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Student Code of Conduct

The University of Tampa Student Code of Conduct 2017-2018

Student Code of Conduct Definitions

Definitions of adviser, business day, coercion, complaint...

Adviser:any person a complainant, or respondent chooses to support them during an investigation of sexual misconduct. The adviser may not speak on behalf of the person they are advising and is not permitted to directly participate in the outlined procedures, but instead may be present only to provide assistance or advice to the individual they are supporting.

Business day: a day in which The University of Tampa is open for normal business. This excludes weekend, federal holidays and break periods for which the University is closed.

Coercion: is defined as verbal and/or physical conduct, including manipulation, intimidation, unwanted contact, and expressed or implied threats of physical, emotional or other harm that would reasonably place an individual in fear of immediate or future harm and that is employed to compel someone to engage in sexual contact.

Complainant: an individual who is alleged to have been subjected to sexual misconduct, regardless of whether that individual participates in the disclosure or review of that report by the University at any point.

Confidential employee: a staff member of the University who is obligated to withhold any and all information disclosed to them by any student unless the disclosing party specifically requests that a report be filed. This person could be, but is not limited to, a University counselor or victim advocate.

Constructive possession:a student having knowledge and access of items located in an area, but not necessarily having actual possession.

Consent: is defined as informed, voluntary and mutual agreement to the specific sexual contact evidenced by a clear expression in words or actions. Consent can be withdrawn at any time. There is no consent when there is force, expressed or implied, or when coercion, intimidation, threats or duress is used. Whether a person has taken advantage of a position of influence over another person may be a factor in determining consent. Silence or absence of resistance does not imply consent. Past consent to sexual activity with another person does not imply ongoing future consent with that person or consent to that same sexual activity with another person.

Dangerous object:any item that is used in a way that can invoke fear to a reasonable person.

Faculty member: any person hired by The University of Tampa to conduct classroom activities.

Force: is defined as the use or threat of physical violence or intimidation to overcome an individual’s freedom of will to choose whether or not to participate in sexual contact.

Guest: any person who is not affiliated with The University of Tampa.

Incapacitation: is defined as the inability to make informed judgements about the fact, nature or extent of the sexual situation. Incapacitation includes being mentally or physically incapacitated, which can be temporary or permanent. This includes incapacitation due to alcohol or drug consumption, illness, being asleep or unconscious, or any other reason the individual is physically or mentally unable to form or communicate consent.

Incident reviewer: any person assigned by the Office of Student Conduct to review and process alleged student misconduct violations.

Investigator: an appropriately trained individual, who may be a University employee or external consultant, who reviews and investigates reports of sexual misconduct and/or organizational misconduct.

Possession: custody, or control over, and being located on one’s person, in their assigned/leased personal space, residence hall room or vehicle.

Preponderance (of evidence): the standard of proof for finding of a violation of the Student Code of Conduct; preponderance of evidence means that, upon consideration of all of the evidence, it is more likely than not that the violation was committed.

Prohibited: banned from participating in.

Registered Student Organization (RSO): an organization that has completed the formal registration process through the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement and The University of Tampa. These organizations are responsible for following any outlined policies within The University of Tampa Student Organization Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct.

Reporting party: an individual who reports alleged misconduct to the University. In reports of sexual misconduct, the reporting party need not be a complainant.

Respondent or responding party: a University student or registered student organization who is reported to have engaged in alleged misconduct. This term also includes individuals whose identities are unknown if there is a reason to believe they may be a University student.

Responsible employee: all employees of the University (including staff, faculty and University officials) who are not considered confidential employees and certain student workers. Not all students who receive compensation from the University are responsible employees. In order for a student worker to be a responsible employee, he or she must have the authority to take action to redress sexual misconduct or relationship violence; must have been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual misconduct or any other misconduct by students; or must be an individual to whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority. In addition, the disclosure must be made to the student worker in his or her capacity as a student worker. Responsible employees are obligated to report any violation(s) of the Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy.

Retaliation: an intentional act threatened or taken by a student or registered student organization that prohibits, dissuades or intimidates another student or University official from making a good faith report of misconduct, reasonably participating in the investigation of a report of misconduct, assisting another person in making a good faith report of misconduct, reasonably objecting to or resisting misconduct or being a close associate of someone who makes or may make a good faith report of misconduct.

