Inappropriate Phone and PhoneMail Use
It is a crime under both Illinois and Federal laws for anyone to make obscene or harassing phone calls. No member of this community shall use obscenities in a greeting or a message in the PhoneMail system. Inappropriate use of the phones or the PhoneMail system could result in disciplinary action.
Hazing is defined as any activity that endangers the physical safety of a student, causes fright, humiliation, ridicule, or degrades the individual. Students are not to be subjected to any treatment that debases their status or robs them of a sense of self-dignity. This includes specifically any activity which intentionally or unintentionally places a student in physical danger, places emotional stress upon the individual, interferes with normal classroom or athletic field procedure or atmosphere, or prevents a student from adequate opportunity for classroom preparation.
Furthermore, Principia prohibits students from allowing themselves to be hazed.
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
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.