Summer Essentials 2013 (pdf) - SSUI - Syracuse University

Summer Essentials 2013 (pdf) - SSUI - Syracuse University

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013What you need to know during summer at Syracuse UniversityFind your place in the sun.

Phone Numbers (all begin with 315-443) Web Page no.Advocacy Center, The............................................... Teller Machines (ATMs) Safety.......................................................... 9-10Career Services......................................................... 2Computing............................................................... Center.................................................... Cultural Center........................................ Resources................................................. Services........................................................., Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Service Center...., 8-9Ice Skating................................................................ Resources....................................................... Services....................................................... Center for International Services............... Affairs................................................ of Student Assistance..................................... Program...................................................... & Transportation Services.......................... 6, 7Recreation Services.................................................. 6-7Religious Activities................................................... Life.......................................................... Rights and Responsibilities........................ University Policies..................................... Registration & Bursar......................... General Information........................... x9378....................uc.syr.eduTable of Contents2013 Summer Dates at a Glance......................................2Emergency/Important Telephone Numbers...................2Local Interest Web Sites..................................................2Campus Resources and Services.....................................2Neighborhood Resources and Services...........................7Syracuse University I.D. Card..........................................8Campus Safety.................................................................9Residence Life.................................................................10Residence Life Policies....................................................13Additional Residence Life Policies GoverningSummer College and SummerStart..............................13Student Rights and Responsibilities...............................14Code of Student Conduct........................................14Rights and Responsibilities....................................15Syracuse University Policies............................................16Map......................................................... Inside back cover

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 20132013 SUMMER DATES AT A GLANCE2013 Session DatesMAYmester.........................................May 13-24Summer Session I...............................May 20-June 28Summer Session II..............................July 1-August 9Combined Session...............................May 20-August 9Online Session.....................................May 20-August 9Holidays(no classes, offices closed)Memorial Day......................................May 27Campus holiday(for Independence Day)......................July 4ActivitiesTaste of Syracuse.................................June 7-8Strawberry Festival on the Quad............June 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Movie Night on the Quad....................June 7, June 21, July 19,and August 2Summer College Acting & Musical Theater Performanceat Syracuse Stage..............................July 26, 7:30 p.m.Summer College Summer Dance Intensive Performanceat Syracuse Stage (tentative).............July 27, 1 p.m.Balloonfest..........................................June 28-30Summer Festival Orchestra at Goldstein Auditorium,Schine Student Center.........................August 5, 7 p.m.EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERSOn-campus emergencies are handled through the SU Departmentof Public Safety (DPS) by dialing 711 from any campusphone. An on-campus emergency is defined as any event thattakes place on University property needing city police, ambulance,or the fire department. Off-campus emergencies needingcity police, ambulance, or the fire department are handledthrough Onondaga County’s 911 Center by dialing 9-911 fromany campus phone, or by dialing 911 from all other phones.On-Campus EmergencyWe urge students to program the DPS phone number(315-443-2224) as a quick dial on all cell phones.SU Department of Public Safety........... 711*SU Ambulance....................................... 711*Via Cell Phone (check with provider)... #78* only from campus phonesOff-Campus EmergencyFire Department.................................... 911Police Department................................ 911SU Ambulance....................................... 443-4299LOCAL INTEREST WEB SITESwww.summer.syr.eduwww.syracuse.comwww.visitsyracuse.orgwww.onondagacountyparks.comCAMPUS RESOURCES AND SERVICESAutomated Teller Machines (ATMs)Automated Teller Machines are located throughout campusbuildings. First Niagara ATM is at the University Avenue groundlevelentrance to the Schine Student Center across from theS.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. To access amap showing specific locations, visit the Office of the Treasurerweb site, Student Center, x9900; University Bookstore carries textbooks, school supplies, artand architecture materials, educationally priced computers andsoftware, collegiate apparel and gifts, a convenience food store,and Vera Bradley and Clinique products. A bookstore chargeaccount is available for matriculated students. Other servicesinclude summer storage, ATM, dry cleaning, secure online orderingfor textbooks, and gift packages.Career Services235 Schine Student Center, x3616; careerservices.syr.eduWorking with employers, alumni, parents and colleagues acrosscampus, Career Services engages students in the career developmentprocess from their earliest days at Syracuse University.Career Services offers personalized career counseling andassessment, internship coordination, job search coaching,alumni networking (including Success in the City events in atleast 9 cities nationwide), preparation for further education,on- and off-campus recruiting coordination, and an extensiveweb site as well as various social media resources. The office alsocollaborates with SU colleges to sponsor career fairs, specializedcareer information panels and presentations, and an onlinecareer management system, OrangeLink, that connects employers,students, and alumni.2

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013ComputingCenter for Science and Technology, x2677; its.syr.eduInformation Technology and Services (ITS) operates and maintainsthe central computing infrastructure on campus, maintainspublic computer labs, and assists students who need help withtheir own computers. Students with an SU NetID and passwordcan use the lab computers and AirOrangeX high-speed wirelessnetwork, and other ITS systems and services. Guests can log onto the SU wireless network using Air Orange Guest. For detailsvisit help is available by:• Searching the ITS web site at• Looking for information at• E-mailing ITS at• Calling ITS at 315-443-2677• Visiting the ITS Service Center off the Milton Atrium in theCenter for Science and Technology. Information about centerhours and services is available at Connective Corridor is a nationally recognized example ofcivic engagement that brings together award-winning urbandevelopment, architecture and design around arts, culture, innovationand technology. A $46 million revitalization project, theConnective Corridor includes new urban spaces and streetscapes,bike and pedestrian paths, public art, parks and urban landscapes,green infrastructure, façade improvement programs,historic preservation, and neighborhood revitalization projects,signage and branding, and a robust events calendar. The Corridoris a linear stage that connects University Hill with downtownSyracuse, providing a platform for interaction between thecampus and a more vital creative community. It exemplifies“scholarship in action” through creative interdisciplinaryprojects engaging faculty, students, and staff in research anddemonstration projects.More than 30 art and cultural venues are located along theConnective Corridor, including such popular destinations asthe Armory Square entertainment district, central downtownbusiness, shopping, dining and retail districts, the Civic Strip,the Oncenter theaters, convention district, the Warehouse artsdistrict, and the Near Westside SALT district. Free ConnectiveCorridor bus service provides linkages.Counseling Center200 Walnut Place, x4715; counselingcenter.syr.eduThe Counseling Center can help students with problem solving,stress management, and other coping strategies. Its staff iscomposed of experienced and licensed mental health professionals,including psychologists and social workers. The Center is committedto enhancing the academic mission of the Universitythrough counseling, prevention, education, and outreach activities.It is sensitive to diversity in all of its forms, including race,gender, religion, ethnic background, and sexual orientation.The Counseling Center offers members of the SU communityfree, confidential help through times of crisis and the everydaystresses of life.Disability ResourcesOffice of Disability Services804 University Avenue, Third Floor, x4498, x1371 (TDD);disabilityservices.syr.eduThe Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides and coordinatesservices for students with disabilities. Students must providecurrent and appropriate documentation of their disability inorder to receive disability services and reasonable accommodations.It is extremely important that students who requireservices arrange for support services such as textbooks inalternate format (e.g., electronic text) and note-taking servicesimmediately following registration for classes. Counselors areavailable to assist with negotiating needed supports from othercampus offices.The process for obtaining services begins with submittingdocumentation that supports the student’s request for servicesand other accommodations. Guidelines for the type of documentationthat is required can be found online at After documentation has been received, ODS works incollaboration with the student to determine necessary accommodationsthrough individualized discussion. ODS also servesas a resource for faculty members and departments charged withthe responsibility of providing academic access for students withdisabilities.Advance planning for services is extremely important. To ensuretimely assistance and promote independence and inclusion,students are encouraged to contact ODS to make arrangementsfor accommodations before classes begin.3

