OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Proscribed Behaviors

Proscribed Behaviors

OAR 576-015-0015  

Offenses Proscribed by the State Board of Higher Education  

The University may initiate disciplinary action and impose sanctions against any student, officially recognized student organization or an academic department group which commits any of the following acts proscribed by the State Board of Higher Education:

  1. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other institutional activities, including the institution's public service functions or other authorized activities on institutionally-owned or controlled property.
  2. Obstruction or disruption interfering with freedom of movement, either pedestrian or vehicular, on institutionally-owned or controlled property.
  3. Possession or use of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals, or other dangerous weapons or instrumentalities on institutionally-owned or controlled property, in contravention of law or institutional rules.
  4. Detention or physical abuse of any person or conduct intended to threaten imminent bodily harm or endanger the health of any person on any institutionally-owned or controlled property.
  5. Malicious damage, misuse or theft of institutional property, or the property of any other person where such property is located on institutionally-owned or controlled property, or, regardless of location is in the care, custody, or control of an institution.
  6. Refusal by any person while on institutional property to comply with an order of the President or appropriate authorized official to leave such premises because of conduct proscribed by this rule when such conduct constitutes a danger to personal safety, property or educational, or other appropriate institutional activities on such premises.
  7. Unauthorized entry to or use of institutional facilities, including buildings and grounds.
  8. Illegal use, possession, or distribution of drugs or illegal substances on institutionally-owned or controlled property.
  9. Inciting others to engage in any of the conduct or to perform any of the acts prohibited herein. Inciting means that advocacy of proscribed conduct which calls on the person or persons addressed for imminent action, and is coupled with a reasonable apprehension of imminent danger to the functions and purposes of the institution, including the safety of persons, and the protection of its property.
  10. Violating the State Board of Higher Education's Policy on Intercollegiate Athletics as described in Section 8 of its Internal Management Directives, specifically including the subsection thereof entitled Code of Ethics.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070

OAR 576-015-0020  

Offenses Proscribed by the University  

The University may initiate disciplinary action and impose sanctions against any student, University recognized student organization or an academic department group which commits any of the following proscribed acts:

  1. Academic dishonesty:
    1. Academic dishonesty is defined as an intentional act of deception in which a student seeks to claim credit for the work or effort of another person or uses unauthorized materials or fabricated information in any academic work;
    2. It includes "cheating" (intentional use or attempted use of unauthorized materials, information, or study aid), "fabrication" (intentional falsification or invention of any information), "assisting in dishonesty" (intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another commit an act of dishonesty), "tampering" (altering or interfering with evaluation instruments and documents), and "plagiarism" (intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another person as one's own);
    3. Academic dishonesty cases are handled initially by the academic units, but will also be referred to the Student Conduct Coordinator for action under these rules.
  2. Hazing, harassing, or threatening actions which intentionally subject another person to offensive physical contact, physical injury or property damage, or which specifically and intentionally insult another person in his or her immediate presence with words or gestures when a reasonable person would expect that such an act or actions would provoke a violent response. (These actions, when based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation are among the forms of prohibited behavior - See General University Policy on Discriminatory Conduct.)
  3. Rape, sexual assault, or unwanted sexual contact of any kind, or threat of such contact, are prohibited as is any physical abuse (see OAR 576-015-0015(4). Sexual contact shall be considered "unwanted" or without consent if no clear consent is freely given; if inflicted through force, threat of force, or coercion; or if inflicted upon a person who is unconscious or otherwise without the physical or mental capacity to consent. If sexual contact is inflicted on someone who is intoxicated or impaired in the exercise of their judgment by alcohol or drugs, it may be considered without consent.
  4. Possession or consumption of alcohol beverages by persons under 21 years of age, or furnishing of alcoholic beverages to persons under 21 years, on University owned or controlled property or at University sponsored or supervised activities. Individuals of legal drinking age in recognized student housing may possess and consume alcoholic beverages only in their private rooms, and dispensing devices such as kegs and taps, and large containers such as "party balls," are not permitted. Use of alcohol in any other campus location is prohibited unless specifically authorized in OAR 576-060-0010, which governs the conditions under which alcoholic beverages may be consumed in areas other than housing units on the University campus. Regulations concerning use of alcoholic beverages by students in University housing units and by recognized student organizations off campus are detailed in the Student Life Policy and Regulations section "Scheduling Social, Recreational, or Educational Events."
  5. Smoking in unauthorized areas in violation of OAR 576-040-0010.
  6. Falsification or misuse of any University information, including records, permits, documents, computer resources, identification cards, etc.; or the furnishing of false or misleading information to the University or its representative; or refusal to provide one's name, class, school, and local address when requested by a University official, provided the official is identified and indicates legitimate reason for the request.
  7. Bringing an animal onto University owned or controlled property in violation of OAR 576-045-0020.
  8. Inciting others to engage in any of these prohibited behaviors, as defined in OAR 576-015-0015(9).
  9. Violation of any federal or state law or city or local ordinance or University rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070