Sanctions

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Community Service and Restitution

Community Restitution:
You are required to complete community service with a non-profit organization. You must complete one hour of your community service by attending the Community Service Workshop through the Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) at the UMC. You must contact VRC to sign-up for the workshop prior to completing your hours and you can be referred to other community service opportunities. Please know you must submit verification of both your workshop attendance and service hours. You may contact VRC at volunteer@colorado.edu, 303-492-7632 or stop by UMC 358 to sign up for a workshop.

Community Restitution:
You are required to complete community service with a non-profit organization of your choice. You must submit to me correspondence indicating that you have satisfactorily completed your service. This correspondence must be on the organization's letterhead and must bear the signature of the person supervising your service.

Community Restitution- Dining Service:
In order to learn more about our dining facilities and how stealing from them is impactful, you are required to volunteer with them for three hours. In order to complete this sanction, you must contact one of the dining managers listed below and they will help you set up a time to come in. It is recommended that you contact them soon in order to set up your hours to be completed on time.

Dining Managers:
Darren Kelly at Farrand
Matthew Bratton at C4C
Pat Testarmata at Sewall

It is possible other dining managers would be willing to work with you; however, the ones listed above have specifically expressed interest. In order for this sanction to be completed, you must get a letter from the dining manager you did your service with, outlining the hours worked and it must include their signature.

Community Restitution - Fire Safety:
You are required to think creatively about how to get the message out to the residents of the residence halls that candles, incense and open flames are not tolerated. One violation and you can lose your housing contract. This must be accomplished by poster, skit, video or whatever you decide.

Community Restitution-Fire Department:
Ten (10) hours of community service with the Boulder Fire Department.  Please contact Kim Scott at 303-441-4355 to set up your sanction.  You must submit to me correspondence indicating that you have satisfactorily completed your service. This correspondence must be on the organization's letterhead and must bear the original signature of the person supervising your service.

Restitution:
You must submit proof to our office that you have paid all restitution in relation to this incident.

Restorative Justice Conference Option:
You are being sent to the Restorative Justice Program for determination of further sanctions. Please contact the Program Coordinator, Gina Bata, at 303-492-0316 or via email at bata@colorado.edu within one week of the date of this letter to discuss the program.

In a Restorative Justice Conference you will participate in a meeting with community members, including students, staff members, Boulder residents, police officers, business owners and others. Together you will work to identify the harms that resulted from your actions and create an agreement regarding what you can do to repair those harms and learn from the incident. This is a cooperative effort focused on repairing harms, not imposing meaningless punishment. Please submit the CURJ Completion Letter and Reparative Agreement to verify your completion.

Restorative Justice Participation as a Community Member:
You are being sent to the Restorative Justice Program to participate in conferences as a community member representative. Please contact the Program Coordinator, Gina Bata, at 303-492-0316 or via email at bata@colorado.edu within two weeks of the date of your decision letter to set up a meeting. Gina will explain the role of a community member representative and answer any questions you may have. If for whatever reason the RJ Program staff finds it inappropriate for you to participate in a restorative justice conference, then you will be assigned an alternative sanction.

Volunteer Resource Center (VRC):
You are required to attend a one-hour workshop with the Volunteer Resource Center in the University Memorial Center, room 358. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce you to the principles of volunteerism while simultaneously looking at the importance of volunteerism in our society. As a part of this sanction, you will have the opportunity to choose from several local agencies to fulfill the community service requirement associated with the violation of the student conduct code. Please go to http://volunteer.colorado.edu/workshops to sign up for the workshop. Workshops are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4:00PM. Space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible to ensure your ability to meet this requirement.

Education, Intervention and Testing

Alcohol and Drug Evaluation:
You are required to undergo an alcohol/drug evaluation at Wardenburg Student Health Center (303-492-5654) or other appropriate facility. You must submit correspondence indicating that you have completed your evaluation. This correspondence must be on Wardenburg (or other appropriate) letterhead and must bear the original signature of the evaluator. It is your responsibility to set up and complete the evaluation. You are also responsible for any costs associated with the evaluation.

Anger Management:
You are required to complete an anger management class. You must provide proof that you have successfully completed or are currently in attendance at an anger management class. This proof must be on the letterhead of the program providing the class and must bear the original signature of the presenter. It is your responsibility to set up and complete the class. You are also responsible for any costs associated with this class. Resources for this class include; Francis Kaklauskas at 303-545-9393.

Anger Management Group (AMG):
This ongoing group requires participation in eight sessions that offer individuals (ages 18-30) the opportunity to understand, manage, and communicate their needs, thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. Participants will learn and apply basic concepts of anger management, and practice resolving their real-life conflicts. The cost of participation is $160 total. Groups are held Mondays from 7-9pm. You are responsible for any and all costs associated with attendance. To register, please visit www.fullcirclecolorado.org.