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013Disability Cultural Center (DCC)805 South Crouse Avenue, Hoople Building, Room 105,x4486; University’s Disability Cultural Center (DCC) coordinatescampus-wide social, educational, and cultural activitieson disability issues for students, faculty, staff, and communitymembers with and without disabilities. The DCC is a gatheringplace for all individuals who seek an inclusive and diverseenvironment where respect, appreciation for one’s identity andcultural differences are of the utmost priority. The DCC sponsorsa variety of programming that aims to heighten awarenessand understanding, as well as to promote dialogue and learning,about disability rights as human rights and as forms of culturaldiversity. The DCC serves as a resource for sharing informationon media, periodicals and other readings, web sites, services,advocacy groups, and local, regional, national, and internationalorganizations that focus on disability issues, including the historyof disability, pedagogy and disability, and disability culture.SU’s DCC is the first of its kind in the U.S. to be located withina Division of Student Affairs and to be directed by a full-timeprofessional staff member. For more information about SU’sDisability Cultural Center, call 315-443-4486, visit the Centerin Hoople Building, Room 105 (805 South Crouse Avenue),e-mail, or visit the web site at Center’s Facebook page is: Services111 Waverly Avenue, x2666; health.syr.eduLocated on campus at 111 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse UniversityHealth Services (SUHS) specializes in college health and servesthe health care needs of SU and SUNY ESF students. Summerstudents are charged on a fee-for-service basis. Health Servicesprovides a wide array of confidential general medical careincluding health maintenance and women’s health, urgent careneeds, primary care, mental health, travel medicine, and immunizations.We have onsite laboratory and pharmacy facilities thatcan receive orders both from SUHS staff and outside providers.SUHS also offers our students ambulance services and medicaltransportation to off-campus medical appointments whenneeded.To schedule an appointment, call 315-443-9005. Hours duringthe summer (May 16 – August 15) are 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.Monday through Friday. Holiday hours vary and will be postedlocally. Should urgent health care needs arise after hours, anon-call provider can be reached via the answering service byphoning the above number. For medical emergencies, dial 711(from a campus phone) or 315-443-4299.4Immunization RequirementsBe aware that Syracuse University is obligated to enforce studentimmunization requirements as defined by New York State publichealth law which requires all students to provide:• Proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (which maybe obtained by contacting your high school or primary carephysician) and• A completed response form related to meningococcal meningitisvaccine.The Health Form, proof of immunity, and meningitis response formmust be sent or faxed (315-443-9010) to Health Services prior toa student’s arrival on campus. Refer to the Syracuse UniversityHealth Service web site ( for theforms and additional information.If these documents are not received prior to arrival, studentswill risk strict administrative consequences includingthe inability to register for classes and/or suspension ofID card services.InsuranceIt is strongly recommended that students carry health insuranceto cover expenses not covered by the health fee (i.e. laboratory,pharmacy, etc.) and medical expenses incurred outside of SUHSsuch as emergency room care and hospitalization. If your healthcare coverage is provided by a health maintenance organizationor managed care program, you should determine what coverageis available while your student is outside the network. Studentsshould always carry their health insurance card when seekingcare and be familiar with how to access services under theirpolicy. For students who do not have health insurance, a healthinsurance plan designed specifically for our students is availablethrough SUHS. For more information about the plan, visit ourweb site at, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Service Center206 Steele Hall, x2721;;housingmealplans.syr.eduThe Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Service Center is responsiblefor processing summer housing and meal plan applications;administering housing, meal plan, and SU I.D. card policies andprocedures; processing housing damages; and producing faculty,staff, student, and dependent I.D. cards.Ernie Davis Dining Center will be open:Monday-Friday:Breakfast 7-10 a.m. / Lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / Dinner 4:30-7 p.m.Weekends:Continental Breakfast 9-10 a.m. / Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. /Dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m.

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013LGBT ResourcesLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)Resource Center750 Ostrom Avenue, x3983;; lgbt.syr.eduThe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) ResourceCenter offers programs, meaningful dialogues, cultivates leadership,engages in advocacy, and provides education, support, andresources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning,and queer members of the Syracuse University community, andtheir allies. The Center’s vision is to encourage how we examine,learn, and understand our collective responsibility to create moreinclusive communities for people of all marginalized gendersand sexualities. We encourage everyone to engage in thoughtfulexplorations of gender and sexuality as they are informed by thecomplexity of our identities.The Center has a number of annual events, including ComingOut Month (October), and a Rainbow Banquet (graduation celebrationin April). In addition, we offer a number of discussiongroups, including a group aimed at serving students who are newto the LGBTQ campus community, a group for LGBTQ people ofcolor, a queer women’s discussion group, and a group for transidentifiedindividuals and their allies.For more information about the LGBT Resource Center, call 315-443-3983, visit the Center at 750 Ostrom Ave., e-mail, or visit the web site at where you can sign ontoour listserv to receive e-mail updates about upcoming programs.Library ServicesSyracuse University Library is an active partner in supportingteaching, learning, and research at Syracuse University, offeringa wide array of resources and personalized services in supportof all SU academic programs. The Library’s web site,, is an essential tool for research, where you can find booksand articles, connect with a librarian to get research assistance,take an online tutorial, check library hours, and much more.Library web resources are accessible to SU students from anylocation on- or off-campus, including residence halls, off-campusapartments, and SU Abroad centers. Libraries are equipped withwireless access, laptops and other equipment for loan, and a varietyof study spaces, including technology-equipped group studyrooms, individual study carrels, and designated quiet study areas.Library workstations, including Macs and PCs, are equipped withstandard campus software applications as well as specializedsoftware for multimedia production and adaptive technologiesfor disabled users.The Library’s diverse collections include 3.4 million printedvolumes, almost 40,000 online and print journals, and extensivecollections of maps, images, music scores, sound recordings,videos, rare books, manuscripts, and microforms. An interlibraryloan service provides access to needed materials not owned bythe SU Library. Bird Library houses materials in the social sciences,humanities, and fine arts, library administrative offices,the Special Collections Research Center, and the library café,Pages, which features coffee from a local roaster, sandwiches,breakfast items, and pastries. Other SU libraries include theCarnegie Library, the Geology Library, the Architecture ReadingRoom, and the Belfer Audio Archive. The Library web siteincludes a map of libraries and a virtual tour.The following libraries comprise the Syracuse University Librarysystem:Bird Library222 Waverly Ave.x4083; Library300 Heroy Laboratoryx3337; LibraryCarnegie Buildingx2160; Audio Archive6th Floor Bird Library, 222 Waverly Ave.x2697; following separately administered libraries are also open toSU students:F. Franklin Moon LibrarySUNY ESF470-6716; Douglas Barclay Law LibraryE.I. White Hallx9560Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Libraryx9349; 231 Sims Hall, mlklibrary.syr.eduMulticultural AffairsOffice of Multicultural Affairs105 Schine Student Center, x9676;;multicultural.syr.eduThe Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) supports and promotesacademic achievement, multicultural competence, socialdevelopment, civic engagement, and retention of students fromhistorically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups at SyracuseUniversity. Additionally, OMA sponsors programs that advancecollaboration among student groups to enhance the campusclimate for all students.5

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013Parking Services621 Skytop, x4652; parking.syr.eduAll members of the SU community must register and pay theapplicable fee to Parking Services for any vehicle operated oncampus. Students will be required to bring a copy of their vehicleregistration and SU identification or class schedule with themin order to register for parking. Call for pre-registration andregistration information.Summer College and SummerStart participants are not permittedto have motor vehicles on campus.All visitors must follow University parking regulations. It issuggested that visitors park in the visitors’ lots or legal streetparking. During drop off and pick up there is a limited timewhere parking is permitted in otherwise reserved lots; however,no overnight parking is permitted.Options Program200 Walnut Placex4715; counselingcenter.syr.eduOptions is a free, confidential service for assessment, brief intervention,education, and referrals for students who experienceproblems related to alcohol or other drug use. We employ a harmreduction model in an effort to assist students in making healthychoices regarding substances. Options offers both individual andgroup appointments, all of which are facilitated by certified professionalstaff and trained graduate students. Options staff alsoengage in environmental change efforts to reduce the harmfulimpact of substance use on our campus.The Advocacy CenterSexual and Relationship Violence Services, Preventionand Education111 Waverly Avenue, Lower Level, Room 006J, x7273;advocacycenter.syr.eduThe Advocacy Center at Syracuse University provides confidential24-hour crisis response and ongoing support and assistanceto students who have been impacted by sexual and/or relationshipviolence, stalking and harassment. Advocates are available24 hours a day, year-round, to meet with students, inform themof medical and legal options, provide them with information,assist with safety planning, and accompany them to area hospitalsand/or law enforcement agencies. The Advocacy Centerserves as a link to health care and counseling services, academicassistance, law enforcement agencies, the Office of JudicialAffairs, and other programs and services that support students.The Advocacy Center offers a variety of sexual and relationshipviolence prevention programs as well as numerous opportunitiesfor students to volunteer and become part of the AdvocacyCenter prevention, education, and outreach team.Recreation ServicesRecreation Services Office, 241 Archbold Gym(enter through the east entrance, under the skywalk),x4FUN (x4386); recreationservices.syr.eduThe Department of Recreation Services (DRS) coordinates avariety of recreational programs, activities, and facilities at SU.The staff at recreation services invites students to learn aboutand participate in the many quality programs and activitiesoffered to the campus community. DRS offers a diverse set ofprograms for every interest and ability level, including fitnessclasses, intramural sports, performance and sport clubs, andoutdoor education. A valid SU or ESF I.D. card is required togain access to all recreational facilities.Recreation Hot Line: x-GYMS (x-4967)Facilities: (Archbold/Flanagan Gyms)• Exercise/multipurpose room (Flanagan main level)• Fitness center: climbers, rowers, bicycles, weight machines,free weights, elliptical cross-trainers, and treadmills(Archbold upper level)• Exercise rooms (Archbold first and lower level)• Flanagan gym basketball courts (Flanagan upper level)• Archbold gym basketball court (Archbold upper level)• Racquetball/handball/squash courts (Flanagan lower level)• Webster Pool (Archbold Gym)Fitness Classesrecreationservices.syr.eduReferred to as the Fitness and Leisure Program, these are noncreditclasses in activities such as aqua fitness, cycle classes, bootcamp, Pilates, yoga, swim lessons, and more. Students must paya fee and register. Obtain a list of summer programs online or atthe Recreation Services Office.Ice SkatingMarilyn and Bill Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion, x4254;skate.syr.eduThe Tennity Ice Skating Pavillion, located on Skytop Road onSouth Campus, houses an 85-by-200-foot NHL regulation-sizesheet of ice, an 85-by-94-foot studio sheet of ice, a skate rentaland pro shop. There is bleacher seating for more than 200 spectators.In addition to recreational skating, the facility is used forfigure skating classes, hockey, learn-to-skate classes, intramuralhockey, broomball, the figure skating club, the women’s intercollegiatehockey team, and the men’s and women’s ice hockey clubs.Opportunities for ice rentals by University groups are available.Skate-til-Midnight from 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturdaynights.6