Staff /staff member: any person employed by The University of Tampa performing assigned administrative, professional or classified responsibilities.

Student: includes all persons taking courses at the University, both full-time and part-time pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies, as well as anyone on University property related to registration for enrollment. Persons who are not officially enrolled but have had a relationship with the University as a student within the previous two (2) academic semesters are also considered “students.” Additionally, “student” also includes those individuals who satisfied this definition at the time of the alleged violation.

University: The University of Tampa

University official: any person employed by The University of Tampa performing administrative or professional responsibilities.

University community: any place or person with whom The University of Tampa has a vested interest.

University of Tampa campus: all property owned, leased or loaned to The University of Tampa, which includes any place where The University of Tampa conducts official business, meetings or events.

University support person: any current student, faculty or staff member of the University chosen by a respondent in all student misconduct cases with the exception of sexual misconduct; see adviser. The University support person may not speak on behalf of the person they are supporting and is not permitted to directly participate in the outlined procedures, but instead may be present only.

Visitor: any person who is visiting campus but holds a relationship with The University of Tampa.

Weapon: any item that is designed for inflicting or could be used to inflict bodily harm.

I. Access and Entry

Students and registered student organizations are required to...

Students and registered student organizations are required to remain in areas that allow general admittance. Students are prohibited from access to and entry in unauthorized areas on University property. The prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to:

  1. Accessing roofs of University buildings, fire escapes, ledges, minarets, service elevators, balconies, fountains, athletic fields and other areas that are designated closed.
  2. Breaking into or entering an office, residence hall building/room, meeting space or other University facility without authorization or permission of the rightful occupant.
  3. Tampering with, forcing or gaining entry without permission or damaging mailboxes in the University Post Office is prohibited. This may also be cause for arrest and prosecution by the U.S. Postal Service.

II. Alcohol

The University of Tampa is committed to providing a safe living and...

The University of Tampa is committed to providing a safe living and learning environment for all students. In order to use, possess or consume alcohol, students must be 21 years of age. Alcohol consumption must be done in moderation and responsibly. Students are prohibited from the following:

  1. Distributing, manufacturing or selling alcoholic beverages on The University of Tampa campus or any University owned, controlled, operated or leased property. Students under 21 years of age may not use, possess, consume or be under the influence of alcoholic beverages on The University of Tampa campus or any University owned, controlled, operated or leased property.
  2. Being in constructive possession of alcohol if under 21 years of age.
  3. Trying to obtain alcohol by fraudulent means or the coercing of others.
  4. Causing a disruption to the residential, University or Tampa community, or that is detrimental to one’s health and safety, or the health and safety of others as a result of intoxication.
  5. Possessing common source containers of alcohol and devices that are designed for the rapid high-risk consumption of alcohol. These devices and containers include but are not limited to kegs, growlers, funnels and beer bongs. Drinking games actual or simulated that result in the rapid high-risk or excess consumption of alcohol are also prohibited.
  6. Consuming alcohol in shared or public spaces on campus.
  7. Operating a motor vehicle on or off University property while impaired by alcohol.
  8. Hosting a gathering on or off campus where there is consumption, distribution, possession, manufacturing or selling of alcoholic beverages to or by underage persons.
  9. Otherwise distributing, selling or providing alcoholic beverages to any underage persons or violating any law, rule or regulation related to alcoholic beverages.

III. Campus Living Policies

Students are required to uphold all policies specified...
Students are required to uphold all policies specified in the Campus Living Policies. The policies are specific to residential students and their guests. For more information, please visit Campus Living Policies.

IV. Compliance with Directives

Students and Registered Student Organizations are to comply...

Students and Registered Student Organizations are to comply with directives issued by an identified University official. This includes but is not limited to:

  1. Complying with directives related to the health and safety of an individual or the University community by a University official, campus safety officer or emergency personnel acting in performance with their official duties.
  2. Complying with directives issued in any verbal, written and/or electronic form of official University communications, including all communications coming from the Office of Student Conduct.

V. Computer Misuse and Acceptable Use

Students are required to abide by The University of Tampa...
Students are required to abide by The University of Tampa Informational Technology Acceptable Use Policy. For more information, please visit Acceptable Use Policy.

