The University may discipline a student for the following acts of reported personal misconduct which occur on University property or at a University-sponsored function. Additionally, the University may discipline a student for the following acts of reported personal misconduct that are not committed on University property or acts that arise from University activities that are being conducted off the University campus or if the misconduct a) undermines the security of the University community, b) adversely affects the Ferris State University community and/or the pursuit of its objectives, or c) compromises the integrity of the educational process. Such acts include, but are not limited to, the following:
Acting as an accessory to any unlawful act or the violation of any University policy. Threatening or attempting to engage in any unlawful act or violation of any University policy or being present when a violation of policy occurs.
Actions that endanger the student, the University community, or the academic process.
Unauthorized and/or inappropriate use of computers is prohibited. Such use includes, but is not limited to: damaging or altering records or programs, furnishing false information or invading the privacy of another user by using files, programs, or data without permission, engaging in disruptive and annoying behavior, or engaging in any unauthorized use of or access to computer hardware, software, accounts, or passwords. Additionally, any and all actions in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act are prohibited.
Damage to, destruction, or misuse of property belonging to the University or others.
Including, but not limited to, false accusation of misconduct; intentionally misrepresenting the truth; forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or identification; abuse of the disciplinary system; and giving to a University official information known to be false.
Behavior that interferes with teaching, research, administration, or other University or University-authorized activity or that disrupts the University environment either during an event or incident or as a result of an event or incident.
Failure to Comply
Students are not permitted to process (butcher/clean/hang) game (deer, rabbits, fish, etc.) or hides anywhere in or near the residence halls, University apartments/suites, or elsewhere on campus.
Students are responsible for the actions of their guests and are responsible for ensuring their guests adhere to all University policies.
Behavior that creates a hostile or intimidating environment in which verbal or physical conduct, because of its severity or persistence, is likely to significantly interfere with an individual’s work or education, feelings of personal safety, or adversely affect a person’s living conditions.
Hazing is defined as any conduct which subjects another person (whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or psychologically) to anything that may endanger, abuse, degrade, or intimidate the person due to an affiliation with a group or organization, regardless of the person’s consent.
Initiating or circulating a report or warning concerning an impending bombing, fire, or other emergency or catastrophe, knowing that the report is false; making a false report or threat concerning a fire or that a bomb or other explosive has been or may be placed in any University building or elsewhere on University property; or transmitting such a report to an official agency, students, or others.
Intoxication is defined as being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, regardless of age, where such behavior causes a disturbance or other concern to the University.
Parking on driveways, roadways, sidewalks, lawns and within yellow zones, posted or not, is prohibited. All motor vehicles shall park only in the lot(s) assigned by the parking permit the vehicle was issued by the Department of Public Safety. Any violation of the University Parking Policy and Procedures may result in a ticket issued by the Department of Public Safety and/or disciplinary action.
Answers to questions or issues related to firearms or other weapons may be located in the University’s Campus Violence and Weapons Prohibition policy, which you will find at http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/administration/buspolletter/bpl0319.pdf.
Release of access codes for University computer and duplicating systems and other University equipment to unauthorized persons; use of an access code for a purpose other than that for which the code was originally authorized and/or intended.
Rioting is defined as acting with violence and/or aiding, encouraging, and/or participating in a riot.
Sexual misconduct, as defined by the University Sexual Assault policy in Section IV of this handbook, including unwelcome or unwanted touching.
Unauthorized entry, use, or occupancy of University facilities including, but not limited to, residence hall space, suite, or apartment; refusal to vacate a University facility when directed to do so by an authorized official of the University.
Unauthorized possession, use, manufacture, distribution, or sale of fireworks, incendiary devices, flammable or combustible materials, or other dangerous explosives on University Property is prohibited.
The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by Ferris State University in the following areas:
The term “controlled substance” is defined by Michigan law, and includes, but is not limited to, substances such as marijuana, cocaine, narcotics, certain stimulants and depressants, and hallucinogens. The following actions are prohibited by Ferris State University:
Unauthorized taking or possession of University property or services; unauthorized taking or possession of the property or services of others.
Speech which materially and substantially disrupts the operation of the University or infringes on the rights of other, including the following: