Code of Student Conduct
Standards of Conduct
These standards of conduct are established to promote an environment conducive to intellectual and personal development. Behavior that violates College standards of conduct listed here and elsewhere will be subject to disciplinary action through the appropriate judicial process. If it is determined that a group is responsible for a violation, either by direct involvement or by condoning, encouraging or covering up the violation, appropriate action will be taken with respect to the group as well as to the individuals involved. Prohibited student actions include, but are not limited to:
- Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion and/or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health and safety of any person.
- Sexual harassment or assault. Complaints are handled by the Harassment Grievance Board.
- Attempted or actual theft of property or services; willful possession of stolen property.
- Attempted or actual destruction of personal or College property.
- Conduct that is disruptive, lewd or indecent.
- Illegal use, possession or distribution of any controlled substance, illegal drug, or drug paraphernalia in violation of the College's policy on illegal drugs.
- Use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by the law and College policies.
- Tampering with fire safety equipment or intentionally activating a false fire alarm.
- Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, illegal fireworks or other weapons in violation of the College's policy on weapons and fireworks.
- Hazing, as defined in the College's hazing policy.
- Willful presence in an area where a violation is occurring.
- Falsification or misuse of any document, record or instrument of identification.
- Failure to comply with the request of College officials acting in performance of their duties; failure to identify oneself to a College official when requested to do so; knowingly furnishing false information to a College official.
- Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any College premises or unauthorized entry to or use of College premises.
- Intentionally interfering with the freedom of expression of others.
- Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on the College premises or at College sponsored or supervised functions.
- Computer abuse as defined in the College's computer abuse policy.
- Violation of published College policies, rules or regulations.
- Violation of any federal, state or local law that has a negative impact on the College or members of the College community.
- Abuse of the Judicial Process, including but not limited to perjury or obstruction of an investigation; falsification, misrepresentation or distortion of information before a judicial body; harassment and/or intimidation of a member of a judicial body or any participant prior to, during and/or after a judicial proceeding; failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed through the judicial process.