Community Standards

Regulations Relating to Conduct

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

  • Aiding and Abetting

    Helping or encouraging another person to engage in violations of College policy or being in the presence of policy violations.

  • 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.)

  • Bullying, Threatening, and/or Abusive Behavior

    Engaging in, or threatening to engage in, behavior(s) that, by virtue of their intensity, repetitiveness, or otherwise, endanger or compromise the health, safety or well-being of oneself, another person, or the general College community, or that disrupt the effective continuation of the academic/educational process for individual students or for the general College community.

    This includes, but is not limited to, threatening, tormenting, mocking, intimidating, maliciously or inappropriately ridiculing another’s work or comments beyond the scope of scholarly inquiry, and exploiting known psychological or physical vulnerabilities or impairment, including, but not limited to:

    • Abusive behavior toward a College employee or agent acting in performance of their duties.
    • Physical violence, actual or threatened, against any individual or group of persons. Includes pushing, shoving, kicking, poking, and/or tripping another person; assaulting or threatening a physical assault; damaging a person’s work area or personal property; and/or damaging or destroying a person’s work product.
    • Verbal/Written: Includes ridiculing, insulting, instigating, spreading rumors about, or maligning a person either verbally or in writing; addressing abusive, threatening, derogatory, or offensive remarks to a person; and/or attempting to exploit an individual's known intellectual or physical vulnerabilities.
    • Nonverbal: Includes directing threatening gestures toward a person or invading personal space after being asked to move, leave the space, or step away.
    • “Cyber”: Defined as bullying an individual using any electronic form including, but not limited to the Internet, interactive and digital technologies, social media, or mobile phones.
    • Unjustified abuse, neglect, or violence toward an animal.
  • Guests

    The host student or student organization assumes responsibility for the guest’s conduct. In addition to the disciplinary action to which the host student or student organization may be subject for violation of the College’s Conduct Code, the host student or student organization may be subject to disciplinary sanctions arising from the conduct of their guests. In cases where the information is known, the home institution and/or the guardian of the guest will be notified.

  • Bias Incidents & Hate Crimes

    A Bias Incident is conduct that adversely and unfairly targets an individual or group because of prejudice against that individual’s or group’s actual or perceived identity. Some Bias Incidents may rise to the level of a Hate Crime. (See the Policy Prohibiting Bias Acts.)

  • Personal Privacy Interference

    Interference with the right to personal privacy of any member of the community.

  • Disorderly Conduct

    Behavior that intentionally causes or recklessly creates a risk of disruption to the College community or local community. These include such acts as violent, tumultuous, or threatening behavior; unreasonably loud or belligerent behavior; obstruction of vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or any behavior that 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, property of a member of the College community, or other personal or public property whether on or off College premises.

  • Vandalism

    The intentional, reckless damage to or destruction of College property or the personal property of another.

  • Compliance

    Failure to comply with the proper requests of College officials, members of the Campus Safety Department, or emergency personnel performing 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 & Dangerous Materials

    Possession or use of any type of firearm, explosive, fireworks, live ammunition, 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.

  • 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 hardcopy or available electronically on the College website, including, but not limited to, violation of the policies listed under Bullying, Threatening, and/or Abusive Behavior (above), the International Programs-Student and Parent Participant’s Agreement and Conduct Policies imposed by the responsible International Programs Director, and the Greek Recognition Policy.

  • Abuse of the Student Conduct System or Academic Honor Code

    Abuse of the StudentConduct 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 ConductBoard, Academic Honor Code Council, or administrator.
    • Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a Student Conduct or AcademicHonor Code proceeding.
    • Attempting to discourage an individual from participating in, or using, the Student ConductSystem or Academic Honor Code.
    • Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a Student Conduct Board orAcademic Honor Code Council prior to and/or during the course of the Student Conductor Academic Honor Code proceeding.
    • Harassment (verbal and/or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a Student ConductBoard or Academic Honor Code Council prior to, during, and/or after a Student Conductor Academic Honor Code proceeding.
    • Influencing, or attempting to influence, another person to commit an abuse of the StudentConduct 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.
    • Inappropriate sharing of information used in a Conduct Code proceeding.