Basics Program
You have been assigned to complete the BASICS program at Wardenburg Health Center or Boulder County Public Health. You are required to submit proof of completion of this program to the Office of Student Conduct or your Hall Director. To sign up for the BASICS program, go to Wardenburg Health Center or call Boulder County Public Health at 303-413-7547, you are responsible for all costs associated with this program.

CHOICES Program
You have been assigned to complete the CHOICES program at Wardenburg Health Center. You are required to submit proof of completion of this program to the Office of Student Conduct, your Hall Director no later than DATE. To sign up for the CHOICES program, go to Wardenburg Health Center, you are responsible for all costs associated with this program.

Community Living Class
You are required to complete the Community Living Class offered by Off Campus Student Services (OCSS). The Community Living Class is designed to help students learn about all of the different quality of life and other common violations committed by young adults. You are required to register for this class one week in advance. To register for this class
Several sessions are offered each week at various times.   Sessions typically book at least 1 week in advance, and do fill up quickly.  
1) Go to OffCampusHousing.colorado.edu
2) On the main navigation bar on the top click on Community Living Class.
3) Look at dates on the calendar; sessions that are full are now designated with a red closed marker, while those that are open are designated with a green open marker.   All sessions are currently posted.
4) Once you have found a date, click on the class title.
5) You should be prompted to log in with your CU Identikey.
6) Fill out the information as required and press submit.
7) You should receive an automated confirmation within a few minutes of signing up.  If you do not receive it you are not signed up.

If there are no available sessions before your due date, please email Susan Barkman at Susan.Barkman@colorado.edu.   

The cost of attendance is $25.00, you are responsible for any cost associated with completing this class. You are required to submit proof of completion of this class to the Office of Student Conduct or your Hall Director

DARMA
Drinking as Responsible Mature Adults (DARMA) is a 12-hour class that meets over 6 weeks. This class is offered by Boulder County Public Health. The program is based on the curriculum developed for the Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) researched at the University of Washington. This is a moderation-oriented program for non-dependent drinkers in which students monitor their daily alcohol use. To register for DARMA contact the Alcohol Diversion Program coordinator at 303-413-7547. You are required to submit proof of completion of this class to the Office of Student Conduct or your Hall Director.

Decision Making Workshop:
This workshop is an innovative restorative-based option for young people (ages 17-25) to improve clarity around personal decisions on small and large scales. The workshop includes activities and discussions to help participants identify alternatives, potential impacts, and successful outcomes for a variety of real life events. The workshop combines a one-hour online session with a two-hour facilitated group. Cost of participation is $40.00 total. Workshops are held on two or three weekday evenings each month (see website for specific dates and times, and registration information). You are responsible for any and all costs associated with attendance. To register, please visit www.fullcirclecolorado.org.

Focus On Alcohol Concerns:
You are required to complete the appropriate Focus on Alcohol Concerns course as determined by an alcohol assessment at Wardenburg Student Health Center. Please go to Wardenburg as soon as possible to do the assessment and be assigned to the appropriate class. You are responsible for the costs associated with this education.

Intimate Partner/Domestic Partner Violence Treatment:
You are required to complete a domestic violence treatment program. You are required to complete an evaluation process and then any recommneded treatment from a licensed provider. Verification of both the evaluation and the treatment is due to the Office of Student Conduct.

Law Enforcement Seminar:
This one-time two-hour discussion- and education- based seminar is offered in collaboration with the Boulder PD and other local agencies. The purpose is to increase constructive dialogue between law enforcement and young people (ages 18-30), educate on officer protocol and safety, address common violations, rights, and responsibilities, and identify the best ways to interact with law enforcement. Cost of participation is $40.00. Seminars are generally held on the last Tuesday evening of every month (see website for specific dates and times, and registration information). you are responsible for any and all costs associated with attendance. To register, please visit www.fullcirclecolorado.org.

Level I/II Alcohol Class:
You must successfully complete a Level I or II alcohol class. Proof of completion must be on the letterhead of the program providing the class and must bear the original signature of the presenter. It is your responsibility to set up and complete the class. You are also responsible for any costs associated with the class. You must turn in proof of completion of this class.

Level I Marijuana Class:
You are required to complete the level I marijuana education course offered through Wardenburg Psychological Health and Psychiatry.   This is a six hour course designed to help you examine your thinking, attitude and beliefs regarding marijuana.   Please contact Wardenburg Psychological Health and Psychiatry at (303) 492-5654 to register for the course.  You are responsible for all costs associated with completing this requirement.


