University discipline shall be applied to conduct by a student or recognized student organization occurring on University premises, activities off campus, or at University sponsored programs off campus. University sponsored programs by a student or student organization off campus include but are not limited to internships, field study, student teaching, community service, international study programs, recreational, intramural and club sports activities, and intercollegiate athletics.
The University will take disciplinary action against a student or student organization when it is required by law to do so, or when the nature of the conduct:
- Interferes with or is disruptive to the learning environment, University process or activities, and/or educational interests and mission of the University, or
- Endangers the health or personal safety of a member(s) of the University community, or
- Harms, intimidates, or threatens another member(s) of the University community.
Note: A violation of the Code of Conduct may also constitute a violation of local, state, or federal law and vice versa. Therefore, resolution through both the student conduct process and prosecution through the criminal justice system may result. Resolution of a violation of the Code of Conduct will proceed separately from prosecution through the criminal justice system or any other method. A delay in resolution through other methods will not delay resolution through the student conduct process. Students should be aware that student status does not insulate them from awareness of and compliance with laws or other policies outside the University.
Within the parameters stated above, the following conduct is subject to disciplinary action: