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Student Code of Conduct

Policy Author:
Student Affairs

Responsible Office-Department:
Student Affairs

Effective Date of Policy:
October 26th, 2021

Policy Narrative

In addition to the policies listed in various sections of this handbook, Daemen College Student Code of Conduct outlines behaviors that are prohibited at the College. The specific items are not meant to serve as an exhaustive list, but as a general guideline for addressing student behavior. The College reserves the right to address other behaviors that occur that are considered detrimental to the learning environment and/or health and safety of the College community.

To that end, prohibited behavior at Daemen College includes the following:

  1. Non-academic dishonesty, including, but not limited to, theft, attempted theft, possession of stolen property, forgery, and falsification of information provided to any College official;
    • Lying: any statement, action, or behavior with the intent to deceive.
    • Possession or use of a fake ID.
    • Stealing: knowingly taking an item or items without the owner’s expressed permission.
    • Eluding or evading: any statement, action, or behavior with the intent of hiding the truth, including running or hiding from College personnel.
    • Aiding and abetting: knowingly encouraging, assisting and or being an accessory to any act prohibited by the Student Code of Conduct.
  2. Conduct which threatens the physical or psychological health and/or safety of any person (including the person committing the act) or the sanctity of the campus, including, but not limited to physical or sexual assault (See also the policies on Sexual Violence and Assault and Prohibiting Unlawful Harassment including Sexual Harassment in Section 5 of this Handbook);
    • Dating Violence: violence, whether physical, sexual, or the threat thereof, committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
    • Domestic Violence: a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner, a cohabitating partner, or another person with whom the victim shares a child;
    • Sexual Harassment: as defined in Section 5 of this Handbook.
    • Sexual Assault/Rape: an offense that meets the definition of rape, sodomy, sexual assault with an object, fondling, incest, or statutory rape as used in the FBI’s UCR program;
    • Stalking: any act, whether via phone, internet, or physical proximity, that, through unwanted and/or unsolicited viewing or communicating, threatens an individual’s physical or emotional safety.
    • Physical Attack.
    • Hazing.
    • Harassment: any act, whether written or verbal, via online or in person, that abuses, intimidates, or threatens the safety of a member of the Daemen College community.
    • Hate Crime: defined by the College as a subset of Harassment and focuses on any overt act that is done to another person based on any of the areas outlined in the College’s non-discrimination policy.
    • Failure to maintain personal health, whether physical, mental or emotional, in such a way that it threatens the safety and security of the individual or the College community.
    • Use or possession of firearms, fireworks, or other weapons that could be considered lethal, including those weapons for which the person has a permit.
  3. Damage to or misuse of public, private, personal or College property;
    • Property Damage, either to an individual’s or the College’s property.
    • Removing approved postings and/or Office of Residence Life notices or bulletin boards.
    • Littering, applying graffiti, and/or other behavior which threaten the cleanliness and appearance of the College.
    • Use of fire equipment, including sprinklers, extinguishers, and/or hoses, in any manner for which it was not intended.
    • Defenestration: throwing objects outside of window or from balcony or roof.
  4. Violation of policies as described in the Student Handbook, the College Catalog, the Housing Agreement and all other rules governing College facilities, programs and services including, but not limited to the following;
    • Violation of Residence Life policies (see Residential Living policies section)
    • Purchase, possession, use, consumption, sale or distribution of alcohol, except by consumers of legal age and in compliance with the College’s alcohol policy.
    • Possession or use of alcohol paraphernalia and/or items or activities that may promote binge, heavy, or episodic drinking, such as, but not limited to, kegs and beer pong balls.
    • Distribution or attempted distribution of alcohol to any person under the legal drinking age
    • Distribution or attempted distribution of a drug, including prescription medication.
    • Illegal use or possession of a drug, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
    • Manufacturing of any drug, including growing marijuana for any purpose.
    • Possession or use of illegal or someone else’s drugs and/or drug paraphernalia.
    • Accessing prohibited areas in the residence halls, including but not limited to, fire escapes, balconies, and basements, except in an emergency.
  5. Intentional obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, other College activities or activities authorized to take place on College property;
  6. Disorderly conduct including acts which breach the peace;
    • Disruptive behavior.
    • Unauthorized or improper entry, whether peacefully or by force, into a prohibited area or residence hall/apartment in which there is no documented reason for being present.
    • Urinating in public.
    • Misuse of residence hall property.
    • {Disorderly Conduct, including, but not limited to;
      • Any verbal or physical behavior which denigrates or shows hostility towards any Daemen Community member (students, faculty, staff, etc.);
      • If acts occur in numerous instances, please see the “Other Forms of Harassment” section within the “Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, And Sexual Harassment” *
      • Any behavior which creates a hazardous condition;
      • Any behavior which disrupts any class, event, etc.
      • Unauthorized entry, improper entry, or any act which breaches the peace}
  7. Non-compliance with the directions of College or civil authorities performing official duties, including failure to give proper identification when requested.
    • {Non-compliance with the directions of College or civil authorities performing official duties, including, but not limited to;
      • Failure to give proper identification when requested}
  8. Violation of a student’s rights or privileges and verbal or written harassment, discrimination, abuse and/or disrespect of any person;
    • Harassment: any act, whether written or verbal, via online or in person, that abuses, intimidates, or threatens the safety of a member of the Daemen College community.
    • Acts or abusive language, either in public or via online sources.
  9. Violation of statutes, laws, ordinances and/or regulations of the Town of Amherst, State of New York (or other states, when applicable) and the United States of America.

Purpose of this Policy

To create and maintain an equitable environment where students have the optimal opportunity to succeed academically, personally, and professionally and where any and all Daemen College Community members feel safe, valued, and respected.

This policy’s virtual location is https://www.daemen.edu/student-life/student-affairs/student-handbook/section-8-student-code-conduct-and-procedures

Scope and Applicability of this Policy:

Student Affairs adapts the idea of community standards – through our General Policies, Residential Policies, and the Student Code of Conduct – and attempts to enlighten, not only the student body, but the entire Daemen community, on the value and vision of the college to ensure that we achieve our mission and commitment to education.

Updated on January 10, 2022

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