Level II Marijuana Class:
You are required to complete the level II marijuana education course offered through Wardenburg Psychological Health and Psychiatry.   This is a twelve hour course designed to help you examine awareness of your marijuana use and related lifestyle patterns.   Please contact Wardenburg Psychological Health and Psychiatry at (303) 492-5654 to register for the course.  You are responsible for all costs associated with completing this requirement.

MAPS

Mindful Awareness Personal choices with Substances (MAPS) is a 20-hour class that meets over 10 weeks. This class is offered by Boulder County Public Health. This program includes an individual intake with a counselor and allows for one additional individual session. The student meets in a small group to identify patterns related to his/her substance use, alternative methods of self-regulating moods, family history, decision making skills, impulse control, and strategies for harm-reduction. Meditation and coping skills are integrated into each session. Each student sets personal goals and creates his/her own map. To register for DARMA contact the Alcohol Diversion Program coordinator at 303-413-7547. You are required to submit proof of completion of this class to the Office of Student Conduct or your Hall Director.

Random Alcohol Testing:
You must sign up for random alcohol testing. We will refer your name to the Boulder Alcohol Education Center (BAEC) for this testing. If you are already undergoing random alcohol testing, please inform my office. You are responsible for any and all costs associated with this testing. If you need to contact BAEC, you can call their office at (303) 444-6143.

Random Alcohol & Drug Testing:
You must sign up for random alcohol and drug testing. We will refer your name the Boulder Alcohol Education Center (BAEC) for this testing. If you are already undergoing random alcohol and drug testing, please inform my office. You are responsible for any and all costs associated with this testing. If you need to contact BAEC, you can call their office at (303) 444-6143.

Random Drug Testing:
You must sign up for random drug testing. We will refer your name to the Boulder Alcohol Education Center (BAEC) for this testing. If you are already undergoing random drug testing, please inform my office. You are responsible for any and all costs associated with this testing. If you need to contact BAEC, you can call their office at (303) 444-6143.

Sex Offender Assessment, Treatment and Evaluation:
You are required to undergo treatment and evaluation from a licensed sex offender provider and follow any recommendation(s) that emerge from assessment. You may contat the following providers or obtain approval from the Director of Student Conduct to use another provider.

Jodie M. Goter, LPC
P.O. Box 17764
Boulder, CO 80308
(303) 579-4965

CAIRS (Colorado Abuse Intervention and Research Services)
1500 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 444-8070

STARS:
You are required to complete the STARS program through Wardenburg Health Center. This is a semester long intensive program designed to challenge and support you around your relationship with alcohol. You are required to attend all meetings and be continually active in the program. You must attend your initial intake meeting. Prior to this initial meeting, you are required to complete the 10 Dimensions of Health Worksheets. You are required to submit verification of completion of the program. Failure to comply with program requirements or to complete the program satisfactorily will result in further disciplinary action by the Office of Student Conduct.

Formal University Sanctions

Adjudication Fee:
Students whose cases are heard through the Office of Student Conduct and Residence Life and who are found in violation of the Student Conduct Code will be assessed an adjudication fee. The adjudication fee is $75 for a first violation and $100 for each subsequent violation. This fee will be assessed directly to the student's account. Please see the Student Conduct Code Policies and Procedures for more information.

No Contact Order:
You are prohibited from having any contact with_________.  This includes direct contact and all forms of communication, extending to email, Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites, phone and Instant Messaging and any contact through third parties.  Any harassing contact with _______ could be construed as retaliatory in nature and result in additional judicial or criminal charges.  This order remains in effect until you are otherwise notified by your hearing officer or the Director of tne Office of Student Conduct.

Degree Deferral:
As a result of this incident, your degree has been deferred. After this date your degree will be released

Disciplinary Warning:
This letter serves as a disciplinary warning, which is official written notification that your behavior is in violation of the Student Conduct Code. This letter and our conference should serve to clarify expected behavior from you in the future. Future misconduct will be treated with more serious sanctions.

Exclusion:
You are excluded from a building or facility until you are granted a review. Violation of this exclusion could result in further Student Conduct action and in criminal charges, including arrest.

Expulsion:
You are being permanently expelled from the University of Colorado. In addition you are excluded from the Boulder campus. If you are seen on campus, the University Police will be called to take whatever measures are legal and proper to remedy the situation.

HOLD(s):
A hold may be placed on your account for the following reason.

