Policies and Code of Conduct
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University policies are written to ensure that the
institution is serving students according its mission and values. They also help clarify for students how they
expect to be treated in various situations and how they should expect to
interact with faculty and staff and how they may utilize university facilities
Please refer to the Academic Bulletin for the description of
Amnesty and Exemption In the case where a student
(complainant) is reporting an instance of harassment, violence, or abuse, the
complainant will be granted amnesty from being held accountable for violations
of the alcohol or drug policies.
All posters, signs, and
banners must be stamped for approval in the Office of Student Engagement. Banners must be pre-approved by the Office of
Student Engagement prior to construction. Only one sign may be posted per event per
bulletin board. Classified advertisements (i.e. for sale, for rent, off-campus
employment) are allowed only on the board labeled “Misc. Postings” located to
the left of the first floor elevator in the Administration Building. Posters and signs may not be placed on
elevators, walls, doors, or windows. Each individual or organization is
responsible for removing their respective posters or signs after the event. Posters or signs are allowed only at the
First floor, across from the elevator
Second floor, right of the elevator and cork
strips in hallway
Third floor, cork strips in hallway
Sadoff Science Hall
West entrance and east entrance
First floor, left of room 101
Second floor, left of elevator
Todd Wehr Alumni Center — entrance
Hornung Student Center — left of the Dining Room
Residence Facilities — place 45 copies in campus
box 39 with a note requesting flyers to be distributed in residence facilities.
The Student Complaint policy
is an institution-wide, policy and procedure for addressing, tracking and
evaluating student complaints. It is not
meant to override current procedures in place for consumer complaints, academic
appeals, disciplinary procedures or school-specific procedures. Students are encouraged to address their
complaints informally and directly with the individuals with whom they have
concerns before taking any formal actions as defined here.
Complaints may be under this
policy regarding a concern, problem, or issue other than a disciplinary
issue. They can be academic complaints,
such as, but not limited to: discrimination toward the student in the classroom
by a faculty member; failure of a faculty member to adhere to university
policies regarding examinations or class conduct; or capricious or unreasonable
arbitrary action by a faculty member that adversely affects the student’s
performance. Complaints may also be brought
by a student about non-academic concerns such as, but not limited to,
discrimination or an alleged infringement of rights or sensibilities of a
student by a university employee, fellow student, or student organization.
Finally, complaints can be made against fellow students, faculty, or staff
alleging sexual harassment or sexual misconduct. See the university policy on sexual
misconduct or harassment for more information.
See also the university policy on Discrimination, Harassment, and
Retaliation. This policy can be found on Marian University’s website at https://my.marianuniversity.edu/engagement/SRR/Documents/TitleIX_POLICY_AGAINST_DISCRIMINATION.pdf
While Dorcas Chapel is a space where Roman Catholics
regularly gather to celebrate Mass, all members of the Marian University
community are invited to utilize the chapel for personal reflection and prayer.
A piano is available for students who desire a prayerful place to practice.
Please contact the Director of Campus Ministry for additional information about
weddings or other celebrations to be held in Dorcas Chapel.
communicate with students through their Marian University email account only.
Use of email accounts such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo! for academic purposes
is not acceptable. Students must check their Marian email for class assignments
and important University notices. In addition to the ability to send and
receive electronic mail, this email account provides complete access to the internet
and University network. Marian student email is accessible from any computer
connected to the internet. All students receive a free Marian University email
account, which is active throughout the student’s enrollment at Marian
University and as an alumnus. Email accounts are deactivated immediately upon a
student’s withdrawal from the University. Any student who did not receive an
email account at SOAR (Student Orientation and Academic Registration) should
notify the Office of Information Technology.
