FDU Student Handbook


The Fairleigh Dickinson University Student Handbook is now published in a single annual edition for use by students on the Florham Campus, Metropolitan Campus, and Vancouver Campus.


Academic Calendars 3

Residential Calendars 5

Mission and History 8

FDU Mission Statement 8

FDU Cares 8

Brief History 8

Florham Campus 8

Metropolitan Campus 9

Vancouver Campus 10

Wroxton College 10

Alma Mater 10

Student Affairs 10

Dean of Students 11

Housing and Residence Life 11

Campus/Student Life 11

Campus Ministry 11

Student Union Building—Metropolitan Campus 12

Student Center—Florham Campus 12

Student Involvement 12

Student Clubs and Organizations 12

Student Government Association 12

General Regulations Governing All Clubs and Organizations 12

Solicitation Policy Regarding Off-campus Organizations 13

Policy for Activities and Behavior of Religious Groups on Campus 14

Organization-Member Initiation and Affiliation 14

Florham Programming Committee 14

FDU Radio 14

Student Services - Vancouver Campus 15

Athletics 16

Florham Campus—FDU Devils 16

Metropolitan Campus—FDU Knights 16

Intramural Sports 17

Scholastic Eligibility for Student Activities and Athletics 17

Academic Regulations 18

Undergraduate Students 18

Graduate Students 21

Academic Integrity Policy 23

University Services 25

Academic Support Services 25

Academic Resource Center 26

Academic Technology 26

ASCUS 26

Bookstore 26

Career Development 26

Computer Facilities 27

Dining Services 28

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program 28

Escort Services, Public Safety 29

Fairleigh1Card 29

Financial Aid 29

International Student Services 29

Libraries 29

Locksmith Services/Maintenance 30

Parking 30

Preprofessional and Graduate Advising 31

Psychological Services, Center for 31

University Resources for College Students with Learning Disabilities 31

Wellness Center -- Florham Campus 31

Wellness Center -- Metropolitan Campus 33

Wellness Center -- Vancouver Campus 34

Wellness Center -- Wroxton College 34

Alcohol and Other Drugs 34

Alcohol 35

Alcohol and You—Choices and Guidelines 35

What to Do on Campus 36

Alcohol Violations 36

General Requirements of the Drug-free Schools and Communities Act: Amendments of 1989 37

Standards of Conduct 37

Disciplinary Sanctions 37

State and Federal Legal Sanctions Concerning Drugs and Alcohol 37

Counseling and Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abuse 38

Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties 38

Alcohol and Other Drugs at Vancouver Campus 40

Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct 41

Policies and Procedures 57

University Policies and Procedures 57

Student Regulations 57

Drugs 57

Guidelines for Social Events 57

New Jersey State Laws 58

Guidelines/Responsibilities for Social Events with Alcohol—Florham Campus Only 58

Faculty, Staff, Administration and Non-University Sources 60

Guidelines for Enforcement 60

Computing Services Acceptable Use Policy 60

Guests on Campus 60

Federal, State and Municipal Laws 60

Firearms 60

Missing Person Policy 60

Good Samaritan Policy 61

No Smoking Policy 61

Parking 62

Posting in Public Areas 62

Student Involuntary Leave of Absence Policy 62

Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct 65

Community Standards Mission 65

Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct 65

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 80

Living on Campus 81

Mission of the Office of Residence Life 81

Residence Life Staff 81

Resident Assistants 81

The Residence Halls 81

Living in the Halls 82

Applying for Housing 82

Alcohol Policy for Residence Halls 84

Cable Television 86

Computer Access 86

Cooking 86

Room Condition Report (RCR) 86

Damage Policy 86

Damage Billing Appeals 87

FDU Alert 87

Facilities/Maintenance 87

Furnishings and Appliances 87

Fire and Safety Regulations 87

Guest and Visitation Policy 88

Metropolitan Campus Guest and Visitation General Rules 88

Florham Campus Guest and Visitation 89

Wroxton College Guest and Visitation 90

Hall Security 90

Intersession Policy 91

ID Access Cards and Mailbox Access 91

Laundry 91

Liability 91

Lockouts 92

Mail Services 92

Meal Plans 92

Property Insurance 92

Quiet Hours and Courtesy Hours 92

Refrigerators 92

Rights of Roommates 92

Roommate Contracts 92

Room Changes 93

Room-change Requests 93

Unauthorized (Illegal) Room Changes 93

Room Consolidation 93

Room Inspections 93

Room Searches 94

Single Rooms 94

Smoking 94

Residence Hall Community Code 94

Residence Hall Regulations 95

Additional Wroxton College Residence Hall Regulations 97

Campus Safety 98

Campus Safety: It Takes Commitment 98

Safety Begins with Observing the Law 98

Public Safety: Here for Your Protection 98

Developing Good Safety Habits 98

Special Alerts 99

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act 99

Areas of Particular Concern 99

Campus Parking and Vehicle Registration 100

Guests on Campus 100

To Call for Help or Report a Crime 100

Reporting a Sex Offense 100

University Crime Statistics 100

A Final Word 100

Campus Directories 90

Florham Campus 90

Metropolitan Campus 91

Campus Maps 92

Florham Campus 92

Metropolitan Campus 94