Spring 2020 Proposed Amendments to the Campus Code of Conduct
Reworking the Code to have an educational and aspirational rather than punitive, quasi-criminal tone.
Significantly simplifying the Code and having it use “plain English”.
Narrowing its focus to students.
Separating standards of behavior from administrative procedures for managing misconduct.
Simplifying the administrative procedures.
Expanding the treatment of Harassment.
Permitting enhanced penalties for Harassment or Assault that are motivated by bias.
Considering moving less serious types of misconduct to the Office of the Dean of Students for resolution.
Do you agree or disagree with these changes?
Do you think the CJC incorporated these changes well into its proposals or did it not go far enough with incorporating some of these changes?
Are there changes that aren't part of that list that you think we should consider as well?
All of your comments will help the Codes and Judicial Committee in its efforts to create a better Code for our community. Review and public comment by the Cornell community are welcomed and encouraged through 5:00 PM on Friday, May 8, 2020.
- Section 1: Principles and Values
- Section 2: Definitions
- Section 3: Scope and General Provisions
- Section 4: Prohibited Conduct
- Section 5: Other Applicable Procedures & Policies
The items below are related to the procedural section of the Code revision. Please note that a * denotes a section that has corresponding CJC comments that the committee wishes the public to review.
- Section 1: Participants in the Process*
- Section 2: The University’s Response to a Complaint of Prohibited Conduct*
- Section 3: Investigation
- Section 4: Resolution of a Formal Complaint Following an Investigation*
- Section 5: Administrative Panel Procedures*
- Section 6: Hearing Panel Procedures*
- Section 7: Appeal Panel Procedures*
- Section 8: General Panel Procedures Applicable to All Types of Hearings Under These Procedures*
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Review and public comment by the Cornell community are welcomed and encouraged through 5:00 PM on Friday, May 8, 2020.