A. Conduct Which Impacts The Community
Marist College strives to create an atmosphere that supports the mission of the institution. Students should be able to live and learn in an environment that is orderly, peaceful and free of disturbances which impede an individual’s growth and development. Respect for the rights of others and for the College and its property is an essential expectation for each Marist student. The following restrictions are seen as necessary for fostering a positive community. Their violation will result in disciplinary action.
1. Arson: Committing acts of arson, creating a fire hazard, or unauthorized possession or use of flammable materials or hazardous substances.
2. College Policies: Violation of published College policies, rules and regulations.
3. Dangerous Objects: Illegal or unauthorized possession of any firearms. This includes, but is not limited to: recreational guns (i.e. air, BB, pellet or paintball), decorative swords, knives, brass knuckles, martial arts equipment, replicas of weapons, or explosives. Other weapons or dangerous chemicals, whether or not in proper working condition, are prohibited.
4. Disorderly Conduct/Disruption: No person shall engage in any disorderly and/or disruptive conduct regardless of intent that is lewd or indecent, interferes with the normal operations of the College, infringes upon the rights of others, and/or breaches the peace or safety of the College community. Including, but not limited to:
a. Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration or other College activities, including its public-service functions on or off campus, or other authorized non-College activities, when the act occurs on College premises.
b. Leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities associated with the operations of the College; intentional obstruction which unreasonably interferes with freedom of movement, either pedestrian or vehicular, on campus.
c. Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on College premises or at College sponsored or supervised functions.
5. Failure to Abide by Federal, State and/or Local Laws: Including, but not limited to possession of a forged instrument (i.e. altered or fake ID card/driver’s license), driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, possession of an open container (alcohol), and stealing street signs.
Note: knowingly possessing or using an altered driver’s license or other government issued document is a felony charge in the State of New York. (NYS Penal Law Sec. 170.25). In NYS, a felony is defined as any crime for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of one year may be imposed.
6. Gambling: Organized gambling is not permitted on College property or at College sponsored events off-campus.
7. Keys: Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any College premises. Students are not permitted to give assigned residence keys to other students or guests.
8. Safety Regulations: Including, but not limited to:
a. Falsely reporting a bomb, fire or any other emergency by means of activating a fire alarm or by any other means.
b. Unauthorized possession, use or alteration of any College-owned emergency or safety equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, malicious discharge of a fire extinguisher, which will likely result in a $150 fine.
c. Failure to evacuate a building or other structure during an emergency, or during emergency drills.
d. Actions that create a substantial risk such that the safety of an individual is compromised.
e. Activation of alarm system due to unauthorized use of fire doors. This will likely result in a $150 fine.
f. Smoking. Smoking, or evidence of smoking, is not permitted in any of the residence areas or academic/administrative buildings. This includes individual rooms, apartments, suites, common areas, bathrooms, etc. Anyone smoking outside should be at least 25 feet from any building on campus. There may likely be a $250 room recovery fee for students who do not comply in order to cover the extensive cost of restoring rooms to a smoke-free condition.
g. Students who live on campus are strictly prohibited from having or improperly using any items which could create a fire hazard (for example, candles, extension cords, or appliances, etc).
9. Solicitation and Posting: The distribution of flyers on campus advertising alcoholic beverages or drink specials is strictly prohibited. All selling and soliciting of merchandise and services on campus is prohibited. Also prohibited is the advertising of such solicitation or sale, as well as any posted materials in common areas that are not specifically approved by the College Activities Office or the Office of Housing and Residential Life. Including, but not limited to placing flyers/handbills under doors, taping flyers/handbills to doors.
10. Unauthorized Entry: Unauthorized entry to or use of a College private room, building, structure, vehicle or facility.