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Student Conduct

Personal Misconduct on University Property

The university may discipline a student for the acts of personal misconduct that occur on university property including, but not limited to, academic and administration buildings, residence halls, athletic and recreational facilities, and other university-serviced property, such as sororities and fraternities. Personal misconduct on university property includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Dishonest conduct including, but not limited to, false accusation of misconduct; forgery, alteration, or misuse of any university document, record, or identification; and giving to a university official information known to be false.

Initiating or circulating a report or warning concerning an impending bombing, fire, or other emergency or catastrophe, knowing that the report is false; making a false report concerning a fire or that a bomb or other explosive has been placed in any university building or elsewhere on university property; or transmitting such a report to an official or an official agency.

Release of access codes for university computer and duplicating systems and other university equipment to unauthorized persons; use of an access code for unauthorized purposes.

Lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct.

Disorderly conduct which interferes with teaching, research, administration, or other university or university authorized activity. (See Appendix 6 for guidelines.)

Actions which endanger one’s self, others in the university community, or the academic process.

Failure to comply with the directions of authorized university officials in the performance of their duties, including failure to identify oneself when requested to do so; failure to comply with the terms of a disciplinary sanction.

Unauthorized entry, use, or occupancy of university facilities; refusal to vacate a university facility when directed to do so by an authorized official of the university.

Unauthorized taking, possession, or use of university property or services; unauthorized taking, possession, or use of the property or services of others.

Damage to or destruction of university property or of property on university premises belonging to others.

Unauthorized possession, use, manufacture, distribution, or sale of illegal fireworks, incendiary devices, or other dangerous explosives.

Possession of firearms or other weapons on university property contrary to law or university policy; possession or display of any firearm on university property frequented by the public, except, in the course of an authorized activity; possession of weapons in residence halls on university property in violation of residence hall rules; and intentional possession on university property of a dangerous article or substance as a potential weapon.

Acting with violence; and aiding, encouraging, or participating in a riot.

Harassment, as defined in section 1.A.3 of this code.

Stalking, defined as repeated, unwanted contact in the forms of, including but not limited to, phone calls, e-mail, physical presence, and U.S. mail.

Hazing, defined as any conduct which subjects another person, whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or psychologically, to anything that may endanger, abuse, degrade, or intimidate the person as a condition of association with a group or organization, regardless of the person's consent or lack of consent.

Physical abuse of any person, including the following:

The use of physical force or violence to restrict the freedom of action or movement of another person or to endanger the health or safety of another person;

Physical behavior that involves an express or implied threat to interfere with an individual's personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university-sponsored extracurricular activities and causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur; or

Physical behavior that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of interfering with an individual's personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university-sponsored extracurricular activities and causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur.

Sexual assault, including while any party involved is in an impaired state;

Sexual contact with another person without consent, including while any party involved is in an impaired state.

Verbal abuse of another person, including the following:

An express or implied threat to:

Interfere with an individual's personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university sponsored activities; or

Injure that person or damage his or her property; and under the circumstances causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur; or

"Fighting words" that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener or listeners in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener or listeners to the speaker.

Unauthorized possession or use of alcoholic beverages.

The following actions are prohibited by Indiana University:

Use or possession of alcoholic beverages on university property, or in the course of a university activity or student organization activity, contrary to law

Use or possession of alcoholic beverages in any undergraduate residence supervised by the university, including fraternity and sorority houses, except as otherwise noted in Section III B 20 b

Use or conspicuous possession of alcoholic beverages in or on any property of the university frequented by the public, except in areas specifically designated by the chief administrative officer of the campus

Providing alcohol contrary to law

The possession or use of alcoholic beverages is not forbidden in the following areas of the university unless otherwise prohibited by law:

In designated graduate housing and residence hall buildings designated as restricted to students who are 21 years of age or older, including residence rooms and certain common areas approved for such purpose by the dean of students. The dean of students may enact rules to regulate such use or possession.

In designated undergraduate residences supervised by the university when temporary permission is granted by the dean of students for events at which persons 21 years of age or older may lawfully possess and use alcoholic beverages.

In designated family housing, including residence rooms, apartments, and certain common areas approved for such purpose by the dean of students. The dean of students may enact rules to regulate such use or possession.

In Union Buildings, including guest rooms and certain other areas specifically approved by the chief administrative officer of the campus.

In other areas, such as private offices and faculty lounges, not accessible to the public and specifically approved by the chief administrative officer of the campus.

Student organizations that serve or permit possession of alcoholic beverages at student organization functions, on or off campus, may be disciplined if violations of alcoholic beverage laws or of university regulations occur. Individual students who plan, sponsor, or direct such functions also may be subject to discipline.

Unauthorized possession or use of illegal drugs.

The following actions are prohibited by Indiana University:

Use or possession of any drug or controlled substance, or of drug paraphernalia, on university property or in the course of a university activity or student organization activity, contrary to law. It is not a violation of university regulations for students to possess such drugs or controlled substances if they are possessed under the terms of a valid and legal prescription for such drugs or controlled substances.

Use of university facilities to manufacture, process, or distribute any drug or controlled substance, contrary to law.

Sale, gift, or transfer of drugs, controlled substances, or drug paraphernalia to Indiana University students, whether or not such sale, gift, or transfer occurs on university property or in the course of a university activity or student organization activity.

The term "controlled substance" is defined in Indiana law, and includes, but is not limited to, substances such as marijuana, cocaine, narcotics, certain stimulants and depressants, and hallucinogens.

Violation of other published university regulations, policies, or rules. Examples of such regulations include but are not limited to university computing policies, residence hall policies, and recreational sports facility policies.

A violation of any Indiana or federal criminal law.

Engaging in or encouraging any behavior or activity that threatens or intimidates any potential participant in a judicial process.


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