Students are subject to all local, state and federal laws. Conduct, whether on or off-campus which adversely affects the University’s mission and purpose and/or potentially violates the Student Conduct Code will be subject to an action through the University Student Discipline Process and, if warranted, careful consideration will be given to University disciplinary action in addition to whatever action civil authorities might pursue. The University may institute proceedings against students whose conduct is prohibited by state, federal, or local laws and which occurs on or off campus, when such conduct is also a violation of the Student Conduct Code, or University policies and regulations.
Misconduct for which students are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or expulsion from the University will generally fall into the following categories:
A. Respect and protection for persons and property— Respect for persons means acting so as to enhance the safety, well-being and freedom to allow all persons to pursue their legitimate aims. This is inclusive of all University Community Members and non-community members. Respect for property means recognizing not only the ownership rights of persons and of the University, but also the dependence of all on the availability and preservation of necessary facilities and equipment.