Student Code of Conduct

Appropriate Use of Information Technology by Students

The university information technology resources are made available to students to further the educational mission of the university. The appropriate uses of information technology are primarily related to the academic assignments and coursework of students. To ensure availability and reasonable levels of service, the users must behave both responsibly and ethically.

Prohibited Activities

While the policy attempts to enumerate activities that constitute misuse, the rapid changes in technology make it impossible to list every possible misuse. Therefore, the general areas of misuse are identified with examples of each

    The execution of any program or instructions with the intent of:
  • Disrupting the normal operations of the network, software, or computers at the university.
  • Obscuring the true identity of the user.
  • Harassing any individual or group.
  • Using of college resources for non-college related activities that create an undue increase in the network load, e.g., file sharing, network games, spamming, chain mail.
  • Scanning systems to find running services and vulnerabilities.

Unauthorized Access and Use

  • Using of network packet ‘sniffers’ or packet analyzers.
  • Providing unauthorized access to a student’s Ethernet port to other persons.
  • Installation of routers, switches, hubs, or wireless access points.

Damage or Impairment of Technical Resources

Using or damaging any technology resource that results in the impairment or any adverse effects to the access of others is considered a violation of the technology policy. This includes the introduction of any virus, worm, or other software or instructions that attack or diminish access to resources and disrupt transmission cables or transmission equipment.

Student Conduct Policy

All students shall obey the law, show respect for constituted authority, and observe the university standards of conduct. In addition to activities prohibited by law, the following types of behavior are prohibited and are subject to disciplinary action as determined by the university:

- Gambling
- Using, possessing, and/or selling an illegal drug, narcotic, or alcohol
- Possessing or using firearms on university-controlled property
- Interfering with teaching, research, administration, or other university activities through disorderly conduct or disruptive behavior
- Endangering the health or safety of others
- Damaging or destroying university property
- Forging, altering, or misusing any faculty documents, records, or identification
- Physically or verbally abusing any person on university-owned or controlled property or at any university-sponsored event
- Stealing property or purposefully damaging the property of the university or of a member of the university community or of a campus visitor
- Violating faculty policies or regulations
- Conducting oneself in a disorderly, lewd, indecent or obscene manner on university-owned or controlled property or at university-sponsored events
- Disobeying lawful and reasonable instruction of university administration when such a person is acting in an official capacity
- Eating or drinking in classrooms or laboratories
- Using pagers, mobile phones, radios, or mp3 players in classes
- Smoking in classrooms or in halls
- Acting in a way, which, in the view of the university, causes the embarrassment, humiliation or loss of dignity or well-being of a fellow student

Student Dress Code Policy

    Future University students are expected to dress following generally accepted community standards of neatness, cleanliness, modesty and tastefulness. Included in these guidelines are the following specific regulations:
  • Students must wear shoes in all buildings.
  • Elasticized (spandex) form-fitting athletic apparel is unacceptable in class
  • Outer garments must cover underwear garments
  • Apparel with suggestive/obscene writing or illustrations/graphics is prohibited

The right and responsibility to determine the appropriateness of the dress of a particular student lies with the classroom instructor or, when the student is outside the classroom, with the immediate supervisor of the building or grounds the student is utilizing. An instructor may require specific, appropriate dress when students are to give classroom presentations or speeches of any type or when representing the university outside the classroom. When an instructor or supervisor informs a student that the clothing s/he is wearing is not appropriate, the student must leave the classroom or other facility and change the clothing or agrees not to wear such clothing again, as the instructor or supervisor directs.