Disruption of University Functions

 

Policy Statement

No member of the university shall: a) engage in conduct that obstructs teaching, research or learning; b) engage in conduct that obstructs free access to members of the university or to university buildings; c) disobey general regulations of the university; or d) damage university property, or injure or cause of risk injury to members or guests of the university. 

Reason for Policy 

The purpose of this policy is to promote an environment conducive to education, research, and social activities. 

Who is Governed by this Policy 

  • Students
  • Staff
  • Faculty

Policy

Examples of disruptive conduct include, but are not limited to: engaging in demonstrations that exceed the bounds of free assembly or lawful advocacy; engaging in conduct that causes or threatens injury to persons or property; acting without authority to prevent another’s access to university buildings, facilities or events; interfering with or obstructing fire, security, police or emergency officials or their designees acting in performance of their duties; destroying or damaging university property or the property of others; or causing false fire alarms, false blue light activations, or making false reports of emergencies or dangerous conditions. 

Violations 

Members of the university may be disciplined for conduct in violation of this policy by dismissal from the university, or by some lesser disciplinary action through procedures established within the university for the governance of its members. Violators may also face criminal prosecution. 

Definitions

Member of the University: A person, group or organization, including visitors, having a connection with the university, whether the connection is formal or informal, recognized or unrecognized. 

University Police Officials: GWPD employees have the authority to enforce this policy. 

Related Information

Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities 

Code of Student Conduct

Employee Handbook 

Faculty Code

Contacts

Contact Phone Number Email Address
GW Police Department 202-994-6110  [email protected]

Responsible University Official: Senior Associate Vice President for Safety and Security
Responsible Office: Division of Safety and Security

Last Reviewed: March 14, 2017

 

Non-compliance with this policy can be reported through this website.