Prohibited Conduct

Student Code of Conduct

The University Student Code of Conduct shall apply to all conduct that occurs on University premises, at VCU-sponsored activities, and at off-campus locations. The Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity or designee shall decide whether the Student Code of Conduct shall be applied to conduct occurring off campus, on a case-by-case basis, at her/his sole discretion. The Student Code of Conduct governs all campuses; however, students are advised to consult local campus (i.e. VCU Qatar) publications for additional information or rules pertaining specifically to those campuses that may create hearing boards or processes for these campuses, consistent with the Student Code of Conduct.  

The following conduct*, committed or attempted, is prohibited for all students and student organizations, and is subject to disciplinary sanctions:

  • Abusive Conduct:
    • Assault
    • Battery
    • Disorderly Conduct
    • Endangering health or safety
    • Harassment
    • Hazing
    • Recording and/or disseminating images or audio without consent
    • Stalking
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Acts of dishonesty
  • Alcoholic Beverages/Drugs
  • Failure to Comply
  • False reports
  • Weapons
  • Fireworks/Explosives/ Dangerous Chemicals
  • Gambling
  • Theft or Unauthorized Use of Property
  • Abuse of Computer Facilities or Resources
  • Retaliation
  • Involvement in a University Violation
  • Violation of other disseminated university regulations, policies or rules
  • Violation of any federal, state or local law


*Please visit the link above for the definitions of the Prohibited Conduct 

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