Student Life

PROGRAMS, SERVICES, AND POLICIES

The Division of Student Life operates a number of offices, facilities, programs and organizations that exist primarily to enhance and support students’ academic lives at the University.

HOUSING

Freshman Live-in Policy

All single, first year freshmen under the age of 21 with a home address more than 50 miles from campus, are required to live in the Belmont Residence Hall. The housing agreement is for the entire academic year. Students who live in the residence hall are required to have a meal plan. All questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Housing Office at (719) 549-2602.

Belmont Residence Hall

Belmont Residence Hall (BRH) houses nearly 500 students in three wings, which are joined by a large common area. The common area serves as a gathering area and has a large-screen television and a kitchen. The housing office and student mailroom are located adjacent to the area. The lower level of the common area consists of a recreation area (including a court for volleyball and basketball), a weightlifting gym, study lounge, and laundry facilities. BRH also has a computer lab, tutoring lab, pool table, ping-pong table, vending machines, an ice machine, and many other amenities. The front desk is staffed 24-hours by student staff to answer questions and check out equipment.

All rooms are designed for two people, and single occupancy is available on a very limited basis. Students may be placed on a single room waiting list based on the date in which the Housing Office receives their room reservation form and deposit. Rooms are approximately 12 feet by 13 feet in size. Each room contains two extra long twin beds, with drawer space below, two desks with a study lamp built into the desk, two bookshelves, and two desk chairs.

A $125 deposit must accompany each application for space in BRH; $25 of the deposit is used as an application fee and is non-refundable; $100 of the fee is used as a security/damage deposit. The deposit is held in escrow for the duration of the student’s occupancy.

University Village at Walking Stick Student Apartment Housing
(In cooperation with Colorado State University-Pueblo)

University Village at Walking Stick is the Colorado State University-Pueblo on-campus apartment community for students and offers a unique housing opportunity for sophomores, juniors, and seniors and those students who are exempt from the BRH live-in requirement. (Freshmen under the age of 21 will be placed on a waiting list and placed in the apartments if space is available.)

These spacious two-story town homes offer an array of amenities and conveniences for students seeking “off campus living” while enjoying the benefits of living in the heart of the CSU-Pueblo campus. The apartments were built for energy efficiency and feature energy saving appliances and features throughout.

The apartments offer campus High-Speed Internet access in each bedroom, a common area house phone, and premium cable TV in each bedroom and the common area and each unit features individually controlled heating and air-conditioning. Two floor plans are available each consisting of 4-bedrooms, 2-baths. All utilities are included in the cost and a $350 deposit is required.

The interior of each apartment offers a kitchen, dining and living room on the first floor and a study loft on the second floor. Each floor plan features two private locking bedrooms and a semi-private locking vanity and bathroom on each floor. Bedrooms range in size from 108 square feet to 124 square feet with large closets. A private phone is available at additional cost in each bedroom. An inviting patio also offers access to a storage room and another storage area is offered in the apartment home.

Each student at University Village has an individual housing contract with payment options to fit his or her academic funding situation. Academic year occupancy begins August 1st and extends through May offering an expanded period of living to accommodate student’s specific needs. Full calendar year occupancy is always available and students in the apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan.

Study in the privacy of your own home and after class, lounge on your patio, grill your dinner and enjoy the magnificent mountain views available at University Village. The student community also features a spacious and inviting clubhouse, on-site office with professional management staff, a student Assistant Director and two Community Advisors, a 24-hour laundry facility, an outdoor basketball court, park benches, and restricted on-site parking.

University Village at Walking Stick at CSU-Pueblo is the only wholly student-centered apartment community in the City of Pueblo, built and designed with the student in mind. Discover why we think University Village is “The Students’ Choice for On-Campus Apartment Living”. Make it your choice! Join us at University Village at Walking Stick!

Call or stop by the office for academic year, calendar year, and summer housing contract information or to schedule a tour of one of our apartment homes. You may also visit our website or email us for more information.

