Members of the community are expected to contribute positively to both the local and campus community by being responsible citizens. The civic responsibilities of a community member necessitate that the member develop a respect for the community standards and the authority of those standards. In conjunction with respect, the member should develop a willingness to be corrected in love when necessary.

Violations of civic responsibilities will result in institutional responses which appropriately correspond to the severity of the infraction. Expectations include:

  • Local, State and Federal Laws: Students should abide by all local, state, and federal laws.
  • Facilities: Students should not enter or occupy facilities without proper authorization.
  • Keys: Possession or duplication of keys without proper authorization is prohibited.
  • Undeveloped Properties: Areas of campus that are undeveloped (e.g., cross country course area, reservoir) should not be entered after sunset without proper authorization.
  • Technological Property: Computer files, I.P. addresses, e-mail, voice-mail boxes or technological property of others should not be accessed without proper authorization. (See also Information Technology Services Memorandum of Understanding in General Policies and Procedures section.)
  • Safety: Students should not engage in activities which pose a threat to their own safety or the safety of others, or that create unsafe environments (such as open flames).
  • Fire Safety Equipment: Misusing fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and other safety equipment is prohibited.
  • Weapons: For reasons of safety, weapons are not permitted on campus or at University-related off-campus events without prior permission of the Vice President for Student Development or Associate Dean for Community Life. Weapons include but are not limited to firearms of any kind, fireworks/explosives, crossbows, and knives with blades more than 3.5 inches.
  • Motor Vehicles: All motor vehicles must be registered and display a University parking permit. Failure to register a vehicle results in a $50 fine. Continued violations are subject to disciplinary action, as well as towing from campus. Parking regulations are posted on the Safety and Security web site,, and the web link is e-mailed to students each fall.
  • Disruption to Normal Campus Functions: Students should refrain from activities that disrupt normal functioning in the classroom, residence halls and across the campus.
  • Speakers: Students should obtain permission from the appropriate vice president before bringing an outside speaker to campus.
  • Public Demonstrations: Permission must be obtained from the Vice President for Student Development at least 24 hours prior to conducting any public demonstration.