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Yankee outfielder and currentiy a star for
the Toronto Blue Jays. Winfield played
basketball and baseball at the University
of Minnesota, and was drafted by profes-
sional basketball, baseball and football
teams. Winfield is considered a sure bet
to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
"It's hard enough to be drafted in one
(sport), and he was drafted in all three,"
says Jeter in amazement.
Michigan's loss is New York's gain.
Jeff Idleson, the Yankees' media rela-
tions director, says that the team was
looking for a middle infielder, and Jeter
was at the top of their wish list.
Jeter, a New Jersey native and life-
long Yankees fan, didn't think he would
be picked by his favorite team. "I never
talked to any of the Yankee (scouts),"
Jeter said. "I was projected to go to
Cincinnati at No. 5. I'm real excited to
be with the Yankees."
The feeling is mutual. The Yankees
are thrilled that Jeter fell in their lap.
"Derek's made great progress," said
Mitch Luckovitz, director of minor
league operations for New York. "He's
made strides in every aspect of the

Jeter spent the summer playing for the
Yankees' minor league affiliates in
Tampa and Greensboro. Although his -
batting average was mediocre, Jeter
showed an ability to hit for power, a tal-
ent which few shortstops at any level of
the game possess.
The shortstop says that his teammates
poked fun at him for the big contract.
"They were calling me a 'bonus baby'
and all that," Jeter said. "Brien Taylor
(the Yankees' first round pick in 1991
and the recipient of a record $1.55 mil-
lion signing bonus) was asking me if
they were getting on me like they got on
him. I think he had it worse because of
the publicity he had, put they were on me
pretty good."
Despite being such a high choice,
Jeter has not been annointed 'The
Franchise'. That title belongs to Taylor.
But Taylor, Jeter and 1990 first rounder
Carl Everitt are all considered instrumen-
tal to New York's rebuilding plans.
"They talk about someday having Brien
on the mound, me at shortstop and
Everitt in centerfield," Jeter said.
Gary Denbo, Jeter's manager at
Tampa, says Jeter doesn't have the
swelled head of some other hyped-up
young players. "Derek did a good job for
us," Denbo said. "He had a very good at-

titude, he worked hard, and he responded
well to the instruction we gave him."
Jeter's story of his professional start
is quite different. "In high school, the
toughest pitcher we faced threw 70 miles
per hour. In the minors, they were throw-
ing 90. The first few games, I was just
swinging at everything. I didn't have any
idea where the ball was going."
On top of that, it was Jeter's first time
away from home, and he was, in his own
words, "very homesick. Every day I
wanted to go home."
But the comfort level will rise, and
the hitting will improve. Major League
scouts and general managers have com-
pared Jeter to Baltimore Orioles hall-of-
famer-to-be Cal Ripken, Jr. Jeter is only
18; comparing him to Ripken is like
comparing Macaulay Culkin to Marlon
Brando. It could happen, but statistics
say it's unlikely. Ripken is perhaps the
greatest shortstop in the history of the
game. New York would be happy just to
have Jeter become a solid, productive
major league player.
Yankee fans are anxiously awaiting
Jeter's arrival in the big leagues, expect-
ing him to become the next... who ex-
actly? Bobby Meacham? Since the
1950s, when Phil Rizzuto was playing
shortstop for New York, the position has

been filled by mediocre players. Only
Bucky Dent has stood out, and that is
largely due to Dent's outstanding per-
formance in the 1978 postseason. Since
Dent's retirement, the likes of Meacham
and Alvaro Espinoza have played short-
stop for the Yankees.
Still, there will be pressure on Jeter
when he arrives in New York. Denbo, for
one, thinks he can handle it. "He's a low-
key guy, and I think that will benefit
him," the manager said. "He'll be able to
deal with playing in New York."
The Yankees say they have no
timetable for Jeter. "That would be to-
tally unfair. We don't rush players,"
Luckovitz said, ignoring the fact that one
of the greatest criticisms of the Yankees
in recent years has been that the team
rushes players.
"We want him ready for New York
when he gets there, so he can stay there.
We don't have a shuttle from Columbus
(New York's AAA affiliate) to New
York," Luckovitz said, ignoring the fact
that the Yankees in recent years have
seemingly had a shuttle running from
Columbus to New York.
Whether Jeter spends most of his ca-
reer in New York or in Columbus re-
mains to be seen. But right now, the fu-
ture looks bright for Derek Jeter.




