Academic Work, Test, Quiz, or Other Assignment
The terms "academic work, test, quiz, or other assignment" includes any required or optional academic work that is assigned. Examples include, but are not limited to, exams, quizzes, tests, homework, case studies, essays, research papers, group work, extra credit assignments, class attendance, experiential learning activities, internship or externship components, resumes, comprehensive exams, and thesis and dissertation drafts and submissions.
The term "administrative hold" refers to the indicator placed on a student's record preventing access to such University procedures as registration, release of transcripts, and course add/drops until the student meets the requirements of the University office placing the indicator as described in the Undergraduate/Graduate Catalogs.
The term "Complainant" refers to the party reporting the complaint or concern against another party.
The term "conduct history" is a compilation of records related to any student or student organization's behavior that resulted in a finding of Responsible through the University conduct process outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.
The term "consent" means mutually understandable words or actions, actively communicated both knowingly and voluntarily, that clearly convey permission for sexual activity.
Disciplinary Good Standing
The term "disciplinary good standing" is defined as a student not currently on disciplinary probation, deferred disciplinary suspension, or any level of disciplinary suspension/expulsion and who has fulfilled in a timely manner, if any, sanctions imposed.
The term "discipline body" means any University official or group of officials authorized by the Director of the Office of Student Conduct to determine whether a student has violated the Code of Student Conduct and to recommend imposition of sanctions.
A "hearing body" is the individual or individuals that make the determination of responsible or not responsible and issue sanctions upon a responsible finding in an Administrative Hearing or Panel Hearing.
An "investigation report" is a formal or informal report of all of the evidence and/or information gathered by the Student Conduct Officer/Investigator.
Member of the University Community
The term "member of the University community" includes any person who is a student, faculty or staff member, University official or any person employed by the University or campus visitors.
Official Academic Record
The term "official academic record" includes, but is not limited to applications for admission, the awarding of a degree, grade reports, test papers, registration materials, grade change forms, and reporting forms used by the Office of the Registrar.
The term "policy" is defined as the written regulations, standards and/or rules of the University.
The term "Policy Warning" refers to a verbal or written reminder to a student or student organization regarding a Code of Student Conduct provision.
Preponderance of Evidence
The term “preponderance of evidence” is the standard of proof used by Judicial Hearing Officers, Student Judicial Programs and University Student Housing. It is defined as a circumstance in which the evidence as a whole shows that the fact(s) for which proof is being sought are more likely than not.
Religious Holy Day
The term “religious holy day” means a holy day observed by a religion whose places of worship are exempt from property taxation under Texas Tax Code § 11.20.
The term “respondent” refers to the party responding to the complaint or concern reported regarding their behavior or actions.
Sponsorship and/or co-sponsorship
The term “sponsorship and/or co-sponsorship” is defined as minimally including, but not limited to, direct participation in planning, coordination and implementation by members of the sponsoring organizations.
The term “student” includes all persons admitted to or enrolled in courses at the University, either full time or part time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate or professional studies, and/or those who attend postsecondary educational institutions other than Texas Tech University and who reside in University residence halls. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the University are considered “students”.
Student/Student Organization Conduct History
The term "student/student organization conduct history" includes, but is not limited to any responsible finding in a conduct proceeding.
Student Conduct Officer/Investigator
The term "Student Conduct Officer/Investigator" means a University designee authorized by the Director of the Office of Student Conduct, Dean of Students and/or the Director of University Student Housing pursuant to the Code of Student Conduct to adjudicate alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct.
The term "student organization" means any number of students who have complied with the formal requirements for University registration.
The term "University" means Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
The term “University official” includes any person employed by Texas Tech University or Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center while performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.
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)
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