Misconduct Subject to Disciplinary Action
The following examples of misconduct are not exhaustive but are intended to give students
an idea of the types of behaviors that may result in disciplinary action:
- Violation of Federal, State, or local law on or off campus.
- Violation or attempted violation of published University policies, rules, or regulations.
- Violation of Housing and Residence Life policies by residential, special program,
or commuter students.
- Violation of the University's Alcohol and Other Drug policy. See the full policy for more information.
- Dishonesty in any form, including but not limited to, knowingly furnishing false information,
forgery, plagiarism, alteration, or misuse of documents, records, or identification
- Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to plagiarism, cheating, fabrication,
facilitating academic dishonesty. See the Code of Academic Integrity for more information.
- Manufacture, sale, distribution, promotion, possession or attempt to obtain false
- Failure to comply with written or verbal directives of University officials or law
enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify
oneself to these persons when requested to do so. This includes avoiding or resisting
documentation by a University official, including student resident advisors.
- Failure to possess at all times a valid student identification card and/or failure
to surrender ID card to a University official upon request.
- Misuse or disregard of the policies regarding parking and driving on campus, including,
but not limited to: failure to properly register a vehicle, accessing or parking in
unauthorized areas, tailgating another car into a parking lot, and using or obtaining
a parking permit not assigned to you. See the policy statement on Vehicles for more information.
- Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, or other University
activities, including its public service functions on- or off-campus, or other authorized
non-University activities when the activity occurs on University premises. This includes
disruptive behavior that unreasonably interferes with, hinders, obstructs or prevents
other students to freely participate in University instruction, programs, or services.
- Soliciting, advertising, or inviting a reporter to campus without prior approval from
the appropriate University office.
- Actions or communications that constitute disrespect, harassment, retaliation, the
use or threat of physical violence, intimidation, stalking or hate violence directed
toward a member of the Pepperdine faculty, staff, student body, toward a visitor to
the campus or toward a member of the community.
- Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio, video, digital,
or still image of any person without his/her prior knowledge, or without his/her effective
- Harassment. See the policy statement on Discrimination and Harassment for more information.
- Activities that may cause damage or constitute a safety or health hazard or interfere
with the educational process. Such activities include, but are not limited to, entering
or exiting buildings through the windows; throwing, projecting, or dropping items
that may cause injury or damage; and pranks that create safety and health hazards
for others and/or cause damage to University or personal property.
- Sexual assault or other forms of sexual misconduct. See the policy statement on Sexual Misconduct for more information.
- Sexual activity outside a marriage between husband and wife including, but not limited
to, premarital, extramarital or homosexual conduct. See the policy statement on Sexual Relationships for more information.
- Exhibition, possession, distribution or viewing of material or representations deemed
to be obscene or contrary to the mission of the University and the moral standards
to the University community, including but not limited to pornography.
- Lewd behavior, nudity, or indecent exposure of any kind.
- Smoking anywhere on campus other than designated outdoor areas. This policy also applies
to e-cigarettes. See the policy statement on Smoking and Tobacco Use for more information.
- Any form of Hazing. See the policy statement on Hazing for more information.
- Participation in a student organization that has lost University recognition.
- Possession and/or use of all types of weapons, including but not limited to, firearms,
air and spear guns, knives, martial arts weapons, bows and arrows, swords, paint/pellet
guns, toys that replicate or could be mistaken for real guns, explosives of any type,
ammunition, and dangerous chemicals. All individuals in possession of self-defense
items, including pepper spray, must comply with applicable California State law regarding
training and permit to use.
- Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys or entry device to any University
premises or unauthorized entry into or use of University premises.
- Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to University property, property of a member
of the University community, or other personal or public property on or off campus.
This regulation covers the unauthorized appropriation or "borrowing" of property for
personal use or the possession of stolen property.
- Vandalism, disrespect, destruction, defacement, or unauthorized decoration (e.g.,
chalking) of University property.
- Misuse of the disciplinary procedures, including but not limited to:
- Failure to respond to the summons of a disciplinary body or University official.
- Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a disciplinary
- Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a disciplinary proceeding.
- Institution of a disciplinary proceeding knowingly without cause.
- Attempting to discourage an individual's proper participation in, or use of, the disciplinary
- Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a disciplinary body prior
to, and/or during the course of, the disciplinary proceeding.
- Harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a member of a disciplinary
body prior to, during, and/or after a disciplinary proceeding.
- Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed by a disciplinary body.