Conduct Violations

Category 1: Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions 


Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, other college activities, on or off campus. 


Disrespect (harassment, non-compliance, defamation, and obscenity) for a college official while carrying out their official job responsibilities. 


Failure to comply with directions of college officials acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself and present College ID to these persons when requested to do so. 


Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages or public intoxication. The display, on campus, of any alcoholic beverage in the original container by anyone, regardless of age. 


Use of tobacco, e-cigarette, smokeless tobacco or like product on campus.  


Participation in any form of gambling. 


Violation of policies set forth in the Residence Life section of the Student Handbook.  



Category 2: Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions 


Habitual or egregious Category I violations. (How many is considered habitual/egregious?) 


Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following: 

  • Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty as outlined in the student handbook.
  • Furnishing false information to any college official, faculty member, or office. 
  • Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any college document, record, or instrument of identification. 
  • Obtaining services by false pretenses, including funds, supplies, equipment, labor, and/or spaces. 


Physical, mental, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or conduct, including, but not limited to abuses on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age and disability, of any person on college premises or at College-sponsored or College-supervised functions, which threatens or intimidates, or endangers the health or safety of any person. 


Sexual Misconduct, which includes, but is not limited to sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, stalking, cyber-stalking, bullying, cyber-bullying, aiding or facilitating the commission of a violation, and retaliation (See Sexual Misconduct Policy) 


Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to property of the college or property of a member of the college community or other personal or public property, on or off campus. 


Hazing and/or Bullying, defined as any act or behavior whether physical, emotional, or psychological, which subjects a person, voluntarily or involuntarily, to abuse, mistreatment, degradation, humiliation, harassment, embarrassment, or intimidation, or which may in any fashion compromise her or his inherent human dignity. The express or implied consent of the victim will not be a defense. 


Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any college premises or unauthorized entry to or use of college premises, including trespassing.  


Making, transmitting or promotion of any video, audio or data recording which is reasonably determined to be of an obscene, profane, abusive, indecent, or violent nature which bring disrepute to the College or any student or employee of the College.  


Violation of any federal, state or local law. 


Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances, or possession of drug paraphernalia except as expressly permitted by law. 


Possession of firearms, explosives, fireworks, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on college premises or use of any such item, even if legally possessed, in a manner that harms, threatens or causes fear to others.  


Conduct that is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on college premises or at functions sponsored by, or participated in by, the college or members of the academic community. 


Arson or other intentional setting of fires or misuse of alarms or equipment. 


Abuse of the Student Conduct System, including but not limited to: 

  • Failure to obey the notice from Student Conduct Staff or college official to appear for a meeting or hearing as part of the Student Conduct System. 
  • Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before Student Conduct Staff or Student Judiciary. 
  • Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a Student Conduct or Student Judiciary proceeding. 
  • Institution of a Student Conduct proceeding in bad faith. 
  • Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participating in, or use of, the student conduct system. 
  • Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of Student Conduct Staff or Student Judiciary prior to, and/or the Student Conduct or Student Judiciary proceeding. 
  • Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of Student Conduct Staff or Student Judiciary prior to, during, and/or after a Student Conduct proceeding. 
  • Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Code.