University Village at Walking Stick
4000 Walking Stick Boulevard
Pueblo, Co 81001
Phone: (719) 549-2860
Fax: (719) 549-2861
Email: Lori Landree, Student Apartment Director at lori.landree@colostate-pueblo.edu
Website: http://www.universityvillage-csupueblo.com

Off-Campus Housing

The Occhiato Center Office maintains a file of off-campus, privately owned rooming houses and apartments. Since listings change rapidly, prepared housing lists are not furnished.

Housing for Married Students

Presently, no housing is available on campus for married students. Married students should contact the Occhiato Center Office (Room 113) for referral to housing in the community.

Contract Board Policies

Belmont Residence Hall students are required to contract for meals at the University. Meal plans are purchased each semester and allow the student full dining privileges for that term. Special diets prescribed by a physician are given consideration.

FOOD SERVICE

Campus food services are located in the Occhiato Center. The Columbine Café is on the main floor.

Breakfast             7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Continental 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  
La Cantina is located on the lower level of the Occhiato University Center and is open during Fall & Spring semesters while classes are in session. A convenience store is located in La Cantina.

The Pavilion Store is located just West of the Hasan School of Business. The store is operated by our food service vendor and serves as a “grab and go” type of food and drink station. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Library Espresso Cart is located in the Library. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Hot Dog Cart is available Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., weather permitting.

STUDENT LIFE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Counseling

The mission of the Counseling Center is to provide students with a means to understand those issues that interfere with the effective functioning of their lives and to then support them as they make new or different choices toward happier and more productive lives. We are not here to “analyze” individuals or to give them advice. Rather it is our intent to act as guides.

Your visits with a counselor are confidential and the records of your counseling sessions are kept separate from you academic records. There are some exceptions to confidentiality and they relate to those situations in which an individual describes behavior that indicates a potential for child abuse or threats to harm oneself or someone else.

The Counseling Center staff operates in a manner consistent with the concept that any client of the Center should be fully informed of their treatment options and should participate in decisions as to the nature of that treatment. We also work to honor and protect each individual’s values, beliefs, and general orientation to life. We act in a manner that demonstrates respect for and supports an individual regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or country of origin.

The Center’s staff works with students whose concerns include stress, depression, loneliness, difficulty adjusting to college life, difficulty adjusting to life in America, suicidal thoughts, relationship difficulty, and sexual assault to name a few. Crisis services are provided only during regular business hours.

The Counseling Center also offers walk-in consultation, which is available to anyone who has a particular question about a mental health issue. This service is provided to help a student, who does not want counseling, an opportunity to talk to a counselor in order to get specific information related to their question.

The Counseling Center is a free service to all degree-seeking CSU-Pueblo students.

Experiential Learning Center

The Experiential Learning Center encompasses Outdoor Programs, Challenge Course, Rock Climbing and Intramural Sports. The Center is located in Room 006 of the Occhiato Center. Inquiries and questions can be made to (719) 549-2085 or email elc@colostate-pueblo.edu.

Mission

  • The Experiential Learning Center’s mission is to provide the Colorado State University-Pueblo community with rewarding recreational experiences and leadership opportunities. Promote “hands-on” learning through experiential education.

Goals

  • Utilize the natural environment and outdoor adventure activities to enhance the participant’s educational experience.
  • To increase self-awareness, self-understanding and personal responsibility.
  • Design challenging learning environments to promote understanding, open communication, and team cohesiveness through small group experiences.
  • Expand the participant’s relationships, values, principles, and ethics through the development of community.
  • Provide opportunities to gain leadership skills and self-competence through trainings and positions of responsibility.
  • To cultivate a sense of place and connection with people in the University community.
  • To foster a stewardship with the environment.