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University to protect its educational
purpose, to provide for the orderly
conduct of its activities, to protect
the victims of crime, and to
safeguard the interests of the
University community. These
disciplinary procedures used by the
University are considered part of
- its educational process and reflect
the philosophy of peer education
and evaluation. Hearings or
appeals conducted as a part of this
process are not courts of law and
they are not subject to many of the
rules of civil or criminal hearings.
Because some of the violations of
these standards are also violations
of law, students may be
accountable to both civil
authorities and to the University for
their actions. Disciplinary action at
the University will normally
proceed not withstanding any civil
or criminal proceeding.
II. Emergency Suspension
If a student's actions indicate
that his or her continued presence
on campus or participation in
University activities poses an
immine;: danger to persons or
property, the Vice President for
Student Affairs may take
emergency action through an
immediate suspension. Before, or
within 24 hours after, such
emergency suspension is imposed,
the student shall be given an
opportunity to appear before a
designee of the Vice President for
Student Affairs. At such time the
student may make a statement and
present evidence bearing on the
alleged violation. If the emergency
suspension is continued, the
student is entitled to a formal
hearing within seven (7) calendar
days or as soon as practicable after
the accused student is prepared to
participate in a hearing.
III. Filing Complaimts, Notice and
Investigation .
A. Filing a complaint
Individuals are encouraged to
file complaints when they believe
there has been a violation of this
policy. The formal mechanisms
are designed to afford due process
protection to the individuals
involved, including time to prepare
statements, but also resolve cases
in a timely manner.
Those filing complaints under
these standards should contact the
Office of the Vice President for
Student Affairs, in the Fleming
Building. A judicial advisor,
located within the Office of the
Vice President for Student Affairs,
administers the procedures and
guidelines of these standards. The
judicial advisor will consult the
Office of the General Counsel
regarding such complaints.
All complaints must be filed
within one year of the date of the
alleged offense.
B. Notice and Investigation
The judicial advisor will make
written notification within ten (10)
working days after the filing of the
complaint, as well as provide the
accused with a complete copy of
the complaint. All records and
documents to be presented to the
hearing committee will be made
available to both the accused and
complainant. The judicial advisor
will conduct a preliminary
investigation to determine if there
is sufficient evidence to proceed
with mediation or a formal hearing.
Such a review ordinarily will involve
S interviewing any complaining
witnesses and the accused, as well

member of the University
community is in serious and
continuing danger, the judicial
advisor will move the case ahead of
others to insure a timely hearing.
IV. Mediation
The University believes a strong
system of mediation of disputes will
encourage reporting and resolution
of complaints. Mediation is
appropriate when all parties
involved (accuser(s) and accused)
voluntarily agree to engage in the
mediation process. Mediation will
involve resolution of the incident,
including sanctioning when
needed. If mediation fails, the
case will be forwarded for a formal
To ensure these standards are
applied with a proper regard to
their goals andpurposes, such
mediation will occur solely through
or at the direction of the office of
the judicial advisor. Other
academic and administrative
offices may provide counseling and
support for students. These offices
include Counseling Services,
Multicultural Student
Programming, the Ombudsman,
the Center for the Education of
Women, the Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center,
the Department of Public Safety,
Services for Students with
Disabilities, the Lesbian and Gay
Male Programs Office, and faculty
and staff within the schools and
V. Formal Hearing
The hearing board will consist of
six students. At the beginning of
each academic year, students will
be randomly selected from the
student body to serve as potential
hearing panelists until a pool of 50
eligible students is obtained.
Selected students may be excused
by the judicial advisor if service
could cause undue hardship. The
hearing will be chaired by a faculty
or staff member drawn from a
panel selected by the Student
Relations Committee of Senate
Advisory Committee on University
Affairs. The chair conducts the
hearing and is a non-voting
member of the committee. The
chair selects a hearing committee
by lot from the eligible pool of
panelists. The judicial advisor shall
provide appropriate training for the
faculty and student panel in due
process and questioning
techniques prior to being assigned
to a hearing committee.
The chair shall ensure that
panelists are both dedicated to
their duty as well as unbiased. The
chair's selections may be reviewed
by both the complainant and the
accused. The complainant or the
accused may challenge a
committee member or the chair
based on bias or other cause. The
committee member shall be
disqualified if the chair determines
that the challenge is justified. The
chair shall be disqualified if the
Vice President for Student Affairs
determines that the challenge is
The chair may consult with the
General Counsel's office before,
during, and after the hearing
regaiding procedural matters. The
judicial advisor is responsible for
sending the complete report of the
investigation to the hearing com-
mittee, and may be called as a
witness. The accused retains the
right to confront all witnesses and
the accused, complainant, and
panelists may question witnesses.
Either the complainant or the
accused may offer sworn affidavits

