Student Handbook

Academic Calendar 3

New Jersey Campuses Academic Calendar 3

Vancouver Campus Academic Calendar 4

Residential Calendars 5

Florham Campus Residential Community Calendar 2014–2015 5

Metropolitan Campus Residential Calendar 2014–2015 6

Mission and History 6

FDU Mission Statement 7

FDU Cares 7

Brief History 7

Florham Campus 7

Metropolitan Campus 8

Vancouver Campus 9

Wroxton College 9

Alma Mater 9

Student Affairs 10

Dean of Students 10

Residence Life 10

Campus/Student Life 10

Campus Ministry 10

Student Union Building—Metropolitan Campus 11

Student Center—Florham Campus 11

Student Involvement 11

Student Clubs and Organizations 11

Student Government Association 11

General Regulations Governing All Clubs and Organizations 11

Solicitation Policy Regarding Off-campus Organizations 12

Policy for Activities and Behavior of Religious Groups on Campus 13

Organization-Member Initiation and Affiliation 13

Florham Programming Committee 13

FDU Radio 13

Student Services - Vancouver Campus 14

Athletics 15

Florham Campus—FDU Devils 15

Metropolitan Campus—FDU Knights 15

Intramural Sports 16

Scholastic Eligibility for Student Activities and Athletics 16

Academic Regulations 17

Undergraduate Students 17

Graduate Students 20

Academic Integrity Policy 22

University Services 24

Academic Support Services 24

Academic Resource Center 25

Academic Technology 25

ASCUS 25

Bookstore 25

Career Development 25

Computer Facilities 26

Dining Services 27

Meal Plan 27

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program 27

Escort Services, Public Safety 28

Fairleigh1Card 28

Financial Aid 28

International Student Services 28

Libraries 28

Locksmith Services/Maintenance 29

Parking 29

Preprofessional and Graduate Advising 30

Psychological Services, Center for 30

University Resources for College Students with Learning Disabilities 30

Wellness Center 31

Florham Campus 31

Metropolitan Campus 32

Vancouver Campus 33

Wroxton College 33

Alcohol and Other Drugs 34

Alcohol 34

Alcohol and You—Choices and Guidelines 34

What to Do on Campus 35

Alcohol Violations 35

General Requirements of the Drug-free Schools and Communities Act: Amendments of 1989 36

Standards of Conduct 36

Disciplinary Sanctions 36

State and Federal Legal Sanctions Concerning Drugs and Alcohol 36

Counseling and Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abuse 37

Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties 37

Alcohol and Other Drugs at Vancouver Campus 39

Policies and Procedures 40

University Policies and Procedures 40

Student Regulations 40

Nondiscrimination Policy 40

Drugs 40

Guidelines for Social Events 40

New Jersey State Laws 41

Guidelines/Responsibilities for Social Events with Alcohol—Florham Campus Only 41

Faculty, Staff, Administration and Non-University Sources 42

Guidelines for Enforcement 43

Computing Services Acceptable Use Policy 43

Guests on Campus 43

Federal, State and Municipal Laws 43

Firearms 43

Missing Person Policy 43

Good Samaritan Policy 44

No Smoking Policy 44

Parking 45

Posting in Public Areas 45

Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies and Procedures 45

Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights 50

Student Involuntary Leave of Absence Policy 51

Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct 54

Community Standards Mission 54

Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct 54

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 69

Living on Campus 70

Mission of the Office of Residence Life 70

Residence Life Staff 70

Resident Assistants 70

The Residence Halls 70

Living in the Halls 71

Applying for Housing 71

Alcohol Policy for Residence Halls 73

Cable Television 74

Computer Access 74

Cooking 75

Room Condition Report (RCR) 75

Damage Policy 75

Damage Billing Appeals 75

FDU SMART Communications 76

Facilities/Maintenance 76

Furnishings and Appliances 76

Fire and Safety Regulations 76

Guest and Visitation Policy 77

Metropolitan Campus Guest and Visitation General Rules 77

Florham Campus Guest and Visitation 78

Wroxton College Guest and Visitation 79

Hall Security 79

Intersession Policy 80

ID Access Cards and Mailbox Access 80

Laundry 80

Liability 80

Lockouts 81

Mail Services 81

Meal Plans 81

Property Insurance 81

Quiet Hours and Courtesy Hours 81

Refrigerators 81

Rights of Roommates 81

Roommate Contracts 81

Room Changes 82

Room-change Requests 82

Unauthorized (Illegal) Room Changes 82

Room Consolidation 82

Room Inspections 82

Room Searches 83

Single Rooms 83

Smoking 83

Residence Hall Community Code 83

Residence Hall Regulations 84

Additional Wroxton College Residence Hall Regulations 86

Campus Safety 87

Campus Safety: It Takes Commitment 87

Safety Begins with Observing the Law 87

Public Safety: Here for Your Protection 87

Developing Good Safety Habits 87

Special Alerts 88

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act 88

Areas of Particular Concern 88

Campus Parking and Vehicle Registration 88

Guests on Campus 89

To Call for Help or Report a Crime 89

Reporting a Sex Offense 89

University Crime Statistics 89

A Final Word 89

Campus Directories 90

Florham Campus 90

Metropolitan Campus 91

Campus Maps 92

Florham Campus 92

Metropolitan Campus 94