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Section I: Definitions

1.  The terms "Student Code of Conduct" and "Student Code" are used interchangeably.

2.  "College" means the College of William & Mary.

3.  "Student" includes all persons taking courses at the College, either full-time or part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies, and non-degree seeking students.  Persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the Student Code, who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the College, or who have applied for admission to the College are considered "students," as are persons who are living in College residence halls, although not enrolled in this institution. This Student Code applies at all locations of the College, including the College's official study abroad locations.

4.  "Faculty member" means any person hired by the College to conduct classroom or teaching activities or who is otherwise considered by the College to be a member of its faculty.

5.  "Academic unit" means the school in which an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student is engaged in study.

6.  "College official" includes any person employed by the College performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.

7.  "Member of the College community" includes any person who is a student, faculty member, administrator, or any other person employed by the College. The Dean of Students or designee will determine a person's status in any particular situation.

8.  "College property" includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the College (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).

9.  "Organization" means any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for College recognition.

10.  "Case Administrator" means a College official authorized on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Student Conduct or designee to impose sanctions upon any student(s) found to have violated the Student Code

11.  "Student Conduct Board" means any person or persons authorized by the Dean of Students to determine whether a student has violated the Student Code and to impose sanctions when a violation has been determined.

12.  "Appeals Committee/Officer" means any person or persons authorized by the Vice President for Student Affairs or the President to consider an appeal regarding whether a student has violated the Student Code or of the sanctions imposed by the appropriate Case Administrator or Committee.

13.  "Will" and "Shall" are used in the imperative sense.

14.  "May" is used in the permissive sense.

15.  An "attempt" is any act beyond mere preparation carried out with the intent to engage in conduct that violates College policies. Attempted violations may be sanctioned in the same manner as completed violations.

16.  "A preponderance of the evidence" exists when a reasonable person, after a careful balancing of available information, would conclude a violation has occurred and the student/organization charged is responsible for the violation.

17.  The Vice President for Student Affairs is that person designated by the President to be responsible for the administration of the Student Code.  The Vice President for Student Affairs in turn delegates some functions to the Dean of Students and the Director of Student Conduct.

18.  "Policy" means any written regulations of the College as in, but not limited to, the Student Handbook, Residence Life Housing Agreement, the College web page and computer use policy, and Graduate, Undergraduate, or Professional School Catalogs.

19.  "Reporting Party" means any person who submits a charge alleging that a student violated this Student Code. When a student believes that s/he has been a victim of another student's misconduct, the student who believes s/he has been a victim will have the same rights under this Student Code as are provided to the Reporting Party, even if another member of the College community submitted the report itself.

20.  "Charged Party" means any student or student organization alleged to have violated this Student Code.

21.  "Working days" means any day that the College is open for business exclusive of weekends or official holidays.