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 or off University property; any place that the University conducts business, or at a University sponsored or supervised activity. Behavior including but not limited to threats, intimidation, profanity, discrimination, harassment, coercion, bullying, cyberbullying, blackmail, sexual misconduct, and/or stalking.
Verbal: Communications made in person, over the phone, left on voicemail, or other auditory means.
- Physical: Includes but not limited to assault, battery, fighting, false imprisonment, alcohol poisoning, prohibiting a person from freely entering or departing a room, car, event through physical force or presence or otherwise confining a person and any unwanted physical contact between individuals or attempts of physical threat.
- Written: Includes but not limited to instant messaging, internet usage, email, cell phone (texting, etc.), social networking sites, letters, signs, chalkboards, whiteboards, discussion boards.
- Retaliation: Action taken against another member of the community who has been identified as a reporter (complainant), victim or University representative alleging misconduct.
- Implied: Includes but not limited to gestures, taunting comments, intimidation, or any behaviors that are deemed to create a threatening environment.
- Harrassment: Willful, intentional or a persistent act that knowingly and maliciously harms or annoys another individual. Bullying, intimidating and stalking may be considered forms of harassment and under Abusive/Threatening Behavior.
Sexual Misconduct: Includes but is not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, non-consensual sexual contact, nonconsensual sexual intercourse, sexual exploitation, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence.
Alcohol/Drugs/Tobacco Use: Use and/or possession of alcohol, illegal drugs, or tobacco on University owned property with the exception of approved designated areas or events is prohibited. Policies may differ regarding tobacco usage on military installations and on property that ERAU leases. It is advisable to check directly with those facilities
Computer Use & Security Violations (including attempted violations): Any misuse of computing facilities, software, hardware; unauthorized use of another individual’s computer account; misuse of one’s own computer account to include but not limited to giving/providing passwords to unauthorized persons to access courses, assignments, etc.; or any violation of the policies for using University computers, equipment or computing network resources at ERAU or through the ERAU system.
Criminal Violation: Violation of any State or Federal Criminal Code while on or off University owned or leased property.
Disorderly Conduct: Behavior that can be deemed inappropriate for a University setting to include but not limited to excessively loud, lewd, indecent, obscene, disruptive or disrespectful conduct and/or disturbing the peace, or inciting others.
False Information: Knowingly providing false information or withholding information.
False Representation & Forgery: Forging, altering, falsifying, destroying, misuse, or unauthorized use of reproduction of a University document, the signature or computer login of university personnel, record or identification; or using Embry-Riddle stationary, business cards, or logo.
Military Installations: Students taking courses on a U.S. military installation must adhere to the Department of Defense and base regulations and requirements, as applicable, concerning standards of conduct on the installation and access to the base. The university must report all disruptive behavior to the U.S. Government, and students may be barred from access to a military installation.
- Theft: Theft or attempted theft, unauthorized possession, misuse or wrongful appropriation of property, vandalism or malicious destruction, or sale of property not belonging to oneself.
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, access codes, or unauthorized access to information, property, or person.
- Vandalism: Includes but not limited to the misuse, attempted or destruction of University owned or leased equipment, building, or emergency equipment.
- Weapons Possession: The possession of weapons or replicas including but not limited to firearms, BB guns, air guns, knives, swords, machetes, blow darts, spears, compound bows/arrows, Tasers, brass knuckles, sling shots, martial arts devices, dangerous chemicals, incendiary devices or other explosive substances, including fireworks, or any device capable of firing or launching a projectile or other objects classified or used as weapons with potential for danger or harm.**
Other: Any other just cause, including behavior deemed inappropriate, unethical, or not conducive to the learning environment.
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.