Article 7: Students

7.A.1 Guidelines

(A) The goal of the admissions policy of the University of Colorado is to provide higher education opportunities to qualified individuals from all segments of the Colorado population and other national and international populations.

(B) The admissions decisions of the university seek to identify applicants having a high probability for successful completion of their academic program at the university.

(C) The university reserves the right to deny admission or readmission to applicants whose total credentials reflect an inability to assume those obligations of performance and behavior deemed essential by the university and relevant to any of its lawful missions, processes, and functions as an educational institution.

7.A.2 Criteria

Admission is based on evaluation of many criteria; among the most important are:

(A) evidence of scholarly ability and accomplishment, as indicated by scores on accepted tests of scholastic aptitude and achievements;

(B) general level of academic performance before admission to the university, as indicated by the evaluation of work taken at other educational institutions; and

(C) motivation and potential for academic growth and ability to work in an academic community, as indicated by trends in the student's record, by letters of recommendation from teachers and others qualified to comment on the student, by accomplishments in outside academic work, and by other similar evidence.

7.A.3 Evaluation

Materials submitted on behalf of an applicant are to be evaluated by appropriate university admissions officers and faculty members according to the criteria mentioned above, supplemented by more detailed requirements as these are established by the faculties of the various schools and colleges.

7.A.4 Rules and Procedures

(A) The chancellor or designee shall ensure that rules and procedures appropriate for carrying out these policies are prepared.

(B) In formulating rules and procedures for admission to the university, appropriate consultation should be held with, among others, members of the faculty of the university and appropriate officials of the state of Colorado, since the university's procedures should reflect the internal standards of the university and be in harmony with the intent of the state to provide opportunities for higher education to its citizens.

PART B: STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

7.B.1 Responsibilities as Members of the University Community

(A) By enrolling as a student in the university, a person shall assume obligations of performance and behavior established by the university relevant to its lawful missions, processes, and functions.

(B) As members of the academic community, students have responsibility, equivalent to that of the faculty, for study, learning, academic integrity, and ethical behavior,and for protecting the university as a forum for the free expression of ideas.

[See Article 5 Part D of these Laws]

7.B.2 Voluntary Discussion of Student Concerns

Administrators of the university shall be authorized and encouraged to discuss with students problems of mutual concern regarding the curriculum and the operation and administration of the university. No such discussion shall be required under conditions of coercion or intimidation, or where force and violence are present or threatened.

7.B.3 Improper Conduct Defined and Prohibited

(A) Students shall refrain from conduct disruptive of university functions; from injury to persons or damage to property on the campus; and from impeding freedom of movement of students, school officials, employees, and invited guests to all facilities of the university. Interference in any manner with the public or private rights of citizens, conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person, and damage to property are prohibited.

(B) Hazing in any form is prohibited.

(C) Violators may be subject to disciplinary action by the university and/or to such penalties as may be imposed by law.

7.B.4 Student Code of Conduct

The chancellor or designee shall develop a student code of conduct in consultation with the respective student governance group.

7.B.5 Determination of Facts, Findings, and Remedies

For allegations of student misconduct, the chancellor or designee shall prescribe procedures for the determination of facts, findings, and assessment of remedies. These procedures shall contain the basic elements of procedural due process.

PART C: SUMMARY SUSPENSION AND COMPULSORY WITHDRAWAL FOR IMPROPER CONDUCT

7.C.1 Summary Suspension

The chancellor or designee may summarily suspend those involved in misconduct pending final disposition of the case by the appropriate body having jurisdiction thereof. Where summary suspension is employed, charges shall be filed before the appropriate body within 24 hours of the time of suspension, and the matter thereupon expeditiously determined.

7.C.2 Compulsory Withdrawal

(A) Subject to such procedures as may be prescribed, a student may be required to withdraw from the university indefinitely (expulsion) or for a specified periods of time (suspension).

(B) The university reserves the right to withdraw financial assistance, regardless of form, and to deny university employment of any kind to students who have been expelled or suspended for improper conduct. Withdrawal of financial assistance or denial of employment shall not be imposed as a part of summary suspension.

(C) The compulsory withdrawal decision shall be made only by the disciplinary body after a hearing, as provided herein.

(D) A student may be readmitted conditionally, subject to such criteria as the chancellor or designee of each campus may require.

PART D: STUDENT GOVERNMENT

7.D.1 Student Government Bodies

(A) The student governments exist and derive their power from the authority delegated to them by the Board of Regents.

(B) There is an Intercampus Student Forum that shall serve as the universitywide representative body for communicating with the administration and the Board of Regents matters of concern to the students on all campuses. The chair of the Intercampus Student Forum shall be the spokesperson for the students when addressing the Board of Regents on student matters.

(C) There are four campus student governments known as University of Colorado Student Union, Associated Students of the University of Colorado at Denver, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Student Government Association, and Health Sciences Center Student Senate. The Board of Regents recognizes these organizations as the student representative bodies at each campus.

(D) Campus student government constitutions, and amendments thereto, are to be brought to the appropriate campus chancellors for discussion and approval prior to being brought to a student body vote. The chancellor's approval shall not be interpreted as being a chancellor's preference either way on the subject matter of the student vote, but shall only be the chancellor's agreement that the chancellor will support the outcome of the vote, whatever it may be.

(E) The operating and budgetary agreements shall describe how campus student governments will be involved in the development of campus policies relevant to student issues excluding academic matters under the control of the faculty.

(F) Campus student government operations and budgets are subject to auditing in accordance with Board of Regents fiduciary oversight responsibilities.


History: Last Amended January 24, 2008 (previously ammended: 12/19/2002)