Violations of the Code of Conduct


Any of the following actions constitute conduct for which a student, a group of students, or a student organization may be subject to student conduct / disciplinary action.

  1. Violence or threat of violence to others or against oneself or actions which endanger any member or guest of the University Community; including physical or sexual assault and relationship/domestic violence.

  2. Theft, conversion, misuse, damage, defacing or destruction of University property or of the property of members of the University Community.

  3. Interference with the freedom of movement of any member or guest of the University.

  4. Interference with the rights of others to carry out their activities or duties at or on behalf of the University.

  5. Interference with academic freedom and freedom of speech of any member or guest of the University.

  6. Noncompliance with written, oral requests or orders of authorized University officials or law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties.

  7. Providing false information to University officials, forgery, the withholding of required information or the misuse or alteration of University documents or the University’s name or logos.

  8. Misuse or duplication of any University key or access card to any University premises or services.

  9. Possession or use of firearms, explosives, ammunition, fireworks, weapons or unauthorized possession or use of hazardous materials or dangerous chemicals on University premises.

  10. Actions which cause or attempts to cause a fire or explosion, falsely reporting a fire, explosion or an explosive device; tampering with fire safety equipment or failure to evacuate University buildings during a fire alarm.

  11. Disorderly Conduct - Breach of peace, such as causing a disturbance or being unruly.

  12. Soliciting, aiding, abetting or inciting others to participate in conduct which violates this regulation.

  13. Lewd, obscene, indecent behavior, or voyeurism.

  14. Acts of verbal, written (including electronic communications), or physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion or other conduct which threaten the health, safety or welfare of any person.

  15. Conduct which constitutes unlawful discrimination or harassment and/or violation of the University Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Regulation 7.001 or the Sexual Harassment Regulation 5.010.

  16. Violation of the University’s Student Organization Regulation 4.006.

  17. Possession, use, delivery to, sale of, distribution of, controlled substances or drug paraphernalia; as defined in Florida Statutes.

  18. Posting of commercial advertising or engaging in commercial activity without appropriate authorization.

  19. Endangering the health, safety or welfare of members or guests of the University.

  20. Engaging in Hazing (Anti-Hazing Policy) - Hazing, is prohibited and includes but not limited to the following:
    1. Any action or situationwhich recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purposes, including, but not limited to, of initiation or admission into, affiliation with, any organization operating under the scantion of the University.

    2. Brutality of a physical nature such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthencis, exposure to the elements; forced consumption of any food, liquid, liquor, drug, or other substance; or other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental, emotional or physical health or safety of the individual.

    3. Any activity which could subject the individual to mental stress such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced contact which could result in embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health ro dignity of the individual.

    4. Pressuring or coercing a student into violating University policies, federal, state, or local law.

    5. Any other activity prohibited by Florida statutes on hazing.

    6. Hazing may result in felony or misdemeanor charges.

  21. Violation of the FAU Information Resource Management Technology Policy.

  22. Repeated following, contacting of another person, or stalking (including cyber-stalking or cyber-bullying) or other inappropriate pursuit to the extent that it places that person in reasonable fear for his or her physical or emotional welfare.

  23. Any sexual act that occurs without the consent of the victim, or that occurs when the victim is unable to give consent.

  24. Any act which could constitute a violation of any local law or ordinance, State of Florida or Federal law.

  25. Misuse of Alcoholic Beverages.
    1. Underage drinking of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

    2. The consumption of any alcoholic beverage in public places on the campus is prohibited except where specifically authorized by the University. All buildings, lobbies, walkways, and grounds of the campus are, for the purpose of this rule considered to be public places. Residential rooms and suites are considered to be private living quarters and are exempt from the public places restriction.

    3. Violation of  the Alcohol Policy 1.2.

    4. Hosting - Allowing underage drinking; allowing excessive drinking or allowing an intoxicated person to leave and / or operate a motor vehicle.

  26. Inappropriate Conduct at University-Sponsored Events – Students are expected to govern their behavior at all University-sponsored events and conduct themselves within the guidelines of the Student Code of Conduct. This applies to events that are held on or off campus.

  27. Violation of probation - failure to abide by conditions of probation.

  28. Obstruction of Student Code of Conduct Process – Acts that disrupt or interfere with the University student conduct process, including but not be limited to:

    1. failure to appear at an official University Hearing when proper notification has been provided (nothing in this subsection shall be construed to compel self-incrimination);

    2. knowingly falsifying, distorting or misrepresenting information before a student conduct proceeding; with the orderly conduct of a disciplinary proceeding;

    3. deliberate disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a student conduct proceeding;

    4. knowingly initiating a complaint / referral without cause;

    5. use of threats, coercion, or intimidation to discourage an individual’s participation in or other proper participation or use of the disciplinary process;

    6. tampering with information to be used in a Hearing;

    7. attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of the student conduct process prior to or during the course of the student conduct proceeding;

    8. harassment or intimidation of any participant in the student conduct process; or

    9. violating and/or failing to comply with or fulfill student conduct sanctions.

  29. Disruptive Conduct - Any other action that impairs, interferes with or obstructs the mission, purposes, order, academic atmosphere, operations, processes and/or functions of Florida Atlantic University.

  30. Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on University premises without his/her prior knowledge or without his/her effective consent when such recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes, but is not limited to, surreptitiously taking pictures of another person in a gym, locker room or restroom.

  31. Violation of any University Policy or Regulation published in hard copy or available electronically on the University's website.

  32. Violation of Housing and Residential Life policies and procedures as outlined in either the Housing Contract or The Guidebook.

  33. Violation of Greek Risk Management policy and procedure as outlined in hard copy or available electronically on the University’s website.

  34. Unauthorized solicitation of funds. University buildings and campus areas may not be entered for the purpose of raising funds for any person or organization other than officially registered student organizations, recognized University-related organizations, or officially recognized non-profit charitable organizations. Requests for solicitations must be submitted to the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, or his/ her designee, in advance and must conform to University policies and procedures and to applicable law.

 Last Modified 1/23/15