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B. Conduct – Rules and Regulations

Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct* is subject to disciplinary sanctions outlined in Article V:

* Procedures related to Academic Honesty issues are found in the Oklahoma City University Undergraduate, Graduate and Law catalogs.

1. Acts of Dishonesty

Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:

  • Furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member or office.
  • Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification.

2. Disruption

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

3. Threats to Safety

Conduct which threatens the health or safety of any person.

4. Distractions

Conduct which distracts from the academic environment.

5. Threats & Abuse

Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, or coercion.

Complaints against students that constitute discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and/or retaliation will be forwarded to the Compliance Coordinator for administration under the Oklahoma City University Nondiscrimination Policy and Equity Resolution Process.

6. Theft & Damage

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.

7. Financial Obligations

Failure to satisfy University financial obligations.

8. Animal Neglect

Neglect of an animal regardless of intent.

9. Hazing

Hazing acts may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Any physical abuse expected of or inflicted upon another, including paddling, tattooing, or branding in any form;
  2. Any strenuous physical activity expected of or inflicted upon another, including calisthenics;
  3. Creation of excessive fatigue, sleep deprivation, or interference with scholastic activities, including late night work sessions, meetings, or sleepovers;
  4. Physical and psychological shocks, including lineups, berating, verbal abuse, threats, and name calling;
  5. Sexual violations or other required, encouraged, or expected sexual activity, whether actual or simulated;
  6. Prolonged exposure to severe or inclement weather;
  7. Periods of silence or social isolation;
  8. Kidnapping, abandonment, scavenger hunts, or any other questionable excursions;
  9. Wearing of uniforms or apparel that is conspicuous or not normally in good taste;
  10. Engaging in degrading or humiliating games, activities, stunts, or buffoonery; including requiring, encouraging, or expecting individuals to carry, possess, or maintain objects or items;
  11. Requiring or compelling the consumption of liquid (including alcohol), food, drinks, or other substances;
  12. Servitude or placing another in a position of servitude, including requiring, encouraging, or expecting a new member to do the tasks of, or to do tasks for, an experienced member, or to address members with honorary or formal titles;
  13. Taking, withholding, or interfering with an individual’s personal property;
  14. Falsely leading an individual or individuals to believe that they will be inducted or initiated by participating in particular activities;
  15. Depriving an individual of any privileges of membership or affiliation to which one is entitled;
  16. Removing, stealing, taking, or damaging public or private property;
  17. Requiring, encouraging, or expecting individuals to participate in activities that are illegal or unlawful or are not consistent with the group's mission or values or the policies of the University, and
  18. Acts prohibited by Oklahoma Statutes as Section 1190 of Title 21. Failure to comply with the directions of University officials or law enforcement officers, or with Student Code Hearing officer(s) acting in the performance of their duties, and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.

10. Keys

Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any University premises or unauthorized entry to or use of University premises.

11. Rule Violations

Violation of any University policy, rule or regulation published in hard copy, available electronically on the University website or officially communicated by the University.

12. Laws

Violation of any federal, state or local law.

13. Controlled Substances

The University prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of illegal drugs; misuse or abuse of prescribed medication; and the possession*, use, or being under the influence of illegal drugs, medical marijuana, and/or prescribed medications that cause impairment in the workplace, on its premises, or as a part of any University-sponsored activities.

*The State of Oklahoma passed the Oklahoma Marijuana Act allowing the use of medical marijuana. However, at Oklahoma City University, no person may possess or use marijuana, in any form, or be under the influence of marijuana on any university property or at any off-campus university event, even with a valid medical marijuana patient license.

*A positive test result for marijuana will not be used as the sole reason to refuse admission into the university if the applicant possesses a valid medical marijuana license issued by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

14. Alcohol

The use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages, and any form of public intoxication, on campus. Attending classes and/or University activities while under the influence of alcohol is also prohibited.

15. Alcohol & Minors

Providing alcohol to minors on- or off- campus.

16. Firearms

Possession* or use of firearms, air rifles, toy guns, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on University premises.

*In accordance with Oklahoma law, a firearm may be kept in a personal vehicle on any property specifically set aside for the use or parking of any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, provided the firearm is carried or stored as required by law and the firearm is not removed from the vehicle.

17. Demonstrations

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

18. Obstructing Traffic

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

19. Lewd & Disorderly Conduct

Conduct that is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; or breaches 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.

20. Megaphones & Amplification

Use of personal portable amplification equipment (e.g. mega-phones, radios) in a manner that disturbs the privacy of other individuals and/or the instructional program of the University.

21. Unauthorized Recordings

Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make or attempt to make an audio or video record of any person while on University premises without his/her prior knowledge, or without his/her effective consent when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes, but is not limited to, secretly taking pictures of another person in a gym, locker room or restroom.

22. Electronic Theft

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

  1. Unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.
  2. Unauthorized transfer of a file.
  3. Use of another individual’s identification or password.
  4. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with the work of another student, staff, faculty member or University official.
  5. Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages.
  6. Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with normal operations of the University computing system.
  7. Use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws.
  8. Any violation of the Oklahoma City University Computer Use Policy.

23. Social Media

Engaging in irresponsible social conduct that reflects poorly upon the University community both on and off-campus and to model good citizenship in any community.

24. Student Code System Abuse

Abuse of the Student Code System, including but not limited to:

  1. Failure to obey the notice from a Student Conduct Board or University official to appear for a meeting or Hearing as part of the Student Conduct System.
  2. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information in an Administrative Hearing or before a Student Conduct Board.
  3. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a Student Conduct Board proceeding.
  4. Initiation of a Student Code proceeding in bad faith.
  5. Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of the student conduct system.
  6. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a Student Conduct Board prior to and/or during the Student Conduct Board proceeding.
  7. Harassment (verbal, electronic or physical) and/or intimidation of any person involved or perceived to be involved with the adjudication and/or administration of an alleged violation of the Student Code prior to, during, and/or after a Student Code proceeding.
  8. 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 Code system.