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EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY of PENNSYLVANIA

2010–2012 Student Handbook

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Notice

The provisions of this handbook are not intended to create any substantive rights beyond those created by the laws and constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and are not intended, in and of themselves, to create any cause of action against the State System of Higher Education, the Board of Governors, the Chancellor, an individual president or university, or any other officer, agency, agent or employer of the State System of Higher Education.


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2010–2012 Student Handbook East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 200 Prospect Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18360 www.esu.edu A member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Information current as of July 1, 2010


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Recreation Center Leagues)...............................................................15 Organizations and Activities...............................................................................................................29 ESU Campus Map...................................................................................................................................30-31 University Policies.........................................................................................................................................32 Student Alcohol Policy.........................................................................................................................32 Animal Policy..............................................................................................................................................32 Discrimination and Harassment Policy.......................................................................................33 Drug Free Schools and Campuses Acts.....................................................................................37 Hazing Prevention Policy....................................................................................................................34 Pennsylvania Act 175.............................................................................................................34 Rules Regarding New Member Education...............................................................34 Involuntary Withdrawal for Reasons of Mental Health.....................................................36 Medical Amnesty Policy.......................................................................................................................36 Narcotics And Drugs..............................................................................................................................37 Off-Campus Student Address Requirement...........................................................................37 Seizure Of Contraband.........................................................................................................................37 Sexual Harassment Policy...................................................................................................................37 Smoking Policy..........................................................................................................................................38 Soliciting and Sales.................................................................................................................................38 Student to Student Sexual Misconduct Policy......................................................................38 Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Acts, 1992 Higher Education Amendments........................................................................38 University Policy on HIV Disease.....................................................................................................40 Conduct Process And Regulations..................................................................................................41 Student Code Of Conduct.................................................................................................................48 Motor Vehicles and Parking..................................................................................................................56 Safety Reminders from University Police..............................................................................................58 Walking, Running and Bike Safety.............................................................................................................59 Where To Go for Answers........................................................................................................................60 Index............................................................................................................................................................................61 The ESU Promise.............................................................................................................................................63 Notice of Nondiscrimination........................................................................................................................64


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Registration To register for classes, follow the instructions prepared by the Center for Enrollment Services. Registration is not complete until the student has paid the required fees or has arranged for payment of such fees in a manner approved by the President of the University.

Academic Advising Each student is assigned an academic adviser who can provide guidance on such matters as course registration, grades and program changes. In order to register for classes, students must meet with their academic adviser each semester to obtain their Personal Identification Number (PIN). Students can find out the name of their academic adviser by contacting their major department chairperson. In addition, each student is classified in one of the four academic colleges of the university: The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Business, Management and Economics, and the College of Health Sciences. The dean of each college is there to help students to make study at East Stroudsburg University as valuable as possible. Students who have not yet chosen a major will be assisted with that decision, as well as with selecting courses for which to register, by Professor Jack Truschel, director of Undeclared Advising, Rosenkrans East, at 570-422-3164.

Special Requirements Several programs, such as Nursing, have special requirements in order to graduate. Students may obtain these requirements from the department chair.

Class Schedules 1. Students should arrange their class schedule under the supervision of their adviser. Students also are responsible for having their adviser review their overall progress toward graduation periodically. 2. The normal credit load at East Stroudsburg University is 15 to 18 credits each semester. Students are not permitted to register for more than 18 hours at registration. After registration, students may apply for additional credit via their academic dean. Additional fees are charged for credits taken beyond 18 semester hours. 3. The following limits on semester loads are recommended for the purpose of maintaining high academic standards:

Entering students..........................................................................15 semester hours Students with academic deficiencies.....................................12-13 semester hours Students with satisfactory standing......................................15-18 semester hours Honor students (quality point average 3.20)................19 or more semester hours 4. If a student repeats a course in order to earn a higher grade, the quality point average will be computed on the higher grade. No additional credits will be given for the course. 5. A student may audit a class but will not receive a grade nor credit for that course. A fee will be charged for auditing.

Changes of Registration 1. A student’s course schedule should be regarded as a contract. Courses may be added during the first seven (7) class days for the spring and fall semesters through the student account site. 2. Course withdrawals, subject to the conditions described below, may be accomplished by completing a drop card, obtaining the instructor’s signature, and by filing the card at the Center for Enrollment Services. Any student who discontinues attendance in a course without formally withdrawing will be assigned an E as a final grade. A student who has not attended a course during the first week, (first five class days of the semester or first two days of summer sessions), may be dropped from the course by the instructor. 3. During the first six (6) days of the semester a student may withdraw from a course using the student account site and have no record of that course appear on the student’s permanent record. Students who withdraw from day seven (7) through week ten (10) will receive a grade of W for that course on the student’s permanent record. After the 10th week the student may withdraw only if there are extraordinary circumstances, (e.g. illness, death in the family, etc.) In this situation the student must also secure the appropriate Academic Dean’s signature on the drop card. A grade of W will be assigned if the student is passing; a Z will be assigned if the student is failing. 4. A student may withdraw (W or Z) from a maximum of 16 credits during the student’s stay at the University. Any course dropped during the first week of the semester, for which no grade is assigned, will not be counted toward this limit nor will W’s received for a total semester withdrawal from the university. Type of Action

Regular Semester

Quarter Sessions

Summer Sessions 3 Weeks 6 Weeks

No record

6 days................... 1st 3 days............1st day...............2 days

W grade

7th day................. 4th day................2nd day..............3rd day to 10th week to 5th week to 2nd week to 4th week

No withdrawal * 11th week............ 6th week..............3rd week............5th week to 15th week to 7½ week and 6th week * Except for extraordinary reasons approved by the Academic Dean

Grade Reports Student grade reports are available at mid-semester and at the end of the semester. Only the end of semester grades are entered on permanent records. Semester grade reports are available on-line via a secure web site at www.esu.edu. Specific information about access is mailed to all students upon their enrollment at East Stroudsburg University.

Curriculum Changes A student may change curriculum or field of specialization only with the approval of the student’s adviser and the director of the curriculum or the chair of the department that the student wishes to enter. The student’s quality point average, and the reasons for change, will be assessed

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East Stroudsburg University | www.esu.edu by the chair of the department into which the student is transferring. Changes in program should be requested only after careful counseling and planning. All such changes require the completion of a Change of Major card and are to be filed with the Center for Enrollment Services. Changes to majors/minors mean that the students are to follow the catalog requirements for that program based on the year of the change. Specific professional programs, such as nursing, medical technology, and special education, are limited in the number of students who can be accommodated. Students planning to enter these fields should contact the appropriate department.

Credits 1. Academic work at the university is measured in terms of semester hours. During a regular semester, each semester hour of academic work will require up to three hours per week distributed among such activities as lecture, laboratory and field experiences. 2. A student who transfers from another accredited college will be granted passing credit for equivalent work already completed with a grade of C or better. However, transfer credit grades will not be considered in computing the quality point average.

Attendance Policy 1. Each professor will determine his/her class attendance policy. 2. Excused absences, including absences due to participation in an approved university activity, will not result in a penalty provided the student makes up the work missed to the satisfaction of the professor whose class was missed. 3. Each professor must notify students of the class attendance policy at the start of the semester. A copy of the policy must be kept on file in the department office. 4. According to a professor’s stated attendance policy, students who do not meet attendance requirements may see their grades suffer as a result.

Grade Quality of Work

Quality Point Equivalent

F................. Failure (Pass/Fail)....................Not Counted* I................... Incomplete...............................Not Counted L................. Audit.............................................Not Counted O................ Ongoing.....................................Not Counted .............................................................................(Thesis and dissertation only) P................. Pass (Pass/Fail).........................Not Counted ** S................. Satisfactory................................No Credit U................ Unsatisfactory.........................No Credit W............... Withdrew from College.....Not Counted W............... Withdrew Passing.................Not Counted Z............... Withdrew Failing...................Not Counted * Not computed in QPA and no credit for semester hours completed. ** Not computed in QPA but credit is given for semester hours completed. 3. Academic Incompletes: The maximum time for completing course requirements to remove incomplete grades is one year from the end of the session in which the “I” grade was assigned. After that time, the “I” grade will automatically be converted by the Registrar to an E, F, or U. The student can then only earn credits for the course by registering for it again in another term. If a student applies for graduation in a session before the one-year period has expired, the course requirements must be completed by the end of that session, or the “I” grade will be converted by the Registrar to an E, F, or U. A faculty member who chooses to deviate from this policy will require the student to sign a contract specifying conditions necessary for course completion, which may include a time period for completion of less than one year or other conditions. 4. At the end of each semester, student grade reports are available on line via a secure web site at www.esu.edu. 5. Midterm grades are not entered on the students’ permanent records but are valuable for guidance. The final grades cover the work of the entire semester and are entered on the permanent record. 6. Plagiarism - Scholarship and honesty require that students cite any source material used in term papers and other special assignments. Students who do not document the sources of ideas and direct quotes will be subject to disciplinary action. (See Student Code of Conduct.)

5. In the case of an extended absence the student or a designee should notify the Center for Enrollment Services. That office will notify instructors of unusual circumstances of health or family problems if known.

7. Grade Appeals - See Student Rights & Responsibilities, Article III B.

6. Student Waiting Policy - The faculty union (APSCUF) has agreed to the following policy on the maximum time students should wait for a professor to arrive for class. If there is no notice of a delay in class, students are expected to wait 15 minutes for the arrival of any professor, regardless of rank.

1. Grade symbols are translated into quality points per semester hour of credit as listed in the section on Grades.

Grades 1. Grades are assigned by the instructors on the basis of academic attainment. 2. Grades are assigned on the following basis: Grade Quality of Work

Quality Point Equivalent

A................ Excellent.....................................4.0 B................. Good.............................................3.0 C................ Fair..................................................2.0 D................ Poor...............................................1.0 E................. Failing...........................................0.0

Quality Point System

2. The University recognizes that a good grade in a threesemester-hour course requires more work than in a twosemester-hour course. Because of this, the University follows a system that recognizes both the quality and quantity of a student’s work. Under this system, the number of quality points for each letter grade (four points for an A) is multiplied by the number of semester hours of credit for the course. Example: an A in a three-semester-hour course earns 12 quality points. For the quality point average, divide the total number of quality points by the total number of semester hours. This average considers both the quality and quantity of work. 3. Quality points are awarded only for work completed at East Stroudsburg University. Work completed at other colleges and accepted as transfer credit is not considered in computing the quality point average.


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Academic Good Standing: A student at East Stroudsburg

University must achieve a minimum quality point average of 2.00 in order to maintain satisfactory academic standing.

Academic Warning: Regular matriculated students who are

below the 2.00 QPA, will be placed on academic warning. While on academic warning the student may not register for more than 13 credits in any semester nor enroll in off-campus internships.

Academic Probation: Regular matriculated students who

are on academic warning and do not raise their QPA to 2.00 after one semester will be placed on academic probation and will be granted one semester to raise the QPA to the required level. While on academic probation, the student may not register for more than 13 credits. Furthermore, students on academic probation are not eligible to compete or practice in intercollegiate athletics and may not enroll in off-campus internships.

Academic Suspension: Students who are on academic

probation and who fail to raise their QPA to the required level, and who have a QPA of less than 2.20 for the semester on probation, will be suspended from the University for a period of one calendar year. At the end of that year, the student will be eligible for readmission in an Academic Probation status. Academic suspension is not subject to appeal. However, the student will be allowed to register for no more than six credits per semester through the Continuing Education program during the suspension year.

Academic Dismissal: Students returning from academic

suspension who fail to maintain a QPA of 2.20 or better each semester until their cumulative QPA has risen to the required level, will be dismissed from the University for academic failure. At this time, they have the right to appeal to the Admissions Appeals Committee.

Appeals Process: A student who has been dismissed

from the University for academic failure may appeal the dismissal by submitting a letter to the Admissions Appeals Committee. This letter must include why the student was unsuccessful in previous academic experiences and why he/ she feels that future academic endeavors will be successful. The committee will review the letter, review the academic record, and conduct an interview with the student, and then either uphold the dismissal or approve a reinstatement under stipulated conditions.

Transfer Students: Transfer credits will not be counted in

determining academic jeopardy for a transfer student’s first semester on campus. That is, transfer students will not be in academic jeopardy following their first semester on campus unless their grade point average is below 2.00.

Dean’s List Each semester the Dean’s List will include students who, during the preceding semester, have passed at least 12 semester hours of work and who have earned a quality point average of 3.50 or above. Note: Academic policies are subject to change. Students should refer to the current Undergraduate Catalog or check with their academic adviser to obtain updated information.

Residence Requirements East Stroudsburg’s minimum residence requirement for a baccalaureate degree is as follows: Undergraduate students need to complete 30 of their last 45 semester hours/credits of work at East Stroudsburg University in order to earn an ESU degree. (Individual departments also may have a residence requirement in the major.) Masters/Graduate students need to complete 2/3 of their degree requirements at the University in order to be issued a degree from ESU.

Advanced Placement East Stroudsburg University permits students to earn credit toward the baccalaureate degree by successful completion of the Advanced Placement Examination. Students currently enrolled in high school should contact their guidance counselor about the Advanced Placement Examination. A grade of ‘3’ or higher on any of these examinations will be counted for three semester hours by East Stroudsburg University. Go online to www.esu.edu for more information about the courses for which you may receive credit.

College-Level Examination Program The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) enables students to earn college credit by examination. The General Examinations of CLEP (English Composition, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences-History) may be taken to apply toward the General Education pattern of courses at East Stroudsburg University. Such examinations must be passed at the 50th percentile. The following limit shall be applied to the number of credits that may be earned in General Examinations: English Composition...............................................................3 credits Humanities....................................................................................6 credits Mathematics................................................................................3 credits Natural Sciences........................................................................6 credits Social Sciences-History..........................................................6 credits Total

24 credits

Subject matter examinations may also be taken under the CLEP program. These examinations must also be passed at the 50th percentile. Students shall not be given credit for both General and Subject examinations in the same areas. Normally, CLEP examinations may not be counted toward the student’s major field of study. Interested students should contact the College Entrance Examination Board to schedule a test.

University Leadership and Service Awards The University Leadership and Service Awards recognize outstanding student leaders who have made a positive impact on campus. To be eligible, a student must be a graduating senior enrolled at ESU for at least two years, with a minimum cumulative average of 2.6; adhered to the Student Code of Conduct (not on probation during junior and/or senior year); and held leadership positions in extracurricular activities on the campus including the Student Activity Association, campus approved clubs, dramatics, athletics, and special leadership experience such as University committees appointed by the President. Points are accumulated based on offices held in organizations. Recommendations are solicited from the adviser of each organization.

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Honors Program

Graduation

www.esu.edu/honors Peter Pruim, adviser | 570-422-3529 | ppruim@po-box.esu.edu Kenneth Mash, adviser | 570-422-3273 | kmash@po-box.esu.edu The Honors Program at East Stroudsburg University offers the superior student the opportunity to fulfill part of the general education requirements with special honors courses. Unique features of the honors courses include a maximum class size of 20, specially selected professors, and close teaching-learning relationship in and out of the classroom. Honors courses provide the student with a stimulating introduction to the various aspects of our social, cultural and scientific heritage. In the junior year, the honors student takes the honors seminar. In the senior year, an honors thesis project must be completed within the department of the student’s major. The student is guided by an honors adviser, in addition to the regular academic adviser. Field trips and research opportunities are common among honors courses. Other incentives and benefits for the honors student include registration of courses ahead of other students, honors scholarships, international summer study scholarships, special recognition at graduation and on the official University transcript, membership in the Honors Student Association, and special attention and assistance in graduate school applications from the program director and honors adviser. Students in the Honors Program are also eligible for housing on the Honors Floors in Laurel Hall. These areas offer a quiet environment conducive to studying, a recently remodeled kitchen and lounge area for Honors Program activities.

Educational Opportunities Abroad 570-422-3527 Students who wish to experience life in another culture by studying, interning or volunteering abroad can gather information about programs sponsored by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities and by colleges and universities throughout the United States. Information is also available on financing study abroad. Students will be directed on how to research study abroad programs, how to select a program, and how to guarantee a smooth re-entry into ESU upon their return.

National Student Exchange 570-422-3527 Students who wish to experience a different learning environment and broaden their social and cultural awareness, but who are not yet ready to leave the continent, should consider the National Student Exchange (NSE). Qualified students are given the opportunity to study for a semester or more at another American or Canadian institution at the in-state rates. Credits and grades earned during the exchange become part of the student’s ESU transcript. The deadline for application to NSE is in February, so students who are interested should pick up information prior to leaving for winter break.

1. Students must submit a completed “Intent to Graduate” form during the semester prior to the semester they intend to graduate. Students that expect to graduate in May must file by November 1. Students that expect to graduate in August or December must file by April 1. Forms are available in the Center for Enrollment Services. 2. Commencement exercises are held in December at the close of the fall semester and in May at the close of the spring semester. 3. Students are expected to satisfy all official University academic and financial requirements prior to graduation. NOTE: For a complete list of academic requirements and policies refer to the Undergraduate Catalog.

Graduation Honors To qualify for graduation honors, a student must have completed a minimum of 60 credits at East Stroudsburg University in which the letter grades of A, B, C, D or E are assigned. Graduation honors will be granted as follows to students who have met the 60-credit minimum and have the appropriate quality point average at the time the honors designation is set:

Summa Cum Laude...................... Cumulative quality point average of 3.800 or above. Magna Cum Laude........................Cumulative quality point average of 3.600 to 3.799. Cum Laude.....................................Cumulative quality point average of 3.400 to 3.599. Graduation honors are based on all work completed at East Stroudsburg University by March 15 of the academic year for May Commencement, and by November 1 for December Commencement. The official University transcript will carry the appropriate honor’s designation based on all work completed at the University.

Withdrawal from the University Students who officially withdraw from the University, or from specific classes during the Semester, may be eligible for a refund of a portion of the tuition, fees, room and board paid to East Stroudsburg University for that semester. A student who decides to withdraw from the university during any academic term, regardless of the reason, must do so in an official manner. Procedures for total or course withdrawal can be found on-line at www.esu.edu.


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A student who withdraws prior to the start of a semester is eligible for a full refund of any payments for tuition, fees, room, and board. The application fee and registration deposit are non-refundable.

Housing

A student who officially withdraws completely prior to the beginning of any semester is eligible to receive a full refund of housing fees, but must forfeit the housing deposit. A student who officially withdraws completely from the University during the semester, will forfeit the housing deposit but is entitled to receive a pro-rated refund of housing fees, based upon a weekly scale. The Housing Office will determine if any refund of housing fees is possible for a student who leaves university housing for medical reasons. If a student is asked to leave university housing, the details concerning a housing refund shall be determined by the Director of Housing.

Meals

A student who officially withdraws after the beginning of a semester, and who notifies Enrollment Services, will be entitled to a refund of the board paid for the remainder of the semester. A student who withdraws during a week will be charged for the entire week.

Summer Session

Refunds of fees for a student who withdraws after the beginning of a summer session will be determined by the proportion of the term attended and will be pro-rated on the basis of the refund policy in effect for a regular session. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the Withdrawal or Drop Cards. The cards are available in the department offices and the Center for Enrollment Services.

Tuition

The date when students submit a completed drop card to Enrollment Services to cancel their registration or to withdraw from a course determines their eligibility for a refund. A student who submits to Enrollment Services an officially approved withdrawal form prior to the beginning of any semester is eligible for a complete refund of all fees except the application fee and registration and housing/room deposits. Please refer to refund policies that pertain to housing and meal refunds, if applicable.

A student who withdraws after the beginning of a semester and who submits to Enrollment Services an officially approved withdrawal form is entitled to a refund of tuition according to the schedule as follows (subject to change): Refund %

Period of Attendance

100 percent...............................................................................First Week 80 percent.........................................................................Second Week 60 percent...............................................................................Third Week 50 percent...........................................................................Fourth Week 40 percent................................................................................ Fifth Week No Refund............................................................After the Fifth Week Federal guidelines for the pro-rating of student financial aid awards to students who totally withdraw from the University partway through a term may not coincide with the above refund policy. Students contemplating mid-term withdrawals from the University should first contact the Center for Enrollment Services to discuss the impact of a contemplated mid-term withdrawal on their student financial aid awards and \ possible resultant personal liability to the University for charges not covered by pro-rated student financial aid awards.

Readmission and Reinstatement Degree seeking students who have withdrawn, been suspended from the University or who have interrupted matriculation by not attending during one or more semesters must apply to the Office of Admission for readmission. Students should begin this process at least three months prior to the term that the student wishes to return to the University. Applications are available online at www.esu.edu. Paper copies are available upon request from the Office of Admission. In addition to the application for readmission, students in the following categories will need to proceed as stated below: n Disciplinary Suspension: Students who have been

dismissed for disciplinary reasons may be reinstated upon recommendation of the Vice President for Student Affairs. If a semester was not missed, once the suspension has been lifted, the student need only to contact the Center for Enrollment Services to register for classes for the subsequent semester. If one or more semesters have been missed, in addition to the lifting of the suspension, the student must complete an application for readmission.

n Academic Suspension: Students who have been academically

suspended may apply for readmission after one calendar year. Upon readmission the student will be placed on academic probation status.

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Kemp Library is on the corner of Smith and Normal Streets. The university library is 94,000 square feet and provides seating for 770 patrons, houses more than 470,000 volumes, 1.4 million microforms, and more than 90,000 state and federal documents. In addition to these resources, the library’s online catalog and electronic databases are available through the library web site www.esu.edu/library and may be accessed on and offcampus. The PCs and Macs located in Kemp Library have the same software as those located on most computer lab PCs on campus. Laptops with the same software may be borrowed for use in the library building. The library staff includes a dean, an administrative assistant, nine faculty librarians, 13 support staff positions, and a large cohort of student workers. The librarians are available most hours the building is open to provide help with your research needs. Public service activities provided to students include circulation of materials, Library orientations, reference services, electronic reserves, EZ-Borrow, interlibrary loan, a federal and state depository for government documents, and a Curriculum Materials Center to support the needs of our teacher candidates. Kemp Library is open 89 hours in a typical week during the fall and spring semesters. Fall and Spring Semester Hours Monday through Thursday............................8 a.m. – Midnight Friday.................................................................................. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday............................................................................ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday........................................................................................ 2– 10 p.m. Summer Session Hours Monday through Thursday.................................8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday.................................................................................. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday............................................................................ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday................................................................................................ Closed Intersession and Break Hours* Monday through Friday.......................................... 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday................................................................ Closed *These are times when classes are not in session. Librarians are unavailable to provide reference service during these periods. Any variations from regular library hours are posted in the library, and may also be found on the library’s web site.

The regular loan period for undergraduate students and courtesy borrowers is four weeks. Faculty, graduate students, and University staff have a 15-week loan period. Materials may be renewed once, as long as the items are not overdue, on hold, or recalled. Courtesy borrowers may not renew materials. Items may be renewed in person, by mail, or through PILOT, Kemp Library’s online catalog. Requests for renewal by telephone will not be accepted. Patrons are responsible for checking with Circulation to assure that all materials have been renewed. All students must present their student identification card to borrow any materials, including reserve items. All materials borrowed with your student ID are your responsibility. The library reserves the right to suspend borrowing to anyone abusing library privileges.

Fines, Fees and Other Charges Regularly circulating items................................................No charge** ** Items returned 28 days past the due date WILL incur a $3 processing fee. Overdue reserve items: Two-hour reserves......................25 cents for each hour overdue Overnight, three-day and seven-day reserves .........................................................................................$1 per day per item* Overdue recalled materials..................................................$1 per day* *Fines for overdue RECALLED or RESERVE materials will not exceed $15 per item. Replacement charges for damaged or lost materials are determined by the library. Holds on transcripts, grades, and registration will be placed on the student’s records for failure to pay any fines/fees or for non-return of materials.


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Students found guilty of stealing or damaging library property will be held to the disciplinary actions outlined in East Stroudsburg University’s Student Code of Conduct. In addition, students found guilty of stealing or damaging library property will be subject to the following law passed by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Section 1. Title 18, act of November 25, 1970 (P.L. 707, No. 230), known as the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, is amended by adding a section to read: § 3929. I. Library theft. (a) Offense defined — A person is guilty of library theft if he willfully conceals on his person or among his belongings any library or museum material while still on the premises of a library or willfully and without authority removes any library or museum material from a library with the intention of converting such material to his own use. (b) (1) Library theft constitutes a: (i) Summary offense when the offense is a first offense and the value of the material is less than $150. (ii) Misdemeanor of the second degree when the offense is a second offense and the value of the material is less than $150. (iii) Misdemeanor of the first degree when the offense is a first or second offense and the value of the material is $150 or more. (iv) Felony of the third degree when the offense is a third or subsequent offense, regardless of the value of the material (2) Amounts involved in library thefts committed pursuant to one scheme or course of conduct, whether from the same library or several libraries, may be aggregated in determining the grade of the offense. (c) Presumption — A person who willfully conceals any library or museum material on his person or among his belongings while still on the premises of the library or in the immediate vicinity thereof shall be prima facie presumed to have concealed the library or museum material with the intention of converting such material to his own use.

General Information Copiers for both paper and microform materials are available on a self-service basis. Copies may be paid for using coin or e-cards. There is a change machine and an e-Card “Add Value” station available in the library. Patrons are asked NOT to re-shelve materials. Please return materials you have not checked out to black shelves located throughout the stacks. Other materials, such as microforms, periodicals and government documents should be returned to carts or marked areas. Smoking is not permitted in the library. There is a hands-free call box in front of the library for oncampus calls. Any minor children brought into the library must be under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian at all times. The library café is open during library hours. Please exercise care when transporting food and beverages in the library. Avoid spills and littering. A library instructional lab is available for teaching library sessions. There is a general purpose lab on the ground level of the library that is available whenever the library is open. This facility may be occasionally scheduled for instructional services if needed.

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Academic Advising for Undeclared Students

570-422-3164

Students who are undecided with regard to a major will receive academic advisement from a DAEL faculty member, who will assist students in developing an academic and career plan, course scheduling, and academic skills development. First year, undeclared students should enroll in DAEL 100: First Year Experience. This course is designed to help first year students adjust to academic life and expectations and improve study skills.

Advising for Students in Academic Jeopardy Faculty adviser | 570-422-3504 When students are placed on academic warning or probation, they will be contacted by a faculty advisor from the Department of Academic Enrichment & Learning to schedule an appointment to develop a plan for addressing deficiencies and returning to academic good standing.

Disability Services

570-422-3954 V/TTY

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to providing equal educational access to otherwise qualified students with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities are guaranteed certain protections and rights of equal access to programs and services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Academic adjustments and reasonable accommodations are determined by the specific nature and severity of the disability and any functional limitations that may result. Students who wish to request accommodations are responsible for providing documentation of their disability that consists of an evaluation by an appropriate professional and describes the current impact of the disability as it relates to the accommodation request. The two faculty members in the Office of Disability Services divide the caseload between them. Dr. Edith Miller works with students who have learning disabilities or attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder. Dr. Julianne Albiero-Walton works with students who have chronic illness, traumatic brain injury, or sensory, mobility or psychiatric disabilities. In addition to services and accommodations, the faculty members in the Office of Disability Services co-facilitate a first-year seminar program called CATS (College Achievement Training Seminars). Interested students must complete an application to participate in the program. Accepted students

will be assigned a mentor from Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society. Delta Alpha Pi is the first academic honor society in the country established specifically to recognize the academic accomplishments of university students with disabilities. East Stroudsburg University holds the honor of Alpha Chapter, as the founding university.

