Standards of Conduct

Students who violate University regulations may be subject to disciplinary sanctions as outlined in the Student Handbook. Students may also be subject to disciplinary sanctions for conduct that occurs off campus.

Primary types of unacceptable group or individual behavior are:

  1. Dishonesty, including the acquisition of honors, awards, certification or professional endorsements, degree, and academic credits or grades by means of cheating, plagiarism, unauthorized use of a computer, or the University's computing resources, or falsification with respect to any examination, paper, project, application, recommendation, transcript, test, 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 whatsoever;

  2. Forgery, including 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. Unauthorized interference with access, obstruction, or any act 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;

  4. 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;

  5. 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. (See Statement on Racial Discrimination and Sexual Harassment and Definition of Sexual Misconduct.)

  6. Possession of lost or stolen goods, unauthorized possession or duplication of any University key, theft, forgery, 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;

  7. 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.

  8. Violation of published University policies or campus regulations including, but not limited to, housing regulations, campus regulations concerning the registration of student organizations and organization officers, the use of University facilities, noise policy, and alcohol policy:

  9. Failure to comply with directives of University administrative officials acting in the performance of their duties;

  10. The non-prescribed possession, trafficking in, use, or serving of amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine, illegal narcotics, marijuana, 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;

  11. Gambling;

  12. Use or possession of serviceable firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, combustible devices, or devices including, but not limited to BB guns, air rifles, pellet guns, air guns, knives, any other devices classified as a weapon by the State of Illinois, including residence halls and fraternity and sorority houses, or at any University sponsored or supervised function or event; with the exception of Campus Police facilities utilized in their authorized functions; (click here for Bradley University's Weapons Policy)

  13. The use of University property for sales, fund raising, donation, or any solicitation of funds except as authorized through the Director of Student Activities Office in consultation with appropriate University officials (collection of dues from members of University recognized organizations is exempt from the foregoing);

  14. The sale of items or the receiving of donations to cover the cost of alcoholic beverages without a liquor license;

  15. Indecent, obscene, or inappropriately loud conduct, expression, or action at University-sponsored or supervised functions;

  16. Discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, gender, or disability which violates the rights of any member of the Bradley community;

  17. Anyone unnecessarily setting off a fire alarm or fire sprinkler, tampering with the fire extinguishers, or disabling a fire alarm is subject to immediate disciplinary action which could result in suspension from the University;

  18. Any act or conduct which threatens to interfere with or disrupt the educational process or other legitimate function of the University or which endangers the health, safety, or property of any member of the Bradley community.