Student Handbook - Conduct Code


Conduct Regulations

Violations of the Student Conduct Code by a student or his/her guest subject the student to disciplinary action. Such violations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Threatening and/or Endangering Behavior: Physical abuse, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, harassment (see Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Sexual Harassment for details), verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, restraint, bullying, and/or any other behavior that threatens or endangers oneself or the well-being or safety of others, or results in personal injury to others, including hazing.
  • Abuse of Technology: Theft, misuse, or other abuse of technology facilities, technological systems, and resources belonging to the College or any individual. (See Policy on Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources.)
  • Personal Privacy Interference: Interference with the right to personal privacy of any member of the community.
  • Disorderly Conduct: Behavior which intentionally causes, or recklessly creates a risk of, disruption to the College community or local community including such acts as violent, tumultuous, or threatening behavior; unreasonably loud or belligerent behavior; obstruction of vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or any behavior which infringes on the rights, safety, and/or dignity of others.
  • Property Theft and/or Damage:  Attempted or actual theft of, unauthorized use of, and/or damage to property of the College or property of a member of the College community, or other personal or public property whether on or off College premises.
  • Vandalism: The intentional, reckless, and/or unauthorized damage to or destruction of College or personal property of another.
  • Compliance: Failure to comply with the proper requests of College officials, members of the Campus Safety Department, or emergency personnel acting in performance of their duties, and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so. In some cases “officials” may be students employed to act on behalf of the College.
  • Dishonesty: Acts of dishonesty include, but are not limited to:
    • Furnishing false information to any College official, faculty member, or office.
    • Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any College document, key, or instrument of identification.
  • Weapons and Dangerous Materials: Possession or use of any type of firearms, explosives, fireworks, or any other potentially dangerous weapon or dangerous chemicals on College premises; or use of any item, even if legally possessed, in a manner that harms, threatens, or causes fear in others. Possession or use of any item in a manner that harms, threatens, or causes fear in others.
  • Violation of Law: Violation of any local, state, or federal laws and ordinances.
  • Violation of College Policy: Violation of any policy, rule, or regulation published in hard copy or available electronically on the College website, including violation of the International Programs-Student and Parent Participant’s Agreement and conduct policies imposed by the responsible International Programs Director.
  • Abuse of the Student Conduct System or Academic Honor Code: Abuse of the Student Conduct System or Academic Honor Code includes, but is not limited to, any behavior that attempts to influence, inhibit, or interfere with the Student Conduct System or Academic Honor Code process such as:
    • Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a Student Conduct Board, Academic Honor Code Council, or administrator.
    • Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a Student Conduct or Academic Honor Code proceeding.
    • Attempting to discourage an individual from participating in, or using, the Student Conduct System or Academic Honor Code.
    • Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a Student Conduct Board or Academic Honor Code Council prior to and/or during the course of the Student Conduct or Academic Honor Code proceeding.
    • Harassment (verbal and/or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a Student Conduct Board or Academic Honor Code Council prior to, during, and/or after a Student Conduct or Academic Honor Code proceeding.
    • Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Conduct Code or Academic Honor Code. Failure to comply may result in additional sanctions which may include, but are not limited to, a hold on course registration, transcript release, or housing selection. Restrictions applied may be lifted upon completion of imposed sanctions.
    • Influencing, or attempting to influence, another person to commit an abuse of the Student Conduct System or Academic Honor Code.
    • Retaliation against any individual making a good faith report of a policy violation or for participating in, or cooperating with, the Student Conduct or Academic Honor Code process.