It is up to each instructor to determine the criteria by which students will be
graded. Both knowledge of class material and the quality of work submitted by
the student may be factors in grading a course as the instructor thinks
appropriate. To facilitate the success of all students, specific criteria for
assignments or grades, as well as the number of graded assignments and the
weight attached to each, should be clearly explained in the syllabus and may be
supplemented by explanations in other course materials. Instructors should also
inform students of any class attendance and participation policies that will
affect their final grade. Faculty may provide work for extra credit but are
under no obligation to do so.
Since Jacksonville University students are expected to adhere to the highest
standard of academic honesty, grades for courses may also be affected by
academic misconduct. To underscore the importance of truth, honesty, and
accountability, students and instructors should adhere to the following standard:
I do not lie, cheat, or steal nor do I condone the actions of those who do.
Academic misconduct is defined as any
form of cheating, including but not limited to:
Concealed notes during exams
Copying or allowing others
to copy from an exam
Students substituting for
one another in exams
Submission of another
person’s work for evaluation
Preparing work for another
on an assignment
Submission of the same or
substantially similar work for two courses without the permission of the
Plagiarism is a form of Academic
Misconduct that involves taking words, ideas, or any other material from a
source, either verbatim or in paraphrase, without acknowledging the original
author through proper citation(s). Cutting and pasting from any source
including the Internet, as well as purchasing papers, are forms of plagiarism.
(Warshauer, M., 2002.)*
* Matthew Warshauer, History Department, Central Connecticut State University,
Academic Misconduct/Plagiarism Questionnaire; http://www.history.ccsu.edu/
Such conduct may be subject to
disciplinary action including:
· Penalizing a student’s grade on the assignment or examination in
· Assigning a failing course grade
· Dismissal from the University (in cases of especially egregious or
The faculty regards all incidents of
academic misconduct as major offenses which merit disciplinary action. Faculty
members will handle each case of academic misconduct in accordance with their
own course policy. In the spirit of academic freedom, no further action is
required from the instructor following the action taken in response to the
incident of academic misconduct if the student agrees to the penalty. However,
it is strongly recommended that faculty members report all incidents of
academic misconduct to the Chief Academic Officer/Provost, with notification to
the division chair and appropriate college dean, in order to identify students
who commit additional future incidents of academic misconduct. In addition, the
instructor may recommend to the to the appropriate Division Chair, or College
Dean if the department or academic unit in which the course is taught is not
part of a division, further sanctions against the student deemed appropriate
for the level of academic misconduct. These sanctions may include academic
probation, suspension or expulsion. If the sanctions recommended by the
instructor are not approved, the instructor may appeal the decision of the
Chair/Dean to the Chief Academic Officer/Provost. If there is still
disagreement, the instructor may refer the decision of the Chief Academic
Officer/Provost back to the Chair/Dean
of the Academic Unit from which the appeal originated. The Chair/Dean shall
then form a five-person appeal committee along the same guidelines used for the
formation of a committee to hear a student appeal (see below).
Procedure for Appeals of Grades and Sanctions:
It is understood that students may have questions about their grades. Most can
easily be answered through conference with the instructor. In the event
that a student feels he/she has been treated unfairly, or that an instructor
has deviated from his/her prescribed formula for grading in an arbitrary or
unwarrantedly punitive manner, the student may appeal the grade. The following
timetable and grade appeal process shall be used whenever the student disagrees
with a grade assigned, for academic misconduct or any other reason.
1) Appeals cannot normally be
made unless a student has first discussed his/her concerns with the instructor.
This conference should take place within three business days of the student
being notified of the grade assigned, unless unforeseen and extenuating
circumstances beyond the student’s control warrant an extension. The student
must be able to document such extenuating circumstances if requested by the
instructor. If the grade assigned was for an assignment due the last week of
the semester or on a final examination, the student and instructor must meet to
confer no later than three business days after the beginning of the following
2) If the concerns remain unresolved after the conference with the instructor,
the student must inform the instructor in writing within two business days of
the conference that he/she is dissatisfied with the results of the conference. The
student may then appeal the instructor’s decision to the appropriate Division
Chair, or College Dean if the department or academic in which the course is
taught is not part of a division. In the case that the grade in question was
assigned by an adjunct member of the faculty, the appeal must also be made
directly to the appropriate Division Chair or College Dean. An appeal must be
formally submitted in writing, clearly stating and documenting the evidence for
unfair, arbitrary or unwarranted treatment and must be submitted within ten
business days of the student’s written notification to the instructor that the
issue remains unresolved. The Division Chair/College Dean shall confer with
both the student and the concerned faculty member (or adjunct, if available)
together within five business days of receiving the written appeal. The
concerned faculty member (or adjunct, if he/she so desires) may at this time
submit a formal written response to the student’s appeal.
3) If the student’s concern is still unresolved after the conference with the
Chair/Dean and faculty member, or if the instructor (or adjunct, if available)
disagrees with the decision of the Chair/Dean, the Chair/Dean shall within five
business days form a committee of five faculty members, four from within the
Division/College to review the work in question and one from the Committee on
Academic Standards, who comes from outside the Division/College, to insure that
both the student and faculty member are fairly treated. Within ten business
days the committee must review the case and issue its final
recommendation. The committee may either recommend the grade remain
unchanged from the instructor’s decision or recommend the grade be changed to a
value the committee deems appropriate for the case. If the case involves
academic misconduct, the committee at that time may also recommend probation or
suspension of the student, or dismissal from the University based upon
compelling evidence of serious academic misconduct. In cases where the committee
rules that the student should receive a penalty resulting in a grade of “F” for
a course, the student may not withdraw or be withdrawn from the course at any
4) The committee’s recommendation then must be issued to the Chief Academic
Officer/Provost, the Division Chair/College Dean, the instructor and the
student in writing along with an explanation of the rationale for the
recommendation. It is the responsibility of the Chief Academic Officer/Provost
to see that the recommendation is carried out. If a semester/term ends without
the process reaching a final resolution, the process should continue at the
beginning of the next semester at the point that was reached at the conclusion
of the previous semester. In this case, the grade assigned for the course will
be recorded as “NG” (no grade) on the student’s official transcript, without
prejudice, until the case is resolved.
