Updated as of Feb. 8, 2022 at 4:36 p.m. to include video.
Elon University’s student handbook gets reviewed annually by the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Elon University Student Government Association has the opportunity to review it as well, according to Executive President of the Student Government Association Jack Corby.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, SGA has not reviewed the handbook since spring of 2019, Corby said. On Feb. 1, SGA hosted an open cabinet meeting to facilitate student opinion on possible changes being proposed to the handbook.
SGA is undergoing the handbook review process to ensure the policies and procedures represent and fairly instruct the student population.
“We just want to hear from students to get their perspective,” Corby said.
However, because of the lack of student attendance at the meeting on Feb.1, Corby said he and the other members of the cabinet will talk to as many students as possible before next week’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. to obtain student feedback before the suggestions are formally submitted on Feb. 11.
The cabinet will also be reviewing student handbooks from surrounding universities to see what else they might be able to improve upon in Elon’s handbook.
Cabinet members discussed reviewing the student code of conduct policies and procedures, which holidays the academic schedule recognizes and the definition and implications of being a dishonorable graduate — a status given to any Elon alumni who breaks federal law.
According to Corby, the Office of the Dean of Students will begin reviewing student handbook suggestions for the next academic year on Feb. 14, so SGA will have to submit their suggestions by Feb. 11.