Office of Student Conduct

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NEW: Student Handbook 2015-2016 (DOC) (PDF)
Good Samaritan Policy (DOC) (PDF)

Mission

The Office of Student Conduct seeks to support the mission of the College by fostering student responsibility, respect for self and others, and development of the whole student by enforcing the Code of Conduct in a timely, fair, and consistent manner. The office administers a process that promotes behaviors which strengthen the academic environment both inside and outside of the classroom and prepares students for responsible citizenship through their choices and decision making.  The office serves as a resource to the community by collaborating with campus partners to support student success.

Overview

The Office of Student Conduct is responsible for coordinating and adjudicating all college policy violations related to students.  The Office of Student Conduct staff will assist in the development of responsible student behavior and educate students as to the purpose and importance of abiding by policies. Students are expected to be responsible community members, demonstrate integrity in their decision making, and practice civility throughout and beyond the College.  Student misconduct and disruptive behaviors are addressed through a fair and impartial process complimented by sanctions which are designed to ensure continued and future adherence to the standards of conduct. The Office of Student Conduct staff routinely counsels students concerning their rights and responsibilities in the disciplinary process.

College Disciplinary Review Board Membership

The Role of the College Disciplinary Review Board

The College Disciplinary Review Board’s function is to investigate the issues raised in the disciplinary hearing and determine whether the student charged is responsible for the conduct alleged. Board members play an active role in listening to all testimony and evidence presented, and they have an opportunity to question all witnesses to gain a better understanding of the issues related to the allegations. If members of the College Disciplinary Review Board decide, through deliberation, that the student(s) is responsible for the allegation(s), they then determine an appropriate sanction.

Board Selection for Hearings

Hearings usually last from one to two hours. Five persons (three faculty/professional staff, two students) serve on each Board. You may be asked to be a member of a Board several times per semester, but you can serve when it is convenient for you. You will be notified by email about the convening of a Board several days before the hearing. Hearings are scheduled at various times, from 8:30am to 4:30pm and on different days of the week depending on the class schedules of the student(s) charged and of the witness(es). A confirmation is then sent back to you if you have been selected to serve on the Board.

Students who serve on College Disciplinary Review Boards must maintain a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. and be in good social standing with the College as determined by the Office of Student Conduct.  All members of the Board must agree to keep all case information in strict confidence.

Please contact Matthew McMahon in the Office of Student Conduct if you have an interest in becoming a member or have any questions.

Office of Student Conduct Contacts / Org. Chart

Office of Student Conduct Contacts
Office C-216
judicial@ramapo.edu

Kathleen Hallissey; Director of Student Conduct

Matthew McMahon; Assistant Director of Student Conduct
mmcmaho2@ramapo.edu, C-217, Academic Wing, 2nd Floor
The Assistant Director, reporting to the Director, administers and implements the Code of Conduct by serving as a hearing officer and working with the Director to make determinations concerning follow-up actions to be taken of a disciplinary or non-disciplinary nature.  The Assistant Director recruits and oversees the selection of volunteers to the College Disciplinary Review Board – as well as supervises the training and development of new members.  The Assistant Director serves on various College-wide committees, manages special projects for the departments, gives presentations, and provides leadership to the Office in the Director’s absence.

Matthew joined the Office of Student Conduct in 2010.  He says about working in the Office of Student Conduct that he enjoys the opportunity to foster an atmosphere of civility and respect and personal development in his interactions with students.

Kristine Deluccia; Assistant for Student Conduct Operations
kdelucci@ramapo.edu, C-216, Academic Wing, 2nd Floor
The Assistant is responsible for providing support to the Director in an administrative capacity.  Further responsibilities include compiling materials associated with campus disciplinary proceedings, maintaining accurate case file information, and managing various projects.  The Assistant supervises all local, State, and Federal background checks related to behavioral issues.  The Assistant supervises the office’s Student Aide.

Kristine joined the Office of Student Conduct in 1999.  She says about working in the Office of Student Conduct that she enjoys working in a fast paced environment where she utilizes her multi-tasking and organizational skills.

Organizational Chart (PDF)

Location and Hours

Academic Wing C-216 (across from the Women’s Center)

Monday from 8:30 a.m.  –  6:30 p.m., Tuesday  –  Friday from 8:30 a.m.  –   4:30 p.m.

Contacts

Kathleen Hallissey
Director of Student Conduct
Phone: (201) 684-7869
Fax: (201) 684-7489
E-mail: khallis1@ramapo.edu

Matthew McMahon
Assistant Director of Student Conduct
Phone: (201) 684-7869
Fax: (201) 684-7489
E-mail: mmcmaho2@ramapo.edu

Kris DeLuccia
Assistant
Phone: (201) 684-7869
Fax: (201) 684-7489
E-mail: kdelucci@ramapo.edu