Student Rights & Responsibilities
Student Conduct Responsibilities and Regulations
Following is a summary of College regulations outlining unacceptable student behavior that may lead to conduct charges by Cornell College.
Section A. Acts of Dishonesty
- Cheating and plagiarism.
- Forgery, alteration or misuse of any College documents, records or identification.
- Furnishing false information to any College official or office.
- Alteration of Cornell ID card.
- Theft or abuse of computer time, passwords or computer accounts.
- Unauthorized removal of library books, periodicals or other library materials.
Section B. Treatment of College Property
- Attempted or actual theft, damage or vandalism of property belonging to the College, a student organization, a member of the College community or a campus visitor.
- Unauthorized entry into or use of College facilities.
- Unauthorized possession or use of keys to College buildings or facilities.
- Painting for decorating or advertising in areas other than those specifically designated by College policy.
Section C. Conduct Toward Others
- Assault, physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment and other conduct that significantly interferes with an individual's ability to participate fully in the College's programs and services or threatens the physical or psychological health or safety of any person.
- Sexual harassment or assault.
- Violation of residence hall policies as outlined in the Room Agreement and/or the Residence Life Handbook.
- Excessive noise that interferes with the rights of others to sleep or study, or that creates a disturbance for other members of the College community.
Section D. Health and Safety
- Misuse of or tampering with fire alarm systems, fire extinguishers or other safety or security equipment.
- Possession or use of firearms, fireworks, air guns, explosives, ammunition, or other dangerous weapons.
- Failure to cooperate with regulations or authorities during a fire alarm or drill.
- Unauthorized fires.
- Smoking on campus property.
Section E. General Conduct
- Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, conduct proceedings, or other College activities.
- Disorderly or obscene conduct on College property or at College sponsored functions.
- Failure to comply with the directions of a College official or Campus Safety officer(s) or hindering such an official in the performance of his/her duties.
- Use, possession, sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages except as permitted by law and by College regulations.
- Use, possession, sale or distribution of narcotic or other controlled substances or paraphernalia except as permitted by law.
- Misappropriation of student organization funds.
- Failure to register, operate or park a motor vehicle in accordance with College policy and city and state law.