(Pictured: 2012-13 Staff Members Ms. Kasey Fraser-Smith, Ms. Cecilia Larson,
Mr. Tyler Lartonoix, and Dr. L. Randy Carter)
Office of Student Conduct (OSC) works with the
Dean of Students, Dr. Dennis Holt, to administer the Statement of Student Rights and Code of
Student Conduct, which outlines the rights and responsibilities of the student
body at Southeast. The OSC collaborates with a number of offices within
Enrollment Management & Student Success as well as the Department of Public
Safety, the Department of Athletics, academic departments, and other campus
units to support students in their educational efforts. Along with
adjudicating student cases, the OSC provides information related to student
conduct and campus civility to students, student groups, athletic teams and
faculty/staff through various outreach efforts. Also, the OSC offers
students the opportunity to Mediate certain student conflicts and incidents
rather than adjudicating the case through the judicial process.
mission of the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is
to promote concepts of fairness and due process in judicial settings throughout
the University community, while striking a balance between community standards
and individual behavior through the educational development of students.
- NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL APRIL 19, 2013
A panel of peer students who
hear cases and determine outcomes, including sanctions, of alleged violations
of the Statement of Student Rights and Code of Student Conduct,
as authorized by the Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct. The
Board is a branch of Student Government and its members are trained by the OSC.
All University Judicial Board (AUJB) members serve an extremely important leadership role for the University
and they understand the importance of confidentiality related to all judicial
Applications for the Board are
accepted during the spring semester. We are specifically
looking for applicants who are educationally oriented, honest, and fair-minded.
Students who become involved in the judicial process through an alleged
violation of the Code of Student Conduct can decide to have their hearing in
front of their peers on the AUJB. The Board then hears the case and assigns
sanctions if necessary. The only appeal beyond the AUJB is the Dean of
Students. Please note that students cannot serve on the AUJB and in
another position with Student Government at the same time. Students who
have had a past disciplinary issue are allowed to serve on the AUJB as long
as they are "in good standing" (not on Probation). The link to the
application is below.
Certain incidents and/or disagreements can be resolved through
the process of mediation. Merriam-Webster Online defines mediation as an
intervention between conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement,
or compromise. When deemed appropriate by the Office of Student Conduct, a case
may be assigned to a University staff member who is specially trained to
attempt to resolve the matter using mediation. All persons directly
impacted by the case must agree to participate in the process. If a
mediated agreement is reached by the parties involved, the case is considered to
be resolved and the expectation is that all parties will meet their specified
responsibilities. If the mediation process fails, the case will be
referred back to the Assistant Dean of Students for adjudication.*
**Information adapted from the Office of Student Conduct Resolution at the
University of Michigan..
Bystander Intervention - SOUTHEAST STEP
At Southeast, we promote
healthy choices, civility, and respect for all.
We have the power to
protect our students, staff, and visitors from harm and assist them when
they are in need.
There may be times when
you may need to stop being an observer (BYSTANDER) and act/react in some way
Most problematic behaviors on college campuses involve
bystanders (people watching or in the area).
The times you may have to intervene (STEP
When a friend or another student has had
too much to drink.
When a friend or another student talks
about harming him/herself or others.
When you observe a situation that just
does not seem quite right.
When you notice violent behavior or that
someone is injured or in danger.
When you observe that a person or group
is being hazed by a person or group.
When you perceive that someone may harm
someone in your presence.
When you encounter someone who may not
be able to take care of him/herself.
When you observe an argument or
altercation between two people or a group.
- The 5 Decision Making
Interpret the event as a problem — investigate!
Assume personal responsibility
Implement the help: Step UP!
*University of Arizona
We can ALL make a difference!!
Academic honesty is one of the most
important qualities influencing the character and vitality of an educational
institution. Academic misconduct or dishonesty is inconsistent with
membership in an academic community and cannot be accepted. Violations of
academic honesty represent a serious breach of discipline and may be considered
grounds for disciplinary action, up t and including dismissal from the
University. For additional information, please see the links below and the
Statement of Student Rights and Code of Student Conduct. The University
policy for handling cases involving academic honesty are explained in the Faculty Handbook.
Please see the link below.
Office of Student
L. Randy Carter,
Assistant Dean of Students
Tyler Lartonoix, Graduate Assistant
Fraser-Smith, Graduate Assistant
Enough is Enough Week: April
“Campaign to Stem Societal
Southeast Missouri State University
supports the national campaign
to prevent all forms of societal violence. Nationally, the campaign is
being sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel
The “Enough is Enough” Campaign is a critical collaboration designed to
create a new paradigm for peace and safety on the nation’s campuses – elementary through postsecondary – by addressing the societal violence that has contributed to unprecedented violence in some of the very places our students should feel
At the 2008 NASPA Annual Conference, Dr. Zenobia Lawrence Hikes, vice
president of student affairs at Virginia Tech, told those in attendance what happened and
what was learned through the tragedy on her campus, as well as what she thought those
of us in student affairs needed to do to chart a course for the future. The purpose
of this campaign is to prevent these and other types of tragic situations from
- While schools and campuses are generally safe environments,
any act of violence is
unacceptable in the very places our nation's students should expect the
greatest peace and security in order to be successful in their academic
- Schools and campuses are not, by nature, violent places. Too often, the
violence that erupts in the academy spills over from outside the campus.
To this end, it is imperative that any effort to stem societal violence
before it reaches our nation's schools and campuses MUST involve parents,
students, and community members, in addition to administrators,
counselors, and teachers.
- Those committed to putting an end to school and campus violence must work
with students along a continuum that builds community. Most students
recognize that violence is not a desired outcome, but it is service to
others and the building of community that offer the best hope of
preventing violence and/or putting the support systems in place for an
effective recovery, should a violent incident occur.
- Because of their rarity, acts of violence are largely unpredictable. While
we all want assurances that we -- and those we care about -- will be safe
as we go about our daily routines, ultimately, we can only work toward
building a shared community in which such acts of violence are not
glorified, and in which all members of the community are supported and
**Adapted from the from the
campaign website at the following link:
Office of Student Conduct
Office of Residence Life
Counseling & Disability Services
Campus Life & Event Services
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
All University Judicial Board
Student Activities Council
Diversity Peer Educators
Dean of Students
**We welcome other campus and community partners to join us in this
Please contact the Office of Student Conduct at the following number: