Standards of Conduct

The following is a summary of possible unacceptable individual or group behaviors. This summary is not intended to provide an exhaustive list of all possible infractions, but to provide a foundation for sanctioning.  Individual students or groups engaging in these behaviors on or off campus may be held accountable through the student conduct process and subject to conduct sanctions.


  1. Dishonesty. This includes but is not limited to the falsification of any paper, project, test, examination, application, recommendation, grades or transcript, by means of cheating or plagiarism; the illegitimate acquisition of honors, awards, certification or professional endorsements, degrees, and academic credits; knowingly providing false information or failure to provide correct information; misrepresentation; aiding or abetting another person to do so, or by any other dishonest means.
  2. Forgery. This includes but is not limited to the use of another person’s name, personal identification, credit documents, student ID numbers, telephone numbers, or computer accounts and alteration for misuse of Bradley University documents or records of identification.
  3. Disruption of the Learning Environment. This includes but is not limited to any act or conduct which threatens to disrupt the educational process or other legitimate function of the University or which endangers the health, safety, or property of any individual or group of individuals such as unauthorized interference with access, obstruction; or causing the disruption of teaching, study, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, athletics, or other University activities, including its public service functions, or of other authorized activities on University premises, or inciting others to commit such acts; or indecent, obscene, or inappropriately loud conduct, expressions, or actions.  
  4. Discrimination. Discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status.  
  5. Alcohol. This includes but is not limited to the use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by law or University policy; including the sale of items or the receiving of donations to cover the cost of alcoholic beverages without a liquor license;
  6. Controlled Substances. This includes but is not limited to the use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of non-prescribed possession of controlled substances such as amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine, illegal narcotics, marijuana/cannabis, hallucinogen, or other controlled substances including "date rape drugs," or use or possession of drug paraphernalia, or the trafficking and serving of substances misrepresented as drugs to other persons    
  7. Possession of Unauthorized Property. This includes but is not limited to the possession of lost or stolen goods, unauthorized possession or duplication of any University key, theft, forgery
  8. Damage to Property. This includes defacing, littering, or damage to property of the University, or theft or damage to property of a student, faculty member, employee, or organization of Bradley University or of a campus visitor
  9. University Policy Violations.  This includes but is not limited to violating published University policies or campus regulations, housing regulations, campus regulations, the registration of student organizations and organization officers, the use of University facilities, and noise policies.   
  10. Sexual Misconduct. This includes but is not limited to sexual assault, sexual harassment or sexual misconduct of any person on or connected with the campus or at any University sponsored or supervised function or event. (Note, sexual misconduct may follow different hearing procedures and hearing procedures will be provided directly to student(s).)  
  11. Threats and Abuse. Assaulting, threatening, physically abusing, hazing, harassing, or endangering in any other manner the health or safety of any person on or connected with the campus or at any University sponsored or supervised function or event;

    Hazing includes but is not limited to, any behavior and/or acts of servitude that is designed or intended to humiliate, degrade, embarrass, harass, or ridicule an individual, or that which a reasonable person would deem harmful or potentially harmful to an individual’s physical, emotional, or psychological wellbeing, as an actual or perceived condition of new or continued affiliation with any organization, and/or team. Hazing also includes knowingly or recklessly engaging in such behavior and/or acts.  
  1. Explosives, Firearms and Weapons. This includes but is not limited to the use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of serviceable firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, combustible devices, or devices including, but not limited to BB guns, air rifles, pellet guns, air guns, knives, blow torches, and any other devices classified as a weapon by the State of Illinois;
  2. Gambling. This includes but is not limited betting on, wagering on, or selling pools on any athletic event; possessing on one’s person or premises (e.g., room, residence unit, car) any card, book or other device for registering bets; knowingly permitting the use of one’s premises or one’s telephone or other electronic communications device for illegal gambling;
  3. Unauthorized use of Facilities. This includes but is not limited to unauthorized entry to or use of University facilities, including the use of University equipment (such as telephones, computers, internet linkage) or facilities (such as residence halls, fraternity/sorority houses, academic buildings, etc.) in such a manner that violates federal, state or local laws including sales, fund raising, donation, or any solicitation of funds except as authorized through the Director of Student Activities.
  4. Fire Alarms. This includes but is not limited to tampering with, disabling, or unnecessarily setting off a fire alarm or fire sprinkler.
  5. Failure to Comply. This includes but is not limited to the failure to comply with directives of University administrative officials acting in the performance of their duties.