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• Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimida-tion of a member of judicial body prior to or during the course of the judicial proceeding. • Failure to comply with sanctions imposed under the Code of Student Conduct. • Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the judicial system or Code of Student Conduct. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: suspension, probation 2nd Offense: suspension 3rd Offense: expulsion 2. Alcohol Policy: (found on Page 141) Unauthorized possession, distribution or consump-tion of alcohol. Violating any other provision of the Student Code of Conduct while under the influence of alcohol is a violation of this Alcohol Policy. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, public intoxica-tion, 3. Compliance with General Laws: Students or student organizations involved in violations of any federal, state, or local laws may be subject to disciplinary action. Action imposed by the University may precede and/or be in addition to any penalty imposed by an off-campus authority. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: warning, reprimand, probationary status, community service 2nd Offense: suspension 3rd Offense: expulsion 4. Disruptive Activity: Individual or group behavior that interferes with the freedom of expression, movement or activity of others, or with the educational mission of the University is prohibited. Forms of expression that disrupt or materi-ally interfere with such activities and operations or invades the rights of persons is also prohibited. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: reprimand, probation, suspension 2nd Offense: suspension 3rd Offense: expulsion 5. Drug Policies: The unauthorized possession, use, manufacture, sale, or distribution of any counterfeit, illegal, danger-ous, “designer,” or controlled drug or other substance is prohibited. This includes prescription medications. Violating any other provision of the Student Code of Conduct while under the influence of any illegal or illegally obtained drug is also a violation of this policy (Refer to the Alcohol and Drug Policy on page 141). The possession of drug paraphernalia is also prohib-ited 139 Sanctions of Academic Integrity violations include, but are not limited to: • expulsion; • indefinite or definite suspension; • reprimand; • “X” assigned for the final grade; • “F” assigned for the course; • “0” assigned for the assignment, test or paper; • additional assignments from the professor; • completion of plagiarism workshop and • community service. The sanctions provided for in this section are intended to be disciplinary, and nothing in these procedures, including the imposition of any sanction, shall be interpreted to limit the academic authority of an instructor to determine an appropriate grade for a student who has violated the Rule. If an instructor determines that, because of academic dishonesty, a student’s performance in an academic program merits a grade reduction or a failing grade, the instructor’s authority to award such an appropriate grade is not limited by the imposition of any sanction under this Section. Infractions of the Code of Academic Integrity may result in removal from academic programs by the authority of the specific academic dean. Students removed by the academic dean for academic integrity violations have the same rights outlined in the USC Upstate Code of Student Behavior regarding notice of the alleged offense and an opportunity to be heard before the honor council. III. The USC Upstate Code of Student Behavior It shall be the responsibility of all students and student organizations to abide by the Code of Student Behavior. All nonacademic conduct that infringes on the rights or welfare of others is thus embodied in the Code of Student Behavior. Violations of this Code are handled in the same manner as violations of the Academic Code. This does not preclude from criminal and civil charges being filed as well. Sanctions listed are guidelines; other sanctions may be applied as deemed appropri-ate by the Hearing Officer. Violations include but are not limited to: 1. Abuse of the University judicial system, including, but not limited to: • Failure to obey summons of a judicial body or University official. • Falsification, distortion or misrepresentation of information before a judicial proceeding. providing alcohol to underage persons, etc. . (i.e., pipes, bongs, etc.) 135 ‘16 - ‘17 Student Handbook


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