Definitions

A. Advisor: The person selected by a student or student group to provide support as the student or student group represents themselves in conduct proceedings. An advisor does not actively participate in any part of a conduct process.

B. Complainant: A person alleged to have been the subject of, or harmed by, student or student group misconduct.

C. Conduct Officer: A University official trained to adjudicate matters pursuant to the Student Code of Conduct.

D. Day: When used in this Code the term “day” or “days” refers to business days.

E. FERPA: The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act, a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

F. Misconduct: The violation of one or more University policies or the commission of an act of prohibited conduct contained in this Student Code of Conduct.

G. Resolution Center for Student Conduct and Conflict: The office designated by the Associate Provost for Student Development to perform the functions described in this Student Code of Conduct. The Resolution Center is responsible for initiating the conduct proceedings where there is a reasonable belief that a violation may have occurred and that disciplinary action is appropriate. Any reference in this Student Code of Conduct to the “Resolution Center” includes their designee.

H. Outcome: A determination of responsibility or non-responsibility for violation of the Student Code of Conduct, as well as any sanction levied.

I. Reporting Party: A person submitting a report of alleged student or student group misconduct.

J. Respondent: A student or student group alleged to have violated the Student Code of Conduct.

K. Retaliation: Acts or attempts to seek retribution including, but not limited to, any form of intimidation, reprisal, harassment or intent to prevent participation in University proceedings under this policy. Retaliation may include continued abuse or violence, other harassment, and slander and libel.

L. Student: A person enrolled or taking course(s) at Gonzaga University whose primary relationship with the University is as a student and, therefore, defined through the Student Code of Conduct. This includes a person enrolled at the University for the immediately preceding term and/or a person eligible for continued enrollment.

M. Student Group: Any number of students who have complied with University requirements for registration as an organization or are formally recognized by the University as a student club, group, team, or organization.

N. Student Conduct Resolution Process: A process facilitated by the Resolution Center for the purpose of determining whether or not a policy has been violated, and what, if any, sanction is appropriate.

O. University: Gonzaga University.

P. University Policy: A written regulation or proscription of the University, including but not limited to those found in the Student Code of Conduct, Harassment and Discrimination Policy, Academic Policies, Student Group policies, and Residence Life regulations. All definitions included in any University Policy are incorporated here by reference.

Last updated: 8/5/19