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Student Conduct, Conflict Resolution & Community Standards


Misconduct for which students are subjected to discipline includes, but is not limited to the following:

  1. Academic dishonesty such as cheating, using unauthorized material on examinations, submitting the same paper for different classes without acknowledgement, the fabrication of information or making up sources, improper collaboration and plagiarism(*);
  2. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of University identification, records, or documents, or knowingly furnishing false information to the University;
  3. Obstruction or disruption of the learning environment, University community, or of other University activities or functions;
  4. Physical altercations, intimidation, verbal abuse; conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person, including the use of social media in carrying out any of these behaviors or acts;
  5. Sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic/dating violence, or stalking; (Any of these allegations follow a separate policy, procedures and sanctions under our Title IX Process)
  6. Harassment; verbal or written threats, coercion or any other conduct that by design, intent or recklessness places another individual in reasonable fear of physical harm through words or actions directed at that person, or creates a hostile environment in which others are unable reasonably to conduct or participate in work, education, research, living, or other activities, including but not limited to stalking, cyber-stalking, and racial harassment;
  7. Smoking in all forms, including but not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, hookah, cigars;
  8. Theft of or damage to University property or the property of any other person;
  9. Unauthorized entry to or use of University facilities;
  10. Violation of University policies or campus regulations, including campus regulations concerning the registration of student organizations; the use of University facilities; or of the time, place, and manner of public expression;
  11. Violation of computer and network usage policy or student email policy;
  12. Violation of rules governing University-owned or controlled Residence Halls;
  13. Failure to comply with directions of University officials acting in the performance of their duties;
  14. Conduct which adversely affects the student’s suitability as a member of the academic community;
  15. Drug Violations:
    a.  Use, possession, manufacturing, distribution, or sale of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or any other controlled substance which is prohibited by law; intentionally or recklessly inhaling or ingesting substances (e.g., nitrous oxide, glue, paint, etc.) that will alter a student’s mental state;
    b.  Use of a prescription drug if the prescription was not issued to the student, or the distribution or sale of a prescription drug to a person to whom the prescription was not originally issued;
    c.  Possession of drug paraphernalia, including but not limited to bongs, glass pipes or hookahs;
  16. Alcohol Violations:
    a.  Underage possession or consumption;
    b.  Public intoxication; appearing at a University activity or on the University campus in a state of intoxication;
    c.  Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substance; operation of a motor vehicle while impaired or with a blood alcohol or breath alcohol level at or above the applicable legal limit;
    d.  Distribution or sale of alcoholic beverage to any person under 21;
    e.  Possession of common source containers, possession or use of kegs, mini kegs, beer balls or other common source containers of alcoholic beverages such as trash cans, tubs or similar containers of alcohol, when such possession or use occurs on campus, in the housing of any University organization or group, or in connection with a University activity; Excessive rapid consumption. Regardless of age of those involved, facilitating, arranging, or participating in any extreme alcohol consumption activity that constitutes, facilitates, or encourages competitive, rapid or excessive consumption of alcohol when such activity occurs on campus, in the housing of any University organization or group, or in connection with a University activity;
  17. Hazing:
  18. Roosevelt University acts in accordance with the Illinois Hazing Act.
    a.  Any action or situation that recklessly, by design or intent, endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for any purpose including but not limited to initiation or admission into or affiliation with any student group or organization. In such an instance, hazing occurs if an individual or group:
               i.  Causes or attempts to cause physical injury or other harm to a student including but not limited to emotional distress, or engages in any conduct which presents a threat to the student’s health or safety, which shall include but not be limited to any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, alcohol, drug, or other substance, or other forced physical activity that could adversely affect the physical or physical and mental health or safety of the student, and any activity that would subject the student to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced sexual conduct, and forced exclusion from social contact;
               ii.  Engages in an action or activity which has a tendency to or which is intended to demean, disgrace, humiliate, or degrade a student, which shall include but not be limited to, forced conduct that could result in extreme embarrassment, or other forced activity that could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the student;
    iii.  Conduct that by design, intent or recklessness causes a student to be unable reasonably to pursue, or interferes with or attempts to interfere with a student’s academic schedule or performance; or causes, induces, pressures, coerces, or requires a student to violate the law or to violate any provision of University regulations;
    b.  In response to allegations of hazing under this regulation it is not a defense that:
               i.  The victim gave consent to the conduct;
              ii.  The conduct was not part of an official organizational event or sanctioned or approved by the organization;
              iii.  The conduct was not done as a condition of membership in the organization;
  19. Obstruction or interference with the Conduct Process, including without limitation failure to appear at a hearing, failure to testify at a hearing, violating and/or failure to complete conduct sanctions;
  20. The storage, possession, or use of firearms, fireworks, explosives, or weapons of any kind, including replicas or facsimiles, anywhere on campus; (Students who are deputized law enforcement officers and are legally qualified to carry firearms may do so while on-campus after checking in with security, and if their presence does not constitute a disruption as defined under Code #3);
  21. The assistance or encouragement of others to commit violations of the Code or failure to report violations.

The University reserves the right to take necessary and appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of the campus community. Such action may include taking conduct action against those students whose behavior off University premises constitutes a violation of this Code.