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  1. Conduct Disruptive to University Functions:  Obstruction or disruption of any regular or special function of the University; participation in, or encouragement of, any effort to disrupt a class; creating a public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm; unreasonable noise.
  2. Disorderly Conduct: Engaging in fighting, threatening, or aggressive behavior; displaying violent or tumultuous behavior, or creating an unreasonably hazardous or physically dangerous condition.
  3. Abuse: Inflicting mental or bodily harm upon any person whether in person, electronic or third party means; engaging in any action from which mental or bodily harm could result; causing a person to believe that the offender may cause mental or bodily harm; demonstrating disrespect through verbal or physical action.
  4. Assault: The use, actual or threatened, of physical force against any member of the University community; intentionally or recklessly causing physical harm to any person on the University campus or at a University sponsored activity; intentionally or recklessly causing an individual to inflict physical harm on another person or on him/herself; verbal coercion; intimidation.
  5. Human Rights/Discrimination: See the Human Rights Policy, which addresses discrimination at
  6. Sexual Harassment and Misconduct:  See the Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy, which addresses sexual harassment and misconduct, including, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. 
  7. Hazing: Any action taken, or situation created, whether on or off campus, which produces mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, or ridicule; where participants are endangered physically or mentally; where participants are pressured against their will to participate; where the participants are targeted based on class year or other criteria, including criteria of violating the University’s Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy or Human Rights Policy; are not in compliance with or do not comport  or other actions that with the University’s general educational mission, philosophy, and policies. The expressed or implied consent of the victim will not be a defense. Apathy, indifference, or acquiescence in the presence of hazing are not neutral acts, and therefore are a violation of this rule.
  8. Unauthorized Recording:  Making or attempting to make, transmit or attempting to transmit audio or video or any other depiction recording of any person(s) in bathrooms, showers, bedrooms, or other premises where there is an explicit expectation of privacy, including but not limited to situations involving nudity and/or sexual activity, without the knowledge and consent of all participants subject to such recording.
  9. Intimidation of Witnesses/Retaliation: Includes any threats or other form of intimidation directed at a complainant, a witness, or a supporter at any point before, during or after an investigation, mediation, hearing, and/or appeal.
  10. False, Vicious, Malicious Allegations: Knowingly bringing false allegations against the University or another person for any reason.
  11. Assisting Another to Commit an Offense: Aiding, abetting, or assisting another to commit, to plan, or to attempt to commit any violation of the student handbook.
  12. Alcohol/Drug Infractions: Any violation of the University’s Alcohol and Drug Policy.  This includes any violation of the law relating to consumption, possession, and purchase of alcohol [a]s under state, federal, or local law; or any violation of the law relating to consumption, possession, and sale/purchase of drug under state, federal, or local law.
  13. Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in all academic, student support, and residential buildings. Ash trays are placed in designated spots outside of most buildings. Smokers should respect the rights of non smokers consistent with community standards as established in the residence halls.The use of electronic smoking devices (including but not limited to Minis, Mid-Size E-Cigs, Vape Pins, Advanced Personal Vaporizers (APVs), and MODs), is also prohibited and is treated the same as smoking. Smoking is prohibited at an exterior area, such as doors and windows, if smoking in the exterior area results in migration, seepage, or recirculation of smoke to an indoor space.  
  14. Weapons and Explosives: The sale, purchase, possession, distribution, or use of any weapon, including but not limited to any firearm, explosive, firecracker, incendiary materials, knives, or other weapons.
  15. Taking: Taking, or attempting to take, or borrowing without authorization, any University property or any private property of a member of the University community. The unauthorized use of the name “Drew University” or the University seal is considered taking.
  16. Stolen Goods: The sale, distribution, or knowingly purchase or possession of any property illegally obtained either on or off campus.
  17. Misuse of Documents: Forgery, alteration, misappropriation, or unauthorized disclosure of University documents/records, official student documents/records, or student identification cards (IDs).
  18. Damage/Vandalism: Damaging or destroying any University property or any private property of a member of the Drew community.
  19. Providing False Information: Knowingly misrepresenting information to the University, or an official; or, engaging in fraud; embezzlement, counterfeiting, or other wrongful acts.
  20. Failure to Provide Identification: Failure to produce valid identification (such as a student ID) when requested by university officials.
  21. Unauthorized Entry/Trespassing: The unauthorized entry into any University-owned property or privately owned property on the University campus, either forcibly or non-forcibly; unauthorized entry into any designated restricted area; unauthorized use or duplication of keys (including electronic keys).
  22. Interfering with Freedom of Expression: Knowingly or substantially interfering with the freedom of expression of others on the University campus or at University-sponsored activities.
  23. Failure to Comply with the Directive of a University Official: To disregard or ignore the directions of University officials acting in the performance of their duties.
  24. Interfering with Fire Safety: Tampering with, damaging, or misusing fire safety equipment such as, but not limited to, fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, sprinkler systems, or exit signs; unauthorized burning of any material in any University building or on or near University property; disregarding a fire alarm or refusing to evacuate a building or section of a building when a fire alarm is sounding; falsely initiating any report, alarm, warning or threat of fire, explosion, or other emergency on the University campus or at University sponsored activities. Obstruction of fire escapes, corridors, or stairways.
  25. Misuse of Computer or the Network: Any misuse of the computing network or equipment or violation of the Computing and Networking Policy.
  26. Copyright Policy:  Any violation of the University’s Copyright Policy.
  27. Improper Solicitation: The unauthorized sale of goods on the University campus without University-issued permission or license; the unauthorized request for donations on or off the University campus.
  28. Violation of Sanctions: Violating the terms of any sanction or restriction previously imposed by the University.  Failure to comply or complete a sanction is considered a violation of sanctions and can result in further sanctions.
  29. Violation of Campus Housing Regulations: Any violations the Residence Life/Rules and Regulations and the housing agreement, including additional regulations imposed during break housing.
  30. Violation of Campus Car/Parking Regulations: Any violation of the campus car/parking regulations as enumerated in the Drew University Traffic and Motor Vehicle Regulations Handbook, available online and from the Department of Public Safety.
  31. Violation of Public Law: All Drew University students are bound by local, state, and federal laws. The University will not interfere with the administration of public law. Criminal and quasi-criminal offenses can result in disciplinary action by the university, even if they occur off-campus. Students are encouraged to report criminal acts committed against them to local law enforcement.