Student Code of Conduct
Fisher College has a rich tradition in which all members of the community teach and learn in an environment conducive to intellectual and moral development. All members of the Fisher College community must take responsibility for their actions and be willing to accept the consequences of their actions.
Examples of behaviors that are considered unacceptable include, but are not limited to the following:
- Physical or verbal abuse, intimidation, harassment or injury of another person or group of persons
- Deliberate or careless endangerment of others; tampering with safety alarms or equipment; violation of safety regulations; failure to render reasonable cooperation in an emergency; possession or use on campus of firearms, guns, knives, other weapons, explosives or fireworks
- Obstruction or disruption of College activities, including teaching, campus services, organized events, and operation and maintenance of facilities
- Refusal to identify oneself when requested to do so by a College staff member
- Dishonesty, including provision of false information, alteration, forgery, or misuse of documents, plagiarism and other academic cheating, impersonation, misrepresentation, or fraud
- Disregard for the privacy of self or others, including such actions as obscene, indecent or inconsiderate behavior and exposing others to highly offensive conditions
- Theft, abuse, unauthorized use or damage of personal or College property, as well as unauthorized entrance into College facilities and possession of stolen property on College grounds
- Use, sale or possession of stimulants, intoxicants, or drugs other than drugs prescribed by a physician for the student's own use or over-the-counter drugs in violation of the College drug and alcohol policy
- Hazing as defined under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and under College policies in the Student Guide and Code of Conduct
- Failure to comply with the lawful directions of any College official, staff member or student employee who is acting in accordance with the duties of the position or who has responsibility on behalf of the College in the absence of a particular official.
- Inciting others to commit any of the acts listed above; involvement as an accessory to any of these acts; failure to take responsibility for his/her guest(s); assisting or encouraging others to engage in violations, and staying with violators when there is enough time and opportunity to leave
- Rape, including acquaintance/date rape, and sexual assault in any form
- Vandalism, the intentional damage, destruction or defacement of College property or the property of any person while on College premises
- False reporting of an emergency; the false report of bomb, fire or other emergency in any building, structure or facility on College premises by means of activating a fire alarm or in any other manner
- Unauthorized use of College property, equipment or keys
- Unauthorized use of candles or open flame in College facilities
- Theft or other abuse of computer time, files or equipment
- Unauthorized use of alcoholic beverages in campus facilities; public intoxication and drunk and disorderly conduct
- Sexual harassment
- Acts of illegal discrimination
The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action within its own community, responding to infractions that occur on campus or off campus.