Handbook of Operating Procedures

HOOP Policy 186 - Appendix A - Unacceptable Student Conduct

Unacceptable conduct that would subject a student to disciplinary action includes, but is not limited to, the following: 

  • Engaging in scholastic dishonesty such as cheating, plagiarism, collusion, submitting another person's work or materials for credit, taking an exam for another person, acting in a manner that would give unfair advantage to him- or herself or another student, or attempting to commit such acts;
  • Illegally using, possessing, or selling a drug or narcotic on campus (also refer to HOOP 9, Alcoholic Beverages, HOOP 163, Fitness for Duty/Fitness for Participation and HOOP 173 Substance Abuse);
  • Endangering the health or safety of another person on university property or while participating in any activities sponsored by the university or UT System, including, but not limited to, field trips, study abroad programs, inter- and/or intramural athletic activities, student organizations registered with the university, and laboratory and other rotations or clinical assignments, whether on or off university property; 
  • Obstructing, disrupting or interfering, individually or in concert with others, with teaching, educational, research, administrative, disciplinary, public service or other activity or public performance authorized by the university to be held on university property or while participating in any activities sponsored by the university or UT System, including, but not limited to, field trips, study abroad programs, inter- and/or intramural athletic activities, student organizations registered with the university, and laboratory and other rotations or clinical assignments, whether on or off university property; such behavior includes, but is not limited to, making false threats, any act that interrupts, modifies or damages university utility service or equipment; communication service or equipment; and computer hardware, programs, records or networks accessible through university resources;
  • Engaging in speaking or writing that is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and that is likely to incite or produce such action;
  • Engaging in the unauthorized possession and/or use of university property;
  • Engaging in hazing, singly or in concert with others. Hazing, with or without the consent of a student and on or off campus, is prohibited by state law, and both the person submitting to the hazing and the person inflicting the hazing are subject to discipline. Initiations or activities of organizations may not include features that are dangerous, harmful, or degrading to any student. Both the organization and participating individuals are subject to discipline.
  • Sexual misconduct (refer to HOOP 59, Sexual Misconduct).
  • Altering or assisting in the altering of any official record of the university or UT System, or submitting false information or omitting information required for or related to application for admission, award of a degree, or any official. A former student who engages in such conduct is subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to bar against re-admission, revocation of degree, and withdrawal of diploma;
  • Defacing, mutilating, destroying or taking unauthorized possession of property university;
  • Possessing or using any type of explosive, firearm, imitation firearm, ammunition, hazardous chemical or weapon as defined by state or federal law while on university property, unless authorized by law;
  • Failing to report to an assigned training environment, without approval for an excused absence, including service as a Graduate Teaching Assistant or Graduate Research Assistant, where such service is an academic requirement.