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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:

  1. Violation of the Academic Integrity Policy (See Academic Policies and Procedures)
  2. Violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy (See Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures)
  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 materially interferes with another student’s academic experience or which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person or creates an apprehension of such harm
  8. Disorderly conduct including, but not limited to, public intoxication; lewd, indecent or obscene behavior; destroying, damaging or disrupting 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. Lying, misrepresenting facts, or knowingly providing false information in connection with any investigation or disciplinary proceeding
  13. Forgery, alteration, counterfeiting or misuse of any University document, instrument of identification or access device, or misrepresentation of the University outside of the campus to obtain something of value including a service
  14. Unauthorized use, possession or storage of any weapon
  15. Unauthorized use or possession of unregistered fires, fireworks or incendiary, dangerous or noxious devices or materials
  16. Misuse of, or tampering with, fire alarm systems, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors or other safety or security equipment, or reckless behavior that causes a fire alarm
  17. 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
  18. Unauthorized use of University or other computer systems or programs or the information contained therein
  19. Failure to participate in, failure to comply with or interference with the University’s community standards process
  20. Violation of, or hosting a guest who violates, any University, local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation