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Student Code of Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner supportive of the educational mission of the University. Students are subject to this code whether a violation occurs on or off University premises.

Students are also responsible for the behavior of their guests. Because the actions of guests also impact members of the DePauw community, students assume responsibility for those they host in the community.

While it is neither possible nor necessary to specify every instance of conduct that could result in University action against a student, the following list includes examples of conduct that may subject a student to University action. Please refer to the Student Handbook for a detailed explanation of each policy.

1.  Violation of the Academic Integrity Policy
2.  Violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy
3.  Violation of the Alcohol Policy
4.  Violation of the Drug Policy
5.  Violation of, or attempting, assisting, encouraging, planning or enabling any violation of this code or any other University policy, agreement or regulation
6.  Violation of the Harassment Policy
7.  Conduct which causes, threatens or endangers the mental health, physical health or safety of any person or persons or creates an apprehension of such harm
8.  Disorderly conduct including, but not limited to, public intoxication; lewd, indecent or obscene behavior; destroying or damaging University property or the property of others
9.  Unauthorized entry, use or occupation of University facilities or University living units
10. Unauthorized possession or use of University property or the property of another person or entity
11. Initiating or causing any false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergency
12. Forgery, alteration, misrepresentation, counterfeiting or misuse of any University or other document, instrument of identification or access device or misrepresentation of the University outside the campus
13. Unauthorized use, possession or storage of any weapon
14. Unauthorized use or possession of unregistered fires, fireworks or incendiary, dangerous or noxious devices or materials
15. Misuse of, or tampering with, fire alarm systems, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors or other safety or security equipment
16. Disregarding or failure to comply with the directive of a hearing body, University officials or Public Safety officials acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so
17. Unauthorized use of University or other computer systems or programs or the information contained therein
18. Failure to participate in, failure to comply with or interference with the University’s community standards process
19. Violation of any University, local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation