I thought that it might be helpful to provide a collection of statements from across campus to include in syllabi. I’ll add to this list, but this is a start.
Academic Honesty: shared by Molly Minus, VP, Academic Affairs
The St. Edward’s University Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins state that a student who is dishonest in any course work by “representing work as your own when it is not a result of such thought and effort” may receive the maximum penalty of a mark of F for that course. Withdrawal from a course is not allowed when an F in the course for academic dishonesty has been imposed. Students caught committing academic dishonesty in this course will be subject to the full range of penalties as described in the Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins.
Accommodations: shared by Kendall Swanson, Director, Student Disability Services
Student Disability Services coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities (medical, learning or psychological). Students needing accommodation based on a disability should follow the university’s accommodation procedure by contacting Student Disability Services (512-448-8561 or Moody Hall 155).
Hardships: shared by Lisa Kirkpatrick, VP, Student Affairs
Any student who faces challenges securing their food or housing and believes this may affect their performance in the course is urged to contact the Dean of Students for support. Furthermore, please notify the professor if you are comfortable in doing so. This will enable her to provide any resources that she may possess. From Medium, Basic Needs Security and the Syllabus
Inclusive Community Development: shared by Joi Torres, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
I identify as an ally to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGTBQIA) community. I am available to listen and support you in an affirming manner, and I welcome feedback for creating a positive classroom regarding pronoun use, language, etc.. I can assist in connecting you with resources on campus to address problems you may face pertaining to sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression that could interfere with your success at St. Edward’s University. Please note that additional resources are available through the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in Ragsdale Center Suite 304.
St. Edward’s University is a community with members from diverse cultural backgrounds including: ethnicity, race, national origin, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and socioeconomic status. The Office of Diversity & Inclusion serves the St. Edward’s University community through facilitation, programming, and advocacy efforts. This work includes strengthening the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual community and sustaining an inclusive campus that welcomes people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. Please note resources are available through the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in Ragsdale Center Suite 304.
Title IX: provided by Lisa Kirkpatrick, VP, Student Affairs
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Title IX makes it clear that violence and harassment based on sex and gender are Civil Rights offenses subject to the same kinds of accountability and the same kinds of support applied to offenses against other protected categories such as race, national origin, etc. If you or someone you know has been harassed or assaulted, you can find the appropriate resources, both on and off campus at https://www.stedwards.edu/campus-services/title-ix-and-preventing-discrimination.
As a faculty member, I am also required by our university to report incidents of sexual misconduct and thus cannot guarantee confidentiality. I must provide our Title IX coordinator with relevant details such as the names of those involved in the incident. Please know that you can seek confidential resources and advocates at the Health & Counseling Center in Johnson Hall, 512-448-8538. To make a formal report, you can contact the Dean of Students Office in Main Building, G 16, 512-448-8408, or go to https://www.stedwards.edu/campus-services/title-ix-and-preventing-discrimination/title-ix-students.You can also make a police report to the St. Edward’s University Police by calling 512-448-8444.
SYLLABUS STATEMENT (educational version customized for SEU)
A Note on Sexual Misconduct
St. Edward’s University is committed to fostering a safe, productive learning environment. Title IX and SEU policy prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex and gender identity. Consequently, sexual misconduct—including harassment, domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking—is also prohibited at SEU. The university encourages anyone experiencing sexual misconduct to talk to someone about what happened, so they can get the support they need and SEU can respond appropriately. If you wish to speak confidentially about an incident of sexual misconduct, please contact the Health & Counseling Center in Johnson Hall at 512-448-8538. To make a formal report, you can contact the Dean of Students Office in Main Building, G 16, 512-448-8408, or go to https://www.stedwards.edu/campus-services/title-ix-and-preventing-discrimination/title-ix-students. If you would like to make a police report, you can contact our University Police Department at 512-448-8444.If you have questions about university policies and procedures regarding sexual misconduct, please contact our SEU’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Lisa Kirkpatrick, Vice President for Student Affairs, Main Building, G 16, 512-448-8777. You can also learn more about Title IX at St. Edward’s University by visiting the website at https://www.stedwards.edu/campus-services/title-ix-and-preventing-discrimination. The university will investigate reports of sexual misconduct and may need to override a request for confidentiality and pursue an alleged perpetrator in order to provide a safe campus for everyone. As a faculty member, I am also required by SEU to report incidents of sexual misconduct and thus cannot guarantee confidentiality. I must provide our Title IX coordinator with relevant details such as the names of those involved in the incident.