Conduct — Rules and Regulations
Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Article IV:
- Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:
a. Cheating, plagiarism, lying about academic work or other forms of academic dishonesty.
b. Furnishing false information to any College official, faculty member, or office.
c. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any College document, record, or instrument of identification.
- Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, other College activities, including its public service functions on or off campus, or of other authorized non-College activities when the conduct occurs on College premises.
- Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
- Sexual assault, including but not limited to threats of, or deliberate physical contact of a sexual nature that is against another person's will or without consent.
NOTE: Use of alcohol and/or drugs by a Complainant is not an excuse for violation of the sexual assault conduct standard. An intoxicated person can not provide informed consent to sexual activity if their judgment is impaired. Nor can a perpetrator who is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs be capable of confirming consent to the sexual activity. Thus, if your partner has been drinking or taking drugs, getting a "yes" may not be sufficient. Finally, silence, previous sexual relationships, or current relationship between the parties may not be taken as an indication of consent.
- Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to property of the College or property of a member of the College community or other personal or public property, on or off campus. Possession of stolen property.
- Hazing, defined as an act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, a group or organization. The express or implied consent of the victim will not be a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing are not neutral acts; they are violations of this rule. Any individual or group found responsible for hazing will be subject to sanctions outlined in the Student Conduct Code, including but not limited to probation, social suspension, suspension/revocation of charter, restricts on member recruitment and/or group activity, removal of the individual from the group, loss of housing privileges, expulsion. Hazing is also a misdemeanor under North Carolina law.
- Failure to comply with directions of College officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
- Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any College premises or unauthorized entry to or use of College premises.
- Violation of any College policy, rule, or regulation published in hard copy or available electronically on the College website to include Housing and Residential Life Policies and Procedures and the College Alcohol Policy and Regulations.
- Violation of any federal, state or local law.
- Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances except as expressly permitted by law.
- Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by College regulations), or public intoxication. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstance, be used by, possessed by or distributed to any person under twenty-one (21) years of age.
- Violation of College policy against the possession of weapons on campus, including but not limited to firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals, when not used solely for instructional or College-sanctioned ceremonial purposes.
- Participating in an on-campus or off-campus demonstration, riot or activity that disrupts the normal operations of the College and/or infringes on the rights of other members of the College community; leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or area.
- Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on College premises or at College sponsored or supervised functions.
- Conduct that is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on College premises or at functions sponsored by, or participated in by, the College or members of the academic community. Disorderly Conduct includes but is not limited to: Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on College premises without his/her prior knowledge, or without his/her effective consent when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes, but is not limited to, surreptitiously taking pictures of another person in a gym, locker room, or restroom.
- Theft or other abuse of computer facilities and resources, including but not limited to:
a. Unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.
b. Unauthorized transfer of a file.
c. Use of another individual's identification and/or password.
d. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or College Official.
e. Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages.
f. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with normal operation of the College computing system.
g. Use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws.
h. Any violation of the College Computer Use Policy.
- Abuse of the Student Conduct System, including but not limited to:
a. Failure to obey the notice from a Student Conduct Board or College official to appear for a meeting or hearing as part of the Student Conduct System.
b. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a Student Conduct Board.
c. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a Student Conduct Board proceeding.
d. Institution of a student conduct code proceeding in bad faith.
e. Attempting to discourage an individual's proper participating in, or use of, the student conduct system.
f. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a Student Conduct Board prior to, and/or during the course of, the Student Conduct Board proceeding.
g. Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a Student Conduct Board prior to, during, and/or after a student conduct code proceeding.
h. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Code.
i. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the student conduct code system.
- Students are required to engage in responsible social conduct that reflects credit upon the College community and to model good citizenship in any community.