Rights and Responsibilities
Code of Student Conduct

The following misconduct is subject to disciplinary action:

  • Intentionally or recklessly causing physical harm to any person, or intentionally or recklessly causing reasonable apprehension of such harm.
  • Unauthorized on campus or illegal off campus use, possession, or storage of any weapon.
  • Intentionally initiating or causing to be initiated any false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergency.
  • Off-campus conduct which constitutes a criminal offense as defined by state or federal law, resulting in conviction. No student convicted of a misdemeanor offense under this section shall be subject to expulsion or full suspension unless the offense constitutes an “aggravated violation” as defined in Part 2(a) of this Code. The University shall not normally pursue disciplinary action when a non-aggravated misdemeanor does not pose a threat to the safety or well-being of the campus or campus community.
  • Rioting, assault, theft, vandalism, fire setting, or other serious misconduct related to a University-sponsored event, occurring on- or off-campus, that results in harm to persons or property or otherwise poses a threat to the stability of the campus or campus community. Such conduct may result in disciplinary action regardless of the existence, status, or outcome of any criminal charges in a court of law.
  • Knowingly violating the terms of any disciplinary sanction imposed in accordance with this Code.
  • Intentionally or recklessly misusing or damaging fire safety equipment.
  • Unauthorized distribution or possession for purposes of distribution of any controlled substance or illegal drug.
  • Use or possession of any controlled substance or illegal drug.
  • Intentionally furnishing false information to the University.
  • Making, possessing, or using any forged, altered, or falsified instrument of identification; making, possessing, or using any forged, altered, or falsified University document.
  • Intentionally and substantially interfering with the freedom of expression of others.
  • Theft of property or of services; knowing possession of stolen property.
  • Intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging the property of others.
  • Engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct which interferes with the activities of others, including studying, teaching, research, and University administration.
  • Failure to comply with the directions of University officials, including campus police officers, acting in performance of their duties.
  • Violation of published University regulations or policies, as approved and compiled by the Vice President for Student Affairs. Such regulations or policies may include the residence hall contract, as well as those regulations relating to entry and use of University facilities, sale of alcoholic beverages, use of vehicles and amplifying equipment, campus demonstrations, and misuse of identification cards.
  • Use or possession of any alcoholic beverage under the age of 21; knowingly providing alcoholic beverages to a person known to be under the age of 21.
  • Unauthorized use or possession of fireworks.

* The response of fire, police, or emergency personnel to a non-frivolous call, or action taken by them on their own initiative pursuant or non-pursuant to policy is not considered a disruption or reckless action within the meaning of this section.

** Parking and traffic violations may be processed in accordance with procedures established by the Vice President for Student Affairs.

*** This charge may be deferred under Part 30 of this Code consistent with procedures outlined in the Promoting Responsible Action in Medical Emergencies Policy.

Read more, http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/docs/v100b.pdf