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Student Code of Conduct

      Student Code of Conduct (file type: pdf | file size: 0.65MB)
      Conduct - Request for Hearing Recording (file type: pdf | file size: 0.12MB)
      Conduct - Request to Review Conduct Record File (file type: pdf | file size: 0.13MB)
      Conduct - Appeal Form (file type: pdf | file size: 0.10MB)
      Incident Report Form (file type: pdf | file size: 0.08 MB)
      Smoking Policy (file type: pdf | file size: 0.28 MB)
     Alcohol Policy (file type: pdf | file size: 0.18 MB)
     Student Handbook (file type: pdf | file size: 0.95 MB)
     Hazing policy (file type: pdf | file size: 0.22 MB)
      Tailgate policy (file type: pdf | file size: 0.30 MB)
      Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures

Students Waivers

The following documents are waiver and off-campus trip request forms for your use. Please feel free to click on the following links to download/print the PDF and WORD versions of each. Please contact the Student Life and Enrollment Management office if you have any questions.

      Blank Waiver (file type: doc | file size: 0.42MB)
     Completed Package - Trip Request, Roster & Waiver (file type: pdf)

Student Election Review Committee (SERC)

The Elections Commission

The Elections Commission is an independent group that oversees the undergraduate Student Government Elections process. The Commission is responsible for holding and monitoring elections for Student Government positions, Student Body Referendums, and other student organizations requesting the supervision of the Election Commission. The Commission is responsible for oversight: publicizing the elections, creating candidates' election packets, coordinating all meetings regarding the election's process, and managing all designated polling sites. In addition, the Commission investigates all alleged election code violations and irregularities. The election's calendar is determined by the Student Government Constitution. Elections are held in the spring during the month of April each year.

The Composition and Duties of the Election Commission

     A. The Election Commission shall consist of 5 persons � 3 faculty/staff members
          and 2 students.

     B. The chairperson shall be appointed by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

     C. The chairperson shall vote only in case of a tie.

     D. The student members shall be the sitting senior class president, and an SGA
          presidential appointee.

     E.  No student running for an office (SGA president, SGA vice president, class presidents,
          vice presidents, or Mr./Ms. UMES) shall serve on the Elections Review Commission
          during the election. If any vacancies occur, the SGA president shall fill the position
          with a senator(s).

     F. No member of the Election Commission or any election official shall campaign for any
         candidate during any such election that he/she helps conduct.

     G. Faculty/staff members shall be appointed by the Associate Vice President for
          Student Affairs.

     H. The responsibility and authority of the Elections Commission shall be to:

          1. Conduct and supervise the election of officers for the Student Government Association;

          2. Control all activities related to the election;

          3. Establish rules for election publicity;

          4. Make known the qualifications for candidacy as well as duties pertaining to the office
              which the candidate is seeking;

          5. Establish deadlines for filing and the submission for applications and related materials
              by candidates;

          6. Publicize the date, time and place(s) of voting;

          7. Secure and identify designated polling (voting) place(s) and volunteers to assist
              with voting;

          8. Secure a list of persons eligible to vote;

          9. Verify the academic qualifications of candidates;

          10. Monitor the voting process and certify the election results;

          11. Make known all information concerning the election of the SGA officers at a
                formal Student Body meeting;

          12. Ensure that campaign regulations are adhered to and enforce appropriate
                disciplinary sanctions, including disqualification if violations occur, and

          13. Patrol campaign areas to enforce the Election Regulations.

     I. Campaign Regulations

          1. The campaign period as scheduled by the Election Commission shall be from the time
              of the written verification/announcement until the closing of the polls on Election Day.

          2. Candidates may hang posters and distribute literature on campus until Election Day.

          3. On ELECTION DAY, all posters and/or literature must be removed from the floor of or
              the immediate vicinity of the designated polling site(s) before 8:00 a.m. All other
              materials may remain on display until the day after the election; however, candidates
              are responsible for removing and disposing of all hung or posted campaign material
              within twenty-four (24) hours of polls closing.

    J. Campaign Procedures

          1. No person(s) outside of the student body shall be allowed to campaign for any

          2. All campaign materials (flyers, posters, pictures, buttons, etc.) must be approved by
              the Office of Student Activities before they are distributed, hung or posted.

          3. All campaign literature distributed posted and/or hung without an appropriate approval
              will be promptly removed and discarded.

          4. All campaign materials, including speeches, must be free of slanderous and
              libelous contest, and any use of profane and/or obscene language or symbols is
              strictly prohibited.

              (This includes the distribution of campaign literature and/or vocalized
              expressions of support).

          6. In the event of a tie, a run-off election will be held between those tied. The Elections
              Review Commission will decide the time and date.

    K. Election Officials

          1. An election official shall be present at each designated polling place throughout the
              official election time period. The election official shall be defined as any person on the
              Election Commission or appointed by the Chairperson; however, no election official
              shall be a candidate for office or have campaigned for any candidate appearing
              on the ballot in the election that he or she helps conduct.

          2. The election official(s) shall be any person on the Election Commission or appointed by
              the Commissioner to enforce these regulations and the Student Government
              Constitution. The election official shall be responsible for operating the polling
              designated place and approving the ballots.

          3. Should a situation arise in which a polling place would be left without an election official,
              the Election Commissioner is empowered to close that polling place with the approval
              of the Student Government Advisor, until such time as an election official can be
              obtained for that polling place.

     L. Violations

          1. Any alleged campaign violation(s) or irregularity must be submitted, in writing, to the
              Elections Commission within twenty-four (24) hours of said violations(s).

          2. The Election Commission will then hold hearings, when deemed necessary, within
              forty-eight (48) hours of receipt of the letter indicating the alleged violations(s) or
              irregularity, and the decision will be rendered within that same 48-hour period.

          3. The decision of the Elections Commission is final.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) & Other Policies

     Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) (file type: pdf | file size: 0.04MB)


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