[Code of Student Conduct]
ARTICLE III: PROSCRIBED CONDUCT
Any student found to have committed the following acts of misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Article V:
Offenses Against the University Community
- Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:
a) Furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member, or office.
b) Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification.
c) Tampering with the election of any University-recognized student organization.
- Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other University activities, including its public-service functions, whether on or off-campus, and other authorized non-University activities which occur on University premises.
- Failure to comply with directions of University officials or law enforcement officials acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
- Violation of published University policies, rules or regulations, including, without limitation, the Social Event Alcohol Policy, parking and traffic regulations, etc.
Offenses Against Persons
- Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, stalking, intimidation, harassment, sexual misconduct, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person. This paragraph is intended to include any contact or communication which threatens, harasses, or injures a person.
- Hazing, defined as an act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, a group or organization.
Offenses Against Property
- 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.
- Unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of keys to any University premises or unauthorized entry to or use of University premises.
- Theft or other abuse of computer time, including but not limited to:
a) Unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.
b) Unauthorized transfer of a file.
c) Unauthorized use of another individual's identification and password.
d) Use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member, or University official.
e) Use of computing facilities to send obscene or abusive messages.
f) Use of computing facilities to interfere with normal operation of the University computing system.
- Damage to or littering on public grounds of the University, including driving motor vehicles on lawns or grounds of University property, without prior authorization from the appropriate University official.
Offenses Disrupting Order or Disregarding Health and Safety
- Use, possession, or distribution of narcotic or other controlled substances except as expressly permitted by law.
- Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by the law and University regulations, or public intoxication.
- Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on University premises.
- Participation in a campus demonstration which disrupts the normal operations of the University and infringes on the rights of other members of the University community; leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or area; and intentional obstruction which unreasonably interferes with freedom of movement, either pedestrian or vehicular, on campus.
- Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on University premises or at University-sponsored or supervised functions.
- Conduct which 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.
- Violation of federal, state, or local law on University-premises or at University sponsored or supervised activities.
- Entering false fire alarms or bomb threats and/or tampering with fire extinguishers, alarms, or other safety equipment.
- Violation of traffic and parking rules and regulations, including, but not limited to:
a) Repeated or flagrant violations of the rules as set forth in University Traffic and Parking Regulations.
b) Tampering with, removal of, or theft of wheel locks, barricades, traffic cones, or traffic control devices.
- Violation of federal, state, or local law off University premises and not related to University sponsored or supervised activities which adversely affects the University community and/or the pursuit of its objectives. The decision to pursue disciplinary action under this provision is that of the vice president for student affairs or a designee.
- a. The operation of any form of gambling business or any activity sponsored by an organization identified as an approved University organization unless specifically approved by the Office of the Dean of Students. Any student or group of students who accepts or manages a large number of wagers or who provides the mechanisms for wagering or for playing games of chance for profit will be presumed to be operating a gambling business.
b. Facilitating or encouraging gambling by a student athlete or seeking or encouraging a student athlete to provide information or advice regarding competitions in which he or she will participate.
Abuse of the Judicial System
- Failure to obey the summons of a judicial body or University official.
- Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a judicial body.
- Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a judicial proceeding.
- Institution of a judicial proceeding knowingly without cause.
- Attempting to discourage an individual's proper participation in, or use of, the judicial system.
- Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a judicial body prior to, and/or during the course of, the judicial proceeding.
- Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a judicial body prior to, during, and/or after a judicial proceeding.
- Failure to comply with sanction(s) imposed under the Code of Student Conduct.
- Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the judicial system.
- Any other act which is intended to or has the effect of delaying or interfering with the orderly operation of the judicial process.