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E. Parking Appeals An appeal should be filed only if the person feels he or she was given a citation (1) through error, or (2) without just cause. Appeal forms can be accessed at the following: www. uscupstate.edu/parkingappeal or can be picked up in the University Police Department within 72 hours or three weekdays following the issuance of a citation. The appeal is automatically forfeited if it is filed after 72 hours of the date when the citation was issued. The University Parking Appeals Committee, appoint-ed by the Dean of Students, consists of (1) one faculty member; (2) one staff member, (3) president of the student government or his/her appointee. The committee will review each appeal and render a decision within 30 days of the appeal. VII. Code of Student Behavior A. Philosophy The University of South Carolina Upstate is an academic community preserved through mutual respect and trust of the individuals who learn, teach and work within it. Students as well as all parties at the University must be protected through fair and orderly processes. These are best safeguarded when each person within the University community acts in an orderly and responsible manner. All students and guests are equally entitled to the protection embodied in this document and are expected to meet the standards set forth herein. Specifically, the University of South Carolina Upstate has adopted the Carolinian Creed. Thus, the community of scholars at USC Upstate is dedicated to personal and academic excellence. Choosing to join the community obligates each member to a code of civilized behavior. As an Upstate Spartan...I will practice personal and academic integrity. A commitment to this ideal is inconsistent with cheating in classes, in games, or in sports, it should eliminate the practice of plagiarism or borrowing another student’s homework, lying, deceit, excuse making, and infidelity or disloyalty in personal relationships. I will respect the dignity of all persons. A commitment to this ideal is inconsistent with all forms of theft, vandalism, arson, misappropriation, malicious damage to, and desecration or destruction of property. Respect for another’s personal rights is inconsistent with any behavior which violates a person’s right to move about freely, express themselves appropriately and to enjoy privacy. I will discourage bigotry, striving to learn from differences in people, ideas and opinions. A commitment to this ideal pledges affirmative support for equal rights and opportunities for all students regardless of their age, sex, race, religion, disability, international/ethnic heritage, socioeconomic status, political, social or other affiliation or disaffiliation, or affectional prefer-ence. I will demonstrate concern for others, their feelings and their need for conditions which support their work and development. A commitment to this ideal is a pledge to be compassionate and consider-ate, to avoid behaviors which are insensitive, inhospi-table or insightful, or which unjustly or arbitrarily inhibit another’s ability to feel safe or welcomed in their pursuit of appropriate academic goals. Allegiance to these ideals obligates each student to refrain from and discourage behaviors which threaten the freedom and respect all USC Upstate community members deserve. This last clause reminds community members that they are not only obliged to avoid these behaviors, but that they also have an affirmative obligation to confront and challenge and respond to or report the behaviors whenever or wherever they are encountered. B. Application This document governs the conduct of all students and student organizations. This document may apply to student behavior both on and off the University’s campus. Violators are subject to local, state and federal laws, as well as the provisions listed herein. Campus hearings may proceed prior to off campus criminal hearings. The decision regarding when a campus hearing is scheduled is determined by the dean of students with the best interest of the University community in mind. C. Mental Health Disturbances Instances of student behavior that may be the result of a mental health disturbance require specific consid-eration and action. The dean of students, in consultation with the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), chief of University Police, the chancellor and others deemed appropri-ate will assess and treat as unique each student’s behavior and determine if administrative action is warranted. The University may take the following actions in response to instances of student behavior where there is a reason to believe the conduct is the result of a mental disturbance or the behavior poses a threat of physical harm to the individual or others: counseling, referral for evaluation, remediation, therapeutic treatment, disciplinary action, voluntary or involuntary withdrawal, or other action deemed appropriate. Please reference the web site for more information about BIT. 1‘3166 - ‘17 Student Handbook 132


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