Learning Center

570-422-3507 | 22 Rosenkrans East

The Learning Center, located in Rosenkrans East, provides academic supportive services to the entire ESU community and houses the University-Wide Tutoral Program and a computer lab. Professional and peer tutoring and drop-in tutoring labs in mathematics, chemistry, physics, economics and writing are available to all students. Learning Center hours: Monday - Thursday....................................8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.............................................................. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday................................................................Noon to 10 p.m. NOTE: Hours above are for tutoring, studying and computer use. The Learning Center is also responsible for the Retention Program for students who are on academic warning or probation. The director meets with students to discuss learning strategies and study techniques, and to offer referrals to other services such as meeting with the student’s classroom instructor or adviser, tutoring, or the BALANCE workshops. Students who are in academic difficulty should make an appointment with the director as soon as they know they have been placed on warning or probation by calling 570-422-3504.

Student Support Services

570-422-3433 | Rosenkrans East

Student Support Services is a federally funded program that provides the support needed for college success. Students who are first-generation, (neither mother nor father is a fouryear college graduate), economically challenged, (receiving financial aid), have disabilities, (physical or learning), or are veterans or returning adults may be eligible. Personal, academic and career counseling, professional and peer tutoring, assistance with study skills and improvement of basic skills are a few services available to SSS students.

University-Wide Tutorial Program

570-422-3515

The University-Wide Tutorial Program (UWTP) offers individual and small group tutoring in most 100- and 200-level undergraduate courses. Students may request tutors in one or more courses by completing the appropriate forms, which are available in the Learning Center in Rosenkrans East. In addition to individual and small group tutoring, drop-in tutoring labs in a variety of high demand subject areas such as math, economics, physics, chemistry and writing skills, are offered each semester. These labs require no scheduled appointments. Supplemental Instruction is also offered in conjunction with specific courses.


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570-422-3298 The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs office plans, coordinates, and supports prevention efforts that reduce dangerous drug and alcohol use and related negative consequences. The methods used to carry out these efforts include peer-to-peer education, promotion of healthy lifestyles and choices, supporting vibrant substance-free alternative activities, providing volunteer and career development opportunities, and serving as an informed link to resources. The office supports diverse healthy student development with environmental approaches to prevention and carefully measures the campus climate to understand what initiatives will work.

Alumni Association The Alumni Association serves the university’s more than 40,000 alumni and promotes their continued involvement with ESU. Its mission is to “foster camaraderie, prosperity and the achievement of goals and endeavors set forth by the Association and the University.” Some of the many contributions alumni have made to the University include the Hoeffner Science and Technology Center, the Ahnert Alumni Center, chimes for the Stroud Hall tower, the World War II memorial statue, “Julia,” signs to identify campus buildings, student scholarships, landscaping, the Senior Walk, DeNike Hall restorations, and the indoor track among many other improvements. The purpose of the Association is to promote the general interest and welfare of East Stroudsburg University throughout the United States and across the world, to advance the professional interests of its members, and to foster a closer relationship among its members and with other educational institutions. The Henry A. Ahnert, Jr. Alumni Center is just north of Kemp Library on Smith Street. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Clinic This treatment facility is located on the second floor of Koehler Field House. The operation is supervised by the certified athletic trainers and is intended for the evaluation and treatment of intercollegiate student athletes.

Career Resources Center www.esu.edu/careerservices | 570-422-3219 Located on the second floor of the University Center, this office provides an array of services which guide and support students and alumni through their career exploration, career building, and eventual professional job placement. Students should start their career planning during their freshman or sophomore year and should contact this office to make an appointment. Services provided include career counseling, career workshops, and computer technology based services such as a weekly part-time/summer jobs list and links to numerous sites pertaining to internships, career exploration, and professional job listings. This office also coordinates career days, job fairs, and on-campus recruitment by employers, and offers resume

critiques and job search guidance. Students should visit the center to review books, computer programs, brochures, magazines, and videotapes relating to careers, employers, and graduate schools.

Commuter Student Services 570-422-3938 Commuting students make up the predominant population on our university campus. ESU, in addressing the needs of our commuter student population, offers various academic and student services for commuters.

Off-Campus Housing List

570-422-3191

The Residence Life Office provides interested students with a list of off-campus housing opportunities. This list contains apartment and room rental availability throughout the surrounding area. The list contains a brief description of the unit including information on rental charge and utilities. The University does not inspect the rooms/units listed, and the University does not represent the landlord nor tenant. They act only as a clearinghouse for this information.

Transportation Options

Commuter students have various transportation options at ESU. Students must register their personal vehicles with the University Police to receive a parking tag. This tag enables the student to park in designated parking areas for commuters. Other options for travel to and from campus follow below:

Local Bus Service | Monroe County Transit Authority www.gomcta.com | 570-839-6282 Whether taking the bus for shopping or commuting, the Monroe County Transit Authority (MCTA) is your public transportation provider for Monroe County. Convenient access is available at Smith and Normal Streets (by the Kemp Library). MCTA (a.k.a. the Pocono Pony) has stops throughout the county. Popular destinations include shopping, restaurants and recreation areas. Interactive route information, using addresses or points of interest, may be found using Google Maps; select the Public Transit option, or on the website at Students with valid ESU ID qualify for a reduced fare. Route maps and schedules may be found at the University Police office.

Ride Sharing Ride sharing is a great way to lower the expense of commuting to campus. Commuters are encouraged to ride with others from their area. Where possible, students are encouraged to ride a bicycle or walk to campus as well.

Commuter Lounge

Nancy Weaver, adviser | 570-422-3938.

The Commuter Lounge is located on the first floor of the University Center. This lounge is equipped with a television, microwave and plenty of study and lounge space. Lockers are also located in the lounge. The locker rental is free for students but you must register with the University Center Information Desk where assignments are made. The lounge is also a place to find information about campus events and activities.

University Services

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Office | ATOD


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Counseling and Psychological Services | CAPS 570-422-3277 | www.esu.edu/caps The office of University Counseling and Psychological Services offers a range of counseling services to facilitate and enhance the educational, psychological, and interpersonal well being of East Stroudsburg University students. The services provided are designed to maximize students’ personal and educational functioning, to prevent and remediate emotional/social problems, to help students attain their educational goals, and to promote their professional competence. Services offered include personal counseling/ psychotherapy, vocational counseling, psychological and vocational testing, developmental and outreach programming, and consultation services in individual and group formats. Anxiety, career exploration/indecision, depression, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, eating disorders, family concerns, self-doubt, sexual concerns and substance abuse are some of the issues students often address through counseling. In addition, the Center maintains a small library of vocational information materials, study-skill aids, resources and guides addressing various psychological and interpersonal problems and concerns, and guides/handbooks dealing with various educational and vocational institutions. Lastly, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); the College Level Examination Program (CLEP); the Educational Testing Service Praxis Series; the Certified Health Education Specialist Examination (CHES), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s CSCS exam are administered by the Counseling Center. Members of the Counseling and Psychological Services staff are licensed psychologists. Their professional training and experience prepare them to deal with a wide range of issues faced by university students. All currently enrolled students are eligible to receive services free of charge, except for the fees associated with the national exams. All information shared by a client is kept confidential, and all client records are classified as confidential records. Without a client’s written permission, no information is released to anyone outside of the Center, except as required by law. The Counseling and Psychological Services office is located on the second floor of the Flagler-Metzgar Center. Normal hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Services generally are offered by appointment and may be scheduled by calling or stopping at the office.

Dining Services www.esu.campusdish.com The ESU Dining Service provides students with a wide variety of diverse, well-balanced meal choices in an inviting dining atmosphere. Aramark, a contracted dining service company, provides the dining services for the ESU community.

Food Service Venues: Real Food on Campus at Dansbury Commons – RFoC is

all about action, authenticity, excitement and fun. The concept delivers a variety of offerings to address the palates of today’s high-tech customer. RFoC achieves this by providing complete meals at all destination points. These points of service include: Home, traditional homestyle meal; Deli, made to order sandwiches and wraps; Grill,

your favorite offerings cooked to order; Pizza and Pasta, featuring Ceasar salads and personal pan pizzas made to order; Desserts, a variety of favorites, baked on the premises; Soups and Salads, to keep it light. The signature RFoC Produce Market station provides an eye-appealing vegetable mélange that invites you to select your own ingredients, while the chef adds your favorite sauce and sautés it to your specific tastes.

Center Court — Center Court is located in the University

Center and is the retail food hub of East Stroudsburg University. It offers three meal periods, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Signature food offerings included your classic grill items; Wraps Express, made to order wraps; Bagel Experience, fresh bagels; Bene´, pasta and pizza; Montague’s Grill, assorted sandwiches; assorted fountain and bottle beverages, snacks, soups, salads and a variety of grab-and-go items.

Java City — The University’s own coffeehouse offers a

relaxing atmosphere seven days a week in front of the fireplace in the University Center. Java City offers premium Java City coffee, freshly made sandwiches, breakfast pastries, crisp “grab-n-go” salads, blended smoothies, and gourmet desserts.

Late Nite — Located in the Dansbury Commons, “Late Nite”

provides students with a fun, restaurant-style dining room and a full “diner style” menu. Hours of operation are SundayThursday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Live entertainment and events sponsored by Student Activities are featured here. Students living off-campus are invited to purchase a meal plan designed for their needs or purchase Dining Dollars to make dining on campus more convenient. Meal Plans and Dining Dollars may be purchased at Enrollment Services in Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall. Dansbury Commons is open to any guest who cares to dine at this “all you care to eat” campus restaurant, for one low, set price.

Dansbury Commons hours: Breakfast 7 – 10:45 a.m................Monday through Friday Lunch 10:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m................Monday through Friday Late Lunch 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.................Monday through Friday Dinner 4:30 – 8 p.m.................Monday through Friday 4:30 – 6 p.m.................Saturday 4:30 – 6 p.m.................Sunday Brunch 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.................Saturday and Sunday

Food Service Committee

The Food Service Committee’s responsibility is to make recommendations to help improve the dining service operation, including menu changes and program suggestions. It is composed of the food service director, a university liaison, a representative from each of the residence halls, a representative from the Residence Hall Association, an off-campus meal plan student, and a representative from the Student Senate.

Student Employment

There are employment opportunities for ESU students in Dining Services. Flexible hours and a variety of positions make this a great choice for you to earn while you learn. To ask about any current openings, call the food service general manager. 570-422–3915


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The university has developed the following rules to provide a pleasant dining hall atmosphere. Students, their guests and visitors should follow these regulations:

1. No smoking or tobacco chewing in dining areas. 2. Do not take food or drink out of the dining area. 3. Do not take any property (cups, glasses, plates, silverware, condiments, etc.) belonging to the facility out of the dining area. 4. Do not throw anything in the dining area. 5. No bare feet are allowed in the dining hall. 6. Appropriate dress is required in the dining hall at all times. 7. Respect your fellow diners. 8. Keep noise to a minimum. (Your peers may be studying, relaxing or conversing.) 9. Be courteous to the staff members. 10. Return dishes, cups, glasses, plates, silverware, etc., to the dish return area. 11. Clean up any small spill you make. 12. Notify the dining staff of any large spills. 13. Exit using the three doors in the center bay, east of the cashiers. All other doors are alarmed. 14. If you experience a problem in Dansbury Commons, please contact a member of the dining services staff immediately, so they can correct the situation. 15. Students who lose their eCard must obtain a temporary eCard, or obtain a new eCard, to gain admission to Dansbury Commons. The University has invested in new equipment, serving utensils, and dishware to better serve you. We need your assistance in maintaining our inventory. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in disciplinary action. NOTE: A complete list of rules and regulations is available in the Food Service General Manager’s Office.

Escort Service 570-422-2000 The ESU Safety Escort Service, staffed by student escorts, operates out of the University Police Office. This service is available to any member of the university community seven days a week between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. To arrange for an escort anywhere on campus, pick up a campus telephone and dial #1-2-3, or call 570-422-2000. Safety is our primary concern.

Financial Aid Programs 570-422-2800 | 800- 378-6732 The Center for Enrollment Services is committed to helping you find solutions to meet the challenge of funding the cost of higher education. Visit our website to find out more in-depth information and filing deadlines. Select Enrollment Services and click on Student Financial Aid. For renewal of financial aid, the student must complete a new FAFSA in subsequent years in order to be considered for financial aid. In addition, the student must meet East

Stroudsburg University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. Students should be aware of the impact of failing grades, incomplete grades, course withdrawals and repeated courses. You may review the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy on our website located at www.esu.edu. Select Enrollment Services and click on Student Financial Aid. Select Academic Progress Requirements. The Center for Enrollment Services is located in ZimbarLilgenstein Hall. Enrollment Services is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our highly qualified staff is available to assist you.

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered, Queer & Ally Center www.esu.edu/lgbta | 570-422-3614 The LGBTQA program center has been established to provide dynamic programming, resources and services to the students, faculty and staff of East Stroudsburg University. The Center provides students with a space to relax, socialize or study with one another in a safe and friendly environment. Some of the resources available to the students, faculty and staff include a modest library of books, magazines and DVDs. The Center is located adjacent to the main entrance of Hemlock residence hall, on the exterior of the building.

Housing The campus of East Stroudsburg University contains seven spacious, well-situated residence halls that are equipped with lounges, kitchenettes, laundry and vending facilities as well as living quarters. In addition, apartment style housing is available for upperclass students at University Apartments. Each apartment has three bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen, and a living room area. Students residing in the apartments, unlike the residence hall students, are not required to participate in a meal plan but may elect to do so. All our residence halls are smoke-free. Specific rules and regulations governing the residence halls are published and made available each year in the Residence Halls Information and Policies booklet. All first-year students are required to live on campus except for those students commuting from their homes. Housing on campus is provided on a combined room and board basis only. Off campus housing information for upper class students and graduate students is available through the Residence Life Office in Shawnee Hall.

I.D. Card/ESU eCard Every student is issued an identification card, called the ESU eCard. It should be carried at all times. It is required for specific uses such as admission to the dining hall, admission to numerous student activities and events, use of the library, course registration, door access, etc. In addition, the eCard may be used to make purchases in the University Store, Food Court, vending machines, and at selected off-campus merchants displaying the eCard logo. Students are charged a fee to replace a lost card. The eCard is not transferable. The Campus Card Center is located on the ground floor of the University Center.

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14 East Stroudsburg University | www.esu.edu Students who lose their eCard should go to the University Police for a temporary ID or visit the Campus Card Center Office during office hours in order to obtain a new eCard (payment required). Temporary cards are issued for a two-day period only. The university reserves the right to institute a temporary card fee.

Koehler Field House Leroy J. Koehler Field House serves as the primary facility for all of the physical education activity classes and indoor intercollegiate athletic teams. The field house includes a multipurpose practice and competition arena; swimming pool; dance studio; weight rooms; tennis and badminton courts; an indoor track; classrooms; human research and body mechanics laboratories; athletic training and physical therapy treatment center.

Mekeel Child Care Center 570-422-3514 The Rose Mekeel Child Care Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and licensed by the Department of Public Welfare. The center is available to students, faculty and staff of the University. The community fills the remaining spaces. A director, six teachers and work-study students staff the center. The facility is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday during the fall, spring and summer sessions. The program is a hands-on, developmentally appropriate program for children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years

Off-Campus Housing The Residence Life and Housing Office, located in Shawnee Hall, provides students with a list of housing locations off campus. This list, updated bi-weekly, gives descriptions and rental information of rooms, apartment, and houses within the local community that are open to college students for leasing. East Stroudsburg University assumes no responsibility for the condition of the housing or the safety or well being of the student while he/she resides in any off-campus housing. We will provide students with education and advise them on how to make good consumer decisions concerning off campus tenancy. (Renters are encouraged to review the “Guide to Living Off-Campus” prepared by this office.) The staff is available to help mediate landlord/tenant misunderstandings and any other matters that may interfere with maintaining a good relationship among the student, landlord and/or university. Students have access to legal advice for tenant issues from a lawyer whose services are paid for by the Student Activity Association. The university will not knowingly assist or support any property owner or his/ her agent who engages in unlawful housing discrimination.

Office of Multicultural Affairs | OMA Martin Lacayo, coordinator | 570-422-3896 The mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is to serve as an advocate and resource for students from diverse cultural backgrounds as well as to coordinate activities for student organizations representing the interests of these groups. The office is located in the Multicultural House at 432 Normal St.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs/ Multicultural House is available for club meetings; study groups; research; educational workshops; multicultural food exchanges; games; and multicultural socializing. Additionally, the OMA/Multicultural House promotes the importance of providing academic support to students in need and fervently encourages equality, dignity and mutual respect within the campus community.

Recreation Center www.esu.edu/reccenter | Membership service desk 570-422-2970 The mission of the Recreation Center is to offer facilities, equipment and services that provide opportunities for physical activity, leadership experience and education in order to promote the lifelong pursuit of recreational activities and healthy lifestyles. Through dedication to excellence and innovation in programming, the department embraces inclusiveness and contributes to the physical, social, and intellectual development of ESU students. In addition, the Center offers comprehensive programs that include group fitness, special events, personal training, leagues and club sports. The Recreation Center employs more than 75 students who are directly responsible for the operation of each of these programs and the facility. The 58,000-square-foot Recreation Center offers a four-court arena for basketball, volleyball, and tennis; a fitness center that includes cardiovascular, free-weight, and selectorized equipment; a multipurpose studio for group fitness, dance, martial arts, and other exercise programs; a fitness arcade featuring Dance Dance Revolution and game bikes; racquetball courts; an elevated track; indoor and outdoor equipment check-out; a boxing zone featuring a heavy bag and speed bag; and locker and shower room facilities. ESU students have automatic access to the facility without additional cost. Student membership is included in the tuition and fees. Students must present their eCards to access the facility. Students only have access to the Recreation Center in the semesters that they are enrolled. Students may sponsor one guest (over the age of 18) per day for a $5 charge. Recreation Center hours: Monday-Thursday.....................................6 a.m. – Midnight Friday.......................................................................6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday..............................................................10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday..........................................................10 a.m. – Midnight Group fitness program – This is designed for individuals who are looking for an organized work out. The schedule offers 2528 weekly fitness classes that include kickboxing, abs, yoga, step, Pilates, and other aerobic activities. All of the classes are free, and access is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are led by ESU student instructors who have qualified to teach. Special events are designed for students to enjoy unique programs in a fun and social setting. Many of the special events are one-night tournaments and educational events that expose students to new and exciting sports, recreational opportunities and healthy lifestyles. Some of the programs include racquetball, Late Nite at the Rec, wallyball, tennis, badminton, Wellness Wednesdays, Fitness Rewards and video game mania, to name a few. The Center is also the site of the annual campus concert sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.


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Recreation Center Leagues offer students the ability to form teams and play sports in a seasonal format. The entire program is voluntary for those who are not regular members of varsity or junior varsity squads, and do not require the intensified training nor high degree of skill necessary for intercollegiate athletics. Sports offered during the year include flag football, soccer, volleyball, dodge ball, softball, basketball, and wallyball, to name a few. Opportunities for participation are available in men’s, women’s and co-ed leagues. For more information on programs, services, hours of operation, policies, and procedures, please visit the Recreation Center website or call.

Religious Life www.esu.edu/ministry | 570-422-3798 A large number of religious denominations is represented in the Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg area, and they welcome student participation. Many places of worship are within walking distance of the university. Religious, cultural, educational, and social programs are sponsored by the religious organizations affiliated with the university. Religious organizations on campus include United Campus Ministry (UCM) and the ESU Christian Fellowship. United Campus Ministry’s mission is ecumenical, and fosters an environment conducive to spiritual growth and development. UCM assists students in networking with local churches, places of worship, and local clergy. UCM helps the local community in the following areas: Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, local soup kitchens, food pantries, schools, and youth groups. Religious education and education in social justice are provided through retreats, educational programs, faith discussions, visits on campus by local clergy, and annual mission trips. ESU Christian Fellowship is an evangelistic, servant-hearted, united, committed, family who seeks to glorify God. The group has weekly Family Group Bible Studies, large group meetings, and daily prayer meetings, in addition to a number of other fellowship and growth opportunities.

Religious Services on Campus In keeping with a ruling by the Attorney General’s Office on Jan. 15, 1973, religious services that are open to all students may be held on campus. Expenses necessitated by these services are the responsibility of the organization.

Residence Hall Information and Regulations Students and their guests are expected to abide by the residence hall policies and regulations as described in the Residence Hall Information and Policies booklet. It is available on line, in all residence hall offices, the Residence Life and Housing Office, at the University Police Department.

Speech and Hearing Center 570-422-3247 The Speech and Hearing Center is operated under the auspices of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Graduate speech-language pathology students who are supervised by faculty members holding the appropriate clinical certification provide therapy services. All clinical facilities are located in LaRue Hall. The Speech and Hearing Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Later hours may be arranged. Students may receive a speech or hearing evaluation and therapy, if required, free of charge.

Stony Acres Lodge reservations |570- 223-8316 Cabin reservations, information | 570-422-3334 Stony Acres, a 119-acre student-owned recreation area, is located just nine miles north of the university in Marshalls Creek. A multipurpose lodge, six cabins, a climbing tower, a ropes challenge course containing universally accessible elements, a camping equipment program and a variety of activities including canoeing, disc golf, camping, cross country skiing, hiking, fishing, and picnicking have made Stony Acres a popular spot year round. The Stony Acres lodge is available free of charge to campus organizations for meetings, workshops and other programs.

University Center The University Center serves as the heart of the campus, providing a vital link between the academic program and the co-curricular life of the university. In addition to the educational opportunities provided through its organizational structure and programs, the University Center provides members of the academic community with the services, conveniences and amenities that they need in their daily life on campus. The facility features a modern bookstore, a convenience store, a food court, lounges for gathering, study and quiet relaxation, a reception center for special functions, a computer lab, senate chambers, meeting rooms, student organization offices, and an administrative office suite. The University Center also houses the Campus Card Center, the Career Resources Center and the PSECU Service Center. University Center hours: Monday – Thursday.......................7:30 a.m. to midnight. Friday............................................................7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.............................................................Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday...........................................................Noon to midnight

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Personal training — Qualified fitness staff members help clients identify, prioritize and achieve their health and fitness goals, improve their lifestyle, and enhance their quality of life. A range of personal fitness services is offered at a nominal fee.


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University Health Services Flager-Metzgar Center | 570-422-3533 University Health Services strives to provide health services, wellness education, and disease prevention for students so they may succeed academically and personally. University Health Services serves to empower students to take care of their own health and to maintain the healthiest lifestyle possible. The university employs registered nurses, physicians and physician assistants on a full-time basis to care for student health needs at the Health Center located on the first floor of Flagler- Metzgar Center. The services provided include primary evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, routine gynecological services and patient education for minor illnesses and injuries. All major problems and chronic illnesses are referred to the student’s personal physician or to a local physician specialist; all serious accidents are referred to Pocono Medical Center. Only students who are currently enrolled in classes, who have completed their Report of Medical History Form, including required up-to-date immunizations, and have a valid student ID will be treated at the University Health Services. Students who leave the University, for whatever reason, for a period of more than two years, are required to complete new health examination forms. The Flagler-Metzgar Health Center maintains a formulary where many routine prescription medications are conveniently available when ordered by a health center physician. Students are encouraged to have some funds available on their e-card to cover elective services and prescription medications that are kept at nominal fees. Special prescriptions also are written when needed; however, costs must be borne by the student at local pharmacies. A selfcare area with over-the-counter medications and supplies also are available at no additional fee. In cases where referral is necessary to either the student’s physician, a physician specialist, to a hospital or other medical facility, the costs incurred must be borne by the student. Fees for any medical treatment provided away from the health center, and for diagnostic testing that includes lab tests, X-rays, etc. are the responsibility of the student. All matriculated students must document evidence, via the mandatory Report of Medical History Form, of specific immunizations. Pennsylvania law (2002) requires all students who reside in university-owned housing to have documentation of receiving/refusal of the meningitis vaccine. All students planning to live in university-owned housing, prior to being permitted to move in, must submit their completed Report of Medical History Form which includes this information. Students that are non-compliant will have a hold placed on their records which will prevent university transactions.

Health Center hours: Fall and Spring Semester: Monday and Tuesday........................... 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday................. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.............................................................. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer Sessions: Monday – Friday...................................... 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The health center is closed on weekends, holidays, and when classes are not in session. After hours, students with health emergencies should go to Pocono Medical Center emergency room, 570-421-4000. Transportation assistance is available through University Police, 570-422-2000.

University Health Insurance All students of the university are encouraged to have health and accident insurance coverage. Current insurance information for an affordable, but limited plan, is available at the start of the academic year in the “At A Glance” publication. Information is also available on the ESU website for Health Services. The plan must be purchased at the beginning of the fall or spring semester during the enrollment period. (Certain exceptions are made for students with life changes such as when they no longer are covered under a parent’s plan). Additional information is available at University Health Services, or from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 121 Reibman Administration Building. NOTE: All students participating in intercollegiate athletics must show proof of acceptable insurance coverage to Athletic Training Services.

University Store 570-422-BOOK (422-2665) | www.esubookstore.com The University Store, located on the lower level of the University Center, supports the academic and service mission of East Stroudsburg University through the sale of books, supplies, and technology products to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the university. The primary function of the store is to provide course books, both new and used, and supplies required for course work as well as other products and services that enhance the collegiate experience. The faculty and store cooperate in the process of making course books available to students. The store offers the following products: general books, educational-priced computer software, supplies, stationery, campus apparel, prerecorded media, greeting cards, glassware, class rings, gifts, and assorted imprinted items. The store also offers shipping, fax, money orders, textbook reservation and special orders for clothing. University Store hours: Monday – Friday.............................................8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday............................................................11 a.m. to 3 p.m. NOTE: Store hours are during the academic year while classes are in session. At the beginning of each semester, the store is open additional evening hours.


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Convenience Store hours: Monday – Friday...................................... 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday................................11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Upward Bound 570-422-3476 Upward Bound is a highly successful, college-based program of rigorous academic instruction, individualized tutoring and counseling for high school students, who are the first generation of their families to consider post secondary education. The program is designed to motivate and academically prepare these students to successfully complete high school, and to enter and graduate from college. Upward Bound is structured so that sessions are provided year round through the summer and academic year components. During the summer, Upward Bound students live on the university campus and participate in an intensive academic program, with emphasis on English, mathematics, science, and writing. Electives and counseling also are offered. In the academic year, students receive academic instruction, tutoring, counseling and SAT preparation on Saturdays at East Stroudsburg University. Counselors follow students’ progress in high school and the students learn about the college application process and financial aid. To apply, contact the Director of Upward Bound at 285 Normal St., 570-422-3476.

Women’s Center 570-422-3378 The Women’s Center, located in Rosenkrans East, provides a drop-in center and supportive networking environment for all campus women—students, faculty and staff. In addition, the Women’s Center offers educational workshops on a variety of topics, supports political action for social change relevant to women, maintains a resource library on women’s issues and sponsors student attendance at women’s conferences and other special events for Women’s History Month in March. The Women’s Center emphasizes and encourages the involvement of diverse groups of women including women of all races and ethnicities, sexual orientations, ages and physical abilities.

University Services

The Convenience Store features snacks, sodas, juices, and frozen and microwaveable foods. It also offers health and beauty aids, cards, supplies and film. The entrance is on University Plaza near the bridge.


