CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook 37 C.9 Sexual Harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, such as unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome verbal sexual comments, and other forms of sexual misconduct. C.10 Stalking is engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for safety or suffer substantial emotional distress. C.11 Unwelcome Conduct is considered “unwelcome” if the person did not request or invite it and considered the conduct to be undesirable or offensive. Unwelcome conduct may take various forms, including name calling, graphic or written statements (including the use of cell phones or the internet), or other conduct that may be physically threatening, harmful, or humiliating. D. University Disciplinary Procedures D.1 Introduction A student (or student organization) who is alleged to have violated policies of the NSU Student Code of Conduct and Academic Responsibility and/or any other university policies and procedures (other than the University Sexual Misconduct Policy) may be charged under the NSU Student Disciplinary process. A complaint may be made by any member of the university and/or nonuniversity community. The process through which students (or the student organization) are held accountable to university policies and procedures is intended to promote a better understanding of the university community and acceptable behavior for students who are a part of that community. With that in mind, it should be noted that the following processes occur only between the university and each individual student involved in an investigation into possible violations. Parents, friends, significant others, and or attorneys are not permitted to participate in, or observe, the disciplinary process. Upon notification that a violation may have occurred, the assistant dean for student development and/or designee will investigate the circumstances of the case using the following process. The following figure illustrates the University Disciplinary Process for Individual Students (not used for University Sexual Misconduct Cases—please refer to Section D.4).