University General Course Catalog 2012-2013 
    
    Mar 31, 2020  
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Section II. Student Conduct Regulations and Policies


The University of Nevada, Reno has established regulations and policies for student conduct that support the core educational mission of the University of Nevada Reno, students and student groups and/or organizations. The following conduct violates our university community standards and subjects a student, or a student group/organization to sanctions under the Student Code of Conduct. The following conduct is prohibited

A. University of Nevada, Reno, Conduct Rules and Regulations.

The following conduct is prohibited:

  1. Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:
    1. Cheating, plagiarism, fraudulently obtaining grades, or other forms of academic dishonesty.
    2. Furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member, or office.
    3. Forgery, alteration, or misuse, theft, or using without permission, any University document, or record.
  2. Disorderly conduct, including the disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, meetings, business and administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other University activities; including public service functions and outreach activities on or off campus, or other activities when the conduct occurs on University premises.
  3. Failure of the student to present proper credentials,: student identification card, driver’s license, or parking registration, to university officials upon their request.
  4. Conduct that endangers the health or safety of any member or guest of the university community, including conduct that endangers the student him/herself.
  5. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, coercion, and/or conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
  6. Interference by force, threat or duress with the lawful freedom of movement of persons or vehicles on university premise.
  7. Resisting or obstructing such university or other public officials in the performance of their duties.
  8. Failure to comply with the directions of University officials acting in accordance with their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
  9. False reporting of any emergency situation, including but not limited to, misuse of campus emergency notification equipment. Unauthorized tampering with, and/or accessing of, safety, security, or fire protection equipment or devices. Setting off a fire alarm for reasons other than actual fire or emergency; involvement in setting or causing any unauthorized fire in or on university property.
  10. The unauthorized possession, loan or distribution of keys, pass cards or University I.D. cards; unauthorized or unlawful entry or access to university facilities, including buildings and grounds. The reproduction, manufacture or duplication of any key, pass card, University I.D. card or unlocking devise for use on university facilities or locks without proper authorization.
  11. Abuse, unauthorized use, or theft of University computer facilities and resources, including but not limited to: (a) unauthorized entry into or transfer of, a file to use, read, or change the contents or for any other purpose; and/or a violation of copyright laws; (b) use of another individual’s identification and/or password; (c) interfering with the work of another student, faculty member or University official, or with the normal operation of the University computing system; or, (d) violating the University’s Standards of Conduct for the Use of University Computers.
  12. Violation of university policies and regulations governing residence in University owned or controlled property, and access to and use of all University facilities, including responsibility for the conduct of guests.
  13. Making an accusation that is intentionally false or is made with reckless disregard for the truth against any member of the system community by filing a complaint or charges under this Code.
  14. Willful incitement of individuals to commit any of the acts herein prohibited.
  15. Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages without authorization (except as expressly permitted by University regulations, such as the “Alcoholic Beverage Policy”); public intoxication. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstances, be used by, possessed by, or provided to, a minor (under twenty-one years of age).
  16. Use, possession, manufacturing or distribution of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances; use or possession of any illegal and/or unauthorized drugs, prescription drugs, and drug paraphernalia; being under the influence of illegal drugs; except as expressly permitted by law.
  17. Sexual Assault, which is: the use of, or threat to use, force or violence of a sexual nature, defined as sexual assault, against any member or guest of the University community on University-owned or university controlled property or at any university-sponsored program.
  18. Any other conduct that violates applicable stated prohibitions, policies, procedures, rules, or regulations of the University of Nevada Reno, or Board of Regents.
  19. Any act prohibited by local, state or federal law that occurs on system premises or at a system-sponsored function on or off such premises.
  20. Contempt of student disciplinary proceedings including impairing or interrupting any proceeding or providing false information to University officials and student hearing board members during the course of the conduct resolution process. Failure to comply with the terms of any sanction imposed in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

B. NSHE Standards of Conduct (6.2.2).

Nevada System of Higher Education Subsection B: of Nevada Regulations In addition to regulations for student conduct for the University of Nevada, Reno, all students and student organizations are responsible for following the regulations for the entire university and community college system. The 20 prohibited activities, as found in the University and Community College System Code, Section 6.2.2, are listed below:

