The University believes that it is unnecessary to design regulations to cover in detail all matters of student conduct. However, some of the more serious offenses, regardless of whether they occur on or off campus, which are subject to disciplinary action or restricting action are:
1. plagiarism or cheating; forgery, alteration, destruction or misuse of University records, documents, or identification; knowingly furnishing written or verbal false information to the University; or other similar forms of dishonesty in University-related affairs (see Academic Integrity Policy, section 2.6);
2. participating in, including aiding and abetting in, the obstruction or disruption of teaching or administrative procedures, other University activities either in or out of the classroom, or official duties of University Police Department officers.
3. misuse of computer equipment, programs, labs, or procedures (see Computer Services Policies, section 2.11);
4. unauthorized entry into a building, classroom, office, or residence; unauthorized use or possession of public or private property or property belonging to a member of the University community or campus visitor; unauthorized possession or use of building keys or equipment;
5. public intoxication or the use, possession, sale, or distribution of alcoholic beverages; the University may notify parents or guardians of students under the age of 21 who are found to be in violation of this policy;
6. use, possession, sale, or distribution of narcotics, marijuana, barbiturates, or “pep pills,” except as prescribed by a registered medical doctor; use of inhalants or possessing products with the intention of using them as inhalants; The University may notify parents or guardians of students under the age of 21 who are found to be in violation of this policy;
7. use or possession on University-owned property or buildings of firearms, weapons, explosives, fireworks, air guns, paint ball guns, war souvenirs, tear gas, or pyrotechnic devices;
8. depositing or discarding trash or litter on campus in other than appropriate trash and waste containers. No person shall throw or discard paper, bottles, cans, or any substance deemed as litter inside buildings or on campus property including all streets, walks, lawns, etc.;
9. causing any type of false alarm, disaster, fire, threat of bomb, or deliberate misuse of fire equipment, (For the protection and welfare of the students of SAU, any student who shall give, or cause to be given, any type of false alarm of fire and/or threat of a bomb, or who shall deliberately misuse firefighting equipment, shall, upon being found guilty, be subject to action by the University resulting in possible suspension. Any nonstudent involved in the above offense will be referred to the civil authorities.);
10. harassing another person; addressing harassing language, slanderous and/or libelous language, or fighting words to a person; following a person in or about a public place or places (e.g., stalking);
11. assaulting or intimidating another person; attempting or threatening to strike, kick, or otherwise subject another person to unconsented physical contact;
12. making obscene utterances, gestures, or displays; or engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly committing acts that are disorderly; behaving in a disrespectful or uncivilized manner.
13. theft of or damage which is done individually or as a member of a group to property belonging to the University or belonging to a member of the University community, campus visitor, or to public or private property adjacent to the campus;
14. failure to meet the financial obligations specified by the University in a legal manner; if a student is unable to meet his or her obligations for a good reason, the student is responsible for calling on the department or individual concerned and attempting to arrange for an extension;
15. violation of University, municipal, or state regulations governing the use of motor vehicles on University-owned or controlled property;
16. gambling on University property or in the University student housing;
17. failure to comply with the written or oral directions of the faculty, staff, University police, and/or other authorized University personnel (A student is expected, upon request, to surrender proper identification.);
18. blocking the entrances or exits of any campus buildings, or obstructing the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on University premises or at University sponsored events;
19. use of skateboards, inline, and roller skates on University premises during the published, prohibited hours;
20. violation of visitation hours or other residence hall policies or regulations as posted in the hall or published in Hallways; violation of University Village Apartments policies or regulations as posted in the Clubhouse or published in Community Guide;
21. failure to ensure the proper accepted conduct of guests (A guest is defined as any person who is present at the invitation of a student or any person who is received by a student, or any invited or uninvited non-student who is accompanied by a student.);
22. failure to observe University-wide quiet hours. Because of the large number of student, faculty, and staff residences on the campus, students and visitors are to observe University-wide quiet hours both on the campus and on the streets bordering the campus from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday. This includes loud talking, shouting, loud radios, fireworks, explosive noises, loud engines, noisy group activities, etc. Any scheduled campus event that would be construed to be in violation of this regulation must be approved a minimum of one week in advance of the event in order to facilitate the notification of campus residents by mail.
