Student Code of Conduct

Student Code of Conduct

Generally, the University's jurisdiction and discipline addresses inappropriate student behavior which adversely affects the University community and/or the pursuit of its objectives from the time an enrolled student matriculates until they graduate. Full- and part-time students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional studies at the University of Dallas are expected to honor the Code of Student Conduct. Failure to abide by this Code is considered to be misconduct and subject to disciplinary action:

  1. Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:
    (a.) Academic dishonesty in any form, such as cheating and plagiarism (incidents involving academic dishonesty are handled by the dean of the college through which the course is offered, or the dean's designee).
    (b.) Furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member, or office.
    (c.) Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification.
  2. Behavior that disrupts or obstructs the normal operation of the University.
  3. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health and safety of any person.
  4. Attempted and/or completed acts of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking against any member of the University community.
  5. Theft (actual and attempted) of University property or the property belonging to a member of the University community.
  6. Damage to University property or the property belonging to a member of the University community.
  7. Hazing (see Policy on Hazing).
  8. Failure to comply with directions of University officials acting in the performance of their duties, and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
  9. Unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of keys to any University premises, or unauthorized entry to or use of University premises.
  10. Use, possession, or distribution of narcotic or other controlled substance except as permitted by law (see Policy on Illegal Drugs).
  11. Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by law and the Policy on Campus Alcohol.
  12. Possession or use of firearms, explosive fireworks, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on University premises.
  13. Arson or the irresponsible use of fire. Setting a false fire alarm or issuing a bomb threat. Misusing or interfering with the fire equipment, smoke detectors, extinguishers, and hoses. Failure to follow a fire drill or other emergency procedures.
  14. Creating a safety hazard in any form.
  15. Conduct that endangers others or is considered disorderly, lewd, or indecent; behavior that breaches the peace.
  16. Theft or other abuse of computer time, including but not limited to the following:
    (a.) Unauthorized entry into a file to use, read, or change the contents or for any other purpose.
    (b.) Unauthorized transfer of a file.
    (c.) Unauthorized use of another individual's identification and/or password.
    (d.) Use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member, or University official.
    (e.) Use of the computing facilities to send obscene or abusive messages.
    (f.) Use of the computing facilities to interfere with normal operations of the University computing system.
  17. Failure to comply with the judicial system, including but not limited to the following:
    (a.) Failure to obey a judicial summons. 
    (b.) Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a judicial officer, Director of Student Affairs, or Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs. 
    (c.) Disruption or interference with the conduct of a judicial proceeding. 
    (d.) Attempting to discourage an individual's proper participation in or use of the judicial system. 
    (e.) Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a witness, judicial officer, Director of Student Affairs, or Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs. 
    (f.) Failure to complete sanctions.
  18.  Violation of any University rule, regulation, policy, or contract not specifically identified in the Student Code of Conduct.
  19. Violation of any federal, state, or local law not specifically identified in the Student Code of Conduct.

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