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Top Five Ways to Get Kicked Out

Presentation Abstract
“Top Five Ways to Get Kicked Out” begins by discussing what students in the freshman class before them wish they hadn’t done! The goal is to prevent students from ending up in the conduct office for avoidable errors in judgment. We set a mantra, “What could go wrong?” as a decision making model. The interactive presentation is focused on commonly occurring incidents. For each of the violations the group walks through scenarios and decision making turning points. Students and facilitators enjoy laughter while addressing some foibles of student mentality and the predictability of how their environment affects their decisions.

University 101 Learning Outcomes

III a) Clarify their values and identity and articulate how these shape their perspectives and relationships with people who are similar to and different from themselves.

With the consistent theme throughout the presentation of "What could go wrong?", the presentation aims to help students understand the greater implications of their actions and discusses the Carolinian Creed and Carolinian Provision.

III c) Examine and develop strategies that promote wellbeing and explain how wellness impacts their academic and personal success.

This presentation connects to wellness and wellbeing by discussing decision-making pitfalls, how to avoid them and persist with academic and personal success.


Presentation Learning Outcomes
As a result of this presentation, students will:
-Be able to identify the most commonly violated laws and policies.
-Be able to identify decision making pitfalls, the repercussions they carry, and the benefits of legal and safe decisions
-Connect their decision making to adult accountability and responsibility.

Presentation Outline
Introduction

Presentation Philosophy

Key Messages:-Your new mantra is "What could go wrong?"
-Own your risk, if you choose to take them, be ready for consequence

Structure for Top 5 cards:
-Students will be given scenario cards, which they will read aloud when asked to. Then the class will discuss:
-What could go wrong?
-Why/what are some of the dangerous things that can happen?


Top 5:

5. Alcohol: Begins with a solo cup to represent the category
Alcohol Scenario 1: You're drinking at a football game
-What could go wrong: binge drinking, being arrested and the consequences of being ejected
-Consequences include: $250 fine, call home, alcohol education class, loss of tickets

Alcohol Scenario 2: A cop catches you drinking and you attempt to run from them
-What could go wrong: poor interaction with the police
-Consequences include: jail, civility workshop, probation

Alcohol Scenario 3: You're drinking at a house party
-What could go wrong: MIP (Minor in Possession), sexual assault, DUI
-Consequences: they vary based on the situation

Alcohol Scenario 4: You're drinking at 5 Points
-What could go wrong: Fake IDs, DUI, being mugged
-Take the shuttles, be smart

Alcohol Scenario 5: You see a girl in your hall lobby who is so intoxicated that she can't even stand up
-What could go wrong: alcohol hospitalization--very scary for friends and family, large hospital bill, could result in serious injury or death of this girl
-Consequences: Covered under the Carolinian Provision, so make sure you always call for help! Be a responsible bystander

4. Drugs: Begins with some sort of fake drug prop to represent the category

Drug Scenario 1: You are caught smoking
-What could go wrong: arrest or ticket, this covers drug paraphernalia
-Consequences include: $350 fine, parental notification, random drug tests, probation, essay, educational sanction through STIR

Drug Scenario 2: You're in the room when your friends are smoking, but you are not
-What could go wrong: arrest or ticket, this covers drug paraphernalia
-Consequences include: $350 fine, parental notification, random drug tests, probation, essay, educational sanction through STIR

Drug Scenario 3: You are prescribed Adderall and you give or sell it to your friend
-What could go wrong: you are considered a drug dealer!
-Consequences include: Immediate suspension

3. Plagiarism/Cheating: Begins with a Safe Assign report as a prop to represent the category

Academic Integrity Scenario 1: You forgot about a paper that's due at 8 AM, and it's 3 AM now. What should you do?
-What could go wrong (if you choose to plagiarize): suspension, probation, F in the course or for the assignment
-Why do people cheat: procrastination
-What should we do about it: determine a list to brainstorm as a group

2. Stop Performing: Begins with a care card to represent the category

Stop Performing Scenario 1: A friend on your hall begins to withdraw, stops going to class, stops seeing his friends
-What could go wrong: grades suffer, depression etc.
-Consequences: academic discipline
-Utilize the counseling center, submit a BIT report, be a good Carolinian

1. Jeopardizing Others' Safety: Begins with a photo of a gun to represent the category

Safety Scenario 1: You bring an airsoft gun into your residence hall
-What could go wrong: It looks like a real gun
-Consequences: Housing removal, suspension


Safety Scenario 2: You punch someone in your hall in the face
-What could go wrong: the school has to protect the community as a priority
-Consequences vary, although often removal from housing is highly likely.

Safety Scenario 3: Someone has sex with another person who is too intoxicated to consent
-What could go wrong: the school has to protect the community as a priority
-Consequences vary, although often removal from housing and suspension is highly likely.


Three Take-Aways
-What happens in the Student Conduct Process?
-Financial and parental repercussions from school
-Carolinian Provision

Presentation Length
50 minutes; 75 minutes;

Presenter Training
Presenters are professional staff members in the Office of Student Conduct as well as second year graduate assistants. Our graduate presenters had high marks with their presentation and made the material extremely relatable. Each member is required to observe at least one presentation in advance and then review the content with their supervisor before being scheduled. There are no undergraduate presenters for this presentation.