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Academic exercise: Any examination, test, quiz, lab report, homework, or other assignment, whether in-class, take-home, or make-up, including any assignment which a faculty member assigns or which a student is required to submit, which may or may not count toward the final class grade.

Academic work: Any document, paper, report, or other product (including drafts) that a student submits, or intends to submit, to any University official, including without limitation any response to an academic exercise and any material required to be submitted as part of a sanction.

Business day: When computing any time period noted in this Student Guide, all weekdays - Monday through Friday - will be counted, unless a weekday is a day on which University offices are closed.

Class: Any University course of study, including any course, lab, independent study, externship, internship, practicum, or other educational program offered or administered by, or otherwise involving, the University.

Faculty member: Any professor, teacher, instructor, or other class coordinator at the University, whether full or part time, tenured or untenured, including undergraduate or graduate teaching instructors and teaching assistants.

End of term: The last day on which final exams are scheduled to take place for a given semester or special session.

Notice: Any notice or provision of information by the University regarding the student conduct process shall be deemed satisfied upon the sending of the notice via e-mail to the “” e-mail address assigned to the recipient. A notice sent by this method will be presumed to be delivered unless returned as undeliverable. If notice requirements or time periods, as outlined in this Student Guide, are not met by the University, this shall not be cause for dismissal nor grounds for appeal unless this lack of adherence significantly impacted the charged student.

Student: A student is any individual who is currently enrolled, was enrolled within the previous two terms or is eligible to enroll for the next term. The word "student" as used throughout this Student Guide includes Student Organizations.

Student organization: A student group formed for scholastic, professional, social, or extracurricular activities. These may include, but are not limited to: registered student organizations, other department- or college-recognized clubs, residence hall governments, sports teams (including varsity, club and intramural teams), fraternities and sororities, chartered organizations, and honor societies. For all matters relating to the enforcement of this Code of Conduct, a Student Organization shall remain a Student Organization regardless that its status has been rescinded, revoked or suspended by the University.

Term: An academic session in which classes are offered. This includes traditional semesters (Fall and Spring) as well as special sessions (Winter and Summer).

University member: Any person who is a student, faculty member, or any other person employed by the University. A person's status in a particular situation shall be determined by the Office of Student Conduct.

University official: Any University employee, administrator, officer, staff member and other person acting on behalf of the University, exclusive of faculty members.

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