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Code of Conduct Campaign!

April 24, 2015

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Code of Conduct Campaign! This campaign involved two elements, a whiteboard prompt and a quiz. Our goal for this project was to gain student perspective on the Student Code of Conduct and educate the community on the role of the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities.

 93 L&C community members participated in our whiteboard prompts! With each prompt we asked students how they define the values that currently inform our Code of Conduct. These values are Mutual Respect, Civil Discourse, Personal Accountability, Responsible Decision Making, and Academic and Communal Integrity

Here are some responses we gathered from students from the whiteboard prompts:

“To me, Mutual Respect means honoring others’ ideals and beliefs, even if they aren’t the ones I hold.”

 

“To me, Responsible Decision Making means being aware of how your choices affect yourself and others.”

“To me, Academic Integrity means being able to present your work confidently Anywhere!”

“To me, Communal Integrity means means taking pride for what we stand for as a community and respecting everyone around you.”

You can find more student responses at our Twitter handle @PioneerCode!

67 L&C students also completed a short quiz on College Policy. This quiz evaluated student knowledge of different L&C policies, procedures, and the Code of Conduct. 40 students completed the quiz with 80% or better accuracy!

One quiz question was: “If no marijuana is present, but you have glassware (pipes/bongs, etc.) in your room, does that violate policy?” A common misconception was, “Yes - it violates policy; all glassware (pipes/bongs, etc) is prohibited on campus.” However, the majority of students who took the quiz answered correctly with, “Yes - it violates policy, if the pipes/bongs have any residue on them that indicates they have ever been used to violate policy.” 

 

One question was about our Smoking Policy: “True or False: If you are on South Campus and decide to walk into the woods to have a smoke, it’s okay since you are not bothering any members of the campus community.” 96% of students who took the quiz answered correctly with, “False, because smoking anywhere besides a DSA is a violation of policy.”

If you are interested in learning more about the Student Code of Conduct, College Policies, or the role of Student Rights & Responsibilities you can check out our webpage: http://go.lclark.edu/SRR. Feel free to come by our office, Templeton 321, or give us a call at 503-768-8181.

We are always looking to promote student involvement and accept applications for our Committee on Rights & Responsibilities year round. The committee examines how the Student Code of Conduct and College Policies are written and enforced. Committee members also participate in conflict resolution meetings. If you are interested in learning more about the Committee or would like to apply to be a member, please visit our webpage.

Finally, we want to thank everyone who participated in our campaign and reveal the winners of our drawing! We combined all quiz entries and whiteboard entries to our drawing for four $20 gift cards to the L&C Bookstore! The winners are:

Brandon Vance

Zac Oser

Ryan Lavigne

Arielle Valdez

Congratulations! Come by our office, Templeton 321 (upstairs from the Council Chambers) to pick up your prize by April 30, 2015 (last day of classes), or your prize will be awarded to another participant randomly.

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