The following offenses could be determined to be minor or major offenses at the discretion of the hearing officer:

  1. Disregard for the property and rights of others including the right to be free from verbal abuse or harassment. Engagement in any abusive or demeaning conduct or obscene gestures directed toward another individual or group of individuals which has the effect of creating a hostile environment or impedes the right or privileges of other members of the College Community.
  2. Physical abuse or threats thereof against any person or persons, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such person or persons.
  3. Theft, larceny, embezzlement, fraud, or the temporary taking of the property of another or possession of stolen goods without permission.
  4. Unauthorized occupation, unauthorized entry or unauthorized use of any College facility or College-related facilities or premises.
  5. Unauthorized use or possession on the campus of firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, or other dangerous weapons, substances, or materials.
  6. Illegal manufacture, sale, possession or use of any scheduled drug, such as narcotics, barbiturates, central nervous systems stimulants, marijuana, sedatives, tranquilizers, hallucinogens, and/or similar drugs and/or chemicals.
  7. Vandalism, malicious destruction, damage, defacing, or misuse of College, public or private property, including library materials and all computers.
  8. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, learning, research, administration, discipline procedures or other College authorized event. Disruptions of teaching and learning include tardiness, offensive language or behavior, noise and improper use of personal communication devices (e.g. cell phones, headphones, pagers, palm pilots, and laptops).
  9. Obstructing or restraining the passage of any person at an exit or entrance to the College campus or property, or preventing or attempting to prevent by force or violence or by threats thereof, the entrance or exit of any person to or from said property or campus without the authorization of the administration of the College.
  10. Setting a fire on the campus or campus-related premises without proper authority. Inappropriate use of any combustible or chemical or flammable substance which may present a fire hazard, annoyance, threat, or danger to property or person and/or persons on College premises.
  11. Falsification, alteration or withholding information related to academic records/documents.
  12. Furnishing false information to a College employee with intent to deceive.
  13. Failure to meet any college-related financial obligations.
  14. Unauthorized use, possession, or alteration of firefighting equipment, safety devices, College Police property, or other emergency or safety equipment.
  15. The intentional making of a false report of a bomb, fire or other emergency in any building, structure, or facility on College premises or College-related premises by means of activating a fire alarm or in any other manner.
  16. Disorderly conduct, including rioting, inciting to riot or assembly to riot.
  17. Participating in hazing.
  18. Failure to present student identification to a College employee in response to a request.
  19. Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in any form on College premises or College-related premises, except in those areas of the College premises or College-related premises where the President or his/her designee has authorized the serving of legal beverages, subject to prescribed regulations.
  20. Violation of any published policies, rules and/or regulations promulgated by an official College office.
  21. Interference with performance of duties of any College employee.
  22. Theft, sale, and/or possession of stolen books.
  23. Failure of a student to respond to written communication in connection with an alleged violation of the Student Conduct Code.
  24. Malfeasance in or misuse of elective or appointive office in a student organization which is injurious to the welfare of the College.
  25. Failure to abide by, or violation of, any sanction imposed by the Dean of Enrollment Development and Student Affairs, Executive Vice President, Educational/Student and Outreach Services, the President and/or Board of Trustees.
  26. Engaging in any form of gambling while on College premises or at functions sponsored by the College.
  27. Misrepresentation of oneself or of an organization to be an agent of the College.
  28. Any other violation of existing local, state or federal law.

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