Community Guidelines and Conduct
In any community setting, the actions of one person or group may directly affect the lives of others. Grace, consideration, and sensitivity to the rights and needs of others are, therefore, necessary ingredients for a supportive and successful community. Self-discipline and an acceptance of one’s responsibility to the community, as well as for one’s own actions, not only serve the larger group but also promote maturity and self-respect in each individual.
A healthy and supportive community is essential to, and in many ways dependent upon, the development of each community member. This bond between the larger group and the individual is especially vital in a community dedicated to education and scholarly pursuits. To realize each individual’s potential and to fulfill the mission of the University of Alaska Southeast residential community, behavioral standards have been set.
The primary purpose of regulations and discipline in a university are to protect the well-being of the community and to advance its mission by defining and establishing certain norms of behavior. At UAS, disciplinary proceedings have a role that is subordinate to positive guidance, rational admonition and reasonable appeal to members of its community to observe its stated norms. The disciplinary system establishes procedures for a fair hearing — including advising a person fully of the charges against him or her, affording him or her ample opportunity to speak on his or her own behalf, and requiring a clear explanation of his or her rights of appeal. Disciplinary proceedings are instituted only for violations of standards of conduct defined in advance and published or for actions that can be reasonably deduced as violations in light of those specifically defined as such.
Disciplinary or counseling procedures may be the necessary consequence of misconduct occurring on campus. Whenever a student’s behavior becomes disturbing to other members of the residential university community or hinders the community in its basic functions, Residence Life staff may be required to initiate advising and/or disciplinary procedures.
The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to change or modify its rules, regulations and policies so as to ensure the effective functioning of the department. Such changes will be published as they occur. All students are also expected to uphold the UAS Code of Conduct and other policies as outlined in the UAS Student Handbook.