5) If the Division or College does not follow the procedures outlined above
then the student or instructor may appeal directly to the Chief Academic
Officer/Provost. This appeal must be submitted in writing and must
clearly demonstrate how the procedures contained in this Grade Appeal Process
were violated. The Chief Academic Officer/Provost is to determine whether
proper procedures have been followed. In the event they have not been
followed, any recommendation or decision may be declared null and void and sent
back to the Division or College for reexamination. The final disposition of the
case must be reported to both the instructor and the student prior to the
issuance of the grade.
All students, whether living on campus or off campus, must ensure their correct
local and permanent addresses are on file in the Registrar’s Office.
Changes of address must be reported to the Registrar immediately.
Students and organizations shall be
free to examine and to discuss questions of interest to them and to express
opinions publicly and privately. Students shall be free to support, by
orderly means, causes which do not disrupt the regular and essential operation
of the institution as outlined in the Student Handbook. It is understood
that in their public expressions or demonstrations, students or student
organizations speak only for themselves and do not represent the views of the
Recognized student organizations
shall be allowed to invite and to hear speakers of their own choosing in a
closed meeting of the organization, but must take precautions to insure that
invited speakers conduct themselves with decorum and do not advocate positions
which are destructive to the mission and vision of the University as stated in
the University catalog.
Sponsorship of guest speakers does
not imply approval or endorsement, either by the sponsoring group or by the
institution. Student organizations shall be responsible for the orderly
scheduling of facilities and for conducting the occasion in a manner
appropriate to the academic community and good civil order. If contracts
with the University are required for speakers or guests, they must be signed by
the Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students or Chief Financial Officer
of the University.
Comments and Complaint Procedures
The University and its staff strive
to improve student services and welcome input regarding our policies and
procedures. All student concerns or complaints should be written and directed
to the appropriate division or departmental office. If said response does not
adequately address a student’s concerns, the complainant is encouraged to
contact the Office of the Chief Academic Officer/Provost (Howard Building, 3rd
floor, 256-7030) for academic concerns and the Office of the Chief Student
Affairs Officer/Dean of Students (Davis Student Commons, 3rd floor, 256-7067)
for all other concerns.
All written complaints/concerns
should be accompanied by relevant documentation. The Chief Student Affairs
Officer/Dean of Students will review the situation with the appropriate area
and will either respond personally to the complaint, or direct the appropriate
member of the institution to do so within 10 days of receipt of the written
complaint. Please note: Due to Federal regulations the University
generally only corresponds with students, not parents or guardians.
Alcoholic Beverages Policy
The University’s alcoholic beverage policy is administered by the Chief Student
Affairs Officer/Dean of Students, and enforced by Campus Security and
Residential Life. All inquiries regarding the policy should be directed
to the Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students or the Director of Campus
Security. The University complies with all local, state and federal
laws/regulations regarding the possession, consumption, dispensing, and sale of
alcoholic beverages. This University policy will be modified to conform
to local, state and federal laws/regulations at such time that such
Additionally, the University has put
into place numerous regulations, which promote safe and responsible use of
alcoholic beverages on campus. Any campus department or organization that
desires to dispense, serve, or sell alcoholic beverages at an on-campus event
must make such a request in writing to the Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean
of Students at least one month prior to the event. The Chief Student
Affairs Officer/Dean of Students and Director of Campus Security will review
such requests, and approve them, deny them, or approve them with certain stipulations.
Stipulations may include, but are
not limited to:
1) A requirement that the
department/organization contact and hire approved security officers for the
2) A requirement that all attendees
be issued wristbands; etc.
Student organizations are typically
only permitted to have alcohol at an event at which the majority of attendees
are of legal age to consume alcoholic beverages. The
department/organization must designate an individual as the primary host for
the event, who, in the name of the department/organization, assumes overall
responsibility for the event and for ensuring that attendees abide by the
applicable laws/regulations and University regulations covering alcoholic
beverages, and by all other University policies.
During an event, alcoholic beverages
must be contained within the area where the event is taking place. Persons may
not enter or leave an event with alcoholic beverages in their possession.
Public intoxication and/or disorderly conduct are prohibited and will subject
the offender to immediate removal from University property.
Florida law prohibits the sale of
alcoholic beverages by persons who do not have the appropriate license to sell
such beverages. Under no circumstances will the sale of alcohol be permitted unless
the appropriate license has been obtained. University policy does
not allow the delivery or sale of alcoholic beverages by non-University agents
to individuals or groups on University property, unless special permission for
the event has been given by the Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students.
The possession and use
of alcoholic beverages in the University residential facilities for students is
1. Students are expected to obey
all local, state, and federal laws governing the possession, use, and
distribution of alcohol.
2. Any student under the age of 21 is prohibited from being in the
presence of alcohol at any time. If a student is under the age of 21 and in a
room/apartment where alcohol is present, all students present are in violation
of the student code of conduct (regardless of age).
3. A student over the age of 21 is not
permitted to possess or store alcohol at any time when a roommate under the age
of 21 is present.
4. Students over the age of 21 are not
permitted to possess or store alcohol at any time in common space areas of
their apartment when any apartment-mate is under the age of 21.
5. Students over the age of 21 may not permit students under the age of 21
to be in the presence of, possess, store, or consume alcoholic beverages in the
legal students’ rooms (hosting).
6. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in public areas of residential
communities, including, but not limited to, hallways, breezeways, lobbies,
stairwells, elevators, balconies or public areas adjacent to a residential
7. Being intoxicated is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Any student
whose behavior evidences intoxication on the campus will be in violation of the
JU Alcohol Policy, and is subject to the sanctions of the JU Alcohol Policy.
8. “Drinking games” and other activities
which promote excessive consumption of alcohol are prohibited.
Any paraphernalia associated with such activities, including but not limited to
“beer pong tables” and “beer funnels”, will be confiscated—and not returned
to—students. Sheets of plywood and rectangular tables decorated in such a way
as to indicate a “beer pong” playing surface will also be confiscated.
9. Mass quantities of alcohol are prohibited. Students over the age of 21
are prohibited to be in possession of alcohol in the residence halls that exceed
the following packaging amounts:
Beer: 72 fluid ounces (“6-pack”)
Wine: 750 milliliters (“traditional” wine
Liquor: 750 milliliters (“traditional” wine
Possession of packaged
alcohol quantities that exceed the above outlined amounts will constitute a
violation of the university alcohol policy.
10. Kegs and associated paraphernalia will be
confiscated from, and not returned, to students.
