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Terms of Service

Terms of Service

1. Access:

a. The Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW) Student Government’s purpose is to serve students of the University of Wyoming. Therefore, access to the WyoVocal platform will be limited to currently enrolled students at the University of Wyoming.

                     i. The credit hour threshold to be granted access to the WyoVocal platform will be one (1) credit hour.

                     ii. Faculty and/or Staff, unless enrolled as a student, will not be granted access to the WyoVocal platform.

               b. Towards the end of each spring semester, WyoVocal will no longer be operational once a new ASUW Student Government’s term in office begins. WyoVocal operations will once again commence at start of the                          following fall semester. 

2. Usage:

a. Students of the University of Wyoming can submit any issue they find relevant on campus to the WyoVocal platform.

i. The ASUW Student Government will perform minimal research in order to determine if a submitted issue is a feasible and/or appropriate task in which the ASUW Student Government can make a positive change within.

1. If a submitted issue is deemed to be an unfeasible and/or inappropriate task in which the ASUW Student Government cannot make a positive change within, the ASUW Student Government will:

a. Update the statue of the issue as closed with an explanation of why or how the issue in not within the limits of the ASUW Student Government, as well as an invitation for students to contact the ASUW Student Government directly with any questions or concerns students might have.

i. Students who submitted the issue, as well as those who voted on the issue will be automatically emailed the issue’s status update.

b. Monitor comments within the closed issue in order to:

 i. Update the status of the issue to answer any pertinent questions raised by students so they are continually educated on the reasoning behind the decision to decline the issue.

1. If answers cannot be easily explained, or confusion ensues from previous status updates, the ASUW Student Conferment will invite students to a one-on-one meeting in order to properly articulate and explain such answers.

2. If a submitted issue is deemed to be a feasible and/or appropriate task in which the ASUW Student Government can make a positive change within, the ASUW Student Government will:

a. Merge any issue which relates to another issue and update the status of the merged issues with an explanation of why the issues were merged, as well as an invitation for students to contact the ASUW Student Government directly with any questions or concerns they may have.

i. Students who submitted the issues, as well as those who voted on the issues will be automatically emailed the merged issue’s status update.

b. Monitor comments within the issue in order to:  

i. Update the status of the issue to answer any pertinent questions raised by students.

1. If answers cannot be easily explained, or confusion ensues from previous status updates, the ASUW Student Government will invite students to a one-on-one meeting in order to properly articulate and explain such answers.

3. Expectations:

a. The ASUW Student Government expects all students who use the WyoVocal platform to assist in its endeavor of creating a safe environment for all users of the WyoVocal platform.

b. The ASUW Student Government will never publish the voting records of individual students using the WyoVocal platform, but will hold students accountable to the language they use in their submitted issues and comments within an issue’s thread.

i. The ASUW Student Government will monitor the language used within a submitted issue and comments within an issue’s thread for hateful and/or harmful speech.

1. Though the WyoVocal platform has a natural profanity filter which automatically deletes any issue submitted or comment within an issue’s thread containing inappropriate language, hateful and/or harmful speak will also not be allowed.

a. Any language used within a submitted issue or comment within an issue’s thread attacking or marginalizing an individual’s personal identity or experience and/or a group identity or experience, subsequently creating an unsafe environment for all individuals using the WyoVocal platform, will be deemed as hateful and/or harmful speech.

2. Any language within a submitted issue or comment within an issue’s thread containing hateful and/or harmful speech will be immediately deleted.

a. Students whose submitted issue or comment within an issue’s thread have been deleted will be sent an email detailing specific submitted issue or comment within an issue’s thread which have been deleted, an explanation of why such action was taken, and a warning of potential sanctions for continual infractions of hateful and/or harmful speech.

i. The ASUW President, ASUW Vice President, and Assistant Dean of Students for Leadership Development will be included on any such email.

ii. If a particular student has continual infractions of hateful and/or harmful speech, sanctions can be placed upon said student at the discretion of the ASUW Executive Branch.

iii. Possible sanctions against students who have continual infractions of hateful and/or harmful speech could be, but are not limited to:

1. Suspension from the WyoVocal platform for a time period deemed appropriate;

2. Complete ban from current and future use of the WyoVocal platform; and/or

3. Information brought to the University of Wyoming’s Dean of Student’s Office for potential Student Code of Conduct violations.

3. Language within a submitted issue or comment within an issue’s thread used to criticize the ASUW Student Government will not be deleted, unless it attacks or marginalizes an individual’s personal identity or experience and/or a group identity or experience. 

4. Further Development of Submitted Issues:

a. Once the vote threshold minimum (400 votes) has been reached for any submitted issue, the ASUW Student Government will:

i. Perform basic research on the issue to determine a recommendation for which ASUW Legislative Committee or Executive Branch designee should be tasked with further research and development on the issue.

ii. Meet with the ASUW President and ASUW Vice President to finalize which ASUW Legislative Committee or Executive Branch designee should be tasked with further research and development on the issue.

iii. Update the status of the submitted issue with the contact information for which ASUW Legislative Committee or Executive Branch designee has been tasked with further research and development on the issue.

1. Students who submitted the issue, as well as those who voted on the issue, will be automatically emailed the issue’s status update.

iv. Continue to update the status of the issue periodically with the progress the assigned ASUW Committee or Executive Branch designee has made on the issue.

b. If the vote threshold minimum (400 votes) is not reached for any submitted issue within a 100 day time period of the original date the issue was submitted, the ASUW Student Government will:

i. Update the status of the issue as closed with an explanation of why the issue is being closed.

1. Students who submitted the issue, as well as those who voted on the issue will be automatically emailed the issue’s status update.

ii. Monitor comments within the closed issue in order to:

1. Update the status of the issue to answer any pertinent questions raised by students so they are continually educated on the reasoning behind the decision to decline the issue.

a. If answers cannot be easily explained, or confusion ensues from previous status updates, invite students to a one-on-one meeting in order to properly articulate and explain such answers.

5. Changes to Terms of Service:

a. The ASUW Student Government reserves the right to change any aspect of the WyoVocal Terms of Service at any point, for any reason.

i. The ASUW Student Government will keep the WyoVocal Terms of Service on the ASUW website for open access and update any changes in a timely manner to inform users of such changes. 


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