Volume II: Campus Community

2.31 Rules for the Maintenance of Public Order

The "Rules for the Maintenance of Public Order," contained in section 6450 of the Law of the State of New York, apply to all members and organizations of the College community as well as visitors and licensees. These rules are incorporated in the "Statement of Responsibilities" in section 7.1.2.3 of Volume VII of this Policy Manual.

A.

Individual student violations of the rules will be heard through the College judicial system as constituted in sections 7.1.2.4, 7.1.2.5, 7.1.2.6, and 7.1.2.7 of Volume VII of this Policy Manual. Individual faculty and staff or administration violations handled by a specially convened hearing committee will be composed of three members from the constituency of the alleged violator and one member from each of the other constituencies. Violations by noncommunity members will result in the offender's immediate removal from the campus and possible prosecution.

 

The director of judicial affairs (or designee) will inform the vice president for student affairs and campus life (or designee) of alleged violations of the rules. The vice president for student affairs and campus life (or designee) may request an investigation to be conducted by the Office of Public Safety and, in extreme circumstances, may charge the accused immediately and suspend the accused pending the outcome of a hearing.

 

If formal charges are to be made as a result of the investigation, a hearing will be held that will follow the procedures outlined in section 7.1.2.5 in Volume VII of this Policy Manual. If the hearing officer/board determines that a violation has occurred, an appropriate sanction will be imposed. Appeals may be submitted in writing as outlined in section 7.1.2.5 in Volume VII.

B.

The "Rules for the Maintenance of Public Order" are deemed part of the bylaws of all organizations operating on College-owned, -leased, or -operated property and shall be reviewed annually. Violations of these rules by organizations will be heard by the associate vice president for student affairs and campus life (or designee) and may result in recision of permission for that organization to operate on College-owned, -leased, or -operated property.

 

Appeals may be submitted in writing to the vice president for student affairs and campus life (or designee).

 

If, in the judgment of the associate vice president for student affairs and campus life, individual members of the organization have violated the "Rules for the Maintenance of Public Order," the associate vice president for student affairs and campus life shall make the appropriate referral to the director of judicial affairs for action. In such cases, the procedures established for adjudicating individual violations of these regulations shall be followed.

C.

Any action taken by the College shall be in addition to any penalty pursuant to the penal law or any other chapter to which a violator or organization may be subject.

Note: An organization is defined as two or more members of the Ithaca College community united for a common purpose.

August 15, 2001