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Student Coduct & Discipline Rules

Any student found to have been engaged, or attempted to engage, in any of the following conduct while within the University’s jurisdiction, will be subject to disciplinary action by the University.

I. Academic Misconduct

Any activity that tends to compromise the academic integrity of the University or subvert the educational process. Examples of academic miscon-duct include, but are not limited to:

  • Violation of course rules as contained in the course syllabus or other information provided to the student;
  • Knowingly providing or receiving information during tests/ examinations; or the possession and/or use of unauthorized materials during those examinations (including mobile phones or written material);
  • Knowingly providing or using unauthorized assistance in the laboratory, on field work, in studies or on a course assignment;
  • Submitting plagiarized work for an academic requirement.
  • Falsification, fabrication, or dishonesty in creating or reporting laboratory results, research results, and/or any other assignments;
  • Serving as, or enlisting the assistance of, a substitute for a student in any graded assignments;
  • Alteration of grades or marks by the student in an effort to change the earned grade or credit;
  • Alteration of academically related University forms or records, or unauthorized use of those forms or records;
  • Involving in such activities as place other students at a disadvantage, such as taking, hiding or altering resource material, or manipulating a grading system; and
  • Violation of program regulations as established by departmental committees and made available to students.
  • Violation of instructions/guidelines included in the University/institutional/students' handbook etc.

II. Endangering Health or Safety

  • Endangering behaviour: Taking or threatening action that endangers the safety, physical or mental health, or life of any person or them selves, or creates a reasonable fear of such action.
  • Sexual harassment: Sexual harassment of fellow students and other people of the campus. Sexual harassment includes sexual advances, sexual solicitation, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
  • Indecent exposure: Defined as the exposure of the private or intimate parts of the body in a lewd manner in public or in private premises when the accused may be readily observed.

III. Destruction of Property

Actual or threatened damage to or destruction of university property or property of others, whether done intentionally or with reckless disregard.

IV. Dangerous Weapons or Devices

Storage or possession of dangerous weapons, devices, or substances including, but not limited to, firearms, ammunition, or fireworks.

V. Dishonest Conduct

Dishonest conduct, including, but not limited to: knowingly reporting a false emergency; knowingly making false accusation of misconduct; misuse or falsification of university or related documents by actions such as forgery, alteration, or improper transfer; submission of information known by the submitter to be false to a university official.

VI. Theft or Unauthorized Use of Property

Theft, or the unauthorized use or possession of university property, services, resources, or the property of others.

VII. Failure to Comply with University or Civil Authority

Failure to comply with legitimate directives of authorized university officials, law enforcement or emergency personnel, identified as such, in the performance of their duties, including failure to identify oneself when so requested; or violation of the terms of a disciplinary sanction.

VIII. Drugs

Use, production, distribution, sale, or possession of drugs in a manner prohibited under law. This includes, but is not limited to, the misuse of prescribed drugs.

IX. Alcohol

Use, production, distribution, sale, or possession of alcohol in any manner.

X. Unauthorized Presence

Unauthorized entrance to or presence in or on university premises.

XI. Disorderly or Disruptive conduct

Disorderly or disruptive conduct that unreasonably interferes with university activities or with the legitimate activities of any member of the univer-sity community.

XII. Hazing

participation in any activity that causes or creates a substantial risk of causing mental or physical harm or humiliation. Such acts may include, but are not limited to, use of alcohol, creation of excessive fatigue, and paddling, punching or kicking in any form.

XIII. Abuse of Student Conduct System

Abuse of any university student conduct system, including but not limited to:

  • Failure to obey the summons or directives of a student conduct body or university official;
  • Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a student conduct body;
  • Disruption or interference with the orderly process of a student conduct proceedings;
  • Knowingly instituting of a student conduct proceeding without cause;
  • Discouraging an individual's proper participation in, or use of, a university student conduct system;
  • Influencing the impartiality of a member of a student conduct body prior to, and/or during the course of a student conduct proceeding;
  • Harassment and/ or intimidation of a member of a student conduct body prior to, during, and/or after a student conduct proceeding;
  • Failure to comply with one or more sanctions imposed under the code of student conduct; and Influencing another person to commit an abuse of a university student conduct system.

XIV. Violation of University Rules

Violation of other published university regulations, guidelines, policies, or rules, or violations of federal, state, or local law. These university regula-tions, guidelines, policies, or rules include, but are not limited to, those which prohibit the misuse of computing resources, sexual harassment, rules for student groups or organizations, and residence hall rules and regulations.

XV. Riotous Behavior

Participation in a disturbance with the purpose to commit or incite any action that presents a clear and present danger to others, causes physical harm to others, or damages property. Proscribed behavior in the context of a riot includes, but is not limited to:

  • Knowingly engaging in conduct designed to incite another to engage in riotous behavior, and;
  • Actual or threatened damage to or destruction of university property or property of others, whether done intentionally or with reckless disregard; and
  • Failing to comply with a directive to disperse by university officials, law enforcement, or emergency personnel; and
  • Intimidating, impeding, hindering or obstructing a university official, law enforcement, or emergency personnel in the performance of their duties.
  • Political, sectarian or ethnic activism in the form of gatherings, demonstrations, walks or riots on university premises

XVI. Recording of Images without Knowledge

Using electronic or other means to make a video or photographic record of any person in a location where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy without the person's prior knowledge, when such a recording is likely to cause injury, distress, or damage to reputation. This includes but is not limited to, taking video or photographic images in shower/locker rooms, residence hall rooms, and restrooms. The storing, sharing, and/ or distributing of such unauthorized records by any means is also prohibited