Know The Code

Know The Code!



C. Basic Responsibilities:

6. To have in their possession a valid University Identification Card when on University premises. (IF A STUDENT WORKER OF FACULTY MEMBER ASKS TO SEE YOUR I.D. YOU MUST SHOW IT)



1. Acts of dishonesty, include, but are not limited to:

b. Non - Academic Dishonesty

  1. Furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member, or office.
  2.  Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, credit card, or instrument of identification. (DO NOT TRY TO MAKE YOUR OWN I.D.)
  3. Misrepresenting enrollment status and/or achievement at the University to non - University officials and /or on non - University documents. (DO NOT SAY YOU ARE A REGISTERED STUDENT IF YOU ARE NOT)

5. Failure to comply with directions and/or oral or written instructions which are given by any University official, student, faculty member, or staff who is acting in an official University capacity and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so. (STUDENT WORKERS HAVE AUTHORITY)

8. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, stalking, bullying and/or coercion which endangers or tends to endanger the safety, health, or life of any person (including self).

11. Conduct which is disorderly, disruptive, or indecent; breach the peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on University premises or at functions sponsored, or participated in, by the University or members of the University community.

12. Unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on University premises without his/her prior knowledge, or without his/her effective consent when such recording is likely to cause injury or distress, except as otherwise permitted by law.

13. Unauthorized distribution or dissemination of an audio or video recording or photograph of any person without his or her prior knowledge or consent, even if the audio or video recording or photograph originally had been produced with the person’s consent.

15. Attempted or actual theft including possession of stolen property.

16. Any action which damages or tends to damage property of the University, or property of a member of the University community, or other personal or public property, on or off campus.

18. Theft or other abuse of information technology and resources, including, but not limited to:

c. Unauthorized use of another individual’s identification and password. (DO NOT USE/LET SOMEONE USE ANOTHER PERSON’S I.D., BOTH PARTIES WILL BE PUNISHED)


Section B. Initiation of Complaints and Student Conduct Charges

1. Any member of the University community may report violations of The Code alleging student and /or group/organization misconduct. The report shall be prepared in writing and directed to the Student Conduct Administrator. A report of a violation of The Code shall be submitted as soon as possible after the incident occurs, but not later than thirty (30) days following the incident. Exceptions to this limitation period will be reviewed by the Student Conduct Administrator and may be granter in his/her discretion.


Section E. Sexual Harassment

2. Examples of inappropriate conduct include, but are not limited to, the following, when such acts of behaviors come within one of the above definitions:

a. Either explicitly or implicitly conditioning any term of education, employment, or involvement in University - related activities on the provision of sexual favors.

b. Touching or grabbing a sexual part of an individual’s body.

c. Continuing to ask an individual to socialize on or off campus when that person has indicated no interest in such activity.

d. Displaying or transmitting sexually suggestive language, pictures, objects, cartoons, or posters.

e. Writing sexually suggestive, harassing or discriminating notes, letters, e-mails, texts, or using other electronic or online media to communicate sexually suggestive, harassing, or discriminating content.

f. Referring to or calling a person a sexually oriented name.

g. Telling sexual jokes or using sexually vulgar or explicit language.

h. Derogatory or provoking remarks about or relating to an individual’s sex or sexual orientation.

i. Harassing acts or behavior directed against a person on the basis of an individual’s sex or sexual orientation.

j. Off - campus conduct which falls within the above definition and affects the individual’s on - campus involvement.


General Policies and Procedures:

  1. Only currently registered students, faculty, and staff are eligible for Rec Center membership during all normal operating hours (excluding nutrition services).
  2. All individuals must present a valid YSU ID to obtain facility access and/or admittance into department sponsored programs. An ID presented by someone other than the rightful owner will be confiscated. Campus Recreation staff and Campus Police reserve the right to request additional identification at any time. Refusal to provide identification will result in disciplinary action and/or referral to University Student Conduct.
  3. The use of profanity and vulgar language is prohibited.
  4. All students and guests must adhere to the University Student Code and the policies set forth by the Department of Campus Recreation. Violators are subject to disciplinary actions.
  5. The Department of Campus Recreation reserves the right to suspend guest and member privileges and deny building access if department policies are not followed. Violators may also be referred to YSU Police and/or YSU Student Conduct for further disciplinary action.
  6. Harassment of other patrons and/or Campus Recreation staff is prohibited. Harassment of any sort is taken very seriously and disciplinary action will be taken!

Denial or Loss of Registered Status: 

The Director of Campus Recreation may recommend to the Office of Student Experience that the registration of a group be denied, and organizations may lose registered status for any of the following reasons:

  1. Non - compliance with University regulations;
  2. Failure to provide the information required for registration prior to the deadline established by the Office of Campus Recreation for receiving such materials;
  3. Providing false information in the application for registration;
  4. The purpose of the group/organization is judged by the Director of Campus Recreation to be in conflict with University policies and regulations and/or state and federal regulations;
  5. Misuse or abuse of University space;
  6. Failure to adhere to stated purposes of the group/organization’s constitution and bylaws;
  7. Failure to pay outstanding debts incurred by the group/organization;
  8. Being under sanction of deactivation and/or suspension by the University or by the group/organization’s outside governing bodies;
  9. Request by the organization/group that the ties with the University be severed; and
  10. Failure to attend the organization workshop.

What Are The Consequences?

Failure to comply with the above policies may result in temporary or permanent suspension from Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center and may be referred to Student Experience which will host a hearing to determine the punishment.

Taken from Article VI. Student Conduct Procedures, Section E. Sanctions

a. Warning: A written statement that the student is violating or has violated The Code. Continuation or repetition of inappropriate conduct may be cause for more severe student conduct action. A warning will remain in effect for a period not to exceed one academic year. (YOUR PAST RECORDS WILL BE DOCUMENTED AND YOUR NEXT PUNISHMENT WILL BE MORE SEVERE)