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The University encourages students to seek medical attention for themselves and others when needed and recognizes that the potential for disciplinary action may be a barrier to seeking medical assistance for issues involving the use of alcohol or drugs. It is for this reason that CS&C offers medical amnesty through participation in a diversion program (known as the Blueprint Program.)

Students who gain access to medical attention due to peer intervention will qualify for medical amnesty. Additionally, the caller will not be documented for simple alcohol/drug violations that become known to authorities as a result of the call for assistance. In cases where the student calls for themselves, they will be documented and remain qualified for the amnesty program. Provided the student requiring medical attention agrees to participate in the Blueprint Program, medical amnesty will shield the incident from disciplinary action. Additionally, in these circumstances, students who are on, or have been on, university disciplinary probation for alcohol- or drug-related issues will be protected from the consequences of suspension or expulsion within reason. 

It should be noted that a history of alcohol- or drug-related medical transports remains of concern to the University. Any student who becomes a danger to themselves with regard to the use and abuse of these substances may require ongoing medical attention and could disqualify themselves from amnesty for habitual medical transport. Lastly, medical amnesty was created with the safety and security of the student community in mind. Any case where the drug in use or the behaviors surrounding the incident cause heightened safety concerns may be referred by the Director of CS&C to the Dean of Student’s Office in addition to the processes indicated in student standards of behavior and code of conduct.  


Students are assigned a conduct adviser when notified of their University Hearing Board. Conduct  advisers are volunteers who assist students in preparing for their hearing.  Students are not required to utilize a conduct adviser.  If you would like to request a conduct adviser other than the one assigned to you contact the Office of Community Standards & Civility at 937-229-4627.


The Office of Community Standards and Civility reaches out to parents in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

It is the practice of Community Standards and Civility to reach out to parents in cases where their son or daughter has been placed on University Disciplinary Probation as a response to a violation of the Alcohol or Drug policy.  This contact is permitted by FERPA and is intended as a means to partner with parents.  This outreach comes in the form of a letter that is mailed to the parental address provided in the University's student information system.

Outside of this outreach, the office does not pursue parent contact concerning disciplinary matters.  However, every student who attends a Behavioral Hearing is asked if they would like to have the information released to their parents should their parents inquire.  Parents who would like to discuss their student's record can call the office.  The staff will review the file to ensure the record has been released and will address concerns accordingly.  Regardless of a release the staff can speak in general terms concerning the student conduct system and standard procedures.


Programs

The Opt-In Program is an alternative to the Student Conduct System for first-time incidents of a minor nature. The two-and-a-half-hour program has limited seating, so the student should plan to arrive on time. The program covers the Student Conduct System, the Code of Conduct, and alcohol education, regardless of the reported behavior. To receive an invitation to participate in the Opt-In Program, the original report must meet the following criteria: 

  1. It must be the first time the student has been reported for a possible violation of the Code of Conduct. 
  2. The report cannot include direct possession of alcohol or any descriptors that indicate underage alcohol consumption (e.g., slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, strong smell of alcohol on or about the person, vomiting, erratic behavior, or difficulty following or keeping up with conversations).
  3. Accused violations must be of a minor nature and cannot involve a complainant, a victim, or behavior that the University has determined to be egregious.

Requirements: Students who are invited and choose to attend the program must:

  1. Respond to their notification of possible violation by indicating they would like to choose to participate in the program rather than have the case resolved in the Student Conduct System.
  2. Follow the instructions for signing up and attending the program dates offered.
  3. Arrive on time and stay for the duration of the program.
  4. Show their student ID, sign in, and complete all associated paperwork upon arrival. 
  5. Fully participate while in attendance.

The invitation to attend the Opt-In Program expires, as indicated in the student’s notification or invitation. Failure to attend (even with good reason) will push the case back to the Student Conduct System.


The Blueprint Program is another alternative to the Student Conduct System for cases the Director of CS&C determines to have a higher educational impact through mediation, community restoration initiatives, or behavioral counseling services. This program comes as an invitation in cases where the original report to CS&C met the criteria for participation and was approved by the Director of CS&C. In order to be invited to participate in the Blueprint Program, the original report must meet the following criteria and be approved by the Director of CS&C: 

  1. It must be the first report for a like circumstance for the student invited. 
  2. The report cannot include accusations of harm to another person(s), arson, hazing, possession of firearms, or acts of sexual violence.
  3. The report/case must include at least one of the following elements:
    1. Relationship dispute (nonviolent, non-abusive).
    2. Disorderly behavior involving self-harm or threat to self.
    3. Solicitation/commercial activity. 
    4. Unauthorized access. 
    5. Bias-related comments. 
    6. Unforeseeable health related issues.
    7. Contract-related compliance. 
    8. Postponed or delayed action.
    9. University Process Abuse. 
    10. Sexual harassment or discrimination when approved by the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator/Equity Compliance Officer.
    11. General acts of incivility that are outside the expectations of living in community at UD.
    12. Directive from the Dean of Students where confidentiality applies.

Requirements: Students who are invited and choose to participate in the Blueprint Program must:

  1. Respond to the notice of possible violation or invitation by indicating they would like to attend an intake Blueprint meeting to discuss the parameters of the program within the time allotted. This invitation may come via email, in writing, or in person. 
  2. Agree to the terms set forth in the intake Blueprint meeting to participate in the program, rather than have the case resolved in the Student Conduct System.
  3. Follow instructions for the action steps in the program. These steps can range from restitution to ongoing follow-up meetings, depending on the specific case.
  4. Complete all expectations set forth in the original intake agreement.

The invitation to attend the Blueprint Program expires as indicated in the student’s invitation or notice of possible violation. Failure to attend or complete requirements (even with good reason) will push the case back to the Student Conduct System.


This program is designed to help students mitigate the length of a yearlong University disciplinary probation. Participation in Stamp is a choice, not a requirement. Students will return to good disciplinary standing with UD upon completion of all requirements of the program, which must be reviewed and approved. In order to participate in the Stamp Program, the student must have completed no less than six months of the probationary period. For students who have been placed on an extended probation, the criteria time is also extended. Students are not eligible to participate in Stamp in cases that involve acts of violence (physical abuse) or violations of the Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy managed by the Equity and Compliance Office. Additionally, the UHB, the Associate Dean of Students, or the Director of CS&C have the authority to disallow participation in the program. Interested students should email csc@udayton.edu to learn more.

This program allows a student to have their student conduct record become non-reportable. This means that the University will maintain the record as required by law or other compliance requirements, but it will be kept for internal purposes only. When requested to provide a student conduct record to outside parties (e.g., graduate schools, employers), the CS&C response would be No Reportable Record. The record in question cannot contain any cases that ended in Suspension or Expulsion. The record cannot include any case where a victim was notified of the outcome (physical abuse, Nondiscrimination/Anti-Harassment cases) and the student making the request must complete all portions of the Shield Program to the approval of the Director of CS&C. Any student who has a violation following the approval of the Shield Program will nullify participation, and the record will return to a Reportable status. The Shield Program is not repeatable; therefore, a student cannot participate again if there is a violation and the process was nullified. Interested students should email csc@udayton.edu to learn more.

CONTACT

Community Standards and Civility

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0964
937-229-4627
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