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013Informal RecreationRecreation Hot Line, x-GYMS (x-4967)When Archbold Gym and Flanagan Gym are open, students canplay pick-up games of basketball, volleyball, and other sports,depending on the schedule. Fitness centers are available duringthe summer in Archbold Gym, Goldstein Student Center (onSouth Campus), Ernie Davis Hall, and at Marshall Square Mall.Students may use the swimming pool in Archbold Gym. Thereare outdoor tennis courts and softball fields on both North andSouth Campuses for recreation.Religious ActivitiesHendricks Chapel, Main Quad, x2901; hendricks.syr.eduHendricks Chapel is a place for all people. As a multifaith center,it is a diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural learning space thatnurtures a welcoming and caring community within SyracuseUniversity. Hendricks Chapel values differences as a resourcefor enrichment and promotes interreligious understanding andcooperation through program and example. The chapel honorsreligious traditions and encourages spiritual introspection. Thechapel is also a place of moral and ethical leadership: helpingpeople of all faiths and no faith contemplate pressing contemporaryissues and promoting active civic engagement in the widercommunity. The chapel is a source of constructive efforts to dealresponsibly with personal and cultural pain, as well as issues ofsocial justice and reconciliation. Pastoral counseling services areavailable for students, staff, and faculty in crisis. The Office of theDean of Hendricks Chapel is the point of contact for all chaplainsand religious activities on the SU campus.For information about religious services in the summer,call x2901.Lillian and Emmanuel Slutzker Center forInternational Services310 Walnut Avenue, x2457; international.syr.eduThe Lillian and Emanuel Slutzker Center for InternationalServices (SCIS) assists international students with inquiriesand processes related to U.S. immigration regulations and visas,passport validity, employment, travel, and health insurance.The staff also offers guidance and counseling on cultural adjustmentissues and personal, academic, social, health, housing, andfinancial problems. In addition to working with the internationalstudent population, SCIS provides cultural programming andcollaborates with students and organizations to foster meaningfulintercultural relationships and service-learning opportunities.Office of Student Assistance306 Steele Hall, x4357 (HELP)E-mail: Office of Student Assistance serves as a central helpingresource for all students. The office staff helps students and theirfamilies manage crises, life traumas, and other concerns or barriersthat impede success. The staff works to address the needsof students who struggle in such areas as psychological health,physical health, victimization, relationship issues, and socialadjustment through a variety of interventions, referrals, andfollow-up services. Contact us for assistance at any time.TransportationTransit Services, 621 Skytop, x4652; parking.syr.eduThe University contracts with Centro (the Central New YorkRegional Transportation Authority) to operate campus shuttleroutes and “free fare” zones for SU students on its regular routes.Modified schedules are in effect during the summer. Centro cityschedules are available at the following locations: Bird Library,Schine Student Center, Public Safety, Goldstein Student Center,the Parking Office, and online. Campus route schedules can befound on the parking web site.NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCES AND SERVICESMarshall StreetNot officially part of the SU campus, Marshall Street is embeddedin the University community. Marshall Square Mall and theMarshall Street area are home to a wide range of specialty shopsand restaurants, as well as national chains.Bankshttp://treasurer.syr.eduNBT Bank, 315-703-1300 and 800-628-2265; nbtbank.comBank of America, 315-446-2312 and 800-432-1000;bankofamerica.comFirst Niagara, 315-476-2530 and 800-421-0004; fnfg.comJP Morgan Chase, 315-476-5870 and 800-935-9935; chase.comKey Bank of New York, 315-446-8091 and 800-539-2968;key.comM&T, 315-422-2110 and 800-724-2440; mtb.comThese banks are located near the campus area. Note that localbanks will not cash your personal checks unless you have anaccount with them. Therefore, you will want to plan ahead to7

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013establish an account or to bring traveler’s checks to campusto ensure ready access to money for anything you may haveforgotten to bring with you.Driver’s LicensesSyracuse Office—NYSDMVwww.dmv.ny.govWestern Lights Plaza, 4671 Onondaga Blvd., Syracuse, NY 13219Mail Services—LocalU.S. Post Office–Marshall Street Stationwww.usps.comMarshall Square Mall, 315-472-0278TransportationAir TravelHancock International Airportwww.syrairport.org315-454-4330; 315-455-2337 (for parking information)Bus—LocalCentro315-442-3400; centro.orgBus and Train—Regional Transportation Center131 Alliance ParkwayAmtrak, 800-872-7245; amtrak.comGreyhound and Trailways Bus Lines, 800-231-2222;315-472-5339 (local terminal);; trailways.comCar RentalBudget Rent-A-Car, 315-458-2017; budget.comEnterprise Rent-A-Car, 315-423-0022; enterprise.comHertz Rent-A-Car, 315-455-2496; hertz.comThrifty, 315-455-1001; thrifty.comTaxi Service4-SU Taxi, (315) 478-8294; 4sutaxi.comSyracuse Airport Taxi, (315) 446-3639; syracuseairporttaxi.comSyracuse Regional Taxi, 315-437-5555; syracusetaxi.comChamber of Commerce publications, available in the UC lobby,700 University Avenue, or from individual programs, describeother Syracuse resources and services. Or visit UNIVERSITY I.D. CARDAlways carry your SU I.D. card with you. It is necessary for identificationin the library, the bookstore, health services, athleticfacilities, dining centers, residence halls, computer clusters, andsome academic buildings.Protect your card and treat it the same as cash. In addition tocarrying your name, SU I.D. number, and photograph—informationoften required by the University departments you visit—thecard has an encoded magnetic stripe on the back that containsinformation allowing access to your meal plan, SUpercard FOOD,PLUS, and other information that would permit an unauthorizeduser access to those funds.Entering Residence Halls and Residence HallSecurityYour SU I.D. serves as your entry to your residence hall. Swipingyour card in the card reader at the front door of your residencehall confirms your authorization to enter and releases the doorlock. Do not permit others to come in with you. Security in yourresidence hall is a shared responsibility. Individuals authorizedto enter, including other students, must be able to provide theirown access.For your safety, Residential Security Aides (RSAs) employedby the Department of Public Safety, staff residence hall mainentrances from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily. To enter the residence hallduring these hours, you must show the RSA your SU I.D. Reportany suspicious persons to the RSA. All non-residents MUST behosted by a resident (see Office of Residence Life Guest Policy,page 20). Each non-resident will be required to provide pictureidentification (and their guest pass if an overnight guest) to theRSA, and sign into the residence hall. Some summer programsdo not allow guests.Entering Dining CentersWhen you walk into a dining center, you must present your SUI.D. to the checker. Your meal plan will allow you to enter the diningcenter once during a given meal period. It is a violation of theStudent Code of Conduct to use another student’s SU I.D. card foraccess to the dining centers and/or meals.Caring For Your CardThe magnetic stripe that carries all your identifying informationis quite sensitive. Keep it away from TV sets, radio transmitters,or bulk tape erasers (engineering, telecommunications, andcomputer science students should be especially careful). If theencoding is erased from the stripe, bring the card to the Housing,Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Service Center, 206 Steele Hall to bere-encoded. DO NOT punch a hole in the card. It may be easier tocarry, but it can be rejected by a card reader.8

