Residents Asked to Report Incidents Involving Off-Campus UMd Student Misconducts

The University of Maryland recently revised the Code of Student Conduct to include misconduct that occurs off-campus. There was increasing concern over the limitations of the Code to address certain types of misconduct off-campus such as physical assaults, sexual assaults, and acts of hazing.

In May 2013, the University Senate voted to approve expansion of jurisdiction of the Code of Student Conduct. Specifically, the Code now covers conduct that occurs: (a) on University premises; or (b) at University-sponsored activities; or (c) not on University premises if the conduct would otherwise constitute a violation of this Code had it occurred on University premises and if in the judgment of the Director of Student Conduct the conduct affects the safety of the University community or the orderly operation of the University.

Examples of off-campus misconduct that could be referred to the Office of Student Conduct include, but are not limited to:

  • Rioting ~ Sexual Assault ~ Hazing ~ Possession/Use Of Weapons
  • Illegal Drug Use And/Or Distribution ~ Stalking ~ Cyber-Bullying ~ Assault
  • Large Parties With Excessive Noise ~ Distribution Of Alcohol To Minors

Sanctions for Students:
Students found responsible for off-campus misconduct are subject to the same consequences and penalties as misconduct that occurs on campus including dismissal from the University.
What to do if you witness misconduct:
1. Call the Police (9-1-1)
2. Call Code Enforcement to Report noise complaints: 240-487-3570 during business hours Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m.

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