Student Code of Conduct

Specific violations of the student code of conduct include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:
    1. Furnishing false information to any university official, faculty member, or office.
    2. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any university document, record, or instrument of identification.
  2. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, administration, disciplinary proceedings, other university activities or of other authorized non-university activities.
  3. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, bullying, harassment, coercion, and/or other conduct, regardless of medium, which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any university premises or unauthorized entry to or use of university premises.
  7. Violation of any university policy, rule, or regulation published in hard copy or available electronically on the university website.
  8. Violation of any federal, state or local law.
  9. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances except as expressly permitted by law.
  10. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages, or public intoxication.
  11. 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.
  12. Participating in a demonstration, riot or activity that disrupts the normal operations of the university and/or infringes on the rights of other members of the university community; leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any university building or area.
  13. Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on university premises or at university sponsored or supervised functions.
  14. Conduct that is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on university premises or at functions sponsored by, or participated in by, the university 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 his/her prior knowledge, or without his/her effective consent when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress.
  15. Disrespectful behavior includes behavior designed to harass, threaten, or embarrass others.  Students may not communicate content in any medium that could reasonably be construed as offensive, threatening or discriminatory.  At all times, students are expected to behave appropriately, respectfully and courteously in communications with other students and university faculty, staff, and administrators.
  16. Theft or other abuse of computer facilities and resources, including but not limited to:
    1. Unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.
    2. Unauthorized transfer of a file.
    3. Use of another individual's identification and/or password.
    4. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or university official.
    5. Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages.
    6. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with normal operation of the university computing system.
    7. Use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws.
    8. Any violation of the university’s Internet, Netiquette, and Prohibited Use policies.