2.3 Professional Standards

All undergraduate, graduate, and professional program Students at the University are both members of a particular school and college, as well as general members of the University Community. Because social behavior, professional behavior and discipline in certain professional groups may be closely related to professional suitability, the Dean of a particular school or other similarly situated person will have and may assume full authority and responsibility to handle incidents involving professional suitability. Standards of professional behavior and policies and procedures for handling such matters observed by the individual academic units may take precedence over the policies set forth in the Community Standards at the discretion of the Vice President for Student Development, or designee. A Student may be accused of and sanctioned for violating the Community Standards and for violating academic unit policies arising under the same facts, circumstances and actions.