STUDENT POLICIES


Students are expected to familiarize themselves with and abide by all student conduct regulations found in this catalog and other University publications, including the Student Code of Conduct, the Living on Campus Handbook, and the Student Handbook. Please refer to the Student Handbook for information on the student discrimination grievance procedures, sexual harassment policy, and policy on sales and vendors.

IDENTIFICATION CARD

Enrolled students are required to have a Millersville University Identification Card. The card is needed for facility access and for the use of many campus services and activities.

Identification cards may be obtained at the Campus I.D. Office in the Lobby of Gordinier Hall. There is no charge for the first card, and the current fee for replacement is posted in the Campus I.D. Office. 

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours are extended at the beginning of fall and spring semesters and are posted at the I.D. office.

MOTOR VEHICLES

Freshman and sophomore resident students are not regularly permitted to have motor vehicles on campus. This restriction is in effect throughout the academic year. Exceptions are made by the Chief of University Police only in extreme hardship cases.

Any eligible student wanting to park a vehicle on the University grounds must purchase a University parking sticker at the University Police Office in Lebanon House.

Violations of University parking regulations result in parking violation tickets and possible disciplinary action, including cancellations of parking privileges.

PRIVACY OF STUDENT RECORDS

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, known as the Buckley Amendment, gives students the right to review their academic records, to challenge their contents, and to protect their confidentiality. Basic directory information may be disclosed without prior consent of the student.

Millersvilleís policy on the confidentiality of student records is available from the Vice President for Student Affairs, Biemesderfer Center. Directory information is used to report student achievements in academic, athletic and extracurricular activities through appropriate media. Students may request that such information not be released by filing a written request during the first two weeks of each semester with the office of the registrar, Lyle Hall.

Students may file complaints about the contents of their records or alleged wrongful disclosures of information with the Vice President for Student Affairs.

SMOKING

Smoking is prohibited in all academic buildings on campus, except designated areas.
 

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

Academic Dishonesty. 
Academic Dishonesty includes:

Plagiarism: the inclusion of someone elseís words, ideas, or data as oneís own work. When an individual submits work that includes the words, ideas or data of others, the source of that information must be acknowledged through complete, accurate, and specific references, and through quotation marks or other accepted citation if verbatim statements are included.

By placing his/her name on a scholarly product, the individual certifies the originality of all work not otherwise identified by appropriate acknowledgments. Thus, plagiarism would include representing as oneís own any academic exercise (e.g., written work, computer program, sculpture, etc.) prepared totally or in part by another. 

Fabrication: the falsification of research or other findings. 

Cheating: the act or attempted act of deception by which an individual seeks to misrepresent that he or she has mastered subject matter in an academic project or the attempt to gain an advantage, usually academic, by use of illegal or illegitimate means.

Academic Misconduct: the violation of University policies by tampering with grades or taking part in obtaining or distributing any part of a test prior to its administration. 

When a faculty member suspects that a student has committed an act of academic dishonesty, the faculty member should follow the procedures outlined in the brochure, Academic Honesty and Dishonesty at Millersville University. In brief, the academic sanctions which may be imposed by the faculty member can be categorized as minor or major sanctions. Minor sanctions include oral or written reprimands, requiring the student to redo/resubmit an exam/assignment/ project, or lowering the grade for an exam/assignment/project. If the faculty member believes that stronger (major) sanctions are warranted, then a formal charge must be filed with the Associate Provost for Academic Programs & Services (APAPS). The APAPS will conduct an administrative hearing as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.

For all charges of academic dishonesty, a one-page report summarizing the academic sanction imposed or recommended by the faculty should be completed and filed with the APAPS. More than one (1) occurrence of academic dishonesty in the studentís file will trigger a review of the studentís record by the APAPS who will recommend appropriate corrective action. This file will be destroyed at the time of the studentís graduation.

The student has the right to appeal any faculty decision on academic dishonesty to the department chair or dean of the school. Any student who believes that he/she has been treated unfairly may also request a new (de novo) hearing before the University Judicial Board.

Further explanations and/or examples of academic dishonesty can be found in the brochure titled Academic Honesty and Dishonesty at Millersville University

Student Records and Other University Documents. Students are responsible for providing accurate information for their University records. Changes in name, address, or other status should be reported immediately to the registrarís office, Dilworth Building.

Students found guilty of forgery, alteration, misuse, unauthorized possession of, or deliberately omitting or falsifying requested information on registration forms or other University documents, records, stationery or identification cards are subject to disciplinary action as provided in the Student Code of Conduct.

Possession or Use of Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs. The possession, use, or sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs is prohibited on the University campus. Students found guilty are subject to disciplinary action as provided in the Student Code of Conduct.