Student Code of Conduct

Part of the goal of a college education is to grow one’s awareness and appreciation of the ideals of human life, in one’s ability to consider the long run consequences of one’s acts, and in the degree to which one can assume responsibility for his or her own actions and way of living.

Drury seeks to encourage serious moral thinking by its students and to provide an atmosphere of freedom in which moral autonomy can be developed.

Students are expected to observe minimum standards of conduct designed to ensure maximum freedom for all. Any violation of the Drury University Student Code of Conduct will be managed through disciplinary action, up to and including separation from the university.

  1. HARASSMENT: Students shall not harass other students, faculty or staff members.
  2. BEHAVIOR: Students shall not behave in a manner that is disruptive to class or other learning experiences.
  3. PROPERTY RIGHTS: Drury students shall observe property rights of individuals and institutions. Theft, destruction of property and unauthorized entry are not permitted.
  4. HONESTY: Fraud, forgery and failure to honor agreements with the university are not permitted.
  5. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: The highest standards of academic excellence and integrity are expected from all Drury students.
  6. PRIVACY: Students shall respect others’ right to privacy.
  7. CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT: Students shall respect the right of others to engage in campus activities, to attend meetings, to move freely about the campus and to study.
  8. ENDANGERMENT: Students shall not injure or endanger the health of others.
  9. ADDRESS REPORTING: Each student is required to report his or her correct Springfield or community address at the time of registration each semester. This reported address must be the student’s actual place of residence. Any change of address must be reported within three days to the Dean of Students Office or to the Registrar’s Office.
  10. DEBT TO UNIVERSITY: Any student who incurs debt with the university and fails to make a satisfactory settlement may be dismissed. No student with unsettled debt will be permitted to register for academic work. In addition, the university will not provide any evidence of attendance or any official credentials while the debt remains unsettled. An exception to this policy can be made if a student has declared bankruptcy.
  11. RESPONSE & COOPERATION: Students are required to respond promptly to any summons, identify themselves and cooperate when asked to do so by university officials.
  12. GAMBLING: Gambling is prohibited on university property or at any official student function.
  13. DRUGS & ALCOHOL: Any illegal use, possession or trafficking of drugs or alcohol is forbidden.
  14. COMMUNITY STANDARDS: Drury students shall observe all Drury policies and procedures.
  15. CAMPUS HOUSING: Drury students shall observe all Drury Housing and residential regulations.
  16. SEXUAL ABUSE & HARASSMENT: Drury University prohibits sexual abuse and/or harassment by its students, employees and citizens.
  17. PROTEST: Although the right of peaceful protest within the Drury community is recognized, the university retains the right to ensure the safety of individuals, the protection of property and the continuity of the educational process.

Drury University is committed to excellence in education and believes that excellence may only be reached in an environment free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment threatens the careers of students, faculty and staff and undermines the mission of the university.

Drury University affirms that sexual harassment is unacceptable and will not be condoned; the university’s intent is to provide an environment for students and employees that is free from sexual harassment.

Off-campus violations of civil law shall be left to the jurisdiction of the appropriate civil authorities. The university reserves the right to prosecute students in the civil courts for on-campus violations of civil law. University authority shall never be used to duplicate the function of civil laws.