HOLD -for incomplete sanctions
HOLD - Expulsion
HOLD - Suspension

Notice:
Should you choose to violate any university or residence life policies between the time you receive this letter and the time of your hearing, I will cancel your housing agreement immediately.  You will be given 30 minutes to pack some of your personal belongings and leave the residence halls.  In addition, I will have the police exclude you from all residence halls including the surrounding property.  Please note that your behavior and any further violation of the University Standards of Conduct or the Department of Housing policies may jeopardize your status as a student.

Relocation, Conduct Related:
You are being moved to another room or building.

Suspension:
As a result of this incident you are being suspended and excluded from the University of Colorado.. If you complete all of the required sanctions, you are eligible to return to the university after your suspension. During the period of suspension, You may not be present on campus for any reason without prior, specific approval from the Director of the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) or his/her designee(s). To request approval, please contact the OSC office in advance at 303-492-5550. Approval to be on campus will be determined by the OSC on a case by case basis. If you are seen on campus during your exclusion period without such approval, University Police will be called to remedy the situation. Violation of this exclusion may result in further student conduct action. Once your suspension is complete, if you choose to return to the University of Colorado Boulder you are required to complete the readmit process. Information about the readmit process and the readmit application are located at http://www.colorado.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/readmit

Suspension in Abeyance:
Suspension in abeyance is a suspension from the university, but due to mitigating circumstances, the suspension will be deferred, allowing you to continue with daily university activities. If you are found, through the conduct process, to have violated any Standards of Conduct during the period of suspension in abeyance, you will be immediately suspended from the university for the duration of the abeyance period, and may face even more severe sanctions in addition.

Termination in Abeyance:
Termination in abeyance is a termination of the housing contract, but due to mitigating circumstances, the termination will be deferred, allowing you to remain in the residence halls. If you are found, through the conduct process, to have violated any Standards of Conduct during the period of termination in abeyance, your housing contract will be terminated and additional sanctions may be imposed. We strongly encourage you to speak with your parents about the possibility of you losing your privileges to live in the residence halls.

Termination of Housing Contract:
This letter serves as official written notification that your housing contract has been cancelled. You must personally sign out and return your keys and/or access card at your residence hall's office/front desk.. Please contact your RA to make an appointment for a room checkout. You may be subject to Housing Contract Termination fees. Be sure to contact the Occupancy Management office at reservations@colorado.edu for details regarding the amount you will be billed. We strongly encourage you to speak with your parent or guardian about losing your privileges to live in the Residence Halls.

Exclusion:
You are excluded from all residence halls and Darley Commons until the end of the termination date listed above. Violation of this exclusion could result in further student conduct action and in criminal charges, including arrest.

University Probation:
Probation is a warning that your conduct as a university community member has been inappropriate and inconsistent with the standards set for members of the community. Any violation of the Student Conduct Code or the conditions of probation committed during the probationary period will subject the student to further action, with a likely result of suspension or expulsion.

This probation period is an opportunity to show by your actions that you can exhibit responsibility and be aware of your obligation as a member of the university community. You are expected to conduct yourself with integrity in a manner compatible with the university's function as an educational institution. This sanction will keep this incident on file for six years after your graduation or withdrawal from the University of Colorado at Boulder, whichever is later. At the end of this period, your file will be automatically expunged unless another incident occurs during your time at the institution.

Online Sanctions

Student Conduct Process Survey:
Please go to http://studentvoice.com/boulder/osclearningoutcomesassessment to complete a survey on the student conduct process. You need to submit verification that you have completed the survey by printing off the last page of the survey. When you get to the completion page (or the page that says “Thank you for taking the survey”) please print it out and write the following on that sheet: Your name, email, student ID#, date and signature. This sheet should then be turned in to the Office of Student Conduct in Regent 206.

Housing Student Conduct Process Survey:
Please go tohttp://studentvoice.com/boulder/studentconductconferencesurvey
to complete a survey on the student conduct process. You need to submit verification that you have completed the survey by printing off the last page of the survey. Please turn this in to your Hall Director.

 

Other Educational Sanctions

Alcohol Presentation:
You are required to complete a presentation(s) to the University of Colorado at Boulder student body surrounding the topic of alcohol abuse or alcohol awareness. Your presentation should include information about the effects of alcohol, dangers of excessive alcohol consumption, how to assist individuals who are incapacitated due to excessive alcohol consumption. Evidence of completion of this sanction will include when and where the presentation was conducted, to whom the presentation was given, how many students attended and the method of marketing the presentation to the campus community. Additionally, a contact name and phone number will be required for verification purposes.

Bulletin Board:
You are required to complete a bulletin board on your floor. This bulletin board should be informational and neat.

Court Sanctions:
You are required to submit proof that you have completed all court ordered sanctions.

Educational Program:
You are required to complete an educational program for your hall. This program must address the issue discussed in your decision letter. Please contact your RA for assistance. You must submit the program planning sheet. After completing the program, you must submit a program report sheet, available from your RA.

Fire:
You are required to make posters about fire safety issues and why they are so important in the residence halls. You are to research a fire at another university (with pictures), gather information about burn victims, and make a large display with all the information you obtain.

Interview with Law Enforcement Personnel:
You are required to interview a University of Colorado Police Department officer. Prior to interviewing the officer, submit 10-15 questions to me for approval.. Once I approve your questions, I will send you the information on how to contact the police officer. After completion of the interview, you must submit a paper documenting the conversation with the officer.

It is your responsibility to arrange the interview and complete the paper on time; therefore, it is in your best interest to begin immediately to avoid any problems with scheduling the interview Please keep in mind that it may take up to 10 business days to schedule the interview.

Meeting:
You are required to meet with the person indicated in your decision letter. It is your responsibility to set up these appointments in advance.

Parental Notification:
A letter will be sent to your parents, informing them that you have been involved in a drug or alcohol violation.

Party Plan:
You are required to create a safe party plan with your housemates. This plan should set guidelines for your house when choosing to host a party. Get information on how to host a safe party at www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1439&Itemid=1712 and http://www.colorado.edu/alcohol/ and at the Off-Campus Student Services office located in UMC 313. Create 10+ house/party rules with your housemates that keep you and your guests safe and within legal limits. Also consider including items that are helpful to you all as roommates (e.g., who does dishes, buys groceries, takes out trash, etc. Turn in a copy of the plan signed by all members of the household to the Office of Student Conduct.

Residence Hall Council:
You will be required to attend meeting(s) of your Hall Council.

Social Program:
You are required to complete a social program for your floor. Please contact your RA for assistance. You must submit the enclosed program planning sheet. After completing the program, you must submit a program report sheet, available from you RA.

Research/Reflection Papers

Alcohol Anonymous paper:
You are required to attend an open Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and write a reflection paper on your reactions to the meeting. Meeting times and locations are available at www.bouldercountyaa.org.

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Alcohol Research Paper:
You are required to write a 5 page research paper about the effects of alcohol. You may use any sources necessary but must include a detailed bibliography of your sources. You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class.

This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Boundaries:
You must read the book, Boundaries - Where You End and I Begin by Anne Katherine, MA. You will then need to complete a 5 page paper identifying and responding to the messages in the book and how they pertain to your situation.

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct. This book is on reserve at Norlin Library under "Student Conduct."

Campus Activity:
You are required to attend campus activities on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night and reflect on how you can connect to others socially in a manner that does not involve alcohol or other drugs. At the conclusion of your experiences write a response paper summarizing insights and learning gained. Please provide five suggestions that on-campus students could do to meet their needs for entertainment, socialization and stress release that does not involve alcohol and or drugs.

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What Have You Learned & Why are You a CU Student?

You are required to write a 4-6 page reflection paper that addresses the following questions/statements:

  1. What have you learned from this experience?
  2. What will you do differently if the same situation should arise in the future?
  3. Why are you a University of Colorado-Boulder student? What is your purpose for being here?
  4. Why do you feel the Office of Admissions, on behalf of the university, selected you as a student?
  5. How do your actions, during this incident, have a negative impact on your community? What are the potential consequences?
  6. Explain your responsibility as a community member and what you will do in the future to make sure you are meeting the responsibilities and expectations granted to you upon your admission to the institution. (Social Responsibility)
  7. What is your understanding of why this policy was implemented?
  8. How were your personal values a factor in your decision making in this situation?

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

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What Have You Learned, Why are You a CU Student, & Reflection on Inappropriate Behavior?

You are required to write a reflection paper that addresses the following questions/statements:

  1. What have you learned from this experience?
  2. What will you do differently if the same situation should arise in the future?
  3. Why are you a University of Colorado-Boulder student? What is your purpose for being here?
  4. Why do you feel the Office of Admissions, on behalf of the university, selected you as a student?
  5. Explain your responsibility as a community member and what you will do in the future to make sure you are meeting the responsibilities and expectations granted to you upon your admission to the institution.
  6. How do questions/statements above impact your future goals and aspirations as a student at the university?
  7. Reflect on your behavior in this incident. Specifically, talk about how you handled the situation and ways that you could have handled the incident more appropriately
  8. What are some of the potential consequences of your actions? How do your actions, during this incident, have a negative impact on your community?
  9. What is your understanding of why CU has this policy?
  10. How were your personal values a factor in your decision making in this situation?
  11. Are you registered to vote? Do you volunteer in the community? Why is this relevant?

