National University 2018 General Catalog

Vice President, Student Services Dr. Joseph Zavala National University

• Is committed to preventing illicit drug use and alcohol abuse or providing appropriate intervention and referrals; • Expects that members of the University community who use alcohol or prescription drugs do so within the bounds of lawful behavior and good judgment; and • Expects that members of the University community accept responsibility for their behavior and its effects on the University community by adhering to University regulations, applicable state laws, and legislation of the United States National University policy prohibits the unlawful manufacturing, distribution, possession, or use of alcohol, illegal drugs, or controlled substances; inappropriate use of prescription drugs; and the unauthorized use of alcohol on university premises. Such prohibition specifically includes, without limitation: • Possession use, sale, distribution, or furnishing of any controlled substance, including heroin, barbiturates, cocaine, LSD, methamphetamine, hallucinogens, and marijuana. • Possession, use, sale, distribution, or furnishing of alcohol on campus, unless at a specifically authorized University activity; » » It is unlawful to distribute, sell, or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21; » » The possession of alcohol by anyone less than 21 years of age in a public place, or a place open to the public is illegal; • The sale of any controlled substance which is in violation of local, state, or federal statutes; and. • Any other conduct which involves a drug-related violation of local, state, or federal ordinances. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action or referral for prosecution in accordance with local, state, and federal statutes, or both. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible manner that reflects ethics, honor and good citizenship. They are also expected to be aware of University regulations and to abide by them. It is the students’ responsibility to maintain academic honesty and integrity and to manifest their commitment to the goals of the University through their conduct and behavior. Any form of academic dishonesty, or inappropriate conduct by students or applicants, may result in penalties ranging from warning to dismissal, as deemed appropriate by the University. Students will be informed in writing of the nature of the charges against them. They will be given a fair opportunity to refute the charges and there will be provisions for appeal of a decision. Classroom Etiquette Freedom of speech and expression is valued in the academic setting. Students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other. To that end, the following code of classroom etiquette has been established. • When participating in class dialogue, no one monopolizes discussions to the exclusion of others, either in terms of time or opinions expressed. • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are respected and responded to in a professional manner. • No side conversations or other distracting behaviors are engaged in during class discussions or presentations. • No offensive comments, language, or gestures are part of the classroom environment. • Cell phones and electronic devices (notebooks excepted) are placed in the “off” mode in class time. • Children and pets (guide dogs excepted) are not brought to class. Adherence to this code of etiquette will enable students to receive the most from their academic endeavors and should be seen as a regular and voluntary compact among faculty and students. Any infraction of this code that is deemed to be materially or substantially disruptive of the learning environment is cause for removal of a student from a class or for student disciplinary proceedings. STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT Student Discipline

11255 N. Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, California 92037 The VPSS will review the request for appeal to determine if the appeal meets the limited grounds and is timely. If the appeal is not timely or eligible, the original finding and any sanctions, if sanctions were issued, will stand and the decision is final. The VPSS will notify both parties in writing. The decision of the VPSS to deny appeal requests is final. If the appeal is timely and eligible, the VPSS will share information from the appeal with the other party, who may file a response within three (3) business days. The VPSS will review the statements of both parties and may consult with the University staff who resolved the complaint and issued the findings. If the VPSS determines that new evidence exists which should be considered, the VPSS will return the complaint to the Title IX and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinator to reconsider in the light of the new evidence only. The reconsideration of the Title IX and/or Title IX Coordinator may not be appealed. If the VPSS determines that the grievance procedure was not followed which significantly impacted the outcome, the VPSS will return the complaint to the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Coordinator to correct the error. The result may not be appealed. IftheVPSSdeterminesthatthesanctionsimposedaresubstantiallydisproportionate to the severity of the violation, the VPSS will return the complaint to the Title IX and/or Deputy Coordinator, who may increase, decrease or otherwise modify the sanctions. The results may not be appealed. The procedures governing the hearing of appeals include the following: • The parties will be informed of the status of requests for appeal, the status of the appeal consideration, and the results of the appeal decision in a timely manner; • Appeals are not intended to be full re-hearings of the complaint. In most cases, appeals are confined to a review of the written documentation or record and pertinent documentation regarding the grounds for appeal; • Appeal officers will not substantiate their judgment for that of the original hearing body merely because they disagree with the finding and/or sanctions. Appeal decisions are deferential to the original hearing body. The procedures governing the hearing of appeals include the following: The VPSS will render a written decision on the appeal to all parties within ten (10) business days from receiving the appeal. If the VPSS returns the case to the Title IX and/or Deputy Coordinator as a result of the appeal, the Title IX and/or Deputy Coordinator will notify the parties of the final results within five (5) business days from receiving the appeal from the VPSS. Any sanctions imposed by the Title IX and/or Deputy Title IX Coordinator prior to appeal are implemented immediately unless the VPSS delays their implementation in extraordinary circumstances pending the outcome of an appeal. Graduation, internships/externships and similar circumstances do not in and of themselves constitute extraordinary circumstances, and students may not be able to participate in those activities during their appeal. In cases where the appeal results in reinstatement to the University or of privileges, all reasonable attempts will be made to restore the student to their prior status. DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY The “Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989” (Public Law 101–226) clearly states the position that universities are expected to take with regard to drug and alcohol abuse. In support of the purpose of this legislation National University wishes to make known its concern for the health and well- being of all members of the University community—students, staff, and faculty— as well as the health and well-being of the community at large. More specifically, the University:

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