Student Code of Conduct Regulations
This section establishes behavioral standards which all students of Framingham State University are expected to follow. They are made in any exercise of the powers that are an inherent corollary of the University’s duty to protect its educational purposes by setting and distributing standards of student conduct and scholarship, and by regulating the use of University facilities and premises. Students have a right to expect enforcement of these regulations. The University also has the right to expect students to abide by these regulations in a manner that benefits the responsibilities given to students as members of the University community. Knowledge of these regulations can prove most beneficial to students in utilizing and protecting their rights. It is important to add, however, that unfamiliarity with institutional regulations or rules is not grounds for excusing infractions. Students have an individual obligation to ensure that the Code of Conduct is followed by taking an active role in reporting and discussing violations with the appropriate staff, administrator, or committee when they believe an offense has occurred. The following statements constitute the official record of Student Code of Conduct Regulations at Framingham State University. Students are expected to abide by these regulations and administrators are required to enforce them. Additional rules and regulations may be promulgated from time to time. The Student Code of Conduct also applies to guests of community members. Hosts of guests may be held accountable for the misconduct of their guests.
A student who is found responsible for violation of any Code of Conduct regulation as set forth below shall be subject to the maximum sanction of Expulsion or any lesser sanction authorized by this Code:
(a) On University premises; or,
(b) In connection with University-sponsored activities on or off premises; or,
(c) Off-campus where the Dean of Students or designee determines that the off-campus conduct affects a substantial University interest which may include, but is not limited to:
-Any situation where it appears that the student’s conduct may present a danger or threat to the health or safety of any member of the University community;
-Any situation that significantly impinges upon the rights, property or achievements of self or others;
-Any situation that significantly breaches the peace and/or causes social disorder;
-Any situation that is detrimental to the educational mission and/or interests of the University; or
(d) In conjunction with behavior conducted online, via email or through other electronic medium.