Conduct-Rules and Regulations
Students are responsible for knowing the following:
16. Occidental College expects that its students will strive for high standards of honor and good citizenship and that they will conduct themselves, both on- and off-campus, in a manner that reflects credit on themselves and the College. The following, while not exhaustive, represents misconduct subject to conduct action:
- Conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person including physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, and/or coercion.
- Sexual Misconduct. Sexual assault charges involving students will be handled in accordance with the College's Sexual Misconduct Policy.
- Sexual Harassment. Sexual harassment will be handled in accordance with the College's Sexual Misconduct Policy.
- Harassment. In this Code ‘harassment': (a) is the use, display, or other demonstration of words, gestures, imagery, or physical materials, or the engagement in any form of bodily conduct, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, alienage, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, which has the effect of creating a hostile and intimidating environment sufficiently severe or pervasive to substantially impair a reasonable person's participation in College programs or activities, or use of College facilities; (b) must target a specific person or persons; and (c) must be addressed directly to that person or persons.
- Possession of a weapon. A "weapon" includes explosives, metal knuckles, knives with blades more than three (3) inches long, firearms including guns, air/pellet guns, paint guns, gun replicas (including facsimile water pistols) or any other instrument used or designed to be used to intimidate, threaten, and/or injure any person.
- Reckless, disorderly, or lewd conduct that occurs on- or off-campus.
- Participation in any act of hazing, as defined by California Penal Code Section 245.6(b) and the College's policy on hazing.
- Recklessly interfering with normal College or College-sponsored activities, including but not limited to studying, teaching, research, administration, or fire, police, or emergency services.
- Initiating or causing to be initiated any false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergency.
- Unauthorized entry or use of College facilities. This also includes unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of keys or access cards to any College premises.
- Unauthorized or inappropriate use of College computers, e-mail, or network; or other violations as specified by the most current Computer Use Policy published by Occidental Information Technology Services. It may also include unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to record any person while on College premises without his/her prior knowledge, or without his/her effective consent.
- Violating the terms of any disciplinary sanction imposed in accordance with the Code.
- Furnishing false information to the College or a College Official or withholding information that may impede an investigation.
- Violation of the College Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy: Alcohol Policy.
- Violation of the College Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy: Drug Policy.
- Forgery, unauthorized alteration, or unauthorized use of any College document or instrument of identification.
- Substantially interfering with the freedom of expression of others.
- Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage, including littering, to College property or the property of others. Departments may have additional regulations and/or requirements dealing with conduct and/or use of College funds or property.
- Failing to comply with the reasonable directions of College officials, including Campus Safety officers and residence hall staff, acting in performance of their duties. This also includes failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested.
- Violations of other College regulations, rules, or policies.
- Conduct that could result in the violation of any federal, state or local law.
- Actions by a student's guest that violate College policies. This includes, but is not limited to: engaging in actions both on and off campus which leads College officials to reasonably believe that it is more likely than not that a student did adversely affect or may adversely affect: (a) the peace / comfort / security of others or the College community; (b) the integrity of the educational or developmental process; or (c) the good name / reputation of the College. A guest is defined as someone who attends (does not need to be invited) the hosted / sponsored / spontaneous event until the person is away enough from the event (both in distance and time) as to not reasonably be associated with the event.
Last updated June 12, 2012
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