Article I. Definitions
Article I. Definitions
1.1. The term “the University” means Franciscan University of Steubenville.
1.2. The term “student” includes any person taking courses at the University, regardless of age or class standing, both full and part-time. A person who is not officially enrolled for a particular term but who has a continuing academic relationship with the University is considered a “student.”
1.3 A student may have guests on campus overnight, provided they are registered with the Residence Life Staff, but a student is responsible for the actions of his/her guests on the same basis as if they were their own actions.
1.4. The term “University official” includes any person employed by the University and performing assigned teaching, administrative, staff, or professional responsibilities.
1.5. The term “member of the University community” includes any person who is a current student, faculty member, University official, or any other person employed by the University. A person’s status in a particular situation shall be determined by the vice president of Student Life or his designee.
1.6. The term “University premises” includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the University, including adjacent streets and sidewalks, and includes the Steubenville and Austria locations.
1.7. The term “organization” means any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for University recognition.
1.8. The term “Discipline Board” means any person(s) authorized by the vice president of Student Life from time to time or on a case-by-case basis to determine whether a student has violated the student code and to recommend imposition of sanctions.
1.9. The term “Discipline Advisor” means a University official authorized from time to time or on a case-by-case basis by the vice president of Student Life (the vice president of Student Life may authorize himself to so serve) to impose sanctions upon students found to have violated the student code. The vice president of Student Life may authorize a discipline advisor, including himself, to serve simultaneously as a discipline advisor and as the sole member, or one of the members, of a Discipline Board.
1.10. The term “shall” is used in the imperative sense.
1.11. The term “may” is used in the permissive sense.
1.12. The vice president of Student Life is that person designated by the University’s President to be responsible for the administration of the Student Code.
1.13. The term “policy” is defined as the written regulations of the University as found in, but not limited to, the undergraduate catalog, the graduate catalog, the Student Handbook, and rules for the Study Abroad programs.