CODE OF CONDUCT POLICIES
1. Alcoholic Beverages - Possession/Use - The possession or use of alcoholic beverages is not permitted by any member of the college community at any time, regardless of age, anywhere on the College premises. This includes possession of alcoholic beverages in one's room, on one's person, in personal belongings, or in one's vehicle. This also includes possession of empty alcohol containers. Since it must be assumed that the alcohol was consumed on campus, empty containers are treated the same as full containers.
Intoxication as exhibited by behavior is prohibited and will subject the student to disciplinary action. The influence of alcohol will not be considered a legitimate excuse for violation of College policy and may result in a more severe sanction for such violation. Students are also reminded that they are also members of a larger community and are subject to the laws of the State of North Carolina regarding alcohol possession and consumption. Students in violation of state law may be turned over to local officials for legal prosecution as well. (See Appendix C in Student Handbook)
2. Communicating Threats - This includes any act, verbal or non-verbal, which is threatening or intimidating, or is perceived as threatening or intimidating.
3. Conduct System - Abuse - This includes but is not limited to: Failure to obey the summons of a Conduct body; Falsification or misrepresentation of information before a Conduct body; Attempting to discourage an individual's proper participation in, or use of, the Conduct process; Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of the Conduct body.
4. Controlled Substance - Distribution/Intent to Distribute - In accordance with state law, the distribution of controlled substances is prohibited. (See Appendix B in Student Handbook)
5. Controlled Substance - Paraphernalia Possession - In accordance with state law, drug-related devices (paraphernalia) are prohibited on College premises (including possession in one's room, on one's person, in personal belongings, or in one's vehicle). Paraphernalia may include, but is not limited to, marijuana/crack pipes, bongs, homemade devices used as bongs, rolling papers, roach clips, shredded cigars (blunts), smoke masking devices, etc. (See Appendix B in Student Handbook)
6. Controlled Substances - Possession/Use - In accordance with state law, the possession or use of controlled substances, including possession in one's room, on one's person, in personal belongings, or in one's vehicle (except prescription drugs for use by the person named on the prescription) is prohibited. State laws regarding narcotics and controlled substances will be observed and enforced. (See Appendix B in Student Handbook)
7. Dishonest Acts - This includes but is not limited to plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty or fraud (Refer to the College Catalog for a detailed description of these items.) Dishonest acts also refers to furnishing false information to a College Official/Employee, the alteration, forgery, or misuse of an official College document, record, or form of identification, and tampering with elections conducted by official College organizations.
8. Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct - This includes any behavior which is disorderly, disruptive, or disturbs the peace. This includes lewd or indecent behavior; any obstruction or disruption of teaching, study, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, other College activities, or other non-College activities on College premises.
9. Encourage, Influence, or Support an Individual to Violate College Policy - This policy is intended to advise students of their responsibilities within the College Community. Should a student become aware of a real or potential policy violation, the student shall advise the offender or potential offender that such action is a policy violation, inform a College Official about the violation, and not become a participant in the violation by remaining present.
10. Failure to Comply with a College Official/Employee - This includes failure to comply with any reasonable request made by a College Official/Employee in the performance of his/her duties, and the failure to identify oneself/provide a valid college ID to a College Official/Employee when asked to do so. (See Residence Life Policies - Identification Cards)
11. Failure to comply with the terms of any disciplinary sanction imposed in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
12. Failure to Observe Traffic/Parking Regulations - This includes, but is not limited to, improper parking, driving in an unsafe manner, driving at an unsafe speed, etc. Violations of traffic regulations may result in the revocation of parking privileges, subjecting the student's vehicle to towing at the student's expense. Traffic/Parking violations are subject to citation - repetitive violations may result in the revocation of campus parking privileges. Vehicles parked in a fire zone will be immediately towed.
13. Fire - Arson - This includes starting or attempting to start a fire anywhere on College property, preventing or attempting to prevent the reporting of a fire, or preventing or attempting to prevent the extinguishing of a fire.
14. Fire/Safety - Creating a Safety, Health, or Fire Hazard - This includes, but is not limited to, actions resulting from 'pranks', improper disposal of trash, etc.
15. Fire/Safety - Abuse of Fire and Safety Equipment - This includes the setting of false alarms, misuse of emergency exits, and tampering with fire equipment, extinguishers, and alarms.
16. Fireworks - Possession or use - This includes the possession or use of any article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, or detonation, including but not limited to firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles, M-80s, etc.
