A first-year student was referred to Student Judicial Affairs for violating the university’s alcohol policy. The student attended the rave in Freeborn Hall, where he became extremely intoxicated. Police officers were called to evaluate the student and determined that he was unable to take care of himself and could be in danger of alcohol poisoning. Medics were immediately called to transport the student to the hospital. When the student met with an SJA officer, he admitted that he had been drinking hard alcohol at the event, but said that he didn’t remember anything else about the evening. The student accepted the sanction of disciplinary probation for one year. He also agreed to do an online alcohol and drug survey and to meet afterward with a staff member at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) program.
A student was referred to SJA for receiving unauthorized assistance on course work. She submitted a homework assignment that was copied verbatim from a web source, with no quotation marks or citations. When confronted, the student admitted that she had copied the material, and said that she was in a pinch to finish the assignment so she went online to search for background information. However, she said that she got carried away and ended up using more than she had intended. She agreed to disciplinary probation through graduation.
Lapse of Confidence
A senior was referred to SJA for plagiarism. When he met with a Judicial Officer, he admitted right away that he had plagiarized. He stated that he wrote the paper without assistance, but then began to second-guess his writing ability and to think that what he had written was insufficient. As a result, he said, he went to the Internet to find passages that would bolster his paper. The student agreed to disciplinary probation through graduation and an online assignment on when and how to cite properly. He was also told that the Learning Skills Center offers assistance to students who have difficulty writing, both in the form of workshops and in private tutoring sessions. The services that the Learning Skills Center offers are free to all students.
The Campus Judicial Report is compiled by student members of the Campus Judicial Board. Additional information about SJA and the Campus Judicial Board may be found at sja.ucdavis.edu.