Regulations for Student Conduct

Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct is subject to disciplinary sanctions.

  1. Violating any College policy, rule, or regulation published in hard copy or available electronically on Connect2 or the Illinois College Website that is not delineated in another code.
  2. Violating any federal, state, or local law.
  3. Committing acts of sexual misconduct including: intimate partner violence, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual touching, non-consensual sexual intercourse, sexual exploitation, and/or sexual harassment. Sexual misconduct can occur both on and off campus and take many forms. The misconduct may be subtle and indirect or blatant and overt. Such misconduct can also occur in person or via electronic, print or other media. It may consist of repeated actions or may arise from a single incident if sufficiently severe. (Refer to IC Policy on Gender Based, Sexual & Interpersonal Violence (Title IX))
  4.  Engaging in harmful or potentially harmful behaviors, including, but not limited to, the following: acts of physical or verbal abuse; actions which intimidate, harass, threaten, coerce, or otherwise endanger the health or safety of oneself or others; and/or fighting. Dating violence, domestic violence and/or stalking are considered violations of this code. (Refer to IC Policy on Gender Based, Sexual & Interpersonal Violence (Title IX))
  5. Engaging in disorderly conduct. For purposes of this Code, disorderly conduct is defined to include, but is not limited to, acts which breach the peace or are lewd, indecent, or obscene.
  6.  Hazing, defined as an act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, a group or organization. (Refer to IC Hazing Policy)
  7. Disrupting or obstructing teaching, research, administration, other College activities.
  8. Possessing, duplicating, or using keys to any College building or facility without authorization by appropriate College officials and/or committing an act of unauthorized entry into or use of College buildings or facilities.
  9. Engaging or participating in acts or attempted acts of unauthorized possession, use, removal, defacing, tampering, damage, or destruction of property of the College or property of a member of the College community or other personal or public property, on or off campus.
  10. Posting, affixing, or otherwise attaching written or printed messages or materials (e.g., posters, signs, handbills, brochures, or pamphlets) on or in unauthorized places.
  11. Engaging or participating in unauthorized possession or use of explosives, firearms, dangerous weapons, or other hazardous objects or substances. (Refer to IC Possession of Weapons Policy)
  12. Committing acts of arson, creating a fire hazard, or possessing or using, without proper authorization, inflammable materials or hazardous substances on College property.
  13. Committing acts which endanger the property of the College (including, but not limited to, altering or misusing any smoke detector, fire-fighting equipment, safety equipment, or emergency device).
  14. Making false reports of a fire, bomb threat, or other dangerous condition; failing to report a fire; or interfering with the response of College or municipal officials to emergency calls.
  15. Failing to comply with the directions of or obstructing College officials in the performance of their official duties and/or failure to positively identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
  16. Aiding and abetting another person in committing an act that violates the Code of Student Conduct including but not limited to:
    1. Students shall not, through act or omission, assist another student, individual or group in committing or attempting to commit a violation of the Code of Conduct. 
    2. A student who has knowledge of another committing or attempting to commit a violation of the Code of Conduct is required to remove themselves from the situation, and failure to do so when reasonable under the circumstances may be the basis for a violation of this policy.
  17. Committing acts of dishonesty, including, but not limited to, the following:
    1. engaging or participating in cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty. Students committing acts of academic dishonesty are also subject to academic sanctions. (Refer to IC Academic Integrity Policy)
    2. furnishing false information to any College official, faculty member, or office.
    3. forging, altering, or misusing any College document, record, or instrument of identification.
    4. tampering with the election of any College-recognized student organization.
    5. attempting to represent the College, any recognized student organization, or any official College group without the explicit prior consent of the officials of that group.
  18. Gambling on College property or engaging in unauthorized canvass-in or solicitation.
  19. Misusing electronic devices and/or engaging in acts of theft or abuse of computer time, including, but not limited to (refer to IC Information Technology Policy):
    1. any activity that violates the integrity or interferes with the normal operation of the College computing system.
    2. unauthorized use of another person’s identification and password.
    3. unauthorized transfer of a file or files.
    4. unauthorized entry into a file to use, read or change its contents.
    5. any other activity that interferes with another user's work or which causes a significant drain upon College computing resources.
    6. any other activity that interferes with the work of another IC student, faculty member, staff member, or other College official.
    7. unauthorized financial gain or commercial activity.
    8. any obscene, harassing, or defamatory activity.
    9. any activity which is illegal under federal or state law, including, but not limited to, accessing child pornography; participating in chain letters; and unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted material, including software, text, images, audio, or video.
    10. unauthorized connection of computing devices or technology infrastructure equipment to the IC computing infrastructure.
  20. Using, possessing, manufacturing, or distributing cannabis (marijuana) or any State or federally controlled substance except as expressly permitted by law. (Refer to IC Drug Policy)
  21. Using, possessing, manufacturing, or distributing alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by law, College regulations, or residence hall policy. (Refer to Alcohol Policy)
  22. Engaging or participating in abuse of the conduct system, including, but not limited to:
    1. falsifying or misrepresenting information before a hearing officer.
    2. disrupting or interfering with the orderly conduct of a conduct proceeding.
    3. instituting a conduct complaint knowingly without cause.
    4. attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the conduct system.
    5. failing to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Code of Student Conduct.
    6. influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the conduct system.
    7. retaliating against any student, staff, faculty member or third party for reporting an incident, investigating a conduct complaint and/or participating in the process.
  23. Committing violations of rules and regulations duly established and promulgated by Residential Life. (Refer to Residential Life section of Blue Book)
  24. Committing violations of Illinois College parking rules and regulations. (Refer to IC Parking Policy)
  25. Committing violations of Illinois College Tobacco/Smoking rules and regulations. (Refer to IC Tobacco & Smoking Policy)
  26. Parading or marching on streets, roadways, or property of the College without the advance approval.