23. participation in hazing or a hazing activity as an individual or as a member of a group;
24. violation of local, state, or federal law which adversely affects the student’s suitability as a member of the University community, or when it appears that the presence of the student on campus would seriously interfere with the normal educational functions or would endanger the student or threaten to endanger a member of the University community or University property;
25. signing up for internet, phone, or messaging service and charging it to the University;
26. threatening or attempting suicide;
27. failure to maintain a current mailing address with the Registrar’s Office;
28. violation of the University smoking policy;
29. violations of Arkansas or federal criminal statutes including but not limited to the following:
A. Arkansas Code 6-21-207 provides that one who loiters upon or near the grounds of a public school during school hours, or at any school-sponsored activity after regular school hours, without any lawful business or purpose shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $250.00.
B. Arkansas Code 6-5-202 prohibits any student from engaging in the act of hazing; encouraging, aiding, or assisting any other student in the act of hazing; acquiescing in the act of hazing; or failing to report promptly his
knowledge of the presence and practice of hazing to an appropriate administrative official of the University. Arkansas Code 6-5-203 provides that the offense of hazing is a Class B misdemeanor, and that upon conviction the student shall, in addition to any punishment imposed by the court, be expelled from the University.
C. Arkansas Code 5-71-226 provides that it shall be unlawful for any group composed of two (2) or more persons to act jointly with one another, or attempt any action in conjunction with one another, to obstruct or bar any hallway or door of any campus building or facility, seize control of buildings or campus facilities, prevent the meeting of or cause the disruption of any classes, or erect any type of barricades aimed at obstructing the orderly passage of persons or vehicles onto or off of campus grounds. Any person convicted of disrupting campus activities shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, in addition to any lawful penalty imposed by the institution, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200.00 or imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not less than six (6) months, or both.
D. Arkansas Code 5-71-216 provides that a person commits the offense of defacing a public building if he purposely defaces, mars, or otherwise damages a public building. Defacing a public building is a Class A misdemeanor.
E. Arkansas Code 5-71-211 makes it unlawful for a person to threaten a fire or bombing if he purposely threatens damage or injury to the person or property of another by bombing, fire, or other means, in a manner likely to place another person in reasonable apprehension of physical injury to himself or another or of damage to his property or to the property of another, or to create public alarm. Threatening a fire or bombing is a Class D felony if physical injury to a person results. Otherwise, it is a class A misdemeanor.
F. Arkansas Code 5- 68-205 makes it unlawful to publicly display obscene material as defined by Arkansas Code 5-68-302 on any motor vehicle or wearing apparel. Violations shall be punishable as Class C misdemeanors.
G. Arkansas Code 5 – 68 – 205 provides that a person commits the offense of publicly displaying an obscenity when the person knowingly causes an obscenity to be displayed in a manner which is readily visible to the public and its content or character is distinguishable by normal vision. Act 584 provides that “obscene” has the same meaning as it is defined by Arkansas Code 5-68-302. Publicly displaying obscenity is a class B misdemeanor.
H. Act 351 of 1991 prohibits the making, forging, or counterfeiting of a transcript, diploma, or grade report and the using, offering or presenting a fraudulent transcript, diploma or grade report. Upon conviction, a person
may be fined in an amount not to exceed $1,000 and/or may be imprisoned for a period not to exceed six months.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
National Origin Discrimination
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Civil Rights Act of 1991
Students and Program Nondiscrimination
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
Age Discrimination Act of 1975
Privacy of Student Records
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
Student Right-to-Know Act of 1990
Education Amendments of 1976
Campus Crime Reporting
Campus Security Act of 1990
Drug Use by Employees and Students
Drug-free Schools and Communities Act of 1989
Drug-free Workplace Act of 1988