Policy 7 PDF

Policy 7.A: Admissions

7.A.1 Campus Admissions Policies

(A) The chancellor or chancellor’s designee shall be responsible for developing and implementing campus admission policies in accordance with Article 7, Part A: Admissions of the Laws of the Regents.

(B) In formulating policies and procedures for admission to a campus, the campus administration shall collaborate with appropriate members of the campus faculty.  As specified in Article 5.A.1: Principle of Shared Governance of the Laws of the Regents, faculty have the principal role in originating academic policy and standards including admission criteria.
  • Adopted: September 14, 2018 as Policy 7.A (part of this policy was previously contained in Article 7.A).
  • Revised: September 14, 2018; August 31, 2020 – updated reference to regent law.
  • Last reviewed:  September 14, 2018.

Policy 7.B: Standards of Conduct

7.B.1 Student Standards of Conduct

(A) The chancellor or chancellor’s designee on each campus shall establish and maintain standards of student conduct, in consultation with the campus student government group.

(B) Each campus shall have defined policies and procedures for investigating allegations of student conduct violations that provide due process appropriate for the matter under investigation.

(C) Students, faculty, or administrators shall not be bound to decisions made under conditions of coercion or intimidation, or where force and violence are present or threatened.

7.B.2 Disciplinary Action for Standards of Conduct Violations

(A) The Board of Regents delegates to the chancellor, or chancellor’s designee, the authority to determine sanctions for standards of student conduct violations including, but not limited to, suspension and expulsion.

(B) Suspension or expulsion imposed by one University of Colorado campus shall apply to all University of Colorado campuses.

(C) After the suspension period has expired, a student who has been suspended is eligible to reapply for admission to the campus imposing the sanction or any other University of Colorado campus.

(D) A student who has been expelled is indefinitely prohibited from enrolling at any University of Colorado campus.

(E) The university may withdraw financial assistance, regardless of form, and deny university employment to students who have been sanctioned for violating standards of conduct.
  • Adopted: September 14, 2018 (Moved from the old Article 7.B and Article 7.C).
  • Revised: September 14, 2018.
  • Last reviewed: September 14, 2018.

Policy 7.C: Academic Freedom

7.C.1 Associated Rights

(A) During a class discussion, students shall be free to raise questions and express reasoned opinions on the current subject, provided that students follow applicable campus policies and reasonable procedures established by the instructor to ensure orderly discussion and progress toward class and course goals.

(B) During faculty office hours, students shall be free to question, discuss, and express reasoned opinions on all subjects related to the course.

(C) Students shall be free to take reasoned exception to the views or the methods of data collection, analysis, and/or interpretation of data offered in any course of study.

(D) Students should have protection, through orderly procedures, against prejudiced or capricious academic evaluation.

7.C.2 Associated Responsibilities

(A) As members of the campus scholarly community, students shall strive to attain the standards of academic performance established for each course in which they are enrolled.

(B) Academic freedom notwithstanding, all students shall comply with standards of conduct, and with any reasonable procedures for classroom discussion established by the instructor.
  • Adopted: September 14, 2018.
  • Revised: N/A.
  • Last reviewed: September 14, 2018.

Policy 7.D: Student Government

7.D.1 Governing Documents

(A) A campus student government constitution shall be submitted to the chancellor for review and is subject to the chancellor’s approval. It may then be ratified by a vote of the student body.

(B) Proposed amendments to a campus student government constitution shall be submitted to the chancellor for consideration and approval. The action of bringing the matter to the student body for a vote shall be subject to chancellor approval.  The chancellor’s approval to conduct a vote shall not be interpreted as an endorsement of the proposed amendment, but shall indicate the chancellor’s acceptance of the outcome of the vote.

7.D.2 Student Government Organizations and Operations

(A) The administration and the campus student government organization shall develop an operating agreement that establishes the role of student government in managing student government-funded activities and in developing or reviewing campus policies relevant to students. The agreement shall not interfere with faculty control over academic policy.

(B) Student government organizations shall conduct their affairs in a manner that is consistent with campus policies and procedures, the laws and policies of the Board of Regents, and the laws of Colorado. No undue constraints shall be placed upon student government operations.

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

7.D.3 Disputes

(A) Should a dispute arise between a student government organization and the chancellor that cannot be resolved, the student government organization may appeal to the president.
  • Adopted: June 28, 1979
  • Revised: January 24, 2008; September 14, 2018 Reference part of this came from old Article 7.D?
  • Last reviewed: September 14, 2018