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013Lost or Stolen CardsIf your card is lost or stolen, report it immediately to the Housing,Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Service Center at 315-443-2721; atnight or on weekends, contact the Department of Public Safetyat 315-443-2224. You are financially responsible for all meals orfunds used before the loss is reported. Once reported, your cardis immediately invalidated throughout the system, preventingunauthorized use. You can obtain a new card by coming to theHousing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Service Center, 206 Steele Hall,Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee for the firstreplacement is $25; additional replacements cost $40 each.SUpercard FOOD AccountsSUpercard FOOD is a declining balance cash account accessedthrough your SU I.D. Purchases made with SUpercard FOODaccounts are exempt from New York State sales tax and can beused for a-la-carte purchases in all Food Services locations andUniversity vending machines.All housing and meal plan charges must be prepaid during thesummer. To add funds to your FOOD account, pay the amountyou would like to add (in $25 increments) to the Bursar Office,102 Archbold North, and then bring the receipt to the Housing,Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Service Center, 206 Steele Hall. Staff willadd the funds to your card immediately. Balances unused byAugust 10, 2013, are NOT refunded or carried over.PLUS AccountsThe PLUS account is a declining balance cash account that providesaccess to goods and services other than food through yourSU I.D. This account should not be confused with a SUpercardFOOD account. A PLUS account can be used in campus washersand dryers, to buy tickets at the Schine and Carrier Dome boxoffices, and at the Schine Copy Center.Funds can be added to a PLUS account in the same way they areadded to a FOOD account; see SUpercard section above. Balancesunused by August 10, 2013 are NOT refunded or carried over.VendingYour SU I.D. may be used in campus vending machines if youhave a SUpercard FOOD account. Information on the vendingprogram can be found on the Food Services web site at SAFETYDepartment of Public Safety005 Sims Hall, x2224, 711 from a campus phone;Emergency e-mail and text messaging:, @SyracuseDPSThe Syracuse University Department of Public Safety (DPS) isdedicated to promoting and preserving the safety and securityof the University community. In addition to regular patrols,responding to calls for help, and investigating crimes, DPS helpsmembers of the SU community increase their own safety andsecurity through a variety of educational programs and initiatives.The department accomplishes its mission by soliciting andencouraging all members of the community to actively partnerwith DPS to identify, recognize, and eliminate crime hazards andrisks within the community. The department is located on theground floor of Sims Hall and operates 24 hours a day, yearround.A patrol division of academy-trained sworn peace officersand non-sworn community service officers provides proactiveservices through vehicular, bicycle, and foot patrols. The campusand its surrounding neighborhoods, including Thornden Park,are under the law enforcement jurisdiction of the Syracuse PoliceDepartment (SPD). The DPS has an excellent, mutually respectfulrelationship with the SPD and other local, regional, and state lawenforcement agencies.Reporting OptionsContact the DPS dispatch center at 443-2224 any time. In anemergency, dial 711 from a campus phone. Dial 443-2224 andask to speak with our investigations division if you have informationabout a crime; or visit our web site,, toelectronically and anonymously submit tips and information.Additionally, if you would like to contact DPS in an emergency,yet cannot safely make a phone call, send a text message ore-mail to and our communications center willrespond to your message.Alert SystemBoth a crime prevention tool and a public service of the DPS, thealert system uses e-mail and printed communications to warnthe Syracuse University community of suspects at large and toseek the community’s help in identifying suspects and gatheringcrime details. DPS issues campus alerts in a timely manner tonotify community members of all serious crimes, either reporteddirectly to the department or known to the department throughSPD, that represent a threat to students and employees. Copies ofall alerts are posted on the DPS web site:

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013Blue Light Alarm Phone SystemThe Blue Light System is a series of emergency alarm stationsstrategically located throughout the campus to provide assistanceto anyone in distress. A blue beacon shines above each alarm station.An individual who presses the alarm button can communicatedirectly with the communications center at the Departmentof Public Safety to notify the dispatcher of the emergency. Anofficer will be dispatched to respond to the situation.Taking Interest in Your Personal SafetyxTIPS (x8477)The TIPS telephone line, available in both English and Spanish,allows citizens to leave non-urgent anonymous tips via atelephone voice mail system. Calls are not traced. The TIPS lineis available 24 hours a day, year-round. Calling parties may leavetheir names if they want someone to contact them regardingtheir tip or complaint.Toll-Free TipsTips for DPS can be called in anonymously to the EthicsPoint callcenter 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 866-384-4277. Thosesubmitting tips and information can either remain anonymousor identify themselves.Silent WitnessThe Silent Witness program allows those who have witnessedor are witnessing a crime to report it safely and anonymously toDPS. Information is collected through the nationally-recognizedEthicsPoint software program and is used to solve crimes on andsurrounding campus. Silent Witness is accessible through theDPS web site at This service is not intendedfor emergency reporting.Your Right to KnowIt is Syracuse University’s policy to provide anyone, upon request,with a printed copy of the University’s policies and proceduresregarding campus security and safety, as well as crime ratesand statistics for the most recent three-year period. Copies ofYour Safety and Security at Syracuse University, a handbook thatprovides this information, are available from DPS or can bedownloaded from the department’s web site at SU crime information is also posted on the U.S. Departmentof Education’s web site.Found PropertyDPS maintains a “Lost and Found” for the University. Contact themain desk, x1427, if items have been lost in a particular building.Call Stadium Control (x4221) for items lost at the Carrier Dome.10Orange AlertOrange Alert, SU’s crisis notification system, uses text messages,phone calls, e-mail, sirens, message boards, and social mediato provide rapid notification and instructions to members ofthe University community in the event of a critical incident inprogress. Critical incidents could include an individual whois considered armed and dangerous, a widespread hazardousmaterials incident, an explosion, or any other event in whichthere is an immediate threat of physical harm or death to campuscommunity members. To review and update their emergencycontact information, students should log onto MySlice, click onthe “Orange Alert” link, and follow the instructions for providingcontact information.RESIDENCE LIFEResidence Hall ServicesMain DeskThe main desk is the residence hall service center. It is open from8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. (Small residence halls,such as Butterfield House, may not have main desk service duringthe summer.) The main desk offers a wide variety of services,including mail delivery, providing temporary keys for residentslocked out of their rooms, lending recreational and cleaningequipment, and providing general information (including busschedules). The main desk also is the place to report repairneeds, maintenance problems, or residence hall emergencies.MailMail deliveries are made every day except Sunday; items are usuallysorted by the dinner hour. Notices are left in your mailboxfor packages and oversized envelopes. These can be picked upthrough a sign-out procedure between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., sevendays a week. Each main desk has a slot for outgoing U.S. mail;outgoing packages and other special items must be taken by youto the post office. The closest one is in the Marshall Square Mall.(Mail service may not be available in small residence halls duringthe summer.)Residence hall incoming mail should be addressed as follows:Your NameName of Your Summer ProgramResidence Hall, Box NumberStreet AddressSyracuse, NY 13210Cleaning EquipmentVacuum cleaners may be borrowed at the main desk of yourresidence hall.

