Admission to Saginaw Valley State University obligates each student to abide by regulations for acceptable student behavior. All students are expected to conduct themselves as responsible members of the university community and to respect the rights of their fellow citizens. SVSU regulations may apply of student’s behavior off campus as well as on campus. Violations of the regulations may result in disciplinary action by both the University and civil authorities. Students at Saginaw Valley State University also are responsible for their guests' behavior. Students may be charged through the disciplinary process for the actions of guests who violate provisions of this code.
Definition of Student: Includes all persons enrolled for courses through or at SVSU, both full-time and part-time, and those who attend educational institutions other than SVSU but who reside in SVSU housing facilities. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular semester but whose SVSU record indicates a continuing relationship with the University are considered “students”. Persons who have been accepted into SVSU but have not yet enrolled for courses are considered “students”.
Alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct may be reported by any member of the university community. The report must be made in writing and can be initiated through:
Violations of any of the following university regulations may result in dismissal from Saginaw Valley State University or in a lesser sanction deemed appropriate by a university Hearing Officer.
Violations of the Academic Integrity Policy, will constitute a violation of the university regulations under this section.
Violations of the Policy Concerning the Use of Alcohol and/or Other Drugs will constitute a violation of university regulations under this section.
All organizations that sponsor activities in violation of laws or regulations are subject to discipline under the Student Code. In addition, all members and nonmembers who participate in this activity may be disciplined individually.
Follow-up will take place, as soon as practical, as prescribed in the following section. The essential safeguards for fair treatment will be provided for students charged with violating University regulations. The following shall serve as procedural guidelines: