Student Code of Conduct

As with all members of the university community, the university requires students to conduct themselves honestly and responsibly and to respect the rights of others. Students may not engage in behavior that disrupts the learning environment, violates the rights of others or otherwise violates the Student Code of Conduct (Code), university rules, regulations, or procedures. Students and student organizations will be responsible for ensuring that they and their guests comply with the Code while on property owned or controlled by the university or at activities authorized or sponsored by the university.

The Student Code of Conduct and student conduct process apply to the conduct of individual students and all university affiliated student organizations. For purposes of determining what conduct is covered, the university considers an individual to be subject to student conduct proceedings for conduct that occurs while the individual is in any way affiliated with the university. Proceedings may be initiated at any time regardless of subsequent affiliation or graduation status. In all cases, conduct matters that have been initiated will be pursued to conclusion or resolution, even when students leave the university or choose not to participate in the process. As such, if a student leaves the university voluntarily or involuntarily, the university may still proceed with the conduct process in the student's absence. A student who has been alleged to have violated the Code may be prohibited from re-enrolling in the university until the allegations are resolved regardless of whether the student participates in the student conduct process.

Behavior which occurs on property owned or controlled by the university, in university online environments and classes, or at activities sponsored or authorized by the university, is subject to university student conduct review and disciplinary action by the University. The Student Code of Conduct may also apply to behavior that occurs off campus when it may present a potential danger or threat to the health and safety of others or may reasonably lead to a hostile environment on campus. The Student Code of Conduct may also apply to behavior exhibited online or electronically via email social media, text messaging, or other electronic means.

There is no time limit on reporting violations of the Student Code of Conduct. Individuals are encouraged to report violations of the Student Code of Conduct in a timely manner. 

Disciplinary action may be initiated by the University and disciplinary sanctions imposed against any student or student organization found responsible for committing, attempting to commit, or intentionally assisting in the commission of any of the following categories of conduct prohibited by the Code.  

  1. Cheating, Plagiarism, or Other Forms of Academic Dishonesty
  2. Forgery, Falsification, Alteration, or Misuse of Documents, Funds, Property, or Electronic Records
  3. Damage or Destruction of Property
  4. Theft of Property or Services
  5. Harassment
  6. Discrimination
  7. Hazing
  8. Endangerment, Assault, or Infliction of Physical Harm
  9. Sexual or Gender-based Misconduct (including, but not llimited to, any sex or gender-based misconduct not required to be handled under University Regulation 01.04)
  10. Disruptive or Obstructive Actions
  11. Mistreatment of Animals
  12. Misuse of Firearms, Explosives, Weapons, Dangerous Devices, or Dangerous Chemicals
  13. Failure to Comply with University Directives
  14. Misuse of Alcohol
  15. Misuse of Drugs or Other Intoxicants
  16. Violation of Regents' Policy, University Regulation, or UA Rules or Procedures
  17. Any Other Actions That Result in Unreasonable Interference with the Learning Environment or the Rights of Others

Examples of each category of prohibited conduct may be found in the full version of the Student Code of Conduct located here: UAA Student Handbook