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Code of Conduct submissions encouraged

Each year, students are given the opportunity to voice theiropinions and offer suggestions regarding the Student Code ofConduct.

As a symbol of the link between students and the rest of theUniversity, the Code of Conduct, “exists to identify andexplain to the student body those University policies that mostdirectly affect student life.”

The most current version of the code is available online throughthe Student Senate Web site.

Designed specifically for the student body, “the writingof the Student Code involves students,” according to theStudent Handbook.

For this reason, anyone enrolled in the University has until 5p.m. tomorrow to offer his or her proposal for a change to the Codeof Conduct.

According to Student Body Secretary Gabe Travers, the annualrevision process is geared to meet the needs of an ever-changingUniversity population.

“Students, faculty and staff can submit a proposal if theythink something should be changed, added or deleted from thecode,” he said.

Those interested may fill out a proposal in the StudentActivities Center or online at http://www.smu.edu/studentsenate/code.asp.

In addition to contact information such as name, phone number,e-mail address and SMU ID number, the proposal also asks submittersto name the article they would like to change, give details on theproposed change and describe their opinion on why a change shouldbe made in the first place.

As Secretary Travers explained, each proposal submitted for therevision process is taken into consideration, and some have gone sofar as to induce modifications within the Code of Conduct.

“Past proposals have done anything from change wording tocompletely revising the chartering process,” he said.

“[The revision] process is so important,” Traverscontinued, “because the Student Code is the document by whichstudents are expected to abide by.”

Any suggestions are appreciated, even if not in the form of aformal proposal.

“Students are always welcome to contact their senators ifthey have concerns or ideas on how to improve the campus,”Travers continued, “or need assistance in requesting fundingor writing legislation.”

For questions or comments regarding the Student Code of Conduct,please contact Secretary Gabe Travers at (214) 768-4449.

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