Services

The ELC operates year-round and offers trips, educational seminars, sporting events, programs and has an equipment rental program. The types of activities include intramural sports, trips to climbing walls, challenge course and outdoor program trips that range from one-day educational studies trips to extended programs and trips. Our programs are designed to provide recreational opportunities for the Colorado State University-Pueblo community.

ELC participants are offered a unique opportunity to attain an exuberant and challenging experience through living, learning, and leading in the out-of- doors. The ELC devotes its efforts to building individual and group confidence, solving problems, promoting social interaction and teamwork. It creates a culture of people within Colorado State University-Pueblo who rise over and beyond the challenges facing them.

Being a part of the ELC means living life to its fullest, gaining a lifetime’s worth of education, and most importantly, having fun.

Outdoor Programs
(549-2085 or email elc@colostate-pueblo.edu)

For the past 13 years, the Outdoor Program (ODP) has been an important program for building the community at CSU-Pueblo. The activities offered through the program are open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University. The Outdoor Program serves as a powerful group building experience that helps participants develop new friendships, learn lifelong wilderness skills, develop leadership, increase interpersonal skills and expand appreciation and concern for the environment.

The office of Outdoor Programs (ODP) offers trips designed to provide maximum access to outdoor activities at a reasonable cost. Four programs serve as the foundation of the ODP: Mountain Orientation which takes place in the Colorado Rockies right before school starts in the fall; Winter Orientation in January which is a backcountry ski trip into the huts of the Tenth Mountain trail; Desert Orientation during spring break in which students spend a week in the desert; and finally in May there is a Canyon Orientation where students travel to the canyon country of Utah. ODP also offers one-day and weekend mountaineering trips, climbs, bike rides, and of course ski ventures to many of Colorado’s finest resorts.

The Outdoor program activities are open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests of the University. ODP trips are a great way for participants to develop new friendships, learn lifelong wilderness skills, develop leadership skills, increase interpersonal skills, and expand appreciation and concern for the environment. From the first-timer to the expert, ODP has something for everyone.

Wilderness Education Association Leadership Program

An integral component of the ELC program at Colorado State University-Pueblo is our affiliated Wilderness Education Association (WEA) program. We utilize the eighteen-point curriculum of WEA in our academic courses as well as a framework with our recreation adventures. Students who participate in the ELC have the opportunity to be certified through the Wilderness Education Association as an outdoor leader. This process requires the student to go on at least five extended trips, be a Wilderness first Responder, lead at least two trips as a student leader, and they must take specific outdoor adventure education courses at CSU-Pueblo.

Challenge Course
(549-2023 or email elc@colostate-pueblo.edu)

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Challenge by Choice Adventure Course consists of a series of obstacles, known as elements, suspended from utility poles. The course is constructed with steel cables, ropes, and wood.

The course offers a challenging environment designed to promote cooperation and group problem-solving skills, as well as develop individual self-confidence. Programs are group centered and vary in degrees of difficulty, depending on each group’s specific needs and goals. Physical prowess is not necessary for participation; however, teamwork is essential.

Participants are asked to take emotional, mental, and physical challenges which utilize a wide range of the group’s resources. Light and agile group members play a critical role on some elements; however, size and strength are helpful on others. The analytical thinkers and supportive individuals often provide solutions to perplexing obstacles.

Our trained facilitators provide positive support and encouragement as participants explore their individual and group abilities. As they cooperate to accomplish common goals, individuals discover the value of trust, shared responsibility, and mutual support.

Our facilitators will design an experience based on your group’s objectives. Your program will be a unique adventure with the potential to induce learning and behavior change on both an individual and group basis and we’ll have fun!

Rock Climbing
(549-2091 or email elc@colostate-pueblo.edu)

The climbing wall at CSU-Pueblo is currently under construction. However, we are still climbing on!! Once a week, we are heading up to Colorado Springs to the Sport Climbing Center. The ride is free. All you have to do is sign up in the office located in the OUC, Room 006. The trips to the climbing wall and on the climbing trips are welcome to all skill levels.

Also, keep checking the calendar for all of our climbing trips.