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013Laundry Facilities, ATMs, and Vending MachinesAll residence halls have laundry facilities, ATMs, and vendingmachines. If a machine malfunctions and you lose money, reportthe problem to the residence hall main desk. Note the type andnumber of the machine, as well as what seems to be wrong.Laundry facilities are equipped with an online monitoring systemcalled LaundryView, an Internet application that allows youto monitor the status of washers and dryers in connected laundryrooms through a web browser. It also sends e-mail notificationwhen laundry is done and allows you to report a problem.Visit for details.• Report laundry machine problems to the main desk, or callFIXit (315-443-4948).• Report food and beverage vending machine malfunctions toSU Vending (315-443-COIN/2646).• Report change machine and stamp machine malfunctions toSU Vending (315-443-COIN/2646).• Report any ATM machine malfunctions to the residence hallmain desk or SU Vending (315-443-COIN/2646).Elevator Use and SafetyIf you or other residents become trapped in an elevator, use theelevator’s emergency phone, which is connected to the Departmentof Public Safety. Any unsafe conditions should be reportedimmediately to residence hall personnel at the main desk or tothe RA on call.Abuse of or tampering with elevator equipment may cause thesafety features to fail to function and is a violation of the University’sCode of Student Conduct.Residence Hall Fire SafetyCommon sense and abiding by University residence rules are thebest ways to prevent fire. Here are some tips:• Check all your electrical appliances—radios, televisions, computers,stereos, lamps, etc.—to make sure cords aren’t frayedand plugs are in good condition.• The number of occupants of a room/apartment for purposes ofsocializing or visitation is not to exceed the local fire codes.• Tampering with or improperly using fire extinguishers, elevators,sprinkler systems, exit lights, or any other life safetyequipment is strictly prohibited. The minimum sanctionimposed by the University Judicial System for such tamperingor improper use is indefinite suspension from residentialliving, and may also include indefinite suspension fromSyracuse University.• Use of tapestries, posters, and other decorations may not coverelectrical outlets, lights, lamps, and ceilings and must be hungat least two feet from the ceiling.• Use only one major appliance per wall socket, and use only ULapprovedsurge protectors for multiple electrical needs. Surgeprotectors are to be limited to one per socket—do not “daisychain” multiple devices together.• Fire detection equipment, including that located in a studentroom, may not be disabled or otherwise tampered with.• Arrangement of room furnishings is not to impede expedientegress from living spaces.• Use or possession of candles or incense is prohibited. Forreligious observances, candles and/or incense may be usedin public areas designated by staff with constant vigilance bythe user. All candles discovered in a student’s room/apartmentwill be confiscated and discarded; in the event that candlesare found to be in use, students will be referred to the Office ofJudicial Affairs.• Single-use extension cords in good working condition arepermitted provided they are UL-approved, have a third-prongground, are constructed of 12-gauge wire or larger, and areused to power just one appliance. The exclusive use of powerstrip surge protectors equipped with a breaker switch isstrongly encouraged. Use power strips with circuit breakers forappliances. The use of single-plug extension cords and multiplugadaptors is prohibited.• Keep doors free of paper and other flammable materials.• Use only one appliance per socket—overloading a socket canbe dangerous.• Operate microwave ovens only as the manufacturer’s manualdirects.• The following items are prohibited in residence halls andapartments:- Space heaters- Air conditioners- Multi-headed lamps and halogen lamps- Microwave ovens of more than 1,000 watts- Toasters- Electric hot plates- High-resistance heating devices, including- George Forman-type grills- Candles- Incense11

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013Fire Safety SystemsAll residence halls are equipped with smoke detectors in studentrooms and all other areas of the buildings. In addition, allresidence halls have sprinkler systems throughout each building.Sprinkler systems are activated by an increase in temperature inthe event of a fire.Care should be exercised to avoid setting off sprinkler heads accidentally.Do not hang items from the heads or pipes and avoidany action that would cause an object to come in contact with asprinkler head. Immediately report the perceived malfunctionof any fire safety mechanism—smoke detectors, extinguisher,etc.—to FIXit, 315-443-4948. Under no circumstances are thesesystems to be removed or disabled; to do so is a violation of theUniversity’s Code of Student Conduct.Fire AlarmsKnow the location of the exit nearest your room and use it toleave the building if an alarm sounds. DO NOT use the exit withwhich you are most familiar, as that may not be the most directroute out. Never use the elevator as a means of egress.The Syracuse Fire Department responds to all alarms. Failure toevacuate during an alarm is a serious offense and a violation ofthe University’s Code of Student Conduct. Falsely activating analarm is illegal and punishable under New York State law.Possible Fire in ProgressIf you are in your room and suspect there is a fire elsewhere,follow these steps:• Feel the door for excessive heat before opening it.• If the door feels normal, open it slowly, then cautiously headfor the nearest exit, staying low.• If the door feels hot, do not open it. Seal the bottom openingwith towels, sheets, or other materials. If possible, phone forassistance. To attract attention, hang clothing or bedding outthe window, then shut it promptly. Do not break the windowor leave it open, unless the room is filling with smoke. Staycalm and wait for help to arrive. Even if a fire appears to be out,report it to the Department of Public Safety; it may rekindle.Your RoomCable and ResNET ServiceAll students living in Syracuse University housing are providedwith cable television (74 channels) and ResNET (internet access)services—no signup is necessary. You will need to provide yourown television and personal computer to take advantage of theseservices. Students should report any problems with cable TV tothe Telecommunications Department. Problems with ResNETconnections should be reported to Computing and Media Services.For more information regarding ResNET, contact InformationTechnology and Services at 315-443-2677 or visit their website at are examples of damages to your room for which youare held responsible:• Intentional/deliberate damage• Stickers, stars, and tape that need to be removed• Keys not returned• Holes in walls, ceilings, furniture, or missing furniture• Damaged carpet• Missing or damaged screens• Trash removal from your room or apartmentFurnishings ProvidedAll rooms are furnished with beds (mattresses: standard twinsize 36˝ x 75˝), dressers, mirrors, curtains, closet space, mattresspads, desks, and chairs. The mattresses in Kimmel and Marionare long twin size (36˝ x 80˝). You are responsible for all thefurniture items provided in your residence unit.Room Key and Personal SecurityKeep your key(s) with you at all times. Always lock your doorwhen you leave your room, even for just a few minutes.Should you find yourself locked out of your room, contact themain desk to learn the proper procedures for obtaining a loanerkey for short-term use. The RA on call can assist you before orafter regular main desk hours.A lost key will result in a lock core change for security purposes.Charges will be based on the time of day that the key is reportedmissing and replaced.Telephone ServiceFor your convenience, all residence hall floors are equipped witha courtesy telephone, located in a public area, that allows you todial the Department of Public Safety as well as other campus locations.Should you wish to initiate landline telephone service inyour room, you will need to contact the local telephone company.Windows and ScreensWindows and screens must be kept in place. Deliberate damageto either will affect your comfort, and you will be charged for anyrepair or replacement costs.12

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013RESIDENCE LIFE POLICIESThe theme of residential life focuses on personal responsibilityand cooperation in building the community. To enhancethis growth of community, the Office of Residence Life (ORL)requires that all students residing on both North and SouthCampuses be familiar with, and abide by, the University’s Codeof Student Conduct, the Departmental Standards of the Office ofResidence Life, and the policies outlined in the Terms and Conditionsof Student Housing. The ORL’s Departmental Standardsappear below; the Code of Student Conduct appears at the beginningof this handbook. A copy of the Terms and Conditions ofStudent Housing may be obtained from the Housing, Meal Plan,and I.D. Card Services Center in 206 Steele Hall.Departmental StandardsWhat are departmental standards? Departmental standardsreflect the rights and responsibilities of all Syracuse Universityand State University of New York College of EnvironmentalScience and Forestry students residing in Syracuse University’sresidential communities on North and South Campus. Amongthese are the right to be afforded a reasonable opportunity tolearn without interruptions from others; the right to expectthat others will respect you and your need for space, quiet, andprivacy; and the right to expect others to observe reasonablestandards of conduct that promote and maintain a safe, secure,and mature living environment. In addition, you have the responsibilityto recognize and support other students’ rights and to beaware of the Office of Residence Life Departmental Standardsand the Syracuse University Code of Student Conduct.It is important to understand the policies and expectations ofliving in the residence halls at Syracuse University. Failure toadhere to Residence Life policies may result in an educationaland/or disciplinary sanction, including, but not limited to,removal from the residence halls. Review the Residence LifeDepartmental Standards at You are expected to know andabide by these policies throughout your summer program.ADDITIONAL RESIDENCE LIFEPOLICIES GOVERNING SUMMER COLLEGEAND SUMMERSTARTIn addition to the Departmental Standards described above,Summer College and SummerStart participants are required tocomply with the following standards.Study HoursSummer College and SummerStart coursework will be supportedby a regular schedule of recommended study hours: Sundaythrough Thursday, 7-10 p.m.During this time, participants are expected to study in thelibrary, computer cluster or studios, or meet with designatedconsultants as provided by their program. In addition, studentsmay work individually or in small groups in the residence hall.Quiet HoursQuiet hours will be observed, enforced, and posted in everyresidence hall.CurfewParticipants are required to observe the following curfew hours:SummerStart curfew hours:Sunday-Wednesday, 11 p.m.Thursday-Saturday, 12 midnightSummer College curfew hours:Sunday-Thursday, 11 p.m.Friday-Saturday, 12 midnightParticipants may not leave the residence hall after curfew exceptin emergency situations and with the approval of the Office ofResidence Life staff member on duty.Participants are required to register themselves in person withthe Office of Residence Life staff member on duty for their flooron or before curfew each night.All visitors must exit the building prior to curfew. Visitors mustsign in and out with the Residential Security Aide (RSA) on duty.No guests will be signed into the building after 6:30 p.m. duringthe week (Sunday-Thursday) or after 11:30 p.m. on the weekend(Friday and Saturday).Guest PolicySummer College and SummerStart participants are allowedvisitors in the residence hall during approved hours. However,Summer College and SummerStart participants are not allowedto visit each other in their respective residence halls.Participants are responsible for their guests’ behavior and shouldinsure that they are respectful of other residents and the hall atall times. Participants who violate guest policies risk losing theprivilege of hosting guests. Specific policies are:• Participants must accompany their guests at all times while inthe hall.• Guests are allowed in the residence hall Sunday through Thursdayfrom 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 midnight.13

