Rules for Students – You Need to Know

Category: Other Speech Codes, Statement School: Statement Rating: Not Rated Last updated: April 22, 2003

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Vandalism/Prank Policy

A practical joke (what some people call a good prank) is successful when the recipient of the joke feels the motive was to show friendly attention, the identity and motive of the person(s) involved were quickly evident, no damage occurred nor anything taken without permission, and those involved were immediately available to help clean up.

A practical joke becomes a prank when there is damage to property, a mess has been left, dorm rooms of the other gender are entered after house hours, the identity of the prankster is unknown, the person has worn a mask or face covering, or the recipient of the joke has been handled roughly or is an unwilling party. A prank, even though it was intended to be a practical joke, could result in disciplinary hearings, fines, community service, social warning and/or suspension.

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