The Student Conduct Code contains information on college policies and student behavior; students
must affirm and agree to abide by the code before their first semester by completing
the affirmation requirement on Banner Web.
- Any conviction of a violation of the Penal Law of the State of New York or the United
States of America classified as a "felony," a "narcotic offense," a "sex offense,"
or a "weapons offense" committed on campus.
- The turning in or making of a false fire alarm, bomb threat or tampering with fire
alarm or other safety systems on property owned or controlled by the State University
and/or Cobleskill Auxiliary Services.
- Tampering with or discharge of a fire extinguisher except in case of fire; tampering
with or damage to College lights, lighting systems or any other facilities or equipment
associated with health or safety.
- Forgery, alteration, or misuse of University documents, records, or identification
and computer access infractions
- Forgery, alteration, or misuse of University documents, records, or identification.
This includes, but is not limited to, items such as forgery of faculty signatures
on registration materials, the sale of term papers, theft of and/or unauthorized distribution
of exams, plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty, theft/unauthorized use
of telephone codes or other misuse/abuse of the telephone system, misuse of dining
hall cards, parking stickers, or misrepresentation in the sale of textbooks.
- Computer access infractions. This includes, but is not limited to, items contained
in the Authorized Use of Campus Computing Resources Policy (Computer Resources Policy)
or any abuse or misuse of College computer hardware, software, and/or network systems
- Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures,
or other College activities, including public service functions, or other authorized
activities. This includes Violation of Policies of the VanWagenen Library. Behavior
of individuals, individuals acting as part of a group, or of groups, particularly
related to alcohol or other drugs that is detrimental to the learning environment,
reputation of the school, and/or resulting in death or injury. [Note: This may also
apply to actions off campus.]
- Assault or attempted assault of any person on College-owned or -controlled property
or at College-sponsored or supervised functions. [Note: This may also apply to actions
- Conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person. [Note: This
may also apply to actions off- campus.]
- Violation of Sexual Violence and Response Policy (See Complete Policy Statement) [Note:
This may also apply to actions off- campus.]
- Sexual Assault – includes the offenses of Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory Rape
as those terms are defined in the SUNY Cobleskill Sexual Violence and Response Policy.
- Sexual Violence (other than Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory Rape) – includes,
but is not limited to the offenses of Sexual Harassment, Sex Discrimination, Sexual
Exploitation, Intimidation and Retaliation as those terms are defined in the SUNY
Cobleskill Sexual Violence and Response Policy
- Relationship Violence – includes the offenses of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence
and Stalking as those terms are defined in the SUNY Cobleskill Sexual Violence and
- Unauthorized entry to or use of campus facilities.
- Disorderly conduct. Any behavior which is inconsistent with expected norms given the
time and place. [Note: This may also apply to actions off-campus.]
- Theft or attempted theft of property or services of the College, a member of the College
community or campus visitor; or possession of stolen property from any domain. [Note:
This may also apply to actions off-campus.]
- Failure to comply with the directions of College officials acting in the performance
of their duties.
- Deliberate issuance of a false statement either orally or in writing to College officials.
- Deliberate or careless/unjustified damage to property of the College, a member of
the campus community, or campus visitor. [Note: This may also apply to actions off-campus.]
- Failure to comply with the College policy on Hazing.
- Non-prescribed narcotics and/or illicit/dangerous drugs.
- Possession of, sale, distribution, use or involvement of any kind with non- prescribed
narcotics and/or illicit/dangerous drugs.
- In the presence of one or more persons who possess, sell, distribute, use or are involved
in any way with non-prescribed narcotics and/or illicit/dangerous drugs.
- Possession of drug-related paraphernalia and/or devices.
- Harassment is conduct that is sufficiently severs, pervasive or persistent so as to
interfere with or limit the ability of an individual reasonable access to University
resources or opportunities. [Note: This may also apply to actions off-campus]
- Bias-related harassment – Any harassment that is based on race, color, age, religion,
or national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected
characteristic that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to interfere
with or limit the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from the educational
institution’s programs or activities.
- Bullying or cyberbullying – Any harassment that is persistent, pervasive, or severe
such as theft or destruction of personal property, public humiliation, intimidating
or threatening behaviors.
- Criminal harassment – Any harassment that is prohibited by law as defined by New York
State law http://ypdcrime.com/penal.law/article240.htm
- Recording of images or audio in a place where a person would have a reasonable expectation
of privacy is prohibited.
- Campus Alcohol Policy violations
- Violation of the Campus Alcohol Policy
- In the presence of one or more persons who violate the Campus Alcohol Policy.
- While in the Village of Cobleskill, students who are subject to arrest for violation
of local ordinances, state or national laws pertaining to consumption or sale or use
of alcohol and who engage in disruptive or damaging or disorderly behaviors are in
violation of the Student Conduct Code.
- Possession and/or use of weapons or firearms (items, whether real or realistic, used
to cause harm or threaten harm to people) of any kind, including, but not limited
to: bows, arrows, archery equipment, air guns, pellet guns, dart guns, paintball guns,
chukka sticks, ammunition, CO2 cartridges, laser pointers, fireworks, firecrackers,
explosives or dangerous chemicals of any kind. Note: This applies to possession on
the person, in motor vehicles, in residence rooms, and/or in other areas/facilities
of the College and/or Cobleskill Auxiliary Services.
- General Infractions including, but not limited to, actions such as those contained
in the Terms and Conditions of Residence Hall Occupancy pertaining to quiet hours,
*excessive noise at any time, possession of pets, guest policy, unapproved cooking
devices, selling or soliciting, safety issues (such as climbing out windows, sitting
on ledges, roofs), unsafe use of skateboards, bicycles or rollerblades (in-line skates),
gambling, water fights, pranks, horseplay, unauthorized removal of common area furniture,
propping open of locked doors, throwing or dropping objects from windows (especially
garbage and/or recyclable materials), littering, throwing snowballs or other objects
in the vicinity of residence halls, use of water beds, abuse of the telecommunications
system, and failure to comply with the campus smoking policy. * Note: Stereos, radios,
and computers are to be kept at a low volume at all times. Noise, including music,
should not be heard beyond a closed room door or window during Quiet Hours. Violations
may result in loss of use of the stereo or other equipment. The excessive noise infraction
includes car stereos.
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