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Student Handbook Updates

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The updated version of the 2018-2019 JMU Student Accountability Process and Standards of Conduct Handbook is available exclusively at www.jmu.edu/handbook. All policies and procedures are listed as they will be implemented during the 2018-2019 academic year, including the revised Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process. There have been two changes made to the previously announced Student Handbook; one regarding the J21-100 Noncompliance policy and the other regarding the finalized version of the revised Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process.

The change to the J21-100 Noncompliance policy provides further clarification on situations in which students are expected to comply with lawful and/or reasonable instructions or directives, as well as who is considered an authority to provide those instructions/directives. The second change, regarding the Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process, now delineates that the use of character statements are only to be used after a finding of responsibility has been made in a Sexual Misconduct Case Review.

The current changes to the Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process in the 2018-2019 JMU Student Handbook were implemented as a result of feedback received by the campus community. The process was updated to incorporate this feedback and then vetted and approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs, as required by the section in the JMU Student Handbook titled "Changes and Amendments." While these decisions were made to be implemented for the beginning of the fall 2018 semester, the Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Tim Miller, will be providing continual opportunities throughout the fall for students to participate in feedback sessions with him regarding the Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process. Any students interested in joining these sessions can go here to sign up.

It is the responsibility of every student to know and follow the policies outlined in the JMU Student Handbook along with federal, state, and local laws. The JMU Student Handbook also outlines the Accountability Process and Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process – the processes used to resolve allegations of student misconduct, as well as the rights of a student in the Accountability Process and Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process.

To review the JMU Student Accountability Process and Standards of Conduct Handbook, visit www.jmu.edu/handbook and use the navigation tabs to the left of the page. On the landing page of www.jmu.edu/handbook, you will find information about some of the changes that were implemented for the 2018-2019 JMU Student Handbook. If you have questions about any of the policies or procedures listed in the JMU Student Handbook, please contact the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices at 540-568-6218 or at osarp@jmu.edu.

We hope you have a great academic year!

Sincerely, 

The Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices

 


The 2018-2019 James Madison University Student Accountability Process and Standards of Conduct Handbook is now available exclusively online at www.jmu.edu/handbook. To review the JMU Student Accountability Process and Standards of Conduct Handbook, use the gold navigation tabs to the left of the page. All policies are listed as they will be implemented during the 2018-2019 academic year. All procedures, except for the Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process, are listed as they will be implemented this academic year. One change that is being worked on with regards to the Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process is moving the use of character statements only after a finding of responsibility has been made in a Sexual Misconduct Case Review. This level of change is taking time to implement in the written process. You will receive an email update in a few weeks letting you know that the final procedures for the Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process have been finalized as well.

It is the responsibility of every student to know and follow the policies outlined in the JMU Student Handbook along with federal, state, and local laws. The JMU Student Handbook also outlines the Accountability Process and Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process – the process used to resolve allegations of student misconduct, as well as the rights of a student in the Accountability Process and Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process.

Changes were made to the JMU Student Handbook for the 2018-2019 academic year. Changes made to the 2018-2019 version of the JMU Student Handbook include changes to the Accountability Process and Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process, to terminology, and structure used in order to better communicate the process or the inclusion of standard practice implemented by the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices into the text of the Handbook.

The current changes implemented in the 2018-2019 JMU Student Handbook were reviewed and commented upon by the Accountability Control Board, then vetted and approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs; as required by the section in the JMU Student Handbook titled "Changes and Amendments." While these decisions were made to be implemented for the beginning of the fall 2018 semester, the Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Tim Miller, will be providing continual opportunities throughout the fall for students to participate in feedback sessions with him regarding the Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process.

This document outlines the changes made to the 2018-2019 JMU Student Accountability Process and Standards of Conduct Handbook. (NOTE: This document is not a comprehensive publication of the JMU Student Accountability Process and Standards of Conduct Handbook. The FULL JMU Student Accountability Process and Standards of Conduct Handbook is only available at jmu.edu/handbook using the gold navigation tabs to the left of the page). Edits outlined in this document are reflected using yellow highlights and text that has been stricken through with a line.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices at 540-568-6218 or via OSARP@jmu.edu.

 


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