Student Handbook – Student Guidelines & Expectations – College Judicial Procedures and Code of Student Conduct [pp. 69-73]

Category: Harassment Policies, Statement School: Statement Rating: Not Rated Last updated: December 15, 2013

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The following items listed in the Code of Student Conduct are prohibited behaviors that are deemed as unacceptable to the Chowan community. Students found responsible for these actions are held accountable through sanctions listed on the following pages.

Accessory/Accessory after the Fact - Being a party to, witness to, or having knowledge of, any policy violation that is occurring or has occurred without reporting such violations immediately to the proper authorities.

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Aiding/Abetting - Aiding, abetting or conspiring with another person to become involved in prohibited behavior.

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Disorderly Conduct - Any disorderly behavior.

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Harassment - The threatening of or verbal abuse of any member of the College community.

Hazing - To annoy any student by playing abusive or ridiculous tricks on him/her, to frighten, scold, beat or harass him/her or subject him/her to personal indignity (N.C. Statute: 14:35).

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Inappropriate Behavior - Any inappropriate behavior not in keeping with the mission and purpose of Chowan College.

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Lying - Furnishing false information with intention of deceiving.

Motor Vehicle Regulations - Violating motor vehicle rules and regulations.

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Obscene, Lewd, Indecent Media Exhibition - The use, display, or exhibition of pornographic movies, video tapes, records, cassettes, posters, magazines, CD's, or other media. Includes computer access to pornographic sites.

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Room Decorations - Pornographic materials, identifiable alcoholic beverage containers or signs, drug related paraphernalia in rooms or on windows.

Sexual Assault - Any forced sexual activity that is against a person's will. The force may come in the form of actual physical force or it may be mental and emotional pressure, coercion or manipulation.

Sexual Harassment - Any form of unwanted sexual behavior, such as physical contact, verbal comments or suggestions, requests for sexual favors and the like.

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Telephones - Theft of messages, calling card numbers, changing greetings, obscene messages or unauthorized use of another's phones are violations of Federal Communications regulations.

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Verbal Abuse or Harassment - Insulting, taunting or threatening communication; defaming of character; indecent language, verbal assaults; derogatory, sexist or racist remarks; or any behavior that puts another member of the college community or guest in a state of fear or anxiety.

Please note: [...] [T]he College may alter the judicial procedure if there exists a clear and present danger to the Chowan community. Although the administrative characteristics of the judicial process will be altered, the accused student retains the right to appeal any disciplinary action taken administratively one level beyond the hearing officer.