In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act,
P.L. 110-315, sec. 488, 122 Stat. 3301 (2008) Missing Student Notification
Policy and Procedures, it is the policy of the Office of Student Engagement to
actively investigate any report of a missing student who is enrolled at the
University and residing in on-campus housing. For purposes of this policy, a
student may be considered to be a “missing person” if the person’s absence is
contrary to his/her usual pattern of behavior and/or unusual circumstances may
have caused the absence. Such circumstances could include, but not be limited
to: a report or suspicion that the missing person: may be the victim of foul
play, has expressed suicidal thoughts, is drug dependent, is in a
life-threatening situation, or has been with persons who may endanger the
student’s welfare. Upon checking into his/her assigned room, every resident
student is required via the personal data card to identify the name and contact
number of two individuals to be notified in case of an emergency or in the
event that the resident is reported missing. In the event the resident is under
the age of 18 and is not emancipated, it is required that the primary emergency
contact be a custodial parent or guardian. If a family member or member of the
University community has reason to believe that a student is missing, Campus
Safety must be notified. Upon receiving notification, the Dean of Student
Engagement, Coordinator of Campus Safety and Security, any Residence Life staff
member, and other appropriate University personnel will make reasonable efforts
to locate the student to determine his/her location and state of health and
well-being. These efforts may include, but are not limited to: checking a
resident’s room, class attendance, friends, ID card access, locating the
student’s vehicle, and calling his/her reported cell phone number. As part of
the investigation, the University reserves the right to connect with emergency
contacts to help determine the whereabouts of the student.
If, upon investigation by the Office of Student Engagement,
the student has been determined to be missing for at least 24 hours, a
University representative will contact the student’s designated emergency
contact and Campus Safety will inform the appropriate law enforcement agencies
within 24 hours. The investigation will continue in collaboration with law
enforcement officials as appropriate.
In compliance with the
requirements under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the
University reserves the right to notify the parents and/or legal guardian of a
student regarding the violation of policies.
To foster an environment of
collaboration and for all campus organizations to have equitable access to
campus facilities, all organizations utilizing Marian facilities are required
to submit a Facilities Reservation Form at least two weeks prior to the event.
room or space (including the Breezeway and display cases) may be reserved by a
functions where alcohol is present are restricted to a designated area. For
indoor and outdoor events, a specific area must be identified where alcohol
will be present for individuals of at least 21 years of age. Non-alcoholic
beverages and food must be available during these events. Exceptions may be
made at the discretion of the Dean of Student Engagement.
groups may reserve the Hornung Student Center dining room or other public areas
for non-campus wide events that intend to serve alcohol (i.e. floor or club
parties). These events must be registered with the Office of Student Engagement
and require approval from the Dean of Student Engagement. The host is
responsible for allowing only legal-age individuals to consume alcoholic beverages.
Depending on size, some events may require a safety officer to be present.
Dining is the sole distributor of alcoholic beverages on the campus for all
University-sponsored functions. Kegs are not sold to individual groups unless
accompanied by a food order of comparable cost. Campus Dining may, however, use
discretion regarding this policy.
social activities to be held in any area of the campus (whether alcohol is or
is not served) require proper authorization from the Director of Student
Engagement. Identification of those who are of legal drinking age may require a
for cleaning the Hornung Student Center and necessary safety and security
coverage will be assumed by the sponsoring group.
presence of organization advisers is required at all functions where alcohol is
served. They must remain present in the location of the event for its duration.
A student may be placed on Temporary Suspension by the Dean
of Student Engagement (or designee) when a student’s action or threat of action
indicates a serious threat to the safety and welfare of persons or property. A student placed on Temporary Suspension is
banned from the campus and all University events. An administrative meeting is held to review the
Temporary Suspension after the necessary information is obtained.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Marian University’s Student Code of Conduct is put in place
to help students choose appropriate behaviors that will aid them in succeeding
in their academic and social endeavors while on campus. Students engaging in behaviors that are violations
of the Marian University Code of Conduct while off-campus may be referred through
the student process, should University officials become aware of the
violations. Violations of the Code of
Conduct are adjudicated through the Office of Student Engagement using the
Student Conduct Procedures.
Marian University takes a firm position against the abuse of
alcohol by all students and guests, as well as the use, possession, or being in
the presence of alcohol by underage students. The University will take action
if an individual’s behavior is inappropriate due to the illegal possession or
consumption of alcohol. The University recognizes that there are legal uses of
alcohol (i.e. by individuals who are or over the age of 21) and uses that
violate University policy (i.e. because of when or how the use occurred on
campus or at University-sponsored events). Consumption of alcohol by underage
individuals on campus and in campus housing is not tolerated, may be reported
to law enforcement, and will subject students who consume or provide the
alcohol to conduct review and sanctioning.
prohibited from the consumption or possession of alcohol, as defined by
Wisconsin law, cannot consume or possess alcohol while at Marian University or
University-sponsored events. This restriction also applies to the individuals’
guests, regardless of age, as it pertains to the presence of alcohol in the
who are under the age of 21 in the presence of alcohol will be considered in
violation of the Marian University Alcohol Policy, which may include a
violation of the Complicity Policy.