Containers and Displays
Empty alcoholic beverage containers and/or packaging should not be stored,
displayed or collected for any reason. Promotional signs or posters
for alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are permitted in student's rooms,
but may not be displayed on windows, external doors, balconies, or any
surface that can be viewed from outside the room or apartment. Decorative
shot glasses may be displayed in rooms, but are subject to
confiscation in a manner that violates the university policy on alcohol
Drugs – Other
In accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the University
has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use,
and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on
University premises or as a part of any University activity. It is
unlawful to manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, or use a controlled
substance or drug on University property, and violations are punishable by
probation, suspension, dismissal, and/or criminal proceedings.
Drug Abuse Policy
In accordance with the Drug Free
Schools and Communities Act, students enrolled in Jacksonville University are
subject to disciplinary action for the possession, manufacture, use, sale or
distribution (by either sale or gift) of:
Any quantity of any prescription drug
Any quantity of controlled substance
- For being under the
influence of any prescription drug or controlled substance
With the exception of an over-the
counter medication used as intended, or for the prescribed use of medication in
accordance with the instructions of a licensed physician.
Controlled substances include but
are not limited to:
“K2” and other synthetic drug analogs (such as “bath salts”)
Substances typically known as “designer drugs” such as “ecstasy.”
Possession of paraphernalia
associated with the use, possession or manufacture of a prescription drug or
controlled substance is also prohibited. Students having prohibited substances
in their residence and students in the presence of these substances or
paraphernalia may be subject to the same penalties as those in possession.
In addition to sanctions imposed by
the University for violating the Alcohol Use Policy and the Drug Abuse Policy,
a student may be subject to regulations of civil authorities. Various local,
state and federal regulations prohibit the illegal use, possession and
distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. Penalties for violation of such
statutes vary depending on the type of drug, the amount of the drug involved,
the type of violation, and in the case of alcohol, the age of the person
The University may utilize drug
testing as a disciplinary sanction, or as required by an organization of which
it is a member or if testing is necessary or required for safety, liability or
For additional information
specifically outlining Residential Life policies regarding smoking, see the
“Residential Life” section of this handbook.
All university facilities, including rooms, balconies, hallways,
and breezeways are smoke-free.
Hookahs are not
permitted on campus or in the residential facilities. Possession and/or use of
a hookah on campus or in the residential facilities will be considered a
violation of this policy and will result in confiscation of the hookah.
If confiscated, hookahs will not be returned to their owner.
The use of electronic
vapor and/or smoking devices including, but not limited to, electronic
cigarettes are not permitted in any campus buildings including residential
facilities. Use of an electronic cigarette in university buildings or in the
residential facilities will be considered a violation of this policy and
will result in disciplinary action.
Tailgating is defined as “gathering
in a designated area prior to designated University events to socialize and
prepare and/or consume food and beverages.” The purpose of the policy is to
help ensure the health and safety of all event attendees, and provide
guidelines to help discourage or prevent excessive, unlawful, and underage
consumption of alcoholic beverages.
1.) Adhere to all
University alcohol policy guidelines.
2.) One vehicle
per tailgate space, in the designated tailgate area.
3.) Each group
must be responsible for their location and maintain a clean environment.
4.) Each student
21 years of age and older must receive a wristband when they enter the tailgate
contests or games are prohibited on the JU campus, including the tailgate area.
manufactured beer funnels or excessive drinking devices allowed.
7.) Consumption of
alcoholic beverages is limited to the designated tailgate area.
8.) The tailgate
lot opens 3 hours prior to kickoff of the event/game and closes during the
first thirty minutes/quarter, respectively.
9.) Each group is
responsible for proper disposal and clean up of their respective areas.
10.) A representative from each
group or purchaser of a tailgate space must receive approval from the Chief
Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students or designee, prior to the event or
The University reserves the right to
modify the tailgating policy based on the event.
Medical Amnesty/Good Samaritan
The University recognizes that in an
alcohol or other drug-related emergency, the potential for disciplinary action
by the University may act as a barrier to students seeking medical assistance
for themselves, other students or guests; therefore, the University has a
Medical Amnesty protocol as part of our comprehensive approach to reducing the
harmful consequences caused by the consumption of alcohol or other drugs.
The University’s main concern is the
well-being, health, and safety of its students. Medical Amnesty represents the University’s
commitment to increasing the likelihood that community members will call for
medical assistance when faced with an alcohol or other drug-related emergency.
Medical Amnesty also promotes education for individuals who receive emergency
medical attention related to their own use of alcohol or other drugs in order
to reduce the likelihood of future occurrences.
An individual who calls for
emergency assistance on behalf of a person experiencing an alcohol or other
drug-related emergency will not face formal disciplinary action by the
University for the possession or use of alcohol or other drugs if she/he agrees
to participate in, and complete, the recommended educational expectations
outlined by a university hearing officer. The recipient of medical attention
will also avoid formal disciplinary action by the University for the possession
or use of alcohol or other drugs if she/he agrees to participate in, and
complete, the recommended educational expectations outlined by a university
hearing officer. If an individual is documented or receives emergency medical
assistance on more than one occasion due to excessive use of alcohol or other
drugs, the situation will be evaluated so as to provide the student with
additional resources and/or sanctions as needed or appropriate.
The Medical Amnesty protocol applies
to straightforward cases of alcohol or other drug-related emergencies. The
Medical Amnesty protocol does not excuse co-occurring student code of conduct
infractions or other incidents related or unrelated to the medical emergency.
Signs of Alcohol Poisoning or
Recognizing the signs of alcohol
poisoning or drug overdose is extremely important. It is not necessary that all
symptoms are present before you seek help. If you are unsure, it is imperative
that you err on the side of caution and get immediate help. Signs of alcohol
poisoning or overdose include, but are not limited to:
• slow breathing (less than eight
breaths a minute)
• irregular breathing
• blue-tinged skin or pale skin
• low body temperature (feels cold
• unconscious and unresponsive
*Amphetamine overdose may include,
but is not limited to: rapid heartbeat, increased body temperature, and
behavior changes such as erratic behavior, hallucinations, or increased
Never leave an unconscious person
alone or assume they will sleep it off! While waiting for help, turn the
intoxicated person on his or her side. Do not try to make them vomit. Persons
with alcohol poisoning have an impaired gag reflex and may choke on their vomit
or accidently inhale vomit into their lungs. If you have any questions about
the Medical Amnesty Policy, please contact the Chief Student Affairs
Officer/Dean of Students.
