code of community responsibility

Theft

The taking of property belonging to the college, a business, or another person is a violation of community trust and of our Code of Community Responsibility.

The policy against theft includes:

  • larceny;

  • willful concealment;

  • theft of mislaid or lost property;

  • receiving stolen property; and

  • shoplifting

Theft of Services

Theft includes property and also services. Occupying or using college facilities or residence hall rooms without authorization is considered theft.

Dining Hall

Eating in the dining hall without paying for the meal is considered theft of services. According to Sodexo policy, any student who has a meal plan is entitled to eat all of the food that he/she cares to eat at any particular sitting. Students with a meal plan are not entitled to provide food for a guest unless the student who has a meal plan utilizes a guest pass for the guest's meal. Any student who has a meal plan who is found to be providing food to others who have not swiped for a guest pass will be in violation of the College's theft of services policy. Any student who does not have a meal plan but who receives food from a student who did not utilize a guest swipe will also be in violation of the College's theft of services policy.

Theft or Other Abuse of Computer Facilities and Resources

Theft or abuse of computer facilities and resources includes but not limited to:

  • unauthorized entry into a file (to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose);

  • unauthorized transfer of a file;

  • use of another individual's identification and/or password;

  • use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member, or Colby-Sawyer College official;

  • use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages or misuse the Colby-Sawyer College logo;

  • use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with normal operation of the Colby-Sawyer College computing system [see also Disorderly Conduct/Disruption]; and

  • use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws; and

  • any violation of the Colby-Sawyer College Information Resources Acceptable Use Policies.


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

Rationale
  • Living communities and learning communities are based on a foundation of trust.
Values
  • Excellence
  • Interconnectedness
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Stewardship