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||||||||||||| STUDENT ACTIVITY ASSOCIATION |||||||||||||||||||||||||| & Student Senate About the Student Activity Association, Inc. The Student Activity Association, Inc., is incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Its board of directors is composed of four university administrators and five students; regular meetings are held four times during the academic year.

ESU Student Senate Constitution The Student Senate Constitution is available to any student or campus organization who wishes to review it. Copies are available in the Student Senate Office in the University Center.

The Student Senate – Purpose n To promote the general welfare of the students of the

university;

n To constitute a medium for expressing student opinion on

matters of general interest;

n To provide experience for its members in leadership and the

practice of democratic government;

n To charter and oversee university student organizations; n To administer the allocation of student activity funds; and n To perform any duty necessary in the accomplishment of the

above stated purposes.

The Student Senate—Mission Statement To accurately represent the views of the East Stroudsburg University student body and provide services to individual students that will advance their academic and social progress at the university.

Student Senate Working Committees Academic Affairs Committee

This standing committee deals directly with academic issues such as: the grade appeals policy, the academic calendar, and the snow closing policy. After reviewing these issues, it recommends changes first to the Student Senate and then to the appropriate university committees.

Extra-Curricular Affairs Committee

This committee reviews and processes the constitutions of all prospective and recognized organizations; ensures that activities of organizations are consistent with all SAA, Inc. policies; and advises students on policies concerning structure and procedures of SAA organizations’ meetings, events, constitutions and privileges.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for distributing student activity funds to recognized student organizations and clubs, and developing an annual budget which best reflects the needs and desires of the student body. This committee deals with all budget problems and processes.

Public Relations Committee

This committee works to get the word out about the programs and services provided by the Student Senate for student organizations and the student body.

Special Events Committee

This committee conducts special projects throughout the year such as, but not limited to: coordinating elections, fundraisers, educational and service programs and other events as they pertain to the Student Senate.

Student Affairs Committee

The Student Affairs Committee deals with general problems that arise in the course of student life and activities. The committee is open to any suggestions concerning studentrelated problems.

Membership

Membership of the Student Senate consists of executive officers: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer; chairpersons of all standing, special and ad-hoc committees, and a maximum of 35 elected senators. Each class (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) will be guaranteed five senate seats. There will be five guaranteed senate seats for graduate students. The remaining senate seats will be filled on an at-large basis by the highest remaining vote getters, regardless of class year.

Student Activity Association Incorporated Budget The Student Activity Association budget is more than $1.2 million and funds more than70 campus clubs and organizations including: academic clubs, administrative clubs, varsity athletics, Campus Activities Board, club sports, performing arts, publications/media, special interest clubs, the University Center, and the Office of Student Activities. The Student Activity Association budget is available to any student or campus organization who wishes to see it. Requests should be directed to the Student Senate Office in the University Center. Student Activity fee money is not used for any type of partisan political endorsement or for contributions to the campaign fund for any candidate for elective office. However, honorariums may be paid to political figures that are invited to speak on campus as part of a program available to students.


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Intercollegiate Program Athletic Director’s office | 570-422-3642 | www.esu.edu/athletics East Stroudsburg University’s intercollegiate athletic program consists of 22 sport teams, 10 for men and 12 for women. ESU’s athletic teams compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and hold memberships with several conference affiliations that determine the eligibility rules under which the teams are governed. Questions concerning eligibility should be directed to the Athletic Director’s office, 570-422-3642. All enrolled, full-time students will have the opportunity to participate in athletics at East Stroudsburg University. Please contact the head coach of the respective sport in which you would like to participate for try-out details, or call the Athletic Director at 570-422-3642. All interested, prospective student athletes must provide proper medical insurance and administrative documentation as well as completing a physical examination that is performed prior to try-outs. ESU students are admitted free to all home, regular season athletic events by presenting their student ID/eCard. Schedules for each of the athletic teams may be found on the ESU athletic homepage.

Athletic Department Dr. Tom Gioglio, Athletic Director........................................570-422-3642 Dr. Carey Snyder, Associate Athletic Director...............570-422-3034 Nancy Jo Greenawalt, Academic Coordinator............570-422-3795 Greg Knowlden, Sports Information Director.............570-422-3312 Warrior Hotline.......................................................................570-422-3000 Warriors on the Web.......................... www.esu.edu/athletics

Cheerleading Tryouts are held to select the football and basketball cheerleading squad late in the spring for returning ESU students, and early in the fall for new, incomng students for the current year. For additional information, call the office of the Athletic Director at 570-422-3642.

Gender Equity Survey Report As part of the University’s effort to ensure compliance with the Higher Education Act and Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, the Gender Equity Survey Report is on file in the Offices of Intercollegiate Athletics and Admission during normal business hours. This report contains information on participation and financial support as it pertains to East Stroudsburg University’s Intercollegiate Athletics Program.

Intercollegiate sports and head coaches Men’s Teams FALL SEASON Cross Country.................................................................Joe Koch Football...................................................................Dennis Douds Soccer.......................................................................... Jerry Sheska WINTER SEASON Basketball..................................................................... Jeff Wilson Indoor Track................................................................... Joe Koch Volleyball..................................................................Dustin Wood Wrestling......................................................................Joey Rivera SPRING SEASON Baseball.........................................................John Kochmansky Tennis........................................................................Al McCormick Outdoor Track and Field...........................................Joe Koch

Women’s Teams FALL SEASON Field Hockey.............................................................Sandy Miller Volleyball.........................................................Michelle Kreeger Cross Country.................................................................Joe Koch Soccer......................................................................Rob Berkowitz WINTER SEASON Basketball........................................................... Maureen Smith Indoor Track and Field........................................... Chris Merli Swimming.................................................................. Lisa Pizzuto SPRING SEASON Lacrosse...................................................................Lynne Elphick Softball............................................................................ Jill Fuduric Tennis........................................................................Al McCormick Outdoor Track & Field............................................ Chris Merli Golf.................................................................. Dustin McCormick

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||||||||||||| ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| About Student Organizations Student organizations at ESU offer opportunities for selfdevelopment and self-expression. Students themselves make student activities successful. All students are encouraged to become as involved in student organizations as they can. There are more than 100 organizations, activities and teams that have been created from student interest. They are funded solely by the Student Activity Association. The wide variety of organizations includes: publications, athletics, drama, music, service, social, scholastic, cultural, recreational, scholastic honoraries and Student Senate.

Role of an Adviser — An adviser to a student organization

should accept the office in good faith understanding that each organization needs guidance. An adviser’s main concern should be to consult with the student organization to support personal and group growth through the activities of the organization. Advisers should plan to attend all organization and executive meetings. Advisers should also help students interpret university policies and institutional regulations and requirements. Any action by an organization that may violate university policies and institutional regulations, or otherwise alter its stated purpose, should be reported by the adviser to the director of the University Center and Student Activities.

Non-Student Participation in Student Activities People who are not members of the academic community are also welcome to participate in student activities. Many such people make major contributions to our university while benefiting from their involvement. However, this involvement should be limited to specific activities rather than public performances of a group. The university incurs some liability in such situations. This liability is increased when minors are involved. General policy is that minors who are not university students are not permitted to participate in university activities. Exceptions can be made only after the chairperson or director of an activity has received approval in writing from the appropriate dean and vice president.

Student Activities Participation Liability Statement Summary statement: Students are fully responsible for their participation in activities. This responsibility means students know and accept all risks associated with their participation.

The East Stroudsburg University Student Activity Association, Inc., in its sponsorship of various student activities and programs, may or may not provide supervision by means of faculty advisers or otherwise. Prior to engaging in these activities or programs, students and other participants should assess the possible risks to themselves or their property resulting from their participation.

They should understand that these activities or programs may be inherently dangerous, regardless of supervision or of safety precautions to reduce the risk, and that, by virtue of their participation in that activity or program, they, individually, will have voluntarily and knowingly assumed and accepted any and all risks, both known and unknown, that they may suffer physical injury or disability, including permanent paralysis or death, or loss to property, as a result of their participation, and that they, individually, have assumed full responsibility for their participation. In the event that any unusual or significant hazards are observed during their presence or participation, they should immediately notify the nearest official and remove themselves from participation in that activity. As a condition of participating in a Student Activity Association sponsored activity or program, students and other participants may be required to execute a release of liability, which they should read carefully, wherein they will also acknowledge assuming the risk of their participation in that activity or program. This release applies to the East Stroudsburg University Student Activity Association, Inc., East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, as well as their respective officers, officials, agents and/or employees, and other designated individuals or entities, with respect to any and all injury, disability, death and/or loss or damage to person or property.

Extracurricular Organizations Advisers listed below organization descriptions

African American Student Alliance

The African American Student Alliance is a club founded to plan and organize social, cultural and educational activities in regard to the African American experience for the mutual benefit, understanding and appreciation of the total campus community. Membership is open to any interested student. Martin Lacayo | 570-422-3896

Anime Club

The Anime Club strives to celebrate the Japanese cultural explosion known as Anime. The organization meets to discuss, and offer presentations on, different aspects of Anime. Professor Cynthia Leenerts | 570-422-3032

Art Association

The Art Association provides cultural enrichment for students, the campus and the surrounding community. Students organize, plan and develop cultural projects for the campus. Professor Darlene Farris-LaBar | 570-422-3813.

Athletic Training Club

The Athletic Training Club provides aspiring professionals with a better working knowledge of athletic training by sharing ideas and experiences through field trips, lectures and selected group activities. Professor Scott Dietrich | 570-422-3068.


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The purpose of Best Buddies is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by establishing one-to-one friendships with these individuals by matching them with college student volunteers. Professor Domenico Cavaiulolo | 570-422-3720

Biology Club

The Biology Club provides the opportunity for students interested in biological, medical and related sciences to have the benefits of a professional association. Activities include action groups concerned with the environment, guest speakers, films and field trips to areas of natural interest, museums and scientific institutions. Professor Matthew Wallace | 570-422-3720

Biotechnology Club

The Biotechnology Club provides networking opportunities for students interested in Biotechnology. It provides a forum for students to network with one another and learn about various applications of biotechnology such as forensics, pharmaceutical research, molecular and cell biology, and the Human Genome Project. The Biotech Club also provides many social opportunities for the members. Professor Abdalla Aldras | 570-422-3704

Campus Activities Board | CAB

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) offers enriching experiences outside the classroom. Its main purpose is to plan and present quality programs designed to serve the cultural, educational, recreational, and social interests of students. Student members help plan and produce events for the entire campus. A wide range of opportunities exists for students to enhance creative thinking and leadership skills outside the classroom. Students may become involved in any of the following committees:

Concerts Committee – Plans and promotes major concert events.

Films Committee – Plans and presents film programming and selects the films shown monthly on Residence Life Cinema channel.

Coffee House Committee – Presents a series of professional comedy and musical acts in the University Center coffeehouse, Common Grounds.

Out and About Committee – Organizes a variety of bus trips to Broadway shows, amusement parks, professional sporting events, and other interesting locales.

Special Events Committee –Plans programs for Welcome

Week, Family Weekend, and Homecoming, as well as other fun activities throughout the year. Through CAB involvement, students take an active role in deciding what programs to bring to ESU. They enjoy the fun and satisfaction of taking an idea and turning it into a successful event. All students are encouraged to join, especially freshmen and new students. Chris Bello | 570-422-3055

Cheerleading

Tryouts are held twice a year to select the football and basketball cheerleading squads. Tryouts for current ESU students are held in late March or early April, and early in the fall for new, incoming students. Both cheering squads engage in supervised cheerleading training in preparation for cheering at football and basketball games. Training includes gymnastics skills, voice control and development of functional cheers. Cheerleaders must meet all NCAA eligibility guidelines. Laura DeFalco | 570-422-9122.

Chemistry Club

The club is open to majors and those students who are interested in the field of chemistry. Its purpose is to create greater interest and exploration in topics related to chemical science. Professor John Freeman | 570-422-3446

Chinese Club

The purpose of the Chinese Club shall be to increase understanding and awareness of all facets of Chinese language, culture and history by planning and conducting activities appropriate to that purpose. Professor Ya-Ju Chen | 570-422-3407

Christian Fellowship

ESU Christian Fellowship is an organization of people who are committed to the Lord Jesus Christ and His work on campus. It is affiliated with the national group DiscipleMakers. The group’s many activities include: daily prayer meetings, Bible Studies, weekly large group meetings, family group meetings, social activities, service programs, training workshops, retreats, and conferences with other campuses, as well as evangelistic outreaches. All are welcome to participate. Professor Pamela Kramer-Ertel | 570-422-3377

Circle K | Kiwanis

The mission of Circle K, a campus chapter of Kiwanis International, is to provide service to the community and to the campus, provide the opportunity for leadership training through service and to promote the adoption and the application of high social, business and professional standards. Professor Tim Connolly | 570-422-3406

Colleges Against Cancer

Colleges Against Cancer is a collaboration of students, faculty and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in the East Stroudsburg University community. It serves as an organization that seeks to promote cancer education, advocacy and survivorship in order to help find a cure for cancer. Robert Moses | 570-422-3732

Contemporary Dancers of ESU

The student organization, The Contemporary Dancers, gives students an opportunity to participate in dance as a form of creative, artistic expression. It has both a social and artistic purpose, and is open to all students interested in all aspects of dance performance, production and choreography. Members participate in productions, attend Broadway shows, master classes, and other activities. Professor Elizabeth Gibbons | 570-422-3331

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22 East Stroudsburg University | www.esu.edu Council For Exceptional Children

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of exceptional people. CEC members volunteer their services in helping area residents with disabilities. Professor Diane Cavanagh | 570-422-3764

DESI Student Organization

This student organization represents students from the Indian sub-continent. Its goals are to educate the campus community about the issues of unity and diversity. Professor Pattabiraman Neelakantan | 570-422-3002

Euclid’s Elements

Euclid’s Elements is ESU’s mathematics club. This is an academic and social club consisting of students interested in math. The club sponsors luncheon parties with presentations by math professionals from ESU and the community, video viewings related to math, and attendance at math conferences. Many of our activities concern careers available to mathematics majors. The club is also involved with the Monroe County Mathematics Fair, an annual event promoting mathematics for students from kindergarten to high school. Professor Jonathan Keiter | 570-422-3870

Economics Club

European Studies Organization

English Club

Exercise Science Club

The club shall aspire to promote the understanding of economics through: the closer relationship between students and faculty; invitation of distinguished speakers in the field of economics and management, and visits to places of important economic activity. Professor Todd Beh | 570-422-3831 The club is an academic and social organization for English and English education majors, as well as any other interested student. It sponsors a yearly reading series and primarily is concerned with the editing and publishing of Calliope, ESU’s student literary magazine. Professor Rick Madigan | 570-422-3382

Entrepreneurship Club

The purpose of the Entrepreneurship Club is to infuse creativity and innovation by providing and sharing access to tools, resources, and the business community to promote business creation, ownership and sustainability. The Entrepreneurship Club will be the foundation that builds momentum for economic development across the campus, community and northeast Pennsylvania. Sharone Glasco | 570-422-7995

ESU Dance Team

The purpose of the team is to provide entertainment and school spirit through dance at athletic and special events. The Dance Team performs at basketball games during the time outs and at half time. When they are not dancing, they cheer on the ESU athletes. Professor Catherine Culnane | 570-422-3633

ESU Equestrian Team

The Equestrian Team allows students to compete against other member universities of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. Prior experience with horses is requested. However, students are able to compete at all levels, beginner through advanced. Competitive members must take lessons each week in order to show for the fall and spring semester. Horses are provided for lessons and shows. Cindy Chardiet-Vojnovic | 570-422-3376

ESU Insider

The purpose of ESU Insider is to foster scientific study and research in the field of online publishing. The organization will offer members an opportunity to develop better understanding of online publishing and bring the campus together through instruction in producing and distributing student produced information and entertainment in multimedia online format. Steve La Badie | 570-422-3999

The European Studies Organization focuses on the European Union (EU) and the transatlantic relationship between the U.S. and the EU. To further their studies, members participate in regional and international European Union simulations. They also participate in activities on campus. The organization is open to all students. Professor Johan Eliasson | 570-422-3923 This club was designed by the students in the Exercise Science Department. The club offers special experiences to students through guest speakers, laboratory research projects and tours of industrial fitness centers. Club members may get involved in activities like designing fitness programs for local fitness centers and/or testing and evaluating varsity athletic teams. Dedicated faculty and interested students helped create almost unlimited practical experiences through the club Professor Gregory Dwyer | 570-422-3103

German Club

The purpose of the German Club is to bring together a group of students interested in sharing and exploring German culture. The club also will try to promote interest in the German language and the traditions and customs of Germany and of the German people. Professor Aneka Meier | 570-422-3403

Gymnastics Club

The club works to promote physical fitness in the sport of gymnastics. Members socialize, learn new skills and use local facilities to further their abilities. Professor Kevin Casebolt | 570-422-3230

Habitat for Humanity

The mission of the organization is to enable members of the East Stroudsburg University community to develop local and global communities with people in need by building and renovating houses in partnership with the local Monroe County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Joann Stryker | 570-422-3574

Health and Physical Education Club

All students majoring in Health and Physical Education are eligible for membership in this organization. Its objectives are to help develop a professional spirit in the membership and to promote interest and participation in professional activities. Programs in the past have included nationally prominent persons in the fields of administration, teaching and coaching. Professor Caroline Kuchinski | 570-422-3104


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Latin American Association

Hotel Restaurant Club

Le Cercle Francais

The Association provides an academic and social environment for students who are interested in a broad variety of academic and cultural enrichment activities, with a focus on connections across disciplines and cultures. It provides students with an opportunity to participate in such activities and to interact with other students who share their interest. Professor Ken Mash | 570-422-3273 | kmash@po-box.esu.edu ESU students seeking a bachelor of science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and planning a career in the hospitality field or related major (business, economics or recreation with interest in the hospitality industry) are eligible and invited to membership in this organization. The club is involved with the hospitality industry through activities of the Pocono Mountain Vacation Bureau and projects sponsored by trade organizations such as the American Hotel/Motel Association, Hospitality Educators of the Mid-Atlantic Region, and the National Restaurant Association. Club programs feature networking with executives and professionals in the hospitality industry, lodging and restaurant property inspections, and field trips to major hotel expositions. Professor Robert McMullin | 570-422-3290

Ice Hockey Club

The ESU Ice Hockey Club has displayed large growth and development in recent years. Competing in the L.V.S.H.L. in Allentown, the club offers the opportunity to participate in and enjoy ice hockey. Madeline Constantine | 570-422-3334

International Students Organization

The International Students Organization represents the international community of ESU. Its purpose is to promote international understanding by developing programs with speakers, food tastings, dances and fashion shows. Students from more than 30 countries are represented on campus. The ISO club welcomes any student with international interests. Margaret Omwenga | 570-422-3736

Italian Club

ESU’s Italian Club is a group of students sharing ItalianAmerican culture with one another and the community. They develop friendships and fellowship through participation in various academic activities. Professor Antonia Grifo | 570-422-3923

Jewish Student Organization

The Jewish Student Organization is made up of anyone who desires to learn more about Jewish culture, faith and life. People of all faiths are encouraged to join together for friendship and learning. Professor Bonnie Green | 570-422-3121

Kappa Kappa Psi

Kappa Kappa Psi strives to promote the existence and welfare of college and university bands, honor outstanding band members, stimulate campus leadership and foster closer relationships between college bands. Professor Otis French | 570-422-3172

The Latin American Association is a student-based organization designed to expand knowledge and understanding of the Latino cultures among club members and the university community. This organization works to enhance the community’s awareness of the history, language, customs and contributions of the people from Spanishspeaking countries. Professor Fernando Perez | 570-422-3433 The objective of this club shall be to promote, among all interested students, an understanding and appreciation of all aspects of French and Francophone language, culture and civilization of the past and present. Professor Paul Creamer | 570-422-3318

Marine Science Club

The purpose of the Marine Science Club is to increase understanding and involvement in all facets of the marine sciences through guest speakers and trips to aquariums and marine stations. Professor James Hunt | 570-422-3715

Men’s Lacrosse Club

The Lacrosse Club competes with other university clubs and teams in the area. Some equipment is provided, as well as some funding for travel. The mini-fall season helps to develop needed skills, even for the beginner, in preparation for the full spring season. Professor Robert Schramm | 570-422-3354

Men’s Rugby Club

The game of rugby was invented well over a century ago at Rugby College of England, when a soccer player picked up the ball and ran with it. Soon, “rugby football” was played around Europe and, later, the world. The team competes in both the fall and spring semesters, and is a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union. The club is 40 members strong, and growing each semester. Patrick Monaghan | 570-422-3729

Muslim Student Association

The purpose of the Muslim Student Association is to serve the best interest of Islam and the Muslims of East Stroudsburg University and the local community. Towards that end, the Association shall: promote the unity of Muslims on campus; conduct social, cultural, religious and other activities/ holidays in the best interest of Islam; arrange for a proper place for Muslims to pray/worship; make Islamic teachings available to those interested. Professor Hooshang Pazaki | 570-422-3281

National Student Speech, Language, Hearing Association

The purpose of the National Student Speech, Language, Hearing Association is for students to learn about the field of Speech Pathology, prepare students for graduate school and perform community service activities. Professor Ann Millett | 570-422-3304

NORML | National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

NORML supports the decriminalization and removal of all penalties for the private possession of cannabis by adults, cultivation for personal use, and reform of marijuana laws. Professor Raymond Milewski | 570-422-3701

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24 East Stroudsburg University | www.esu.edu Outings Club

The Outings Club provides students with the opportunity to plan and participate in a wide variety of outdoor adventure pursuits. Outings Club trips include backpacking, alpine skiing/snowboarding, whitewater rafting, outdoor and indoor rock climbing, horseback riding and mountain biking to name a few. The club provides these opportunities to club members as well as non-members, staff and faculty of the university. Chuck Constantine | 570-422-3334

Photography Club

The purpose of the Photography Club is to create, share knowledge, and broaden the scope of visual design and imagery through the art of photography. Professor Yi Hui Huang | 570-422-3839

Pre-Med Association

This organization supports and guides pre-medical students, including pre-veterinary, pre-osteopathic, pre-podiatric, preoptometric, and pre-dental, and introduces students to the professional medical fields. Professor John Smith | 570-422-3717

Pre-Physician Assistant Club

The purpose of the organization is to provide an opportunity for aspiring pre-physician assistant students to collectively share experiences and peer support pertaining to courses, job shadowing, internship opportunities and graduate school applications. Students will receive guidance and insight from faculty and guest speakers, and will obtain help in preparing for graduate school and their careers. Professor Jennifer White | 570-422-3712

P.R.I.D.E. | People Representing Individual Diversity in Education

The organization’s purpose is to help foster an understanding of Lesbian/Gay/Bi-Sexual/Transgendered/Queer and Ally (LGBTQA) student issues as they relate to academic and social life, to promote a sense of community, and to facilitate networking among LGBTQA students. This is done by providing fellowship with other students interested in LGBTQA issues; promoting equality, opportunity, and access to all levels of social and educational resources; training and educational activities; participating in programs sponsored by other ESU organizations and at other universities; and sponsoring social events for club members. Matthew Simmons | 570-422-3614

Psychology Association

This organization is for students who have a special interest in the fields of psychology. The association gives students the opportunity to broaden their educational experience in psychology through individual and group research and field trips. All students enrolled in a psychology curriculum or concentration, as well as other interested students, are invited to join. Professor Paul Bartoli | 570-422-3861

Rehabilitative Services Student Organization

The Rehabilitative Services Student Organization provides service and leadership opportunities for students who major in the rehabilitative services program in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation. The focus of the organization is to contribute to the improvement of the lives of individuals with disabilities in the local community. Professor Domenico Cavaiuolo | 570-422-3893 Professor Daniel Steere | 570-422-3001

Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association is the governing body for all residence hall students. The Association is made up of the president and one other student representative from each of the residence hall Community Boards. The duties of RHA consists of formulating and recommending policies relating to the welfare of the residence hall students, the planning and executing of funds allocated by the Student Senate, the planning of social, educational and community service programs for residence hall students and the dissemination of the policies and programs that affect the group. Jeter Smith | 570-422-3123

Sign Language Club

The purpose of the Sign Language Club is to learn and review sign language, interact with the deaf community, and develop understanding of the deaf culture through community service. Professor Susan Dillmuth-Miller | 570-422-3684

Society for Truth, Life & Community

Its purpose is to promote respect for life and the desire to cherish and defend life from conception to natural death; promote awareness to students and the community about the scientific foundations of human life from the moment of conception, and the impact of procedures and drugs to bring about the termination of human life; and provide opportunities to students for experience in the areas of personal growth, leadership, and community service and involvement. Professor Michael Doherty | 570-422-3244

Society of Leadership and Success

The Society is a nationwide community organization that dramatically improves one’s ability to successfully attain desired outcomes. It guides individuals through the process of identifying and committing to focused and dedicated actions that lead to personal success. John Robinson | 570-422-3607

Sociology Club

The purpose of the Sociology Club is to help those on campus realize the importance of social issues. The organization attempts to educate and to raise funds to make people aware of those things around us. Professor dian fitzpatrick | 570-422-3963

Spanish Club

The purpose of the Spanish Club shall be to promote, among all interested students, an understanding and appreciation of the Spanish language and culture. Professor Esther Daganzo-Cantens | 570-422-3199

Sport Management Club

The Sport Management Club convenes sport management undergraduate and graduate students to exchange ideas, promote sport management, advance the professional interests of its members, and foster a closer relationship among its members and with other campus groups. Professor Paula Parker | 570-422-3874

Stage II

Stage II is a dramatic club for those interested in all phases of the theater. The club has both a social and technical purpose and joins with Alpha Psi Omega to produce plays, attend Broadway productions and encourage dramatic art both on campus and off campus. Professor Stephanie French | 570-422-3790


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The Stroud Courier is the student-funded campus newspaper. The staff consists of students interested in all facets of journalism, who are responsible for each aspect of publication including news writing and editing, feature writing, sports reporting, photography, and layout. The Stroud Courier covers issues, events, and activities on campus, the surrounding area, and the world. Professor Fred Misurella, at 570-422-3395

Student Nurses Association | SNA

The Student Nurses Association is a way for students to get involved early in their university careers. The SNA promotes student development and growth, facilitates community health, and encourages beneficial relationships with nursing and related health organizations. Members of SNA serve as the official voice of the nursing student body and serve on departmental committees. Input provided by members directly affects programmatic decisions. SNA members lead the membership program, attend state and national conventions and hold social activities throughout the academic year. Professor Laura Waters | 570-422-3569

Student Pennsylvania State Education Association | PSEA

The ESU chapter is a student branch of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association. Membership includes liability protection, professional journals and other benefits. Field trips, speakers and meetings provide professional background information for students interested in the teaching profession. Professor Susan Harlan | 570-422-3044

Students in Free Enterprise | SIFE

This organization conducts community outreach projects relevant to SIFE’s five educational topics: Market Economics, Success Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, and Business Ethics. Professor Kathleen Barnes | 570-422-3830

Television Production Club

The club’s purpose is to create visual products for ESU audiences and to allow its members the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with every position in a TV studio. The club also spends time creating production pieces for other groups. Professor Steve Koehn | 570-422-3048

Tourism Club

This club engages students in activities, services, and interests that are related to the tourism industry. Club members take part in field trips, volunteer activities in the community, conference planning and hosting guest speakers. Professor Margaret Persia | 570-422-3762

Ultimate Frisbee Club

The Ultimate Frisbee Club at ESU is an organization designed to foster the development of the sport of Ultimate on the East Stroudsburg campus. The club meets to practice approximately three times weekly during the fall and spring semesters. Interested participants of all skill levels are welcome to attend. The practices help club members to develop the disc handling skills necessary for success, while also providing a venue for the development of team strategy. The team travels off campus to compete in tournaments with other collegiate Ultimate teams during both the fall and spring semesters. Professor John Elwood | 570-422-3408

United Campus Ministry

The United Campus Ministry offers every student, regardless of faith or background, an opportunity to participate in service projects for the needy of the local communities. Students volunteer to work with the aged, the developmentally disabled and with underprivileged children. The Big Brother/Big Sister Program is conducted under the auspices of the United Campus Ministry. Religious, educational and social activities are sponsored to which the entire campus community is invited.