VI. Distributing, Posting and Soliciting

Students and student organizations are required to abide by all...

Students and student organizations are required to abide by all University policies regarding distributing and posting material and soliciting business. The prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to:

  1. Distributing and posting material on campus without permission from the appropriate University office.
  2. Soliciting business on campus without permission from the appropriate University office.
  3. Using a residential campus facility for storage of merchandise or other commercial activity without University approval.

VII. Drugs

The University of Tampa is concerned about illegal and illicit drug use...

The University of Tampa is concerned about illegal and illicit drug use in the University Community. The University of Tampa is committed to a drug policy that promotes personal responsibility. Any exceptions must be approved by the Office of Student Disabilities Services. Students are prohibited from the following:

  1. Possessing, consuming, distributing, manufacturing, purchasing or selling narcotics, controlled substances, illegal or illicit drugs, prescription or non-prescription drugs, or other chemical substances, compounds or combinations when used to induce an altered state except as expressly permitted by federal and Florida law.
  2. Being in constructive possession of narcotics, controlled substances, illegal or illicit drugs, prescription or non-prescription drugs, or other chemical substances, compounds or combinations when used to induce an altered state except as expressly permitted by federal and Florida law.
  3. Causing a disruption to the residential, University or Tampa community or that is detrimental to one’s health and safety, or the health and safety of others as a result of drug impairment.
  4. Operating a motor vehicle on or off University property while impaired by drugs as defined under federal and Florida law.
  5. Hosting a gathering on or off campus where there is consumption, distribution, possession, manufacturing or selling of narcotics, controlled substances, illegal or illicit drugs, prescription or non-prescription drugs, or other chemical substances, compounds or combinations when used to induce an altered state except as expressly permitted by federal and Florida law.

VII. Drug Paraphernalia

The University of Tampa is concerned about illegal and illicit drug use...

The University of Tampa is concerned about illegal and illicit drug use in the University community. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Office of Student Disabilities Services. Students are prohibited from the following:

  1. Students may not possess, distribute, manufacture, sell or use any items that have been utilized for consumption of drugs or are designed for the use of drugs except as expressly permitted by federal and Florida law. These include but are not limited to bowls, bongs, needles, syringes and pipes. In addition, any items that are fashioned for the purpose of drug use will also be considered a violation of this policy.
  2. Students may not be in constructive possession of drug paraphernalia or any items that can be utilized for or are designed for the use of drugs.

IX. Federal, State, Local Laws and City Ordinances

Students are prohibited from violating federal, state, local laws...
Students are prohibited from violating federal, state, local laws and/or city ordinances. These violations may be adjudicated through the University disciplinary process when the University is made aware of such violation and when, in the sole determination of the Office of Student Conduct, that violation reflects poorly on The University of Tampa as an institution, adversely affects the University community, or is contrary to the University’s policies and/or University standards.

X. Fire Safety

Students are prohibited from taking any action that would be considered...

Students are prohibited from taking any action that would be considered a fire safety violation. These prohibited actions include but are not limited to:

  1. Unauthorized, negligent, careless or improper handling of or tampering with any fire safety or emergency equipment or fixtures.
  2. Failing to evacuate any building during a fire alarm.
  3. Tampering with any fire safety signs and/or instructions.

XI. Hazing

The University of Tampa does not tolerate any acts of hazing...

The University of Tampa does not tolerate any acts of hazing by any student, organization or team or any other member of the University community. Hazing is related specifically to pledging, being initiated into, developing an affiliation with, holding office in or maintaining membership in any organization. Hazing is defined as any activity that humiliates, degrades, abuses or endangers a person, regardless of a person's willingness to participate, or is otherwise prohibited by Florida Statutes § 1006.63. Registered student organization violations are adjudicated under the procedure described in Appendix II. Students are prohibited from the following:

  1. Actively participating in any activity related to hazing.
  2. Passively participating in or having knowledge of any activity related to hazing.

XII. Identification

Students are expected to identify themselves at all times...
Students are expected to identify themselves at all times. Prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to:
  1. Failing to produce a Spartan identification card upon request.
  2. Possessing a fake identification or other fraudulent forms of identification.
  3. Distributing manufactured fraudulent identification and/or Spartan cards.
  4. Misusing University identification cards including the lending of identification cards to others.

