Student Handbook

Student Code of Conduct - Prohibited Student Conduct

Any student who attempts or assists others to commit prohibited conduct as defined below may be held accountable as committing the prohibited act.

  1. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to: cheating, plagiarism, falsification, and collusion. This includes any violation of the Academic Integrity Policy.
  2. Intentionally, recklessly, or negligently interfering with, or causing disruption to, normal University or University sponsored activities including, but not limited to: teaching, research, University administration, fire, police or other emergency services, ceremonial events, scheduled interviews, co-curricular activities, or other functions on University premises or officially arranged University activities off-campus. This includes a pattern of behavior in which the nature, duration, and/ or severity demonstrate a disregard for the basic rights of others in the University community, community standards, or the educational mission of the University.
  3. Intentionally, recklessly, or negligently causing or attempting to cause physical harm to any person, including engaging in any form of fighting. This includes any unwanted or inappropriate touching of another or detaining another against their will.
  4. Intentionally, recklessly, or negligently threatening or endangering a person’s emotional, mental, or physical well-being, or causing fear of physical danger. This may occur through verbal abuse, stalking, hazing, intimidation, threats, harassment, sexual harassment, repeated phone calls, electronic messages, text messages, emails, or postings on social networking sites.
  5. Actual, attempted or threatened sexual assault and/or other sexual misconduct. This definition is applicable where violations of St. Cloud State University’s Sexual Violence Policy are alleged.
  6. Threat of use, unlawful possession, or use of weapons off-campus or on University premises, unless expressly authorized by Minnesota law, Minnesota State Board policy or the University Violence and Weapons Policy.
  7. Activating a fire alarm without cause; tampering with or damaging fire safety equipment or initiating a false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion, or other emergency on University premises. This includes any intentional, reckless, or negligent burning or attempt to burn property belonging to self or others.
  8. Unauthorized use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of any controlled substance or illicit drugs and/or drug paraphernalia. This definition is applicable for alleged violations of the St. Cloud State University Alcohol and Other Drug Policy. www.stcloudstate.edu/ policies/categories.
  9. Use, possession, or distribution of alcohol on University premises or University-sanctioned or sponsored events except as expressly permitted by University policy. Violation of local and state alcohol laws off-campus, including but not limited to, underage consumption or sale, hosting or provision of alcohol to underage individuals. This includes any violation of the St. Cloud State University Alcohol and Other Drug Policy.
  10. Knowingly furnishing false information to University personnel; the knowledgeable passing of an insufficient funds check or use of a fraudulent payment method for any financial obligation to the University.
  11. Forgery, unauthorized alteration, or unauthorized use of any University document (e.g., parking permits), access devices (e.g., keys, electronic cards), instrument of identification, or trademarked or copyrighted organizational names or images.
  12. Theft, attempted theft, unauthorized borrowing, or possession, taking or use of any University, public, or private property or service.
  13. Unauthorized or fraudulent presence in or use of University premises, including another student’s residence.
  14. Unauthorized or fraudulent use of the University telephone, mail, or computer systems or use of any of the above for any illegal act or any act prohibited by the Student Code of Conduct.
  15. Actual or attempted damage to, malicious use of, or abuse of any University, public, or private property.
  16. Failure to comply with the directions of University officials including, but not limited to University Public Safety, residence hall staff, faculty, staff, or administrators acting in the performance of their duties. This includes failure to present identification upon request.
  17. Gambling for money or other things of value on campus or at University sponsored activities except as permitted by law.
  18. Falsely claiming to represent the University, a student, a student organization or club, a faculty, administrator, or staff member of the University.
  19. Actions which unreasonably interfere, obstruct, or prevent the regular and essential operations of the University or infringe upon the rights of others to freely participate in its programs and services. This may include, but is not limited to, intentionally and substantially interfering with the freedom of expression of others; participating in a campus demonstration which disrupts the normal operations of the University; occupying University premises after regular hours; and intentionally obstructing or interfering with the freedom of pedestrian or vehicular movement on campus.
  20. Violation of published University policies, rules, or regulations including, but not limited to: technology/computer use, parking, use of outdoor space, tobacco use, advertising, Residential Life, Atwood Memorial Center, and student organization policies.
  21. Parties or gatherings which disturb the peace or create excessive noise in campus residences or off campus neighborhoods.
  22. Alleged violation of local city ordinances, federal, or state law.
  23. Interfering with student conduct procedures or outcomes, including but not limited to: falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information, knowingly initiating a complaint without cause, harassment, intimidation, or retaliation of a Complainant, Respondent, member of the University Student Conduct Board, witness, investigator, or University personnel before, during, or after a student conduct process.
  24. Failure to comply with any educational sanction or restriction imposed by the student conduct process.