  1. Commission of any acts specified in subsection 2.1.4 of the code: (Subsection 2.1.4 of the code provides as follows:
    “Acts Interfering with Academic Freedom. Acts of physical force or disruptive acts which interfere with the University of Nevada activities, freedom of movement on the campuses or freedom for students to pursue their studies are the antithesis of academic freedom and responsibility, as are acts which in effect deny freedom of speech, freedom to be heard, and freedom to pursue research of their own choosing to members of the faculty or to invited guests of the University of Nevada.”)
  2. The use of, or threat to use, force or violence against any member or guest of the system community, except when lawfully permissible.
  3. Interference by force, threat or duress with the lawful freedom of movement of persons or vehicles on university premises.
  4. The intentional disruption or unauthorized interruption of functions of the system, including but not limited to classes, convocations, lectures, meetings, recruiting interviews and social events, on or off premises of the system.
  5. Willful damage, destruction, defacement, theft or misappropriation of equipment or property belonging to, in the possession of, or on premises occupied by the system.
  6. Knowing possession on any premises of the system of any firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals or other instruments of destruction, or other dangerous weapons as defined by the laws of the state of Nevada, without the written authorization of the president of any system institution or the president’s authorized agent, unless such possession reasonably relates to duly recognized system functions by appropriate members of the faculty, other employees or students.
  7. Continued occupation of buildings, structures, grounds or premises belonging to or occupied by, the system after having been ordered to leave by the president of a system institution or the president’s designee.
  8. Forgery, alteration, falsification or destruction of system documents or furnishing false information in documents submitted to the University and Community College System of Nevada.
  9. Making an accusation that is intentionally false or is made with reckless disregard for the truth against any member of the system community by filing a complaint or charges under this code or under any applicable established grievance procedures in the system.
  10. The repeated use of obscene or abusive language in a classroom or public meeting of the system where such usage is beyond the bounds of generally accepted good taste and which, if occurring in a class is not significantly related to the teaching of the subject matter.
  11. Willful incitement of individuals to commit any of the acts herein prohibited.
  12. Disorderly, lewd or indecent conduct occurring on system premises or at a system-sponsored function on or off such premises.
  13. Any act prohibited by local, state or federal law that occurs on system premises or at a system-sponsored function on or off such premises.
  14. The use of threats or violence against a faculty member or the faculty member’s family in order to secure preferential treatment for grades, loans, employment, or other service or privilege accorded by the system.
  15. Any act of unlawful discrimination based on race, creed, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin or any act of employment or educational retaliation against any person who has made a complaint about such discrimination.
  16. Any act of sexual harassment when submission to a request or demand of a sexual nature is either an explicit or implicit term or condition of employment or of academic study or grading, or where verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature has the effect of creating an intimidating, offensive or hostile work or educational environment.
  17. Acts of academic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating, plagiarism, falsifying research data or results, or assisting others to do the same.
  18. Willfully destroying, damaging, tampering, altering, stealing, misappropriating or using without permission any system, program or file of the University and Community College System of Nevada
  19. Acts of hazing. Hazing is defined as any method of initiation into or affiliation with the university or community college community, a student organization, a sports team, an academic association, or other group engaged in by an individual that intentionally or recklessly endangers another individual.
  20. Any other conduct which violates applicable stated prohibitions, policies, procedures, rules, regulations or bylaws of the Board of Regents or a System institution.

C. Violation of Law and University of Nevada, Reno, Discipline

When a student is charged by federal, state, or local authorities with a violation of the law, the University will not request or agree to special consideration for that individual because of his or her status as a student. Action by the university may go forward regardless of other possible or pending administrative, civil or criminal proceedings arising out of the same or other incidents. The person filing the complaint may choose to file charges against the student in both arenas:  internally, through the university student conduct system, or externally, through the criminal justice or civil system.

The University may advise off-campus authorities of the existence of the Student Code and of the process for resolution of a potential violation of the Student Code on campus. The University will attempt to cooperate with law enforcement and other agencies in the enforcement of criminal law on campus. Individual students remain free to interact with governmental representatives as they deem appropriate. Decisions on the University student conduct case resolution, including sanctions imposed, shall not be subject to change because criminal charges arising out of the same facts prompting the violation of University rules were dismissed, reduced or resolved in favor or against the student defendant in court.