These standards are written to give students general notice of expected and prohibited conduct. The regulations should be read broadly and are not designed to define misconduct in exhaustive terms. Making specific plans or arrangements to violate community standards may lead to charges whether or not the act is completed. Community standards and University policies are examined and revised once every two years by a committee of students, staff, and faculty with input from the URI community and with administrative approval. Thus, the standards and policies in this handbook reflect current community norms. They apply to all students and to all student groups. Revisions to Community Standards that occur before handbook reprinting are published in the campus newspaper or otherwise distributed widely.
This handbook uses chapters 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 in the University Manual as its source for the policies and procedures listed here. Should questions arise regarding the specific meaning or interpretation of these policies and procedures, the University Manual prevails. Reference copies of the University Manual may be found at http://www.uri.edu/facsen/.