V-8.0 BOARD OF REGENTS POLICY ON EVENT-RELATED STUDENT MISCONDUCT (formerly called Board of Regents Resolution on Student Riots) (Approved by the Board of Regents on July 10, 2002, amended February 10, 2006) The purpose of this policy is to ensure that each institution adopts policies to require strong disciplinary sanctions against students who participate in serious misconduct that is related to institution-sponsored events, including athletic events ("event-related misconduct"). Such misconduct is unacceptable and shall invoke this policy. 1. Event-related Misconduct Event-related misconduct" is rioting, assault, theft, vandalism, fire-setting, or other misconduct related to an institution-sponsored event, occurring on - or off-campus, that results in harm to persons or property or otherwise poses a threat to the stability of the campus or campus community. 2.Institution Policies In addition to an institution's other policies regarding student misconduct, each institution shall adopt and publish policies providing that event-related misconduct, including off-campus misconduct, is a violation of the institution's student code of conduct subject to campus judicial proceedings and presumptive dismissal. 3. Disciplinary Proceedings Campus disciplinary action for event-related misconduct may take place regardless of the existence, status, or outcome of any criminal charges in a court of law related to the misconduct. Any decision to impose a sanction less than dismissal, including suspension or expulsion, for event-related misconduct must be supported by written findings signed by the institution's chief student affairs officer. A record of any suspension or expulsion under this policy shall be noted on the student's transcript. 4. Systemwide Application A student suspended under this policy shall not be admitted to any other institution in the System during the term of the suspension. A student expelled under this policy shall not be admitted to any other institution in the System for at least one year from the effective date of expulsion.