If an enrolled or continuing student is found to be responsible for an infraction of any of the following rules or regulations, they will be subject to disciplinary action through the University Judicial System. Any applicant found to violate the Student Code of Conduct during the application process may be denied admission. Any student who leaves the University prior to the disposition of an alleged violation(s) will not be allowed to register for future semesters until the matter has been adjudicated through the normal judicial process. Sanctions imposed will depend on the severity of the violation(s) and/or the student’s previous disciplinary record. The following is a list of violations:
Student Code of Conduct
- Abusive/Threatening Behavior: Any conduct that threatens or endangers the health and/or safety of a member of the University community (including oneself) on university property, any place that the university conducts business, or at an activity/event sponsored or supervised by the University.*
- Verbal/Written/Electronic Communications: Threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, profanity.
- Physical: Sexual misconduct, stalking, fighting, false imprisonment, intimidation.
- Computer Security Violations: Any misuse of computing facilities, software, or hardware; unauthorized use of another individual’s computer account; misuse of one’s own computer account; or any violation of the policies for using computing network resources at ERAU or through the ERAU system.
- Disorderly Conduct: Excessively loud, lewd, indecent or obscene conduct that is inappropriate for a University setting. Bringing children or guests to class is not permitted and is considered a disruption to the learning environment.
- Theft: Theft or attempted theft, unauthorized possession, misuse or wrongful appropriation, vandalism or malicious destruction, or sale of property belonging to the University, an organization affiliated with the University, or a member of the University community.
- Unauthorized Entry or Use: Unauthorized entry or attempted entry or use of University facilities and/or equipment, including unauthorized possession, duplication, or use of University keys.
- Weapons Possession: The possession or use of a weapon, including, but not limited to firearms; BB guns; air guns; dangerous chemicals; incendiary devices and other explosive substances, including fireworks; slingshots; martial arts devices; or other objects classified or used as weapons with potential for danger or harm.**
- Criminal Violation: Violation of any State or Federal criminal code while on University property or at any event sponsored, supervised, or controlled by the University.
- Any other just cause, including behavior deemed unethical.
Because the safety of our students and employees is paramount, all employees and students have an affirmative duty to immediately report to local or military police agencies should a student or other employee exhibit behavior at any University-sponsored activity that is deemed to threaten or endanger the health or safety of others.
All employees and students have an affirmative duty to immediately report to local or military police agencies the presence of dangerous weapons on any premises owned or controlled by ERAU.
Disciplinary sanctions may be imposed for violations under the Student Code of Conduct. All disciplinary sanctions are noted in the student’s non-academic student file and may be kept indefinitely, including those of suspended or dismissed students.
- Warning: A disciplinary warning is a verbal or written notice given to a student whose behavior is in violation of University policy.
- Probation: University Conduct Probation is an intermediate sanction imposed for a specific period. The probationary period allows a student to demonstrate acceptable behavior in order to continue enrollment at Embry-Riddle. Guidelines for a student’s behavior may be included as conditions of the probation. If an offense is committed during the probation period, actions may be instituted that result in suspension or dismissal.
- Suspension: Suspension is an involuntary separation of the student from the University for a specific period. Readmission to the University may be granted after the suspension period or after conditions have been satisfactorily met.
- Dismissal: Dismissal is the involuntary and permanent separation of the student from the University.
The Non-Academic Judicial Affairs board convenes to adjudicate and make decisions on students who are facing University suspension or dismissal.