17. Gang Activity - This includes any activity which could lead college officials to reasonably believe that such behavior, apparel, activities, acts or other attributes are gang related and would materially interfere or substantially disrupt the college environment or activity and/or educational objectives. This may include: wearing apparel of a gang related nature (including but not limited to clothing, clothing accessories, jewelry, hair accessories, tattoos, emblems, badges, symbols, signs), presenting a physical safety hazard to self, students, staff, faculty or other persons on the college campus, communicating either verbally or non-verbally (gestures, handshakes, slogans, drawings, etc.) to convey membership or affiliation in a gang, defacing college or personal property with gang-related graffiti, symbols, or slogans, soliciting others for gang membership.
18. Harassment - This includes harassing, abusing or threatening another by means other than the use or threatened use of physical force, including, but not limited to, stalking, phone call, text message, e-mail communication, or social media outlets (ex: Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, etc.) that includes one or more of the following: speech or action that in and of itself inflicts injury or tends to incite a disruption, or causes substantial disruption, or reasonably causes fear of great harm, or that interferes with the educational environment or disrupts university programs; speech or actions that interfere with ingress and/or egress on campus, speech or actions which are obscene.
19. Hazing - This includes 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 purposes of initiation, acceptance, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for the continued association in a group, organization or team. The express or implied consent of the victim will not be a defense.
20. Physical abuse - This includes any act that is physically abusive. Included in this regulation are fighting and physical assaults.
21. Residence Life Policy Citations - Citations are routinely issued for many of the violations as outlined in the Residence Life Policies section. These infractions are considered minor in nature, but will detract from the overall atmosphere of the community if they are repetitive. Therefore, appropriate Conduct action will be taken according to the Conduct Process if the number of citations exceeds three.
22. Sexual Assault - This includes any action that constitutes sexual abuse, including but not limited to date/acquaintance rape, any sexual act against another person forcibly (against that person's will), or not forcibly and against that person's will when that person is unable to give consent. (See Appendix E for the Response Plan by the Office of Student Conduct in Student Handbook)
23. Sexual Harassment - This includes, but is not limited to, sexually harassing any other student, male or female, by making repeated and unwelcome sex-related comments, sexual overtures, or physical behaviors which interfere or are intended to interfere with another person's work or study. (See Appendix D in Student Handbook).
24. Technology Abuse - Misuses college technology in violation of rules and regulations of the Louisburg College Information Technology Department.
25. Theft or Attempted Theft - This includes theft/attempted theft of property belonging to the College, a member of the College community, or a guest of the College or College community. Included in this policy is the removal of College property from its designated place (i.e. removal of lounge furniture to a student's room or removal of dinnerware from the cafeteria).
26. Theft or Abuse of Information (Soft or Hard Copy) - This includes but is not limited to the unauthorized entry into a file to use, read, or change the contents or for any other purpose.
27. Unauthorized Entry into College Facilities - This includes the use/entry of College facilities without proper prior approval from the appropriate College Official.
28. Unauthorized Possession, Duplication, or Use of College keys or Student ID - This includes the possession of unauthorized keys (including possession of room keys/cards not issued to holder). Students are reminded that keys/ID cards are not to be given to anyone else for any reason.
29. Vandalism - This includes damage or attempted damage to property belonging to the College or any member of the College community or guest.
30. Verbal Abuse - This includes profanity, harassment, or any conduct that is loud, abusive, or inappropriate, and is perceived as detrimental to the health and safety of any person. This also includes the public use of profanity on College Premises (i.e. yelling profanity across the yard or from a window).
31. Violation of any Federal, State, or Local Law - This includes any Federal, State, or Local law not specifically covered in the Conduct Rules and Regulations. For violations that involve local, state, and/or federal law, Conduct decisions and sanctions issued by Louisburg College are separate and distinct from any legal action taken by the courts. As the Louisburg College Conduct system operates under the guidelines of 'preponderance of evidence' (see Conduct Procedure: Evidence), it is possible to be found not responsible in the courts and be found responsible in the Louisburg College Conduct system.
32. Weapons - Possession or use - This includes the possession or use of weapons, including but not limited to explosives, firearms, ammunition, knives (including pocketknives of any size), brass knuckles, any implement capable of inflicting serious bodily injury, or dangerous chemicals are prohibited on the College premises, including in one's room, on one's person, in personal belongings, or in one's vehicle. Federal and state laws regarding weapons and firearms will be observed and enforced.
33. Non-lethal Weapons - Possession or use - This includes the possession or use of projectiles that may result in direct or indirect injury. This may include but is not limited to: slingshots of all types, water balloons, water guns, paintball guns, slingshots, air soft guns, etc.