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Student Planner/Handbook

Your Guide to Point Park University

The 2016-17 Student Planner and Handbook (.pdf) for the 2016-2017 academic school year is a resource for all students to use regarding issues pertaining to the University. Below is the table of contents for the online version of the student handbook. Each section will provide you with the most up-to-date information, including any changes during the academic year.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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University Departments (Pages 1-11)

Athletics
Career Development Center
Center for Student Success
Financial Aid
Honors Program
Library
Registrar
Students Accounts
Student Center
Student Conduct
Student Employment
Student Engagement
        Co-Curricular Transcripts
        Pioneer Experience (New Student Orientation)
        Study Abroad
Student Life
        Commuter Resources
        Housing and Occupancy Management
        Residential Programming
        Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership (SAIL)

Services for Students (Pages 12-22) 

ATM and Change Machines
Bookstore
Copy Machines
Dining Services
        Dining Locations
        Meal Plans
        Microwave Ovens
        Vending Machines
Disability Services
        Disability Services Appeals Process
Fax
Lockers and Storage
Lost and Found
Mail Center and Student Mailboxes
Printing
Recycling
Repairs and Maintenance
Student Success Support
Study Lounges
Tutoring Services
        Peer Tutors (Student Employment Opportunity)

University Policies and Procedures (Pages 23-40)

Advertising and Commercial Enterprise
Appropriate Dress
Confidentiality of Student Records
        FERPA
        Parental Notification and Disclosure
        Confidentiality of Medical Records
Discrimination and Harassment Prevention and Resolution
Disruptive Behavior
Hazing
Missing Student Policy
Personal Property
Pets and Animals
Photo Release (Students)
Pioneer Cards (Student ID)
Political Activities
Preferred Name Policy
Recording Devices
School Closing and Critical Announcements
Sign Posting
Smoking
Social Functions (Students)
Social Media & Online Behavior Policy
Soliciting and Selling
Student Complaints
Student Organizations (Policy)
Underage Children on Campus
Use of University Facilities
Use of University Name
Weapons

Student Conduct Standards and Processes (Pages 41-52)

Alcohol and Other Drugs
     University Alcohol Policy
     University Drug Policy
Student Code of Conduct
Student Conduct Processes

Academic Regulations (Pages 57-71)

Academic Integrity
Attendance
Core Curriculum Requirements
Grades
Institutional Review Board
Military Deployment Policy
Schedule/Course Changes
Transcripts
Transfer Credit/Advanced Standing Evaluation Appeal Process

Health and Wellness (Pages 72-78)

Student Health Center
Counseling Services
Health Insurance
Medical and Mental Health Hospitalization
Mental Health Emergency Policy and Protocol
SafeZone/LGBTQ Support
Substance Abuse
University Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking

Safety and Security (Pages 79-85)

Security
Fire Safety
Emergency Notification System
Emergency Evacuation Procedures

Residence Halls (Pages 86-97)

General Information
Community Living
Housing Policies
Residence Hall Policies

Computer and Technology Resources (Pages 98-105)

Blackboard
Computer Labs
Computer Purchasing Program
Domain Account (Username)
        Password
Email (PointMail)
Internet/University Network Access
        Residence Hall Connectivity
        Wireless Access
PointWeb
Technical Assistance – User Support
Technical Assistance – Computer Service Center
Policy for the Responsible Use of Computer and Technology Resources
        Rights
        Responsibilities
        Prohibited Activities
        Policy Violations
        Peer-To-Peer File Sharing Programs Promoting the Exchange of Software and Multimedia Files

Student Organizations (Pages 106-107)

Governing Bodies
Student Media and Organizations
Honor Societies

Transportation Resources (Pages 108-113)

Campus Map
University Shuttle Service
Train
Airport
Bus Service – Long Distance
Taxi, Limo, Car, and Driver Services
Parking

Commuter Resources (Page 113)