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Appendix I: Definitions

  1. The term University means the University of Nevada, Reno.
  2. The term "student" included all persons taking courses at the University of Nevada, Reno, either full-time or part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate or professional studies. Persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the Student Code of Conduct, who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the University of Nevada, Reno, or who have been notified of their acceptance for admission are considered "students". This Student Code of Conduct applies to all locations of the University of Nevada, Reno, including campus properties located in the cities of Reno and Sparks, and in Washoe and Douglas Counties.
  3. The term "member of the University community" includes any person who is a student, faculty member, staff, or University official or any other person employed by the University. The Director of Student Conduct shall determine a person's status in a particular situation.
  4. The term "University premises" includes all land, building, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the University (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).
  5. The term "organization" means any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for University recognition/registration.
  6. The term "cheating" includes, but is not limited to: use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; and/or the use of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, take-home exams or carrying out assignments.
  7. The term "plagiarism: includes, but is not limited to: the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment of the use.
  8. The term "complainant" means any person who submits a charge alleging that a student violated the Student Code of Conduct. For the purposes of resolution of the allegations, if the case is pursued by the Director of Student Conduct and goes to formal resolution, than the complainant participates as a witness and as the initiator of the referral of the incident.
  9. The term "accused student", or "accused student organization or student group" means any student, student organization or student group accused of violating this Student Code of Conduct.

This Student Code of Conduct follows the format, design, and wording of much of the "Model Student Conduct Code", as devised, published and provided to college and university student conduct administrators in the United States by Edward N. Stoner II and John Wesley Lowery.  This model code is officially titled:  "Navigating Past the 'Spirit of Insubordination', The version of this Model Student Conduct Code" utilized by the University of Nevada, Reno, Student Code of Conduct appears in the Journal of College and University Law, Volume 31, No 1: 2004, as published by the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Notre Dame Law School.  This document is available for review in the Office of Student Conduct, University of Nevada, Reno, at: 784-4388.

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