Policies and
Code of Conduct

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Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct has been developed by the Office of Student Conduct to provide students with expectations for behavior that upholds the principles outlined in the Pillars of the Arch. In addition to describing regulations for behavior, the Code of Conduct provides useful information to students and student organizations regarding alleged violations of conduct regulations. All procedures for responding to possible violations of conduct regulations, including specifics of the conduct process, a listing of possible sanctions, the interim suspension policy, and the appeals procedures are included in the Code of Conduct. These procedures have been established to ensure due process and fundamental fairness to all involved in the University's judicial processes.

Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, associate director of student conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing rcw34@uga.edu.

 

Freedom of Expression

The University of Georgia Freedom of Expression Policy is designed to promote and facilitate student expression and to respect students’ constitutional rights while allowing the University to make any necessary arrangements (such as arranging march routes, providing security, avoiding multiple events at the same time and location) and ensuring that such activities do not interfere with the University’s mission and operations or with the rights of others. Additional information about the policy is available through the Office of the Dean of Students, 706-542-7774.

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs Statement

The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Georgia promotes a community of student learning, success and well-being. The abuse and illegal use of alcohol or other drugs jeopardize this community by placing the health and safety of individuals at risk and undermining the university’s academic mission. Therefore, we expect all students to act responsibly and in accordance with the law and the university’s code of conduct.

CLICK HERE to learn more the Alcohol and Other Drugs Statement, the UGA Responsible Action Protocol and the John Fontaine Jr. Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education.

 

Policy for Subsequent Use of UGACard Photo:

The UGACard is the official University of Georgia identification card for students, faculty, staff, official campus visitors, and their departments. The UGACard displays a color photograph, taken by the UGACard office ("UGACard photo"). The purpose of this policy is to prescribe the University of Georgia's subsequent use of the UGACard photo taken of a UGA student after a UGACard is made for the student.

Read more about the Policy for Subsequent Use of UGACard Photo

 

Motor Vehicle Policy for UGA-SA Volunteers:

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines and policy governing the use of State of Georgia vehicles and/or rental vehicles by UGA-SA volunteers for the purpose of conducting UGA-SA business.

This policy applies to all UGA volunteers who are driving a vehicle as part of a structured program organized, controlled, and directed by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia by and on behalf of the University of Georgia - Division of Student Affairs (UGA-SA). This policy requires screening, documentation, and training based on the nature of the driving requirements associated with the UGA-SA volunteer's assigned duties.

Motor Vehicle Policy for UGA-SA Volunteers

Behavioral Assessment and Response Council (BARC)

The Behavioral Assessment & Response Council (BARC) is a group of key administrators who assess and determine the appropriate response to students who exhibit threatening behavior to themselves and/or others.

CLICK HERE to to go to the BARC web page.

 

CRISIS RESPONSE

If you are in contact with a student who appears to be an immediate threat to his or her own safety or that of others, please call 911.

Crisis situations include:

• Stated intention to commit suicide or inflict serious harm to self
• Stated intention or obvious behavior that indicates an imminent threat to harm others

Non-emergency situations in which the student does not pose an immediate threat to self or others but exhibits behavior revealing a potential for harm may be referred to Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at 706-542-2273, the Office of the Dean of Students at 706-542-7774 or University Police at 706-542-2200.