code of community responsibility

Disorderly or Lewd Conduct/Disruption

Disorderly or Lewd or Disruptive Conduct is behavior which interferes with the academic mission of the college and has a negative impact on the college community or its members.

  • Disorderly or Lewd conduct includes:

    • reckless;

    • lewd; and

    • indecent or obscene conduct on college-owned or related property, or at college-sponsored or college-supervised functions, or against a college community member or guest of the college.

This policy also prohibits the unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video recording or take a photograph of any person while on Colby-Sawyer College premises without his/her prior knowledge, or without his/her effective consent when such recording is likely to cause injury or distress.

  • Disruptive behavior includes intentional or reckless disruption of:

    • teaching;

    • learning;

    • research;

    • administrative or disciplinary procedures; or

    • other college activities, including public college functions, or other authorized activities on college premises. (See also Damage and Vandalism)

Safety precautions prohibit students from being on any roof or canopy for any reason at any time. Students are also prohibited from using windows as entrances or exits except in the case of an emergency. These behaviors are considered reckless and are violations of policy, and students in violation may be fined and sanctioned. (See also “Fire Safety Equipment and Evacuation Procedures” about the prohibition of non-emergency usage of fire escapes.)

Policy revised May 2014 by the associate dean of students and director of citizenship education.

  • Colby-Sawyer College aspires to have a living and learning community that promotes academic and personal excellence.

  • Disorderly conduct or disruption interferes with the college's academic mission and the ability of students to achieve academic excellence.

  • Conduct that interferes with students' ability to sleep, study, and have solitude is detrimental to the living community.

  • Excellence
  • Interconnectedness
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Stewardship