Intramural Sports and Recreation
(549-2665 or email elc@colostate-pueblo.edu)

The University community has an opportunity to participate in sport leagues and special events through the Intramural Program in an organized environment.

Providing intramurals regularly provides scheduled recreational activities with student interests in mind. The ELC’s Intramural Program emphasizes: recreation, health, wellness, teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship, social interaction, as well as cultural and gender sensitivity.

Some of the activities offered include: flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, and video games.

T.L.C. (Tackling Life’s Choices)/Drug Prevention and Awareness Program

The Tackling Life’s Choices program is a dynamic and proactive approach to changing the perception of the CSU-Pueblo community and of the college culture through the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices. Its mission statement is to create an environment on campus that promotes healthy lifestyle choices for health and wellness and the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.

Leadership Education and Development
(LEAD Program)


The LEAD Program is a planned, structured approach to building and enhancing leadership and inter-personal skills. The purpose of the LEAD Program is to enroll and retain students with proven leadership ability. The program also provides students with opportunities to volunteer in the community, develop leadership abilities and contribute to academic and student life at the University. Participants of the LEAD Program are required to live in the Belmont Residence Hall and enroll in the LEAD academic courses (US 151 and US 252). Participants will receive a $750 room waiver/scholarship per semester. For more information about this program, please contact the Office of Student Life at (719) 549-2586.

Non-Traditional Students Services (NoTS)

Non-Traditional Student Services is an informal social and educational environment for non-traditional students where they can become aware of the services and programs of the University and local community. The NoTS staff plans programs and activities for the CSU-Pueblo community. Past programs include the Annual Halloween Carnival, Holiday Food Basket Distribution, Personal Development Workshops, and Family Fun Days. Non-Traditional Student Services staff are located in the Office of Student Activities in the Occhiato University Center, Room 002.

Special Events Committee

In 1999, the CSU-Pueblo Concert Committee was formed by a referendum enacted by the student body, which proposed a concert fee in order to bring nationally recognized musical talent to the campus of CSU-Pueblo. The fee was established to aid in retention efforts of the University and to enhance the quality of campus life. In the spring of 2001, the fee was changed to a permanent fee and renamed the Special Events Fee.
The Special Events Fee brings nationally recognized speakers, musical talent and performing arts events to the campus of CSU-Pueblo. In addition, the fee may be used to fund special events as designated by the Special Events Committee. Artists/performers sponsored by the committee include: Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Nelly, Sum 41, Eve 6, Busta Rhymes, The Toasters, Dr. Maya Angelou, Second City Comedy Club, Madrigal Dinner, and many more. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at (719) 549-2151.

Student Health Services

The mission of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Student Health Services is to assist students in achieving maximum physical health so that each may participate fully in the educational and personal growth opportunities afforded by the University. Student Health Services is committed to providing quality health care and health education/promotion accessible and affordable to all students regardless of financial ability. All activities and programs offered by Student Health Services operate to assure a nonjudgmental environment and sensitivity to individuals with disabilities and those representing diverse cultural, racial, religious, gender or sexual orientation groups.

There is no charge for an appointment to see a Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, or Nurse. You may, however, incur charges for laboratory tests, physical or gynecological exams performed or for medication dispensed.

Students are encouraged to visit the health clinic whenever necessary. The licensed professional staff of Student Health Services consists of a nurse practitioner, an RN and consulting MD’s. Patients are seen by appointment. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen at the first available time. Student Health Services is in the back courtyard of the Occhiato University Center (to the left of the cafeteria exit). Office: (719) 549-2830; FAX 719-549-2646.

Student Activities Board

The Student Activities Board (SAB) is located in the lower level of the Occhiato University Center, Room 002. The mission of the Student Activities Board is to enhance the educational experience of students by creating an atmosphere, which promotes educational stimulation, cross-cultural awareness, interpersonal skills building, leadership development, entertainment, and fun.