XIII. Other Behaviors Impacting the University Community

The University of Tampa is concerned with all behavior that reflects...
The University of Tampa is concerned with all behavior that reflects poorly on the University or has a negative impact on the University community. No list of behaviors can be exhaustive, and situations may arise that are not expressly addressed by University policies, but are contrary to the welfare of the University community or are inconsistent with the conduct expected of its community members. With these incidents, interpretation of the students’ behavior will be made by a representative of the University, and appropriate action will be taken. This includes but is not limited to behavior that seriously affects the interests of the University or any member of the University community; occurs in close proximity to University premises and is connected with offensive conduct on University premises; or occurs at University-sponsored activities off University premises.

XIV. Personal Responsibility

Students are expected to uphold the values of the Spartan Code...
Students are expected to uphold the values of the Spartan Code at all times. This includes but is not limited to:
  1. Conducting themselves with a high level of personal responsibility.
  2. Conducting financial transactions lawfully and with integrity.
  3. Meeting their financial obligations with respect to University funds.
Additionally students are prohibited from:
  1. Falsifying or being party to the falsification, actively or passively, of any official University record or document including University parking passes.
  2. Providing false information to any University official, faculty member, staff member or office.

XV. Pets

Students are required to abide by The University of Tampa Service...

In the interest of the health and safety of the university community, pets and other animals are not permitted on campus. Students are prohibited from possessing, caring for, or hosting pets or other animals on the University of Tampa campus, which include all University buildings, residence halls, athletic facilities, and shared or common area spaces. Students are required to abide by The University of Tampa Pet Policy.

Students may qualify for an exception as noted in the Service, Assistance, and Emotional Support Animal Policy.

XVI. Respect of Persons

Students are expected to maintain respectful behavior toward all...

Students are expected to maintain respectful behavior toward all University community members. No student shall take any action that creates a substantial risk such that harm could result to any person including themselves. This policy refers to violations of the Student Code of Conduct that are not of a sexual nature, which are addressed in the Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy (part XIX). The prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to:

  1. Intentionally or recklessly causing physical harm or endangering the health, safety or welfare of oneself, another person or group.
  2. Interfering with the freedom of another person to move about in a lawful manner.
  3. Creating an intimidating, hostile, threatening or offensive campus, educational or working environment for other persons.
  4. Initiating actions or statements that threaten, harm or intimidate another person, which may include electronic communications.
  5. Intimidating or injuring other persons physically, mentally or psychologically on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran status, genetic information or disability.
  6. Acting in a manner that invades the privacy of others.
  7. Attempting to interfere or intimidate a University community member with regard to a student conduct matter.
  8. Retaliating or allowing retaliation in any manner, directly or indirectly, against a member of the University community who, in good faith, reports a suspected violation of this code, including the Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy, to University officials or participates in any aspect of the investigation or conduct process relating to a suspected violation.

XVII. Respect for Property

Students are required to respect the property of others...

Students are required to respect the property of others and The University of Tampa. The prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to:

  1. Misusing, possessing or stealing the property belonging to others or The University of Tampa.
  2. Defacing or damaging property belonging to others or to The University of Tampa.
  3. Riding bicycles or using skates, skateboards or any other personal transportation devices in University buildings, breezeways, hallways and balconies. Any exceptions must be approved by the Office of Student Disabilities Services.
  4. Littering on University property.

XVIII. Respect for the University Community

Students are required to respect the University community...

Students are required to respect the University community. The prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to:

  1. Gathering in such a manner as to disturb the peace or interrupt the proper functioning of The University of Tampa. Disruptions include but are not limited to obstruction of teaching, research, administration, other University activities and/or other authorized non-University activities which occur on the University campus.
  2. Smoking or vaporizing in any University owned, controlled, operated or leased property.
  3. Wearing inappropriate upper and lower garments and/or failing to wear shoes or sandals at all times in any public area of The University of Tampa campus. Nudity is not permitted outside of private residence hall rooms, bathrooms or locker rooms, unless academically required.
  4. Wearing inappropriate attire for formal occasions of a ceremonial nature.

