STUDENT JUDICIARY BODIES AND PROCESSES
Standing and appointed student judicial bodies such as, but not limited to, the Men’s Affairs Board, Women’s Affairs Board, Student Judicial Council, Residence Hall Councils, and bodies addressing the behavior of student organizations shall:
- Hear cases of alleged violations of regulations which are referred to them appropriately by the Chief Judicial Officer.
- Render a finding as to whether or not there has been a violation of the Student Code.
- If a violation is determined to have occurred, determine and recommend to the Chief Judicial Officer appropriate sanctions as listed in Article IV, Section B of the Conduct Code.
- Judicial Bodies addressing behavior of student organizations may only recommend sanctions against groups, not involved individuals. However, based on findings, such bodies may recommend to the Chief Judicial Officer that further judicial action be taken against involved individuals.
Final sanctions shall be determined and approved by the Chief Judicial Officer.
The Chief Judicial Officer will work with Student Judicial Bodies in developing procedural rules and guidelines which maintain consistency throughout the college’s judicial process.
At no time will the standards, rules, regulations and/or policies of the College be on trial before such bodies in cases assigned.
Due to the excessive tickets received by students in the past and the current parking situation, students receiving five or more parking citations, regardless of ticket payment or classification, will be required to appear before the Mississippi College Judicial Council and the SGA Chief Justice at said council’s discretion. Failure to appear on scheduled date will result in disciplinary action by the Judicial Council. Those students receiving ten or more violations, within the course of one semester, will, upon notice, automatically have their parking privileges revoked. If a student is caught parking a vehicle on campus after their parking privileges have been revoked, the vehicle driven by that student will be towed at the student’s expense and additional disciplinary action taken against the student. The Chief Justice shall report monthly on excessive tickets to the Vice President for Enrollment Services and Dean of Students. A copy of excessive tickets will be sent from the Office of Public Safety to the Vice President for Enrollment Services and Dean of Students monthly.
RIGHT OF THE INSTITUTION TO INVESTIGATE
The University reserves the right to make any and all investigations necessary including, but not limited to, polygraphs, interviews, and on-premises investigation and inspection of any residence or living quarters on college property pertaining to alleged violations of this code, or vehicles, backpacks or other personally owned items that are located on-campus or likewise pertain to alleged violations of this code.
APPROPRIATE DRESS ON CAMPUS
The University believes its students should adhere to generally accepted standards of dress appropriate at all times.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY
While students do have the right to choose to bring personal items for use on campus, they are responsible for the care and safety of the equipment. All buildings and areas on campus are secured to the extent that they can be. Mississippi College cannot assume responsibility for personal items of students. Students should mark personal items clearly and appropriately so that their identity is evident, should there be a question. The College does not assume responsibility for the loss or damage to student’s property which occurs in college buildings or on college grounds. The student agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the College from any suits, claims, demands or damages whatsoever, resulting from or arising out of the theft of or damage to personal property or injury to the student’s person, family or guests which may occur. Therefore, personal property insurance (which could be included in the parent’s Homeowner’s Insurance Policy) should be considered by residents should there be an interest in doing so.