Proscribed Conduct

Any student, university club or organization found to have committed or to have attempted to commit any of the following misconduct is subject to disciplinary sanctions.

1.  False documentation or representations to the University, faculty, or to any university official in any form, written or verbal; or the alteration, misrepresentation, or falsification of any University records, forms, or procedures.

2.  The theft or attempted theft of University, private or public property or services, on or off campus, and/or the willful possession of such property.

3.  Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives (including fireworks), other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on Concordia University Chicago premises or use of any such item, even if legally possessed, in a manner that harms, threatens or causes fear to others.

4.  The willful destruction of, defacing of, or altering of University, private or public property other than property owned by the student.*

5.  The unauthorized alteration, misuse, theft, destruction of, or any other willful act that might deem the equipment nonfunctioning of any fire alarm, detection, and firefighting equipment, emergency exit signs, or security surveillance equipment*.

6.  Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any Concordia University Chicago premises or unauthorized entry to or use of university premises.

7.  Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.*

8.  Forcible or unauthorized entry into any building, structure, facility, or room therein, or vehicle on the premises of Concordia University Chicago.

9.  Violators of Residential Hall policies, whether residential student or commuter, are subject to disciplinary sanctions. Furthermore, students hosting guests are responsible for the actions of their guests within the halls. Students are responsible for knowing the policies of the residence hall facilities they enter.

10.       Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by Concordia University Chicago board of regents or administration), or public intoxication. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstances, be used by, possessed by, manufactured or distributed to or by any person under twenty-one (21) years of age.

11.       Purchase, sale, use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution without prescription of any controlled substance or narcotic, or the unauthorized or illegal purchase, sale, use, possession, or distribution of prescription drugs on University premises, in University owned vehicles, or at off campus University sponsored events. Furthermore, the purchase, sale, use, possession, or distribution of any paraphernalia for the illegal use of controlled or prescribed substances is also prohibited.

12.       Failure to comply with the directions of Concordia University Chicago officials, including student officials such as campus security officers or resident assistants, acting in the performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.

13.       Violation of any federal, state, or local law is prohibited whether the violation occurred off or on university premises.

14.       Any form of academic dishonesty of any kind, or assisting another in academic dishonesty with respect to examinations, course assignments, unauthorized recordings of lectures, plagiarism, alteration of records, or illegal possession of examinations. (all such violations are addressed through the Honor Code Violations process as outlined in the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Handbook)

15.       Intentionally initiating or causing to be initiated any false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergency on University premises or at University-sponsored activities.

16.       Any act of sexual misconduct, including but not limited to: inappropriate sexual behavior, sexual harassment, nonconsensual sexual intercourse (or attempts to commit same), sexual contact (or attempts to commit same), and sexual exploitation as outlined in our policy regarding Sexual Misconduct*.

17.       Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, other Concordia University Chicago activities, including its public service functions on or off campus, or of other authorized non- Concordia University Chicago activities when the conduct occurs on university premises.

18.       Any act which 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*.

19.       Participating in an on-campus or off-campus demonstration, riot, or activity that disrupts the normal operations of Concordia University Chicago and/or infringes on the rights of other members of the community; leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or on university premises.

20.       Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on Concordia University Chicago premises or at university sponsored or supervised functions.

21.       Conduct that is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on Concordia University Chicago premises or at functions sponsored or participated in by, the university or members of the academic community.

22.       Any violation of rules (as described in, but not limited to, the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Handbook, the Residential Life Hall Policies and Procedures, the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog, and/or the student code ) that take place via the internet, including but not limited to Facebook, MySpace, Blackboard, or Blogs; or other forms of electronic communication, including but not limited to digital photographs, text messages, or emails.

23.       Theft or abuse of computer facilities and resources, including but not limited to:

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.  Use of another individual’s identification and/or password without consent.

d. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or Concordia University Chicago official.

e.  Use of the computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages.

f.  Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with normal operation of the Concordia University Chicago computing system.

g.  Use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws.

h.  Any violation of the CougarNet Computer Use policies.

24.       Abuse of the Student Code Process, including but not limited to:

a.  Failure to obey the notice from a Student Conduct official to appear for a meeting or hearing as part of the Student Conduct process.

b.  Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information during a Student Conduct proceeding.

c.  Disruption or interference with the orderly process of a Student Conduct proceeding.

d. Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the student conduct process.

e.  Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Conduct process.

* Any student accused of violating a student code that has caused implied or immediate harm to another person, or the implied or immediate harm to property, is subject to the immediate and required removal and/or restriction from campus. Such removal may remain only temporarily during the conclusion of the Student Code Process or, if the student is found responsible for the violation, might be for a specified or permanent amount of time. The university is not responsible for compensation of a student in any way during this removal and/or restriction from campus