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013• Guests may not be signed in within half an hour prior to theend of guest hours. Thus, no guest may be signed in after6:30 p.m. during the week or 11:30 p.m. on the weekend(Friday and Saturday).• No overnight guests are allowed.• All guests must show a valid picture I.D. to the RSA on duty.• It is the responsibility of the participant host to insure that allguests sign in and out with the RSA on duty. Failure to sign aguest in or out may result in the loss of guest privileges.• Guests not behaving appropriately will be asked to leave, andtheir participant host may be held responsible for the misconductof the guest.Refer to program specific literature for additional programpolicies and procedures.STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIESCode of Student ConductStudents at Syracuse University are expected to conduct themselvesin a manner supportive of the educational mission ofthe institution. Integrity, respect for the person and property ofothers, and a commitment to intellectual and personal growth ina diverse population are values deemed fundamental to membershipin this University community.Syracuse University considers the following behavior, or attemptsthereof, by any student or student organization, whether actingalone or with any other persons, to violate the Code of StudentConduct.1. Physical harm or threat of physical harm to any person orpersons, including, but not limited to, assault, sexual abuse, orother forms of physical abuse.2. Harassment—whether physical, verbal or electronic, oral,written or video—which is beyond the bounds of protectedfree speech, directed at a specific individual(s), easily construedas “fighting words,” and likely to cause an immediatebreach of the peace.3. Conduct, including but not limited to bullying—whetherphysical, verbal or electronic, oral, written or video—whichthreatens the mental health, physical health, or safety of anyperson or persons including, but not limited to hazing, drug oralcohol abuse, and other forms of destructive behavior.4. Academic dishonesty,* including, but not limited to, plagiarismand cheating, and other forms of academic misconduct:for example, misuse of academic resources or facilities, ormisuse of computer software, data, equipment, or networks.5. Intentional disruption or obstruction of lawful activities of theUniversity or its members, including their exercise of the rightto assemble and to peaceful protest.6. Theft of or damage to personal or University property orservices or illegal possession or use of the same.7. Forgery, alteration, fabrication, or misuse of identificationcards, records, grades, diplomas, University documents, ormisrepresentation of any kind to a University office or official.8. Unauthorized entry, use, or occupation of University facilitiesthat are locked, closed, or otherwise restricted as to use.9. Disorderly conduct, including, but not limited to, public intoxication,lewd, indecent or obscene behavior, libel, slander, andillegal gambling.10. Illegal manufacture, purchase, sale, use, possession, or distributionof alcohol, drugs, or controlled substances, or anyother violation of the Syracuse University Policy on Alcohol,Other Drugs, and Tobacco.11. Failure to comply with the lawful directives of University officialswho are performing the duties of their office, especiallyas they are related to the maintenance of safety or security.12. Unauthorized possession or use of any weapon, includingfirearms, BB guns, air rifles, explosive devices, fireworks, orany other dangerous, illegal, or hazardous object or material,and improper use as a weapon of any otherwise permittedobject or material.13. Interference with or misuse of fire alarms, blue lights, elevators,or other safety and security equipment or programs.14. Violation of any federal, state, or local law that has a negativeimpact on the well-being of Syracuse University or itsindividual members.15. Violation of University policies, rules, or regulations thatare published in the Student Handbook, or any other officialUniversity publications or agreements.Culpability is not diminished for acts in violation of this codethat are committed in ignorance of the code or under the influenceof alcohol, illegal drugs, or improper use of controlledsubstances.* Cases involving academic dishonesty are handled within thestudent’s school or college.14

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013Note: Summer College participants found responsible forviolating the Code of Student Conduct due to alcohol and/or drug possession or other illegal behavior will be dismissedfrom their respective program and prohibited fromany presence on Syracuse University owned, operated, orcontrolled property. Summer College students should referto the program for full details related to applicable policiesand procedures.Rights and ResponsibilitiesAs members of the University community, students can reasonablyexpect that the following rights will be respected by all Universityoffices, programs, employees, and organizations. SyracuseUniversity further encourages all members of the Universitycommunity to endorse, support, and abide by the following statementof values that this community has deemed fundamental toits mission and integral to its growth.1. Speech/Expression/Press: Students have the right to expressthemselves freely on any subject provided they do so in amanner that does not violate the Code of Student Conduct.Students, in turn, have the responsibility to respect the rightsof all members of the University to exercise these freedoms.2. Non-Discrimination: Students have the right not to be discriminatedagainst by any agent or organization of SyracuseUniversity for reasons of age, creed, ethnic or national origin,gender, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation,race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity andgender expression. In their individual roles as members ofstudent organizations, students have the responsibility not todiscriminate against others.3. Assembly/Protest: Students have the right to assemble in anorderly manner and engage in peaceful protest, demonstration,and picketing, which does not disrupt the functions ofthe University, threaten the health or safety of any person, orviolate the Code of Student Conduct.4. Religion/Association: Students have the right to exercise theirreligious convictions and associate with religious, political,or other organizations of their choice in University facilities,provided they do so in a manner that respects the rights ofother members of the community and complies with the Codeof Student Conduct. Students have the responsibility to respectthe rights of other members of the University community tofree exercise of their religious convictions and to free associationwith organizations of their choice.5. Privacy/Search/Seizure: Students have the right of privacyand to be free from unreasonable searches or unlawful arreston University property and within their campus residences.Students have the responsibility to respect the privacy of othermembers of the University community in their person and intheir place of residence.6. Academic Pursuits: Students have the right to accurate andplainly stated information relating to maintenance of acceptableacademic standing, graduation requirements, andindividual course objectives and requirements. Students canexpect instruction from designated instructors at appointedclass times and reasonable access to those instructors.Students have the responsibility to attend class and knowtheir appropriate academic requirements.7. Quality Environment: Students have the right to expect areasonably safe environment supportive of the University’smission and their own educational goals. Students have theresponsibility to protect and maintain that environment andto protect themselves from all hazards to the extent that reasonablebehavior and precaution can avoid risk.8. Governance/Participation: Students have the right to establishrepresentative governmental bodies and to participate inUniversity governance in accordance with the rules and regulationsof the University. Students who accept representativeroles in the governance of the University have the obligation toparticipate responsibly.9. Fundamental Fairness: Students have the right to fundamentalfairness before formal disciplinary sanctions are imposedby the University for violations of the Code of Student Conduct,as provided in the published procedures of the UniversityJudicial System or other official University publications.Students have the right to written notice and the opportunityfor a hearing before any change in status is incurred fordisciplinary reasons unless a significant threat to persons orproperty exists.10. Confidentiality: Students have the right to access and controlaccess to their education records as provided in the federalFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, alsoknown as the “Buckley Amendment.” These include the rightsto review and challenge the content of educational records,to control disclosure of personal and academic informationto third parties, and to limit the routine disclosure of allor some information defined as “directory information”by the act.**The above statement is also true for international studentsand scholars, except where specified by the legislation, rules,and regulations governing the particular visa status.15