Throughout the academic year, the Student Activities Board promotes events that motivate, challenge, and encourage divergent thinking through activities and events that are free for all CSU-Pueblo students. SAB’s popular weekly event series, the NOISE!, brings events such as comedians, cultural heritage dinners, movies, magicians, karaoke, sideshow performers, and the ever-popular casino night! The Student Activities Board hopes to provide opportunities for students to get involved on campus. SAB also hopes to provide an atmosphere where students can develop culturally, cognitively, and socially through a diverse series of events and activities. Contact (719) 549-2151.

Associated Students’ Government (ASG)

All registered CSU-Pueblo students who have paid fees are members of the Associated Students’ Government (ASG). ASG is the students’ governing body and promotes student life and the general welfare of the student body. It also addresses student concerns and/or complaints regarding any campus issue. ASG also works to make students aware of administrative decisions on campus by having Senators as representatives on most of the boards and committees on campus.

ASG functions through three branches of government: Legislative, Executive and Judicial. The Legislative branch, the ASG Senate, is composed of 15 senators elected from the student body. It is presided over by the Vice President of Legislative Affairs. The Executive branch consists of the President and the Vice President of Finance and Administration. The Judicial branch is composed of up to five justices, one of whom is designated the chief justice. The senate meets weekly. Contact (719) 549-2866.

Clubs

CSU-Pueblo students have opportunities to take part in the activities of a number of clubs, organizations, and honor societies. Membership often is based on special qualifications. Students interested in starting a new official campus group must first find a faculty or staff member willing to sponsor the group. Students then must obtain a charter packet from the Associated Students Government (ASG) Office and complete and return the forms to ASG.

Following is a list of the Campus Clubs:

Every effort has been made to list all chartered student clubs at the time this catalog went to press. For further information or an updated list of student clubs or organizations, contact the Associated Students’ Government Office, Occhiato Center, Room 201, or call (719) 549-2866.

Accounting Club
Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Sigma Alpha-Zeta Pi (Sorority)
American Choral Directors Association
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Art Club
Associated General Contractors, Student Chapter (AGC)
Association of Computer Machinery
Automotive Booster Club
Beta Sigma Iota Alpha (Veterans Fraternity)
Bowling Club
Campus Crusade for Christ
Catholic Campus Ministries
Chemistry Club
Christian Challenge
College Republicans
Collegiate Music Educators
Colorado International Student Association
Criminology Club
English Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
History Club
Ice Hockey
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
JIT Advertising Club
Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
Marketing Club
Medical Science Society
Society of Mexican/American Engineers & Scientist (MAES)
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA)
Mujeres de Unidas de CSU-Pueblo
National Association for Musical Education
Official Interest Group of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.
Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society
Phi Alpha Zeta Delta
Pi Sigma Alpha, Alpha Gamma Omega
Political Science Club
Psi Chi
Psychology Club
Racquetball Club
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Rugby Club Sport
Sailing Club
Sigma Tau Delta
Sign Language Club
Soul Steppers
Southern Colorado Association of Nursing Student (SCANS)
Student Advisors at Walking Stick (SAWS)
Student Alumni Association
Student Athletes Advisory Committee
Student Athletic Training Association
Student Social Work Association
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
Tau Alpha Phi
Teacher Education Association
Tri Beta Biology Club
T-Wolf Spirit Squad
Unmasked Players
Winter Guard Club Sport
Wrestling Club Sport

ATHLETICS

CSU-Pueblo views participation in intercollegiate athletics as a beneficial and worthwhile experience as a part of the collegiate and educational career. Athletics contribute significantly to student life at CSU-Pueblo and to the development of tradition.

CSU-Pueblo is a member of the NCAA Division II and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Currently twelve sports are sponsored including: women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s softball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s basketball, baseball, men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis. Students are encouraged to participate either as an athlete, team manager, athletic department intern, or student athletic trainer.