parents, and/or members of organizations who are 21 or older must refrain from
sharing, giving, purchasing, serving, or encouraging the consumption of alcohol
by anyone less than 21 years of age. Those who violate this policy will be
subject to the University’s disciplinary proceedings and/or civil proceedings.
who provide alcohol or participate in functions where alcohol is served are
responsible for the safety and welfare of their University peers and/or guests
who are consuming alcohol.
events where alcohol is served must be served by a contracted, professional
behavior resulting from the consumption of alcohol (i.e. public intoxication)
will result in disciplinary action against the students and/or organization.
offering, or engaging in drinking games or other behaviors designed for the
purpose of rapid and/or excessive consumption of alcohol is prohibited. At no
time should activities that encourage excessive drinking or lead to the
endangerment of the individuals take place in the residence facilities or on
or similar containers of alcohol (including beer bongs, coolers, Rubbermaid
containers, and other large volume containers) are not permitted on campus at
any time unless approved by the Dean of Student Engagement.
or any bar-type structures are not permitted in any residence facility.
containers of alcohol (including, but not limited to: bottle, can, cup, case,
or box) in public areas are strictly prohibited.
Violations of this policy will be reported to law
enforcement officials and/or be handled through the Student Conduct Process.
Housing classification pertaining to alcohol
- WET: A
“wet” housing unit contains residents who are all 21 years of age or older.
- DAMP: A
“damp” housing unit contains at least one resident of age 21 or older. Alcohol
is allowed in the common area (one open alcoholic beverage per individual aged
21 or older). Individual rooms where residents are underage are considered
- DRY: A
“dry” housing unit contains residents who are all younger than 21 or who choose
to live in an alcohol-free environment. Alcohol is prohibited in these
Bicycle or moped riding or other wheeled devices such as,
but not limited to, hover boards is not permitted inside any University
building. Personal bicycles may be stored in the student’s room or in the
outdoor bicycle racks located throughout the campus. Bicycles or mopeds may not
be kept in unauthorized storage rooms, hallways, or stairwells at any time,
hover boards and other wheeled devices that do not depend on gasoline may be
stored indoors provided they are not so large as to be considered a fire escape
hazard. Mopeds are not permitted on University sidewalks.
Every student is encouraged to act in a way that fosters
community on campus and every student shares responsibility for risk management
by immediately reporting violations. A student who assists another student,
individual, or group in committing or attempting to commit a policy violation
shall be complicit in that violation. If a student enters a room, unit,
facility, or area (hereafter referred to as a “room”) where a policy violation
is occurring or a violation is initiated in a room in which he/she is present,
the student is expected to do one or more of the following:
confront and stop the violation, except in cases of violence.
the violation to the awareness of University personnel.
the scene of the violation, if not responsible for the space in which the
violation is occurring.
Otherwise, by choosing to remain in the room, the student
assumes responsibility for all items and behavior in that room, regardless of
his/her participation, unless it can be clearly demonstrated that the student
had no knowledge of the incident.
Marian University’s Information Technology (IT) resources
are intended to support the educational, administrative, and campus life
activities of the University. The use of these resources is a privilege
extended to members of the Marian community who are expected to act in a
responsible, ethical, and legal manner. In general, acceptable use entails
behavior that respects the rights of others, does not compromise the security
or integrity of IT resources, and complies with all applicable laws and license
agreements. This policy applies to all users of IT resources owned or managed
by Marian University. IT resources include all University owned, licensed, or
managed hardware and software, as well as the University network, the means of
connecting or the locale from which the connection is made. The University
respects the privacy of members of its community on campus and does not
routinely monitor a user’s files or electronic communication. The University
maintains the right to access, monitor, and disclose the contents and activity
of any member’s account(s) and to access any University owned technology
resources and any privately owned technology resources connected to the
University network. This action may be taken if the Dean of Student Engagement
(or designee) determines that there is sufficient evidence to expect that the
content or activity is inconsistent with the
Mission and Core Values of Marian University by containing
material in violation of University policy or law (i.e. child pornography, use
of copyrighted material, software used in violation of licensing agreements,
harassment of any kind, theft, unauthorized access). Students who violate the
Acceptable Use Policy will be subject to suspension or revocation of computer
and/or network access privileges. The full text of the Marian University
Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy is available via MyMarian, in the
IT section of the Offices tab.
