Page 44

2016-17 Student Handbook

not been reserved or accessed through appropriate University officials is prohibited. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: reprimand, restriction of privileges, probation, suspension 2nd Offense: community service, probation, suspension 21. Use of personal portable sound amplification equipment (i.e. radio, TV, etc.) in a manner that disturbs the privacy of other individuals and/or the instructional program of the University. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: probation, community service 2nd Offense: suspension 3rd Offense: expulsion 22. Violations of local, state or federal law: Violators may face prosecution off campus as well as disciplinary action on campus. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: probation, community service, suspension 2nd Offense: community service, suspension 3rd Offense: expulsion 23. Weapons: The unauthorized possession or use of firearms, or weapons of any other kind (including but not limited to dangerous chemicals, dirks, slingshots, metal knuckles, razors, BB guns, and air pistols) is prohib-ited. The use or display of any object or instrument in a dangerous, provocative or threatening manner is prohibited. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: suspension, confiscation of weapon(s) and/or materials 2nd Offense: expulsion IV. Resolution of Alleged Infractions A. Informal Administrative Hearing Upon receiving an alleged violation of the Code of Student Conduct, the dean of students or designee will investigate the report. The dean of students or designee will conduct an initial interview with the accused. The rights and prerogatives of the accused will be explained at that time. It is at this time the student can resolve the matter through admission of responsibility, or request a hearing in the appropriate council. The Honor Council (see below for composi-tion and procedures) is given the charge to handle academic honor code or student behavior code violations. The Student Honor Council (see below for composition and procedures) is given the charge to handle campus discipline code violations. Students 141 for use by the University; all University vehicles; side walks; parking lots; athletic venues; common areas; and any and all land for use by the University, includ-ing campus “green spaces.” This includes the areas of USC Upstate in Greenville, and any other current or future USC Upstate owned or leased properties. (Refer to the USC Upstate Tobacco-Free Campus Policy on page 148.) 17. Stalking: Defined as a pattern of conduct that is intended to cause or does cause a person to fear. See Sexual Assault policy for full definition. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: warning, reprimand, probation, corrective action and in severe cases, suspension 2nd Offense: suspension for up to one calendar year 3rd Offense: expulsion 18. Theft of any kind: Including seizing, receiving, or concealing property with knowledge that it has been stolen, is forbid-den. Sale, possession, or misappropriation of any property, including USC property, without the owner’s permission is also prohibited. Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: community service 2nd Offense: suspension for not less than one semester 3rd Offense: expulsion 19. Theft or abuse of computer time: including, but not limited to: • Unauthorized entry into a file to use, read or change the contents or for any other purpose • Unauthorized transfer of a file • Unauthorized use of another individual’s identifi-cation and passwords • Use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or University official • Use of computing facilities to send an obscene or abusive message • Use of computing facilities to interfere with normal operation of the University computing system Listing of Possible Sanctions: 1st Offense: probation, community service, restric-tion of privileges or in severe cases, suspension 2nd Offense: suspension for not less than one semester 3rd Offense: expulsion 20. Unauthorized Entry, Presence/ Use or abuse of University facilities: Unauthorized entry into, presence in, or use of University facilities equipment or property which has 137 ‘16 - ‘17 Student Handbook


2016-17 Student Handbook
To see the actual publication please follow the link above