Other Violations

  1. Intentionally furnishing false information to the University administration, faculty, or staff;
  2. *Forgery of documents or financial records;
  3. *Embezzling, misusing or misappropriating University funds including those belonging to a student group or organization;
  4. *Unauthorized reading, duplicating, removing, photographing, forging, counterfeiting, altering, or misuse of any document or record maintained by any individual or group of the Wilmington University community;
  5. Misuse of materials such as student identification cards, keys, computers, laboratory equipment, athletic equipment, or other materials issued by Wilmington University. This includes accessing other individual email and/or social networking sites. To the extent the conduct references Wilmington University that may be an aggravating factor when considering sanctions;
  6. *Destruction, damage, misuse, defacing, or littering of any University- owned or controlled building, property, or private property on campus or at a University-sponsored event;
  7. *The unauthorized taking, misappropriation, or possession of any property owned or maintained by Wilmington University or any person on campus or attending a University sponsored event;
  8. *Breaking into or attempting to break into any area of the University;
  9. *Attempting to or entering any unauthorized area of the University. This applies to students on suspension or with restrictions concerning contact with individuals or areas of a campus;
  10. *Physical or mental abuse, harassment, or threats to another person within the University community or at a University-sponsored event;
  11. *Any unlawful behavior either on a campus site or other sites where Wilmington University offers classes or sponsors events or at a University-sponsored event. This includes, by way of illustration and not limitation: Assault, Terroristic Threatening or Disorderly Conduct;
  12. Malfeasance or misuse of an elected or appointed office in a student organization which is injurious to the organization, its members, or the welfare of the University;
  13. *Possession of any deadly weapon, fireworks, explosives, dangerous chemicals, dangerous instruments, or destructive devices on University-owned or controlled property or at a University-sponsored event. DELAWARE ACTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER EXCEPTION: Active Delaware law enforcement officers are permitted to carry a fire arm while attending class or while participating in or attending University-sponsored events. This exception applies to officers in uniform or wearing plain clothes. Officers wearing plain clothes should as much as possible conceal the weapon, display a badge by the firearm and produce a valid agency identification card upon request. This exception does not extend to law enforcement officers from outside the State of Delaware, persons possessing valid license to carry a concealed deadly weapon, persons possessing a federal firearms permit, (or those employed by federal law enforcement authority);
  14. *Illegal and/or unauthorized manufacture, sale, possession, display, or use of alcoholic beverages, narcotics, marijuana, hypnotics, sedatives, tranquilizers, 92 stimulants, hallucinogens, and/or other drugs or chemicals either on University-owned or controlled property or at a University-sponsored event;
  15. *Drunkenness or any kind of anti-social behavior resulting from drinking or illegal drug use either on University-owned or controlled property or at a University-sponsored event;
  16. *Gambling either on University-owned or controlled property or at a University-sponsored event;
  17. Any agreement by one or more students either amongst themselves or with others to commit or attempt to commit a violation of University regulations;
  18. Aiding, assisting, or soliciting a person or persons to commit or attempt to commit a violation of University regulations;
  19. Soliciting a person or persons to aid or assist oneself in the commission or attempted commission of an act which would violate University regulations;
  20. *Interference with the freedom of movement with any person at a University-owned or -controlled property or University-sponsored event;
  21. *Interference with the rights of others to enter, use or leave any University facility, service, or activity;
  22. *Interference with the freedom of speech of another at a University- owned or controlled property or University- sponsored activity;
  23. Inappropriate, loud, or disruptive language or behavior in the classroom, a University-owned or controlled property, or a University-sponsored event;
  24. Failure to abide by the Rules and Regulations at a site where Wilmington University offers classes or events (i.e. Dover Air Force Base);
  25. Failure to comply with the University policies or the directives of University officials acting in the performance of their duties;
  26. Failure to obey a directive by the Administration or Security at a site where Wilmington University offers classes or events (i.e. Del Tech in Georgetown);
  27. *Any unlawful, unethical, immoral, or inappropriate behavior during an internship while representing Wilmington University;
  28. The use of any racial, ethnic or sexual orientation slur on University or University-controlled property or at a University event;
  29. The sending of any correspondence (including pictures), including email, to any Wilmington University employee, faculty or staff member which is vulgar, threatening or profane. Any such cyber correspondence shall be presumed to have been sent by the owner of the address. This is a rebuttable presumption which may be overcome by the student showing proof by a preponderance of the evidence that another person wrote and sent the transmission. It is not sufficient to allege that others had access to the computer or email account;
  30. The posting of any pictures or remarks which are vulgar, threatening or profane and refer to a Wilmington University employee, faculty member, staff member, or specifically identify a student of Wilmington University. Any such posting shall be presumed to be the act of the individual identified on the page (i.e. Facebook). This is a rebuttable presumption which may be overcome by the student showing proof by a preponderance of the evidence that another person made the posting on a page or blog site without the knowledge or permission of the student and immediate steps were taken to remove the offending material prior to it being viewed by others. It is not sufficient to allege that others had access to the computer or ability to post on a blog or page using the student’s account;
  31. Sexual harassment of any Wilmington University staff member, student, or visitor either on campus or off, including by way of Illustration, but not limitation, at University sponsored events;
  32. *Any student who has been required to register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction must inform the VP of Student Affairs within three (3) business days of such an Order. The student is also required to provide a copy of the Court Order within ten (10) days and submit proof of registration within thirty (30) days. Students are advised that depending upon the type or level of registration required, they may be precluded from participating in college activities or pursuing a degree in their chosen field;
  33. Allowing another individual to use your student user name and password to access any University computer;
  34. Using another individual’s (i.e. student, faculty, employee, et al.) user name and password to access a University computer;
  35. A violation of any local, state and/or federal law or regulation. For further information, read the section below on "Allegations of Criminal Conduct."

The preceding list of non-academic code violations is not intended to be all inclusive. Other behavior in violation of either University policies or criminal law is a violation of this code. As to any matter listed above which is preceded by an asterisk (*), a report may be filed with the police in appropriate government offices as well as with the Assistant Vice President of University Safety or his designee. If any case which is submitted to the police results in an arrest, the University may, in its discretion, immediately suspend the student from all University classes and activities subject to a review of the case by the Office of Student Affairs. If any case which is submitted to the police results in a conviction, then the student shall be immediately suspended from all University classes and activities subject to a review of the case by the Office of Student Affairs if no prior action had been undertaken.

The fact that a person is convicted or acquitted in a criminal proceeding is not controlling on any determination to be made by the Student Discipline Committee. The University may proceed with the disciplinary process regardless of pending criminal charges. The University may defer student disciplinary proceedings pending the outcome of related criminal charges and any suspension imposed may remain in effect during this time. The University may resume student disciplinary proceedings upon disposition of related criminal charges. The fact that a person charged with a violation of conduct pleads guilty to an offense in a criminal proceeding may be considered by the Student Discipline Committee as an admission.