Code of Conduct:
All students attending WNMU, including those who have disabilities, are
subject to all state, city and WNMU laws, regulations and rules.
recognizes its responsibility to the individual student, to the state, and to
the communities of which its students are members. It maintains,
therefore, a policy of disapproving those types of behavior which violate the
standards of acceptable conduct. Continued misconduct of any type may
cause his/her suspension or permanent dismissal.
will cooperate with duly constituted legal authorities when a student is
involved in violations of the law.
who are arrested by law enforcement officers and who are subsequently convicted
for law violations may be subject to disciplinary action imposed by the
University including warning, censure, restitution, probation, suspension and
expulsion as the individual case warrants.
Students who commit or attempt to commit any of the following
acts of misconduct shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary procedures and
- Obstruction or
disruption, by any means, of teaching, research, administration,
disciplinary procedures, or other University or University-authorized
functions, events, or activities.
- Unauthorized or
prohibited entry into or onto, or unauthorized or prohibited occupation or
use of, any University facility, building, vehicle, or other University
- Physical abuse,
the threat of physical abuse, or intimidation of any person on campus or
at any University-authorized function or event, or other conduct which
threatens or endangers the health, freedom of action, or safety of any
- Theft of, or
damage to, or defacement of property of University or the property of any
person on campus.
- Denial of, or
interference with any person’s lawful right of access to, use of, or exit
from any University facility or with any other lawful right of any person
- The destruction
of, or damage to, property of the University or of others on campus by
- Use or possession
on the campus of firearms, ammunition, or other dangerous weapons,
substances, or materials, or of bombs, explosives, or incendiary devices,
except as authorized.
- Forgery or
alteration or destruction of University documents or furnishings of an intentionally
falsified information document submitted to the University or making
intentionally false accusations against any member of the University by
filing a complaint or charges under these rules.
- The repeated use
of obscene or abusive language in a classroom or public meeting where such
language is beyond the bounds of generally accepted good taste and which,
if in a class, is not significantly related to the teaching of the
subject; the use of obscene or abusive language against another member of the
University, faculty, staff, or students.
lewd, or indecent conduct occurring on campus or at a
University-recognized or University-sponsored activity off campus.
- Aid to others in
committing or inciting others to commit any act of misconduct set forth
- Any act that
demonstrates the probability that the person constitutes a physical danger
to himself or herself or others on campus.
refusing or failing to leave the property of, or any building or other
facility owned, operated, or controlled by the Board of Regents upon being
requested to do so by the President, if the person is committing,
threatening to commit, or inciting others to commit, any act which would
disrupt, impair, interfere with or obstruct the lawful mission, processes,
procedures, or functions of the University. As used here,
“President” means the President (or acting President) of the University or
any person or persons designated by him/her to act on his/her behalf.
- Consumption of
alcoholic beverages on campus except as specifically authorized as
outlined in policy.
- Any other acts
or omissions which affect adversely the University’s public image, its
education function, disrupt community living on campus, interfere with the
rights of others to the pursuit of their education, or affect adversely
the processes of the University.