Article 3 - Conduct Standards
The following are prohibited at the University of North Georgia:
1.00 Academic Misconduct
The University of North Georgia recognizes honesty and integrity as being necessary to the academic functioning of the University. The following regulations are disseminated in the interest of protecting the equity and validity of the University’s grades and degrees, and to assist students in developing standards and attitudes appropriate to intellectual life.
.01 Receiving or giving assistance (cheating) in preparation of any graded assignment without prior authorization from the class instructor.
.02 Taking or attempting to take, or otherwise procure intellectual property in an unauthorized manner
.03 Selling, giving, lending, or otherwise furnishing to any unauthorized person by a student enrolled in that course material which can be shown to contain the questions or answers to any examinations scheduled to be given at any subsequent date in any course of study.
.04 Plagiarism. Use of another person’s ideas or expressions without acknowledging the source. Themes, essays term papers, tests and other similar requirements must be the work of the student submitting them. When direct quotations or paraphrase are used, they must be indicated, and when the ideas of another are incorporated in the paper they must be appropriately acknowledged. All work of a student needs to be original or cited according to the instructor’s requirements or is otherwise considered plagiarism. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
.05 Signing class rolls for another student.
.06 Fabricating, forging, or falsifying laboratory results or reports.
.07 Using work from other courses, or from previous assignments, for current assignment without permission from the instructor.
.08 Violations of the University Honor Code when affiliated with an academic course requirement.
.09 Unauthorized use of electronic devices during or in preparation for a graded assignment.
2.00 Alcoholic Beverages
.01 Consumption, possession, or transportation of alcoholic beverages by any student under legal age.
.02 Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages on university premises or at university sponsored activities, except when authorized at social functions in designated areas.
.03 Furnishing and/or distributing alcoholic beverages to any student under legal age.
.04 Being in an intoxicated condition as made manifest by disorderly, obscene, or indecent conduct or appearance.
.05 Driving under the influence of alcohol.
3.00 Damage to Property
Damaging or destroying property belonging to the University, a member of the University community, or a visitor to the campus.
4.00 Disorderly Assembly
.01 Assembling on campus in a manner which creates a riot, or disorderly diversion that interferes with the normal operation of the University and/or infringes on the rights of other members of the University community. Note: This section should not be construed so as to deny any students the right of peaceful, non-disruptive assembly.
.02 Obstructing the free movement of other persons about the campus, interfering with the use of University facilities, or materially interfering with the normal operation of the University.
.03 Unauthorized use of sound amplification equipment indoors or outdoors. Note: Any use of sound amplification equipment must be cleared through the Office of Student Involvement.
5.00 Disorderly Conduct
.01 Disruptive behavior in an academic setting that interferes with the learning environment.
.02 Disorderly, lewd, or indecent conduct; breach of the peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on University premises or at functions sponsored by, or participated in by the University.
.03 Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of another person.
.04 Bullying, includes, but is not limited to engaging in conduct, including any gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication (which includes emails, text messages, and internet postings on websites or other social media), whether it be a single incident or series of incidents; that is severe, pervasive, or offensive to substantially disrupt or interfere with the orderly operation of the University or the rights of any student or other University community member.
.05 Conduct on University property, or at functions sponsored or supervised by the University or any recognized University organization, which interferes with the normal operation of the University.
.06 Entering or attempting to enter any event sponsored or supervised by the University or any recognized University organization without credentials for admission, i.e., ticket, identification card, invitation, etc. or in violation of any reasonable qualifications established for attendance.
.07 Discrimination. Conduct and/or expressions that harass, demean, or degrade any individual or group of individuals.
.08 Interfering with, giving false name to, or failing to comply with any properly identified University faculty member, administrator, or staff member while in the performance of their duties.
.09 Deliberately failing to heed the summons, oral or written, to report to an administrative official.
.10 Abusive language or gestures to University Officials.
.11 Violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy. See the Policy on Sexual Misconduct in the UNG Student Handbook for definition and explanation.
.12 Retaliation. Conduct, expressions, or any sort of communications that intimidate, threaten, coerce, or in any way discriminates or retaliates against an individual because he or she files a complaint, testifies, or participates in any manner in an investigation or proceeding.
.13 Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the Student Conduct process.
.01 Possession, use (without valid medical or dental prescription), manufacture, furnishing, or sale of any narcotic or dangerous drug controlled by federal or Georgia law.
.02 Possession of drug paraphernalia.
.03 Being under the influence of a narcotic or other controlled substance except as permitted by law or valid medical prescription.
7.00 Tobacco and Vaping
.01 Use of tobacco or tobacco products on University property.
.02 Use of vaping products on University property.
8.00 Falsification of Records/False Statements/Dishonesty
.01 Altering, counterfeiting, forging, or causing to be altered, counterfeited, or forged, any record, form, or document used by the University.
.02 Intentionally furnishing false information to a University Official or law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his/her job responsibilities or who submit false complaints or accusations. This includes student conduct investigations and hearings and any proceedings or University processes.
.03 Failing to identify oneself to a University Official or law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his/her job responsibilities.
.04 Violations of the University Honor Code.
.05 Manufacturing, selling, distributing, possessing, or sharing any form of false identification.
.06 Failing to report an arrest, other than minor traffic arrests, to the University via the Dean of Students Office.
Unauthorized possession, use, furnishing or sale of explosives on university premises or at university-sponsored activities, including the unauthorized use or possession of fireworks.
10.00 Fire and Emergency Safety
.01 Tampering with fire or other safety equipment.
.02 Setting or causing to be set any unauthorized fire on University property.
.03 Failing to participate in any emergency-related drill or alarm.
.04 Making or causing a false alarm.
.05 Unauthorized possession, sale, furnishing or use of any incendiary device.
.01 Unauthorized possession of firearms on University property or at events sponsored or supervised by the University or any recognized University organization. See the Official Code of Georgia Annotated sub-section (c) O.C.G.A 16-11-127.1
.02 Possession or use of any other weapon. “Weapon” means any object or substance designed or used to inflict a wound, cause injury, or incapacitate, including, but not limited to, all firearms, pellet guns, BB guns, bludgeons, chemicals, explosives, metal knuckles, and knives with blades longer than two inches.
Hazing includes any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off campus, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. See Hazing Policy for Student Groups in the UNG Student Handbook.
13.00 Joint Responsibility for Infractions
Acting with others and/or providing an opportunity to violate University regulations.
14.00 Student Identification Cards
.01 Lending, selling, or otherwise transferring a student identification card.
.02 Use of a student identification card by anyone other than its original holder.
.03 Failure to present a student identification card when it is requested by a University Official while in the performance of his/her duties.
.01 Selling a textbook that is not one’s own without permission of the owner.
.02 Theft and/or unauthorized possession or use of property or services belonging to the University, another person, or any other entity.
16.00 Unauthorized Access and Improper Use of Technology
.01 Conduct that violates University Computer and Network Usage Policy.
.02 Using automated means, such as creating scripts or using recorded macros, to register via Self Service Banner.
17.00 Unauthorized Entry or Use of University Facilities
.01 Unauthorized entry into or onto any University building, office or other facility or remaining without authorization in or on any building after normal closing hours.
.02 Unauthorized use of any University facility.
.03 Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys or access cards to any University premises.
.04 Tampering with locks or locking devices on any University premises.
Raffles and/or the playing of cards or other games of skill or chance for money or items of value.
19.00 Residence Hall Regulations
Violation of policies and procedures published by the Office of Residence Life.
20.00 Corps of Cadets Regulations
Violation of policies and procedures published by the Office of the Commandant for the orderly operation of the Corps of Cadets.
21.00 Motor Vehicle/Parking Regulations
Violation of Motor Vehicle/Parking Regulations published by the University.
22.00 Violation of any professional and/ or ethical standard related to any academic program
A professional is one who willingly adopts and consistently applies the knowledge, skills, and values of a chosen profession. Students shall not violate the provisions of the professional or ethical standards adopted by the relevant academic programs. Students shall comply with the policies and regulations of the program and any agency for which the student is conducting an internship, clinical experience, etc. For further information, refer to the program handbooks for specific academic programs.
23.00 Other Published University Regulations and Campus-Specific Policies
Violation of University regulations and policies as approved and published by various units of the University.
24.00 Violation of Conduct Sanctions
Failure to abide by conduct sanctions.
25.00 Violation of Law or Failure to Report a Violation of Law
Violation of local, state or federal law, on or off the campus, which constitute a danger or material interference with the normal, orderly operation and processes of the University, or with the requirements of appropriate discipline. All students should report any arrests within 72 hours of the incident, except for those involving minor traffic offenses.