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY POLICIESStudents at Syracuse University, including participants in theSummer College and SummerStart programs, are required tocomply with University policies, including the Code of StudentConduct (see page 14). Residential students are also required tocomply with the Department of Residence Life DepartmentalStandards (see page 13). Failure to do so will result in UniversityJudicial System or administrative action up to and includingdismissal from Syracuse University’s property or programs,including but not limited to Summer College and SummerStart.Policies included in this guidebook are for reference only andare not intended to be complete. A full statement and descriptionof all policies pertaining to SU students can be found in theSyracuse University Student Handbook, available on the web at, or on the websites indicated in individual policy descriptions.Program-specific policies, including those on quiet hours, curfew,and class attendance, are detailed in program-specific handbooksand documents.Academic IntegrityAt Syracuse University, academic integrity is expected of everycommunity member in all endeavors. Academic integrity includesa commitment to the values of honesty, trustworthiness,fairness, and respect. These values are essential to the overallsuccess of an academic society. In addition, each member of theUniversity community has a right to expect the highest standardsof academic integrity from all other community members.Academic integrity is violated by any dishonest act which is committedin an academic context, such as cutting and pasting a passagefrom the Internet without citing the source, or downloadinga paper from an Internet source. Other examples include cheatingon a quiz or examination, copying from another student’swork, unauthorized cooperation in completing assignments orexaminations, or signing a class attendance sheet for a friend.The grade of “XF” is the standard penalty for a first offense ofacademic dishonesty by undergraduates at the University. Itappears on the student’s transcript with the notation “Violationof the Academic Integrity Policy.” Serious or repeat offenses mayresult in suspension or expulsion. Suspension or expulsion is thestandard penalty for a first offense by a graduate student.Syracuse University’s academic integrity policy and proceduresare administered by the Academic Integrity Office located on thelower level of E.S. Bird Library, Room 012.To access the complete policy as well as resources for students,go to RulesThe official version of the general academic rules of SyracuseUniversity (SU) effective for the 2011-2012 academic year, andsuperseding all previously published versions of these rules, canbe found online at: The rules arepresented alphabetically by topic, reflecting distinctions betweenundergraduate and graduate rules as appropriate. Both undergraduateand graduate students will find that their individualschool/college/department has additional rules that apply. In thecase of graduate students, these rules may be more restrictivethan the general University rule.Alcohol, Other Drugs, and TobaccoSyracuse University adopts this policy with the support of itsstudents, faculty, and staff to further our mission. This policy isan extension of our commitment to make every effort to providea safe and healthy environment for all members of our community.This policy is intended to articulate, affirm, and maintaincommunity-wide norms that support abstinence and encouragelow-risk choices regarding alcohol, other drugs, and tobacco—choices that will not compromise positive living, learning, andworking experiences for each member of our community.This policy provides an umbrella framework for the University’sapproach to prevention and intervention, and defines acceptableand unacceptable behaviors with regard to alcohol, other drugs,and tobacco. In addition, the policy complies with the Drug-FreeSchools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, which requiresthe University to adopt a program to prevent and prohibitunlawful possession, use, or distribution of illegal drugs andalcohol by students and employees, and with the New York StatePublic Health Law, which prohibits smoking in all indoor areas ofthe University.Abuse is a matter of concern for the entire community. Abusingalcohol, other drugs, and tobacco, regardless of the user’s age,poses a threat to health and interferes with one’s ability to fullyparticipate in the academic community. Abusing these substancescreates serious problems for other members of the community.Secondhand effects of abuse include incidents of impaired sleep,study, and work time; injuries and other health complications,and criminal victimization including sexual and physical assault,theft, and vandalism. Abusing alcohol, other drugs, and tobaccotakes a costly toll on the University community in the form ofvandalism/property damage, lost productivity, and health serviceresources.Complete Syracuse University policies on alcohol, other drugs,and tobacco can be found at:

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013Many Syracuse University summer programs have additionallyrestrictive policies related to alcohol, other drugs, and tobacco.Program-specific policies, including those related to alcohol,other drugs, and tobacco policies, are detailed in programspecifichandbooks and documents.Bias-related IncidentsSyracuse University seeks to provide all students with a safe andsecure learning environment that is free of crime and/or policyviolations by discrimination, sexual and bias-related harassment,and other violations of rights. Examples of bias-related incidentsinclude, but are not limited to, nonthreatening name-calling andusing degrading language, graffiti, or slurs because of a belief orperception about a person’s race, color, national origin, ancestry,gender, religion, religious practice, age, ability, sexual orientation,or gender identity and gender expression, regardless of whetherthe belief or perception is correct.To report a bias-related incident, contact the Office of JudicialAffairs at x3728 or the Department of Public Safety at x2224.Report bias-related incidents at DisruptionSyracuse University regulations on campus disruption apply tostudents, faculty, administrators, and staff for the maintenanceof public order on University-owned, operated, or controlledproperty and at its sponsored events. Prohibited conduct includesbehaviors such as disrupting or obstructing University activities,damaging University property, and endangering the health orsafety of any person on University property. For a full statementof the policy, see and Electronic CommunicationsThis policy governs the use of computers, networks, and relatedservices on the Syracuse University campus. Users of theseresources are responsible for reading and understanding thispolicy, found in the Syracuse University Student Handbook andon the web at concerns, complaints, or reports of misconduct with regardto the computer system should be reported to the ITS ServiceCenter Manager at 315-443-1144.Music Downloading and File-SharingUsing a computer to download or share copyrighted materialssuch as music, videos, and games without permission from thecopyright owner is illegal, has cost Syracuse University collegestudents thousands of dollars in civil penalties, and violatesSU policy.THE BOTTOM LINE: It is illegal to download copyrightedmaterials (including music, video, images, games, software, etc.)without first obtaining a license through purchase, rental agreement,or written permission from the copyright owner.It is illegal to distribute (share) copyrighted materials using acomputer without the written permission of the copyright owner,even with a license for the material obtained through purchase orrental agreement.Violating copyright laws is a serious issue that can result insevere legal consequences. Copyright infringement also violatesSU’s Computing and Electronic Communications Policy and canresult in University disciplinary action against students, faculty,and staff.DO IT LEGALLY: Legal music downloading services are availablethrough a number of online vendors, including iTunes (, Yahoo! Music Unlimited (, andNapster ( ResponsibilityUnder Article 156 of the New York State Penal Code, criminalsanctions are imposed for offenses involving computers, software,and computer data. The offenses include unauthorized useof a computer, computer trespass, computer tampering, unlawfulduplication, and unlawful possession of computer-related material.Improper or unauthorized access to, or release or manipulationof, any student record in such form is included within thoseoffenses.All computers, software, data, business records, and studentrecords of the University in any form, electronic or paper, belongto the institution. Any person committing an offense with respectto them may be subject personally to criminal sanctions andother liability. The University will cooperate with law enforcementauthorities in prosecuting all persons who commit anysuch offense.Enforced Medical WithdrawalsSyracuse University reserves the right to withdraw a studentfrom the institution temporarily for misconduct that is based ona significant psychological, physical, or substance abuse-relatedcondition. Such action of the senior vice president and dean ofstudent affairs, or his/her designee, will be done with appropriateprofessional consultation. The student will be provided writtennotice of the reason(s) for the withdrawal and an opportunity tobe heard by the senior vice president and dean of student affairsor his/her designee(s).17

