Actions which make the atmosphere intimidating, threatening, or hostile to individuals are therefore regarded as serious offenses. Abusive or harassing behavior, verbal or physical, which demeans, intimidates, threatens, or injures another because of personal characteristics or beliefs or their expression, is subject to University disciplinary sanctions as described above. Examples of personal characteristics or beliefs include but are not limited to sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, and handicap.
all students are expected to contribute through their words, actions and commitments to the development and sustenance of a community characterized by respect, caring and justice.
of the campus community must act out of Christian charity and mutual respect to establish
an atmosphere of trust, without which there is no community. Respect for others is founded
upon observing reasonable community and societal standards of conduct and interaction.
The effect of words and actions on third parties must also be considered. In an atmosphere
of intellectual inquiry it is expected that students will be respectful and civil in discourse
and discussion with those whose opinions they do not share. The University is particularly
concerned that its members show respect for others regardless of race, creed, gender,
disability, sexual orientation, or nationality and avoid all forms of offensive and harassing
Coppin State University is a community where people of diverse
backgrounds and philosophy live in harmony, accept personal responsibility
for their actions, and respect the rights of others. In order for this
community to thrive, tenets of behavior must be strongly valued and clearly
understood. To accomplish these goals, the University must require certain
standards of behavior.
The Student Code is based on respect of others, the environment, the
mission of the University, and the rights and responsibilities of community
membership. The cornerstone of the Student Code is consideration and
responsibility. Students are expected to respect the rights of all members of
the University Community… All students are accountable for their
behavior and shall not behave in a manner which infringes on individual or
group rights or jeopardizes the health, safety of individuals or property.