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Conduct Codes

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 BannerWeb.


Prohibited Behavior:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of University documents, records, or identification and computer access infractions
    1. 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.
    2. 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 or components.
  5. 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.]
  6. 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 off- campus.]
  7. Conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person. [Note: This may also apply to actions off- campus.]
  8. Violation of Sexual Violence and Response Policy & Title IX Grievance Policy (See Complete Policy Statement) [Note: This may also apply to actions off-campus.] At the discretion of the College, persons accused of sexual misconduct may be immediately suspended on an interim basis or restricted from campus pending final disposition of any disciplinary proceedings if they pose a continuing threat to the health and safety of the community. Individuals found to be in violation of the Sexual Violence policy and Title IX Grievance policy in any way will be subject to sanctions, up to and including dismissal from the College.
    1. Sexual Assault- includes the offenses of nonconsensual sexual penetration, nonconsensual sexual touching, nonconsensual physical exposure of intimate body parts, intimidation or coercion to engage in sexual activity including but not limited to the use of alcohol or drugs.

    2. Sexual Harassment- includes but is not limited to the offenses of nonverbal, verbal or physical harassment, sex and/or gender based discrimination, sexual exploitation including but not limited to nonconsensual verbal, nonverbal or cyber communication of a sexual nature as well as nonconsensual photography, video or audio taping, posting of sexual activity or sexually explicit images

    3. Relationship Violence – includes the offenses of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking as those terms are defined in the SUNY Cobleskill Sexual Violence and Response Policy.

  9. Unauthorized entry to or use of campus facilities.
  10. Disorderly conduct. Any behavior which is inconsistent with expected norms given the time and place. [Note: This may also apply to actions off-campus.]
  11. 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.]
  12. Failure to comply with the directions of College officials acting in the performance of their duties.
  13. Deliberate issuance of a false statement either orally or in writing to College officials.
  14. 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.]
  15. Failure to comply with the College policy on Hazing.
  16. Non-prescribed narcotics and/or illicit/dangerous drugs.
    1. Possession of, sale, distribution, use or involvement of any kind with non- prescribed narcotics and/or illicit/dangerous drugs.
    2. 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.
  17. Possession of drug-related paraphernalia and/or devices.
  18. Harassment is conduct that is sufficiently severe, 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]
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Criminal harassment – Any harassment that is prohibited by law as defined by New York State law http://ypdcrime.com/penal.law/article240.htm
    4. Retaliation – Directed against someone who filed a complaint or witness statement.
  19. Recording of images or audio in a place where a person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy is prohibited.
  20. Campus Alcohol Policy violations
    1. Violation of the Campus Alcohol Policy
    2. In the presence of one or more persons who violate the Campus Alcohol Policy.
  21. 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.
  22. 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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