MASSARI ARENA AND SAM JONES SPORTS CENTER

This facility is located directly east of the Occhiato University Center. It includes a large indoor swimming pool, four racquetball courts, a weight room (including free weights, stationary bicycles, stair climbers, etc.), and the gymnasium. Racquetball equipment may be checked out at the Massari Arena Office.

RAWLINGS OUTDOOR SPORTS COMPLEX

The Rawlings Outdoor Sports Complex consists of tennis courts, baseball and softball fields and a soccer field. These areas are used by sports teams for training and for use by student and public groups.

STUDENT CONDUCT

The Dean of Student Life and Development, or his/her designee, is responsible for promoting observance of student code of conduct, enforcing the standards, and administering sanctions for violations of the code. If it is determined that a student has violated a University regulation, a sanction may be imposed. Sanctions range from warning to expulsion from the University. Decisions made by the Dean of Student Life and Development, or his/her designee, may be appealed to the Campus Appeals Board, the highest hearing and appeal board for non-academic matters at the University.

Students participating in the University’s intercollegiate athletic programs are also subject to the Athletic Department’s Code of Conduct.

Details of the hearing processes are contained in the Student Conduct Code - Policies and Procedures Manual which contains a detailed explanation and description of institutional disciplinary philosophy, rules and regulations. Decisions involving academic infractions, appeals, etc., must follow the procedures established by the academic division of the University.

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE

Members of the Colorado State University-Pueblo community are expected to observe the laws of the City of Pueblo, the State of Colorado, and the Federal Government, and to respect the rights and privileges of other members of the community. CSU-Pueblo students, non-students, faculty, and staff, upon entrance to the university, neither gain nor lose any of their rights or responsibilities of citizenship. As a community, CSU-Pueblo has the obligation to establish those regulations that best serve and protect its integrity as an institution of higher learning.

Any student or student organization found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct is subject to disciplinary sanction:

