Additional Conduct Regulations

In addition to the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities and the Code of Student Conduct, the following are the principal regulations governing student conduct.  The text below is a summary of the official University document (cited following the title).  Please refer to the full text of the policies, which can be found online with the Office of Compliance & Privacy.

A. Violations of Law, Including Laws Proscribing Certain Drugs

(Board of Trustees Resolution -- October 19, 1968)

The University cannot condone violations of law, including violation of those laws that prohibit possession, use, sale, or distribution of certain drugs.  Administrative action, which may include dismissal from the residence halls, revocation of other privileges, or suspension or dismissal from the University, may be taken in order to protect the interests of the university and the rights of others.

B. Possession of Firearms

Firearms and Weapons Policy (pdf)

The possession of firearms, explosives, or other weapons by members of the University community on University premises without the explicit authorization of the University, whether or not a federal or state license to possess the same has been issued to the possessor, is prohibited.

C. Unauthorized Entry/Trespass

Barring People From Campus Policy (pdf)

The University reserves the right to determine who can and cannot access and/or use property owned, controlled, or leased by the University.  The University reserves the right to bar from University property or facilities any person, whether or not affiliated with the University, to whom the University does not wish to allow access.

D. Misuse of University Identification

GWorld Card Policy (pdf)

The GWorld Card is the official identification card of the University, and it is required for access to certain campus buildings (such as residence halls, libraries, and athletic facilities) and to University events.  The card also provides a declining balance account for purchases at on- and off-campus merchants.  By accepting the GWorld card, an individual agrees to be bound by the requirements set forth in the GWorld Card Policy.  Violations may result in confiscation of the card and disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or enrollment.

E. Animals in Residential Buildings

Residential Community Conduct Guidelines

No animals of any kind, other than properly attended service animals for individuals with disabilities (registered through the Office of Disability Support Services), are permitted in University residence halls.  In the event animals, including laboratory specimens, are found in a residence hall, the University reserves the right to have them removed and to bill the student(s) responsible for required extermination and cleaning services.  Disciplinary action may be taken against the student(s).

F. Demonstration

Demonstrations Policy (pdf)

The University supports the rights of members of the community to dissent and to demonstrate that dissent, provided that such activities do not disrupt normal campus operations, obstruct free access to University buildings, facilities, or spaces or infringe upon the rights of others.

G. Disruption of University Functions

(Board of Trustees Resolution -- January 16, 1969) pdf

Any member of the University (including as members of the University all persons having a formal connection with the University) who

1.  Engages in conduct that unreasonably obstructs teaching, research, and learning; or

2.  Unreasonably obstructs free access to members of the University or to University buildings; or

3.  Disobeys general regulations of the University; or

4.  Damages University property or injures members or guests of the University;

may be punished for conduct by dismissal from the University, or by some lesser disciplinary action, through procedures established within the University for the government of its members.

H. Political Activities

Political Activity Policy (pdf)

The University’s policy is to comply with Internal Revenue Service regulations that restrict the use of its property and employees in political campaign activities in support of or in opposition to candidates.

I. Right to Change Rules and Programs

University Bulletin

The University reserves the right to modify or change requirements, rules, and fees.  Such regulations shall go into force whenever the proper authorities may determine.  The right is reserved by the University to make changes in programs without notice whenever circumstances warrant such changes.

J. Right to Dismiss Students

University Bulletin

The University reserves the right to dismiss or exclude any student from the University, or from any class or classes, whenever, in the interest of the student or the University, the University Administration deems it advisable.

K. Non-Punitive Administrative Actions

In the course of University administration, faculty and administrators may take actions that have some coloring of punitive action but that, in fact, are not taken with intent to punish the student.  Actions of this kind are necessary to the reasonable operation of the University, but care must be exercised that they do not become devices for avoiding the safeguards established to avoid unfair, arbitrary, or capricious invasions of student rights.  An example is the refusal to re-enroll a student with unpaid indebtedness to the University.  Another example would be the refusal to re-enroll a student with incapacitating psychological disturbances.  Another example would be the requirement that a student pay for damage to University property caused by his or her negligence.  These examples are illustrative, not a comprehensive description of these inherent administrative powers.  These actions are not governed by the disciplinary procedures of the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities or by the Code of Student Conduct.

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