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

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What Have You Learned, Why are You a CU Student, and Examining the Role of Alcohol and/or Drugs:

You are required to write a reflection paper that addresses the following questions/statements:

  1. What have you learned from this experience?
  2. What will you do differently if the same situation should arise in the future?
  3. Why are you a University of Colorado-Boulder student? What is your purpose for being here?
  4. Why do you feel the Office of Admissions, on behalf of the university, selected you as a student?
  5. What are some of the potential consequences of your actions? How do your actions, during this incident, have a negative impact on your community?
  6. How can alcohol and/or drug use and abuse negatively impact your academics?
  7. Describe a situation where being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs had a negative impact on your behavior and how it might have turned out differently if alcohol and/or drugs had not been involved.
  8. How has your own alcohol and/or drug use this year impacted your experience, both socially and otherwise, here at CU?
  9. What role do you feel alcohol and/or drugs play in your life?
  10. What is your understanding of why the alcohol and drug policy was instituted?
  11. How were your personal values a factor in your decision making in this situation?
  12. Are you registered to vote? Do you volunteer in the community? Why is this relevant?

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Ethics and the College Student:
You must read the book, Ethics and the College Student. You will then need to complete a 5-page paper identifying and responding to the messages in the book and how they pertain to your situation.

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct. This book is on reserve at Norlin Library under "Student Conduct."

Emerging Adulthood Reflection Paper
Read the article located at the following link titled “Emerging Adulthood” and write a minimum of 5-7 page reflective paper addressing each of the developmental tasks of the “Emerging Adulthood” phase of your life. This exercise will obviously be the most helpful to you if you enter it with an open mind and an open heart to see yourself as you really are, not as you want others to see you. Honesty trumps writing what you think others want to hear. While this may feel “punitive” it is intended to be a structured time and way to engage in some self-reflection and re-align some goals and values.
The following questions are to guide you in your reflections, they are not test questions.
In each area identify where you believe you are or have been; is this an area that you have tended to ignore? On a scale of one to ten, ten being the furthest towards full adulthood, where would you rank yourself?
Identify your next developmental task in at least three of the areas, more is welcome.
In hindsight, apply some of this learning to decisions you have made during your time at CU-Boulder. 
Identify areas from these seven categories where you believe you have made some significant strides or growth this past year and your time here at CU-Boulder.
Summary- where do you go from here?

Fire Safety Reflection Paper:
You are required to research Campus Fire Safety using the Boulder Fire Department’s website (www.bouldercolorado.gov then search for “fire”), and The Center for Campus Fire Safety’s website (http://www.campusfiresafety.org/).

Using the information you received from the websites, please write a 5 page reflection paper that addresses the following questions/statements:

  1. What Fire Safety guidelines exist for living on campus at CU? (See Boulder Fire’s website)
  2. In the Letter to Parents of Freshman (located on the Boulder Fire Department website), what does it say about Fire Safety Systems in CU Residence Halls?
  3. Go to http://www.youtube.com/edcomeau and select Kent State University Mock Dorm Room Burn.
  4. After watching this video, what did you notice about what direction the fire spread? How quickly did it spread?
  5. What did you notice about the tapestries in the rooms?
  6. Why is it important to have working smoke detectors and what risks are you allowing when you disable one?
  7. What, in general, can you learn from watching this video?
  8. Overall, what you have learned from the website research experience?
  9. What will you do differently in the future?

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for a class. This paper must be written in font Times New Roman, font size 12, double-spaced with one inch margins. This paper should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Focus on Alcohol Concerns-Alternative:
Sometimes the Focus on Alcohol Concerns class is filled through the end of the semester, the following sanction has been developed as an alternative. However, Wardenburg does offer FAC during the summer. If you are local and would prefer to register for one of the summer sessions, you may do so. Should you choose to enroll in an FAC class this summer, you must bring the white copy of the FAC registration form to the Office of Student Conduct.

Getting Involved Reflection Paper:
You are required to conduct research on student groups, clubs, or other campus organizations where you could get involved and contribute positively to the campus community. To complete your research, you must attend an informational or regular meeting of a club/student organization, or go and interview someone who is a part of the organization. You should locate groups that you have a professional or personal interest in. You must do this with a minimum of three student groups/clubs or other campus organization.

After you have done your research, you must write a reflection paper answering the following questions.

  1. Which student groups, clubs, or campus organization did you visit? What is each one about/what do they do on campus?
  2. What took place at the meetings you went to, or in your personal interaction with the people who are in the group?
  3. Did you discover anything about student groups on campus which surprised you?
  4. Why is it important that students become involved on campus? How does getting involved contribute to the campus and the student on a personal level?
  5. Would you recommend this activity for other students who are interested in getting involved on campus, but haven’t taken the steps to do so yet?
  6. What are your plans regarding getting involved on campus, now that you have look into some of the student groups we have?

