Community Standards

Regulations Relating to Conduct

Violations of Community Standards 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 Table of Violations and Point Range, and Table of Points and Sanctions contained in the Points System and the following Policies and Regulations.

  • Threatening and/or Endangering Behavior

    The following policies address conduct that consists of threatening and/or endangering behavior of the well-being or safety of others:

    • Sexual Misconduct Policy;
    • Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliations;
    • Hazing Policy; and
    • Policy Prohibiting Bias Acts 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 bullying.
  • 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.

  • Bias Incidents and 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.

  • Harassment

    The aggressive and hostile acts of an individual or group of individuals which are intended to humiliate, mentally, or physically injure or intimidate, and/or control another individual or group of individuals. Such aggressive and hostile acts can occur as a single, severe incident or repeated incidents and may manifest in the following forms:

    • Physical:
      • 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, or mobile phones.
  • 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 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 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 hard copy or available electronically on the College website, including, but not limited to, violation of the policies listed under Threatening and/or Endangering 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 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.
    • 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.
    • Inappropriate sharing of information used in a Conduct Code proceeding.