May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Policy


SEARK College values the safety, security, and privacy of our community. The personal use of any unmanned aerial vehicle (i.e, drones) is prohibited on campus unless approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs (or his/her designee); commercial use by the Vice President for Academic Affairs (or his/her designee) for marketing and communication projects. Approval must be obtained two (2) weeks prior to the event in order to implement security measures. Any individual found in violation may be fined pursuant to Arkansas law, in addition to other sanctions deemed appropriate by proper authorities. Any operator of a UAS must also follow all applicable state and federal laws pertaining to such operation. Detailed information regarding federal regulations on the use of UAS is available on the Federal Aviation Administration website at www.faa.gov/uas/. Further, any operator of an unauthorized UAS will be held responsible for any injuries or damage caused by the UAS. Students accused of violating the Student Code of Conduct are guaranteed due process through a prescribed set of administrative procedures. Violations of the code are adjudicated in an informal meeting, or an appeal hearing conducted by an academic Dean or the Student Advocate Appeals Office. The college, through the Counseling Offices, may require a student to obtain a release to return to campus and classes from a mental health professional or a medical health professional.

An informal hearing is a meeting between the accuser, the accused and the Academic Dean or the Vice President for Student Affairs, who conducts a hearing whenever the involved parties voluntarily agree to attempt resolution of a complaint. The hearing may result in the accused student receiving sanctions or disciplinary action. If a resolution is not agreed upon, the case is referred to the Vice President for Student Affairs, who makes a final determination.

This may include a directive from SEARK’s Counseling Offices to obtain a return to campus and class release from a mental health professional