Student Life Policies • 104Non-compliance – Failing to comply with the directions of university officials or thoseappointed to act on behalf of the university in the performance of their duties is prohibited.Examples include but are not limited to failing to follow the guidelines of sanctionedprograms, failure to show identification (I.D. card) or providing false information uponrequest of university official who identifies themselves, and refusal to attend a disciplinaryhearing . Three charges of non-compliance become a Failure to Comply charge that mayresult in suspension. (See also failure to comply.)Objects dropped, thrown or propelled – Causing an object to fall from buildings or otherelevated areas is prohibited.Parking – Detailed parking regulations can be found online at www.su.edu. Use the searchbar and enter “parking.”Physical abuse – Any action that causes physical injury or physical discomfort to another isprohibited, including threats of violence, which are actions or speech used to express orsuggest intent to physically injure an individual or cause a person to have a reasonable beliefthat harm may occur.Property damage – Damaging or destroying university property or the property of othersis prohibited.Sexual misconduct – Engaging in any sexual behavior without consent – including sexualconduct that occurs after consent has been withdrawn – is prohibited. Sexual misconductencompasses a wide scope of behavior that includes, but is not limited to, non-consensualsexual intercourse (or attempts to commit the same), non-consensual sexual contact (orattempts to commit the same), sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, relationship violenceand stalking. Sexual harassment can also include making unwelcomed sexual advances,requesting sexual favors or engaging in other verbal and/or physical conduct of a sexualnature. Sexual harassment exists when at least one of the following conditions is met:1. Submission to such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of anindividual’s employment or academic status in a course, program or activity. Verbalmisconduct – without accompanying physical contact as described above – mayconstitute sexual harassment, which is also prohibited.2. Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as a basis foremployment or academic decisions affecting such individual; or3. Such conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment thatsubstantially interferes with an employee’s work performance or a student’s ability toparticipate in or benefit from the university’s programs or activities.Students with complaints involving sexual misconduct are encouraged to report theirconcerns to the university’s Title IX Coordinator. Please refer to the Sexual MisconductPolicy section for comprehensive policy and procedures including definitions, the complaintpolicy and the appeals process.
Student Life Policies • 105Smoking – Smoking in any university building or within 30 feet of any entrance or windowis prohibited. Smoking is defined as the lighting or burning of any pipe, cigar, cigarette,electronic cigarette or other product. Shenandoah University is committed to providing asafe, healthy and pleasant learning and work environment for its students and employees.Solicitation – Any type of door-to-door sale, solicitation or distribution that inconveniences,harasses or annoys other members of the university community is prohibited. Solicitationsnot in accordance with federal, state or local law or without the permission of the directorof student engagement or the director of residence life & student conduct may not beconducted. Organizations and/or individuals who are not affiliated with the university maynot conduct solicitations or distribute information on campus or in any ShenandoahUniversity building without permission from the Director of Student Engagement.Stealing and/or possessing unauthorized material – Taking property belonging to anotherperson(s) without authorization or through unlawful appropriation or possession isprohibited. No student shall steal, attempt to steal, or assist in the theft of any service,money, property, or item of value not belonging to him or her. No student will illegally useor appropriate any property not belonging to him or her. Possession of the property ofanother, of the university, or of any organization or institution without proper authorizationis a violation of this policy.Student I.D. (failure to carry) – Failing to carry a valid Shenandoah University I.D. card atall times when on university property is unacceptable. Transferring and or duplicating auniversity I.D. card is prohibited. Additionally, an I.D. card must be provided upon request toany individual acting on behalf of the university in the performance of his/her official duties.(See failure to comply.)Trespassing – Refusing to leave an area as directed by an authorized university official isconsidered trespassing. Any unauthorized individual entering a university-operated buildingwhich has been closed or locked shall be guilty of trespassing. No student shall enter orremain in a private room, office, or restricted area under the control of another student,faculty member, or university official, except by permission or invitation of the residentstudent or the appropriate Shenandoah official or faculty member.Vandalism – Graffiti, cutting, defacing or otherwise damaging personal or universityproperty is prohibited.Vehicles (inappropriate use of) – Motorized vehicles are restricted to roads and parkinglots on campus. Exception may be made by the Department of Public Safety and PhysicalPlant. Keeping an unregistered motor vehicle on campus is prohibited.Verbal abuse – Directing obscene, profane language or abusive verbal conduct towardanother person or group of people is prohibited. (See also harassment.)Violating other university regulations – Violating the rules or regulations of anyShenandoah University department or program – including but not limited to athleticevents, computer technology, conservatory events and residence life – is prohibited.Violence/attempted violence – No student shall engage in any form of violence directedtoward another person or group of people. Responding to violence with violence is aviolation of this policy. A violation of this policy is defined as a Class 1 misdemeanorpunishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500. Attempting to cause injuryto an individual is also prohibited.