Jacksonville University publishes, in various forms, directory information such
as a student’s identification photograph, name, address, telephone number, date
of birth, place of birth, whether enrolled part-time or full-time, class,
major, dates of attendance, degrees conferred, awards received, educational
institutions attended, participation in officially recognized activities or
athletic teams and weights and heights of athletic team members. In addition,
grades also are considered “directory information” with regard to determining
honor rolls, Dean’s lists, President’s lists, and graduation honors, all of which
may be published. Transcripts of students’ academic records or student grade
point averages may be released to the faculty advisers of officially recognized
campus honor societies upon written request unless the student has filed an
objection with the Registrar’s Office. Only faculty members and appropriate
administrators have access rights to student records.
Students who do not
wish to have such information released must notify the Registrar’s Office
during the first two weeks of the academic year. The Registrar’s Office
provides a form for the convenience of students who do not wish to have
information released. These requests must be filed annually with the
Registrar’s Office in the fall term or first term enrolled during a given
JU’s policy permits
the release of information from a student’s educational record without written
consent to University faculty, staff, and administration who are responsible
for working with such records in registration, counseling, teaching, financial
aid, tuition and fee payment, internship and other activity directly related to
their official responsibilities on a “need to know” basis.
Jacksonville University provides reasonable accommodations to students with
disabilities who need such assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act
and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Disability categories can
include, but are not limited to, visual, physical, hearing, speech impairments,
learning disabilities, and other impairments such as cardiovascular and
circulatory conditions, psychological disorders, blood serum illnesses,
diabetes, and epilepsy.
A student with a
visible or non-visible disability who requests “reasonable accommodation” to
his or her condition should provide medical and/or psychological documentation
of the disability to the Student Life Office. It is preferable and recommended
that documentation be provided immediately after acceptance to the University.
Notice of a disability, but not the medical documentation, may be provided by
the Student Life Office to any administrator, dean, and/or professor on a
need-to-know basis, but only after consultation with the student.
are provided through the Student Life Office. Students must request “reasonable
accommodations” in a timely manner so that faculty can plan for those
accommodations. Students with disabilities are also responsible for maintaining
the same academic levels as other students attending class, maintaining
appropriate behavior, and providing timely notification of any special needs.
Services provided may
include: special arrangements when needed (change of rooms, referrals to
tutors), letters of classroom accommodation based on medical recommendations
and student suggestions and experience, and individual counseling or referral
for counseling. Recommendations for “reasonable accommodations” in the
classroom may include priority seating, change of classroom, tape recording of
lectures, extra time for tests/quizzes, alternative test formats, etc. Students
who need a referral for testing, should contact the Student Life office.
Faculty who wish to refer students for testing also should contact the Student
Disability Specific –
Student Grievance Procedure
grievance procedure is established for students who wish to file a complaint
alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of
services, activities or programs at Jacksonville University.
complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged
discrimination such as names, address, phone number of complainant and
location, date and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing a
complaint are available on request for students with specific disabilities.
complaint should be submitted to the Chief
Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students, or designee, as soon as possible
and no later than 30 calendar days after the alleged violation.
calendar days after the receipt of the complaint, the Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students, or designee, will meet with the
student to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar
days after the meeting, the Chief Student
Affairs Officer/Dean of Students or designee, will respond in writing and where
appropriate in an alternative format, such as Braille. The response will
explain the position of Jacksonville University and offer options for
resolution where appropriate.
the response from the Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students or
designee does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the student may appeal the
decision in writing within 15 days to the Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean of
Students for non-academic issues or the Chief Academic Officer/Provost for
15 days after receipt of the complaint, the appropriate Chief Officer will meet
with the student to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions.
Within 15 days after the meeting, the appropriate Chief Officer will respond in
writing and where appropriate in an alternative format, with a
University will retain all written complaints received by Jacksonville
University, written responses and appeals for at least three years.
Students and recognized student organizations must utilize the DolphinLink system
in order to reserve on-campus facilities and register events (on or
off-campus). Final approval of the event will come from the Office of Student
Involvement . Organizations are urged to
plan their events and submit their requests as far in advance as possible.
When planning your
event, please keep the following in mind:
1. Recognized student organizations may reserve any available multipurpose
2. Use of residence hall lobbies is coordinated by the Residential Life Office.
Events sponsored by residents and residence hall organizations are given
3. Swisher Gymnasium may be reserved for events that require a facility of this
size. Due to the high demand for this facility, requests should be made as
early as possible.
Harassment or Discrimination
Jacksonville University strives to establish and maintain a work and academic
environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of the University
community are respected; an environment which is characterized by equal
employment, opportunity, academic freedom (freedom of inquiry and expression)
and the absence of harassment and intimidation. If a student feels he/she has
been harassed or discriminated against, he/she should report the situation immediately. Student-to-student harassment should be
reported to the Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students. Harassment or discrimination by a University employee or
faculty member should be reported to Human Resources. The Student Life Office
can serve as an advocate for a student reporting a complaint of harassment or
discrimination against a student or employee.
Hazing is defined as
any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental
or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or
admission into, or affiliation with, any organization operating under sanction
of the University; any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping,
beating or branding; forced calisthenics; exposure to the elements; forced
consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, or other forced
physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health or safety of
the individual. And also including any activity which would subject the
individual to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced
exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme
embarrassment, or other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental
health or dignity of the individual. Any activity; either on or off campus,
such as these will be presumed to be a forced activity, the willingness of an
individual to participate in such an activity notwithstanding.
The official student identification card of Jacksonville University is the JU
Dolphin Card. The card also serves as a multi-function debit card for
University-related expenses and as a meal card. Misuse of the JU Dolphin Card
is considered a serious offense and will be handled as such. Students are
required to carry the JU Dolphin Card and other supporting proof of identity at
all times, and to present identification immediately upon the request of a
University official, Resident Advisor or a local, county or state law
enforcement agent. Students are required to surrender their JU Dolphin Card
upon withdrawal from the University.