Warren Anderson | 570-422-3798 University Dance Company

The University Dance Company is an auditioned group of 24-36 women and men who produce the dance performance each semester. The Company is open to all students, regardless of major. Auditions take place 4:00-7:00 PM on the second Wednesday of the fall semester. The UDC produces a dance concert each semester with works in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and contemporary dance styles choreographed and performed by students, faculty, and guest artists. Members also participate in teaching and assisting the Community Dance Program to gain experience in teaching dance. One (1) credit is available for participation as DANC 315, which may be repeated for credit. Professor Elizabeth Gibbons | 570-422-3331

Veterans of ESU

The purposes of the organization shall be, first and foremost, to ensure that veterans, active duty personnel, reservists and their families are receiving all benefits entitled to them and to ensure a contact to readjustment counseling should they feel the need. Secondly, our purpose is to provide a fellowship of like-minded individuals to create a network of students and successful alumni in order to provide professional and leadership development. Miguel Gonzalez | 570-422-3930

University Bands

The University Bands organization is one of the most active student organizations on campus. Students may choose from a wide variety of performing ensembles, most of which are offered for academic credit toward graduation. Students work closely with the director to prepare several performances on and off campus each academic year. Student officers gain valuable administrative and leadership experience working with the director and ESU student government. Students actively participate in the operation of this very popular and highly visible organization, and also can be selected for student conducting opportunities.

University/Community Concert Band | UCCB

This band is open to all university and community instrumentalists with experience in high school and/or university bands. The UCCB enjoys a tradition of bringing students and community members together to enjoy and share in making music. This group performs standard concert band literature, both old and new, orchestral transcriptions, marches, musical show selections, and a variety of popular music. The emphasis is on developing musicianship, especially tone, blend, balance, intonation, rhythmic accuracy, and sight reading. Each semester this ensemble performs a formal campus concert and at commencement exercises. The band periodically features guest soloists, conductors, and clinicians as featured performers at concerts. Students may register to receive academic credit (MUS 135), or may participate without credit with approval of the director. Dr. Otis French | 570-422-3172

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26 East Stroudsburg University | www.esu.edu The Warrior Marching Band – The Warrior Marching

Choral Ensembles/Vocal Performing Arts

Band returned to ESU’s Eiler-Martin Stadium in 2005 for the first time in nearly 30 years. The band participates in all ESU home football games, the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Marching Show in Allentown, Sounds of the Valley Exhibition at Pleasant Valley High School, and traveled with ESU’s Northeast Region Champion football team to the National Semi-Finals in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Marching Band is active during the fall football season, supporting and enhancing team spirit, spectator enthusiasm, and ESU spirit events. Warrior Ban Camp is held one week before the start of fall semester. All students interested in participating should contact the director to request a music packet for their instrument. Students may be selected for leadership opportunities as drum major, color guard coordinator, color guard captain, uniform manager, group leader, section leader and percussion section leader. All students who participate are eligible to compete for Warrior Band Spirit Scholarships of up to $500, and for other scholarships depending upon level of participation.

The Choral and Vocal Music program at ESU offers a wide array of opportunities, from distinctive choral ensembles to solo performances to private class voice instruction. www.esu.edu/music/sing Professor James Maroney | jmaroney@po-box.esu.edu

The University Jazz Ensemble – Regularly featuring some

selected from Concert Choir specializing in unaccompanied choral masterworks. Their repertoire spans seven centuries in a variety of languages. The ensemble performs in concert every semester and at university and community functions, as well as touring each spring with the University Singers. The group is offered for one credit as MUS 243, or as non-credit.

of the world’s finest guest jazz musicians, the ESU Jazz Ensemble has an exciting history of offering its members the opportunity to perform a wide range of jazz styles. The Jazz Ensemble has performed with Benny Carter, Robin Eubanks, Al Grey, Jimmy Heath, Freddie Hubbard, Dave Liebman, Lou Marini, Jim Pugh, Marvin Stamm, Clark Terry, Steve Turré, Stanley Turrentine and Phil Woods. The ensemble is open to all ESU students and community members with previous experience in high school, university, or other community ensembles. ESU students may receive academic credit (1) by registering for MUS 242.

University Woodwind Ensemble – The University

Windwind Ensemble performs music written specifically for the instruments of the woodwind family. The group performs in conjunction with the University Concert Choir every fall semester, and is also the featured ensemble for the “Winds and Friends” concert. This ensemble is open to all ESU students and area community members. Students may register for academic credit (MUS 344), or participate without credit with approval from the director.

University Brass Ensemble – The University Brass Ensemble

performs music written specifically for the instruments of the brass family, with an occasional addition of select percussion instruments. This ensemble is open to all ESU students and area community members. Students may register for academic credit (MUS 343),or participate without credit with approval from the director. The Brass Ensemble performs in conjunction with the University Concert Choir and as part of the University Honors Convocation event. The group is also the featured ensemble for the spring semester “Winds and Friends” concert.

Basketball Pep Band – The Basketball Pep Band performs

at select home men’s and women’s basketball games. This popular ensemble is offered during the spring semester and serves to support and demonstrate team spirit and help generate spectator enthusiasm. This student-led group performs a variety of music styles from “top 40” to college fight songs, and combines with the cheerleading squad to perform rousing spirit songs. The group is open to all ESU students, alumni and community members. Students may be selected for leadership opportunities as student director or section leader. Band Student Officers | 570-422-3173

Concert Choir is open to all university and community

members with previous choral experience. The 60-voice ensemble performs in concert every semester and at campus events. The group sings a wide range of music, including major works with orchestra. Concert Choir may be taken for credit (1) as MUS 130 or for non-credit.

University Singers is an auditioned group of 14-16 singers

selected from Concert Choir and rhythm section specializing in jazz and popular music. In addition to performing on campus every semester, the group tours every spring with the A Cappella Ensemble. The group is offered for credit (1) as MUS 240, or for non-credit.

A Cappella Ensemble is an auditioned group of 16-20 singers

Applied Voice consists of weekly 30-minute private voice

lessons, with opportunities to perform in concert. Applied Voice earns two credits per semester as MUS 162, and may be repeated for credit up to eight semesters. Permission from the instructor is required.

Class Voice emphasizes singing fundamentals in a small

group setting. This two-credit course is offered every other year as MUS 110, and participation in Concert Choir is recommended.

Voices of Triumph (Gospel Choir) provides an alternative

religious outlet for students who cannot make it to a house of worship. This organization allows students a place for spiritual guidance by using their voice as instruments to connect with their faith and beliefs. The choir participates in various concerts throughout the year. Professor Patricia Graham | 570-422-3451

WESS FM Radio

WESS (90.3FM) is the campus radio station operated by students. The 1000-watt FM station provides fine programming for the community in its role as an alternative and educational FM radio station. The club gives interested students experience in various phases of radio broadcasting. Professor Robert McKenzie | 570-422-3886

Women for Awareness

Women for Awareness is an organization formed by students to heighten campus awareness about women’s issues and to support a gender equitable climate. WFA is actively involved in organizing consciousness-raising events for campus and community, including the “Take Back the Night” march and the Women of Distinction Awards ceremony. Professor Mollie Whalen | 570-422-3472

Women’s Rugby Club

The ESU Women’s Rugby Club has been the Division II champs in the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union. Experienced and non-experienced players are welcome. Practices are held Monday through Friday, 4-6 p.m. Madeline Constantine | 570-422-3334


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Honorary societies are listed alphabetically by national or international name, followed by the ESU chapter name where applicable, and the organization’s field of interest.

Alpha Psi Omega | Iota Omicron | Drama

Alpha Psi Omega is an honorary, national dramatic fraternity for those students who achieve a high standard of work in dramatics. To be eligible for membership, students must have satisfactory scholarship and meet the requirements of both the national constitution and the local chapter. Professor Susan O’Hearn | 570-422-3885

Chi Alpha Epsilon | Epsilon | Developmental Excellence

This organization promotes a continuation of high academic standards, fosters increased communication among its members and honors academic excellence for those students admitted to college via developmental programs. Professor Patricia Graham | 570-422-3060

Delta Alpha Pi | Alpha | Disabilities

Delta Alpha Pi is the international honor society established to recognize the academic accomplishments of college and university students with disabilities. The first in the nation, the ESU chapter was founded in 2004 and promotes skills in leadership, advocacy and education. Professor Edith Miller | 570-422-3390 Professor Juli Albiero-Walton | 570-422-3161

Eta Sigma Delta | Omega | Hospitality & Tourism

Eta Sigma Delta is an international honor society that recognizes exceptional academic achievement among hospitality and tourism students at the baccalaureate level. Professor Carol Miller | 570-422-3685

Eta Sigma Gamma | Gamma Xi | Health Science & Education

Eta Sigma Gamma furthers the professional competence and dedication of the individual members in the health science/ health education discipline. Professor Steve Shive | 570-422-3330

Gamma Theta Upsilon | Omega | Geography

Gamma Theta Upsilon is an honorary, professional fraternity in geography. Membership is extended to any student who has completed at least six semester hours in geography, who has an average in geography courses above the university average, and who intends to major or minor in geography 570-422-3660

Iota Tau Kappa | Athletic Training

The purpose of Iota Tau Kappa Athletic Training education honor society shall be to function as an honor and professional society for students in Athletic Training. Activities of the organization shall be designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in Athletic Training education. Professor Keith Vanic | 570-422-3314

Iota Iota Iota | Delta | Women’s Studies & Social Activism

The Delta Chapter of Iota Iota Iota at ESU recognizes students for scholarship in the area of women’s studies and for dedication to social activism. Professor Mollie Whalen | 570-422-3472

Kappa Delta Pi | Gamma Xi | Education

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education. Membership is by invitation to students who have attained a quality point average of 3.3 or higher, have completed a minimum of 45 semester hours, and who are committed to maintain the ideals of the society which include fidelity to humanity, science, service, and toil. Kappa Delta Pi endeavors to promote a high degree of professional fellowship among its members and to also enhance their professional development. The group’s many activities include service projects, guest speakers, conferences, and a variety of educational programs. Dean Pamela Kramer-Ertel | 570-422-3364

Lambda Pi Eta | Gamma Chi | Communication

This honorary recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement in communication. It works to stimulate interest in communication, encourage professional development, exchange ideas, maintain close relationships between faculty and students, and explore options for further graduate education. Professor Andrea McClanahan | 570-422-3697

Moses Society | Resident Advisers

The Moses Society, an honorary for resident advisers, was formed on January 22, 2000,to instill a sense of pride and tradition to the Resident Adviser Program at ESU. This honorary reflects the commitment, hard work and dedication of the resident advisers to the Residence Life Program. The society conducts community service projects and plans programs and events for its members. To qualify for membership, one must be a resident adviser in good standing with the department and the university. Kelly Weaber | 570-422-3583

National Residence Hall Honorary

The National Residence Hall Honorary recognizes students living in the residence halls who have shown exceptional service and have provided important leadership in the advancement of the residence halls at East Stroudsburg University. The chapter at East Stroudsburg University is named for Ardath E. Houser, former assistant dean of students and associate professor in the Counseling Center. Nancy Weaver | 570-422-3938

Omicron Delta Epsilon | Alpha Xi | Economics

The international honor society of economics, confers distinction for high scholastic achievement in economics; stimulates and promotes student interest in all aspects of economics; publishes a journal entitled The American Economist; and sponsors the Fisher-Taussig Award Competition. Membership is open to undergraduate, graduate, faculty, alumni and honorary members. A general average of at least a B and class standing in the upper onethird of the class is required for student membership. Professor Constantinos Christofides | 570-422-3329

Omicron Delta Kappa | ESU Circle | Leadership

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honorary. Membership is as much an obligation and responsibility in citizenship as it is a mark of distinction and honor. Membership is awarded to undergraduate junior and senior students, graduate students, and faculty, staff, administration, and alumni. Student membership candidates must have at least a 2.9 QPA, and show significant leadership in at least one of the following areas: scholarship; athletics; campus or community service; journalism; speech, mass media; or creative/performing arts. John Robinson | 570-422-3607

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This honorary recognizes outstanding leadership contributions by members of Greek organizations. Melissa Wolter | 570-422-3429

Phi Alpha Theta | Eta Tau | History

Eta Tau Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta encourages outstanding academic achievement in history. As the local chapter of the national history fraternity, it promotes discussion and interpretation of history and assists members in furthering their careers as teachers and researchers. Election to Phi Alpha Theta requires an average above 3.25 in 12 hours of history and a similar average in two-thirds of the remaining courses. Professor Lawrence Squeri | 570-422-3284

Phi Epsilon Kappa | Beta Omega | Physical Education

Phi Epsilon Kappa is the national, honorary professional physical educational fraternity. This national undergraduate fraternity provides leadership experiences for physical education majors who possess high scholastic ability. Beta Omega Chapter at ESU is the second largest chapter of the seventy-five chapters throughout the nation. Professor Peng Zhang | 570-422-3050

Phi Sigma Iota | Gamma Eta | Foreign Languages

This organization recognizes outstanding ability and achievements in the study and teaching of foreign languages. It promotes advanced pursuits and individual research in this field, as well as the cultural enrichment and international understanding developed through the knowledge and use of foreign languages. 570-422-3407

Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity

Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity is a co-educational fraternity open to undergraduate students. Its purpose is to bring together some of the brightest and most motivated students on campus and to work together in a spirit of excellence to encourage three ideals: the acquisition and dissemination of information and knowledge through scholarship; the application of professional skills and the fostering of leadership qualities by promoting and advancing the welfare of humanity; the fostering of non-discriminatory, fraternal fellowship within our ranks. Professor William Loffredo | 570-422-3215

Pi Sigma Alpha | Iota Chi | Political Science

This is the national political science honor society. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate political science students who have completed at least ten semester hours of work in the field with an average grade of at least B. Professor Samuel Quainoo | 570-422-3275

Psi Chi | Psychology

Psi Chi is the national honor society in psychology. This organization advances the science of psychology and encourages its members to maintain scholarship in all fields, especially psychology. Professor Renee Boburka | 570-422-3328

Rho Phi Lambda | Mu | Recreation & Leisure Management

This national honor society recognizes superior students majoring in recreation and leisure services management. It also encourages professional standards for the leisure field, stimulates individual professional growth and builds friendships among students. Students must have an overall 3.0 quality point average as well as a 3.2 QPA in their major area of study. Professor Brad Seid | 570-422-3028

Sigma Beta Delta| Business Management

The purpose of this Society shall be to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business management and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Professor Kenneth Levitt | 570-422-3485

Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta | Special Education & Rehabilitation

This is an honorary for students majoring in special education and rehabilitation. The organization strives to recognize student excellence, promote leadership opportunities, and contribute to the campus and community. Professor Daniel Steere | 570-422-3001 Professor Caroline DiPipi-Ho | 570-422-3364 Professor Heather Garrison | 570-422-3559, advisers.

Sigma Phi Omega | Alpha Phi | Gerontology

The Alpha Phi chapter of Sigma Phi Omega, the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology, promotes scholarship, research, professionalism and excellence in gerontology and aging services. It also recognizes high academic and clinical achievement in these areas. Membership in Alpha Phi is open to members of the university community and the community at large. Professor Elaine Shuey | 570-422-3681

Sigma Pi Sigma | Physics

Sigma Pi Sigma is a nationally recognized physics honor society within the Society of Physics Students. Students elected to membership must attain high standards in both general scholarship and physics. Professor John Elwood | 570-422-3408

Sigma Tau Delta | Delta Zeta | English

The Delta Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national professional English honorary fraternity, was established to promote the mastery of written expression, encourage worthwhile reading, and foster a spirit of fellowship among students specializing in English. Scholastic standing and academic/professional interests in English are chief factors in the selection of students for membership. Professor Victor Walker | 570-422-3388

Sigma Theta Tau | Xi Beta | Nursing

This nursing honor society recognizes undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and professional nurses who have demonstrated superior scholastic, leadership and nursing achievements. The chapter was established to encourage and sponsor research, as well as to develop nursing leadership and to support nurse scholars. Professor Marcia Gasper | 570-422-3757

Sigma Xi | Sciences & Mathematics

The Scientific Research Society recognizes high academic achievement by seniors and graduate students majoring in the sciences and mathematics. The society was founded at Cornell University in 1886 to recognize high achievement in scientific research. Today Sigma Xi has over 120,000 active members in more than 500 institutional clubs and chapters. The ESU Sigma Xi chapter was chartered in 1972. Professor Paul Wilson | 570-422-3212


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Publications www.esu.edu/greek

The fraternities and sororities that comprise the social Greek system provide a wide variety of educational, social, academic, philanthropic and leadership activities, events and programs for ESU students. Greek life is based upon brotherhood, sisterhood and friendship. ESU Greek organizations strive to excel in all areas of student life, including: academics, community service, leadership and personal development. Being Greek provides a unique, diverse experience where students learn teamwork, time management, financial and organizational skills, and the importance of friendship and social responsibility that will help them as they become alumni and enter into “the real world.� Greeks are actively involved in most extracurricular activities at ESU including intercollegiate athletics and recreation leagues.

Inter-Fraternity Council

The Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) is the central governing body of the fraternity system and is composed of representatives from each of the fraternities on campus. This group promotes and regulates activities of the fraternities. Fraternities place emphasis on brotherhood and educational achievement, and their members are afforded the opportunity to grow socially and intellectually.

Panhellenic Council

The College Panhellenic Council (CPHC) is composed of representatives from the sororities on campus, and helps promote the objectives and goals of the sorority system. It also serves as the regulatory group for the activities of the sororities. Considerable emphasis is placed on high scholarship as well as social growth and development. The sororities are involved in many campus activities and community service projects. The sororities cooperate in every way to make the Greek system a meaningful and an integral part of the student’s education.

Membership

At the beginning of each semester fraternities and sororities conduct recruitment events for the purpose of selecting new members. In order to be eligible for membership in the social Greek system at ESU a student must be at least a second semester freshman, be enrolled in a minimum of six credits, and have at a least a 2.2 cumulative Quality Point Average. (Transfer students must have completed 12 credits at the college level) For a current list of recognized fraternities or sororities eligible to extend invitations to membership please contact Melissa Wolter, Assistant Director of Student Activities, at 570-422-3429, or check the Greek Life website at www.esu.edu/ greek. Accepting membership into an organization not eligible to have new members, or joining an organization without meeting the minimum standards listed above is a violation of the policies of the Office of Greek Affairs, and the student(s) involved, as well as the organization, may be subject to referral to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

The Stroud Courier

The Stroud Courier is the campus newspaper published weekly by a staff selected from interested students. The newspaper covers campus issues and events. Professor Fred Misurella | 570-422-3395

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook, prepared bi-annually by the Student Affairs staff, in conjunction with the Office of University Relations, is a collection of information about life on the campus. The Student Handbook provides students with important information about activities, organizations, regulations and policies.

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||||||||||||| UNIVERSITY POLICIES |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| STUDENT ALCOHOL POLICY East Stroudsburg University students regardless of age are prohibited from engaging in the use, consumption, possession, sale, distribution or abuse of alcoholic beverages on the East Stroudsburg University campus or on property and facilities supervised by the University or during University sponsored events and activities. Students found in violation of this policy will face disciplinary action and may also be cited for violating any and all applicable law, ordinance or regulation. The University expects students to maintain good conduct and obey laws on and off campus, but it is not responsible for enforcing laws at off campus activities not sponsored by the University. However, the University reserves the right to take disciplinary action against students who violate laws regarding alcohol during off campus activities where the achievement of the University’s educational objectives, the protection of rights of others or the interest of the University may be involved. See Student Handbook, Student Code of Conduct, Article XI, Off-Campus Student Behavior. East Stroudsburg holds the health and safety of its community members as a primary concern. As such, students that seek medical assistance for themselves or others related to the consumption of drugs or alcohol will not be charged with violations of the East Stroudsburg University Code of Conduct related to that consumption. See Student Handbook, University Policies, Medical Amnesty Policy.

Conduct Standards The following is a non-exhaustive list of examples of conduct that constitutes violations of this Student Alcohol Policy and may result in disciplinary action against the student: 1. Engaging in the use, consumption, possession, sale, distribution or abuse of alcohol on campus or at a university sponsored activity. 2. Participating in an on campus gathering where alcohol is being served and consumed. 3. Receiving a citation from university, regional or state police for violating local, state or federal laws against alcohol consumption or for behavior related to misconduct which is the result of alcohol consumption. 4. Exhibiting behavior that would lead a university official to believe that alcohol has deterred good judgment and decision making.

Disciplinary Process Students who engage in conduct that violates this policy will be subject to the disciplinary process explained in the East Stroudsburg University Student Code of Conduct. The disciplinary process affords the student due process through notice, opportunity for a hearing and an opportunity for an appeal. Penalties for violating this policy are subject to the review of the adjudicator, but may include the following:

For the first Student Alcohol Policy violation — Disciplinary Probation for a minimum of one year with alcohol education or required alcohol assessement, and parental notification for students under 21. For the second Student Alcohol Policy violation — Deferred Suspension for a minimum of one year with required alcohol assessment or counseling referral. For the third Student Alcohol Policy violation — Suspension from enrollment for a minimum of one semester with required documentation of alcohol counseling upon return.

Campus Resources The university provides continuous programming to encourage alcohol awareness, education, counseling, and information to assist students in understanding their responsibility to adhere to this policy and to all local, state and federal laws regarding alcohol consumption. Students may be directly referred to the following persons whose departments will assist in the implementation of this policy and will make referrals for counseling, treatment and education: Amy Kuipers, Coordinator, Student Conduct & Community Standards 2nd floor, Flagler-Metzgar Building Randy Light, Coordinator, Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs 2nd floor, Flagler-Metzgar Building Donna Salch, Student Health Educator Student Health Center Dr. John Abbruzzese, Director, Counseling & Psychological Services 2nd floor, Flagler-Metzgar Building

ANIMAL POLICY Pets, especially dogs, are permitted on campus only under the direct control of the owner and on a leash, chain, or other device which secures its control by the owner. Pets are not permitted in any buildings of East Stroudsburg University. Service animals are the only exception. Confining a pet by chain, leash or other means (i.e. tied to a tree, railing, etc.) on the university grounds is prohibited. Allowing pets to run free on campus is also prohibited. University Police are authorized to pick up any pets in violation of these rules. Such pets will be taken to the Monroe County SPCA shelter. The pet’s owner is responsible for any costs incurred in this process. These regulations complement existing state and local laws. Any student who has a pet on campus in violation of these rules is subject to disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct.


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Introduction East Stroudsburg University is committed to providing an environment free from harassment and other forms of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age or veterans’ status. Such an environment is a necessary part of a healthy learning and working atmosphere because such discrimination undermines the sense of human dignity and sense of belonging of all people in the environment. Discrimination and harassment are currently under federal law by Titles IV, VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and under state law by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. In addition, various other constitutional provisions, statutes and common law causes of action prohibit such discriminatory conduct. It is the policy of the university to enforce these laws among its students and employees. East Stroudsburg University is committed to eliminating incidents of illegal discrimination in personnel policies and practices within the institution through affirmative efforts at education and support. When violations of this policy occur, various forms of disciplinary action, where appropriate, may be imposed within the parameters of protected speech.

Policy A. No student or employee of the university or contractor/ vendor conducting business with the university may engage in illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, or veterans’ status when assigning education-related or work-related benefits and burdens. B. No student or employee of the university, or contractor/ vendor conducting business with the university, may engage in illegally harassing conduct which creates a hostile learning or work environment for other students or employees of the university. C. No university employee may create the perception in the mind of a reasonable student or subordinate that the granting or withholding of tangible academic or job benefits shall be based on the granting of sexual favors. D. University employees with supervisory responsibility who have been informed in writing or verbally by subordinates or have reason to know that this policy is being violated must take action to correct the situation. Supervisors shall refer the matter to the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity. E . It is the policy of the university to provide fair, expeditious and uniform procedures by which claims for such treatment may be investigated and resolved within the university community. It is also the policy of the university to safeguard the rights of those accused of discrimination. For that reason, sanctions shall not be imposed upon any students or employees of the university until they have received due process.

DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND CAMPUSES ACTS The Federal Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act Amendments of 1989 (Section 22, Drug Free Schools and Campuses) requires the university to provide students with information about drug policies, standards of conduct that prohibit illegal drug and alcohol use, a description of applicable legal sanctions, a description of drug or alcohol support services and a description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Various sections of this handbook address the requirements of the law, specifically, those sections listed under university policies: Narcotics and Drugs, Student Alcohol Policy, and under the Student Code of Conduct. Drug use can directly affect a student’s educational goals. Drugs interfere with the learning process by disrupting the brain’s ability to take in, sort out and synthesize information. Alcoholism and drug addiction are obvious health risks associated with drugs and alcohol. But students should note some other risks: n psychological dependency n mental health problems n stress n driving under the influence n causing physical injury to self and/or someone else

because of the impairment

n loss of self-control n distorted sense of reality n physical problems (hardening of the arteries, heart

palpitations, cirrhosis of the liver, pancreatic cancer, brain disease, lung disease, loss of memory, irritation of the respiratory tract, nausea, dizziness, perception problems)

There are many drug and alcohol educational programs regularly scheduled on campus during the year. Internally, the university can provide students with counseling via the Counseling and Psychological Services Center and support services to combat their abuse problem. Students found responsible for alcohol-related violations are sanctioned by the Student Coduct Office to successfully complete the Alcohol.Edu course on line. In addition, students who require more in-depth therapy are referred to local rehabilitation and treatment programs or are given information on services located near their home. Also, many agencies and programs within the local community offer assistance and support groups for alcohol and drug abuses. Some are Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Drug and Alcohol Commission, and Narcotics Anonymous. Nationally, there is the National Institute of Drug Abuse hotline, 1-800-662-HELP, or the website www.drughelp.org for up to date information and referral sources. Students must be aware of the legal ramifications of their actions related to drug and alcohol use. The possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol at East Stroudsburg University is prohibited. Any violation of this policy can result in the person/persons involved being charged under applicable state and federal law as well as being disciplined by the university.

