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1st Offense: Warning 2nd Offense: Written reprimand, community service 3rd Offense: Probation, restriction of privileges Resolution of Alleged Infractions A. Informal Administrative Hearing Upon receiving an alleged violation of the Campus Living Rules of Conduct, the director of HRL or designee will investigate the report. The Director of HRL or Assistant Director of that residential area will conduct an initial interview with the accused. The rights and prerogatives of the accused will be explained at that time. It is at this time the student can resolve the matter through admission of responsibil-ity, or request a hearing in the appropriate council. The Honor Council (see page 137 for details) is given the charge to handle alleged academic honor code or student behavior code violations. The Residential Hall Honor Council (see below for composition and procedures) is given the charge to handle alleged residential life code violations that are considered to be first-time violations and non-suspendable. Students with alleged residential life code violations may choose between which council will hear their case. The Honor Councils do not have the role to examine severity of sanction appeals from the decisions of the HRL staff member; those concerns will be forwarded to the appropriate appeals process. Should further action be necessary, the charged student will receive written notification of a hearing before the designated Council within a reasonable period of time. The charge letter will include a statement of the charges and the time and place of the hearing. If the accused accepts responsibility in writing prior to appearing before a council hearing, a sanction determined by the director or appropriate assistant director will be imposed. If a student fails to respond to a charge letter within the time specified in a email to their student account, he or she forfeits his or her rights and may have a sanction imposed by the director. A hearing may be conducted in the absence of an accused student if the student fails to appear for a scheduled hearing or if a student fails to respond to multiple meeting requests. All disciplinary cases will be handled on a case-by-case basis within the confines of the policies and procedures set by USC Upstate and HRL. Additional policies and procedures may be introduced at any time deemed necessary. B. Residence Hall Honor Council Procedures During a Residence Hall Honor Council (RHHC) 169 2nd Offense: community service, housing removal 3rd Offense: housing removal Trash: All trash bags must be disposed of in the dumpster/trash rooms immediately after it is removed from the suite/apartment. Residents will be charged $10 per bag for trash bags found outside of the suite/ apartment. Also, the bags will still have to be disposed of properly by the residents. Failure to dispose of the trash bags will result in disciplinary action. Residents of Palmetto/Magnolia House should use bags no larger than 10 gallons. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: Fine, warning 2nd Offense: Fine, written reprimand, 3rd Offense: Fine, Probation Water fights: Due to lack of clean up and abuse, damage of property, and overall complaints, water fights of any kind are not permitted. HRL will not assume any cost for damages to property relating to water or other pranks. Water guns of any size or description are not permitted. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: Restitution, written reprimand 2nd Offense: Restitution, community service 3rd Offense: Restitution, probation, housing removal Windows and Balconies: Window screens (if equipped) may not be removed or altered in any way. Banners (except those approved by HRL), flags, clothes, etc. are not to be hung out of windows and/or balconies. Furthermore, residents may not use the railings of balconies or the windows as places to sit. To do so can result in serious injury, including death. No articles may be thrown or hung from windows. Students who place items in windows that the University determines to be offensive and/or obscene will be asked to remove the items immedi-ately and may be subject to disciplinary action. Foil is not permitted in room windows. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: written reprimand, probation 2nd Offense: probation, housing removal 3rd Offense: housing removal Use of Bicycles, Roller Blades, Skates, and Skateboards: Bicycles are not permitted in pedestri-an areas, heavy traffic areas or construction areas of University property. Roller blades, skates and/or skateboards are not permitted on University property. Using these items will result in disciplinary action by University Police. Storage of bicycles in public areas of the Palmetto/Magnolia House such as hallways, lobbies, stairwells, etc. is not permitted. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 165 ‘16 - ‘17 Student Handbook


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