Article III: Conduct Rules (2017)

Any student found to have committed the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Article IV:

1. Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:

a. Furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member or office.

b. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification.

c. Tampering with the election of any University recognized student organization.

2. Disrupting or obstructing teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other University activities, including public service functions on or off campus, or other authorized non-University activities.

3. Conduct which results in:

a. Physical injury;

b. Threatening or endangering the health or safety of any person;

c. Harassment;

d. Discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment or sexual violence;

e. Stalking, including cyber stalking;

f. Relationship abuse; or

g. Unwelcome physical contact.

4. Unwanted sexual contact

5. Sexual misconduct.

6. Theft, attempted theft or possession of stolen property. Property may be property of the University, a member of the University community, or of another.

7. Intentional, knowing or reckless damage to property. Property may be property of the University, a member of the University community, or of another.

8. Hazing.

9. Failure to comply with directions of University officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify one-self to these persons when requested to do so.

10. Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any University premises or unauthorized entry to or use of University premises.

11. Violation of any approved University policy, rule, or regulation, published in hard copy or available electronically or on any official university website, including but not limited to:

a. the University Room and Board Agreement,

b. Fire Safety Regulations,

c. University Dining Policies,

d. Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policy,

e. Rules governing fraternity and sorority life and

f. University Alcohol and Drug Policies.

12. Conviction or commission of a violation of federal, state or local law.

13. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of narcotic or other controlled substances except as expressly permitted by law. (See Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Policies, page 16, and pages 52-56.) Violations of this rule include but are not limited to:

a. Use of narcotic or other controlled substances

b. Possession of narcotic or other controlled substances

c. Distribution of narcotic or other controlled substances

d. Possession of drug paraphernalia

e. Hosting a gathering where the use of narcotics or other controlled substances has occurred or are dispensed from a common source

f. Manufacturing of narcotic or other controlled substances

14. Use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by law and University regulations. The breakdown follows:

a. Use/possession/distribution of alcohol by individual under legal age,

b. Public intoxication,

c. Excessive consumption of alcohol,

d. Alcohol in residence hall common areas or in areas of University apartment complexes reserved exclusively for common use,

e. Possession/consumption of alcohol in room or common areas of individuals under legal age,

f. Providing underage people with alcohol,

g. Hosting a gathering where prohibited drinking has occurred or where alcohol is dispensed from common sources,

h. Under the influence of alcohol resulting in injury/illness,

i. Violation of UNH alcohol policy. (See Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Policies, page 16, and pages 51–55.)

15. Violation of guest responsibility.

16. Illegal or unauthorized possession, or use of firearms, explosives, fireworks, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals. See USNH Online Policy Manual (OLPM) UNH.111.J.1-5.

17. Participation in a campus demonstration which disrupts the normal operations of the University and infringes upon the rights of other members of the University community; leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or area, or in or around public ways in the town of Durham, failure to disperse when so directed by police or university officials; intentional obstruction which unreasonably interferes with the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic, on University premises or at University sponsored or supervised functions, or in or around public ways in the town of Durham.

18. Conduct that is unacceptable because the behavior is one or more of the following:

a. Disorderly

b. Lewd

c. Obscene

d. Breach of peace

e. Aiding, abetting, coercing or procuring another person to commit breach of peace or any violation of this Code.

19. Theft or other abuse of computer time, including but not limited to:

a. Unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.

b. Unauthorized transfer of a file.

c. Unauthorized use of another individual’s identification and password.

d. Use of computer and/or computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or University Official.

e. Use of University computer facilities and/or computing technology to send or post obscene, harassing, or defamatory messages or to intentionally inflict emotional distress on another student, staff member or faculty member.

f. Use of computer and/or computing facilities to interfere with normal operation of the University computing system.

20. Knowingly assisting any other person to violate any provision of this Code.

21. Misuse of the Conduct System, including but not limited to:

a. Failure to obey a summons of a University official who has responsibility for any aspect of the conduct system.

b. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a Hearing Panel.

c. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a conduct proceeding.

d. Instituting a student conduct proceeding knowingly without cause.

e. Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the conduct system.

f. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a Reviewing Officer or a member of a Hearing Panel or prior to, or during the course of, a conduct proceeding.

g. Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a party, witness, Reviewing Officer or member of a Hearing Panel prior to, during, or after a judicial proceeding.

h. Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Code of Conduct.

i. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to misuse the conduct system.

22. Violation of the Three Strikes Policy.