Student Code of Conduct
Students are responsible for knowing the University’s regulations, disciplinary procedures, and penalties. It should be emphasized that students are subject to criminal statutes and legal action, not just the University’s regulations and disciplinary system.
1. Endangering or threatening to endanger life, health, safety, or property, including projecting or causing an object to fall from a building.
2. Subjecting another person to any and all forms of sexual misconduct (e.g., physical, verbal, visual, online/electronic/social media, etc.). Violation of this regulation shall be primarily within the purview of the Office of Equity and Inclusion. Offenses of this nature and the procedures for resolving them are not governed by this policy and are addressed by Policy 1.4.1P and Regulation 1.4.2R. Any sexual misconduct not covered by the Office of Equity and Inclusion’s policies may be addressed by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
3. Engaging in a course of conduct which is intended to harass, intimidate, or unreasonably impair the person's ability to participate in or fully benefit from the University's environment. Harassment and/or discrimination on the basis of a person’s membership in a protected class, as defined by the University’s Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy, 1.4.1P, shall be exclusively within the purview of the Office of Equity and Inclusion. The procedures for resolving violations of this regulation of this nature are not governed by this policy and are addressed by Policy 1.4.1P.
4. Unless expressly exempt by Policy 9.4.1P, all persons are prohibited from possessing Deadly Weapons and Dangerous Materials/Instruments including, but not limited to, tasers/stun guns, pellet guns, BB guns, airsoft guns, paint ball guns and firearms, explosives, fireworks or other deadly weapons or look-alike or replica weapons on all property owned, leased, or controlled by Eastern Kentucky University, including but not limited to all classrooms, laboratories, residence halls, clinics, office buildings, performance halls, athletics and recreation facilities, farms, forests and other natural areas, parking lots and structures, University owned, leased or controlled vehicles, and all outdoor areas of the campus, including extended campuses and all other property now or hereafter owned, leased, or controlled by Eastern Kentucky University, of any unit of Eastern Kentucky University. This policy applies to all persons who possess lawfully issued licenses or permits pursuant to KRS 237.110and to all persons who do not possess lawfully issued licenses or permits pursuant to KRS 237.110.
5. Illegally selling, possessing, manufacturing, trafficking or using/consuming drugs, or other intoxicating or controlled substances, or possessing paraphernalia.
6. Engaging in intoxicated and disorderly conduct on University Premises or at University functions.
7. Possessing or consuming alcohol on University Premises not specifically permitted by the University. See Policy 9.1.1P.
8. Failing to comply with the University hazing policy. See Policy 5.1.1P.
9. Vandalizing, taking, possessing, damaging, or destroying public or private property.
10. Creating a fire or safety hazard, abusing/misusing safety equipment, or transmitting false fire alarms; helping or influencing others in such offenses.
11. Violating any published or posted university rule or regulation.
12. Violations of Law. Evidence of violation of local, state or federal laws, when substantiated through the University’s conduct process.
13. Disrupting the peace, creating noise or a nuisance, or interfering with classroom or other University activities.
14. Disregarding the reasonable directives, verbal or written, of any staff in the conduct of assigned duties.
15. Unauthorized entry to, or unauthorized use of, any University property or facilities; this includes, but is not limited to:
a. Failing to comply with residence hall visitation regulations;
b. Failing to comply with residence hall regulations as listed in the residence hall guidelines and/or the housing contract;
c. Unauthorized entry to, or unauthorized use of, any other University property or facilities.
16. Falsifying identity and/or other information.
17. Academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, unauthorized collaboration and/or fabrication. See Policy 4.1.3P.
18. Interfering with the use of or abusing any part of University computing services or facilities.
19. Encouraging, assisting or helping someone to violate University regulations.
20. Failing to abide by the terms of any disciplinary sanction properly imposed by a University official, committee, agency or hearing body.
21. Failure to self-report as a registered sex offender or any other violation of the “University Policy Regarding Employees and Students Registered as Sex Offenders.” See Policy 8.3.5P.
22. Using tobacco products, including, but not limited to, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes, on University owned or controlled property or at University functions. See Policy 9.6.1P.