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Student Handbook: What Every Student Should Know
  • Every Capital student should read and understand campus policies and University expectations contained in the Student Handbook and Academic Planner (PDF).


    Please read more about Code of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity's role in your education.

    The Student Handbook contains the following information and policies:

    Residence Life & Housing
    Student Organizations
    Student Code of Conduct
    Academic Integrity Policy
    Abusive Conduct Policy
    Alcohol Policy
    Drugs and Controlled Substances
    Campus Center General Policies
    Entrepreneurship and Business Activities
    Electronic Copyright Infringement Policy
    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act/ Medical Leave
    Gambling Policy
    Human Dignity Policy
    Immunization Policy
    Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy
    Sexual Misconduct
    Video Surveillance Policy
    Weapons Policy
    Campus Phone Numbers
    Emergency Numbers

    Student, Faculty and Staff Services

    The Division of Student Affairs provides the following services:


    We provide guidance and support to students as they seek to resolve educational and personal challenges that may affect their academic progress. Students needing assistance in situations such as a death in the family, medical or other illness, accident, and other critical incidents are encouraged to contact our office. The services include one-on-one consultation with students seeking guidance in resolving educational and personal challenges; providing assistance with academic difficulties as they relate to, absence notifications to faculty, incomplete grades, course withdrawals, medical/psychological/mental leaves/withdrawals; and connecting students with appropriate campus and community resources.


    Students are always encouraged to settle disagreements through civil discourse and honest disclosure. The Office of Student Rights and Standards provides mediation services and will provide training in alternative dispute resolution and conflict management.

    Referral Services

    The office has established relationships with various departments throughout campus as it helps to coordinate interventions for addressing student behavior. On occasion, referrals will be made to off campus agencies that could better address the needs of a particular student or situation.

    Restorative Justice

    The Restorative Justice program involves the voluntary participation of the victim, the alleged offender and/or members of the community in discussions about the alleged violation. The goals of the restorative justice program are as follows:

    • Restore the relationship
    • Fix the damage that has been done to the person and/or community
    • Prevent further violations from occurring

    The Restorative Justice approach allows participants to focus on understanding the harm that has occurred to relationships and to the community, and to decide how to best repair that harm and restore some sense of community.

    Student Conduct Advising

    The Director of Student Rights & Standards serves as an advisor when students are in need of information on how to address specific conduct questions and concerns. The Director provides a non threatening environment for disclosure, while serving as a campus resource and liaison between faculty, staff, students, organizations, clubs and various other campus entities.

    Additional Resources

    Frequently Asked Questions for Attorneys (PDF)

    Code of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (PDF)