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013HIV/AIDSSyracuse University does not discriminate against individuals onthe basis of diagnosis of HIV infection or Acquired Immune DeficiencySyndrome (AIDS). Knowledge of a person’s HIV statusshould be treated in a confidential manner by all members of theUniversity community.No restrictions will be automatically placed on students, staff, orfaculty who are known to have HIV infection in terms of theirabilities to work, study, or take part in activities on campus.Nevertheless, the University will consider the interests of the affectedindividual, the University, and the University community.Professional opinion, based on acceptable public health guidelines,will be used in deciding how to respond to specific requirementsof individuals with HIV infection on campus.The complete policy is available at Sexual ActivitySyracuse University is committed to the maintenance of an environmentwhich is supportive of its primary educational missionand free from all exploitation and intimidation. The Universitywill not tolerate rape, sexual assault, or other forms of nonconsensualsexual activity. Syracuse University supports this policyfor students, faculty, and staff through its educational preventionprograms and its counseling and medical support services.Syracuse University will enforce this policy through internaldisciplinary procedures, security programs, and the encouragementof external prosecution of alleged offenders throughappropriate external judicial forums.Violations of this policy shall include, but not be limited to, thefollowing:1. Any form of nonconsensual sexual intercourse, committed byphysical force, coercion, threat, or intimidation, actual or implied,by a person(s) known or unknown to the victim. Sexualintercourse can involve anal, oral, or vaginal penetration.2. Any actual or attempted nonconsensual sexual activity including,but not limited to, sexual intercourse, or sexual touching,committed without physical force, coercion, threat, or intimidation;exhibitionism or sexual language of a threateningnature by a person(s) known or unknown to the victim.Nonconsensual activity shall include, but not be limited to, situationswhere the victim is unable to consent because he/she isphysically helpless, or is mentally incapacitated due to drug oralcohol consumption, or is unconscious, regardless of whether ornot the consumption was with the victim’s consent.Victims of nonconsensual sexual activity are encouraged to filea complaint through any University office as soon as possibleafter the alleged incident. Complaints against students will beforwarded to the Office of Judicial Affairs for resolution withinthe University Judicial System. Complaints against Universityemployees will be forwarded to the associate vice president forhuman resources for resolution within the University’s respectivegrievance procedure system.Members of the University community found to be in violationof this policy through the procedures and systems describedabove shall be subject to sanctions, including suspension andpermanent expulsion.Non-Motorized Wheeled Vehicle UseThe use of non-motorized wheeled vehicles such as skateboards,roller skates, rollerblades, scooters, and bicycles is permittedon campus, provided that users take appropriate precautions toprotect the safety of persons and property. Persons violating thispolicy shall be subject to sanctions. For the complete policy, see HarassmentThe Syracuse University Sexual Harassment Policy, which coversactivity both on and off campus, provides the following definitionof sexual harassment:Unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that relates to the genderor sexual identity of an individual and that has the purpose oreffect of creating an intimidating or hostile environment forstudent, work, or social living.Court actions recognize two forms of sexual harassment underTitle VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:Quid pro quo—The “quid pro quo” (literally, “this for that”) claiminvolves harassment in which a supervisor or teacher demandssexual favors in exchange for job or academic benefits over whichthat person has some control or influence.Hostile environment—The “hostile environment” claim involvesunwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that creates an intimidatingenvironment for study, work, or social living. This claimincludes intentional behavior, as well as behavior that has thereasonably foreseeable effect of interfering with an individual’sability to work or study.Identifying Sexual HarassmentCommon to all sexually harassing behaviors is their focus onan individual’s sexuality, rather than on that person’s contributionas a student or employee of the University. Although sexualharassment often happens in the context of a relationship ofauthority, it can also occur in peer relationships. Students, faculty18

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013members, administrators, and staff members, regardless of theirgender, may be the recipients of harassment.Harassment may be intentional or unintentional, subtle or flagrant.It can range from offensive remarks to sexual assault, andit can occur in any setting. Severe acts, such as unwelcome sexualgrabbing, need only occur once to be judged harassing, whilemildly offensive actions may constitute harassment if repeatedand pervasive.Sexual harassment can be verbal, nonverbal, or physical.It includes, but is not limited to, the following:Verbal or Written Harassment• Sexual slurs, insults, or catcalls• Sexual, sexist, or heterosexist (anti-gay or anti-lesbian)remarks or jokes about someone’s body, clothing, activities, orsexual orientation• Unwelcome sexual propositions, demands, or pressure forsexual activities• Unwelcome notes, e-mails, letters, posters, etc.• Requests for romantic or sexual relations by a person in authority,combined with an implicit or explicit threat or reward• Repeated requests for dates despite being asked to stopNonverbal Harassment• Sexually suggestive staring, leering, sounds, or gestures• Sexually suggestive or degrading images or graffiti (such as onT-shirts, posters, calendars, mugs, etc.)• Use of such images to advertise eventsPhysical Harassment• Unnecessary and unwanted physical contact (for example,unwanted touching, brushing, hugging, pinching)• Unwelcome fondling or kissing• Coerced sexual activityProtection Against ReprisalsIt is University policy that reprisals against persons who initiateor support action against sexual harassment are strictly forbiddenand will be grounds for severe disciplinary action.It is University policy to respond promptly and sensitively to allcomplaints of sexual harassment. Complaints against studentsshould be made to the Office of Judicial Affairs at 310 SteeleHall, x3728. Complaints against faculty should be directed to theUniversity Senate Committee on Academic Freedom, Tenure, andProfessional Ethics at 19 Newhouse I, x3152. Complaints againststaff should be made to the associate vice president for humanresources at the Skytop Office Building, x4224.For the complete policy, go to WorkplaceIn consideration of non-smokers, it is the policy of SyracuseUniversity to achieve an environment as close to smoke freeas practicably possible. The complete policy is available at Contact InformationSyracuse University students are required to provide to theUniversity accurate and timely information regarding theiraddresses, phone numbers, and other contact information.(Also see the Syracuse University computing and electroniccommunications policy, which states, in relevant part, that“students are expected to maintain their [e-mail] accountsand check their e-mail daily.”)Contact information concerning students and their parents,guardians, and/or emergency contacts facilitates effective communicationand access to these persons in appropriate circumstances.Such circumstances include, but are not limited to, thefollowing: health and safety emergencies affecting students ormembers of their families; notification concerning opportunitiesor important events about which students may wish to be informed;and general information sharing from schools, colleges,and departments of the University. Contact information will bemaintained in accordance with the federal Family EducationalRights and Privacy Act of 1974 (“FERPA”). (See “Student RightsUnder the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act” under“Student Privacy Rights,” in summer programs submit contact information totheir program staff. All other students can submit contact informationvia MySlice ( Log in and select an optionunder “Personal Information.” Alternatively, students can submitcontact information to the registrar’s office, 106 Steele Hall, inperson, by phone (x2422), or by e-mail ( information should be updated whenever changes occur.Students are advised that failure to comply with this policy couldresult in disciplinary action.Student Grievance ProceduresSyracuse University is committed to providing an environmentwhere the individual rights of all persons are protected andwhere concerns regarding these rights are promptly dealt withand resolutions are reached in a fair and just manner. SyracuseUniversity’s Student Grievance Procedures ensure that all studentsand student organizations are afforded an opportunity toresolve their grievances in a timely manner.19

SUMMER ESSENTIALS 2013Any student may file a grievance in writing with the staff of theOffice of Judicial Affairs, 310 Steele Hall, x3728, when it is allegedthat a right enumerated in the Statement of Student Rights andResponsibilities has been violated by any agent of the University.Students with DisabilitiesSyracuse University is an educational community that valuesdiversity and seeks to promote meaningful access to educationalopportunity for all its students. Syracuse University is committedto full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and its ownStatement of Student Rights and Responsibilities.Syracuse University provides reasonable accommodations toqualified students with documented disabilities to afford an opportunityfor their full participation in the University’s educationalprograms and activities. All members of the Universitycommunity are responsible for promoting compliance with thispolicy. For further information, including grievance procedures,contact the Office of Disability Services, 804 University Avenue,Room 309, 315-443-4498 (voice) or 315-443-5019 (TDD).Student RecordsSyracuse University fully complies with the federal FamilyEducational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This legislationgives students the following rights with respect to their educationrecords:I. The right to inspect and review the student’s education recordswithin 45 days of the day the University receives a request foraccess.II. The right to request the amendment of the student’s educationrecords that the student believes are inaccurate ormisleading.III. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiableinformation contained in the student’s education records,except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure withoutconsent.IV. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department ofEducation concerning alleged failures by Syracuse Universityto comply with the requirements of FERPA.V. The right to prevent disclosure of personally identifiable informationthat Syracuse University has designated as “DirectoryInformation.”For complete information, see Questions about FERPA, student privacy rights, andSyracuse University’s compliance procedures may be directed tothe Office of the Registrar, 106 Steele Hall, Syracuse University,Syracuse NY 13244-1120.University Judicial SystemThe Syracuse University Judicial System is composed of theUniversity Judicial Board, the University Appeals Board, and theChancellor’s Review Board. The senior vice president and deanof student affairs, and his/her designees, supervise the UniversityJudicial System. University Judicial System procedures areavailable in the Office of Judicial Affairs, 310 Steele Hall, 315-443-3728. Syracuse University reserves the right to modify itsjudicial procedures and appeals processes with written notice tothe complainant and the accused student when classes are notin session, during the summer session, when safety and securityissues so demand, when special expertise is needed to ensurefairness, or in other circumstances where, in the University’ssole discretion, the procedures described herein are deemedinsufficient to meet the objectives of educating and protectingmembers of the University community. Modified procedures,nonetheless, will provide students with required elements offundamental fairness.The primary goal of the University Judicial System is education.Sanctions may include warning; social probation; residential probation;disciplinary reprimand; residential relocation, suspension,or expulsion; disciplinary probation; interim suspension;suspension; or expulsion. For a complete description of proceduresand sanctions, see the Judicial System Handbook at University’s parental notification policy relatedto student discipline is available by contacting the Office ofJudicial Affairs at 315-443-3728.WeaponsWhile on University owned or University controlled property,unauthorized possession or use of any firearm or other weapon,instrument, or material that can be used to inflict bodily harmon an individual or against University property, regardless ofwhether the individual possesses a valid permit to carry thefirearm, is prohibited.20

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