Policy Name: 129-A 6430 Disorders on Campus
Responsible Parties: Rector, Seminary Administration, Dean of Students
I. Policy Statement
This policy sets forth certain Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary standards and procedures for preventing and dealing with different types of disorders on campus.
II. Reason for Policy
The policy will facilitate the Seminary’s compliance with Education Law § 6430 and is intended to protect the safety of all members of the Seminary community.
III. Applicability of the Policy
All members of the Seminary community should be familiar with this policy.
IV. Related Documents
- New York Education Law Section 6430
- New York State Education Department Regulations, 8 NYCRR Parts 535 and 536
The Most Rev. Luke (Murianka), Bishop of Syracuse
Dr. Nicolas Schidlovsky
The Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Harding
Dean of Students
Rev. Ephraim Willmarth
A copy of this policy will be distributed to each student upon enrollment. This policy will also be deemed incorporated into the bylaws of all organizations operating on the Seminary campus and each such organization will review its bylaws with its members annually.
In the event that this policy is amended, the Rector or his designee will file the new policy with the Board of Regents and Commissioner of Education within 10 days of its adoption.
1. The Seminary will not permit any intentional or reckless misconduct that endangers the mental or physical health of a member of the Seminary community, Seminary or Monastery guests or visitors, or any other individual. Intentional or reckless misconduct includes, but is not limited to:
- Deliberately causing injury to another person or threatening to do so
- Physically restraining or detaining another person or forcibly removing a person from a place where he or she has a right to remain
- Deliberate damage to or theft of Seminary or Monastery property
- Entering private administrative, faculty, or staff offices without permission
- Entering into or remaining in a Seminary building or facility for any purpose other than its authorized use
- Remaining in a seminary building or office after it has been closed
- Refusing to leave any building or facility after being requested to do so by an authorized administrator
- Obstructing the movement of persons and vehicles in or around Seminary facilities
- Deliberately disrupting classes, lectures or meetings or deliberately preventing another from expressing First Amendment-protected views
- Forcing another individual or participating in an effort to force another individual to ingest alcohol, drugs, or other substances for any reason
- Violating the Seminary’s policy on the use and possession of weapons on campus
- Willfully inciting another individual to engage in intentional or reckless misconduct
- Unlawful use, sale, or distribution of controlled substances
- Stalking, harassment, or intimidation
- Any conduct not enumerated above which violates federal law, New York law, or local law
2. This policy governs the conduct of students, faculty, and staff, as well as any individuals on premises of the Seminary or facilities not owned by the Seminary but used for Seminary purposes.
Nothing in this policy will be construed to limit or penalize a group or individual solely for exercising his, her or its constitutionally protected rights or assembling with others for that purpose.
The consequences for the misconduct enumerated above are:
1. Guests of members of the Seminary community or trespassers will be required to leave Monastery premises. Guests or trespassers who refuse to leave will be subject to ejection and/or prosecution for criminal trespass.
2. Students will be subject to expulsion or other disciplinary action, as provided in the Seminary’s Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures Policy.
3. Employees will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with applicable Seminary policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
4. Organizations which authorize, permit or allow such conduct to occur will be denied permission to operate on Seminary property.
5. All consequences enumerated in this policy are in addition to any penalties imposed by federal, New York State or local law.
The Rector is responsible for the enforcement of this policy, and he may designate to other administrative officers authorization to enforce the policy. The Rector may request aid from local public authorities when he deems such action necessary to deal with campus disorders. The Rector may also request that the Seminary’s legal counsel seek injunctive relief from a court of appropriate jurisdiction to restrain an impending violation of these rules when he deems necessary.
Approved by the Rector and Board of Trustees August, 2014