Misconduct Definitions

  1. Dishonest conduct including, but not limited to, false accusation of misconduct, forgery, alteration, or misuse of any university document, record, or identification; and giving to a university official information known to be false.
  2. Assuming another person's identity or role through deception or without proper authorization. Communicating or acting under the guise, name, identification, e-mail address, signature, or other indications of another person or group without proper authorization or authority.
  3. Knowingly initiating, transmitting, filing, or circulating a false report or warning concerning an impending bombing, fire, or other emergency or catastrophe; or transmitting such a report to an official or an official agency.
  4. Unauthorized release or use of any university access codes for computer systems, duplicating systems, and other university equipment.
  5. Conduct that is lewd, indecent, or obscene.
  6. Disorderly conduct, including obstructive and disruptive behavior that interferes with teaching, research, administration, or other university or university-authorized activity. (See Guidelines for Dealing with Disruptive Students in Academic Settings, University Faculty Council, April 12, 2005.)
  7. Actions that endanger one's self, others in the university community, or the academic process.
  8. Failure to comply with the directions of authorized university officials in the performance of their duties, including failure to identify oneself when requested to do so; failure to comply with the terms of a disciplinary sanction; or refusal to vacate a university facility when directed to do so.
  9. Unauthorized entry, use, or occupancy of university facilities.
  10. Unauthorized taking, possession, or use of university property or services or the property or services of others.
  11. Damage to or destruction of university property or the property belonging to others.
  12. Unauthorized setting of fires on university property; unauthorized use of or interference with fire equipment and emergency personnel.
  13. Unauthorized possession, use, manufacture, distribution, or sale of illegal fireworks, incendiary devices, or other dangerous explosives.
  14. Possession of any weapon or potential weapon on any university property contrary to law or university policy; possession or display of any firearm on university property, except in the course of an authorized activity.
  15. Sale of any firearms from university property or using university facilities, including through computer and telephone accounts; intentional possession of a dangerous article or substance as a potential weapon.
  16. Acting with violence.
  17. Aiding, encouraging, or participating in a riot.
  18. Harassment, defined in Part I ( c ) of the Code.
  19. Stalking or hazing of any kind whether the behavior is carried out verbally, physically, electronically, or in written form.
  20. Physical abuse of any person.
  21. Verbal abuse of another person.
  22. Unauthorized possession, use, or supplying alcoholic beverages to others contrary to law or university policy.
  23. Unauthorized possession, manufacture, sale, distribution, or use of illegal drugs, any controlled substance, or drug paraphernalia. Being under the influence of illegal drugs or unauthorized controlled substances.
  24. Intentionally obstructing or blocking access to university facilities, property, or programs.
  25. Violation of other disseminated university regulations, policies, or rules. Examples of such regulations include but are not limited to university computing policies, residence hall policies, and recreational sports facility policies.
  26. A violation of any Indiana or federal criminal law.
  27. Engaging in or encouraging any behavior or activity that threatens or intimidates any potential participant in a judicial process.