disorders may have a non-attorney
member of the University
community speak for them. The
accused must be informed of his or
her right to remain silent, and may
not be compelled to be a witness
against himself or herself.
Committee deliberations will be in
private. The chair will
communicate in writing the results
of the hearing to the accused and
to the complainant. The letter
communicating the results of the
hearing will include a separate
finding of facts in the case and how
the facts were applied.
If all members of the committee
determine, by clear and convincing
evidence, that the accused student
has violated the policy, they will
come to consensus on an
appropriate sanction. The finding
and sanction of the hearing
committee will be communicated
to the Vice President for Student
Affairs who will enforce the
VI. Alternate Hearing Process
The accused student may waive
a full board hearing and request an
administrative hearing. These
hearings are conducted by hearing
officers appointed by the Vice
President for Student Affairs.
Administrative hearings will be
used during the summer when
student board members and
faculty chairs are unavailable. An
accused student has the option of
delaying his or her hearing until
the fall term, unless delaying the
hearing causes imminent danger to
persons or property.
VII. Appeals
A. Procedure
If the accused student disputes
the finding of the hearing
committee or the administrative
hearing officer, or the
recommended sanction, he or she
may appeal the decision. Such an
appeal must be submitted in
writing to the Vice President for
Student Affairs within ten (10) class
days after the notice of the decision
of the hearing panel. Upon
petition, this time line may be
extended. The appeal statement
should contain the grounds for the
appeal. Appeals will be limited to
a review of the record of the
hearing, written statements
submitted by parties and any new
evidence. The Vice President will
forward the student's letter of
appeal and all records of the
investigation and hearing to the
appeals board. The student may
challenge any member of the
appeals board for bias. The board
member shall be disqualified if the
Vice President for Student Affairs
determines that the challenge is
B. Grounds
Grounds for the appeal are
limited to:
1. the procedures described in
this policy were not followed
2. the decision was not
supported by the evidence
presented at the hearing
3. the sanction was not
appropriate for the violation
4. new evidence is available that
was not reasonably available at the
time of the hearing.
C. Appeals Board
The Appeals Board is composed
of three members who are to serve
for the academic year and hear all
appeals. They are appointed as
1.wa student who is elected from
and by the 50 students comprising
the hearing panel
2. a faculty member who is
anpointed by SACUA

may take any of the following
1. affirm the original decision
concerning the violation of the
2. affirm the original decision
concerning the disciplinary
sanction imposed
3. reverse the original
decision concerning the violation of
the policy and direct that the
complaint be dismissed
4. reverse the original
decision concerning the violation of
the policy and direct that a new
hearing be held before a new
hearing board
5. set aside the original
decision concerning the sanction
and impose a different sanction.
The Appeals Board may not
impose a greater sanction than the
Hearing Committee.
The appeals board will notify the
Vice President for Student Affairs
in writing of its decision, who will
communicate the decision to the
E. Further Appeals
The student who filed the appeal
may not make any further appeal
from this decision. An exception to
this rule can be made when a
student has been tried in a civil or
criminal court for the incident
which resulted in a campus hearing
and has been found not guilty in
criminal court or has a decision in
his/her favor in civil court. In this
situation, a student may petition
for an appeal before an Appeals
Board, regardless of earlier appeals
or length of time since the hearing
committee's decision.
VIII. Records
Detailedrrecords will be
maintained by the judicial advisor
about any actions undertaken
under the policy. Accordingly,
records will be maintained by the
judicial officer of formal
complaints, hearings, mediations,
resolutions, findings, sanctions,
and appeals. Two sets of records of
these data will be maintained, an
expunged version for public review
and a confidential version for
permanent records.
Confidentiality of the records will
be maintained to the extent
required by law, including the
Family Education Rights and
Privacy Act. Records will be
maintained in such as way that
data on violations of this policy are
easily available to the public. The
judicial advisor will annually
compile and release detailed
statistics and examples of the
administration and enforcement of
the policy. However, some data
may not be releasable if the
identity of individuals involved
would be revealed.
IX. Sanctions
Hearing panels should fashion
sanctions commensurate with the
offending conduct. Because
education may be the most
effective and appropriate means of
addressing behavior that violates
these standards in a University
community, the University
encourages hearing panels to
design sanctions which include an
educational element. One purpose
of the sanctions is to help students
understand their behavior in the
context of this academic
community. It is inappropriate for
the University to try to change
student's convictions; however, it
remains appropriate for the
University to ask a student to
change behavior. Sanctions should
be designed to deter the student
from behaviors which harm,
intimidate, harass, or threaten

