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2012-14 Online Course Catalog

Student Code of Conduct

As with all members of the university community, the university requires students to conduct themselves honestly and responsibly, and to respect the rights of others. Conduct that unreasonably interferes with the learning environment or that violates the rights of others is prohibited by the standards and guidelines collectively described as the Student Code of Conduct. Students and student organizations will be responsible for ensuring that they and their guests comply with the code while on property owned or controlled by the university or at activities authorized by the university.

Violations of the code which occur on property owned or controlled by the university, or at activities authorized by the university, are subject to university judicial review and disciplinary action by the university. Student behavior which, were it to occur on property owned or controlled by the university or at activities authorized by the university, would constitute a code violation is subject to disciplinary sanction when the university determines that the behavior would likely have an adverse impact on the health or safety of members of the university community, regardless of where the behavior occurs. Students who are charged with violations of local, state, or federal laws may be subject to disciplinary action by the university if the offenses are also violations of the Code. University judicial procedures and disciplinary actions are independent of and may precede, follow, or take place simultaneously with criminal proceedings. University actions will not be subject to challenge on the grounds that criminal charges involving the same incident have been dismissed or reduced.

A student who has been charged with a violation of the code and refuses to participate in the judicial process may be prohibited from re-enrolling in the university until the charges are resolved to the satisfaction of the University. Disciplinary action may be initiated by the university and disciplinary sanctions imposed against any student or student organization found responsible for committing, attempting to commit, or intentionally assisting in the commission of any of the following categories of conduct prohibited by the code.

The examples provided in this section of actions constituting forms of conduct prohibited by the Code are not intended to define prohibited conduct in exhaustive terms, but rather to set forth examples to serve as guidelines for acceptable and unacceptable behavior.

1. Cheating, plagiarism, & other forms of academic dishonesty:

  • using material sources not authorized by the faculty member during an examination or assignment;
  • utilizing devices that are not authorized by the faculty member during an examination or assignment;
  • providing assistance to another student or receiving assistance from another student during an examination or assignment in a manner not authorized by the faculty member;
  • presenting as their own the ideas or works of another person without proper acknowledgment of sources;
  • knowingly permitting their works to be submitted by another person without the faculty member’s permission;
  • acting as a substitute or utilizing a substitute in any examination or assignment;
  • fabricating data in support of laboratory or fieldwork;
  • possessing, buying, selling, obtaining, or using a copy of any material intended to be used as an instrument of examination or in an assignment in advance of its administration;
  • altering grade records of their own or another student’s work;
  • offering a monetary payment or other remuneration in exchange for a grade.

2. Forgery, falsification, alteration, or misuse of documents,funds or property:  

  • forgery, falsification, or alteration of records or deliberate misrepresentation of facts on university forms and documents or to any university official or before a university judicial hearing board;
  • misuse or unauthorized use of university identification cards, keys, funds, property, equipment, supplies or resources;
  • falsely representing oneself as an agent of the university, incurring debts or entering into contracts on behalf of the university; 
  • trespassing or unauthorized entry into, unauthorized presence on, or use of property which is owned or controlled by the university.

3. Damage or destruction of property:

  • damage or destruction to property owned or controlled by the university; 
  • damage or destruction of property not owned or controlled by the university if the action constitutes a violation of the code, e.g. the action occurred during an event authorized by  the university; the student was a representative of the university, such as an athlete, and the action occurred while traveling to or from an event authorized by the university; or the property not owned or controlled by the university was located on university property.

4. Theft of property or services:

  • theft or unauthorized possession or removal of university property or the property of any university member or guest that is located on property owned or controlled by the university;
  • theft or unauthorized use of university services or unauthorized presence at university activities without appropriate payment for admission.

5. Harassment:

  • physical or verbal abuse;
  • sexual harassment; intimidation; 
  • other conduct, including hazing, which unreasonably interferes with or creates a hostile or offensive learning, living or working environment.

6. Endangerment, assault, or infliction of physical harm:

  • physical assault;
  • sexual misconduct and assault;
  • terrorist threats;
  • hazing or coercion that endangers or threatens the health or safety of any person, including oneself; 
  • conduct which causes personal injury. 

7. Disruptive or obstructive actions:

  • obstructing or disrupting teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other activities authorized by the university;
  • interfering with the freedom of movement of any member or guest of the university to enter, use or leave any university facility, service or activity; 
  • taunting or physically harassing wildlife or otherwise creating an unsafe or hazardous environment involving wildlife on property owned or controlled by the university.

8. Misuse of firearms, explosives, weapons, dangerous devices, or dangerous chemicals:  

  • unauthorized use, possession, or sale of these items on property owned or controlled by the university, except as expressly permitted by law, Regents’ Policy, university regulation or MAU rules and procedures.

9. Failure to comply with university directives:

  • failure to comply with the directions of law enforcement officers or university officials acting in the performance of their duties;
  • failure to identify oneself to university officials when requested; 
  • failure to comply with disciplinary sanctions imposed by university. 

10. Misuse of alcohol or other intoxicants or drugs:

  • use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages on property owned or controlled by the university or at activities authorized by the university, except as expressly permitted by law, Regents’ Policy, university regulation or UAA rules and procedures; 
  • use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or being under the influence of any narcotic, controlled substance, or intoxicant on property owned or controlled by the university or at activities authorized by the university, except as expressly permitted by law, Regents’ Policy, university regulation, or UAA rules and procedures.

11. Violation of Regents’ Policy, university regulations or KPC/UAA rules and procedures.                                                                                                                               

12. Any other actions that result in unreasonable interference with the learning environment or the rights of others.

 

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