Student Code of Conduct
College disciplinary action is applicable to conduct which adversely affects the pursuit of educational objectives and the mission and values of the College. The College retains the right to pursue charges through the campus judicial system regardless of whether charges are concurrently pending through local civil or criminal authorities. At Mount Aloysius College, the types of behavior subject to disciplinary action includes, but is not limited to:
- All forms of dishonesty including cheating, plagiarism, knowingly furnishing false information to the College, forgery and alteration or fraudulent use of College documents or instruments of identification.
- Intentional disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings or other College activities.
- Use or display of vulgar, abusive or offensive language or other media in any college setting.
- Physical or verbal abuse, threats or harassment that endangers the health or safety of another person. This includes, but is not limited to, physical assault, rape or other sexual assault.
- Any action, situation, or activity that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student or which requires, encourages, or permits violation of any federal, state, or local statute or College policy, for the purpose of initiation or membership into any organization recognized by, or affiliated with Mount Aloysius College (hazing).
- Physical abuse or injury to oneself or another person.
- Theft or damages to private or College property.
- Failure to comply with the directions of College officials in the performance of their duties.
- Failure to comply with the Computer Fair Use Policy (outlined in this handbook and at https://portal.mtaloy.edu/).
- Violation of the visitation policy or procedures.
- Possession, use or distribution of alcoholic beverages or other illegal substances, regardless of age.
- Disorderly or lewd conduct which is disruptive or detrimental to self, others or property.
- Failure to comply with imposed disciplinary sanctions.
- Failure to meet financial requirements pertaining to damages incurred, i.e. room damage, property damage and property theft in addition to any other miscellaneous expenses incurred.
- Presence in an unauthorized area.
Misuse of the judicial system, including but not limited to:
- Attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the judicial system.
- Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a judicial body prior to, and/or during the course of a judicial proceeding.
- Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the judicial system.
- Violations of any federal, state or local law.
NOTE: In cases of violation of any federal, state or local laws, the student has the right to notify the appropriate federal, state or local authorities to initiate proceedings. The College may, however, proceed with its case against the accused even though the legal process has yet to begin. (This decision will be at the discretion of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.)