University community, whether the
student has violated the standards
in the past, and whether sanctions
such as education and community
service are likely to change the
student's conduct. The most
severe sanctions, suspension from
the University and expulsion,
should be imposed only in very
serious cases, including the willful
failure to comply with a lesser
sanction. The range of potential
sanctions is as follows:
A. For any offense
1. Formal Reprimand: The
individual receives a formal
reprimand for violating the
standards of behavior and a
warning that future violations will
be dealt with more harshly.
2. Community Service: The
individual performs an appropriate
amount of public service that is
both beneficial to the community
and likely to assist the individual in
understanding the harm caused by
his or her conduct.
3. Class Attendance: The
individual enrolls in and completes
a class that helps the person
understand why the standards
prohibit the conduct involved.
4. Restitution: The individual
makes restitution to the victim for
actual loss.
5. University Housing Transfer
or Removal: The individual is
transferred to a another room or
housing unit, or is removed from
University housing entirely.
Additional policies identifying
responsibilities of students living in
University Housing are available in
the document Guidelines For
Community Living. he
disciplinary process and sanctions
described in that document may
be applied as appropriate.
6. Suspension from Specific
Courses or Activities: The
individual is removed from a
course or activity; or the individual
is moved to a different section of a
7. Combined Sanctions: A
combination of the sanctions
described above may be imposed.
B. For offenses which are violent,
dangerous, repeated, or a willful
failure to comply with a lessor
8. Suspension: The individual is
suspended from the University for
a defined period of time. When a
student is suspended during a
term, his or her tuition is forfeited.
The Vice-President for Student
Affairs shall consult with the dean,
chair, or director in the unit in
which the student is enrolled
before suspension is imposed.
9. Expulsion: The individual is
expelled from the University.
When a student is expelled during
a term, his or her tuition is
forfeited. The Vice-President for
Student Affairs shall consult with
the dean, chair, or director in the
unit in which the student is
enrolled before expulsion is
The sanctions imposed under
these standards do not diminish or
replace the penalties available
under generally applicable civil r
criminal laws. Students are
reminded that many violations of
the standards, including
harassment and other
discriminatory behavior, may
violate various state and federal
X. Amendments
A. Proposal"
Amendments to the Statement
of Student Rights and
Responsibilities can be proposed
by the Michigan Student
n,.* -.,i.. cC(TA e v X~ifV

The Panel shall hold at least one
public hearing on the proposed
amendments. A fter the public
hearing the Panel shall convene a
meeting to determine by majority
vote whether to approve a
proposed amendment. The Panel
may modify a proposed
amendment at this time. During
the public hearings and this
meeting, at least 26 student panel
members must be present. If less
than 26 student members are
present, no action may be taken. If
the Panel votes to approve a
proposed amendment it will be
forwarded to the Board of Regents
through the Vice Idresident for
Student Affairs.
C. Approval, Limitation and
This is the only procedure by
which faculty, staff, or students can
make amendments to the
Statement of Student Rights and
Responsibilities not required by
law. If an amendment is required
by law, it can be unilaterally
enacted by the Board of Regents.
The Regents of the University of
Michigan may reject any
amendment approved by this
procedure. The Regents may
propose and enact amendments
without following this procedure.
A. Education and Prevention
The prevention of behavior that
violates these standards and the
establishment of effective
procedures with due concern for all
parties require a thoughtful
educational program.:,
1. The University will provide
resources and time for the
prevention of, and education about
conduct that violates these
standards. The University will
provide information to deans,
student affairs staff, chairs, and
directors in each unit concerning:
(a) student rights and
responsibilities under this policy;
(b) how complaints are filed; (c)
summaries of cases; and (d)
sources of support and information
for victims and respondents.
2. Deans and heads of major
administrative units are strongly
encouraged to discuss these
standards at meetings of faculty,
staff, and teaching assistants. In
addition, the deans and heads of
major administrative units are
urged to examine practices and
behavior within their own units that
may be inequitable or unjust to
3. Training programs for
residential advisors, those who
meet students in crisis situations,
and others serving in an advising
capacity to students, will include
training about referrals, resources,
and methods for handling conduct
covered by this policy.
4. The Office of Student Affairs
will develop an overall educational
program for students dealing with
issues covered in this statement
and will provide information,
definition, support, identification of
resources, and exploration of
behavioral alternatives.
Educational programs will be
directed toward, but not restricted
to, new undergraduate and
graduate/professional students.
5. The University will publish
annually this statement and the
procedures, including the
resources available to advise,
counsel, and assist in the
mediation or reporting of violations

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