Student Code of Conduct
Students are required to engage in responsible social conduct that reflects credit upon the University community and to model good citizenship in any community. Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct is subject to disciplinary action and review and possible sanctions:
Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:
Furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member, or office.
Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification.
Physical harm, verbal harm, threats, intimidation, harassment, sexual misconduct, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
Attempt of 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. Theft includes, but is not limited to:
Use of another’s Student ID card for the dining hall or to gain unauthorized entrance to a residence hall or campus activity, unauthorized use of another’s Student ID card in regard to the declining balance program, or any other unauthorized use of a Student ID card.
Forgery to obtain products, services, or monetary gain via another’s checks.
Knowingly possessing stolen property.
Hazing, which is a broad term encompassing any action or activity which does not contribute to the positive development of a person, or which inflicts or intends to cause mental or bodily harm or anxieties, or which may demean, degrade, or disgrace any person.
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 to any University premises or unauthorized entry to or use of University premises.
Intentionally, negligently or recklessly initiating or causing to be initiated any false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergency.
Soliciting or offering funds or favors to obtain or furnish unauthorized information or material.
Knowingly, freely, or negligently allowing violations of University rules and regulations to take place.
Violation of any federal, state or local law.
Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of illegal drugs.
Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or public intoxication. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstance, be used by, possessed by or distributed to any person under twenty-one (21) years of age.
Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on University premises or use of any such item, even if legally possessed, in a manner that harms, threatens or causes fear to others.
Disruption of any activity occurring on campus or participating in an on-campus or off-campus demonstration, riot or activity that disrupts the normal operations of the University and/or community; leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or area.
Conduct that is disorderly or indecent; breach of peace; or aiding or abetting another person to breach the peace on University premises or at functions sponsored by, or participated in by, the University or members of the academic community. Disorderly conduct includes but is not limited to: Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on University premises without the person’s prior knowledge, or without the person’s effective consent when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes but is not limited to, surreptitiously taking pictures of another person in a gym, locker room, restroom, or other locations.
Manipulation of the Disciplinary Review System, including but not limited to:
Failure to obey the notice from a University official or Conduct Committee to appear for a meeting as part of the Disciplinary Review Process.
Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information during the Disciplinary Review Process.
Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a Disciplinary Review proceeding.
Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participating in, or use of, the Disciplinary Review System.
Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of the Disciplinary Review System prior to, and/or during the course of, the Disciplinary Review proceeding.
Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation to any professional or a member of a Conduct Committee prior to, during, and/or after a Disciplinary Review proceeding.
Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the Disciplinary Review System.
Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Disciplinary Review System.