Student Handbook - Conduct Code


Authority of College Judicial Bodies

Jurisdiction

College jurisdiction and discipline are limited to conduct of students, and their guests, that constitute Proscribed Conduct, defined as:

  • Violating published College Policies, Rules and/or Regulations, including, but not limited to: the Student Conduct Code; Sexual Assault Policy; Harassment Policy; Alcohol and Drug Policy; Hazing Policy; Rules of Public Order; or the Undergraduate Catalog;
  • Conduct adversely affecting the College community and/or the pursuit of its objectives, whether that conduct occurs on or off College premises; or
  • Conduct resulting in charges of violation of any federal, state or local law, whether that conduct occurs on or off College Premises, where the interests of the College community and/or the pursuit of its objectives may be adversely affected.

Where College Policies, Rules and Regulations are violated, a student may also be in violation of civil or criminal law. Where College and civil laws overlap, or where criminal prosecution is pending or foreseen, the College may initiate judicial action of its own on the same infraction and may impose penalties independent of those imposed by civil and/or criminal authorities.

Guests:  The host student assumes responsibility for the guest’s conduct. In addition to the disciplinary action to which the host student may be subject for violation of the College’s Conduct Code, the host student may be subject to disciplinary sanctions arising from the conduct of his or her guest.

Officers of student organizations or athletic teams directly involved in the incident will be charged with, and held responsible for, Proscribed Conduct committed by the group. Sanctions imposed will be in addition to any sanctions imposed on the organizations or teams.

In addition to the disciplinary action for violations of the College’s Student Conduct Code, when students engage in such behavior as part of an activity that is associated with a student organization or athletic team, the student organization or team will be subject to disciplinary sanctions which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Warning: The organization or team will be placed “on warning” for a specified period of time with the understanding that subsequent misconduct will result in additional disciplinary action.
  • Probation: Restrictions will be placed on some or all of the organization’s or team’s activities and its use of College services and facilities for a specified period of time.
  • Suspension: The organization or team will not be permitted to exist or compete for a specified period of time.
  • Loss of Recognition: The group’s status as a organization or team will be withdrawn; it will cease to exist or compete at Union College.