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2014/2015 Ram Handbook Table of Contents
GREETINGS
4
CAMPUS SERVICES 7
Student Affairs 8
Alumni Relations and Development
8
Athletics
9
Bookstore
9
Student Accounts
10
Campus Ministry
16
Career Services
17
Center for Academic Support and Advising
17
Commuter Programs
17
Counseling Center
17
D. Justin McCarthy College Center
18
Dining Services
19
Disability and Academic Support Services 21
Education Technology Office
23
Financial Aid
24
First-Year Programs
25
Framingham State University Police Department
29
Health Center
30
Identification Cards
31
Information Technology Services
31
Library
32
Mail
35
Multicultural Affairs/Multicultural Center
35-36
Student Involvement and Leadership Development
36
Service and Active Citizenship
36
Veterans Services
36
FSU CLUB INFORMATION 37
PROGRAMS OF STUDY 39
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS 40
Academic Advising
40
The Academic Course Load
40
The Academic Programs
40
Adding or Dropping Courses
41
Attendance
42
Change of Major
42
Class Determination for Registration
42
University Policy Regarding Academic Honesty
42
Eligibility for Athletics
42
Eligibility for Offices
43
Examinations
43
University Policy Regarding Grade Appeals
44
Absence Due to Religious Beliefs
44
Grading System
44
Grade Point Average
45
Grade and Corresponding Quality Points 46
Warnings
46
Graduation Participation and Degree Application
46
Honors
46
Academic Probation/Suspension/Dismissal
47
Withdrawal 48
UNIVERSITY GUIDELINES POLICIES
50
Judicial Code
50
Definitions of Disciplinary Sanctions
63
Alcohol Policy
67
Drug Policy
77
Campus Posting Policy
83
Care and Use of College Property
83
Death of a Student
84
Displays for Memorials
84
Domestic Violence Policy
84
Education Amendment Acts/FERPA
85
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Diversity Plan
91
Firearms and Fireworks
92
Non-Discrimination and
Employment of Persons/Education of Students with Disabilities
93-94
Freedom of Expression
94
Fund Raising Policies
95
Hazing
95
Institutional Use of Student Images
97
Insurance : Theft/Property Damage
97
Involuntary Administrative Withdrawal
97
Jury Duty
98
Outdoor Event Policy
98
Pets on Campus
99
Picketing Code
100
Protective Custody
100
Research Activities
101
Sexual Harassment Policy
102
Snow Emergency
107
Solicitation Policy
107
Solomon Amendment
108
Sororities and Fraternities, Social
108
Stalking M.G.L. c 265 s 43
108
Student Attire
108
Title IX Coordinators
108
Travel Guideline
110
Trespassing
110
Use of Student E-mail
110
RESIDENCE HALLS
111
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
119
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
122
ACADEMIC CALENDAR
148
UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY
149

Framingham State University

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PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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