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Title Three – Article II


Title One. Statement of Principles and Policies
Title Two. Constitutive Provisions on Judicial System
Title Three. Regulations for Maintenance of Educational Environment
Article I. Applicability
Article II. Violations
Article III. Procedures
Article IV. Penalties and Related Provisions
Title Four. Regulations for Maintenance of Public Order

A. Listing

1. It shall be a violation of this Title, as an offense against another person or the university:

a.  To (1) rape, (2) sexually assault, or (3) sexually abuse another person, as those terms are defined in Cornell University Policy 6.31. [This Code section is subject to the provisions in Appendix A, Article I.]

b.  To intentionally (1) expose a private or intimate part of one’s body in a lewd manner or (2) commit any other lewd act in a public place.

c.  To harass another person in a manner that would violate Cornell University Policy 6.4 if it were applicable. [This Code section is subject to the provisions in Appendix A, Article I. 2 This Code section is subject to the provisions in Appendix A, Article I in cases of sexual harassment.]

d.  To harass another person (1) by following that person or (2) by acting toward that person in a manner that is by objective measure threatening, abusive, or severely annoying and that is beyond the scope of free speech.

e.  To assault or cause any physical injury to another person on the basis of disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation or affectional preference.

f.  To haze another person, regardless of the person’s consent to participate. Hazing means an act that, as an explicit or implicit condition for initiation to, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership in a group or organization, (1) could be seen by a reasonable person as endangering the physical health of an individual or as causing mental distress to an individual through, for example, humiliating, intimidating, or demeaning treatment, (2) destroys or removes public or private property, (3) involves the consumption of alcohol or drugs, or the consumption of other substances to excess, or (4) violates any University policy.

g. To (1) endanger another person, including but not limited to such acts as: introducing a weapon into a fight, whether or not the weapon was used; using one’s body parts as a weapon; violation of Life Safety regulations; theft or use of fire extinguishers; use of firecrackers or flares; or any other acts, whether reckless or intentional, that create a dangerous situation for the safety of another individual (2) threaten or use physical force or violence to endanger, injure, abuse, intimidate, or coerce another person.

h. To endanger or to cause damage to or loss of property of another person.

i. To steal or knowingly possess stolen property, including by such acts as misappropriation of data or of copyrighted material or software.

j.  To recklessly or maliciously damage, access, or interfere with, in a manner violating University technology regulations, computer or network resources, data, files, or other information.

k.  To intentionally invade privacy or misappropriate property rights, by means of videotaping, photographing, audiotaping, or otherwise making any picture or sound recording.

l.  To prevent a person from leaving a location (including part of the location, such as one part of a room) or to force a person to go to a location against his or her will. This is a violation whether accomplished through physical or psychological means.

2. It shall be a violation of this Title, as an offense against the University:

a.  To endanger or to cause damage to or loss of property of the University.

b.  To misappropriate University funds.

c.  To bribe a University official.

d.  To (1) forge, fraudulently alter, willfully falsify, or otherwise misuse University or nonUniversity documents (including computerized or noncomputerized records, parking permits, dining cards, identification cards, other permits or cards, reserve books, or other property), or (2) possess such forged, altered, or falsified documents, or (3) unlawfully possess the identification of another person if that identification has a date of birth that would make the person legal to consume alcohol at a time the accused is not of a legal drinking age.

e.  To furnish false information to the University with intent to deceive.

f.  To claim falsely to represent the University or a University-registered organization.

g.  To enter upon or make use of University or private property or facilities without authorization.

h. To fail to leave a University building after a fire alarm has sounded or other notice of fire has been given, whether or not a drill.

i.  To commit a violation of Article II of Title Four.

3.  It shall also be a violation of this Title:

a.  To engage in disorderly conduct. Disorderly conduct means intentionally causing, or recklessly creating a risk of, disruption to the University community or local community, including by such acts as (1) violent, tumultuous, or threatening behavior, (2) unreasonably loud or belligerent behavior, or (3) obstruction of vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

b.  To unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, use, or sell alcohol. This includes, for example, providing alcohol to an individual who is under the age of 21, selling alcohol without a license, consuming alcohol while under the age of 21 or possessing alcohol with the intent to consume it while under the age of 21.

c.  To traffic, for profit or otherwise, in goods or services in a manner incompatible with the interests of the University community or local community.

d.  To unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, use, or sell marijuana or any controlled substances as defined by state or federal law.

e.  To defraud, including by such acts as failure to redeem a bad check.

f.  To publicly urinate or defecate.

g.  To destroy evidence or otherwise obstruct the application of this Code.

h.  To assist another person to violate this Title.

i.  To incite another person toward a likely and imminent violation of this Title.

j.  To attempt to violate this Title.

k. To refuse to participate, without a substantial reason, as a witness in the campus judicial system, as outlined in Title Three, Article III.E.3.b(6)(c).

l.  To enter any waters of Fall Creek, Cascadilla Creek, or Beebe Lake that are on or traverse the campus (within the City of Ithaca) for the purpose of swimming or bathing, except in those waters officially designated as swimming or bathing waters.

B. Interpretation

Because the judicial system utilizes the decisions of the University Hearing and Review Boards to define or interpret violations, public records of all decisions of those boards shall be kept on file in the Office of the Judicial Administrator, including a brief summary that describes the nature of the case and its disposition but with names of individuals and other identifying information redacted.

Last Updated: August 27, 2017 at 11:45 am

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