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HAZING PREVENTION POLICY East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (the “University) supports activities that are constructive, educational, and contribute to the intellectual and personal development of students. The University unequivocally opposes any situation created intentionally to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarassment, harassment or ridicule of members or initiates in any university recognized student organizations, club sports or athletic teams. Hazing is defined by Pennsylvania Statute as: Any action or a situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student or which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in any organization operating under the sanction of, or recognized as, an organization by an institution of higher education. The term shall include, but not be limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health and safety of the individual, and shall include any activity which would subject the individual to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual, or any willful destruction or removal of public or private property. For purposes of this definition, any activity as described in this definition upon which the initiation or admission into or affiliation with or continued membership in an organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be “forced” activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding. (24 P.S.§ 5352) Actions that are prohibited by University policy include, but are not limited to, the following: n Any type of initiation or other activity where there is an

expectation of individuals joining a particular student organization or team to participate in behavior designed to humilitate, degrade, or abuse them, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate;

n Forcing, requiring or pressuring an individual to consume

alcohol, drugs, or ingest any other substance;

n Forcing, requiring or pressuring an individual to shave

any part of their body, including the hair on their head;

n Forcing, requiring or pressuring an individual to

participate in any activity which is illegal, publically indecent, or contrary to the individual’s genuine morals or beliefs (i.e., public profanity, lewd conduct, sexual gestures, sexual acts, public nudity, or engaging in public stunts);

n Any activity that creates a risk to health and safety of any

member of the campus community or risk of damage to University property;

n Any activity that recklessly endangers the mental health

of a student or subjects individuals to extreme stress;

n Physical abuse of any type, including but not limited

to: sleep deprivation; physical confinement; paddling; beating or hitting of another person; forced or required calisthenics, such as push-ups, sit-ups, etc.;

n Forcing, requiring or pressuring an individual to wear, in

public, apparel that is conspicuous and not within the norm of what is considered in good taste; and

n Morally degrading or humiliating games or other

activities that make a member the object of amusement, ridicule or intimidation.

Students found in violation of this policy statement will be subject to discipline that may include, but is not limited to: organization, team and University probation; loss of scholarship; suspension from the organization, from the team, and from the University; and expulsion from the organization; expulsion from the team and from the University. The student organization, club sport, or athletic team found in violation of this policy may be subject to group discipline that can include, but is not limited to: team or organization probation; restitution; cancellation of the entire season; and suspension of the organization. Educational programs and the fulfillment of community service may also be required.

Rules regarding new member education Intent:

Any new member education program should strive for the familiarization of each new member with active members of the organization, club sport, or athletic team; with specific organizational and University policies and procedures governing member activities; and with the values and history of their chosen organization. Such a program should be meaningful, constructive, and in no way detrimental to the academic pursuits of the individual.

Basic requirements: 1. All new members must be full time students (enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits), additional criteria may apply to Greek organizations, club sports, and athletic team members. 2. The period of new member education shall be devoid of any activity which is in violation of the East Stroudsburg University (ESU) Anti-Hazing Policy. (Described in detail above.) 3. New member activities may only take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 midnight. Overnight activities are only permitted if they do not interfere with classes, academic achievements and/or sleep requirements as noted in section #6 of this document. Such acceptable activities include formals, and campus sponsored projects on campus or in the community. 4. Activities must be constructive. Examples are community service projects, educational programs and social events (brotherhood/sisterhood events, founders’ days, alumni receptions, etc.) All individual and group activities must comply with the standards established within the East Stroudsburg University Student Code of Conduct. 5. New members activities shall NEVER interfere with the rights and activities of others and should always be a positive reflection of the University community as a whole.

Distribution of the Anti-Hazing Policy: 1. The ESU Anti-Hazing Policy must be distributed by each student organization president, or club sport and athletic team captain to his or her membership at large. Members of athletic teams, club sport teams, and Greek organizations are required to complete a student agreement acknowledging receipt and acceptance of the policy requirements prior to active participation in the team or organization.


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Organizations will be held accountable: i. When a violation is committed by one or more officers and/ or members of the organization and is supported by the organization’s practices, customs, or traditions; ii. When a violation was authorized, encouraged, or tolerated by one or more officers and/or members of the organization acting on behalf of the organization within the scope of their office or membership; iii. When the organization, through its membership, fails to take action to prevent violations of University policy. 3. Any person participating in, suffering from or witnessing an act in violation of this policy is expected to report the incident in a timely manner to the appropriate university officer(s), as well as to the appropriate student-governing group. The organization will be subject to the university disciplinary procedures, as well as to the consequences of appropriate statutes, including the Pennsylvania Anti-Hazing Act.

Violations and sanctions In all cases, when a hazing allegation is filed, the organization’s faculty and/or alumni advisers, coaches, and governing groups or organizations will be notified that an allegation has been made. The details of the allegation will be forwarded to the Office of Student Conduct for investigation. Not only may there be consequences for both individuals and the organization at the University level, but individuals and the organization may be subject to civil and/or criminal charges. Hazing is a criminal offense that is punishable by up to one year in prison. Pennsylvania Act 175 of 1986 permits universities to suspend, expel, or fine students who participate in hazing activities. It also allows the University to withhold transcripts and diplomas in order to force the payment of any fines www.stophazing.org/laws/pa_law.

Individuals

All information regarding individuals suspected of being in violation of this policy will be forwarded to the Office of Student Conduct pursuant to the ESU Code of Conduct. The information also will be forwarded to the ESU Chief of Police for investigation for violation of state law.

Recognized organizations, club sports,and athletic teams

Violations of this policy by a recognized organization, club sport or athletic team will result in sanctions. These sanctions may be in addition to any action taken by the Office of Student Conduct or law enforcement. The exact sanction(s) levied will be determined based upon the circumstances of each violation. Potential sanctions are defined as follows:

1. Official Warning: A mild form of reprimand. Such a warning indicates to the organization that future violations during the

period covered by the warning may result in more stringent sanctions. An official warning shall not usually extend beyond two (2) semesters. 2. Restitution: The organization is required to make payment for replacement of public or private property or for damages to public or private property, in addition to other disciplinary sanctions. 3. Campus/Community Service: The organization is required to perform a specified number of hours of service to the campus/community. When appropriate, the service provided is related to the disciplinary infraction. 4. Educational Sanctions: Hazing education, alcohol and/ or other drug education; anger management education; other educational sanctions may include writing a paper, presenting a program, attending a workshop, etc.

Organizational sanctions The University’s Student Code of Conduct, administered by the Office of Student Conduct, contains organizational sanctions that may include any of the above, but may also include the following: 1. Suspension of Organization Recognition: University recognition is suspended for a specified length of time not to exceed four years. During the time of suspension, the organization will cease to function at the University and is denied all benefits of University recognition including, but not limited to, new member recruitment. In order for the organization to regain its status after suspension it must demonstrate evidence of organizational changes intended to eliminate the potential for repeated violations of the Student Code of Conduct or any other applied University policy. 2. Termination of Organization Recognition: University recognition status is lost and the relationship between the organization and the University is terminated indefinitely. The organization and any part of its membership will cease to function at the University. The vice president for Student Affairs may review the potential for the organization’s return to campus after a minimum of seven academic years from termination status.* *Penalties will apply to other Greek organizations that host functions with a fraternity or sorority that has lost its University recognition.

Unrecognized organizations Violations of this policy by an unrecognized organization will be handled the same as individuals in violation of the policy (see above). Each member of the “organization” will be treated as an individual. The international headquarters that the unrecognized group claims to represent also will be notified of the hazing allegations.

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2. Organizations have a responsibility to protect their new members from any wrongdoing with regard to alumni members. Individuals of the organization or the organization itself can be held responsible and accountable under the University Code of Conduct and this Anti-Hazing Policy for the actions of its members. It is the responsibility of the organization or team’s leadership group to inform alumni of the University’s Anti-Hazing Policy. Your recognition and status as a student, organization or team are at risk.


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INVOLUNTARY ADMINISTRATIVE WITHDRAWAL FOR REASONS OF MENTAL HEALTH Introduction Some students may behave in ways that endanger themselves, others or university property. In such cases, the student may be subject to involuntary administrative withdrawal from the university to seek treatment.

Policy A student will be subject to involuntary administrative withdrawal from the university for mental health reasons if a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist determines that the student is suffering from a mental disorder, and as a result of that disorder, engages or threatens to engage in behavior which: 1. Poses a danger of causing physical harm to self or others; 2. Would cause significant property damage; 3. Substantially impedes the day-to-day activities of others; 4. Indicates that the student is unable to successfully complete current academic and classroom requirements at the university. The total time of an involuntary administrative withdrawal is established by the Vice President for Student Affairs in consultation with the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Center (or designee). Students may not return to the university until they no longer show the behavior that resulted in the administrative withdrawal. This must be determined by a licensed psychologist, independent of East Stroudsburg University, in conjunction with the recommendations of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). The conditions under which the student may return will be established by the Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee).

Guidelines and Procedures 1. Referrals for evaluation should be submitted to CAPS and/ or the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. In emergency situations, University Police should be notified immediately. 2. The Director of CAPS (or designee) will submit an evaluation of the student’s condition with supporting documentation. The student may be referred for evaluation by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist chosen by the institution. In situations where the student is hospitalized, an evaluation by a psychiatrist or psychologist from the hospital’s mental health unit will be required. 3. The student will be given the opportunity to appear before the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Director of the Counseling and Psychological Services (or designee) to review the reasons for the involuntary administrative withdrawal. 4. The student will be notified in writing at least five working days prior to the informal hearing and be informed of the reasons for the involuntary administrative withdrawal. 5. The informal hearing shall be conversational and nonadversarial. The Vice President for Student Affairs shall exercise active control over the proceeding. 6. The student may choose to be accompanied at the informal

hearing. Those accompanying the student will be permitted to participate in the discussion. 7. The informal hearing may be conducted in the absence of a student who fails to appear after proper notice. 8. The Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee) may permit a university official and the mental health professional who prepared the evaluation to appear at the informal hearing and to present evidence in support of any withdrawal recommendation. The informal hearing shall be tape recorded by the Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee). 9. A written decision shall be rendered by the Vice President for Student Affairs within five days after completion of the informal hearing. The written decision should contain a statement of reasons for any determination leading to involuntary withdrawal. The student should also be advised as to when a petition for reinstatement would be considered, along with any conditions for reinstatement. 10. The decision of the Vice President for Student Affairs may be appealed to the President of the University for one of the following reasons: a. Lack of due process, b. Lack of substantial evidence, and c. New evidence that has become available which would substantially change the nature of the case. 11. An appeal must be filed within three days of receipt of the written decision. The President’s decision is final and conclusive. 12. Reasonable deviation from these procedures due to crisis and/or emergency situations will not invalidate a decision or proceeding unless significant prejudice to a student may result.

MEDICAL AMNESTY POLICY I. Philosophy a. The health and safety of members of the East Stroudsburg University community is a primary concern. b. Students need to seek immediate medical attention for themselves or others when someone’s health and/or safety are at risk. c. Students may be reluctant to seek assistance for himself or herself or someone else for fear of facing action from the Office of Student Conduct. d. East Stroudsburg University seeks to remove barriers that prevent students from seeking the medical attention they need.

II. Policy NOTE: This Policy only provides amnesty from violations of the East Stroudsburg University Code of Conduct. It does not grant amnesty for criminal, civil, or legal consequences for violations of federal, state, or local law. a. Students who seek emergency medical attention for themselves related to consumption of drugs or alcohol will not be charged with violations of the East Stroudsburg University Code of Conduct related to that consumption, provided that the student subsequently completes an evaluation and any recommended treatment at the University Counseling and Psychological Services center


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b. Students who seek emergency medical attention for someone else will not be charged with violations of the East Stroudsburg University Code of Conduct related to consumption of alcohol, drugs or intoxication, provided that the student subsequently completes an evaluation and any recommended treatment at the University Counseling and Psychological Services center within a reasonable time frame if determined necessary by the Office of Student Conduct. c. Student Organizations are required to seek immediate medical assistance for their members or guests when any potential health risk is observed, including medical emergencies related to the use of alcohol and/or drugs. A Student Organization that seeks immediate assistance from appropriate sources will not be charged with violations of the East Stroudsburg University Code of Conduct related to providing alcohol, providing that the organization completes any educational programming required by the Office of Student conduct and the Office of Greek Affairs. However, the organization can and will be held accountable for any other violations of the Code of Conduct related to the incident (e.g. endangering the health or safety of others, covered smoke detectors, etc.). Student Organizations that fail to seek immediate medical assistance for members or guests in need of attention will likely be charged with violations of the Code of Conduct and face dissolution or termination as the outcome of such charges. It is imperative that student organizations seek medical assistance for their members or guests in such an emergency situation. d. This Policy applies only to those students or organizations that seek emergency medical assistance in connection with an alcohol or drug-related medical emergency and does not apply to individuals experiencing an alcohol or drug-related medical emergency who are found by University employees. (i.e. University Police, Faculty, administrative staff, residence hall staff including RAs.) e. The East Stroudsburg University Medical Amnesty Policy is not intended to shield or protect those students or organizations that repeatedly violate the Code of Conduct. In cases where repeated violations of the East Stroudsburg University Code of Conduct occur, the University reserves the right to take conduct action on a case-by-case basis regardless of the manner in which the incident was reported. Additionally, the University reserves the right to adjudicate any case in which the violations are egregious. f. The Office of Student Conduct reserves the right to contact any student to discuss an incident whether or not the East Stroudsburg University Medical Amnesty Policy is in effect. * FOR ASSISTANCE IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION CONTACT THE EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY POLICE AT 422-2000 or 422-3063.

NARCOTICS AND DRUGS The administration of the university fully supports the established laws regarding the use of narcotics and drugs. It is in no position to condone any violation of such laws. The Code of Conduct accepted by the academic community makes this very clear. Because drug problems

are often complex, the university will make every effort to help students with such problems. Students may go to the Counseling and Psychological Services Center secure that their confidence will be held by the staff. However, students must remember that drug problems discovered in the normal course of administrative operations will be treated as disciplinary matters. The university will not be a haven for illegal drug use or trafficking in drugs. The university will not ordinarily involve other law enforcement agencies in solving its own problems in such matters, but it certainly will seek assistance from these agencies should a particular drug problem become serious, particularly that of trafficking in illegal drugs. By the same token, students should understand that the university administration will not interfere with any law enforcement agency which feels it must come on campus to resolve unlawful activity. The administration of the university asks that all members of the academic community accept their responsibilities within the framework of established laws. This will help avoid serious problems for the academic community, especially students.

OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT ADDRESS REQUIREMENT Students are required to provide local off-campus addresses and telephone numbers to Enrollment Services/Records and Registration. The university has developed a local address and telephone registry to improve communications and provide service to offcampus students. The university depends on local directory information for faculty contact, mailing of mid-term grades and contacting students in an emergency.

SEIZURE OF CONTRABAND The university has the right to seize any contraband found on campus.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY STATEMENT Office of Diversity | 570-422-3656 Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. It occurs in a variety of situations which share a common element: the inappropriate introduction of sexual activities or comments into the working or learning environment. Often, sexual harassment involves relationships of unequal power, and contains elements of coercion — as when compliance with requests for sexual favors becomes a criterion for personal advancement, financial gain, academic achievement, or any other benefit that might accrue. However, sexual harassment may also involve relationships among equals, as when repeated sexual advances or demeaning verbal behavior have a harmful effect on a person’s ability to study, work, or live in the academic setting. The following types of behavior are examples of what may constitute sexual harassment: n Verbal harassment including sexually offensive or

chauvinistic language that is severe and pervasive

n Inappropriate remarks about another’s body, clothing or

sexual activities

n Subtle or overt pressure for sexual activity

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within a reasonable time frame to be determined by the Office of Student Conduct. Failure to complete this evaluation/treatment may result in charges being filed with the Office of Student Conduct.


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SOLICITING AND SALES

n Leering or ogling another’s body n Generalized sexist remarks or behavior n Inappropriate and offensive uninvited sexual advances n Solicitation of sexual activity or other sex-linked behavior

by promise of reward

n Sexual assault n Coercion of sexual activity by threat of punishment

Policy Statement East Stroudsburg University, consistent with its efforts to foster an environment of respect for the dignity and worth of all members of the university community, holds that sexual harassment o students and employees is unacceptable and impermissible conduct. All members of the East Stroudsburg University community are responsible for knowing this policy. Academic and other administrators are responsible for referring to the Director of Diversity complaints of alleged or actual sexual harassment including incidents where reprisal for reporting sexual harassment has occurred. The following persons have been designated to provide information, support, and assistance for issues of sexual harassment and institutional climate that adversely affects and discriminates against students and employees on the basis of gender: Dr. Victoria Sanders, Assistant to the President & Associate Vice President for Inclusion & Equity Room 204, Reibman Building | 570-422-3547 Dr. Doreen Tobin, Vice President for Student Affairs Room 121 Reibman Building | 570-422-3463 Dr. John Abbruzzese, Counseling & Psychological Services Director Flagler-Metzgar Building | 570-422-3277 Teresa Fritsche, Director, Human Resources Management Room 105 Reibman Building | 570-422-3422 These persons will hold inquiries and private discussions, helping the individual understand all options available, and supporting decisions about what action, if any to pursue. A complaint may be pursued through an informal and/or a formal process. All complaints are referred to the Office of Diversity or to the Office of Student Conduct. The informal process seeks to mediate a resolution of the complaint. The formal process may carry with it warning, suspension, or other appropriate sanction. For a more detailed copy of the policy, or if you have questions, contact the Office of Diversity at 570-422-3656.

SMOKING POLICY Smoking is prohibited in all university buildings, including student residence hall rooms. Smokers are not permitted to smoke within 20 feet of building entrances or exits. SmokeFree zones have been created around campus and are defined by painted red lines. (One of the no smoking zones is the courtyard area between the University Center and the Keystone Room.) For a complete copy of the policy, or if you have any questions, contact the University Police at 570-422-3063.

Soliciting and selling for private or commercial gain are not permitted on the university campus. Student groups may apply to the appropriate office for permission to solicit: Residence Halls (Office of Residence Life, Shawnee Hall) Dining Hall (Dr. Nancy Weaver, Shawnee Hall) University Center and specified campus location (Student Activity Association, second floor, University Center). Exclusive permission has been given to the Stony Acres Board to operate vending and laundry services within the residence halls. Profits from the operation of the services are used in the development of Stony Acres. The funds are also used to help furnish and repair recreation facilities, to purchase recreational equipment and to supplement the recreation program.

STUDENT RIGHT-TO-KNOW and CAMPUS SECURITY ACTS and THE 1992 HIGHER EDUCATION AMENDMENTS The Federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Acts and the 1992 Higher Education Amendments require the university to publish annual campus security reports. These reports include statistics on campus crimes and arrests for certain specified categories of offenses, particularly sex offenses, and describe university policy related to campus security. Rape, acquaintance rape, or other sex offenses (forcible or non-forcible) should be reported to the University Police. THE UNIVERSITY URGES SEX CRIME VICTIMS TO REPORT SUCH OFFENSES. In matters involving an alleged sex offense, the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during the disciplinary hearing. Both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of the disciplinary hearing. A student who believes he/she is the victim of a sexual assault has the option of notifying the proper law enforcement authorities, including on-campus or off-campus police. Campus personnel are available to help victims notify the authorities.

STUDENT-TO-STUDENT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY East Stroudsburg University will not tolerate violence toward and abuse of persons, including sexual harassment, rape and other sexual offenses. When there is probable cause to believe that violations of university regulations prohibiting sexual harassment and assault have occurred, the university may pursue strong conduct action through its own channels. The penalties for such behavior will be severe, including the possibility of suspension from the University. A person charged with sexual misconduct may be prosecuted under Pennsylvania Criminal statutes and disciplined under the Student Code of Conduct. The university may pursue disciplinary action in all cases even if the criminal justice system authorities decide not to prosecute because of insufficient evidence or by choice of the victim.


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The Director of Residence Life and Housing will be informed as soon as possible if the occurrence involves a student who resides in university housing. The student victim of sexual misconduct and/or any credible witnesses will be afforded care and support in any disciplinary proceeding that follows. The consent of the victim or credible testimony of a witness is necessary for the university judiciary process or criminal process to proceed.

Definition of sexual misconduct A. Peer Sexual Harassments includes intentional persistent, malicious, lewd or other verbal or physical behavior with sexist or sexual connotations which annoys, bothers, disconcerts or embarrasses another by communication via media, telephone or printed material. Specific types of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, those items listed below; they do not limit the scope of the charges that may be brought to only these acts. 1. verbal harassment or abuse 2. subtle pressure for sexual activity 3. sexist remarks about a person’s clothing, body, or sexual activities 4. unnecessary touching, patting or pinching, leering or ogling of a person’s body 5. constant brushing against a person’s body 6. demanding sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats 7. physical assault B. Rape is generally defined as forced sexual intercourse, vaginal, oral or anal, that is perpetrated against the will of the victim. The assailant may be a stranger or acquaintance. The type of force may include physical violence, coercion, or threat of harm to the victim. Charges of rape may also be considered if the sexual offense involves penetration as in sodomy, oral copulation, and rape by a foreign object. C. Other sexual misconduct may include indecent exposure, the unwanted touching of an intimate part of another person such as, but not limited to, sexual organ, buttocks or breast. The tearing off of a victim’s clothes or touching an intimate part of the body against a person’s will is also considered a sexual offense.

Process and penalties Sexual offenses, such as rape and all forms of harassment by students, are violations of the Student Code of Conduct, and a student found responsible by the student conduct process is subject to suspension or dismissal from the university. Any student, or non-student member of the university community, is subject also to charges through the criminal justice system for those acts that violate legal statutes. A student found guilty of sexual offenses by legal statutes may also be subject to suspension or dismissal from the university.

Victim’s rights in sexual offenses, rape and harassment hearing Because of the emotional trauma experienced by the victim and because the university considers rape and sexual offenses to be acts that cannot be allowed in its special community, the following rights of a victim will be afforded in all university hearing procedures: A. To report the rape or sexual offense to the Office of Student Conduct, the University Police and/or local police in both or either jurisdiction. B. To have every effort made to provide confidentiality. C. To contact supportive agencies such as a Rape Crisis Center. D. To be free from intimidation or harassment by the alleged perpetrator or others. E. To request a change of living arrangements for the victim or for the alleged perpetrator while all campus proceedings transpire. F. To have an attorney present and be advised by an attorney at all steps of the process at the student’s personal expense. G. To select a person of choice to accompany him/her through all university conduct processes or in criminal proceedings as allowed by the court. H. To protection against discussion of past sexual history during the hearing. I. To remain present during the entire proceedings. J. To be informed of the outcome of the hearing. K. To make up any academic work missed while participating in the university conduct processes or criminal proceedings.

Victim’s services at the university and elsewhere The student is encouraged to report rapes and sexual offenses to the University Police Office immediately either by the individual or through a university staff member. The student will be informed of the medical and counseling services available both on and off-campus. The victim may have another person accompany him/her through the process. The Office of Student Conduct will advise the student on the Student Code of conduct process. The Office of Diversity will respond to questions about, or allegations of sexual harassment by persons who are in authority over a student such as a faculty member, staff or employer.

The 1992 Ramstad Amendment What follows is a summary of the procedures, policies and practices required by the 1992 Ramstad Amendment to the Higher Education Reauthorization Act (the Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights) (H.R. 2363): A. Campus authorities must treat victims with respect. B. Campus authorities must make clear to victims their rights and legal options, and fully cooperate with them in exercising those rights. C. Victims of sexual assault have the right to have sexual assaults investigated by civil and criminal authorities. D. Victims of sexual assault have a right to be free from pressure to not report these crimes, or to report them as lesser offenses.

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All members of the university community are encouraged to immediately report incidents of student to student sexual misconduct to university or local police and to the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards. That office, in collaboration with the Office of Diversity has been designated to respond to questions about allegations of student sexual misconduct.


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40 East Stroudsburg University | www.esu.edu E. Victims of sexual assault have a right to the same representation, and ability to have others present in campus proceedings, as campus authorities permit the accused. F. Victims of sexual assault are entitled to have cooperation in obtaining medical evidence. G. Victims of sexual assault are entitled to be informed of any federal or state rights to test sexual assault suspects for communicable diseases. H. Victims of sexual assault have the right to access to existing campus mental health and victim support services. I. Victims of sexual assault have the right to be provided with housing that guarantees no unwanted contact with alleged sexual assailants. J. Victims of sexual assault have the right to live in campus housing free of sexually intimidating circumstances, with the option to move out of such circumstances.

UNIVERSITY POLICY ON HIV DISEASE Introduction Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) disease and its associated conditions, as well as public reaction to them, are critical issues addressed by the following university policy. Current knowledge indicates that students or employees with any form of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection do not pose a health risk to other students or employees in an academic setting. The Public Health Service states that “there is no risk created by living in the same place as an infected person, caring for an AIDS patient, eating food handled by an infected person, being coughed or sneezed upon by an infected person, casual kissing, or swimming in a pool with an infected person. HIV is transmitted only by blood, semen or vaginal fluid, and through sexual contact and sharing contaminated needles.” East Stroudsburg University will be guided by these facts.

Policy The following policies apply to all members of the East Stroudsburg University academic community: students, faculty, staff and contracted employees. 1. No member of the ESU academic community shall be denied admission to or employment at the university based solely because that member is HIV positive. Persons with HIV disease are considered to have a physical impairment and, as such, they are a protected class under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 2. Although the university will not routinely ask students or employees to respond to questions about HIV infection, it does encourage those who are HIV infected to inform campus health care providers so that proper medical care, support, counsel, and education can be provided. Such information will be kept confidential and anonymous. 3. Handling of confidential medical information about any aspect of HIV infection of students or employees will be follow the American College Health Association’s Recommended Standards and Practices for a College Health Program: a. No specific or detailed information concerning complaints or diagnosis will be provided to faculty, administrators, or even parents, without the expressed written permission of the HIV positive person in each case.

b. No person, group, agency, insurer, employer or institution will be provided any medical information of any kind without the prior written consent of the HIV positive person. c. Health officers will carefully weigh the importance of including any specific information about the existence of known HIV infection in the medical record except when circumstances of medical necessity mandate it. At minimum, the inclusion of any information regarding HIV infection in the medical record should be approved in writing by the HIV positive person prior to its entry. d. The disclosure of the existence and/or identity of the students, faculty or staff who are HIV infected will be on a need to know basis only, and with the written approval of the HIV infected person. e. College and university health services must strictly observe public health reporting requirements. Cases of AIDS meeting the criteria of the surveillance definition of the Centers for Disease Control, USPH, must be reported to the local public health authorities. f. Lists or records identifying individuals tested for HIV antibody or known to be infected with HIV will not be kept. This information can appear in an individual’s private medical records, accessible solely to Health Center staff, only after a release form has been signed. 4. There is no medical justification for restricting the access of students or employees with HIV infection to theatres, restaurants, cafeterias, snack bars, gymnasiums, swimming pools, recreational facilities or other common areas. 5. The university will not undertake mandatory screening of either students or employees for HIV infection. Students or employees who choose to be tested for HIV infection will be provided with information concerning the availability of anonymous testing sites. 6. The university will adopt safety guidelines as proposed by the United States Public Health Service for the handling of the blood and body fluids of all persons, not just those previously known to have HIV infection. 7. Surfaces contaminated by blood or other body fluids will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected as directed by the United States Public Health Service. The following policies apply only to the students of East Stroudsburg University: 1. Housing assignments will be made independent of HIV status. Knowledge of a student’s HIV status, even if available, will not be utilized in making residence hall assignments. 2. The university will not inform a student’s roommate of his or her HIV status without written consent from the infected student. 3. Condoms, to aid in the prevention of sexually transmitted disease including HIV, are for sale in the University Store as well as in vending machines located in each residence hall; however, the university assumes no liability for providing this service.

Review and Revision of this Policy The University Health Services will review this policy and its guidelines yearly to assure its current relevance and its compliance with the recommendations of the American College Health Association.


