Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services

Prohibited conduct - individuals

Any student or student organization that commits or attempts to commit the following misconduct is subject to disciplinary sanction.

  1. Academic misconduct including, but not limited to: cheating, plagiarism, unauthorized possession or disposition of academic materials, falsification, or facilitation of acts of misconduct. Plagiarism includes the copying of language, structure, images, ideas, or thoughts of others and is related only to work submitted for credit.  Disciplinary action will not be taken for academic work in draft form.  Specific procedures for cases of academic misconduct are also described in the Academic Integrity Policy in the General Catalog, the Graduate Student Bulletin, the Faculty Manual and the Honor Code of the Professional Veterinary School, as applicable.
  2. Knowingly furnishing false information to any University official, instructor, office, organization or on any University applications.  Intentionally initiating or causing to be initiated any false report; any warning or threat of fire, explosion, or any other emergency.
  3. Forgery, alteration, misuse, mutilation, or unauthorized removal of any University document, record, identification, educational material, or property.
  4. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, classroom or other educational interactions, research, administration or disciplinary proceedings, residential communities, or participation in an activity that disrupts normal University activities, and/or threatens property or bodily harm or intentionally interferes with the right of access to University facilities or freedom of movement of any person on campus. Disruption or obstruction also includes any form of abuse, threat, intimidation, bullying, coercion, harassment or attempt to influence any person who submits a report, cooperates with any investigation or acts as a witness in relation to an alleged violation of this Student Conduct Code or any federal or state law.
  5. Engaging in behavior or activities that obstruct the right of free speech or expression of any person on campus.  (For more information, refer to the CSU policy on Freedom of Expression and Inquiry, which addresses student rights and responsibilities related to political expression and contact the Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services Office if you believe you have been treated differently because of your political, or other, perspectives.)
  6. Abusive conduct, including physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, bullying, stalking, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the physical or psychological health, safety, or welfare of one’s self, another individual or a group of individuals.
  7. Harassment, meaning verbal or physical harassment on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, or physical disability, including but not limited to any violation of federal or state laws, or University policy, prohibiting harassment.
  8. Sexual misconduct including, but not limited to: obscene, lewd, or indecent behavior; deliberate observation of others for sexual purposes without their consent; taking, sharing, or posting of photographs/images of a sexual nature without consent; possession or distribution of illegal pornography; viewing or posting pornography in public venues; unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct that is severe or pervasive; physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent, including but not limited to rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion; or any similar act in violation of state or federal law or the Student Sexual Harassment and Violence Policy.
  9. Rioting: aiding, abetting, encouraging, participating in or inciting a riot. Failing to disperse at the direct request of police or University officials.
  10. Failure to comply with the verbal or written directions of any University officials or law enforcement officers acting in the performance of their duties and in the scope of their employment, or resisting police officers while acting in the performance of their duties, including failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
  11. Attempted or actual theft of, damage to, use of, or possession of other persons' or University property or identity or unauthorized use of such; unauthorized entry, use, or occupation of other persons’ or University facilities, property, or vehicles; or unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of University keys or access devices.
  12. Illegal use or possession on University property of firearms or simulated weapons; other weapons such as blades larger than pocket knives; ammunition or explosives; dangerous chemicals, substances, or materials; or bombs, or incendiary devices prohibited by law.  Use of any such item, even if legally possessed, in a manner that harms, threatens, or causes fear to others. Weapons for sporting purposes may be stored with the University Police, if such service is available.
  13. Violations of any rules, contracts, or agreements governing residence in or use of University owned or controlled property, and athletic or other authorized special events.  Violation of any University policy, rule, or regulation, which is published in hard copy or available electronically on the University Website.
  14. Unauthorized soliciting or selling in violation of the University solicitation policy.
  15. Evidence of a violation or conviction of any federal or state law or local ordinance, when supported through the conduct process.
  16. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by law or University policy.  Alcoholic beverages may not be used by, possessed by, or distributed to any person under twenty one (21) years of age.
  17. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of illegal (under federal or state law) drugs including but not limited to marijuana, narcotics, methamphetamine, cocaine, opiates, LSD, mushrooms, heroin, designer drugs such as Ecstasy and GHB, or other controlled substances are prohibited. Use or possession of prescription drugs other than for the person prescribed, or for use other than the prescribed purpose or amount are prohibited.  Possession or use of drug paraphernalia including but not limited to equipment, products, and materials used to cultivate, manufacture, distribute, or use illegal drugs are prohibited.
  18. Abuse of computer facilities or technological resources including but not limited to: unauthorized entry to, or use of computers, access codes, telephones and identifications belonging to the University or other members of the University community; unauthorized entry to a file to use, read, transfer, or change the contents, or for any other purpose; interfering or disrupting the work of any University member; sending abusive or obscene  messages or images; disrupting the normal operation of the University computing systems; violating copyright laws; or any other violation of the University computer use policy.
  19. Abuse of the student conduct system including: failure to obey the notice to appear for a meeting or hearing; falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information; disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a hearing; failure to comply with any requirements involving no contact with Complainants or witnesses or limitations related to access to specific facilities; harassment or intimidation of any person involved in a conduct proceeding; failure to comply with disciplinary sanctions or requirements.
  20. Assisting, conspiring, or inciting others to commit any act of misconduct set forth in 1 through 19 above.

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