definitions

1. The term “UNIVERSITY” means Lawrence Technological University.

2. The term "STUDENT" includes all persons taking courses at the University either full-time or part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies. 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 University or who have been notified of their acceptance for admission are considered "students" as are persons who are living in University residence halls, although not enrolled in this institution. This Student Code does apply at all locations of the University, including education centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and outlying counties in Michigan, Northern Michigan, and centers in other states and foreign countries.

3. The term "FACULTY MEMBER" means any person hired by the University to conduct classroom or teaching activities or who is otherwise considered by the University to be a member of its faculty.

4. The term "UNIVERSITY OFFICIAL" includes any person employed by the University performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.

5. The term "MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY" includes any person who is a student, faculty member, University official, or any other person employed by the University. A person's status in a particular situation shall be determined by the Dean of Students.

6. The term "UNIVERSITY PREMISES" includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the University, including adjacent streets and sidewalks.

7. The term "ORGANIZATION" means any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for University recognition.

8. The term "STUDENT DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE" means any person or persons authorized by the Dean of Students to determine whether a student has violated the Student Code and to recommend sanctions that may be imposed when a regulations violation has been committed.

9. The term "STUDENT CONDUCT OFFICER" means a University official authorized on a case-by-case basis by the Dean of Students to impose sanctions upon any student found to have violated the Student Code. The Dean of Students may, in certain circumstances, authorize a Student Conduct Officer to serve simultaneously as a Student Conduct Officer and the sole member or one of the members of the Student Discipline Committee. The Dean of Students may authorize the same Student Conduct Officer to impose sanctions in all cases.

10. The term "DISCIPLINE APPEALS COMMITTEE" means any person or persons authorized by the Dean of Students to consider an appeal from a Student Discipline Committee's determination as to whether a student has violated the Student Code.

11. The term "SHALL" is used in the imperative sense.

12. The term “MAY” is used in the permissive sense.

13. The term "POLICY" means the written regulations of the University as found in, but not limited to, the Student Code, the Student Handbook, the Guidelines for University Living, the University web page and computer use policy, and Undergraduate or Graduate Catalogs.

14. "LEVEL I" violations of the Student Code are those for which the sanctions may be a warning, disciplinary probation, special restrictions or loss of privileges, fines, restitution, imposed reassignment of course section or housing assignment, or assignments of discretionary sanctions. Level I violations will generally be heard by a Student Conduct Officer.

15. "LEVEL II" violations of the Code are those for which the sanctions may be, in addition to those listed in Level I, suspension from University Housing and/or from the University, or expulsion from University Housing and/or from the University. Level II violations will generally be heard by the Student Discipline Committee.

16. The term "COMPLAINANT" means any person who submits a charge alleging that a student violated this Student Code. When a person believes that she/he has been a victim of another student's misconduct, the student who believes she/he has been a victim will have the same rights under this Student Code as are provided to the Complainant, even if another member of the University community submitted the charge itself.

17. The term "ACCUSED STUDENT" means any student accused of violating this Student Code.