Disorderly Conduct

Document Number: STUD--118
Revision #: 2.0
Document Owner: VP of Facilities and Infrastructure
Date Last Updated: 08/16/2013
Primary Author: Dean of Students
Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/14/2011
General Description

Define disorderly conduct relative to students.

Delineation of policy


Dean of Students
Safety and Security
Residence Life
Student Life
VP of Facilities and Infrastructure

Relevant Knowledge:
Current University policy
Federal statutes
Local statutes
National Greek policies
Standard company policies
Standards of good practice
State statutes

Terms and Definitions:
Additional training
Corrective Action
Loss of privilege, general
Policy Provisions

1. Disorderly Conduct

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the types of acts that the University considers disorderly conduct:

A. Disorderly or obscene conduct or breach of the peace on University property or at any function sponsored or supervised by the University or any recognized University organization is prohibited.
B. No student shall push, strike, or physically assault, or threaten to do the same to any member of the faculty, administration, staff, student body or any visitor to the campus.

C. No student shall enter or attempt to enter any social event, athletic event, or any other activity or event sponsored or supervised by the University or any recognized University organization without authentic credentials for admission, i.e.; ticket, identification card, invitation, or any reasonable qualification established for attendance. At such University functions a student must present authentic credentials to properly identified University faculty and/or staff upon their request.

D. No student shall interfere with, give false name to, or fail to cooperate with administrative or staff personnel while these persons are in the performance of their duties.

E. The following are expressly prohibited: harassment of, or interference with Security staff, Residence Hall staff, firefighters, police, or other persons engaged in the performance of their official duties; forcible detention of any person on University property or the threat to do the same.

F. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other University activities, including public service functions, or of any authorized activities on University premises.

G. Verbal abuse of any person which would offend a reasonable person in the community or physical abuse of any person, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person, whether such conduct occurs on or off University property.

H. Participation of students in group activities on or adjacent to the campus which causes damages to public or private property, causes injury to person, or interferes with the orderly functioning of the University or the normal flow of traffic.
I. Violation of written University policies and regulations as stipulated herein or as promulgated and announced by authorized personnel.

J. Inciting other students to violate written University policies and regulations as promulgated and announced by authorized personnel.

K. Willful failure to appear at a disciplinary hearing following proper notification to appear either as a party or as a witness.
L. Violation of local, state or federal law when it appears that the student has acted in a way which may adversely affect institutional integrity or seriously interfere with the University’s normal educational function, or which may impair or endanger the welfare of any member of the University community.

M. Littering on University property. Residents are responsible for the area immediately under their window.

N. Failure to abide by any health-related guidelines or orders issued by the University or any health professional with regard to a contagious disease/contagion, and/or willfully exposing any person of the University to any health risk due to failure to follow governmental laws, rules, and regulations or guidelines regarding any hazardous substance.

Disruptive conduct within the classroom is defined as conduct which may include, but is not limited to, intentional interference with the normal classroom procedure or presentation of the instructor or other student(s) and/or interference with another student's right to pursue coursework. Cumberland students are expected to conduct themselves with civility at all times in the classroom. The instructor has ultimate control over classroom behavior and may eject from the classroom any student engaged in disruptive conduct. Incidents of classroom misconduct may be adjudicated by the instructor or reported by the instructor to the Dean of Students for an investigation and hearing.

Also see RESLIFE-120 and STUD-137.

Performance Evaluation

Performance Metrics:
Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Further training
Loss of privileges
Subject Experts

The following may be consulted for additional information.

Dean of Students

VP of Facilities and Infrastructure