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Community standards

Welcome to the Office of Community Standards. Our office assists students, staff, and faculty understand policies and procedures as they relate to Conduct and Academic Integrity at Mines. The mission of our conduct process is intended to be an educational and restorative experience fostering student growth and development through intentional conversation and reflection. Students will work to understand the impact of their actions, and when possible, reduce or repair harm through educational outcomes. Staff will treat students with care and respect through equitable procedures, while balancing needs of the Mines community. The conduct process is not meant to be punitive; rather it exists to protect the interests of the community and to support behavior that reflects the values of Colorado School of Mines. The first step in understanding Community at Mines is reading more about our policies and procedures.

 

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct outlines behavioral expectations and procedures of the conduct process. Learn more about each part here.

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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Learn more about the faculty-senate policy and how to navigate the policy and procedures as a faculty member or student.     

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MEET OUR TEAM

Samantha Ralston

Samantha Ralston

Assistant Director of Community Standards

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Education:

  • BS, Organizational Communication, Ball State University
  • MS, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University-Fort Collins

Duties:

  • Senior conduct administrator, overseeing the Student Code of Conduct as it relates to policies and procedures and Case Resolution Manager
  • Student Life designee to resolve and send notification to students and faculty involved in Academic Misconduct
  • Navigates Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity policies for students, staff, and faculty
  • Point of contact for student records requests
  • Assists in appeals for Student Conduct matters
Derek Morgan, Ph.D.

Derek Morgan, Ph.D.

Dean of Students

Pronouns: he, him, his

Education:

  • BS, University of Evansville, Communications
  • MS, Colorado State University, Student Affairs in Higher Education
  • PhD, Colorado State University, Educational Leadership

Duties:

  • A senior conduct administrator to the Student Code of Conduct and Case Resolution Manager
  • Oversees the Appeals Board for Academic Misconduct
  • A main point of contact for all Appeals matters related to the Code Conduct and Academic Misconduct
  • Point of contact for student records requests
Residence Life

Residence Life

Professional Staff Members

Several professional staff members in Residence Life also assist in student conduct matters as Case Resolution Managers. At times, some Residence Life staff members will assist in appeals related to student conduct.

SAIL

SAIL

SAIL Professional Staff Members

Several SAIL professional staff members oversee the Code of Conduct as it relates to student organizations, organizational-led activities, and fraternities and sororities.