Drury University is a safe, education-oriented and community-minded campus that maintains an academic and social environment conducive to intellectual and personal development of students and promotes the safety and welfare of all members of the campus community. Drury University prohibits the abuse of personal rights by its students, employees and citizens. Drury University will cooperate with authorities in the enforcement of all applicable laws.
The abuse of personal rights by Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens is prohibited on university-owned or -controlled property, in conjunction with university-sponsored or -supervised activities, or at any activity or event that an observer would associate with Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens.
This policy has been established to protect the integrity of the educational experience, encourage positive behavior and enhance the community commitment of Drury students, university employees or Drury citizens.
PERSONAL RIGHTS POLICY VIOLATION SANCTIONS
For certain violations, standard sanctions are already in place. The following sanctions are standard for personal rights violations. Drury University reserves the right to modify or change any standard sanction dependent upon the severity and nature of the violation.
Violators of this policy will be subject to sanctions ranging from official letters of warning and reprimand to disciplinary suspension from the university, according to the severity of the offense.
HARM TO PERSONS: Per Violation
Actions which result in physical harm, have the potential for physically harming another person, which create conditions that pose a risk of physical harm to another, or which cause reasonable apprehension of physical harm are prohibited.
Violations include but are not limited to: Fighting, inciting fights, assaults, acts of sexual violence, abuse, threats, language that is designed or has the impact of inciting others to violate this policy, and endangering the safety of other persons, including unauthorized throwing or dropping of any objects in or from University facilities.
GROSS DISRESPECT or HARRASSMENT
Disruptive activities or disorderly conduct at a campus activity or on University-owned or controlled property or at a University-sponsored or supervised function which inhibits or interferes with the educational responsibility of the University community or the University’s social/educational activities are prohibited. Violations include but are not limited to: using abusive, indecent, profane, or vulgar language; disorderly conduct; obstruction or interference of reasonable activities; verbal, physical, written, or electronic acts of intimidation, bullying and/or harassment; making racial or ethnic slurs; making slurs against another’s religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation; and the use of social networking websites to harass, stalk, threaten, or in any way intimidate another student.
NOISE VIOLATION: Per Violation (includes peace disturbance)
POSSESSION OF WEAPONS: Per Violation
Possession of any type of weapon on university property, including parking lots and green space, is strictly prohibited unless the individual has university approval through association with a public law enforcement agency, or has registered the weapon with the Director of Security and has written permission from the Dean of Students or the President. In the case of firearms, the policy applies whether or not the weapon is loaded and whether or not it is capable of being fired. Violations include but are not limited to: firearms or items that resemble firearms (including paintball, bb, and pellet guns), illegal knives (knives with blades longer than five and one-half inches), hand instruments designed to cut or stab, and other weapons (bows).