Student Code of Conduct

ARTICLE VI SECTION 3.A OF THE KSU SGA BY-LAWS SPECIFIES THAT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED BEHAVIORS CONSTITUTE MISCONDUCT IN WHICH DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS WILL BE IMPOSED. TO FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A STUDENT FOR VIOLATING THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT USE THE COMPLAINT FORM LOCATED ON THE SGA WEBSITE.

Section. 3. Conduct Code-Rules and Regulations.

A. The following described behaviors constitute misconduct in which disciplinary sanctions will be imposed.

1. Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:

a. Furnishing false information to any University official, faculty/staff member, or office.

b. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification.

c. Tampering with the election of any organization or student governing body.

2. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, other University activities, including its public-service functions on or off campus, or other authorized non-University activities.

3. Conduct that threatens or endangers the mental or physical health or safety of any person, including, but not limited to, physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, and coercion.

4. Attempted or actual theft of, or damage to property.

5. Hazing, which is 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. Consent by the person hazed shall be no defense to the hazing.

6. Telephone or Internet harassment, which shall include:

a. Making calls containing lewd or obscene remarks.

b. Making calls intended to harass or harm whether or not conversation ensues.

c. Making the telephone ring repeatedly with intent to harass or harm.

d. Making repeated calls in which conversation ensues solely to harass or harm.

e. Sending text, picture or video messages with intent to harass or harm.

f. Sending text, picture, video, or audio messages over electronic forums, including, but not limited to, social media websites, instant messenger or chat services, message boards or any other electronic format with intent to harass or harm

7. Failure to comply with directions of University faculty, staff, or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.

8. Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys, or other devices that provide access to any University premises or services.

9. Unauthorized presence in or use of University premises, facilities, or property.

10. Violation of University policies, rules, or regulations.

11. Violation of federal, state or local law.

12. Unauthorized distribution, use or possession of a controlled substance (as described in Chapter 65, Article 41 of Kansas Statutes Annotated on University premises) on University premises or at University-sponsored activities.

13. Unlawful use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages or violation of the University’s   Alcohol and Cereal Malt Beverage Policy.

14. Possession or use of firearms, explosives, weapons, or dangerous chemicals on University premises or at a University-sponsored activity or any other violation of the University’s Weapons Policy.

15. Intentionally initiating or causing to be initiated, any false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergency on University premises or at a University sponsored activity.

16. Participation in a campus demonstration which unreasonably disrupts the normal operations of the University and infringes on the rights of other members of the University community; inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or area; intentional obstruction which unreasonably interferes with freedom of movement, either pedestrian or vehicular, on campus.

17. Intentionally interfering with the freedom of expression of others on University premises or at a University-sponsored activity.

18. Conduct that is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of peace; or aiding, abetting or procuring another person to breach the peace on University premises or at University-sponsored activities.

19. Any violation of the stated “KSU Information Technology Usage Policies.”

20. Abuse of the SGA Judicial Program, including but not limited to:

a. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information.

b. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a judicial proceeding.

c. Knowingly initiating a complaint without cause.

d. Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the judicial system.

e.            Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a judicial board prior to, or during the   course of, the judicial proceeding.

f. Verbal, written, phone, or physical harassment, and/or intimidation of a member of a judicial    board.

g. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under this Code.

h. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the judicial program.

21. Any illegal or unauthorized taking, selling, or distribution of class notes.