Students are expected to abide by a basic code of conduct
respecting the rights and dignity of each individual. Fighting, harassment,
intimidation, verbal or physical abuse, disruption of the academic process
(activities that occur in or out of the classroom), and/or defamation of
character (written or verbal) is not permitted. Safety prohibits throwing
objects at or from residence facilities or at individuals with harmful intent.
Any unwanted physical or verbal contact that could be construed as threatening
to an employee of Marian University (University officials or designated agents
acting in the performance of their duties, including Resident Assistants and
Marian University Safety Officers) is strictly prohibited.
Marian University takes a
firm position against the possession, use, and abuse of illegal drugs. The
University will take action if an individual’s behavior is inappropriate due to
the possession or use of illegal drugs.
illegal possession of drugs or identified paraphernalia, in accordance with
state and federal laws, is strictly prohibited.
prescription drug not found in its original container with the individual’s
name is strictly prohibited.
personnel descriptions of a student whose self or clothing carries a distinct
odor of a drug (i.e. marijuana) may be considered evidence in a conduct
of this policy will be reported to law enforcement officials and/or be handled
through the Student Conduct Process.
Misuse, abuse, or damage to elevators is prohibited.
Students may not knowingly withhold information pertinent to
University policies or furnish false or misleading information to University or
law enforcement officials. Other actions or behaviors noted as a violation of
this policy include: possession of a false ID, using a false ID to obtain
University services, using a false ID to obtain alcohol, and failure to provide
identification when requested to do so by a University official.
The use, possession, or lighting of fireworks on the Marian
University campus is strictly prohibited.
Students are prohibited from entering or tampering with the
fountains and creeks on campus. A $100 fine will be assessed for violators.
Gambling for money or other
items of value is prohibited except as permitted by law.
Verbal, written, or physical conduct directed at any person
or group where the offensive behavior is intimidating, annoying, hostile, or demeaning,
or which could or does result in mental, emotional, or physical discomfort,
embarrassment, ridicule, or harm is strictly prohibited. Harassment directed at any person or group
based on color, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation may
be considered a hate crime and may be reported to the police. Marian University also affirms the
definitions of discrimination and harassment as outlined by Title IX of the
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended and the protections against retaliation. Please also refer to the Amnesty and
Exemption Policy listed in the University Policies when considering reporting
an act of Harassment.
Hazing of any sort is strictly prohibited. Any forced or
required intentional or negligent action, situation, or activity that
recklessly places any person at risk of personal injury, mental distress, or
personal indignity, or that requires or encourages violation of any federal,
state, or local law or University policy for the purpose of initiation into, or
affiliation with, any organization affiliated with Marian University is
considered hazing, regardless of the willingness of the participant. Such
prohibited actions, situations, and activities include, but are not limited to:
physical brutality, such as whipping, paddling, beating, branding, or
permitting new members to talk for extended periods of time.
exposure to the weather.
consumption of any food, alcohol, drug, or other substance.
theft of any property.
activity or situation that would subject an individual to extreme mental or
physical stress, such as permitting less than six hours of continuous,
uninterrupted sleep per night, or forced extended exclusion from social contact.
conduct that could result in extreme embarrassment, such as nudity or sexual
personal errands for others, such as driving them to class, cleaning individual
rooms, or washing cars.
trips” (dropping someone off to find their way back) or “kidnaps.”
including, but not limited to, any activity in which individuals are forced to
answer questions or endure personal indignity.
requiring, or encouraging the violation of any University policy or local,
state, or federal law.
As part of their registration with any athletic team or
student organization, all new members must read the Marian University
Anti-Hazing Policy (available in the Office of Student Engagement ) and are
encouraged to anonymously report any incident of hazing to the Dean of Student
Engagement or Vice President for Mission and Student Engagement. All members of
any athletic team or student organization at Marian University are required to
uphold the principles outlined in this policy. Failure to do so will result in
disciplinary action for the group and/or individual.
The Office of Business and
Finance issues University ID cards to all members of the University community.
Students are required to carry their ID card with them at all times while on
campus and may be required to present these cards on designated occasions. As
such, transferring an ID to another person, including other Marian students, is
not permitted. The ID card holds the
food service and library bar code. Students are required to keep their ID card
throughout their academic career; ID cards are not re-issued at the start of
each new academic year. Students are required to update their ID card each
academic year with a validation sticker obtained from One-Stop. A $15 cash fee
is charged for replacement of a lost card, even if the original ID card has
been found. The University is not responsible for any loss or expense resulting
from the loss, theft, or misuse of card. Once reported to One-Stop as being
lost or stolen, the ID card will be deactivated.
