The following offenses are considered to be inconsistent with responsible student behavior and in violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Please note that any inappropriate conduct is subject to disciplinary action, even if it is not described in the Student Handbook or in other university publications.
- Violations of academic integrity
- Forgery, unauthorized alteration, or unauthorized use of any document (i.e., medical, university documents, records, instrument, or form of identification)
- Intentionally furnishing false information to the university, or intentionally initiating or causing to be initiated any false report; warning; or threat of fire, explosion, or other emergency
- Use of force against any person or property or the threat of such force
- Gender-based harassment and sexual misconduct
- Bullying and harassment of any kind, whether physical or verbal, oral or written, including gestures or language of any individual(s), electronic or otherwise.
- Discrimination directed at, but not limited to, age, color, ethnic or national origin, gender, handicapping condition, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, race, religion, or sexual orientation
- Conduct that threatens the mental health or physical health and safety of any person or persons, including hazing, drug and/or alcohol abuse, attempted suicide, and other forms of destructive or self-destructive behavior*
- Unauthorized entry into, unauthorized use of, or misuse of university property including computers and data voice communication networks
- Intentionally or recklessly endangering the welfare of any individual or intentionally or recklessly interfering with any university activity or university-sponsored activity
- Use, possession, or storage of any weapon, dangerous chemical, fireworks, or explosive, whether or not a federal or state license to possess the same has been issued to the possessor
- The distribution of alcohol, narcotics, or dangerous drugs on university property or among members of the university community, if such distribution is illegal, or the possession of a sufficiently large quantity as to indicate an intention to distribute illegally
- Disorderly conduct, which includes public intoxication; lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior; gambling; and conduct that tends to degrade the university or its members
- Use and/or possession of illegal substances and/or underage consumption of alcohol in connection with any on-campus or off-campus activity
- Theft of university services or theft of, or intentional or reckless damage to, university property, or property in the possession of, or owned by, a member of the university community, including the knowing possession of stolen property
- Shoplifting and/or any other misconduct on or off campus
- Intentional or reckless misuse of fire safety equipment
- The violation of the ethical code of one’s intended profession either by graduate students enrolled in any of the university’s professional or graduate programs or undergraduate students in clinical courses or settings related to their intended profession
- Academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to, plagiarism and cheating, and other forms of academic misconduct, such as misuse of academic resources, facilities, software, data, equipment, or networks, or any act that hinders the academic process
- Violations of federal, state, or local law where such violations have an adverse effect on the educational mission of the university
- Failure to comply with the reasonable request of university officials (any university personnel acting as an agent of the university), including campus security officers, acting in performance of their duties
- Knowingly providing false testimony or evidence, disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a disciplinary conference or hearing, violating the terms of any disciplinary sanction imposed in accordance with this code, and any other abuse of the university’s disciplinary procedures
- Stalking/domestic violence/dating violence
Culpability is not diminished for acts in violation of this code that are committed in ignorance of the code or under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or controlled substances.
*The assistant provost for student life reserves the right to contact parents/guardians in the event a student presents a danger/threat to the university community.
Please see the GCU Student Handbook for more information.