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Campus Involvement Interviews

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to attend a meeting of three different student organizations on campus and/or interview three different student leaders from different student organizations about their organization. The purpose of this outcome is to gain a better understanding of how students can become involved on campus as well as to begin networking with peers. Once meetings/interviews are completed, the student must then write a reflective essay addressing the following:

  • What were the organizations and why?
  • What organizations, if any, does the student think they will join and why?
  • How do student involvement on campus benefit the student?
  • How does student involvement on campus benefit the community?
Community Education Project

This outcome serves as an opportunity to teach the University community what the student has learned from their experience through the Student Conduct process. This is also an opportunity for the student to repair the harm that was caused by the student's actions and to help prevent future students from having to endure the experiences the student has endured. As part of the Community Education Project, the student is required to tell his or her story and in doing so, address the following items:

  • An introduction of the student.
  • The student's thoughts about getting caught when doing something wrong prior to this incident.
  • The student's thoughts about what happened during the incident.
  • The student's thoughts about who was impacted and how.
  • Things that the student has learned from the incident and the Student Conduct Process that followed.

There are many different ways that this project can look in its final state, such as a 3-5 minute video, voiceover, anonymous article in the school paper, or an in-person presentation to a subset of the University community. The purpose of this project is to help others learn from the Respondent's experiences. The student is responsible for submitting a proposal for the project and it must be accepted by a Student Conduct employee before the project can move forward.

Community Service

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to complete a specified number of hours of community service with an office/agency approved by the Conduct Administrator who facilitated resolution to the case. The purpose of this outcome is to provide students with the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what it means to be part of a community and how community members support one another. Students must receive approval from the Conduct Administrator who resolved the case prior to beginning their community service. Students are expected to complete five hours per week until the outcome has been fulfilled. Exceptions will NOT be made to accommodate work schedules or co-curricular activities, including athletics. Students are advised to make immediate contact with the service office/agency in order to complete the assigned service on time. Once all service hours are completed, students must also write a reflective paper addressing the following:

  • What does it mean to you to be a part of the University of Denver community?
  • What responsibilities do you have as a member of this community?
  • In what way did your actions in the incident which prompted this outcome impact the community?
  • What did you learn from completing this service?
Educational Interview

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to interview a professional on the topic specified by the Conduct Administrator that facilitated the case resolution. The purpose of this outcome is to gain a better understanding of the topic in question. Students are encouraged to call immediately to schedule an appointment for the interview. Once the interview is completed, the student must then write a reflective paper addressing the following:

  • What was discussed in the interview?
  • What information was previously unknown?
  • In what way did the information gathered relate to the incident that prompted this outcome?
  • Would this information have impacted the student's decisions if known at an earlier time?
Flyer

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to create an 8.5" x 11" flyer on the assigned policy that will be distributed to students. The purpose of this outcome is to gain a better understanding of the policy in question and to educate the student's peers on the policy as well. The flyer must be created using a computer so that it can be duplicated and distributed and should include imagery, color, and differentiation in font. The creator should assume that the flyer will be printed on white paper. Flyers must conform to all residence hall posting policies. The Conduct Administrator that facilitated resolution to the student's case will review the flyer, and notify the creator of approval prior to distributing it to other students.

Know the Code Quiz

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to complete the Know the Code Quiz, which can be found at http://www.du.edu/studentlife/studentconduct/knowthecode.html. The purpose of this assignment is to become more familiar with the Honor Code at DU. The student must answer sixteen of twenty questions correctly in order to successfully complete this outcome.

Poster

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to develop a poster board on an assigned topic. The purpose of this outcome is to gain a better understanding of the topic and to educate one's peers on this topic as well. The poster board must be no smaller than 24" X 36" and must include information from appropriate on-campus or off-campus resources. The poster board should include imagery, color, and differentiation in font. The creator's name must be printed clearly on the front of the poster in letters no smaller than one inch high. The poster must conform to all residence hall posting policies. The Conduct Administrator that facilitated resolution to the student's case will review the poster, and notify the creator of approval prior to displaying it.

Program Attendance

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to attend a program or workshop on campus that addresses a topic specified by the Conduct Administrator that resolved the case. The purpose of this outcome is to gain a better understanding of the topic in question. The student will need to determine the time, location, and availability of a program or workshop and then submit this information to the Conduct Administrator who heard the case for approval prior to attending the session. Once the program has been attended, the student must write a paper reflecting on the following:

  • Reflect on the program attended and write a summary of the information presented.
  • How does this information relate to the policies that the student was found responsible for in the incident which prompted this outcome?
  • How would the student act if placed in a future similar situation and why.
  • What is the most important thing learned from this entire experience?
Program Facilitation

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to facilitate an educational program on a topic specified by the Conduct Administrator who resolved the case. The purpose of this outcome is to better understand the topic in question and to educate those around you on the same. This program must be at least thirty minutes in length and be presented in conjunction with appropriate University officials. The student is to gather information on the topic and develop a program outline as well as program publicity. The student is expected to utilize at least three (3) published sources in creating this program. The program supervisors, sources, and program outline must be approved in advance with the Conduct Administrator who facilitated resolution to the case. There must be at least ten people in attendance for the full length of your program. Once the student has facilitated the program, they must write a paper reflecting on the following:

  • Information gathered for the program;
  • How it relates to the incident that led to this outcome;
  • How the student would act in a similar future situation; and
  • What the most important thing learned from the entire experience is.
Resident Survey & Paper

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to survey the residents on their floor about an assigned topic. The purpose of this outcome is to gain a better understanding of your peers' perception of the topic in question. The student must first create 3-5 questions to include on this survey to address the given topic. Once those questions are created, they must submitted to the Conduct Administrator who facilitated your case resolution for approval prior to handing out the survey to the floor. Upon approval of the questions, the student must then hand surveys out to each resident on the floor, including the Resident Assistant. The student must receive at least 50% of the surveys in order to complete this outcome.

Once at least 50% of the students have returned their surveys, the student will need to compile the results and determine the attitudes on the floor indicated by the results. Finally, the student must write a paper, which addresses the following:

  • Summarizes the results and evaluate how the results differ from expectations;
  • Describe how the information gathered relates to the policy the student was responsible for violating;
  • Describe how one might act differently in a future similar situation;
  • Describe the most important thing learned from the experience.
Safe Assign Session

This outcome serves as an opportunity to attend a SafeAssign Instruction Session in the Center for Teaching and Learning to learn how to utilize SafeAssign, a plagiarism-scanning tool that is part of Blackboard. Additionally, students will be asked to complete the Academic Integrity Quiz and score 100%. The purpose of this outcome is to gain a better understanding of Academic Integrity and to help students avoid inadvertently plagiarizing in the future by having the use of this tool.

Once the session is completed, the student must then write a reflective essay addressing the following:

  • What did you learn in regards to your session about SafeAssign?
  • What information were you previously unaware of?
  • In what way did the information that you gathered relate to the incident that prompted this outcome?
  • Would this information have impacted your decisions if you knew it at an earlier time?
Student Conduct Workshop Co-Facilitation

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to assist in the facilitation of a workshop. The student will need to contact the Student Conduct to schedule a time to meet with the facilitator of the workshop, in order to become familiar with the workshop materials and the facilitator. The purpose of this outcome is to help educate one's peers on a specific topic. Once the workshop is completed, the student is also required to write a paper reflecting on the following:

  • How co-facilitating enhanced student learning following the incident;
  • How one's actions might be different in a future similar situation;
  • What the most important thing the student has learned is.