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Application of the Code

Conduct for violations of University policies or campus regulations may be imposed whether or not such violations are also violations of law, and whether or not proceedings are or have been pending in the courts involving the same acts.  The proceedings described herein are separate and distinct from criminal or civil proceedings which may arise from identical circumstances and which apply to students as citizens at large.  Whenever it is possible and reasonable to do so, student conduct cases will be handled in an informal manner that encourages students to learn from their experiences and be positive contributors to the community.

Students are responsible for informing themselves about their rights and responsibilities with respect to the Code and cannot reasonably claim innocence of a violation of the Code on the grounds of ignorance.