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PREAMBLE Summary Statement: The University and students must maintain appropriate conditions for learning. Universities exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the well-balanced development of students and the common good of society. The university must make provisions for the attainment of these goals. In so doing, the university must accept its moral, social and legal responsibilities to the nation, the Commonwealth, the local community and to all constituents of the academic community. Moreover, the U.S. Constitution and recent federal legislation impacts the university community and adds to its mandated legal responsibilities. Within the university, freedom to learn is the student’s most basic freedom and a primary concern of the entire academic community. The student should be encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment, to engage in a sustained and independent search for knowledge and truth and to attain professional competence. The freedom to learn depends upon maintaining appropriate opportunities and conditions not only in the classroom but also on the campus and in the community where the university is located. However, the freedom to learn also implies correlative responsibilities. The responsibilities fall not only upon the university but also upon the student. The first responsibility of the university as a whole, and of the student as an individual, is to secure those conditions in which learning flourishes. It is the primary purpose of this document to elaborate upon those conditions which ensure the freedom to learn responsible social behavior and to respect the rights of all members of the academic community.

INTRODUCTION Summary Statement: Students have both freedom and responsibility and, as a result, are subject to the disciplinary code of the university. It is essential for East Stroudsburg University to keep pace with what is of worth and value in changes taking place in academic institutions. In no other way can the university maintain the student’s confidence and progress towards academic excellence as an institution and guide its regulation of student conduct by a respect for responsible student freedom which emphasizes maximum self-determination and minimum university rules. The student must realize that this results in an increased measure of student corporate and individual responsibility. The university and its staff can be held responsible for students - even before the law. Furthermore, if the university is to be a true community of teachers and scholars, it must maintain a warm interest and concern for each student and extend a helping hand when necessary. The university is guided by the following principles: first, students learn best in an atmosphere of freedom and selfdetermination; second, an increase in freedom always and necessarily implies an increase in responsibility; and third,

the university, as an academic institution, must protect the right of the student to learn in an orderly manner and must, at the same time, fulfill its moral, social, and lawful obligations when appropriate, to the student, to the local community, and to the Commonwealth. All students, regardless of where they live, are members of the academic community with the same basic rights and responsibilities. The student who lives off-campus is free of the regulations governing resident students. Nevertheless, the university has the right to expect off-campus students to live and to behave in a manner that does not violate civil law and social responsibility. Students who live off-campus in a manner which violates civil law may be subject to discipline by the university. All students of the university are subject to the rules that govern the student disciplinary code regardless of place of residence.

ARTICLE I Definitions/Terms A. The term “university” shall refer to faculty, staff and students of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, including the local Council of Trustees and the State System of Higher Education officials and Board of Governors. B. The term “student” shall include anyone who is registered and participating in instruction at East Stroudsburg University. The person has to be enrolled and participating in classes. C. The term “faculty member” shall mean any person employed by the university who holds academic rank. D. The term “staff member” shall mean any person employed by the university or Student Activity Association, Inc. who is not a faculty member. E. The terms “organization” and “group” shall mean a number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for official university recognition. F. The terms “shall” and “will” are to be used in the imperative sense, not imparting choice. G. The term “may” is to be deemed permissive, imparting choice. H. The term “university activity” shall mean any activity on or off campus which is initiated, aided, funded, authorized, or supervised by the university. I. The term “duly established” shall refer to any written official procedure for the formulation of policy, implementation of policy, or the establishment of university regulations. Such policy and procedures may be established by: 1. The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; 2. The Council of Trustees together with the President of the University; 3. The President of the University; 4. The Student Senate; 5. Such other body or person delegated to establish procedure by the aforementioned persons or bodies. J. The term “Adjudicator” shall mean any person or group given the authority to review disciplinary matters.

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ARTICLE II Student Participation at the University Summary Statement: Students are free to comment on and help develop university policy. Students shall be free, individually and collectively, to express their views on issues of university policy and on other matters of general interest to the student body. The student body shall have clearly defined means to participate in the formulation of university policy. The role of students in officially recognized student organizations shall be made explicit in the charters, constitutions and/or by-laws of the respective organization provided those documents are not in conflict with law or official university policy.

ARTICLE III Rights and Responsibilities in the Classroom Summary Statement: Students are free to express their views in class. They are responsible for learning course material, but are protected from any prejudicial academic evaluation. Freedom of discussion, of inquiry and of expression of views shall be encouraged and protected by the faculty member both in the classroom and in conference. Students shall be evaluated solely on the basis of their academic performance as required by the faculty member conducting the course. A student shall not be evaluated on opinions nor conduct in matters unrelated to academic standards established for the course. It is the right of the student to inquire and it is the responsibility of the faculty member to inform the student of the academic requirements, grading system and attendance requirements at the outset of a course.

A. Protection of Freedom of Expression Students shall be free to take exception to the data or views offered in any course and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion, but they shall be responsible for learning the content of any course in which they are enrolled.

B. Protection Against Improper Academic Evaluation Students are protected against prejudice, arbitrary or capricious academic evaluation of their courses through faculty contracted responsibilities and standards of ethical and professional conduct. Students are responsible for maintaining standards of academic performances established for courses in which they are enrolled. Students alleging a prejudice, arbitrary or capricious academic evaluation may appeal directly to the faculty member involved. Should a mutual understanding not be reached at this level, students may then appeal to the department chair, the academic dean of their school, and the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, in that order. Students of a protected class alleging discrimination or sexual harassment after exhausting the remedies noted above should express their concerns to the Director of Diversity & Equal Opportunity. Students with disabilities should bring their concerns to the ADA Coordinator/Learning Disabilities Specialist.

ARTICLE IV Rights and Responsibilities of Association Summary Statement: Students are free to form and join organizations as long as those organizations meet university regulations. The student brings to the campus a variety of interests previously acquired and develops many new interests as a member of the university community. He/she shall be free to organize groups and join associates to promote common interests consistent with the duly established written policies of the university and the legal mandates of the Commonwealth and the nation.

A. Association Identification 1. To be recognized by the university, a student organization shall be required to submit a constitution and a list of current officers in accordance with guidelines established by the Student Senate. The constitution shall state the objectives of the organization, the criteria for membership, and the rules of procedure. The organization shall adhere to the stated objectives. The organization will be required to submit a membership list to verify numbers as well as for insurance purposes. Assistance concerning constitutions may be received from the Student Senate Office. All constitutions must include a non-discrimination, equal opportunity clause. 2. Affiliation with an off-campus organization shall not disqualify a student organization from university recognition provided that organization is not in violation of federal or state law. 3. The membership, the policies and the actions of a student organization shall be determined by vote of only those members who are also members of the university community. 4. For continuation of recognition, student organizations shall be required each year to submit an organization update form that shall include a list of officers, their addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. 5. Student organizations shall be free to establish their qualifications for membership provided such membership shall be open to any student willing to subscribe to the stated aims of the organization and to meet its stated obligations. 6. Any student organization denying membership because of gender, sexual orientation, race, creed, age, veteran status, disability or national origin, except as provided for in federal or state law, shall not receive recognition. 7. Each organization shall be free to recommend its faculty/staff adviser(s) in concert with the faculty/staff member(s) concerned and the approval of the Vice President for Student Affairs. a. All organizations are required to have a faculty/staff adviser. b. Faculty/staff adviser(s) shall advise organizations in the exercise of responsibility, but they shall not have the authority to control the policy of such organization. c. Advisers who are not employees of East Stroudsburg University are obligated to register as volunteers through the Office of Human Resources and must be approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs.


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8. Insofar as it is legal, and within the guidelines established by SAA, Inc., student organizations shall have independent control over the expenditure of their own funds. However, a regular financial accounting, including a statement of income and expenses, shall be presented to the members of the organization and to the funding authority. 9. No individual, group or organization shall have the right to officially represent or to speak on behalf of the university without the expressed authorization of the President of the University (or designee) except to identify the university affiliation of the individual, group, or organization.

B. Inquiry and Expression 1. The student and the student organization shall be free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly or privately. a. They shall be free to support causes by orderly means which do not disrupt the regular and essential operation of the university. b. In their public expressions or demonstrations student organizations shall speak only for themselves. 2. Student groups and organizations shall be allowed to invite and to hear any person of their own choosing when the purpose of such an invitation does not violate civil law and does not constitute civil disobedience. a. Routine procedures required by the university before a guest speaker is invited to appear on campus shall be designed only to ensure orderly scheduling of facilities and adequate preparation of the event. b. Sponsorship of guest speakers shall not imply approval nor endorsement of their views either by the sponsoring group or by the university.

C. Use of Facilities University facilities shall be assigned to student organizations for regular business meetings, for social functions and for public programs. Reasonable conditions and costs may be imposed to regulate the timing of requests, to determine the appropriateness of the space assigned and the time of use, and to ensure proper maintenance of the facilities.

D. Recognition of Student Organizations 1. Process of Recognition: a. The request for recognition must be initiated by a minimum of ten members of the student body who are enrolled in at least six credits at East Stroudsburg University. b. The members of the organization must submit a letter to the Coordinator of Extra Curricular Affairs stating the organization’s intent to become recognized and request the proper forms and applications to initiate the recognition process.

c. The members, after providing the letter, must schedule a meeting with the Coordinator of Extra Curricular Affairs and/or the Extra Curricular Affairs Committee to discuss the organization’s purpose, their future constitution, and their rights and responsibilities. It is at this time that the proper forms and applications to initiate the process for recognition will be distributed to the potential organization. (All members of the potential organization should be present.) d. The organization will then complete and return the Application for Recognition Form and submit a copy of their constitution to the Coordinator of Extra Curricular Affairs for the Student Senate. The constitution shall state the objectives of the organization, the criteria for membership and the rules of parliamentary procedure. All constitutions must include a nondiscrimination equal opportunity clause. (Recognition is not automatic upon completion of the Application for Recognition Form and constitution.) e. The Extra Curricular Affairs Committee will review all materials submitted by the potential organization. If necessary, a list of comments and suggestions to revise the constitution will be given back to the potential organization. f. The draft constitution will be sent to the Vice President for Student Affairs for approval or revision. The Vice President will then return the constitution to the Coordinator of Extra Curricular Affairs. g. The Coordinator of Extra Curricular Affairs will place an advertisement in at least one source of campus media announcing the Student Senate’s consideration of the organization (i.e. Stroud Courier, Campus Bulletin, etc.) h. The proposed constitution of the organization will be presented to the Student Senate at two consecutive meetings. The first meeting is for review and questions, and the second meeting will be for final discussion and voting. Members of the organization are encouraged to attend these meetings of the Student Senate. (The Senate may send a constitution back for revision at any of the meetings.) i. A letter of acceptance or denial will be sent to the organization’s representative after the Student Senate votes on the motion concerning recognition. The organization must resubmit a revised constitution to the Student Senate upon request. j. Upon Senate approval, the organization is recognized and the organization enters a one-year probationary period. Within one week of receiving the letter of recognition the organization’s leadership must provide to the Student Senate a complete Membership/Meeting Audit. k. Potential organizations may appeal an unfavorable decision made by the Student Senate within thirty days of the notification from the Coordinator of Extra Curricular Affairs. A letter should be sent to the President of the Student Senate asking for an appeal of the Senate’s decision based upon justification that should be outlined within the letter. If the appeal to the Student Senate is unsuccessful, the organization may appeal for a review to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

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44 East Stroudsburg University | www.esu.edu 2. Probationary Period Guidelines for Newly Recognized Organizations a. After official recognition by the Student Senate of East Stroudsburg University and the Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee), the organization or club enters into a one-year probationary period. b. Permanent recognition will be granted by the Student Senate if during the probationary period the following conditions are met: • The club or organization maintains a minimum active membership as defined by the Student Senate Handbook for Recognized Clubs and Organizations; • The organization has raised a minimum of $300 during the probationary period and is able to maintain a minimum balance of $100 for the final six months of probation; • The organization has completed all membership/ meeting audits required of recognized organizations; and • The organization has not violated any of the policies and procedures that govern clubs and organizations as outlined in the Student Senate Handbook for Recognized Clubs and Organizations. c. Until the probationary period is over, the organization will not be eligible for any Student Activity Association funding. If the one-year probationary period causes the organization to be ineligible to request funding during the budget season, the organization may request a special grant in the fall semester of the new academic year. 3. Privileges of Recognized Organizations a. Organizations may reserve facilities for programs and meetings. b. Organization may use inter-campus mail service. c. Organizations will be issued a mailbox in the University Center. d. Organizations will be permitted to solicit on campus. e. Organizations will be permitted to use bulletin boards and campus advertising. f. Organizations may reserve facilities at Stony Acres as an organization. g. Organizations will be permitted to use the SAA Graphics Center as an organization. h.The privilege to advertise as an ESU student organization. i. The privilege to request monies from the Student Activity Association, Inc. j. The privilege to use the SAA Banking Services. 4. Policies and Procedures Governing Recognized Organizations a. General Policies (1). All recognized student organizations must have a minimum student membership of 10. (2). All organizations must have regularly scheduled meetings, at least once a month. A member of the Extra Curricular Affairs Committee may make an unannounced visit to confirm the organization’s achievement of its purpose and the organization’s compliance with the membership policy requirements. (Note these regularly scheduled meeting can not take place in a classroom that is scheduled for an academic class.)

(3). All organizations will be required to submit an Activity Statement documenting achievements of the club/organization for the academic year. This statement is due to the Student Senate on the due date that the Student Senate Finance Committee establishes for budget requests. (4). All organization presidents (or designees) are required to attend up to four organization meetings organized by the Student Senate. (5). All organizations are required to submit, at the beginning of each semester, an organization update card to the office manager of the Student Activity Association, Inc. (6). All organizations are required to submit, at the beginning of each semester, a Membership/Meeting Audit as defined by the Student Senate. (7). All organizations are required to check and empty their organization’s mailbox, located in the University Center, every week. (8). Upon request, all recognized organizations shall submit an updated copy of their constitution to the Student Senate Office. Any changes to the original constitution must be approved by the Student Senate. (9). All organizations must deposit budgeted funds, gate receipts, revenue, and/or any other funds raised or generated by the organization in the SAA Accounting Office. (10). The Coordinator of Extra Curricular Affairs, in conjunction with the President of the Student Senate and the Executive Director of the Student Activity Association, have the authority to declare any organization inactive that is unwilling to be bound by University or SAA, Inc. policies. b. Membership Policies (1). The active (voting) membership, officers, and/or recognized representatives of the organizations must be students who are enrolled at East Stroudsburg University. Between semesters, membership is constituted to mean the membership of the previous semester. (2). Students who are on academic probation or disciplinary probation may not serve as an active member of any campus clubs or organizations. (3). The number of student members shall always exceed the number of non-student members at meetings and programs not open to the general public. (4). In order to conduct the business of the organization, a quorum of more than 50 percent of the active student membership should be present at the meeting. c. Inactive Organizations Student organizations will be deemed inactive by the Coordinator of Extra Curricular Affairs and/or the President of the Student Senate in conjunction with the Executive Director of the Student Activity Association, Inc. if the: (1). Organization falls below the required minimum membership as outlined in the Student Senate Handbook for Recognized Clubs and Organizations; (2). Organization does not hold regularly scheduled meetings;


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ARTICLE V Rights and Responsibilities of Student Communications Media Summary Statement: Student communications media shall be free of censorship, but students are responsible for maintaining professional and conscientious standards of reporting. Student communications media are valuable in establishing and maintaining both an atmosphere of free and responsible discussion and intellectual exploration on the campus. They bring student concerns to the attention of the university as a whole and help to formulate student opinion on various issues. Students are protected in their exercise of freedom of expression by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Accordingly, university officials are responsible for ensuring freedom of expression for all students. A. The student communications media shall be free of censorship and prior approval of copy, and its editors and managers shall be free to develop their own editorial policies and news coverage. Student media and publications have the right to determine the content of their communication vehicle. The editorial freedom of student editors or managers shall entail corollary responsibilities to be governed by the canons of responsible communications, such as the avoidance of libel and slander. B. Editors and managers shall be protected from arbitrary suspension and removal because of student, faculty, administrative, or public disapproval of editorial policy or content. Only for proper and stated causes established by each organization shall editors and managers be subject to

removal and then by orderly and prescribed procedures to be established in the constitution of each media. C. All student communications media shall explicitly state that the opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the university. D. The integrity and responsibility of student communications media should be encouraged by arrangements which permit financial autonomy. E. Student communication media are expected to: 1. Verify and document all sources of information; 2. Maintain the confidentiality of sources where appropriate; 3. Maintain the anonymity of victims in cases that deal with rape; sexual assault, etc.; and 4. Strive to produce a publication/program based upon professional standards of accuracy, objectivity and fair play.

ARTICLE VI Rights of Campus Citizenship University students are both citizens and members of the academic community. As a citizen, the student is entitled to the same status as other citizens with the concomitant rights and responsibilities of the civil code. As a member of the academic community, a student shall have the rights and responsibilities consistent with university regulations and policies.

ARTICLE VII Right of Dissent and Responsibilities in Protest Summary Statement: Students have the right to conduct peaceful protests that do not damage property or interfere with the operation of the university. Peaceful protest which does not interfere with the normal functions of the university is a lawful means of expressing dissent, and the right of peaceful protest within the university shall be preserved. University officials have the right and the responsibility to ensure the safety of individuals, the protection of property and the continuity of the educational process and other normal functions of the university. However, it shall be the responsibility of the university to provide channels of communication and procedural systems through which dissent can be heard. When peaceful and lawful protest takes place, university officials shall meet with a delegation of the protesters to discuss issues and their possible resolution. In order that dissenters not interfere with the operation of the university, or the rights of others, they shall not: 1. Obstruct vehicular, bicycle, or pedestrian traffic; 2. Obstruct entrances or exits to buildings or driveways; 3. Interfere with activities inside or outside a building, including university ceremonies or events; 4. Harass passers-by; 5. Interfere with or prohibit a scheduled speaker from being heard; 6. Damage university property.

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(3). Organization fails to adhere to all Articles of their organization’s constitution or bylaws; (4). Organization fails to comply with university, the Student Senate, and Student Activity Association policies and procedures outlined in the Student Senate Handbook for Recognized Clubs and Organizations. d. Reinstatement of an Inactive Organization To reinstate an organization after being declared inactive, the student membership must complete the following procedures: (1). Submit a letter to the Coordinator of Extra Curricular Affairs requesting reinstatement. (2). A student member of the organization and the organization’s adviser must appear before the Extra Curricular Affairs Committee with an Organization Update Card, a Membership/Meeting audit and an updated constitution. Exceptions may be petitioned before the Extra Curricular Affairs Committee. e. Defunct Organizations Student Organizations will become defunct if the organization has: (1). Been inactive for a minimum of three (3) years; (2). Violated, in a severe nature, the policies of the university, the Student Senate and the Student Activity Association. The Board of Directors of the SAA, Inc. must declare an organization defunct for such a violation. Organizations seeking recognition after becoming defunct must follow the policies and procedures for Recognition of New Organizations.


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ARTICLE VIII Rights and Responsibilities of Privacy Summary Statement: Students have access to their University files with some specific exceptions. Students have a right to privacy and are protected from unreasonable search or seizure. The rights of student privacy, as they involve records, actions and residence, are fundamental to a democratic society and should be scrupulously maintained. By the same token, the student has the responsibility to ensure that no action of his/ hers infringes upon the rights of privacy of others.

Notation: It should be noted that Article VIII, among other

things, deals with the various student files maintained by the university. The present policy of the university is that a parent of a student or an eligible student has access and may review any or all files maintained by the university by scheduling an appointment with the appropriate office at least two days in advance. There are some exceptions, however. Materials which are not directly accessible to the student are: A. The confidential letters of recommendation and statements placed in the student’s education records prior to January 1, 1975, if such letters: 1. were solicited or sent with an assurance of confidentiality, and 2. are used only for their originally intended purposes; B. Financial records of parents; C. Personal notes of teachers and administrators, provided they are not available to any third party except a teacher’s substitute; D. Law enforcement records, provided they are kept separate from education records; E. Records of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, or other professionals of the student’s choice. In essence, the university is in full compliance with “The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974” (Buckley Amendment) and the applicable state laws.

A. Confidentiality of Records 1. The following official records shall be confidential, and access to them shall be limited to the persons indicated below under the circumstances specified. a. Registrar’s Records (Registrar’s Office) (1). The Registrar’s records shall contain only information relating to the student’s progress and achievement in academic programs except when notation of suspension or expulsion from the university is necessary. Issuance of grade reports and honors shall be deemed actual notice to the student. (2). The Registrar’s records shall be accessible to the student and to members of the staff charged with the maintenance or use of the records, i.e. department chairs, academic deans, academic advisers, etc. b. Adviser/Department Records (Adviser’s Office) (1). The adviser’s and/or department files shall be open to the student, the faculty in that specific department, and to the persons charged with the maintenance of the files. (2). The student shall have the right to see his/her files upon request. c. Counseling and Psychological Services Office

Clinical Records Clinical records shall be open only to the professional staff that is responsible for their maintenance and use, which includes the psychologists and counselors of the Counseling and Psychological Services Center. d. Financial Aid Records (Financial Aid Office) Financial Aid files shall be open only to the student and to the staff that is responsible for their maintenance or use. e. Medical Records (University Health Services) Medical Files shall be open only to the medical personnel who are responsible for their maintenance or use and may be sent to a physician upon the direction of the student. Health and safety emergencies may necessitate that information be released to appropriate parties if that information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals. The Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee) will authorize such a release. f. Placement Records/Credential Packet (Career Services Office) (1). Students have the right to review any recommendation or information which has been placed in their folder unless that right is waived. (2). The students’ records in the Office of Career Services will be used for the purpose of graduate school or job placement. Release of information for that purpose shall be made only with the written permission of the student. g. Student Personnel Records (Vice President for Student Affairs Office) (1). The Student Personnel Files which are located in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs shall be open to those members of the staff responsible for their maintenance or use as well as to the individual student. (2). The information included in the records is an identification picture, copies of discipline reports, police reports, etc. The records are maintained on current students, and for five years after graduation or withdrawal. 2. Information relating to religious, political, or social views or to membership in any organization other than honorary and professional organizations directly related to the educational process shall not be entered on a student’s records except upon his/her request or with his/ her consent. 3. Where the student has the right to access his/her records, he/she shall be subject only to reasonable regulations as to purpose, time, place, and supervision. The student shall have the right to express an opinion in writing concerning any information contained in his/her records. Students may copy information in their records upon giving proper notice and paying an appropriate fee. 4. Each of the records listed in Article VIII, Section A., Paragraph 1, shall be maintained in such a way as to prevent accidental disclosure of the information contained therein. 5. The university has the right to destroy irrelevant, dated or unnecessary evaluative records in the file without the consent of the student or the person who submitted the information.


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B. Family Educational Rights and Privac y Act | FERPA 1. The regulations on the rights of students to see their educational records may be reviewed by contacting Enrollment Services or the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. 2. East Stroudsburg University’s policy is in compliance with the regulations of this Act. Students have the right to see their educational records and to be assured that unauthorized people will not have access to them. 3. General Directory information about students is not confidential. East Stroudsburg University has classified the following as directory information: the student’s home and local addresses, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received and similar information. 4. The university shall release General Directory information upon request unless a student indicates in writing to the Registrar that certain information is to be withheld. 5. East Stroudsburg University and its representatives on occasion take photographs for the university’s use in print and electronic publications. This serves as public notice of the university’s intent to do so and as a release to the university of permission to use such images as it deems fit. If you should object to the use of your photograph, you have the right to withhold its release by filling out a form at the University Relations Office. 6. Publication of Article VIII (Rights and Responsibility of Privacy) in this handbook constitutes the annual notification to parents and eligible students of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Students: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act gives students certain rights with respect to their education records. College students have the following rights: • to inspect and review their education records. (This does not include personal notes from advisers, counselors or deans; parents’ financial information; University Police records; or educational research data for federal, state or local purposes.) • to request an amendment to their education record. • to have some control over the disclosure of personally indentifiable information from their education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. • to file with the U.S. Department of Education a complaint concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Students may restrict the release of Directory Information by completing the FERPA Restriction Form and returning it to the Center for Enrollment Services. (When this restriction is applied to students’ records it also prevents their names from appearing on the Dean’s List, graduation lists and other university-related Publications.) If you have any questions about this notification, please contact the Registrar at Enrollment Services. Parents: The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children’s education records; the right to seek to have the records amended; and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student (“elgible student.”) Educational agencies and institutions are required to notify parents and eligible students about their rights under FERPA. Section 99.7 of the FERPA regulations sets forth the requirements for the notification. Universities do not have to individually notify parents and eligible students but do have to notify them by means that are reasonably likely to inform the parents or eligible students of their rights.

C. Private Morality The university shall not regard itself as arbiter of student moral conduct or taste. Where the interests of the university as an academic community are clearly involved, the authority of the university may be asserted through its Student Code of Conduct and conduct procedures.

D. Privacy of Residence and Property A student’s right of privacy of residence and ownership of property free from the fear of unreasonable search or seizure are guarantees given by the Constitution of the United States to all citizens and shall be respected and protected by the university except under those conditions outlined in Article IX of this document.

ARTICLE IX Student’s Right of Privacy Summary Statement: University premises occupied by students, and the personal possessions of students, shall not be searched unless appropriate authorization has been obtained. Students have a right to privacy except in extreme emergencies as determined within the sole discretion of the university or under the following conditions: A. Scheduled Residential Hall Room Inspections. There will be room inspections throughout the academic year prior to the closing of university residence halls and University Apartments for university break periods, (Thanksgiving, Intercession, Spring Break). Students residing on campus will be given prior notice and may or may not be present during the inspection. Room inspections will consist of a visual inspection of the room to ensure that windows are closed, lights are turned off, electrical items are unplugged, and that garbage cans are emptied. This is to ensure the security and safety of the room and its contents during the break. During these inspections, if evidence of university policy infractions and/or violations

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6. East Stroudsburg University will not disclose information contained in a student’s educational record without the prior written consent of the parent of the student or the eligible student except where permitted by the FERPA statute and regulations. 7. East Stroudsburg University will maintain a record of all requests for and/or disclosure of information from a student’s education records. The records will indicate the name of the party making the request, any additional party to whom it may be re-disclosed and the legitimate interest the party had in requesting or obtaining the information.


