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Student Planner/Handbook

Your Guide to Point Park University

The 2015-16 Student Planner and Handbook (.pdf) for the 2015-2016 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 10-20)

Athletics
Career Development Center
Center for Student Success
Financial Aid
Honors Program
Intramurals
Library
Pioneer Experience (New Student Orientation)
Program for Academic Success (PAS)
Registrar
Student Accounts
Student Center
Student Conduct
Student Life
     Commuter Services
     Housing and Occupancy Management
     Residential Programming
     Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership
Study Abroad

Services for Students (Pages 21-31) 

ATM/Change Machines
Bookstore
Computer Labs
Copy Machines
Dining Services
     Dining Locations
     Meal Plans
     Microwave Ovens
     Vending Machines
     Dining Schedule
Disability Service
Fax
Internet/Data Network Access
Laundry
Lockers and Storage
Mail Center/Student Mailboxes
PointWeb
Recycling
Repairs and Maintenance
Shuttle Service
Student Success Support
Study Lounges

University Policies and Procedures (Pages 32-46)

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

Student Conduct Standards and Processes (Pages 47-61)

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

Academic Regulations (Pages 58-61)

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 74-78)

Student Health Center
Counseling and Psychological Services
Health Insurance
Medical and Psychological Hospitalization
Mental Health Emergency Policy and Protocol
Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault Policy
Substance Abuse

Safety and Security (Pages 79-83)

Security
Fire Safety
Emergency Notification System
Emergency Evacuation Procedures

Residence Halls (Pages 84-93)

Campus Residencies
Housing Guidelines
Community Living
Residence Hall Policies

Computer and Technology Resources (Pages 94-97)

Rights
Responsibilities
Prohibited Activities
Policy Violations
Peer-To-Peer File Sharing Programs
That Promote the Exchange of Software and Multimedia Files

Student Organizations (Pages 98-99)

Governing Bodies
Student Media and Organizations
Honor Societies

Community Resources (Pages 100-102)

Campus Map
University Shuttle Service
Airport
Train
Bus Service - Long Distance
Bus Service - Commuter
Cab Companies
Parking