  1. Academic dishonesty including but not limited to: cheating, plagiarism, unauthorized possession or disposition of academic materials, falsification, or facilitation of acts of dishonesty. Specific procedures for cases of academic dishonesty are also described in the Academic Policies in the General Catalog, the Faculty Handbook, or the Honor Code of the Nursing Program as applicable.
  2. Knowingly furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member, office, or organization or intentionally initiating or causing to be initiated any false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion, or other emergency.
  3. Forgery, altercation, misuse, mutilation, or unauthorized removal of any University document, record, identification, educational material, or property.
  4. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, classroom or other educational interactions, research, administration or disciplinary proceedings, or participation in an activity that disrupts normal University activities, and/or threatens property or bodily harm or intentionally interferes with the right of access to University facilities or freedom of movement of any person on campus.
  5. Engaging in behavior or activities that obstruct the right of free speech or expression of any person on campus. (For more information, refer to the CSU-Pueblo policy on Freedom of Expression and Inquiry, which addresses student rights and responsibilities related to political expression, and contact the Office of Dean of Student Life and Development if you believe you have been treated differently because of your political, or other, perspectives.)
  6. Abusive conduct, including physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, stalking, hazing, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the physical or psychological health, safety, or welfare of one’s self, another individual or a group of individuals.
  7. Harassment of any member of the University community, meaning verbal or physical harassment on the basis of gender, race sexual orientation, age, religion, or physical disability. (Refer to the CSU-Pueblo Sexual Harassment Policy and contact the Office of Affirmative Action for more information on these issues.)
  8. Sexual misconduct including but not limited to: obscene, lewd, or indecent behavior; deliberate observation of others for sexual purposes without their consent; taking or posting of photographs/images of a sexual nature without consent; possession or distribution of illegal pornography; viewing or posting pornography in public venues; non-consensual contact or penetration; engaging in coercion or constraint; or engaging in sexual activity with a person who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to give consent.
  9. Rioting: aiding, abetting, encouraging, participating in or inciting a riot. Failing to disperse at the direct request of police/sheriff or University officials.
  10. Failure to comply with the verbal or written directions of any University officials or law enforcement officers acting in the performance of their duties and in the scope of their employment, or resisting police/sheriff officers while acting in the performance of their duties, including failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
  11. Attempted or actual theft of, damage to, use of, or possession of other person’s or University property or identity or unauthorized use of such; unauthorized entry, use, or occupation of University facilities, property, or vehicles; or unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of University keys or access devices.
  12. Use or possession on University property of firearms or simulated weapons; other weapons such as blades larger than pocket knives; ammunition or explosives; dangerous chemicals, substances, or materials; or bombs, or incendiary devices prohibited by law. Use of any such item, even if legally possessed, in a manner that harms, threatens, or causes fear to others.
  13. Violation of any rules, contracts, or agreements governing residence in or use of University owned, controlled or affiliated property, or other authorized special events. Violation of any University policy, rule or regulation, which is published in hard copy or available electronically on the University Website.
  14. Unauthorized soliciting or selling in violation of the University solicitation policy.
  15. Violation or conviction of any federal or state law or local ordinance.
  16. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by law or University policy. Alcoholic beverages may not be used by, possessed by, or distributed to any person under twenty one (21) years of age. Public intoxication is not permitted on University property.
  17. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of illegal drugs including but not limited to marijuana, narcotics, methamphetamine, cocaine, opiates, LSD, mushrooms, heroin, designer drugs such as Ecstasy and GHB, or other controlled prescribed, or for use other that the prescribed purpose. Possession or use of drug paraphernalia but not limited to equipment, products, and materials used to cultivate, manufacture, distribute, or use illegal drugs.
  18. Abuse of computer facilities or technological resources including but not limited to: unauthorized entry to or use of computers, access codes, telephones and identifications belonging to the University or other members of the University community; unauthorized entry to a file to use, read, transfer, or change the contents, or for any other purpose; interfering or disrupting the work of any University member; sending abusive or obscene messages or images; disrupting the normal operation of the University computing systems; violating copyright laws; or any other violation of the University Technology policies.
  19. Abuse of the Student Conduct system including; failure to obey the notice to appear for a meeting or hearing; falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information; disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a hearing; or witnesses or limitations related to access to specific facilities; harassment or intimidation of any person involved in a conduct proceeding; failure to comply with disciplinary sanctions or requirements.
  20. Assisting, conspiring, or inciting others to commit any act of misconduct set forth in 1 through 19 above.

GROUP OFFENSES

  1. Societies, clubs, or similar organized groups in or recognized by the University are subject to the same CSU-Pueblo Student Conduct Code as those for individuals in the community.
  2. The knowing failure of any organized group to exercise preventive measures relative to violations of the CSU-Pueblo Student Conduct Code by member will constitute a group offense.


VIOLATIONS OF LAW ON CAMPUS

University disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student or student organization charged with a violation of federal, state, or local criminal law and this Student Conduct Code without regard to the settlement of civil or criminal litigation in court or criminal arrest and/or prosecution.

Proceedings under the Student Conduct Code may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following off campus civil or criminal proceedings at the discretion of Dean of Student Life and Development or her or his designee Student Conduct Administrator. Determinations made or sanctions imposed under this Student Conduct Code shall not be subject to change because criminal or civil charges arising out of the same facts giving rise to violations of University rules were dismissed, reduced, or resolved in favor of or against the criminal or civil law defendant.

To protect its educational mission, the University takes a firm stand concerning violations of law on campus. The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office located at the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus is charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order at Colorado State University-Pueblo and for enforcing all laws, local ordinances and regulations of the University, except when such enforcement is, by such law, made the responsibility of another department, official or agency.

Deliberate illegal activity, which comes to the attention of CSU-Pueblo officials, is not tolerated. An offense requiring police action may also be treated internally as a University disciplinary matter. A full document detailing police policies and statistics is available from the police upon request. Contact (719) 549-2373.