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for a class. This paper must be written in font Times New Roman, font size 12, double-spaced with one inch margins. This paper should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Letter of Apology:
You will write a letter of apology regarding your comments and/or behavior during the incident. You will need to explain why your behavior was inappropriate as a maturing community member. Please see the apology guidelines provided by the Ombuds office at http://www.colorado.edu/Ombuds/graphics/Apologies.pdf.

Making Tough Choices:
You must read the book, How Good People Make Tough Choices. You will then need to complete a 5-page paper identifying and responding to the messages in the book and how they pertain to your situation.

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct. This book is on reserve at Norlin Library under "Student Conduct."

Marijuana Research Paper: 
You are required to write a NUMBER page research paper about the negative effects of marijuana use and the federal and state legislation related to the use of marijuana.  You may use any sources necessary but must include a detailed bibliography of your sources. 

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class.  This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins.  Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Personal Success Plan:
Create a personal success plan detailing how you plan to avoid trouble and succeed while at the University of Colorado. This plan should include:

  • The decision making process you use when going out.
  • How are you going to reduce your personal harm if you choose to drink and avoid future trouble when out?
  • How has your own alcohol use this year impacted your experience, both socially and otherwise, here at CU?
  • What have you learned from this situation and how are you going to apply what you have learned?
  • What are other activities you can engage in outside of drinking?
  • Why do you feel you drink? Some examples are the taste, alcohol helping to loosen you up, the social aspect, etc.
  • What are different clubs and organizations you are interested in getting involved in?

Reflection Paper - False Information:
You are required to write a paper that addresses the following questions or statements:

  1. What are the implications for a community when its members decide to lie to one another?
  2. 2. Explain why you chose to lie to staff members.
  3. If students will not tell the truth to student staff, should we replace student staff with the police?
  4. Explain the difference between your rights and your responsibilities in regards to community policies.
  5. Explain the purpose of the community judicial system in the residence halls.
  6. 6. What are some of the potential consequences of your actions?
  7. What is your understanding of why this policy was instituted?
  8. How were your personal values a factor in your decision making in this situation?
  9. Are you registered to vote? Do you volunteer in the community? Why is this relevant?

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Reflection Paper - Marijuana: 
You are required to write a NUMBER page reflection paper that addresses the following questions/statements:
1. What effects can marijuana have on your health?

2. How can marijuana use and abuse negatively impact your academics?

3. Describe a situation where being under the influence of marijuana had an impact on your behavior and how it might have turned out differently if marijuana had not been involved.

4. How has your own marijuana use this year impacted your experience, both socially and otherwise, here at CU?

5. What role do you feel marijuana plays in your life?

6.  What are some of the potential consequences of your actions?

7.  What is your understanding of why CU has this marijuana policy?

8. How were your personal values a factor in your decision making in this situation?

9.  Are you registered to Vote?  Do you volunteer in the community?  Why is this relevant?

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class.  This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins.  Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct. 

Reflection Paper - Presence of Alcohol:
You are required to type a 1-2 page paper addressing your role in this incident. Specifically, talk about how you handled the situation and choices that you can make to avoid an incident such as this in the future. Additionally, talk about how the presence of alcohol and/or alcohol containers can adversely affect an academic/social community.

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for a class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Reflection Paper - Propping Doors:
You are required to write a reflection paper that addresses the potential impact that the propping of doors can have on the community. This paper should address the following questions:

  1. Please explain why residents are responsible for the security of the residence hall.
  2. What responsibilities do you have to the safety of the residence in the halls.
  3. How can you instruct your guests as to the policies of the residence halls and what can you do to help ensure that these policies are being adhered to?
  4. How will you address the impact that your actions have on you and on the community?

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Reflection Paper - Restorative Justice:
You are required to write a reflection paper that addresses the following questions/statements:

  1. What did you learn from the community members?
  2. What did you learn about your role as a community member?
  3. How will the CURJ process impact your future decisions?
  4. Describe what you did for your agreement and what you learned from successfully completing your agreement.
  5. If an officer was present in your meeting, please describe that experience.

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Reflection Paper - Room Responsibility:
You are required to write a reflection paper that addresses the potential impact that the actions of your guests/roommates can have on the community. This paper should address the following questions:

  1. Please explain why there is a policy that makes residents responsible for the actions that occur in their rooms.
  2. What responsibilities do you and your roommates have as members of our community when you bring guests onto campus and into the building?
  3. How can you instruct your guests as to the policies of the residence halls and what can you do to help ensure that these policies are being adhered to?
  4. How will you address the impact that your roommate's policy violations have on you and on the community?
  5. What are some of the potential consequences of your actions?
  6. How were your personal values a factor in your decision making in this situation?
  7. Are you registered to vote? Do you volunteer in the community? Why is this relevant?

