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 student conduct procedures.

i. Failure to comply with university disease prevention policies, including but not limited to: physical distancing requirements; use of masks, or cloth face coverings and/or other personal protective equipment when required; and/or, not following isolation, quarantine, or other University or public health authority issued directives; hosting unauthorized visitors/guests on university owned, leased, or managed property; hosting or attending social gatherings on or off campus exceeding participant limits established by state and local government and public health authorities.

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

iii. Violation of University policy and/or regulation, including but not limited to the Alcohol Policy, Drug Policy, Hazing Policy, Harassment and Discrimination Policy, Fire Alarm and Safety Devices Policy, Guest Conduct and Responsibility Policy, Keys, Pass Cards, and Codes Policy, Restricted Area Entry Policy, Title IX - Sexual Harassment Policy, and/or Weapons, Fireworks and Explosives Policy.

iv. 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 Student Code of Conduct processes; 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.

v. 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.

vi. 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.

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

viii. Conduct which threatens the health or safety of any person, 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 enough that a reasonable person would consider that the conduct constitutes intent to harm. 

ix. Endangering persons or property through the use of motorized modes of conveyance, including but not limited to automobiles, bicycles, golf carts, or scooters.

x. Endangering persons or property through the use of weapons, explosives, or any other dangerous instrumentality.

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

xii. Lewd or indecent conduct.

xiii. 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. 

xiv. Damage, destruction, or vandalism of property

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

xvi. 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: 10/19/21