Conduct-Rules and Regulations
Students are responsible for knowing the following:
17. 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 College further expects that students will convey these expectations to their guests. The following, while not exhaustive, represents behavior subject to conduct action:
a. Conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person including physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, and/or coercion.
b. 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.
c. Reckless, disorderly, or lewd conduct.
d. Recklessly interfering with normal College or College-sponsored activities, including but not limited to studying, teaching, research, administration, or emergency services, such as fire and police.
e. Unauthorized entry or use of College facilities. This includes unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of keys or access cards to any College premises.
f. Unauthorized use of an Oxy ID card. Students are unable to give permission to other persons to use the ID card on their behalf. The only person permitted to use the ID card is the individual to whom the card is issued.
g. Unauthorized or inappropriate use of College computers, e-mail, or network; or other violations as specified by the most current Appropriate Use of Technology Policy published by Occidental Information Technology Services.
h. 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.
i. Failure to comply with any sanction(s), administrative and/or educational, imposed in accordance with the Code.
j. Furnishing false information to the College or a College Official or withholding information that may impede an investigation. This includes, but is not limited to any false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergency.
k. Violation of the College Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy: Alcohol Policy.
l. Violation of the College Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy: Drug Policy.
m. Forgery, unauthorized alteration, or unauthorized use of any College document or instrument of identification.
n. Substantially interfering with the freedom of expression of others.
o. Attempted or actual theft of College property or the property of others.
p. Damage to College property or the property of others, including littering. Departments may have additional regulations and/or requirements dealing with conduct and/or use of College funds or property.
q. Failure 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.
r. Violations of other College regulations, rules, or policies.
s. Conduct that could result in the violation of any federal, state or local law.
t. Students are to maintain adequate oversight of their guests and to exercise good judgment when inviting guests into the community. Guests include individuals invited or signed in for by the student or the passive acceptance of an individual’s known presence. Guests also include individuals who are not personally invited, but who respond to a general invitation.
u. Hosting non-official events or other activities that create a nuisance or endanger the safety of the community.
v. Retaliation: Acts or attempts to retaliate or seek retribution against any complainant, respondent, or individual or group of individuals or group of individuals otherwise involved in the complaint, investigation and/or resolution of an allegation of a policy violation. Retaliation can be committed by any individual or group of individuals, not just a respondent or complainant. Retaliation can take many forms, including continued abuse, violence or other forms of harm to others.
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