The University assumes no responsibility for student illnesses or accidents
occurring either on campus or off campus. Therefore, the University strongly
encourages students to obtain and maintain health, major medical, and accident
insurance coverage through either a personal or family policy. Please note that
in certain instances, HMO coverage may not be sufficient or accepted by local
health and medical providers. For students who do not qualify for coverage
under a private policy, JU offers coverage through a school-sponsored plan.
JU requires that full-time traditional undergraduate students who do not have
hospital/medical insurance coverage participate in this plan. International
students are also required to participate in the plan and those attending JU
for the first time, pay the first year premium in advance with their tuition
and fees. Twelve-month coverage extends from the reporting date August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015.
Insurance coverage will be billed on a yearly basis through graduation. Any
student who maintains private coverage is required to provide a waiver and
proof of insurance to the Controller’s Office.
Jacksonville University requires that all new accepted Traditional
Undergraduate students complete and return to the Office of Admission the
University’s Medical and Immunization Form as part of the application process.
The immunization portion of the form, if applicable, must be completed and
signed by a licensed physician or an appropriate health care provider.
Documentation is required to certify that a student’s immunizations include
measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, tetanus, and diphtheria.
Students living on campus are required to show documentation of a meningitis
vaccination or sign a waiver declining the vaccination. Students born before
1957 are considered immune to measles. If these forms are not submitted, a
registration hold will be placed to prevent registration for the student’s
second term at Jacksonville University.
Jacksonville University provides students with computer access in classrooms,
open labs and the CyberCafe. All computers on campus have direct access to the
Internet. In addition, all residential facilities have network connections that
provide direct Internet access for students who possess computers. In total, JU
provides access to its network, computers and services on over 5,000 network
For any network or shared resource
to continue to function, all users must show a level of mutual respect. For
this reason, JU has an IT
Policy for its computing environment. In
general, policies are set to maximize the resources available to all users.
Security for the systems and network, and the people who use them, is an
overriding consideration. It is a violation of Jacksonville University’s IT Policy for computers connected to the JU network to make available
for download any copyrighted material. This
includes software and music files (commonly called MP3s). Users running
BitTorrent, Ares, Gnutella, etc. should be aware that these services do not
block copyrighted material from being exchanged. It is possible that you are in
violation of federal copyright laws if you have material from these services on
your computer and make it available to others. JU will cooperate fully with the
authorities to stop this exchange and to prosecute those who are doing it.
Common sense and courtesy covers IT Policy
for the most part. Use of JU systems is a privilege, not a right. It is each
user’s responsibility to know and understand the current IT Policy. The policies can be found at http://it.ju.edu/. Failure to comply with these policies may
result in suspension of certain services, the suspension of your JU account(s)
and possible disciplinary action.
recognizes that severe, unforeseen personal medical situations may arise, which
prohibit a student from continuing and completing his/her coursework within a
given semester. Should such circumstances occur within the published withdrawal
period of a semester, the student should withdraw through the University
Registrar’s Office. However, for situations occurring after the published
withdrawal period, students may appeal to the Chief
Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students or his/her designee for a medical
withdrawal from the University. Medical withdrawals
are always complete withdrawals from the University, for all courses in which a
student is registered. Such appeals should be promptly directed in writing to
the Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean
of Students, and must be accompanied by specific
supporting medical documentation, from a licensed health care provider directly
caring for the student, and must specify how the medical condition directly
impacted coursework or the ability to attend class. These appeals should be
made within the semester for which the medical withdrawal is being requested,
and no later than the conclusion of the fifth week of the following academic
semester, with summer terms included. The Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean
of Students and other relevant University officials and faculty members will evaluate the validity of such appeals, based upon this
policy, and respond within a reasonable time period. If the request is
submitted after grades have been submitted, the relevant professors will also
be consulted in considering the granting of a medical withdrawal. If the
request is submitted after grades have been submitted, the professors must also
approve the medical withdrawal. A medical withdrawal, when granted, impacts a
student’s academic registration only, and any appeals of tuition and fees paid
must be directed separately to Student Financial Services. Questions about this
general policy should be directed to the Student Life Office (Davis Student
Commons, third floor, 256-7067).
Jacksonville University is an equal opportunity institution in accordance with
the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with
Disabilities Act. JU’s policy is to recruit, retain, and promote qualified
students, faculty, and staff regardless of a person’s race, color, sex,
religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a
disabled veteran. Inquiries or information requests should be directed to the
Director of Human Resources (non-students) or to the Student Life Office
Jacksonville University offers posting areas throughout campus and in most
buildings (see below). All members of the community are expected to follow
Prior to posting, all
original pieces must be approved by the Office of Student Involvement located
on the 3rd floor of the Student Commons (please bring original prior to
copying). Recognized student clubs and organizations, as well as university
departments have priority space when posting. Individual faculty, staff,
students and off-campus groups may also post upon approval from the Office of
Student Involvement .
Posting is permitted
on the various bulletin boards located in the following buildings: Student
Commons, Founders, Post Office, Howard and Kinne Student Center. Posting is
also permitted on the free-standing bulletin boards throughout campus. No
flyers, posters or banners should be posted on vehicles, trashcans, sidewalks,
lampposts, signs, buildings, vending machines, trees, painted surfaces, glass
entry areas and exit doors, windows, etc.
1. The content of posted items must be consistent with University policy and
support the academic mission of the institution.
2. Posting is limited to one flyer per event per bulletin board (all others
will be removed). Do not cover other flyers and keep flyer/poster sizes to a
minimum as to share the board space.
3. All materials posted must clearly display date, time and location of the
event, as well as contact information.
4. The use of sidewalk chalk is prohibited unless prior permission has been
given from the Office of Student Involvement .
All violations of this
policy by students and/or student organizations will be referred to the Office
Student Involvement and/or the Division
of Student Life for disciplinary action. All departmental violations will be
handled through the University administration.
University policy prohibits individuals or organizations from soliciting
contributions from the general public for University-related purposes without
prior written approval from the Student Life Office. University mailing lists,
e.g., Board of Trustees, University Council, faculty, alumni, students or
parents, may not be used to promote the sale of tickets, advertisements or
merchandise of any kind without prior written approval from the Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students.
Search and Seizure
For information regarding searches of student rooms in the residence halls and
apartments, see the “Residential Life” section of this handbook.
