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Current Student Handbook
Effective immediately, January 12, 2016
Columbus State University Provisional Policy on Hoverboards
Because of recent concerns by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (http://www.cpsc.gov/en/) and the potential impact these devices may have on campus and fire safety, the possession of, use, and storage of self-balancing scooters, more popularly known as hoverboards, will be prohibited on the Columbus State University campus (Main Campus and RiverPark) effective immediately. Students, faculty, and staff who own one of these devices are encouraged to review safety guidelines provided by the National Fire Protection Association (http://www.nfpa.org).
As part of the university's efforts to maintain campus safety and remain in compliance with its fire protection and prevention efforts, the university has also added these devices to the list of Items not allowed in Columbus State University Residence Halls. Those who currently have a hoverboard on the Columbus State University campus should immediately remove it from campus premises.
Columbus State University will continue to monitor the ongoing federal investigation regarding hoverboard safety and may reconsider the provisional ban as appropriate based on the outcome and recommendations of national consumer safety investigations and/or best practices recommended by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
Effective July 1, 2016
The University System of Georgia Addition to the Policy Manual: 4.1.7 Sexual Misconduct Policy
The policy is being presented for review and approval. The policy prohibits specific forms of sexual misconduct by University System of Georgia students, faculty, or students, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, and stalking. The policy sets forth investigation and disciplinary procedures that are intended to ensure parties involved receive appropriate support and fair treatment, and that allegations of sexual misconduct are handled in a prompt, thorough and equitable manner. These policies and procedures shall become effective at all institutions on July 1, 2016.
Effective July 1, 2016
The University System of Georgia Addition to the Policy Manual: 4.6.5 Standards for Institutional Student Conduct Investigation and Disciplinary Proceedings
The policy is being presented for review and approval. This policy, if approved, will establish uniform, system-wide procedural standards for investigations and resolutions (including student conduct hearings) of alleged student conduct violations. Each institution will be required to incorporate these procedures into their respective codes of student conduct, which will become effective at all institutions on July I, 2016.
Previous Student Handbooks
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