[Code of Student Conduct]
ARTICLE II: DEFINITIONS
- The term "University" means The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
- The term "students" includes all persons taking courses at the University, both full-time and part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate ,or professional studies. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the University are considered "students."
- The term "faculty member" means any person hired by the University to conduct classroom activities.
- The term "University official" includes any person employed by the University, performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.
- The term "member of the University community" includes any person who is a student, faculty member, University official, or any other person employed by the University. A person's status in a particular situation shall be determined by the judicial administrator.
- The term "University premises" includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the University (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).
- The term "organization" means any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirement for university recognition/registration.
- The term "judicial body" means any person or persons authorized by the judicial administrator to determine whether a student has violated the Code of Student Conduct and to recommend imposition of sanctions.
- The term "judicial administrator" means the University official appointed by the vice president for student affairs who shall be responsible for the administration and operation of the Code of Student Conduct.
- The term "judicial investigator" means a University official appointed by the judicial administrator to investigate charges of misconduct, to attempt informal (administrative) resolution of such charges, and to prosecute charges before a judicial body.
- The term "hearing officer" means a University official authorized on a case-by-case basis by the judicial administrator to hear charges and to recommend sanctions to be imposed upon students found to have violated the Code of Student Conduct.
- The term "appellate board" means any person or persons authorized by the judicial administrator to consider an appeal from a judicial body's determination that a student has violated the student code or from the sanctions imposed by the judicial administrator.
- The term "shall" is used in the imperative sense.
- The term "may" is used in the permissive sense.
- The term "policy" is defined as any published regulations of the University as found in, but not limited to, the Student Handbook, Residential Life Handbook, and graduate/undergraduate catalogs.
- The term "substantial evidence" means evidence which would lead a reasonable person to conclude that it is more likely than not that the act in questions did occur.