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Pacific Student Code of Conduct

The following constitutes violations of the Student Code of Conduct: 


Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:

a.  Violation of the Honor Code, including cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty.

b.  Violation of established University policies or procedures.

c.  Violation of local, state, or federal laws.

d.  Knowingly making or delivering materially false or misleading written or oral statements to a University official.

e.  Knowingly initiating or causing to be initiated any false report, warning, or threat.

f.  Forgery or unauthorized alteration or usage of any University document, record, or instrument of identification.


Intentionally or recklessly causing physical or psychological injury or harm, or causing reasonable apprehension of or threats of such injury or harm, to any individual at a time or place within the jurisdiction of this Code.


Intentionally or recklessly interfering with University activities, including, but not limited to: studying; teaching; research; residential activities; administration; student conduct proceedings; or fire, police, or emergency services.


Engaging in sexual, discriminatory, or other harassing conduct so sufficiently severe, pervasive, and/or objectively offensive that it substantially interferes with a person’s participation in educational programs or work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment.


Failure to comply in a prompt fashion with the directions of, and/or verbally threatening, abusing, or harassing any University official, including, but not limited to, student and professional staff members and Public Safety Officers. Failure to identify oneself to a University official when requested to do so.


Intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging University property, and/or the property of others.


Intentionally and substantially interfering with the freedom of expression of others on University premises or at University-sponsored activities.


 Attempted or actual theft, unauthorized possession, or any other misappropriation or conversion of property or services of a member of the Pacific community or other personal or public property, on or off campus.


Disorderly conduct; or lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior


Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by University of the Pacific policies), or public intoxication. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstance, be used by, possessed by or distributed to any person under twenty-one (21) years of age.


Use, sale, distribution, or possession of any controlled substance, illegal drug, or drug related materials, including, but not limited to, drug pipes, bongs, roach clips, and other such paraphernalia; possession or use of any controlled substance without physician prescription; or action while under the influence of any of the aforementioned substances.


Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on University of the Pacific premises or use of any such item, even if legally possessed, in a manner that harms, threatens or causes fear to others.


Disabling, tampering with, or damaging fire or other environmental and health safety equipment, doors, or signs; unauthorized use or possession of fireworks and/or other incendiary materials.


Unauthorized personal presence or use of University premises, facilities, or property.


Any behavior that disrupts or causes disruption to computer services; damages, alters, or destroys data or records; adversely affects computer software, programs, systems, or networks. The use of any data, computer system, or network to devise or execute any scheme to defraud, deceive, extort, or wrongfully obtain money, property, or data.


Failure to take reasonable steps to avert, stop, report, or leave a situation involving a violation of the Code. Attempting, conspiring to commit, or aiding and abetting in a violation of the Code.


Violating the terms of, or failure to complete any sanction imposed in accordance with this Code.


For a complete list of specific university policies, please refer to Tiger Lore Student Code of Conduct