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 6

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 11

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 32

University Resources for College Students with Disabilities 31

Wellness Center -- Florham Campus 32

Wellness Center -- Metropolitan Campus 33

Wellness Center -- Vancouver Campus 34

Wellness Center -- Wroxton College 34

Alcohol and Other Drugs 35

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

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

Behavioral Intervention Team 64

Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct 67

Community Standards Mission 67

Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct 67

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 82

Living on Campus 81

Mission of the Office of Residence Life 83

Residence Life Staff 83

Resident Assistants 83

The Residence Halls 83

Living in the Halls 84

Applying for Housing 84

Alcohol Policy for Residence Halls 86

Cable Television 88

Computer Access 88

Cooking 88

Room Condition Report (RCR) 88

Damage Policy 88

Damage Billing Appeals 89

FDU Alert 89

Facilities/Maintenance 89

Furnishings and Appliances 89

Fire and Safety Regulations 89

Guest and Visitation Policy 89

Metropolitan Campus Guest and Visitation General Rules 90

Florham Campus Guest and Visitation 91

Wroxton College Guest and Visitation 92

Hall Security 92

Intersession Policy 93

ID Access Cards and Mailbox Access 93

Laundry 93

Liability 93

Lockouts 94

Mail Services 94

Meal Plans 94

Property Insurance 94

Quiet Hours and Courtesy Hours 94

Refrigerators 94

Rights of Roommates 94

Roommate Contracts 94

Room Changes 95

Room-change Requests 95

Unauthorized (Illegal) Room Changes 95

Room Consolidation 95

Room Inspections 95

Room Searches 96

Single Rooms 96

Smoking 96

Residence Hall Community Code 96

Residence Hall Regulations 97

Additional Wroxton College Residence Hall Regulations 99

Campus Safety 100

Campus Safety: It Takes Commitment 100

Safety Begins with Observing the Law 100

Public Safety: Here for Your Protection 100

Developing Good Safety Habits 100

Special Alerts 101

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act 101

Areas of Particular Concern 101

Campus Parking and Vehicle Registration 101

Guests on Campus 101

To Call for Help or Report a Crime 102

Reporting a Sex Offense 102

University Crime Statistics 102

A Final Word 102

Campus Directories 103

Florham Campus 103

Metropolitan Campus 103

Campus Maps 105

Florham Campus 105

Metropolitan Campus 107