XIX. Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence

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The University of Tampa is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students, faculty and staff. Sexual misconduct and relationship violence is in direct conflict with The University of Tampa’s stated educational mission. Sexual misconduct and relationship violence is unwanted conduct of a sexual nature that constitutes sexual harassment, gender harassment, non-consensual sexual contact, nonconsensual sexual intercourse, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence (including domestic and dating violence) and stalking. Sexual misconduct and relationship violence violations are adjudicated under the Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Procedures that can be found in Appendix III. Violations include:

Sexual Harassment, which is any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors or unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether verbal or non-verbal. Sexual harassment may include quid pro quo harassment, retaliatory harassment or harassment that creates a hostile environment. A hostile environment is created when sexual harassment is severe, persistent or pervasive and is objectively offensive, such that it unreasonably interferes with, denies or limits an individual’s ability to participate in educational programs offered by the University.

Gender Harassment, which includes harassment based on sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and may include acts of intimidation or hostility whether verbal or non-verbal, even if the acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

Nonconsensual Sexual Contact, which includes any intentional sexual touching, for the purpose of sexual gratification, however slight, whether clothed or unclothed, with any object or body part by a person against another person that is without consent. This includes but is not limited to:

a. Fondling, which includes intentional touching of another person’s intimate parts without that person’s consent.

b. Coercing, forcing, or attempting to coerce or force a person to touch another person’s intimate parts without that person’s consent.

Nonconsensual Sexual Intercourse, which includes any sexual intercourse, however slight, with any object or body part by a person against another person without consent. This includes penetration, no matter how slight, of (1) the vagina or anus of a person by any body part of another person or by an object or (2) the mouth of a person by a sex organ of another person, without that person’s consent.

Sexual Exploitation, which is defined as when a person takes sexual advantage of another person for the benefit of anyone other than that person without that person’s consent. This includes but is not limited to:

a. Prostituting another person;

b. Recording images or audio of another person’s sexual activity, intimate body parts, or nakedness without that person’s consent;

c. Statutory rape, which is sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent;

d. Distributing images or audio of another person’s sexual activity, intimate body parts, or nakedness, if the individual distributing the images or audio knows or should have known that the person depicted in the images or audio did not consent to such disclosure and objects to such disclosure; and

e. Viewing another person’s sexual activity, intimate body parts, or nakedness in a place where that person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy, without that person’s consent, and for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire.

Intimate Partner Violence, which is defined as a violent or threatening familial or intimate partner relationship that causes one to fear for his/her safety or causes physical or psychological injury, pain, or illness. Intimate partner violence includes but is not limited to:

a. Dating violence: A violent act committed by a person against another who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: the length of the relationship; the type of the relationship; and the frequency of interaction between persons involved in the relationship.

b. Domestic violence: A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of jurisdiction, or any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of our jurisdiction.

Stalking, which is defined as engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress. Such behavior or activities may include but are not limited to:

a. Unwelcomed communication of any type, including but not limited to face-to-face, telephone calls, voice messages, electronic, written letters or notes, and unwanted gifts;

b. Use of threatening words and/or conduct; and

c. Pursuing, following, observing and/or surveillance.

Consent is defined as informed, voluntary and mutual agreement to the specific sexual contact evidenced by a clear expression in words or actions. Consent can be withdrawn at any time. There is no consent when there is force, expressed or implied, or when coercion, intimidation, threats or duress is used. Whether a person has taken advantage of a position of influence over another person may be a factor in determining consent. Silence or absence of resistance does not imply consent. Past consent to sexual activity with another person does not imply ongoing future consent with that person or consent to that same sexual activity with another person.

Coercion is defined as verbal and/or physical conduct, including manipulation, intimidation, unwanted contact, and expressed or implied threats of physical, emotional or other harm, that would reasonably place an individual in fear of immediate or future harm and that is employed to compel someone to engage in sexual contact.

Force is defined as the use or threat of physical violence or intimidation to overcome an individual’s freedom of will to choose whether or not to participate in sexual contact.

