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To view Oregon University System: Oregon State University's entire Student Conduct Code CLICK HERE. The following sections of the Student Conduct Code are listed on this page:
Violations of the Student Conduct Code by Student Organizations
When members of a Student Organization act together in a way that violates the Student Conduct Code, the Student Organization is expected to hold itself accountable.
(1) When a potential Organization Violation of the Student Conduct Code occurs, SCCS may review the incident to determine the appropriate process for resolution. Generally, the University will expect a Student Organization to hold itself accountable for the acts of its members when those acts are related to the Student Organization's activities.
a) The Student Organization or its governing body will notify SCCS and keep it informed at all stages of the process. b) The University, through SCCS, reserves the right to take immediate jurisdiction at its discretion. The Student Organization or governing body may still hold its members accountable in the situation, but must do so in conjunction with SCCS.
(2) If a person affected by the alleged violation is not satisfied with the action taken by the Student Organization, that person may file a grievance with the appropriate governing body or, if none exists, with SCCS.
(3) If, in the judgment of the Director of SCCS, sufficient action is not taken in a timely manner by the Student Organization, the case will be reviewed for possible action by SCCS.
(4) In deciding whether the Student Organization is responsible for the violation, the University will consider whether one or more of the following factors are present:
a) The violation arises out of an event sponsored, organized, financed, or endorsed by the Student Organization; b) The violation occurs on premises owned or controlled by the Student Organization; c) The leadership of the Student Organization had knowledge, or should have had knowledge, of the likelihood that a violation would occur and failed to take corrective action; or d) A pattern of individual violations is found to have existed without proper and appropriate group control, remedy, or sanction.