Students are reminded
that the Jacksonville University campus is the private property of the
University. When a designee of the Student Life Office, including Campus
Security Officers and Residential Life Staff members, reasonably suspects that
suspect items are contained among a student’s possessions, the student shall be
required to make such possessions (including but not limited to backpacks, locked
containers, motor vehicles, etc.) accessible. If a student refuses to give
access to his/her possessions, the suspect items may be confiscated for
investigation, and used in any disciplinary proceedings. Furthermore, any
student who refuses to give such access to his/her possessions may also be
immediately banned from University property.
Student Clubs and
1. All clubs and organizations on campus must register with the Office of
Student Involvement in order to be recognized. Failure to be recognized will
result in loss of the ability to receive institutional funding and space
2. Students shall be free to organize and join clubs/organizations to promote
their common interests and the mission of the University; however, all organizations
must be registered with the University.
3. Each new club/organization wishing to organize and function on campus should
contact the Office of Student Involvement to complete the registration process.
Final approval for club/organization recognition is granted on behalf of the
University by the Division of Student Life.
4. The membership, policies and actions of student clubs/organizations will be
determined by vote of only those persons who are currently enrolled students,
except where such determination is in conflict with University policy or
regulations. Student clubs/organizations shall be subject to the same
responsibilities and standards of conduct applied to students specifically as
listed in the Student Handbook.
5. If violations of the Code of Student Conduct and/or University policies
occur as part of a recognized student club/organization’s activities,
disciplinary actions may be pursued as proscribed the Disciplinary Procedures
section of the Student Handbook. The president and/or other representatives
will be asked to represent the student club/organization in a hearing. The
hearing will be conducted by a member or members of the Student Life staff. If
found responsible for violations, disciplinary actions will be levied as
determined by the staff member(s) conducting the hearing. Appeals may be made
in writing to the Chief Student Affairs Officer/ Dean of Students within three
business days following notification of sanctions.
6. Each club/organization must have an on-campus advisor selected from
University faculty or staff.
7. Membership shall not be denied on the basis of race, color, creed, national
origin, age, sexual orientation or disability.
Student Leader Eligibility
Primary student leaders (President and Treasurer)
- Must be enrolled full-time as deemed by University or academic department
- Must maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA cumulative
- Must be in good standing with the University
Possession, use, or storage of any weapon is prohibited on University property
and at University sponsored events.
For purposes of this
policy, the term “weapon” includes but is not limited to any: (a) firearm,
meaning any weapon which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to
expel a projectile by the action of an explosive, such as a handgun, shotgun,
rifle, starter gun, pellet/BB gun, and machine gun, including any ammunition;
(b) destructive device or explosive, such as a bomb, grenade, mine, rocket,
missile, pipe bomb, blasting cap, black powder, firecracker, or any similar
device containing an explosive, incendiary, or poison gas and includes any
frangible container filled with an explosive, incendiary, explosive gas, or
expanding gas, which is designed or so constructed as to explode by such filler
and is capable of causing bodily harm or property damage; (c) electric weapon
or device, meaning any device which, through the application or use of
electrical current, is designed, redesigned, used, or intended to be used for
offensive or defensive purposes, the destruction of life, or the infliction of
injury, such as a stun gun or dart-firing stun gun; or (d) any other weapon,
equipment, material, or device that, in the manner it is used or could
ordinarily be used, is readily capable of causing serious bodily injury.
Examples of items described in clause (d) include but are not limited to any
dirk, sword, knife (excluding small personal pocket knives with folding blades
that are less than three (3) inches in length or cutlery used for cooking
purposes), metallic knuckles, slingshot, martial arts weapon , club, chain,
archery bow, crossbow, or tear gas/chemical dispensing device (other than a
small chemical dispenser containing less than two ounces of chemical, allowed
under Florida Statute, and sold commercially for personal protection).
Violation of this
policy will result in disciplinary actions up to and/or including; suspension,
dismissal, and referral to local law enforcement authorities. All weapons as
described above will be immediately confiscated by University officials and
will not be returned.
This policy does not
apply to any law enforcement officer as defined by Section 943.10(1), (2), (3),
(4), (6), (7), (8), (9), or (14), Florida Statutes.
NOTICE OF WAIVER
University, through this written and published policy, hereby affirmatively
waives the exception as provided in Section 790.115(2)(a)(3), Florida Statutes.
Jacksonville University is a “school” as defined by Section 790.115. Section
790.115(2)(a) prohibits the possession of a firearm, destructive device,
electric weapon or device, or other weapon as defined by Section 790.001(13) on
school property or at a school-sponsored event. Although Section
790.115(2)(a)(3) provides an exception that, pursuant to Section 790.25(5),
persons over eighteen years of age may possess a concealed firearm or other
weapon for self-defense in a private conveyance if the firearm or weapon is
securely encased and is not readily accessible for immediate use, it also
provides that schools may waive the exception by adopting written and published
policies. This Weapons Policy shall constitute a specific waiver of the
exception as provided in Section 790.115(2)(a)(3).
University Name, Logo
The legal title “Jacksonville University” is retained by the Board of Trustees
for use by officially recognized University organizations and activities and
may not be used without specific permission. Contracts cannot be signed or
agreements made in the name of the University without authorization from the
Student Life Office or the Chief Financial Officer. All uses of the JU logo and
symbol must be approved by the Office of University Marketing and
Title IX Information:
Sexual Assault Policies and Resources
Students who wish to discuss
a situation in complete confidence should notify only the Student Counseling
Center or off-campus confidential resources.
Please be aware that
all JU employees, including professional staff, faculty, coaches, and certain
student staff, such as Resident Advisors, have limited confidentiality and must
report cases of sexual misconduct.
Title IX Coordinator
Kristie Gover, Ed.D.
Chief Student Affairs
2800 University Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone: (904) 256-7067
Deputy Title IX
Director of Human
2800 University Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone: (904) 256-7025
Dr. Lynnette Kennison
2800 University Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone: (904) 256-7622
Director of Campus
2800 University Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone: (904) 256-7585
2800 University Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone: (904) 256-7400
Sexual assault is a serious crime that has major consequences for the victims
and the campus community. It is the intent of the University to create and
maintain an environment in which all members are treated with respect and human
dignity. Therefore, Jacksonville University will not tolerate sexual assault in
any form. The Code of Student Conduct prohibits sexual assault in any form. The
University may pursue disciplinary action if there is cause to believe its
regulations have been violated, whether or not civil or criminal charges are
also being pursued.