Indecent exposure and public urination are strictly
prohibited on the grounds of Marian University.
It is unlawful for anyone to appropriate to his/her own use,
or the use of another, the University name, mailing address, logo, seal,
wordmark, or any other trademarks or service marks of the University without
the written permission of the Office of Marketing and Communications.
It is expected that University personnel are treated with
respect and that students respond cooperatively to all requests made by
personnel. Interfering with personnel performing their job duties is considered
a serious policy violation. If a student has a concern about personnel’s performance
or questions the instructions they have given, the student should talk with the
individual or his/her immediate supervisor to resolve the matter.
In the case of student conduct confrontations, students are
expected to be cooperative, honest, and comply with the directions or requests
of University personnel. Students who have questions or concerns may follow up
at a later time, but it is not acceptable to argue, debate, or prolong
discussion during the time of the interaction/confrontation. Students who are
non-compliant are subject to University disciplinary proceedings.
Physical violence is defined as any physical contact with
another person that causes that person harm, intends to cause that person harm,
or can reasonably be viewed by the person as a source of harm, regardless of
whether the behavior was deliberate or whether the potential outcome was
intended. Physical violence can be direct (for example, striking, shoving, or
kicking another) or indirect (for example, hitting a person with anything
thrown or propelled, including objects thrown from a window or structure). Physical violence is prohibited.
Marian University is
committed to upholding the Human Dignity Statement. Any materials containing
pornography or profanity that are located in a common area or an area visible
by the public are prohibited and will be removed by Residence Life staff. Any
signs, posters, pictures, or messages visible outside a room or window that are
found to be offensive, objectionable, or questionable to another person must be
removed. This includes the outside of the room door, items visible through the
window, and items visible to passersby when the door is open. An agreement will
be reached between roommates as to what materials are acceptable to be
displayed in the room, including internet sites.
Relationship violence is an act of violence between those in
an intimate relationship to each other.
Relationship violence, domestic or dating, is prohibited.
In accordance with Marian
University’s Core Values and Human Dignity Statement, the University expects
each individual to respect human dignity on all levels. This includes respect
for oneself, others, property, authority, and the community.
Individuals are prohibited from entering restrooms
designated for the opposite sex.
Skating, rollerblading or skateboarding in University
buildings is not permitted (see also Bicycles and Mopeds and other Wheeled
Devices policy for more prohibitions in buildings). Students should be
considerate of others when using these items outside on University grounds.
Skateboarding is prohibited in posted areas on University grounds.
Any outside individual or group soliciting, canvassing, or
disseminating literature or wishing to use the University as a public forum
must receive advance written permission from the Office of Student Engagement.
Any violation of public order by the guest(s) will result in withdrawal of the
invitation and/or removal of the guest(s).
organizations, departments, and offices may sponsor sales events by completing
the Facilities Reservation Form. Vendors may not sell on campus without
organization sponsorship and without giving a portion of their sales to the
sponsoring organization. Sales are limited to two days. Organizations that wish
to sponsor a sales event beyond this time limit must submit a formal request to
the Office of Student Engagement prior to the sales activity date.
Groups are expected to comply with all state and federal
laws regarding sales, solicitation, and health and safety codes.
Any food or beverage sales must comply with the contracted
agreement with Sodexo Food Services and the Food Handling and Sanitation
guidelines as specified by the Food and Drug Administration. To ensure the
health and safety of the Marian University community during food sales, it is
essential that the following guidelines be adhered to:
permission to hold the food sale from the Sodexo Executive Chef.
hands with soap and water before preparing, handling, or selling food.
hands immediately after the use of restroom facilities.
clean plastic gloves at all times when preparing, handling, or serving food.
plastic gloves frequently. Each group is responsible for providing plastic
gloves for its food sale.
minimum of two people is required — money handlers should only handle money;
food handlers should only handle food. Do not mix these jobs.
serving utensils to avoid direct contact with food.
those free from illness should be preparing, handling, or serving food.
the serving area is clean at all times during the sale. It is the
responsibility of the group conducting the food sale to clean up the area when
the food sale has concluded.
may not be prepared on site that may pose either a serious health or safety
concern. Restricted appliances are at the discretion of the University and
include, but are not limited to: deep fryers, open griddles, hot plates, or
chafing dishes that are heated with an open flame. Any non-restricted
appliances used must be in good working order (i.e. without frayed cords) and
must be requested from Campus Services on the Facilities Reservation Form.
