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Student Handbook Updates

To view a list of revisions made for the 2019-2020 JMU Student Handbook, click here.

January 6, 2020:

The 2019-2020 JMU Student Accountability Process and Standards of Conduct Handbook is available exclusively at www.jmu.edu/handbook. It is important for you to note a few changes that have been made to the previously announced Student Handbook.

Overall, changes were made in several places of the Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process to provide clarity, particularly with regards to the appeal submission process and the submission of character.  There was also an addition to the Sexual Misconduct Case Review procedures in steps 21 an 22 to provide another opportunity for both parties to respond to anything shared during the Sexual Misconduct Case Review up to that point.  In the Accountability Process, there was a change made to provide clarity in the appeal submission process, as well as the effective date and campus ban associated with immediate suspension and expulsion.

These changes to the Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process and the Accountability Process in the 2019-2020 JMU Student Handbook were implemented 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."

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 2019-2020 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.

 

August 19, 2019:

The 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 academic year

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.

Changes were made to the JMU Student Handbook for the 2019-2020 academic year. Changes made to the 2019-2020 version of the JMU Student Handbook include changes to the Accountability Process and Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process, to terminology, and to 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. Of note, one of the larger structural changes in 2019-2020 includes separating the Accountability Process from the Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process. As of today, students receiving notification of an alleged violation(s) of J34-100 Sexual Misconduct will access the complete Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process.  Students who receive notification of all other alleged violation(s) will access the complete Accountability Process.

The current changes implemented in the 2019-2020 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."

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 more significant changes that were implemented for the 2019-2020 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.

If other approved updates occur throughout the academic year, you will be notified of those changes via email.  In order to stay informed, please be on the lookout for any of these updates.


 

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