University encourages the reporting of incidents which constitute a violation
of law to the police or other appropriate authority. The
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction
in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida (Emergency 9-1-1/non-emergency
904-630-0500). University support
services are available regardless of whether or not the victim chooses to
report the incident to the authorities. A victim of sexual assault or perceived
sexual misconduct is strongly encouraged to report the incident to a member of
the Student Life Office staff (256-7067), the Student Counseling Center
(256-7180), or the Campus Security Office (256-7585).
Sexual Abuse Policy
Jacksonville University will not tolerate and will seek to eradicate any
behavior by its employees and students which constitutes Sexual Abuse. “Sexual
Abuse” means any actual or attempted criminal sexual conduct of a person by
another person, or persons acting in concert, regardless if criminal charges or
proceedings are brought, which causes physical and/or mental injuries. Sexual
Abuse does not include “Sexual Harassment”. Additional information regarding
sexual harassment may be found on the Human Resources web site at http://www.ju.edu/humanresources/Pages/Sexual-Harrassment.aspx.
It is the express
policy of Jacksonville University to encourage victims of sexual abuse to come
forward with such claims. In order to conduct an immediate investigation, any
incident of sexual abuse must be reported in the same manner as a report of sexual
harassment. See Jacksonville University Policy and Procedures Regarding Sexual
Harassment. This policy can be found online. All formal complaints will be
given a full, impartial and timely investigation. During such investigation,
while every effort will be made to protect the privacy rights of all parties,
confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. Any employee or student who is
determined, after an investigation, to have engaged in sexual abuse in
violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and
including termination and or expulsion. False accusations regarding sexual
abuse will not be tolerated, and any person knowingly making a false accusation
will likewise be subject to disciplinary action up to and including
termination, with regard to employees and expulsion with regard to students.
Jacksonville University will discipline any individual who retaliates against
any person who reports alleged sexual abuse or who retaliates against any
person who testifies assists or participates in an investigation, a proceeding
or a hearing relating to sexual abuse complaint. Retaliation includes, but is
not limited to, any form of intimidation, reprisal or harassment. Any case of
known or suspected sexual abuse will be reported immediately in compliance with
the state law reporting requirements to a police officer or the State’s
Any employee involved
in a reported incident of sexual abuse may be immediately relieved of
responsibilities that involve interaction with students or may be suspended, as
determined by Jacksonville University. The reinstatement of an employee
involved in a reported incident of sexual abuse shall occur only after all
allegations of sexual abuse have been cleared by Jacksonville University.
Jacksonville University is committed to creating and maintaining an educational
and employment environment free of objectionable or disrespectful behavior or
communication that interferes with the activities or performance of a student
or employee, or creates a hostile, intimidating, or threatening environment.
The University prohibits sexual harassment, which is defined by the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission as:
advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a
sexual nature when:
1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or
condition of an individual’s employment, enrollment, or education;
2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment
or academic decisions affecting that individual; or
3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an
individual’s work performance or academic experience or creates an
intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or academic environment.
A copy of the complete
Jacksonville University Policy and Procedures regarding sexual harassment is
online. Any member of the faculty, staff, administration or student body who
believes he or she has been subjected to unlawful discrimination, as defined in
the sexual harassment policy, may initiate informal and formal actions for
contact the Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students or any counselor at
the Student Counseling Center to discuss a sexual harassment issue or to
initiate actions for complaint resolution.
Violence Against Women
Act/Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act
I. Introduction and
On March 7, 2013, the
President signed a bill that strengthened and reauthorized the Violence Against
Women Act. Included in the bill was the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination
Act (Campus SaVE) which amends the Jeanne Clery Act and affords additional
rights to campus victims of sexual violence, dating violence, domestic
violence, and stalking. The purpose of this appendix is to establish a
standardized policy for Jacksonville University which is in compliance with the
Jeanne Clery Act inclusive of the amendments of the Violence Against Women Act
and the Campus SaVE Act.
II. Campus Security
A. Certain individuals
by nature of their position of authority and responsibility at JU are
classified as a Campus Security Authority, as defined by federal law. These
1. Officials with
significant responsibility for student and campus activities (e.g., Student
Life, Student Leadership and Development, Community Advisors, Coaches, faculty
and staff advisors to student organizations);
2. Individuals or
offices designated to receive crime reports (e.g., ResLife, Administrative
E-Mail Distribution List for daily reports); and
3. Campus Security
Officers and others who have responsibilities for campus security.
B. Faculty members who
do not have responsibility for student or campus activities beyond the
classroom, clerical staff, cafeteria staff, or physical plant/maintenance
personnel, while not technically classified as a campus security authority
should report campus crime incidents to Campus Security or a designated campus
security authority when such incidents are brought to their attention.
III. The Campus SaVE:
Violence Against Women Act (Section 304)
A. Under the Campus
SaVE Act there have been additional criminal offenses for which statistics must
be maintained and reported. These include:
1. Domestic Violence;
2. Dating Violence;
B. Under the
provisions of Florida State Law the aforementioned offenses are defined as:
Violence (Florida State Statute 741.28) means any assault, aggravated
assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking,
aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense
resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by
another family or household member. A family or household members are spouses,
former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently
residing together as if a family or who have resided together in the past as if
a family, and persons who are parents of a child in common regardless of
whether they have been married. With the exception of persons who have a child
in common, the family or household members must be currently residing together
or have in the past resided together in the same single dwelling unit. Domestic
a. Physical Abuse
– Pushing, slapping, kicking, choking, and beating,
Abuse – verbal intimidation, credible threats, following and stalking,
acting out in anger, and
c. Sexual Abuse or
Battery – Any unwanted touching or forcing of someone to engage in a sexual
act against his or her will.
2. Sexual Violence
(F.S.S. 784.046) sexual violence is one incident of;
a. Sexual Battery as
defined in chapter 794,
b. A lewd or
lascivious act as defined in chapter 800, committed upon or in the presence of
a person younger than 16 years of age,
c. Luring or enticing
a child, as described in chapter 787, or
d. Sexual performance
by a child as described in chapter 827.
