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- The term “ORS” means Oregon Revised Statutes, which are the codified laws of the State or Oregon.
- The term “college” or “College” means Umpqua Community College.
- The phrase “Board of Directors” means Umpqua Community College’s Board of Education, which is the policy manager of the College. Board members are elected by the local community.
- The term “student” includes all persons taking courses at the college, both full-time and part-time, pursuing credit or non-credit classes or enrolled in any special program approved by the college.
- The term “faculty member” means any person hired by the college to conduct classroom activities.
- The term “college official” includes any person employed by the college performing administrative responsibilities.
- The term “college personnel” includes any person employed by the college.
- The phrase “member of the college community” includes any person who is a student, faculty member, college official, college personnel, or any other person employed by the college.
- The term “college premises” includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of, or owned, rented, leased, used or controlled by the college (including streets and sidewalks).
- The term “college-recognized student organization” means any student club or organization who has complied with the formal requirements for recognition by the Associated Students of Umpqua Community College (ASUCC), the college’s Student Government.
- The title “Vice President for Student Development” or “VPSD” means the college official authorized by the President to administer the Student Code of Conduct. In the absence of the VPSD, the President may appoint a designee.
- The phrase “college business day” means the days of the week when campus offices are open and available to the public for business.
- The term “hearings panel” means the group of persons authorized by the VPSD to determine: 1) whether a student has violated the Student Code of Conduct and to recommend imposition of sanctions or 2) the merit of a student grievance and recommend remedies.
- The term “appellate proceeding” means the process by which an appeal may be heard.
- The term “shall” is used in the imperative sense.
- The term “may” is used in the permissive sense.