Incapacitation is defined as the inability to make informed judgements about the fact, nature or extent of the sexual situation. The assessment of incapacitation is based on objectively and reasonably apparent indications of incapacitation when viewed from the perspective of a sober, reasonable person. Incapacitation includes being mentally or physically incapacitated, which can be temporary or permanent. This includes incapacitation due to alcohol or drug consumption, illness, being asleep or unconscious, or any other reason that the individual is physically or mentally unable to form or communicate consent. Evidence of incapacitation can be detected from the following context clues which include but are not limited to the following:

  1. One person knowing how much the other person has consumed, whether it be drugs or alcohol;

  2. Slurred speech;

  3. Bloodshot eyes;

  4. The smell of alcohol on the breath;

  5. Shaky equilibrium;

  6. Vomiting;

  7. Outrageous or unusual behavior; or

  8. Unconsciousness.

When determining if consent was given, consideration will be given to the entirety of the facts and circumstances including but not limited to the extent in which a complainant affirmatively consents to sexual contact as evidence by clear expression in words or actions, and whether a reasonable person in the respondent’s position would have understood such person’s words and acts as an expression of consent; and whether there are any circumstances, known or reasonable apparent to the respondent, demonstrating incapacitation or fear.

Retaliation against any person in the University community for alleging a violation of the Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy or for cooperating or participating in the investigation process is strictly prohibited. Any concerns about retaliation should be directed to the Title IX coordinator or appropriate deputy coordinator. Acts of retaliation will be adjudicated under the appropriate student conduct policy- Respect of Persons (part XVI.).

All Responsible Employees are required to report violations of this policy to the Title IX coordinator or deputy. After a report is made, as set forth in Appendix III, the University will take appropriate measures to investigate, eliminate the inappropriate conduct, address its effects and prevent recurrence. For more information on the process, please see Appendix III and Appendix VIII. If you wish to make a confidential disclosure, you can contact a confidential employee, which includes University counselors and victim advocates. A confidential disclosure does not generate a Title IX or criminal report unless the disclosing party specifically requests a report be filed. Confidential assistance is available at any time regardless of when the incident occurred.

XX. Violation of Other Published University Policies

Students are required to abide by all published University policies...
Students are required to abide by all published University policies. These include, but are not limited to, University policies published in academic catalogs, on the University website, and in any other University publications or on forms and agreements.

Any questions about the existence, location or publication of a University policy should be directed to the Office of Student Conduct.

XXI. Weapons and Dangerous Objects

The University of Tampa is committed to providing a safe living...

The University of Tampa is committed to providing a safe living and learning environment free from violence, weapons and other dangerous objects. Students are not permitted to carry, store or possess firearms, weapons or other dangerous objects. The prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to:

  1. Possessing, storing or carrying a firearm, which includes projectile firing devices, pellet guns and air rifles, or weapons, which include ammunition, switchblades and knives with blades over 5 inches, on their person or in their personal belongings, within their assigned residence hall space or in any motor vehicle on any property leased, owned, controlled or operated by The University of Tampa. This includes the sale, purchase, discharge or display of any firearm or weapon on the University campus or using University property. Please note Concealed Carry Weapons Permits (CCW) must abide by this policy.
  2. Possessing or storing explosives, including fireworks and pyrotechnic devices, on their person or in their personal belongings, within their assigned residence hall space, or in any motor vehicle on any property leased, owned, controlled or operated by The University of Tampa, any part of the University campus, or any University sanctioned event.
  3. Possessing or storing biological or chemical materials, such as tear gas, hazardous materials or chemicals such as gasoline, butane, lighter fluid or other flammable liquids, or any other items that may pose a danger to the University community, on their person or in their personal belongings, within their assigned residence hall space, or in any motor vehicle on any property leased, owned, controlled or operated by The University of Tampa, any part of the University campus or any University sanctioned event.
  4. Using, discharging, brandishing or displaying a firearm, weapon or dangerous object for any purpose including invoking fear or intimidation and/or causing bodily harm or injury.

Interpretations and Amendments to University Policies

Any questions about the application or interpretation of the...
Any questions about the application or interpretation of the Student Code of Conduct should be directed to the Office of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Conduct has the sole discretion to interpret and apply the Student Code of Conduct. The University of Tampa reserves the right to change or modify the Student Code of Conduct at any time during a student’s term of enrollment, and this code does not create or confer any contractual right, express or implied. Each student is responsible for maintaining a current knowledge of their rights and responsibilities. The Student Code of Conduct will be reviewed annually by the Office of Student Conduct.