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The following examples of prohibited conduct are defined by the University to be
unacceptable. Being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol does not diminish
or excuse a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. The list should not be viewed
as all inclusive or exhaustive. Further, the University expects its students to exhibit a
higher standard of conduct than the minimum needed to avoid discipline.
Aiding and Abetting
Assisting, hiring, or encouraging another person to
engage in a Code violation.
A student shall not, through act or omission, assist another
student, individual, or group in committing or attempting to commit a violation
of this Code of Conduct. A student who has knowledge of another committing or
attempting to commit a violation of the Code of Conduct is required to remove
him or herself from the situation and failure to do so when reasonable under the
circumstances may be the basis for a violation of this policy.
Destruction of Property
Intentionally or recklessly damaging,
destroying, defacing, or tampering with University property or the property of any
person or business on campus.
Intentional discrimination against a person or group of
people on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran
status, or sexual orientation except where such distinction is allowed by law.
Obstructing or interfering with University
functions or any University activity. Disturbing the peace and good order of the
University by, among other things; fighting, quarreling, and disruptive behavior or
excessive noise, including but not limited to, a disruption by the use of all types of
cameras, electronic tablets, cell phones, and/or communication devices.
Disruptive Classroom Conduct
Disruptive classroom conduct means
engaging in behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor’s
ability to teach or student learning. The classroom extends to any setting where a
student is engaged in work toward academic credit or satisfaction of program-based
requirements or related activities.
Failure to Appear
Failing to appear at the request of any Hearing Officer
or failure to schedule an appearance with a Hearing Officer as directed by University
police or any other University official.
Failure to Comply or Identify
Failure to comply with directions
of University officials, police, or any other law enforcement officers acting in the
performance of their duties, or failing to identify oneself to these persons when
requested to do so.
Failure to Report or Respond
Failure to report or respond as directed
by the Dean of Students or designee on any matter including, but not limited to, a