Purpose & Foundation
Welcome to the Student Conduct Code and Judicial Affairs section of The Globe. We hope that you and your family take some time to explore this page of The Globe to better understand our Student Conduct Code, Honor Code, Community Standards Statement, and Judicial process. If you have any questions about our Student Conduct Code or Judicial process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wells College is dedicated to the personal development and academic excellence of its students. Wells students possess certain rights and privileges together with corresponding duties and responsibilities. Every student is entitled to socially responsible freedom of action as an expression of collegiate activity. Each individual is due the respect of his/her personal dignity and property. In turn, each student is responsible for maintaining community standards of behavior that do not interfere with the rights of others or the effective functioning of the College.
The foundation of student conduct at Wells College is the Honor Code and the Community Standards Statement. The Honor Code requires all students to act with integrity and to hold themselves and others accountable. The Community Standards Statement requires all students, faculty and staff at the College to treat one another with dignity and respect and to respect differences.
2013-2014 Judicial Hearing Officers
Staff within the Dean of Students Office meet with students who have allegedly violated the Student Conduct Code, Residence Life Policies and/or Community Standards. Students have the opportunity to have an informal resolution meeting with one of the Dean of Students staff members who serve as Judicial Hearing Officers. The following staff members serve as judicial hearing officers:
- Jennifer Michael, Dean of Students
- Connie Gardner, Director of Residence Life
- Nicole Pellegrino, Director of Student Activities & Leadership
- Hailey Uribe, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Coordinator of Residential Programming
2013-2014 Community Court
The Community Court resolves alleged violations of the Honor Code brought forward through self-report or reported to the Community Court by a student, staff or faculty member. Violations under the jurisdiction of the Community Court include lying, cheating, stealing, concealing or failure to report a witnessed violation. Faculty members are elected to serve on the Community Court in addition to College Staff members. Students are elected to Community Court through Collegiate Cabinet (student government) elections. The 2013-2014 Community Court student chair is Victoria Williams. For additional information about Community Court, please e-mail Victoria at email@example.com.
Principles of Restorative Justice
Wherever possible, Wells College utilizes the principles of Restorative Justice in the sanctioning of students who commit violations of College policy. Restorative Justice is defined as “a collaborative decision-making process that includes victims, offenders, and others seeking to hold offenders accountable by having them (1) accept and acknowledge responsibility for their offenses, (2) to the best of their ability repair the harm they caused to victims and communities, and (3) work to reduce the risk of reoffense by developing positive social ties to the community” (Karp, David and Thom Allena. Restorative Justice on the College Campus. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 2004).
The sanctions outlined above serve as a guide. Final sanctions are determined based on the specific facts and circumstances of the incident.
For additional information regarding how Wells College incorporates Restorative Justice, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to keep the community in touch with the activities of the Campus Safety Officers, we provide Activity Reports
for review. These reports provide a brief summary of the calls for service being received and Incident Reports that were filed by the Safety Officers. Please note that not all Incidents or Incident Reports may appear on these reports. Reports that are extremely sensitive in nature or those where the involved individuals may be readily identified are not included for public review. To view the Activity Reports CLICK HERE