Conduct Rules and Regulations
Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Article VII, sub-section B. The Student Code of Conduct prohibits the following behaviors (found on page 48 in the student handbook):
- Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following
(a) Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty.
(b) Furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member, or office.
(c) Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification.
- Disruption or obstruction of classes, seminars, research projects, administration, or activities of the University willfully, or through careless disregard of the rights of others.
- Violation of the University’s: “Title IX Sexual Harassment” and “Community Standards Sexual Misconduct” Policy and Procedures.”
- Actual or threatened physical assault, or physical abuse or injury to persons. Threatened physical assault/abuse includes, but is not limited to, intimidation and/or conduct which threatens or endangers the physical health or safety of any person or group. Physical assault/abuse includes, but is not limited to, hitting, kicking, slapping, punching, pushing, and/or spitting on another person or persons.
- Threatening harm or criminal activity against persons or property.
- Harassment and/or abusive behavior toward persons. This includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Intimidation, invasion of privacy, verbal abuse, or any conduct constituting harassment, abuse or threats to the well-being of a person or group, including, but not limited to, communication via electronic means.
(b) Harassment and/or intimidation of persons involved in a campus disciplinary hearing, or of persons of authority who are in the process of discharging their responsibilities.
- Behavior which is disorderly or which unnecessarily infringes on the rights of individuals or groups. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome physical contact, and/or disorderly conduct which is unreasonable for the area, time, or manner in which it occurs.
- Violation of the Controlled Substance/Drug Policy.
- Violation of the Alcohol Policy.
- Behavior or activities committed intentionally, recklessly, or negligently that either cause physical harm or endanger the health or safety of any person. This includes, but is not limited to: arson, tampering/damaging or misusing fire equipment, exit signs, defibrillators, striking others, creating a hazard, intoxication, and other behavior which does, or could, result in harm.
- Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to property of the University or property of a member of the University community or other personal or public property, on or off campus.
- Violation of the Hazing Policy.
- Failure to comply with directions of University officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
- Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys/University ID card to any University premises or unauthorized entry to or use of University premises.
- Unauthorized presence or entry in a University facility or University related premises, and/or the unauthorized attempted entry into a University facility or University-related premises.
- False reporting of an emergency including, but not limited to, activating a fire alarm without evidence of fire and/or false report of a bomb, fire, or other emergency.
- Illegal gambling or betting in any form.
- Unauthorized use or possession of keys or access cards. No one may use or possess any University key without authorization by a University staff member. No student is allowed to duplicate a University key or be in possession of more than one access card.
- Failure to report a violation of the Student Code of Conduct by a student who has witnessed the offense or has reason to believe that an offense has been committed. Students have an obligation to report or discuss such violations with the appropriate staff or administrator in a timely manner. Students, however, are not obligated to testify against themselves.
- Violation of the Weapons Guidelines, as described in The Source.
- Rioting, or aiding, abetting, conspiring, encouraging, or participating in a riot.
- Falsification. Knowingly furnishing or possessing false, falsified or forged materials, documents, accounts, records, identification or financial instruments. Falsification may include, but is not limited to: knowingly making false statements to any University staff member in performance of his/her duties, use or possession of a false ID card or, by falsely identifying oneself as a University staff member.
- Unauthorized use of the name or insignia of the University by individuals or groups.
- Misuse of University documents. Including but not limited to: forging, transferring, altering, or otherwise misusing any student fee card, identification card, course registration material, schedule card, other University identification, academic record, or any other document or record.
- Use or attempted use of University property or services in a manner inconsistent with their designated purpose.
- Public Exposure - deliberately and publicly exposing one’s intimate body parts, public urination, defecation, and public sex acts.
- Violation of any student conduct code regulation while on disciplinary probation; or, failure to comply with any of the restrictions, conditions, or terms of any sanction resulting from a previously held disciplinary hearing.
- Violation of the Responsible Technology Use Policy.
- Discriminatory behavior based upon race, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, or veteran status directed toward an individual and/or group of people.
- Students are required to engage in responsible social conduct that reflects credit upon the University community and to model good citizenship in any community.
- Violation of rules, regulations, or policies published in The Source, including but not limited to Residential Life policies.
- Retaliatory behavior is prohibited. Any intimidating or threatening actions, harassment, making false statements about another person in print or verbally with intent to harm their reputation, or physical harm against an individual who is:
(a) reporting a violation of the Student Code of Conduct;
(b) assisting someone with reporting a violation; or
(c) participating in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a violation.
- Violation of University publications, postings, agreements, or notices, where the violation in question is not otherwise proscribed in this Article.
- Any behavior which is prohibited by local ordinance or by state or federal law that also interferes with aims, purposes, activities, and responsibilities of the University and is not otherwise proscribed in this Article.