CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook 31 such as whipping, beating, branding, or exposure to the elements; forced consumptions of any food, liquor, drug, or other substance, or other forced physical activity that could adversely affect the physical health or safety of the student; and any activity that would subject the student to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct that could result in extreme embarrassment, or other forced activity that could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the student. Hazing does not include customary athletic events or other similar contests or competitions or any activity or conduct that furthers legal and legitimate objective. (Florida Hazing Law, 1006.63) Engaging in, supporting, promoting, or sponsoring hazing or violating university rules governing hazing is prohibited. B.21 Health and Safety Nova Southeastern University recognizes that certain life-threatening behavior (e.g., suicide threats, gestures, or attempts; eating disorders; substance abuse; threats, gestures, or attempts to harm others) is a sign of personal distress. The university is committed to helping students alleviate whatever stress factors are precipitating life-threatening behavior by providing support and/or referral through use of appropriate resources. However, since it is critically important to maintain civility and respect for all members of the university community, it is recognized that action must be taken when such behavior is considered by the university to be disruptive to and unacceptable in the academic and social/living environment. The determination of a student’s participation and progress is to be made by the Student Behavioral Concerns Committee. NSU reserves the right to require the withdrawal of a student whose continuation in school, in the university’s judgment, is detrimental to the health or safety of the student or others. Generally, a student who is required to withdraw from the university for behavior detrimental to the health or safety of the student or others may not be allowed to return until documentation is provided by a treating medical provider of readiness to return. Additionally, a secondary evaluation/assessment must be conducted by the medical professionals of Henderson Student Counseling Clinic or an alternative health care provider of the university’s choosing. Action taken under the University Health and Safety policy does not preclude disciplinary action by the NSU. Students who withdraw for reasons of health or safety must contact the Office of Student Conduct before seeking readmission to the university. B.22 Identification Cards University identification cards (SharkCards) may only be used by the student whose name appears on the card. Any alteration or illegal use of university identification cards is prohibited. SharkCards that are misused are subject to confiscation by university personnel. Other Identification Cards: Possession of an identification card that bears another person’s likeness or contains false demographic information is prohibited. This includes all altered, blank, forged, stolen, borrowed, fictitious, counterfeit, or unlawfully issued driver’s license or identification cards. Identification cards meeting any of these criteria will be confiscated from students found with them in their possession and will be turned in to the Office of Student Conduct and/or Public Safety as evidence of misuse and policy violation. B.23 Interference with University Investigations, Disciplinary Proceedings, or Records Interference with university investigations, administrative procedures, or disciplinary proceedings, or judicial proceedings such as those conducted by the Department of Public Safety, Office of the Vice President of Student