the suspension period is subject to expulsion unless he or she has prior written approval from the associate dean of students or the dean of students.
  13. Expulsion: the permanent termination of a student’s status at the College for disciplinary reasons. No room refunds apply in such cases. However, students are eligible for board refunds according to the College’s established refund policy. When a student is expelled from the College, the parents are notified. Expelled students are not allowed on campus. Any expelled student may submit a written request for access to the campus to the dean of students no earlier than June 1st, three years after their date of expulsion.
  14. Student Organization: any group of students recognized by the Student Government Association (SGA), governed by Athletics and Recreation, or that receives funding or support from the College.