3. Dating Violence
– (F.S.S. 784.046) is violence between individuals who have or have had a
continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature. The
existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the consideration
of the following factors;
a. A dating
relationship must have existed within the past 6 months,
b. The nature of the
relationship must have been characterized by the expectation of affection or
sexual involvement between the parties,
c. The frequency and
type of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship must have
included that the persons have been involved over time and on a continuous
basis during the course of the relationship, and
d. The term does not
include violence in a casual acquaintanceship or violence between individuals
who only have engaged in ordinary fraternization in a business or social
4. Stalking –
(F.S.S. 784.048) occurs when a person willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly
follows, harass, or cyber stalks another person. Aggravated stalking occurs
when that person makes a credible threat to that person through stalking.
IV. Legal Options for
A. As a victim you
have the right to ask the State Attorney to file a criminal complaint, and you
have the right to go to court and file a petition requesting an injunction for
protection against domestic violence, repeat violence, dating violence, or
B. The remedies
through the injunction for protection may include but need not be limited to
1. Restrain the abuser
from any contact or further acts of abuse;
2. Direct the abuser
to leave your household;
3. Prevent the abuser
from being within 500 feet of your residence, school, business, or place of
4. Award you custody
of your minor children; or
5. Direct the abuser
to pay support to you and the minor child or children if the abuser has a legal
obligation to do so.
University Policy Regarding Violence Against Women/Campus SaVE
University is committed to maintaining a safe, secure, living, learning, and
work environment for the entire campus community. This includes providing an
environment free from sexual harassment, sexual assault or battery, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or
any other form of harassment. Please refer to the Annual Security Report and Safety
Guide for complete definitions of the offenses discussed in this section.
The report can be found on the Campus Security web page.
B. In the event any
student, employee, staff member, or visitor becomes victim to any of the
criminal offenses listed above the incident should immediately be reported to
the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for a sworn law enforcement response
(emergency 9-1-1, non-emergency 630-0500). In addition to contacting the
Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Campus Security should also be notified in
order to provide an immediate response for victim assistance and investigative
C. The Jacksonville
Sheriff’s Office is the sworn law enforcement agency charged with investigating
criminal offenses and enforcing the laws in Jacksonville, Duval County,
Florida. Officers have received appropriate training for investigation of the
offenses discussed in this document and receive retraining at appropriate
intervals. Once requested the Sheriff’s Office will respond to conduct the
investigation, complete the appropriate report and issue the victim a pamphlet
titled, Notice of Legal Rights and Remedies for Victims of Domestic Violence,
Dating Violence, Repeat Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking. In
addition to leaving the victim the pamphlet the investigating officer will
explain the process for appropriate assistance and follow-up with the victim.
VI. Victims of Sexual
Assault, Sexual Battery, Sexual Violence
A. If you are the
victim of a sexual assault your first priority is to get to a safe place and
obtain necessary medical attention. Victims are encouraged to make a timely
report to law enforcement officials and university officials as discussed above
in article V, sections B and C. The timely reporting of the incident is
important for necessary evidence collection and preservation. Filing a police
report does not obligate a victim to cooperate with prosecution. When a person
makes the report to the Campus Security Department, the local law enforcement
agency will be contacted. An additional option for pursuing charges is through
the University's disciplinary process.
B. In adherence to the
Clery Act and Jacksonville University mandates, victims of sexual assault have
the following Bill of Rights. These rights are in conjunction with the
aforementioned (article V) Legal Rights and Remedies for Victims of Domestic
Violence, Dating Violence, Repeat Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking
provided by Florida State Statutes and include:
1. You have the right
to have reasonable changes in your academic and living situations;
2. You have the right
to referrals to counseling, and/or assistance in notifying law enforcement
3. You have the right
for the same opportunity as the accused to have others present at a
4. You have the right
to be notified unconditionally of the outcome of a hearing, sanctions, and
terms of sanctions in place;
5. You have the right
to speak or choose not to speak to anyone regarding the outcome; and
6. You have the right
to have your name and identifying information kept confidential (FERPA).
University has a zero tolerance for criminal acts committed on campus and most
especially those acts involving domestic violence, dating violence, repeat
violence, sexual violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. Reports of criminal
activity will be investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office as well as
the Department of Campus Security once knowledge of the act is gained or upon
reporting by the victim. The results of the investigation will be forwarded to
the Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students or other University
officials as required for appropriate action.
B. The following
disciplinary proceedings will apply to any incident of alleged domestic
violence, dating violence, repeat violence, sexual violence, sexual assault
and/or stalking including:
1. A prompt and
equitable investigation and resolution as discussed previously in this
2. The investigation
will be conducted by law enforcement personnel (article V above) who receive
appropriate training in the areas of these types of crimes as well as JU
Department of Campus Security.
C. Upon completion of
the investigation a disciplinary hearing or meeting will be conducted which
protects the safety of the victim and promotes accountability. The disciplinary
proceedings will be conducted so that both the accuser and the accused are
simultaneously informed, in writing of:
1. The outcome of any
disciplinary proceeding that arises from an allegation of domestic violence,
dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking;
2. Information to both
the accused and the victim regarding how to appeal the results of the
3. Any change in the
results before the proceeding and disposition is final; and
4. When the results
will become final.
Available to Victims of Crime
A. The University's
Student Counseling Center offers short term counseling and referrals for
victims of sexual assault. They are a valuable resource for persons who report
or do not report sexual assaults to University or law enforcement authorities.
B. The City of
Jacksonville Victims Services, phone number – 630-6300
C. Sexual Assault
Response Center, phone number - 630-6330
D. Sheriff’s Office
Victim Services Counselor, phone number – 630-1764
E. State Attorney’s
Office Victim-Witness Services, phone number – 630-2502
F. Women’s Center of
Jacksonville/Rape Recovery Team, address is 5644 Colcord Ave., Jacksonville, FL
32211, phone number – 722-3000 or hotline is (904) 721-7273. www.womenscenterofjax.org.
G. Florida Council
Against Sexual Violence, phone number – 1-888-956-7273
H. Florida Department
of Law Enforcement Sexual Offender/Predator Unit – 1-888-357-7332. Any member
of the Jacksonville University community who wishes to obtain further
information regarding sexual offender/predators in our area may refer to the
FDLE website at: FDLE's Searchable
Database or by calling
1-888-FL-PREDATOR / 1-888-357-7332).
I. State Attorney’s
Office – 630-2400
J. Local Domestic
Violence center, HUBBARD HOUSE. Contact 24 hours a day at (904) 354-3114 or
1-800-500-119. Website is hubbardhouse.org.