Conduct – Rules and Regulations
Acts of academic dishonesty are regulated by procedures outlined in the Academic Honor Code. Any student found to have committed the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Section H:
1. Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following: cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty; furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member, or office; forgery; alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification; helping or attempting to help another student commit an act of dishonesty; tampering with the election of any University-recognized student organization.
2. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other University activities, including its public-service functions on or off campus or other authorized non-University activities, when the act occurs on University premises.
3. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, stalking, and hate crimes or acts that are racially motivated or due to one's sexual orientation, gender expression, and/or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
4. Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to property of the University or property of a member of the University community or other personal or public property, on or off campus.
5. Hazing, defined as an act that 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. The express or implied consent of the victim will not be a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing are not neutral acts; they are violations of this regulation.
6. Failure to comply with directions of University officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
7. Unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of keys to any University premises or unauthorized entry to or use of University premises.
8. Violation of any University policy, rule, or regulation published in hard copy, posted on campus, or available electronically on the University website.
9. Violation of federal, state, or local law on University premises or at University-sponsored or supervised activities.
10. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances, except as expressly permitted by law; use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
11. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages, except as expressly permitted by the law and University regulations, or public intoxication. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstances, be used by, possessed by, or distributed to any person under 21 years of age.
12. Possession of firearms, explosives, any object that by its intended or actual use may be used to threaten or harm people or damage or destroy property, or other weapons or dangerous chemicals on University premises.
13. Participating in an on-campus or off-campus demonstration, riot, or activity that disrupts the normal operations of the University and infringes on the rights of other members of the University community; leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or area; intentional obstruction that unreasonably interferes with freedom of movement, either pedestrian or vehicular, on campus.
14. Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on University premises or at University-sponsored or supervised functions, or violation of any regulations outlined in the Lawrence Tech Parking and Traffic Regulations booklet.
15. Conduct which is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of the peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on University premises or at functions sponsored by, or participated in, by the University or members of the academic community. Disorderly conduct includes but is not limited to: any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on University premises without his/her knowledge, or without his/her effective consent when such recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes but is not limited to surreptitiously taking pictures of another person in a gym, locker room, or restroom.
16. Theft or other abuse of computer facilities and resources, including but not limited to unauthorized entry into a file to use, read, change, or delete the contents or for any other purpose; unauthorized transfer of a file; use of another individual's identification and password; use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member, or University official; use of computing facilities to send obscene or abusive messages; use of computing facilities to interfere with normal operation of the University computing system; use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws; any violation of the University's Computing and Network Policy.
17. Tampering with any telecommunications service, including but not limited to: telephone, cable television, and/or voice mail; providing unauthorized service to another room, suite, or apartment by any means through unauthorized installation of wiring jacks or extensions.
18. Abuse of the Student Conduct System, including but not limited to: failure to obey the summons of the Student Discipline Committee, Discipline Appeals Committee, Student Conduct Officer, or University official to appear for a meeting or hearing as part of the Student Conduct System; falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a Student Discipline Committee, Discipline Appeals Committee, or Student Conduct Officer; disruption or interference in bad faith with the orderly conduct of a proceeding; attempting to discourage an individual's proper participation in, or use of, the Student Conduct System; attempting to discourage an individual's proper participation in, or use of, the Student Conduct System; attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a Student Discipline Committee or Discipline Appeals Committee prior to, during, and/or after a student conduct proceeding; harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a Student Discipline Committee or Discipline Appeals Committee prior to, during, and/or after a student conduct proceeding; failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Code; influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the Student Conduct System.
19. Actions that endanger the student, the University or local community, or the academic process, or cause harm to self or others.