Article V: Expectations for Student Conduct

Students are expected to engage in responsible social conduct that reflects credit upon the College community and to model good citizenship in any community. 

Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Article VI(B):

  1. Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:
    1. Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty.
    2. Furnishing false information to any College official, faculty member, or office; or member of law enforcement.
    3. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any College document, record or instrument of identification.
  2. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, other College activities, including its public service functions on or off campus, or of other authorized non-College activities when the conduct occurs on College premises.
  3. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
  4. Assault, Battery, Sexual Assault, Sexual harassment, Sexual misconduct.
  5. Actions taken against another because of hatred, bias or results in discrimination based on race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability, including harassment on the basis of another’s membership in a protected class.
  6. Bullying and Cyberbullying, including repeated and/or severe aggressive behaviors that intimidate or intentionally harm or control another person physically or emotionally.
  7. Attempted or actual theft of or damage to property of the College or property of a member of the College community or other personal or public property, on or off campus.
  8. Hazing, defined as an act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, a group or organization. The express or implied consent of the victim will not be a defense.  Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing are not neutral acts; they are violations of this rule.
  9. Failure to comply with directions of College officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
  10. Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any College premises or unauthorized entry to or use of College premises.
  11. Violation of any College policy, rule, or regulation published in hard copy or available electronically on the College website.
  12. Violation of any federal, state or local law.
  13. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances except as expressly permitted by law.
  14. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by College regulations), or public intoxication. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstances, be used by, possessed by or distributed to any person under 21 years of age.
  15.  Unauthorized use, possession, or storage of any guns, other weapons or facsimiles of weapons, explosives, or dangerous chemicals.
  16. Participating in an on-campus or off-campus demonstration, riot, or activity that disrupts the normal operations of the College or infringes on the rights of other members of the College community; leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled or normal activities within any campus building or area.
  17. Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on College premises or at College sponsored or supervised functions.
  18. Conduct that is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on College premises or at functions sponsored by, or participated in by, the College or members of the College community. Disorderly conduct includes but is not limited to any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on College premises without his/her prior knowledge, or without his/her consent when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes, but is not limited to, surreptitiously taking pictures or video of another person in a gym, locker room, shower or restroom.
  19. Any of the following conduct on the basis of sex constitutes Sexual Harassment under Carroll College's Title IX policy: Title IX Policy

    a.) Quid Pro Quo Harassment: A Carroll College employee conditioning an educational benefit or service of Carroll College upon a person’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct. 

    b.) Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, and pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to Carroll College’s education program or activity.

    c.) Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking as those offenses are defined in the Clery Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), and the Violence Against Women Act, 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a).

    Sexual assault: Sexual acts, including sexual intercourse, directed against another person (Complainant) without the consent of the Complainant, including instances in which the Complainant is incapable of giving consent; incest; and sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent of 16 years old.

    Dating Violence
    : Violence, on the basis of sex, committed by a person who is in or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the Complainant. 

    Domestic Violence: Violence, on the basis of sex, committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the Complainant, or by a person with whom the Complainant shares a child in common

    Stalking: Engaging in a course of conduct, on the basis of sex, directed at a specific person, that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person’s safety, or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress.  

  20. Theft or abuse of computer facilities and resources, including but not limited to:
    1. Unauthorized entry into a file to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.
    2. Unauthorized transfer of a file.
    3. Use of another individual’s identification or password.
    4. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member, or College official.
    5. Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages.
    6. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with normal operation of the College computing system.
    7. Use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws.
    8. Any violation of the college’s Acceptable Use of Computing and Network Resources Policy.
  21. Abuse of the Student Conduct system, including but not limited to:
    1. Failure to obey the notice from a Student Conduct Board or College official to appear for a meeting or hearing as part of the Student Conduct process.
    2. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information in the Student Conduct process
    3. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a Student Conduct proceeding.
    4. Institution of a Student Conduct proceeding in bad faith.
    5. Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the Student Conduct process.
    6. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a Student Conduct Board prior to, or during the course of, the Student Conduct Board process.
    7. Harassment (verbal or physical) or intimidation of a member of, or a participant in, a Student Conduct Board prior to, during, or after a Student Conduct proceeding.
    8. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Carroll Code.
    9. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the Student Conduct process.