2021-22 Student Handbook & Calendar
Part 2: Offenses
The Offenses section of the Student Code includes the following:
- APSU may impose corrective action for any inappropriate student conduct that shows a disregard for the rights of other members of APSU’s academic community or which endangers property or persons on APSU campus, or APSU-controlled property.
- Misconduct by individual students or registered student organizations is subject to sanction
and includes but is not limited to the following examples:
a. Dangerous Conduct. Any conduct, or attempted conduct, which poses a direct threat or endangers the health, welfare, or safety of others;
, harassment or retaliation;
- Any unauthorized occupancy of APSU or APSU-controlled facilities or blockage of access to or from such facilities;
- Interference with the right of any authorized person to gain access to any APSU or APSU-controlled activity, program, event or facility;
- Any obstruction or delay of a campus security officer, public safety officer, police officer, firefighter, EMT, or any University official in the performance of their duty; or
- Any form of disruptive behavior in the classroom, during any campus event; or activity or location on campus.
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f. Misuse of or Damage to Property. Any act of misuse, vandalism, malicious or unwarranted damage or destruction, defacing, disfiguring or unauthorized use of property belonging to APSU or property being used, rented, owned or leased by a student, by a group of students or officially registered student organization not owned by APSU;
p. Failure to Cooperate with University Officials. Failure to comply with directions of APSU officials acting in the performance of their duties;
student organization or APSU employee;
- Plagiarism. The adoption or reproduction of ideas, words, statements, images, or works of another person or one’s self without proper attribution.
- Cheating. Using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or aids in any academic exercise or test/examination. The term academic exercise includes all forms of work submitted.
- Fabrication. Unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise.
- Facilitation or Collusion. Assisting or attempting to assist another to violate a provision of APSU’s Code of Student Conduct regarding academic misconduct.
- Unauthorized Distribution of Classroom Materials. Unauthorized distribution of classroom recording or other classroom materials. Sharing,
posting or selling classroom information without approval from the instructor.
(bb) Litter. Dispersing litter in any form onto the grounds or facilities of APSU;(cc) Abuse of Computer Resources and Facilities. Misusing and/or abusing computer resources including, but not limited to the following:
- Distribution or use of a student and/or another person’s identification to gain access to APSU computer resources;
- Use of APSU computer resources and facilities to violate copyright laws, including, but not limited to the act of unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using university information technology systems;
- Unauthorized access to a computer or network file, including but not limited to altering, using, reading, copying, or deleting the file;
- Unauthorized transfer of a computer or network file;
- Use of computing resources and facilities to send abusive or obscene correspondence, images, video or audio files;
- Use of computing resources and facilities in a manner that interferes with normal operation of the APSU computing system;
- Use of computing resources and facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member, or APSU official;
- Violation of any published information technology resources policy or rule; or
- Unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing.
(ff) Uncontrolled or Unsafe Rollerblading/Skateboarding/Other Coasting Device. Individuals are prohibited from using rollerblades/skateboards/coasting devices in an unsafe and/or reckless manner on the APSU campus and must comply with applicable APSU rule or policy.