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The Student Conduct Code, embodying the ideals of academic honesty, integrity, human rights, and responsible citizenship, governs all student conduct at Montana Western. Student enrollment in the University presupposes a commitment to the principles and policies embodied in this Code. In addition, students remain responsible under the civil and criminal laws of the State of Montana and the United States like any other citizen.

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2 – Student Rights

The University of Montana Western recognizes that its students retain the rights provided by the United States and Montana Constitutions, federal and state statutes, and other applicable University policy, while attending Montana Western. The provisions of this Student Conduct Code are intended to be consistent with these rights, and to limit or restrict only conduct that goes beyond the responsible exercise of these rights recognized by law. The following rights are specifically recognized and implemented in this Student Conduct Code.

  1. Student Responsibility Enrollment and Attendance
  2. Right of Privacy, Release of Confidential Records (FERPA)
  3. Right to Confidentiality
  4. Right to Due Process

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3 – Behavioral Philosophy

Citizenship is the process whereby the individual and the collaborative group become responsibly connected to the community and the society through leadership development activity. To be a good citizen is to work for positive change on behalf of others and the community. Citizenship thus acknowledges the interdependence of all who are involved in or affected by these efforts. It recognizes that the common purpose of the group must incorporate a sense of concern for the rights and welfare of all those who might be affected by the group’s efforts. Good citizenship thus recognizes that effective democracy involves individual responsibility as well as individual rights.

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4 – Rules and Regulations

  1. Academic Code
  2. Academic Discipline Procedures
  3. Academic Penalties
  4. Grade Appeal Procedure
  5. Athletic Code
  6. General Behavior Code:
    1. General Behavior Code for Misconduct
    2. General Behavior Code for Residence Halls and Family Housing
    3. General Behavior Code for Computer Use
  7. General Behavior Discipline Procedures
  8. General Behavior Penalties
  9. University Policies of Special Note for Students
  10. University Policy Grievance Procedure

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5 – University Court

  1. Composition of Court
  2. Hearings
  3. Failure to Appear
  4. Appeal to the Chancellor
  5. Hearing Officer
  6. Informal Resolution

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