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48 East Stroudsburg University | www.esu.edu of federal, state or local laws exist, the occupants of the room may be subject to the disciplinary /legal process. B. Inspections Resulting from Suspected Violations of University Rules , Policies or Regulations or Federal, State and /or Local Laws. Whenever probable cause leads a representative of the Vice President for Student Affairs (e.g., Director of University Center, Director of Residence Life and Housing, Resident Director, Graduate Assistant, Resident Adviser) to believe that an infraction of the university’s rules, policies or regulations and/or federal, state or local laws is occurring in a student’s residence hall room or involves a university issued locker, that representative is delegated the authority to conduct an inspection of the student’s room or locker after announcing that such an inspection is requested. Should a student deny access, such a denial could result in the issuing of an Administrative Search Authorization or a criminal search warrant. University Police will be contacted if a criminal search warrant is going to be obtained. If any contraband is found during an inspection, it shall be confiscated and may be used in disciplinary proceeding and/ or criminal proceeding against the involved student. C. Administrative Searches. Administrative searches are those conducted due to probable cause that a university rule or regulation has been violated and that evidence of the violation will be found in a particular place. Authorization is given in writing by the Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee). In extreme emergencies a verbal authorization may be given. Authorizations, which are in the form of an Administrative Search Authorization, shall include the time, date, place, purpose and scope of the search. The student should be present, if possible, and may have a witness present at the time of the search. Contingent upon the circumstances, administrative searches may take place without anyone being present. At the conclusion of the search the student will be notified in writing by the person authorized to conduct the search of what was found, and the names and titles of all persons conducting the search. Administrative searches are not done in conjunction with, nor under the direction of, the University Police nor on their behalf. Administrative searches are not generally conducted for the purpose of criminal prosecution. If it is believed that potential criminal violations exist, and that an illegal or dangerous object might be found, the University Police will be contacted and a criminal search warrant will be obtained. D. Searches and Entries by University Police. University Police searches and/or entries to a student’s room or university issued locker in order to conduct a police action are normally done by student consent that has been given freely and intelligently. University Police may gain entrance without the prior consent of the student for the following reasons: 1. Police reasonably believe that a person within the room is in need of immediate emergency aid due to injury, accident, or medical emergency. 2. Police are in pursuit of a person suspected of committing a felony. 3. Police are in possession of a valid arrest warrant and have reason to believe that the person is inside the room. 4. Police action is imperative because there exists a threat of physical harm to police officers or to any other individuals.

ARTICLE X Rights To Due Process in University Disciplinary Matters and Student Code of Conduct East Stroudsburg University shall guarantee each student the right to due process by law. The University shall provide through the conduct process within the Student Code of Conduct: A. Adequate notice in writing of the charge(s) against the Student Code of Conduct and; B. A hearing at which the student and/or organization is given the opportunity to have the charge(s) heard and addressed. C. The opportunity exists for the student to appeal a conduct decision(s) if rendered in a formal hearing.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT I. General Statement Summary: This standard of conduct has been established for the benefit of students and the entire academic community to create an atmosphere that is conducive for living and learning. A representative committee of students, faculty, and administrators of East Stroudsburg University developed the following as the Code of Conduct for students of the University to provide an academic community free from harassment and physical violence, to ensure that all students are aware of the policies which govern them, and to maintain justice by the proper application of due process. The University does not condone any severe or pervasive behavior, threat, or act that interferes with a student’s education or university-related activity. Such activities may include, but are not limited to: threatening or harassing any person or group on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or disability. It is the University’s philosophy that the total development of students involves the interests of students, parents, and the University. This Code of Conduct is established by the President and Council of Trustees of East Stroudsburg University in accordance with authority granted in Article XX-A of The Public School Code and the regulations of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education, 22 PA. Code, Ch. 505. Should any part of this Code be deemed or determined to be in violation of any federal, state, or local law, then only that portion of the Code that is in contravention of the law will be voided and the remaining provisions of this Code shall remain in full force and effect.

II. Violations 1. Academic Misconduct. Participating in the following: a. During a test or examination, using any material not authorized by the instructor. b. Providing or receiving assistance in an examination, test, assignment, paper, or project in a manner not authorized by the instructor. c. Buying, selling, stealing or engaging in unauthorized exchange, or using any tests or examinations in advance of their administration.


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The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards does not determine the grade for the assignment or course in question. All cases of academic misconduct must be heard in a formal hearing by either the Student Faculty Condcut Board or by a faculty hearing officer. 2. Forgery, alteration, misuse, or falsification of University records and/or forms. This includes, but is not limited to, the misuse or transfer of the university issued identification card. 3. Misuse or unauthorized use of university computers, or violating the stipulations of the ESU Computer Policy. This includes, but is not limited to: a. Improper use of hardware and software, accessing or attempting to access official electronic university files and records, computer systems, or computer accounts without proper authorization. b. Use of computing facilities or resources in violation of copyright laws. 4. Deliberate destruction of, damage to, malicious misuse of, or abuse of public or private property. This includes, but is not limited to, tampering with fire, safety, or security equipment. 5. Assault and/or battery upon another person or the threat thereof. Inflicting or attempting to inflict harm to another person or oneself while engaging in intentional or reckless behavior. 6. Harassment or intimidation of any person in a manner that causes that person to feel that his or her health and safety is endangered.

7. Violation of Sexual Misconduct Policy, which includes: a. Peer-to-peer sexual harassment b. Rape and sexual assault c. Other sexual offenses 8. Theft or attempted theft of public or private property. This includes but in not limited to shoplifting, passing bad checks, theft of services, and receiving stolen property. 9. Lewd or indecent conduct, including but not limited to public nudity, public urination, and making obscene telephone calls. 10. Illegal use, possession or sale of narcotics, drugs, or drugrelated paraphernalia. No student may posses, consume, or be in the presence of narcotics, drugs, or drug-related paraphernalia anywhere on campus. 11. The use, consumption, possession, sale, or distribution of alcoholic beverages in violation of the University’s Student Alcohol Policy and state liquor laws. No student may possess, consume, or be in the presence of alcoholic beverages anywhere on campus. 12. Possession or use of firearms, explosives, and chemicals on campus is prohibited, even if a student has a legal permit. This includes, but is not limited to, fireworks/ firecrackers, pellet/BB guns, bows and arrows, guns, paint guns, replica weapons, knives, and other dangerous weapons or items used as a weapon. All firearms, weapons, and/ or ammunition brought to campus for hunting or ROTC purposes must be registered and stored at the University Police station. The weapons will be released to the owners when they are leaving campus and require it for a lawful purpose. 13. Unlawful obstruction of freedom of passage in corridors, exits, entrances, stairways, walkways, lobbies, lounges, and rooms of University buildings and grounds, or willful occupation of any portion of a University building or ground, which restricts the freedom to utilize the same in accordance with intended and regular purpose. 14. Unauthorized entry and/or use of campus facilities; unauthorized presence in campus buildings, rooms, or other areas, outside of stated hours. (This includes unauthorized vehicles on University premises). In cases where such presence is facilitated by another person the facilitator also will be considered in violation of this regulation. 15. Failure to participate as directed in the disciplinary process: a. This includes failure or refusal to appear as a witness when required to do so. b. If the accused has absented himself/herself from the hearing, the hearing may go forward without the accused present, if the adjudicator believes that the accused has had proper notice of the time and location of the hearing. 16. Citations or convictions or violations of local, state, or federal law. 17. Failure to follow the directions of University officials made in the performance of their duties. This includes, but is not limited to, failure to accurately identify oneself when requested, or failure to open a residence hall door when requested.

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d. Buying, selling, stealing or engaging in unauthorized exchange, or improperly using any assignments, papers, projects, or course materials. e. Presenting as one’s own, the ideas or works of another person(s)-scholastic, literary, or artistic-in whole or in part, without proper and customary acknowledgment of sources. f. Falsifying or inventing information, data, or research material. g. Obtaining information in a way contrary to the stated policies of the course and/or the University as stated herein. h. Attempting to bribe or coerce any university employee or student in order to gain academic advantage. i. Colluding with others in order to circumvent academic requirements. j. Substituting for another student, arranging for substitution by another student, or misrepresenting oneself as another person during a test or examination. k. Altering or forging university academic records, or forging faculty, staff, or administrative signatures on any university form or letter. l. Submitting any false record in pursuit of university credit. m. Any other actions deemed to violate the academic integrity of East Stroudsburg University, as determined by the course instructor, department chairperson, Dean, Provost and/or President of East Stroudsburg University. n. Committing academic interference, such as but not limited to: adulteration of another student’s work, limiting others from using resources for academic work, or seeking to alter a grade via threats or bribery.


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50 East Stroudsburg University | www.esu.edu 18. Disorderly conduct, which is disruptive in nature and impedes the normal University function. This includes, but is not limited to, behavior within the classroom and/ or other academic or non-academic settings. 19. Violation of campus safety regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, motor vehicle regulations, fire/ evacuation drill regulations, and tampering with safety and security equipment. 20. Violations of the University Hazing Prevention Policy or any state, federal or local anti-hazing statute. 21. Failure to comply with disciplinary sanctions. 22. Misuse of university telephone or communications equipment and services. 23. Violations of other university policies and regulations (Community Standards, Civility Statement, University Parking Regulations etc.). 24. Providing false or misleading information to a university official. This includes, but is not limited to providing false witness or testimony in disciplinary proceedings and submitting false documentation to gain admittance to the University or to receive credit for courses taken. 25. East Stroudsburg University students are responsible for the behavior of their guests. All guests must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct. 26. Facilitating the violation of any regulation. 27. Illegal gambling in any form as defined by Pennsylvania state law. 28. Unauthorized use of the University name, logo, or other symbols of the University. 29. Behaving in a manner that by its severity, pervasiveness or persistence interferes with or limits the ability of other students to engage in a climate conducive for living and learning. 30. Failing to respond to, or comply with, any lawful directive given by the President or Vice President for Student affairs (or their designee) of the University. 31. Any other actions deemed to be inconsistent with appropriate student conduct, as determined by the President of East Stroudsburg University.

III. Residence Hall Policy Violations 1. East Stroudsburg University students, whether residing in or visiting any university residence unit, are subject to the policies in the Residence Hall Information and Policies booklet. Guests of ESU students are subject to these same policies; it is the responsibility of host students to make their guests aware of these policies. Both guests and host students will be held responsible for guest violations of the residence hall policies. Guests in violation of these policies may be asked to leave campus and, further, may be barred from future entry to residence unit(s) or from presence on campus. In addition to the policies in the Residence Hall Information and Policies booklet, individual residents are also held to the specific stipulations of their housing agreements/contracts.

Violations of residence hall policy are reviewed and adjudicated by the Director of Residence Life and Housing or Designee (this includes non-resident violators). Such adjudication can be done informally. Sanctions for residence hall violations include: a. Official Warning b. Restitution for Damage c. Residence Hall Probation d. Educational Sanction e. Community Service f. Disciplinary Probation Any student who has been, or is currently on, disciplinary probation or deferred suspension that violates residence hall policy will be referred directly to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Any student who violates residence hall policy in combination with other Student Code of Conduct violations also will be referred directly to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Their guests may be subject to removal from campus. 2. Appeal Process. Students may appeal residence hall sanctions in writing to the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards within two working days from the date of their informal disposition. The appeal must be based on: a. lack of due process; or b. lack of substantial evidence; or c. new evidence that has become available and that would substantially change the nature of the case After hearing and reviewing all evidence presented in the appeal, the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards may decide to do the following: a. Uphold the decision; b. Overrule the decision and dismiss the case; c. Alter the sanction that has been imposed; or d. Return the matter to the original adjudicator for readjudication. The decision of the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards shall be final.

IV. Disciplinary Sanctions The following are actions, that may be applied to disciplinary cases and recommended to the Vice President for Student Affairs. These sanctions are not progressive in nature. More than one sanction may apply.

1. ORGANIZATIONS a. Restitution: The student organization is required to make payment for replacement or repair for damages to public or private property, in addition to other disciplinary sanction(s). b. Campus/ Community Service: The student organization is required to perform a specified number of hours of service to the campus/community. When appropriate, the service provided shall be related to the disciplinary infraction. c. Educational Sanctions: May include but not limited to alcohol and/or other drug education and/or counseling;


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d. Official Warning: A mild form of reprimand. Such a warning indicates to the student organization that future violations during the period covered by the warning may result in a more stringent sanction. An official warning shall not normally exceed two semesters. e. Disciplinary Probation: A serious form of reprimand which indicates to a student organization that future violations of the Student Code of Conduct will result in Deferred Suspension, Suspension, or Termination of Organizational Recognition. This sanction may limit the student organization in a manner prescribed by the adjudicator (Student/Faculty Conduct Board; Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards; or the Vice President for Student Affairs/ designee). Disciplinary probation may be applied for the remainder of the semester, but not exceed two years. Disciplinary Probation is recorded and maintained in the disciplinary records of the student organization. f. Deferred Suspension: This is the most serious level of disciplinary sanction short of suspension. The organization is considered “not is good standing” with the University. The organization’s continued status as an organization depends upon the successful maintenance of satisfactory behavior and completion of other mandated sanctions, if applicable, during the specified time of Deferred Suspension. Deferred Suspension may include denial of campus privileges as specified by the adjucator (SFCB, Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards/Designee or the Vice President for Student Affairs.) Deferred suspension may be applied for the remainder of the semester, but shall not exceed two years. g. Suspension of Organization Recognition: University recognition is suspended for a specified length of time not exceeding four academic years. During the time of suspension, the organization will cease to function at the University and is denied all benefits of University recognition including, but not limited to, new member recruitment. In order for the organization to regain its status after suspension, it must demonstrate evidence of organizational changes intended to eliminate the potential for repeated violations of the Student Code of Conduct or any other applied university policy. h.Termination of Organization Recognition: University recognition status is lost and the relationship between the organization and the University is terminated indefinitely. The organization and any part of its membership will cease to function at the University. The Vice President for Student Affairs may review the potential for the organization’s return to campus after a minimum of seven academic years from termination of status.

2. STUDENTS a. Restitution: The student is required to make payment for replacement or repair for damages to public or private property, in addition to other disciplinary sanction(s). b. Campus/ Community Service: The student is required to perform a specified number of hours of service to the campus/community. When appropriate, the service provided shall be related to the disciplinary infraction. c. Educational Sanctions: May include but are not limited to alcohol and/or other drug education and/or counseling; anger management education; referral to Counseling and Psychological Services and/or University Health Services. Other educational sanctions may include writing a paper, presenting a program, interviewing someone, designing a bulletin board, checking fire safety equipment, and/or attending a BALANCE workshop. d. Holds on Records: A hold may be placed on student records indicating that the student is not in good standing due to a Student Code of Conduct violation. If a hold is placed on a record, the Registrar may prohibit the student from registering or receiving an official transcript or a diploma until the conditions of the hold have been met. Holds on student records will be initiated and released by the Vice President for Student Affairs or his/ her designee. e. Official Warning: A mild form of reprimand. Such a warning indicates to the student that future violations during the period covered by the warning may result in a more stringent sanction. An official warning shall not normally exceed two semesters. f. Residence Hall Probation: Students may have their hall privileges limited for a specified length of time, may be denied access to a particular residence hall(s) or may be denied access to certain areas or services within the hall(s). Residence hall probation may be applied for the remainder of the semester, but shall not exceed two semesters. g. Housing Suspension: The student is removed from university housing for a specified time. A resident dismissed from campus residence for disciplinary reasons may not be eligible for a refund of room fees. Removal from campus housing requires that the student properly check out of his or her room in accordance with existing university procedures and within the time frame established by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards/designee. No housing refund is provided, and students are prohibited from re-entering any University housing once they have officially checked out. h. Disciplinary Probation: A serious form of reprimand that indicates to a student that future violations of the Student Code of Conduct may result in Deferred Suspension, Suspension, or Expulsion from the University. This sanction may limit the student in a manner prescribed by the adjudicator (Student/Faculty Conduct Board, Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards/his/her designee, or the Vice President for Student Affairs). Disciplinary probation may be applied for the remainder of the semester but shall not exceed two years. Disciplinary Probation is not noted on the official transcript, but is recorded and maintained in the conduct records of the student.

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anger management education; referral to Counseling and Psychological Services and/or University Health Services. Other educational sanctions may include writing a paper, presenting a program, interviewing someone, designing a bulletin board, checking fire safety equipment, and/or attending a BALANCE workshop.


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52 East Stroudsburg University | www.esu.edu i. Deferred Suspension: This is the most serious level of disciplinary sanction short of Suspension or Expulsion. The student is considered “not in good standing” with the University. The student’s continued enrollment depends upon the successful maintenance of satisfactory behavior and completion of other mandated sanctions, if applicable, during the specified time of deferred suspension. Deferred Suspension may include denial of campus privileges as specified by the adjudicator (SFCB, Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards/Designee or the Vice President for Student Affairs). Deferred Suspension may be applied for the remainder of the semester, but not to exceed two years. Deferred Suspension is not noted on the official transcript, but is recorded and maintained in the personnel records of the student. j. Suspension: The student is suspended from the University for a definite period of time. When the period of suspension is completed, the student may be allowed to return to the University under stipulation(s) provided for by the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Vice President for Student Affairs will review the student’s progress prior to readmission. Suspension may be for as little as the remainder of a semester, but not to exceed two years. Suspension is noted on the student’s official transcript. Suspension will remain noted on the student’s official transcript. However, upon written request, students may appeal to have the notation removed subject to the discretion of the Vice President of Student Affairs. k. Expulsion (Dismissal): The student is separated from the University completely. Expulsion is permanently noted on the student’s official transcript and is not removed.

V. Interim Suspension When there is a reason to believe that a student with pending conduct charges presents an immediate and significant threat to himself/herself, or to the safety and well-being of other persons or property, the student may be suspended pending the formal disposition of his/her disciplinary case. A decision to impose an interim suspension is made by the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards with the approval of the Vice President for Student Affairs. The coordinator will meet with the student to discuss the interim suspension and the formal hearing process before the hearing. If the student is suspended under these conditions, a formal hearing, as outlined under Hearing Options, shall be convened within five working days from this meeting, unless extenuating circumstances warrant an extension. The convening of any formal hearings regarding the interim suspension of an organization will normally take place after all investigative procedures have been completed. Student organizations facing interim suspension will have their recognition as a student organization removed during the investigation. While on interim suspension, the organization will not be afforded the privileges of a recognized organization.

VI. Jurisdiction A. The Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards /Designee and the Student Faculty Conduct Board have been given the authority to conduct campus

disciplinary hearings in all cases involving a breach of University regulations except: 1. Any case that possibly affects or impacts the health, safety and welfare of students, employees or other University community members. 2. When informal disposition of the disciplinary matter is mutually agreed to by the student and the Coordinator of Student Conduct or his/her designee. In such cases, the matter is adjudicated by the Vice President for Student Affairs/designee. B. Designees, as noted in Section A, above, may be members of the Student Affairs professional staff or members of the University faculty.

VII. Hearing Options The University conducts hearings for students/ and representative(s) of the organization who are involved in incidents that may require disciplinary action. The student/ representative(s) of the organization has the right to choose from the hearing options listed below. Cases that the Coordinator of Student Conduct determines may potentially result in suspension or expulsion cannot be heard informally. Cases of alleged academic misconduct may only be heard by a Student/Faculty Conduct Board or in a Formal Hearing with a faculty hearing officer. These hearings decide only if a student is responsible or not responsible for any given charge; they do not determine guilt or innocence. 1. Option One: Formal Hearing with the Student/Faculty Conduct Board (SFCB) This is a formal hearing conducted by the Student/Faculty Conduct Board. The board shall be structured as follows: a. Students - The Student Senate shall appoint ten student members to the board. These full-time students are required to have a minimum cumulative average of 2.5. (Freshmen and first-semester transfer students are not eligible). They must not have incurred a disciplinary sanction in the preceding twelve months. They shall attend the SFCB orientation. A student may not serve on the SFCB for more than six consecutive semesters. Council of Trustee representatives may not serve on the SFCB. Resident Assistants may serve as members, but may not hear cases that occur in the residence halls. If the Student Senate fails to appoint ten student members by the thirtieth day of the semester, the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards will appoint students to fill the empty positions. b. Faculty – The faculty (APSCUF) shall appoint, and the University President shall approve, ten faculty members to the board. These full-time faculty members shall attend the SFCB orientation. c. Chair – A chairperson will be selected for each hearing by the members of the board. Either a student member or a faculty member may hold this position. The chair’s role is to facilitate the hearing process. His/ her vote will be equally counted in the decision-making process of the SFCB. Three members of the SFCB shall constitute a quorum at a formal hearing. A quorum must be comprised of at least one faculty member and one student member. It should be noted that after the last meeting of the Student Faculty Conduct Board for each semester and during summer


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2. Option Two: Formal Hearing with the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards/designee This is a formal hearing conducted by the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards or his/ her designee. The Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards may elect to assign other campus administrators to review the case for this formal hearing. Academic misconduct hearings are conducted by a University faculty member. 3. Option Three: Informal Hearing with the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards/ designee A Student Affairs staff member will conduct this hearing. Before a case can be adjudicated in this format, the student must sign a waiver to the formal hearing process admitting responsibility to all pending disciplinary charges.

VIII. Campus Discipline Complaint Procedures The disciplinary process for a student or organization begins when a written report alleging a violation of the Student Code of Conduct or a report of violations of local, state or federal law is presented to the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards by any member of the University community. The student/representative(s) of the organization alleged to have violated University regulations must then meet with the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards/designee to discuss the situation. Should it be decided by the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards/designee that a hearing is warranted, he/she shall inform the student/ representative(s) of the organization in writing of his/her/their hearing options. See section VII for more information concerning hearing options.

1. Informal Hearing Process At an informal hearing, the student or representative(s) of the organization waives the right to an advisor, presentation of witnesses, and redress of case through appeal as afforded them through the formal hearing process. A statement admitting responsibility must be signed before this hearing can take place. This hearing, which is not usually recorded, is adjudicated by the Vice President for Student Affairs or the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards /designee. The student/ representative(s) of the organization and the adjudicator will review all information concerning the alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct and the student/ representative(s) of the organization is allowed to speak on his/her/their own behalf. After the informal review, the Vice President for Student Affairs or the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards /designee may reach one of the following decisions: a. Student/student organization is responsible as charged; b. Case dismissed; or c. Case continued pending further investigation by the hearing officer. The decisions rendered in an informal hearing are final. There is no appeal option for the student/student organization. The person who adjudicated a case informally may be asked to reconsider his/her decision. After review of the request, the adjudicator may consult with the Office of the Vice President

for Student Affairs and decide to: vacate (set aside), remand (send back) or otherwise modify decisions, for such good causes as shall be provided. Requests for reconsideration may not contain any matters raised by the student on the records of the disciplinary hearing, unless the student can show that even with diligent effort, such information could not have been known at that time. A request for reconsideration must be made by the student in writing and delivered to the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards/or his/her designee within three working days after the final decision. Requests for reconsideration submitted by others on behalf of the student will not be accepted.

2. Formal Hearing Process At a formal hearing, the student or representative(s) of the organization may be advised and accompanied (but not represented) by a member of the University community or by legal counsel procured at his/her/their expense. Legal guardians and/or immediate family members may not act as advisors. The advisor only may consult and interact privately with the student/representative(s) of the organization. During the hearing, the burden of proof shall be the responsibility of the University. The decision rendered by the SFCB or Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards/designee during a formal hearing shall be based solely upon the evidence or testimony presented in the hearing. This is a recorded hearing where witnesses may be called to testify. The defendant’s witness(es) must have pertinent information to the case. (Character witnesses will not be permitted.) The deliberations of the SFCB or Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards/ designee are not recorded for review. The hearing shall be conducted as follows: 1. The student/representative(s) of the organization shall appear at the hearing. 2. Any student/representative(s) of the organization who is subject to a formal disciplinary hearing must be informed in writing of both the nature of his/her/their breach of University regulations and of the time and place for the hearing by the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards/Designee at least three working days in advance of the hearing. If the student lives on campus, the notification will be delivered to his/her residence hall and placed in his/her individual mailbox. Off-campus students will be notified by first class mail. 3. All evidence and testimony will be admissible at the sole discretion of the adjudicator(s). 4. The accused is expected to be present throughout the entire proceedings, excluding deliberations. If the accused has had proper notice of the time and location of the hearing, and the accused fails to appear at the hearing, the hearing may go forward and a decision rendered based on submitted materials and witness testimony. 5. Witnesses may appear for either side at the hearing. The University may require a student to appear as a witness at a disciplinary hearing. The adjudicator(s) has the sole authority to determine the appropriateness and number of witnesses appearing. 6. In matters involving acts of violence and/or alleged sex offenses, the accuser and accused are entitled to have

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54 East Stroudsburg University | www.esu.edu an adviser present during the disciplinary hearing and both the accuser and accused shall be informed of the outcome of the disciplinary hearing. The accuser may be present throughout the entire proceedings, excluding deliberations. 7. Prior to presenting any testimony, each witness must submit to an oath where he or she swears or affirms the truth of the statements to be made. The following oath will be used: “Do you solemnly swear, or affirm, that the testimony you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?” 8. The usual order of hearings: a. The charge is stated in the presence of the accused, except in cases where the accused has failed to appear. b. The case shall be presented on behalf of the University by a representative of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, offering all supporting evidence and presenting witnesses providing testimony. c. The accused shall present his or her case by offering all supporting evidence and presenting witnesses providing testimony. d. Deliberation. e. Decision recommended by the adjudicator(s). f. Appearance of the accused to hear the decision and to be advised of the appeals process. 9. The SFCB/ Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards (or his/her designee) may recommend one of the following to the Vice President for Student Affairs:

copy shall include a summary of the facts and reasons behind the decision. The record of any student disciplinary action is maintained in the files of the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards and in the student personnel files located in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office. Only expulsions and suspensions shall be recorded on the student’s official transcript.

X. Appeals of Formal Hearings Appeals must be made in writing by the student and delivered to the Office of the President of the University within three working days after the decision of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Letters of appeal submitted by others on behalf of the student will not be accepted. These are the only reasons for which an appeal may be heard: a. Lack of due process. b. Lack of substantial evidence. c. New evidence that has become available that would substantially change the nature of the case. If the request for appeal meets one or more of these standards, the President/Designee will review all evidence presented in the appeal and decide to do one of the following: a. Uphold the decision. b. Alter the sanction that has been imposed. c. Return the matter to SFCB/Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards/designee for readjudication. d. Overrule the decision and dismiss the case.

a. Responsible as charged, with sanction recommendations.

Decisions on appeals will be rendered by the President’s Office within five working days, absent unusual circumstances.

b. Not responsible.

The decision of the President will be final.

c. Case continued pending further investigation. d. Case referred to the Vice President for Student Affairs for decision without a specific recommendation by the SFCB/ Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards (or his/her designee). 10. If during a hearing additional violations are brought to light, new charges will be filed and a new hearing will be held. 11. All “Disciplinary Incident Notification Forms,” that refer to the outcome recommendation of a hearing, shall bear an “exit date” next to the signature of the adjudicator, which shall reflect the date on which the copy of the adjudication recommendation was provided to the student.

IX. Decision Recommendations rendered in formal hearings take effect at the time they are rendered, unless otherwise noted by the adjudicator, and remain in effect until altered by the Vice President for Student Affairs or altered on appeal by the President. A written copy of the decision by the Vice President for Student Affairs must be sent to the student within ten working days of the close of the proceedings. The written

XI. Standard of Proof The standard of proof in disciplinary hearings will be decided by the “preponderance of the evidence” standard, which is commonly known as “more likely so than not.” This is the standard of proof used in civil actions. The criminal standard of evidence, “beyond a reasonable doubt,” will not be applied in any campus disciplinary procedure.

ARTICLE XI Off-Campus Student Behavior East Stroudsburg University has the right and an obligation to establish and enforce reasonable standards of student conduct on or off campus where the achievement of its educational objectives, the protection of rights of others or the interest of the University may be involved. More specifically, the University reserves the right to become involved with the behavior of students off-campus when the health, safety, and/or well being of the East Stroudsburg University students, faculty and staff or members of its local community are at jeopardy. Students who engage in offcampus behavior that violates civil or criminal law and the Student Code of Conduct may be subject to the court system as well as to campus discipline.


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All information on the Internet (photos, blogs, etc.) is considered public information. When this information documents, describes, or otherwise suggests that a university policy has been violated, the University has the right to investigate and adjudicate the behavior.