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Reflection Paper - Social Host Liability:
You are required to write a research paper on the social host and/or legal liability issues associated with alcohol.

  1. What are the legal liabilities of a host?
  2. What is the effect of alcohol on an individual's body?
  3. What is the effect of alcohol on the living-learning community?
  4. What are the various limits of alcohol within the state of Colorado? Particularly, for a minor in Colorado, at what levels can the state take action against underage individuals walking or driving with alcohol in their system?
  5. Can you legally be held responsible for actions of individuals for whom you provided alcohol?
  6. What are some of the potential consequences of your actions?
  7. What is your understanding of why this policy was instituted?
  8. How were your personal values a factor in your decision making in this situation?
  9. Are you registered to vote? Do you volunteer in the community? Why is this relevant?

I am requiring that you use a minimum of three references for your research. You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Reflection Paper - Stealing Dining Hall Property:
You are required to write a 5 page paper. You must interview a Dining Hall Manager in order to complete this paper. It is your responsibility to contact the Dining Manager to set up a time to meet with them. You may contact one of the following Dining Manager to complete this sanction:

Darren Kelly at Kittredge
Pat Nelson at Libby
Pat Testarmata at Sewall

When you contact the Dining Manager, you must ask all of the following questions, but feel free to ask additional questions if you feel it is necessary. Please write a summary of your interview in your paper.

  1. Tell me about your background in dining. How did you get into this field?
  2. How many meals does this dining hall serve each day?
  3. Do you know an estimate of how many items go missing from the dining halls each semester or year?
  4. From your perspective, what are the impacts from students stealing items like trays, silverware, and dishes from the dining hall?
  5. What impact does theft of dining property have on the basic operations? On the cost of food and staff?
  6. How does this ultimately impact the students and guests who use the dining hall?
  7. Are there any procedures in place to try to get students to return dining hall property?

In addition to the interview, please reflect on your experience by answering the following questions in your paper:

  1. What are some of the potential consequences of your actions?
  2. What is your understanding of why it is important that you not steal from the dining hall?
  3. How do your actions influence others?
  4. What will you do if you see others stealing from the dining hall in the future?
  5. Do you feel any differently about the dining hall, now that you have met one of the Dining Managers?
  6. Do you have any concluding thoughts about this experience?

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Reflection Paper-Stealing University Property:
You are required to write a one page paper about stealing university property. Discuss why this is a serious matter and what effects this has on the entire community.

  1. What are some of the potential consequences of your actions?
  2. What is your understanding of why this policy was instituted?
  3. How were your personal values a factor in your decision making in this situation?
  4. Are you registered to vote? Do you volunteer in the community? Why is this relevant?

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Reflection Paper - Tapestries:
You are required to type a paper addressing why tapestries are unsafe for the living environment in the residence halls.

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for a class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Reflection Paper - Weapons on Campus:
You are required to write a 3-5 page reflection paper that addresses the following questions/statements:

  1. Describe the situation for which you were documented, including how and when you obtained the air soft guns and what you chose to do with them.
  2. Describe what happened when you were confronted by the resident advisors and the police.
  3. How can the possession and/or use of air soft guns on campus impact others physically or emotionally?
  4. Why this was a potentially dangerous situation?
  5. What laws or rules regulate weapons on college campuses? Why are those rules in place?
  6. What are some of the potential consequences of your actions?
  7. What is your understanding of why this policy was instituted?
  8. How were your personal values a factor in your decision making in this situation?
  9. Are you registered to vote? Do you volunteer in the community? Why is this relevant?

You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

Residence Hall Policies:
Read the policy section of: Residence Hall Policies, Regulations, and Standards of Conduct

In a 3-5 page paper please give a brief summary of and rationale for the policies, paying special attention to the fire safety policy. You should consider this paper to be no different than one you would submit to a professor for class. This paper must be written in font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins. Before submitting it to me, it should be proofread and grammatically correct.

  • Include a list of resources, both on and off campus, which you might utilize if you feel you are losing control, have too much stress to handle, or need support in finding the resources that you need.
  • What are goals you would like to achieve while at CU and when you finish your tenure here? How are you going to achieve these goals?
  • Feel free to include any other elements that may contribute to your success while a student at CU and afterwards as a CU alumnus.

This is something that you should take ownership in and use as a tool to be successful in the future. This plan should be proof read, grammatically correct, and no shorter than 3 pages.

 
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