LIU is committed to the advancement of learning and service to society. Its educational mission reflects a commitment to intellectual rigor, social justice, and an active engagement of contemporary issues.
These principles challenge students to strive for excellence, to become men and women in service to others, to integrate curricular and co-curricular learning, to develop talents through discovery and reflection, and to be concerned for the welfare of each person. To achieve these ideals, all students are expected to contribute, through their words, actions, and commitments, to the development and sustenance of a community characterized by respect, caring, responsibility, and honesty. These characteristics are essential to ensure the rights and privileges of all students and to preserve the integrity of our educational community.
Working together as a community, students, faculty, and administrators help foster an atmosphere that furthers the mission of the campus. Students are expected to adhere to the campus ethos. This expectation calls for behavior that demonstrates the five principles of the LIU Student Code of Conduct: respect for oneself, respect for others, respect for property, respect for authority, and honesty.
Although no such document can be exhaustive, the purpose of the LIU Student Code of Conduct is to set out standards of conduct, to give notice of expectations and prohibited behavior, and to identify the procedures the University may employ to resolve breaches of those standards. The LIU Student Code of Conduct is founded on the principles of respect for oneself, respect for others, respect for property, respect for authority, and honesty.
Until evidence to the contrary is observed, the campus presumes that students are motivated by the desire to improve their capabilities and to help others to do so, that they possess a sense of honor and are trustworthy, and that they are mature men and women, capable of behaving accordingly. Students who violate the rules and regulations of the LIU campus must expect that appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
Action involving non-academic conduct is the responsibility of the Office of the Dean of Students and designated Community Standards officers. The Dean of Students and Community Standards officers, or other designated officer or official, at the specific LIU campus may suspend or expel a student under this policy. LIU recognizes that campus disciplinary jurisdiction may extend to off-campus activities. The University has the discretion to exercise jurisdiction over off-campus behavior if it: 1) adversely affects the health, safety, or security of any member of the campus community or 2) adversely affects the interests of the University.
In determining whether to exercise off-campus jurisdiction, the University will consider the seriousness of the alleged harm, the risk of harm involved, whether the victim(s) are members of the campus community or whether the off-campus conduct is part of a series of actions which occurred both on and off campus.
Students are accountable for adhering to all regulations in the LIU Student Handbook. As noted under item “U”, ‘Violation of University or campus policies’ in “Respect for Authority” below, students must understand that they are subject to “all policies communicated elsewhere in this Handbook, University or campus publications, verbal directives by campus officials or as posted by any department”.
LIU students taking classes at other campuses of Long Island University and students from other campuses of Long Island University who are taking classes at another campus of LIU who are involved in disciplinary matters may be subject to disciplinary sanctions on both campuses. The offices of the Dean of Students at the appropriate campuses shall confer in such instances and determine the appropriate course of action and designate an appropriate Community Standards officer as applicable.
In accordance with our Ethos Statement, LIU students are expected to demonstrate actions that honor themselves by complying with the principal of respect for oneself. Examples of conduct inconsistent with this principal and which will require campus action are:
A. Violence or Threat of Violence
Behavior which jeopardizes the safety or well-being of oneself; this includes but is not limited to causing or subjecting oneself to physical injury.
B. Alcohol and Drugs
C. Conduct Unbecoming of a Student
D. Violation of the Cyber Community Policy (See Campus Policy Student Handbook)
In accordance with LIU Ethos Statement, LIU students are expected to demonstrate actions that reflect consideration and civility by complying with the principal of respect for others. Examples of conduct inconsistent with this principal and which will require Campus action are:
E. Stalking and/or Aggravated Stalking
A willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment of another individual that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested and that actually causes the victim to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested.
F. Verbal or Physical Harassment
G. Weapons and Dangerous Items
Possession and/or use of weapons and dangerous items, including but not limited to firearms, knives, firecrackers, CO2 weapons, BB weapons, paint ball weapons and equipment, prop, replica, toy or play weapons, simulated weapons or devices, handcuffs, swords, martial arts equipment, pepper gas or spray, snowballs with rocks inside, and propane.
H. Violence or Threat of Violence
I. Theft and/or Possession of Stolen Property
K. Fire Safety
L. Disruption of Campus Community
Behavioral or verbal actions that disrupt the Campus community.
In accordance with the LIU Ethos Statement, LIU students are expected to demonstrate actions that reflect the responsible use of campus property, environment, and equipment by complying with the principal of respect for property. Examples of conduct inconsistent with this principal and which will require campus action are:
In accordance with the LIU Ethos Statement, LIU students are expected to demonstrate actions that are respectful to campus officials and support campus regulations by complying with the principal of respect for authority. Examples of conduct inconsistent with this principal and which will require campus action are:
O. Illegal Possession of Keys, Access Cards/Codes Unlawful Entry, Exit or Presence
P. Failure to abide by the Campus Life Visitation Policy (see Campus Policy Section– Campus Life Policies– LIU Post and LIU Brooklyn).
R. Traffic Regulations
S. Solicitation/Commercial Activities
Unauthorized soliciting and/or commercial activities by a student or an on-campus or off-campus organization, vendor or business, initiated by either a student or visitor. Those activities which support charitable organizations and do not violate campus contractual obligations may be permitted with the written approval of the Dean of Students or his/her designee.
Illegal gambling anywhere on the premises or at any campus sponsored function or any of its student groups, organizations or affiliates.
U. Failure to Cooperate
V. Violation of University or Campus Policies
This includes all policies communicated elsewhere in this Handbook, University or campus publications, verbal directives by campus officials or as posted by any department.
In accordance with the LIU Ethos Statement, LIU students are expected to demonstrate actions that are honorable and ethical by complying with the principal of honesty. Examples of conduct inconsistent with this principal and which will require campus action are:
Dishonest behavior or actions displayed that are contrary to the LIU Ethos statement, including but not limited to plagiarism (the use of another person’s words or ideas represented as ones’ own work) and the reporting of inaccurate information to members of the campus community.
Falsification, forgery, modification or unauthorized use of any official campus document, record or property, including but not limited to identification cards, transcripts, examinations, registration forms, payroll sheets, parking decals and other any other official University or campus document.