ARTICLE XIII Violation of Civil and Criminal Law and University Discipline The University will not duplicate the function of civil or criminal law, nor will it ever substitute its sanctions for sanctions of civil or criminal law. But in those cases where a violation of civil or criminal law affects the interest of the University as an academic community, the University reserves the right to process such conduct through the aforementioned processes. In such cases, concurrent sanctions by University and

court authorities shall not be deemed double jeopardy. Violation of a civil or criminal law that is also a violation of university policy shall be procedurally handled as a university disciplinary situation regardless of whether or not the courts prosecute. The University, after notice to the student concerning pending disciplinary charges, may postpone the campus disciplinary process until all court proceedings have taken place.

ARTICLE XIV Provision for Amendments A committee of students, faculty and administrators will review this document biannually. The Vice President for Student Affairs will appoint the members of the review committee. The Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards will chair this committee. Such a review process, in cooperation with the Vice President, will facilitate making timely changes to better meet the needs of the academic community. All recommendations for changes must be forwarded to the President of the University and to the Council of Trustees for approval.

Conduct Process and Regulations

ARTICLE XII Statement of Online Activity


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||||||||||||| MOTOR VEHICLES & PARKING |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Introduction To provide for a safe, secure, equitable operation, and for the control of motor vehicles on the campus of East Stroudsburg University, those utilizing motor vehicles on campus must follow a common set of rules and regulations. The Pennsylvania Crimes Code (Title 18) of 1972, Section 7505; Act 34 of 1949; and Act 188 of 1983 authorizes all Commonwealth agencies to regulate and enforce motor vehicle traffic and parking on Commonwealth property. A motor vehicle is defined as any self-propelled vehicle.

Policy All motor vehicles parking on campus must be registered with University Police. Applicants for registration of a vehicle must possess a current driver’s license and a current state vehicle registration card. Any charge for registering a vehicle on campus shall be determined by the president of the university. The university and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania assume no responsibility or liability for loss or damage to any motor vehicle parked or driven on its property. The University Police shall have the authority to temporarily close or restrict parking or traffic flow on the ESU campus. This includes but is not limited to special events, snow removal, and athletic contests. Proceeding by citation, summons or warrant for violations of the motor vehicle code before a magistrate shall be in accordance with the rules of criminal procedure in effect at the time of the violation. A resident student under 21 years of age with less than 60 academic credits cannot register a motor vehicle. (Students may petition for a waiver of this policy.) On-campus freshmen and sophomores, (students with fewer than 60 credits), are granted special permission to register a vehicle only under “conditions involving unusual personal hardship.” Special permission may be granted for one of the reasons listed below, but permission is not automatic even if part of a condition is met Due to the limited number of parking spaces available, employment to supplement income will not be considered an unusual personal hardship, unless the Office of Financial Aid substantiates the verifiable need. All requests will be reviewed by the Special Parking Committee that meets on a regularly scheduled basis. A special parking application must be completed along with the appropriate documentation substantiating either a medical, financial, or major-related reason for the request. Applications and questions should be directed to: Robert Moses, c/o Special Parking Committee, East Stroudsburg University, Residence Life Office, Shawnee Hall. Students who receive special permission may park in the Gwendolyn Street or Mary Street lots only. University Police may order an illegally parked motor

vehicle, or one that is parked in such a way as to present a safety hazard to the public or to property, to be towed and impounded. A motor vehicle immobilizer (called a “boot”) may be installed on any motor vehicle with three or more delinquent traffic tickets in order to compel payment of fines.

Guidelines and Procedures Registration Each semester and summer session, students shall register their vehicles within one week of the first day of classes as determined by the university Undergraduate Catalog. Students will be assigned to student parking areas and must park in those appropriate areas. Any student who acquires the use of a vehicle after the regular registration period must register the vehicle immediately upon bringing the vehicle on campus for the first time. Each employee must register his/her vehicle on the first day of his/her employment. This registration is valid until termination of employment or until a campus-wide reregistration for this category of permit is conducted. Replacement of, or additional, vehicles must be registered within the first business day of bringing the vehicle to campus for the first time. Upon sale, trade or other disposition of any vehicle displaying a current decal, hangtag or permit, the owner or custodian of such vehicle shall be responsible for the removal, destruction or defacing of the decal, hangtag or permit. The owner or custodian of the vehicle shall turn in the hangtag to university police for transfer to the owner’s new vehicle or for destruction. Furthermore, when an employee terminates employment or retires, the employee must turn in the hangtag to university police.

Parking All vehicles parking on campus shall display current decals, hangtags or permits. Decals must be affixed as designated. Decal/permit parking regulations shall be enforced from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. prevailing time, Monday through Friday, unless otherwise posted. All parking lots or sections of parking lots will be designated as student, staff, visitor or any ESU registered vehicle by appropriate signs at various locations. A visitor or guest, defined as anyone who is not a student or employee of East Stroudsburg University, bringing a motor vehicle on campus, may park his/her vehicle in a designated visitor space for a period not to exceed four hours without obtaining a permit. A visitor or guest may park in other than regular visitor parking spaces provided he/she obtains a parking permit for the appropriate area from the University Police Department immediately upon his/her arrival on campus.


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No person shall park a vehicle or permit it to stand attended or unattended at East Stroudsburg University in any of the following places: 1. within an intersection; 2. on a crosswalk; 3. on a sidewalk; 4. in a loading zone, unless vehicle is being loaded or unloaded and said vehicle does not remain there for more than thirty minutes; 5. within 15 feet of a fire hydrant; 6. in an unauthorized area; 7. in any parking place other than designated by the decal or permit on the vehicle; 8. in any area other than a designated parking space marked by lines, markings, signs or across lines designating parking spaces; 9. on any grass or seeded areas including fields; 10. in a designated visitor space if the person is a student or employee of the university. It shall be unlawful for any person to display, cause to be displayed or have in their possession a decal, hangtag or permit knowing the same to be registered and signed for by the owner or custodian of another vehicle. It shall be unlawful for any person to falsify facts when applying for a decal, hangtag or permit. Any person violating any of the above rules shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $25 payable to the East Stroudsburg University Business Office. Failure to pay the penalty within five (5) business days, can result in a Commonwealth citation being filed with a magistrate, with a fine assessed, plus costs of prosecution. A person commits a summary offense if he/she does any of the following on the university campus: 1. operates a motor vehicle on a highway at a speed in excess of the maximum posted limit; 2. operates a motor vehicle on any highway which is posted as closed to motor vehicles; 3. operates a motor vehicle on a designated snow emergency route during a declared snow emergency without snow tires or chains; 4. operates a motor vehicle being used for business or commerce without specific written approval from an authorized official of the university; 5. operates a motor vehicle so as to cause noise which is unreasonably loud, raucous, jarring, disturbing or a nuisance to persons within the area of audibility; 6. operates a motor vehicle on university grounds other than roads or other areas designated for the operation of motor vehicles; 7. operates a motor vehicle so as to disobey the directions of any traffic signal or sign, unless otherwise directed by a police officer; 8. parks a motor vehicle in a designated accessible space and the operator of said vehicle is not disabled or transporting a disabled person. Vehicle must display an accessible plate, permit or placard.

Any person in violation of the above rules shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100. Said payment shall terminate any further prosecution of said offense. Failure to pay the penalty within 10 business days, can result in a Commonwealth citation being filed with a magistrate, with a fine assessed, plus costs of prosecution. (This guideline does not preclude a police officer from issuing a Commonwealth traffic citation instead of proceeding with a university citation.) The chief of police shall provide the name of any student charged with 10 parking moving violations in any semester to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for disciplinary action. A hold will be put on a student’s records if he/she is delinquent in paying any fines to the university. The student’s records will remain on hold until the fines are paid in full.

Towing and Impounding Tow-away areas shall be posted with tow-away signs. No vehicle shall be removed under the authority of this policy if, at the time of removal, the owner or person for the time being in charge of such vehicle is present and expresses a willingness and intention to immediately remove said vehicle and pay any appropriate charges due. A vehicle immobilizer may be installed on any vehicle with three or more delinquent tickets to compel payment of fines. A service charge of $25 will be assessed for the removal of an immobilizer. The immobilizer will be removed upon payment of the delinquent tickets plus the service charge or by direction of the University Police. For additional information visit: http://www4.esu.edu/current_ students/students_affairs/student_services/police/parking.cfm

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On campus

Adapted from guidelines by the Pennsylvania Crime Prevention Practitioners Association

Keep doors locked, even if you are away for only a few minutes

At home, your family takes responsibility for the safety of its members, its dwelling, and its property. At ESU, you are living in a much larger “family” whose members are also responsible for their own and each other’s safety.

Lock your door before you go to sleep. An unlocked door, night or day, can be an invitation to trouble.

In the larger university family, each member must take extra care to ensure the safety of everyone. No member of the university community should feel afraid, but all members should exercise ordinary prudence. The University Police Department has been established to protect you and everyone at ESU, but many safety factors are under your control. Here are some reminders of common-sense precautions you can take. Your home is as safe as you make it. So is your university.

In offices, classrooms, libraries, or laboratories Always keep personal belongings in view.

Don’t leave notes on your door saying that you are out.

Always keep your keys in your possession. Never place them under mats, over doors, or in any other obvious “hiding place.” Remember that most losses occur during the day. Close and lock all windows when you leave your room, especially if you are on the first floor or off a fire escape. Keep an accurate inventory of your possessions. Engraving tools are available through the University Police. If you should return to your residence and suspect that it has been illegally entered, do not enter. Call the University Police at ext. 3063. In the event of an emergency call ext. 2000. If you see a suspicious person in a hallway or lounge, or if someone knocks on your door to solicit, call the University Police. Never confront or ignore a stranger.

Keep petty cash and other valued items in a locked drawer.

In a residence hall, screams could sound like horseplay. In an emergency, be specific. Shout “Help,” “Police,” or “Fire.”

Keep your purse with you or in a locked cabinet or drawer. Never leave it in, on top of, or underneath a desk.

In all activities, use common sense and be conscious of your surroundings.

Never prop doors open, especially fire doors, even for a short time.

Know your neighbors.

Avoid working or studying alone in a building at night. Report anyone who behaves suspiciously to the University Police. Remember his or her appearance and relay the information to the dispatcher. Advise the University Police of any hazards or security problems.

On the street Stay in well-lit areas. Walk at the mid-point between curbs and buildings. Stay away from alleys, entries, and bushes. Walk with someone whenever possible. Participate in the buddy system. Use the Escort Service if you must travel after dark. It’s worth the wait. The Escort Service may be reached by dialing 1-2-3 from a campus phone, or by call 570-4222000. If you are followed, act suspicious. Keep looking behind you and you may discourage the follower. If someone is following you on foot, cross the street, change directions, or vary your pace. If someone in a car follows you, turn around and walk in the opposite direction. If the follower persists, record the car’s license number and call the police.

Don’t ignore hazardous situations and don’t create them for others.

Online Keep your online information and personal site settings private and do not give access to persons you do not know or trust. Keep your passwords secure and do not post information of a personal nature. If you receive harassing or threatening electronic communication be sure to save the materials and report the incident to University Police.

In case of fire When the fire alarm sounds, all occupants must evacuate the building immediately using the nearest exit. Only University Police Officers or members of the Fire Department may authorize reentry into the building.


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Rules for safe walking

Rules for safe bicycle riding

Always use sidewalks when provided.

Keep to the right side of the roadway and ride in single file.

If no sidewalk exists, always walk facing opposing vehicular traffic as far as possible from the edge of roadway.

Pass other cyclists with caution.

Always cross a roadway at an intersection or a well-defined crosswalk, and look both ways before crossing.

Use hand signals.

Always carry identification with you. At night, do not walk alone unless absolutely necessary; walk in well-lighted areas, and wear light colored or reflective clothing.

Rules for safe running Run on sidewalks, to the right of walkers. If sidewalks are not available, run on the shoulder of the road, facing traffic. Be alert for cars at sharp curves and on crests of hills where you cannot see oncoming traffic. Run in parks, on the track or on grass whenever possible. Never run alone, but do not run in large groups. Communicate to your partner about oncoming traffic. Wear or carry, white, bright or glow-in-the-dark clothes, if you must run at night. Be extra careful during inclement weather. Observe cross walks, traffic lights, stop signs, etc. Run in place if necessary. When making turns, look behind you and back over to traffic facing running side as soon as possible. Do not intimidate or provoke automobile drivers. In general, do the things a walker would do: a. Cross at crosswalks; look both ways before crossing. b. Cross only on proper traffic signal. c. Watch for turning cars. d. Never go into the roadway from between parked cars.

Obey all traffic lights. Ride cautiously through parking areas, driveways and congested intersections. For night riding, equip your bike with front/rear lights, use reflectors and wear light colored or reflective clothing. Give pedestrians and motor vehicles the right of way and use a warning device. Use caution when passing parked vehicles because doors can be opened without warning. Watch out for potholes, rocks, broken glass and other road hazards. Always lock your bicycle properly when not in use using a high security lock. a. Secure at least the back wheel and frame tube to something immovable. Bike racks are available throughout the campus. b. Always lock your bicycle in a well-lit area. c. Register your bike with the University Police Department.

Remember . . . These rules are not only for your safety, they are the law. The Pennsylvania vehicle code requires joggers, cyclists, and pedestrians to obey the traffic laws. The police can issue you a citation for failing to follow these rules.

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Academic Requirements............................................... Faculty adviser or University Catalog Athletic Information........................................................ Koehler Field House University Center................................................. 3642 Automobile Registration............................................... University Police University Center........................................................ 3063 Books and Supplies......................................................... University Store University Center......................................................... 2665 Campus Events/Activities.............................................. Assistant Director, Student Activities University Center................ 3429 Career Planning/Placement.......................................... Dennis Steigerwalt, Director, Career Services University Center..................................................................................... 3219 Change of Course/Schedule......................................... Enrollment Services, Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall..................................... 2800 Change of Major............................................................... Dean of Faculty Continuing Education..................................................... Graduate School, Rosenkrans East......................................................... 3468 Course Schedules............................................................. Faculty Adviser Employment (Work/Study............................................ Enrollment Services, Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall..................................... 2800 Fees, Tuition, Room and Board.................................... Enrollment Services, Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall..................................... 2800 Graduate Study Information........................................ Graduate School, Rosenkrans West...................................................... 3536 Honors Program................................................................ Peter Pruim and Ken Mash, directors....................................... 3529/3273 Housing (On-Campus..................................................... David Campbell, Shawnee Hall............................................................... 3460 Housing (Off-Campus..................................................... Residence Life & Housing Office, Shawnee Hall................................ 3191 Identification Cards/eCards.......................................... Campus Card Center, University Center.............................................. 2273 Illness.................................................................................... University Health Services, Flagler-Metzgar...................................... 3553 Insurance, Student........................................................... Doreen Tobin, Vice President for Student Affairs Reibman Administration Building..................................................... 3463 Lost and Found................................................................. University Police.......................................................................................... 3063 Meal Tickets........................................................................ Enrollment Services, Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall..................................... 2800 Meeting Place Reservations, University Center..... Jill Hill, University Center........................................................................... 3767 Meeting Place Reservations, Residence Halls........ David Campbell, Shawnee Hall............................................................... 3460 National Student Exchange.......................................... International Programs, Zimbar.............................................................. 3527 New Student Programs.................................................. Patricia Kashner, Director......................................................................... 2863 Orientation ........................................................................ Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall Parents’ Association......................................................... Warren Anderson, Asst. V.P. for Student Affairs................................ 3798 Parking Regulations ....................................................... University Police.......................................................................................... 3063 Personal Counseling........................................................ Counseling & Psychological Services Flagler-Metzgar Center.......................................................................... 3277 Registration........................................................................ Enrollment Services, Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall..................................... 2800 Room Changes.................................................................. Resident Director Scholarships & Loans...................................................... Enrollment Services, Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall...2800 or 800-378-6732 Student Senate.................................................................. University Center.......................................................................................... 3417 Student Teaching............................................................. Director of Field Experience, Stroud Hall............................................ 3471 Thefts.................................................................................... University Police.......................................................................................... 3063 Tutoring Services.............................................................. Learning Center, Rosenkrans East.......................................................... 3515 Undeclared Majors........................................................... Jack Truschel, Director of Academic Advising Learning Center, Rosenkrans East................................................... 3504 Withdrawal from Course................................................ Enrollment Services, Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall..................................... 2800 Withdrawal from University.......................................... Enrollment Services, Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall..................................... 2800


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Academic Advising.................................... 3 Academic Dismissal................................... 5 Academic Enrichment & Learning......................... 10 Academic Jeopardy.................................. 10 ACADEMIC POLICIES............................. 3–7 Academic Probation................................... 5 Academic Suspension................................. 5 Academic Warning.................................................... 5 A Cappella Ensemble................................ 26 Activities........................................ 20–29 Advanced Placement.................................. 5 African American Student Alliance....................... 20 Alcohol............................................... 11 Alcohol Policy........................................ 32 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Office.......... 11 Alpha Psi Omega.................................... 27 Alumni Association.................................. 11 Animal Policy........................................ 32 Anime Club........................................... 20 Applied Voice........................................ 26 Art Association....................................... 20 Association, Rights and Responsibilities of........ 42 Athletic Department................................ 19 ATHLETIC PROGRAM............................... 19 Athletic Training Club............................... 20 Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Clinic........... 11 Attendance Policy..................................... 4

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Basketball Pep Band................................. 26 Best Buddies......................................... 21 Biking................................................. 59 Biology Club.......................................... 21 Biotechnology Club.................................. 21 Bookstore............................................ 16 Brass Ensemble...................................... 26 Bus Service........................................... 11

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Campus Activities Board............................ 21 Campus Citizenship, Rights of...................... 45 Campus Map.................................... 30–31 Campus Security..................................... 38 Career Resources Center............................ 11 Center Court.......................................... 12 Cheerleading.................................... 19, 21 Chemistry Club....................................... 21 Chi Alpha Epsilon.................................... 27 Child Care............................................ 14 Chinese Club......................................... 21 Choral Ensembles................................... 26 Christian Fellowship............................ 15, 21 Circle K................................................ 21 Classroom, Rights and Responsibilities............ 42 Class Schedules........................................ 3 Class Voice........................................... 26 College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)......... 5 Colleges Against Cancer............................. 21

Commuter Lounge................................... 11 Commuter Student Services........................ 11 Concert Band......................................... 25 Concert Choir........................................ 26 CONDUCT PROCESS & REGULATIONS....... 41–55 Contemporary Dancers of ESU...................... 21 Convenience Store................................... 17 Council For Exceptional Children................... 22 Counseling and Psychological Services............ 12 Credits.................................................. 4 Curriculum Changes................................ 3–4

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Dance Company...................................... 25 Dance Team.......................................... 22 Dean’s List............................................. 5 Delta Alpha Pi........................................ 27 DESI Student Organization.......................... 22 Dining Hall Regulations............................. 13 Dining Services................................. 12–13 Disability Services................................... 10 Disciplinary Matters............................ 48–54 Discrimination and Harassment Policy............ 33 Dissent, Rights and Responsibilities.......... 45–46 Diversity.............................................. 24 Drug use..................................... 11, 33, 37

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eCard............................................ 13–14 Economics Club...................................... 22 Educational Opportunities Abroad................... 6 English Club.......................................... 22 Entrepreneurship Club.............................. 22 Equestrian Team..................................... 22 Escort Service........................................ 13 ESU Insider........................................... 22 Eta Sigma Delta...................................... 27 Eta Sigma Gamma................................... 27 Euclid’s Elements.................................... 22 European Studies Organization..................... 22 Exercise Science Club................................ 22 Extracurricular Organizations................. 20–28

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Federal Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.... 33 Federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Acts......................... 38 Financial Aid Programs............................. 13 Food Service Committee............................ 12

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Gamma Theta Upsilon............................... 27 Gender Equity Survey Report....................... 19 German Club......................................... 22 GET ANSWERS................................. 60, 61 Gospel Choir.......................................... 26 Grade Reports.......................................... 3 Grades.................................................. 4 Graduation; Graduation Honors...................... 6 Gymnastics Club..................................... 22

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Habitat for Humanity............................... 22 Harassment........................... 33, 37, 38–40 Hazing Prevention Policy........................... 34 Health and Physical Education Club................ 22 Health Insurance..................................... 16 Health Services...................................... 16 HIV Disease........................................... 40 Honoraries........................................... 27 Honors Program....................................... 6 Honors Students Association....................... 23 Hotel Restaurant Club............................... 23 Housing............................................... 13

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Ice Hockey Club...................................... 23 I.D. Card.............................................. 13 Intercollegiate Athletics............................. 19 International Students Organization............... 23 Intramural Sports See Recreation Center Leagues..... 14 Involuntary Administrative Withdrawal for Reasons of Mental Health..................... 36 Iota Iota Iota......................................... 27 Iota Tau Kappa....................................... 27 Italian Club........................................... 23

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Java City.............................................. 12 Jazz Ensemble....................................... 26 Jewish Student Organization....................... 23

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Kappa Delta Pi....................................... 27 Kappa Kappa Psi..................................... 23 Kemp Library........................................... 8 Kiwanis............................................... 21 Koehler Field House................................. 14

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Lambda Pi Eta........................................ 27 Late Nite.............................................. 12 Latin American Association......................... 23 Learning Center...................................... 10 Le Cercle Francais.................................... 23 Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered, Queer & Ally Center................................ 13 LGBTQA............................................... 24 LIBRARY INFORMATION......................... 8–9

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Marching Band....................................... 26 Marine Science Club................................. 23 Medical Amnesty Policy........................ 36–37 Mekeel Child Care Center........................... 14 Men’s Lacrosse Club................................. 23 Men’s Rugby Club.................................... 23 Mental Health........................................ 36 Monroe County Transit Authority.................. 11 Moses Society........................................ 27 MOTOR VEHICLES & PARKING............... 56–57

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Narcotics and Drugs................................. 37 National Honor Societies............................ 27 National Residence Hall Honorary.................. 27 National Student Exchange........................... 6 National Student Speech, Language, Hearing Association........................................ 23 Newspaper........................................... 25 NORML............................................... 23

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Off-Campus Housing........................... 11, 14 Off-Campus Student Address Requirement....... 37 Off-Campus Student Behavior..................... 54 Office of Multicultural Affairs....................... 14 Omicron Delta Epsilon............................... 27 Omicron Delta Kappa................................ 27 Online Activity....................................... 55 Order of Omega...................................... 28 ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES.............. 20–29 Outings Club......................................... 24

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Parking.......................................... 56–57 Pennsylvania State Education Association........ 25 Pets................................................... 32 Phi Alpha Theta...................................... 28 Phi Epsilon Kappa.................................... 28 Phi Sigma Iota....................................... 28 Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity............ 28 Photography Club................................... 24 Pi Sigma Alpha....................................... 28 Pre-Med Association................................ 24 Pre-Physician Assistant Club........................ 24 P.R.I.D.E............................................... 24 Privacy, Rights and Responsibilities........... 46–48 Protest, Rights and Responsibilities..................... 45 Psi Chi................................................. 28 Psychology Association............................. 24 Publications.......................................... 29

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Quality Point System.................................. 4

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Radio Station......................................... 26 Ramstad Amendment.......................... 39–40 Readmission and Reinstatement..................... 7 Real Food on Campus (RFoC)....................... 12 Recreation Area (Stony Acres)...................... 15 Recreation Center.................................... 14 Registration............................................ 3 Rehabilitative Services Student Organization..... 24 Religious Life......................................... 15 Religious Services................................... 15 Residence Hall Association.......................... 24 Residence Hall Information and Regulations...... 15 Residence Hall Policy Violations.................... 50 Residence Requirements.............................. 5 Rho Phi Lambda..................................... 28 Ride Sharing......................................... 11 Running.............................................. 59

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SAFETY REMINDERS............................... 58 Scholarship Standing.................................. 5 Security.......................................... 38, 58 Seizure of Contraband............................... 37 Sexual Harassment Policy Statement......... 37–38 Sexual Misconduct............................. 38–40 Sigma Beta Delta.................................... 28 Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta.............................. 28 Sign Language Club................................. 24 Smoking Policy...................................... 38 Social Fraternities................................... 29 Society for Truth, Life & Community............... 24 Society of Leadership and Success................. 24 Sociology Club....................................... 24 Soliciting and Sales.................................. 38 Sororities............................................. 29 Spanish Club......................................... 24 Speech and Hearing Center......................... 15 Sport Management Club............................ 24 Sports teams......................................... 19 Stage II............................................... 24 Stony Acres........................................... 15 Store.................................................. 16 Stroud Courier.................................. 25, 29 STUDENT ACTIVITY ASSOCIATION............... 18 Student Code of Conduct....................... 48–54 Student Communications Media, Rights and Responsibilities............................... 45 Student Employment................................ 12 Student Nurses Association......................... 25 Student Senate...................................... 18 Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).................. 25 Student Support Services........................... 10 Student-to-Student Sexual Misconduct Policy. 38–40 Suspension............................................. 7

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Television Production Club.......................... 25 Tobacco............................................... 11 Tourism Club......................................... 25 Transfer Students...................................... 5 Transportation....................................... 11 Tutoring.............................................. 10

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Ultimate Frisbee Club............................... 25 Undeclared Students................................ 10 United Campus Ministry....................... 15, 25 University Bands..................................... 25 University Center.................................... 15 University/Community Concert Band.............. 25 University Health Insurance........................ 16 University Health Services.......................... 16 University Leadership and Service Awards.............. 5 UNIVERSITY POLICIES........................ 32–40 University Policy on HIV Disease................... 40 University Refund Policy.............................. 7 UNIVERSITY SERVICES........................ 10–17 University Singers................................... 26 University Store...................................... 16 University-Wide Tutorial Program (UWIP)......... 10 Upward Bound....................................... 17

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Veterans of ESU...................................... 25 Vocal Performing Arts............................... 26 Voices of Triumph.................................... 26

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WALKING, RUNNING & BIKING SAFETY......... 59 Warrior Marching Band............................. 26 WESS FM............................................. 26 Withdrawal from the University..................... 6 Women for Awareness.............................. 26 Women’s Center.................................................... 17 Women’s Rugby Club................................ 26 Woodwind Ensemble................................ 26


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A Commitment to Civility EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY is committed to the advancement of learning and service to society. This is best accomplished in an atmosphere of mutual respect and civility, self-restraint, concern for others, and academic integrity. By choosing to join this community, I accept the obligation to live by these common values and commit myself to the following principles: As an ESU student . . . n I will embrace the concept of a civil community which abhors violence, theft, and

exploitation of others;

n I will commit myself to the pursuit of knowledge with personal integrity and academic

honesty;

n I will respect the sanctity of the learning environment and avoid disruptive and deceitful

behavior toward other members of the campus community;

n I will support a culture of diversity by respecting the rights of those who differ from

myself;

n I will contribute to the development of a caring community where compassion for others

and freedom of thought and expression are valued;

n I will honor, challenge and contribute to the scholarly heritage left by those who

preceded me and work to leave this a better place for those who follow.

n By endorsing these common principles, I accept a moral obligation to behave in ways

that contribute to a civil campus environment and resolve to support this behavior in others. This commitment to civility is my promise to East Stroudsburg University and its community of scholars.

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Notice of Nondiscrimination East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, veteran status, disability or age in its programs and activities in accordance with state and federal laws. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: Director of Diversity/Ombudsperson 200 Prospect Street 115 Reibman Building East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 570-422-3656


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