When serving hot, precooked meat products, extreme care must
be taken to ensure that the product is maintained at the correct temperature.
When submitting a Facilities Reservation Form to schedule a
fundraising food sale, please indicate the intended product(s) to be sold. This
form can be found at One-Stop and submitted to Campus Services for approval.
Marian University upholds the Roman Catholic teaching on
human sexuality and behavior, as well as the Human Dignity Statement, as outlined
in this Student Handbook. Therefore, all acts of sexual misconduct — including
forced intercourse or other unwanted contact — are strictly prohibited. Marian University affirms the definitions of
discrimination and retaliation as outlined by Title IX of the Higher Education
Act of 1965, as amended and the protections against violence as defined by the
Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act of 2013. Because of the nature of sexual misconduct,
including respecting victim and alleged assailant rights, student violations of
this policy are administered differently than other student code of conduct
violations. Please also refer to the
Amnesty and Exemption Policy listed in the University Policies when considering
reporting an act of Sexual Misconduct.
Definitions of acts of sexual misconduct:
Marian University uses the following definitions of sexual
misconduct: Non-Consensual Sexual
Contact and Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse and Sexual Exploitation. Consent is obtained through verbal assent
from both parties prior to engaging in any sexual behaviors defined below.
Non-Consensual Sexual Contact is:
- Any intentional sexual touching
- However slight
- With any object
- By one person upon another person
- hat is without consent and/or by force
Sexual contact is defined as intentional contact with the
breasts, buttock, groin, or genitals, or touching another with any of these
body parts, or making another touch you or themselves with or on any of these
body parts OR any other intentional bodily contact of a sexual manner.
Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse is:
- Any sexual intercourse
- However slight
- With any object
- By one person upon another person
- That is without consent and/or by force
Sexual Intercourse includes is defined as vaginal
penetration by a penis, object, tongue or finger, anal penetration by a penis,
object, tongue, or finger, and oral copulation (mouth to genital contact or
genital to mouth contact), no matter how slight the penetration or contact.
Sexual Exploitation: Occurs when a person takes
non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for his/her own advantage
or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being
exploited (and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of other sexual
misconduct offenses.) Examples include,
but are not limited to:
- Invasion of sexual privacy
- Prostituting another person
- Non-consensual recording or broadcast of sexual
- Going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as
letting someone hide in the closet to watch you having consensual sex)
- Engaging in voyeurism
- Knowingly exposing another to an STD or HIV
- Exposing one’s genitals in non-consensual
circumstances; inducing another to expose their genitals
Students, alumni, and employees of Marian University are
inspired to stay connected through the use of social media. In collaboration
with Marian University’s Computing and Networks Acceptable Use Policy and the
Student Code of Conduct, the below policy outlines the expectations of
students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Marian University when using social
media outlets, including, but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
This policy states:
- Officially-recognized Marian University social
media accounts and web pages will be reviewed, approved, and monitored by the
Office of University Relations. Marian University reserves the right to delete
comments that do not adhere to Marian’s policies.
- Maintain confidentiality and privacy of the
Marian community. Do not post confidential or proprietary information about
Marian University, its students, its alumni, or its employees, especially as it
pertains to FERPA, HIPAA, and other state and federal laws and university
- Do not use the Marian University logo, athletic
logo, or any other Marian marks or images on personal online sites.
- Do not use Marian’s name to promote or endorse
any product, cause, or political party or candidate. Refrain from using the
Marian University name, including but not limited to: Marian University of
Wisconsin, Marian, Sabre(s), or MU in a derogatory manner that does not
represent Marian’s Mission and Core Values.
- Portraying Marian University, its employees,
students, sponsors, and/or alumni in a derogatory way is prohibited. Marian
University reserves the right to delete comments/posts or ask the person(s)
responsible for creation of unofficial pages or profiles to be taken down
The use of social media in ways that violate Marian’s
policies and procedures and any state or federal laws may result in
disciplinary actions or suspension, as well as criminal or civil penalties.
Please refer to the Academic Bulletin or contact the Office of Marketing and
Communications with questions regarding this policy.
Stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific
person that is unwelcome and would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Stalking is prohibited.
