General Standards of Conduct

The following is a non-exhaustive list of actions and behaviors inconsistent with University expectations. Alleged participation in such conduct may result in the initiation of a student conduct resolution process.

i. Violation of federal, state, or local law.

ii. Violation of University policy and/or regulation, including but not limited to all policies and regulations listed on the University Policies and Other University Regulations pages of the Standards of Conduct and Policies section of the Student Code of Conduct. 

iii. Abuse of the Student Code of Conduct system, which includes without limitation, failure to comply with a Student Code of Conduct notice; falsification of information presented within a student conduct resolution process; attempting to influence or discourage a witness or other participant; attempting to influence a Student Code of Conduct decision maker outside of hearing processes; and, any other disruptive or obstructive behavior.

iv. Dishonesty, forgery, or fraud, including alteration or misuse of University documents and records; misrepresenting oneself as an authorized agent of the University; or using University brands without permission.

v. Possession, use, manufacture, distribution or attempt to distribute identification cards or devices that are false or fraudulent or that misrepresent an individual’s identity, age, or personal characteristics, including using another individual’s identification.

vi. Furnishing false, forged, or altered information and/or identification to any University official or emergency response personnel.

vii. Any intentional conduct directed towards a person or group which threatens physical or psychological health or safety, including but not limited to physical or verbal abuse, retaliation, threats, intimidation, harassment, stalking, unwelcome communication, and any form of coercion. The conduct must be objectively severe or pervasive that a reasonable person would presume fear for their health or safety or the health or safety of another person. 

viii. Reckless endangerment, which includes engaging in conduct that creates an unreasonable risk of harm to self, another person, or property, regardless of whether or not a person or property is actually harmed. 

ix. Disorderly conduct; breach of the peace; and/or infringing on the rights of others or interference with University operations, including University-sponsored activities.

x. Lewd or indecent conduct.

xi. Deliberate non-compliance or failure to comply with a reasonable request, follow a directive, or otherwise impede or obstruct a University official or designee acting in the performance of their duties, including but not limited to, failure to identify self, physical or aggressive posturing, or intentionally fleeing a University official or designee who is attempting to confront, arrest, or detain. 

xii. Damage, destruction, or vandalism of property.

xiii. Theft, unauthorized possession, or misuse of property.

xiv. Making, attempting to make, transmitting, or attempting to transmit audio, video, or photographic images of any person(s) in private, nonpublic conversations, meetings and/or settings on University premises, where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, without the prior knowledge and consent of all participants subject to such recordings. This provision does not extend to the recording of public events or discussions, or to recordings made for law enforcement, public safety and security purposes, or University operations. 

Last updated: 12/13/23