Article III: Proscribed Conduct
Any student found to have committed the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Article V:
3.1. Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:
a. Furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member, law enforcement officer, or office.
b. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification.
c. Tampering with the election of any University-recognized student organization.
d. Cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty are handled under a separate process through the vice president for Academic Affairs.
3.2. Participating in a demonstration or other activity, inciting others to participate in such activity, or engaging in behavior that disrupts or obstructs teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic, security, police, fire, or emergency services, other University functions, including its public service functions on or off campus, or other authorized non-University activities when the act occurs on University premises; or any behavior that consumes an inordinate amount of University staff time or resources.
3.3. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health, safety, or educational opportunity of any person; this prohibition includes but is not limited to:
a. self-destructive behavior including but not limited to cutting, or the abuse or mis-use of prescription or over-the-counter medications;
b. walking on or near the cliffs that border a portion of the University's campus;
c. walking on bridges where pedestrian traffic is prohibited, jumping from any bridge, climbing onto or jumping from roofs, ledges or the exteriors of any building.
3.4. Attempted or actual theft and/or damage to the property of the University or property of a member of the University community or other personal or public property, including vandalism.
3.5. Hazing, defined as "any activity expected of someone joining a group (or to maintain full status in a group) that humiliates, degrades or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person's willingness to participate", or that destroys or removes public or private property, or that otherwise conflicts with the academic or religious mission of the University.
3.6. Failure to comply with the direction of University officials including Resident Assistants or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties, including but not limited to failure to identify oneself to University officials when requested to do so.
3.7. Unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of keys or access cards to any University premises or unauthorized entry or use of any University premises including but not limited to buildings or parts of buildings that are closed or off limits, construction areas or other restricted areas.
3.8. Violation of any published University policy, rule, or regulation.
3.9 Violation of federal, state, or local law on University premises, at University-sponsored or -supervised activities, or when the vice president of Student Life determines that such conduct adversely affects the local community or the University community or the pursuit of its objectives
3.10. Unauthorized use, possession, or distribution of narcotics or other controlled substances, including marijuana, or drug paraphernalia. Possession of paraphernalia includes any item typically used to inhale/ingest/inject/mask drugs, regardless of whether the item has been used for illegal purposes. The University acknowledges that students may qualify under state law to use marijuana solely for medical purposes and obtain such a prescription from a licensed physician. Nonetheless, the student is still prohibited from using, possessing, or storing marijuana or paraphernalia on University-owned or controlled property, including student housing, or during University-sponsored events on or off campus.
3.11. Use, possession, sale, consumption, or distribution of alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by the law and by University regulations, including the provision of alcohol to any person under the legal drinking age or contributing to the intoxication of another person, or intoxication.
3.12. Possession or use of firearms, explosives, other weapons, incendiary devices, firecrackers, or dangerous chemicals on University premises. Guns that shoot plastic or aluminum BB’s or paintballs are treated as weapons. This prohibition includes the possession of a firearm by an individual who has a valid concealed weapon permit authorized by the State of Ohio unless the weapon is locked in an automobile or is in the process of being locked in an automobile.
3.13. Lewd, indecent, obscene or otherwise immoral conduct or expression that violates Catholic moral teaching on sexuality; or the promotion or advocacy of such conduct or expression.
3.14. Disorderly conduct, use of profane or vulgar language, breach of peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on University premises or at functions sponsored by or participated in by the University.
3.15. Any violation of the Policy on Student Clubs and Organizations.
3.16. Camping or building of campfires anywhere on University premises.
3.17. Abuse or misuse of fire prevention or control devices (including alarm systems, fire extinguishers, and all doors) or any security device or equipment, or failure to exit a building during a fire alarm or drill.
3.18. Theft or other abuse of computer equipment, facilities, or networks, including but not limited to:
a. Unauthorized entry into a file or computer system to use, read, or change the content, or for any other purpose.
b. Unauthorized transfer of a file.
c. Unauthorized use of another individual’s identification and/or password.
d. Use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or University official.
e. Use of computing facilities to send obscene, abusive, or harassing messages.
f. Use of computing facilities to view obscene or pornographic materials.
g. Use of computing facilities to interfere with normal operation of the University computing system.
3.19. Violation of University visitation policy for residence halls including but not limited to:
a. Visiting in individual residence hall rooms of members of the opposite sex outside of Open House hours.
b. Visiting in lounges, common rooms, or kitchens of members of the opposite sex outside of designated hours.
c. Visiting with the door closed during Open House hours.
3.20. Abuse of the student code system, including but not limited to:
a. Failure to obey the summons of the vice president of Student Life, the dean of students, or any administrator from the Student Life Office.
b. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a Discipline Board, Discipline Advisor, or the vice president of Student Life or someone acting on his behalf.
c. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a student code hearing or other meeting.
d. Institution of a student code proceeding or process knowingly without cause.
e. Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in or use of the student code system.
f. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a Discipline Board prior to, and/or during the course of, the Discipline Board proceeding.
g. Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a Discipline Board prior to, during, and/or after a Discipline Board proceeding.
h. Failure to comply with sanctions imposed under this student code.
i. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the student code system.
3.21. Use of the University’s name or facilities without approval of the University.
3.22 Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as defined by the University’s Policy on Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct. These complaints and alleged violations are investigated and resolved as per the procedures described in that Policy.