The creation of works of art (i.e. snow art, sidewalk chalk)
must be appropriate and should reflect the Mission and Core Values of the
University. Any chalk used must be easily removed by water. No paint or
permanent marking materials may be used on sidewalks. Violators will be held
financially responsible to pay for the removal of inappropriate art or
materials. Permission for a student-led project must be requested from the
Office of Student Engagement prior to implementation.
Students should report theft
to Campus Safety. However, Marian University will not investigate thefts
independent of a police investigation.
Campus Safety and Security or Student Engagement staff will help
students file a police report and get in touch with the appropriate police
department. Fraud or “identity theft”
are considered theft and students engaging in these behaviors will be charged
with a theft policy violation. Any
student caught stealing personal or University property or found in possession
of such items will face disciplinary action and may be referred to local law
Threatening behavior consists of any statement,
communication, conduct, or gesture, including those in written form, directed
toward any member of the University community that causes a reasonable
apprehension of physical harm to a person or property. A student can be guilty
of threatening behavior even if the person who is the subject of the threat
does not observe or receive it, so long as a person would interpret the maker’s
statement, communication, conduct, or gesture as a serious expression of intent
to physically harm.
Marian University is strongly committed to maintaining and
improving the health and well-being of all members of the campus community. Being
a tobacco -free campus:
- Provides a healthier environment for the
University community and guests.
- Assists members of the University community in
improving their own health.
- Enhances the health of the communities we serve.
- Complies with Wisconsin state law.
- Assists graduates with preparation of working
for companies, agencies, and organizations that are tobacco-free.
A tobacco -free campus prohibits the use of all tobacco
products on the premises (buildings, grounds, sidewalks, streets, and
structures) and in University owned or leased vehicles. Individuals may use
tobacco in their personal vehicles; however, disposal of cigarette butts,
smoking materials, or garbage on campus grounds is strictly prohibited.
Further, the use of e-cigarettes or other devices used to
“vape” nicotine are prohibited on campus.
Use of Tobacco for Sacred or Religious Reasons
A written request must be submitted one week in advance to
the Office of Student Engagement in the occasion that a group desires to use
tobacco for sacred or religious reasons. The Dean of Student Engagement will
gather detailed information on the request, determine its legitimacy, and
approve or deny the request.
All sales and advertising of
tobacco products on University campuses are prohibited. This includes the
distribution of tobacco product samples or coupons redeemable for tobacco
products. The sponsorship of campus events by the tobacco industry or tobacco
organizations is prohibited.
All members of the University community are responsible for
enforcing this policy. Anyone who observes a violation of this policy should
make the violator aware of the restrictions contained in this policy. Employees
or students who observe a violator's refusal to adhere to this policy may
report the violator to the appropriate authority. Such authorities may include
vice presidents, deans, department chairs, directors, managers, or Campus
Safety. Upon receiving a report, the authority shall inform the violator's
supervisor (if the violator is an employee) or the Office of Student Engagement
(if the violator is a student).
Tobacco Cessation Assistance/Resources
To the extent feasible, and utilizing available University
and community resources listed below, Marian University encourages all members
of its community to choose a healthful, non-tobacco use/non-smoking lifestyle.
Emphasis is placed on educating and referring members of the University
community to available resources and services that provide tobacco cessation
The following tobacco cessation programs and resources are
University Student Health Services - 923-7615
du Lac County Health Department - 929-3085
Tobacco Quit Line
Marian University does not
tolerate any act of vandalism. Violators will be charged for any repairs,
replacements, or cleaning to restore the area/object to its original condition.
The possession of concealed
weapons in University buildings is restricted. If it is suspected that someone
is not adhering to this restriction, Campus Safety should be notified.
The use, possession, or
discharge of weapons or any type of explosive anywhere in University buildings
is strictly prohibited. Weapons include, but are not limited to: firearms,
ammunition, archery equipment, knives (other than those used for cooking
purposes), paint balls/guns, BB and airsoft guns, and martial arts weapons. Items
deliberately altered to appear like a weapon are also prohibited. The
University reserves the right to expand this list at its discretion. Any
infraction of this prohibition will be severely prosecuted through local law
enforcement agencies. Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to
Campus Safety and Security.
When used appropriately in threatening, emergency, or safety
situations, pepper mace can be an effective disabling agent. Due to its noxious
ingredients, the use of pepper mace is permitted only in such situations.
Safety precautions should take precedence over reliance on pepper mace. Misuse
of pepper mace is cause for disciplinary action and may result in criminal