2. Classroom Standards. The individual faculty member is primarily responsible for managing the classroom environment. If a student engages in any prohibited or unlawful acts or other behavior that results in disruption of a class, he or she may be directed by the faculty member to leave the class for the remainder of the class period. Students must be protected against infringement of their rights and unfair practices.
a. Academic Dishonesty. Violating the University Policy on Academic Dishonesty by committing, or attempting to commit, academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty of others and unauthorized collaboration.
b. Abuse, Assault, Threatening Behavior. Intentionally or recklessly endangering, threatening, or causing physical or mental harm to any person, or oneself, on University premises or at University-sponsored activities, or intentionally or causing reasonable apprehension of such harm including, but not limited to abusive language and/or physical or verbal intimidation, harassment, coercion.
c. Firearms, Explosives and Other Weapons. Illegal or unauthorized use, possession, or storage of firearms, explosives (including, but not limited to fireworks), other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on University premises, whether or not a license to possess the same has been issued to the possessor.
d. Violation of Disciplinary Sanction. Knowingly violating terms of any disciplinary sanction imposed in accordance with NUST Statutes.
e. Furnishing False Information, Forgery or Unauthorized Use of Documents. Intentionally furnishing false information to the University and its officials; or misusing affiliation with the University to gain access to outside agency/services; or using false information or University resources to compromise the name of the University. Forgery, unauthorized alteration, or unauthorized use of any University document or electronic transmission, or instrument of identification, or academic and non-academic records, signatures, seals, or stamps thereof.
f. Disorderly Conduct or Indecent Behavior. Engaging in disorderly or indecent conduct; breaching of peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on University premises or at University-sponsored functions/activities. Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio or video record of any person while on University premises without his or her prior knowledge.
g. Theft. Theft, or attempted theft, of property or services on University premises or at University-sponsored activities.
h. Damage to Property or its Destruction. Intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging, or attempting to destroy or damage, University property or the property of others on University premises or at University-sponsored activities.
i. Non-Compliance With Official Direction. Failure to comply with reasonable direction of University officials acting in performance of their duties.
j. Violation of University Regulations and Policies. Violating University regulations or policies including amendments and additions adopted since the publication date.
k. Alcohol/Drugs/Intoxicants. Distribution, possession, and consumption of alcohol/drugs/intoxicants on University premises or at University-sponsored activities.
l. Unauthorized Access to Facilities. Unauthorized access or entry to, or use of, University facilities and equipment. Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any University premises, facilities or equipment; or, unauthorized entry to or use of University premises.
m. Unauthorized, Use of Computer or Electronic Communication Devices. Theft or other abuse of computer facilities and resources including, but not limited to:-
(1) Unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.
(2) Unauthorized transfer of a file.
(3) Use of another individual’s identification and/or password.
(4) Interference with the work of another student, faculty member or University official.
(5) Sending obscene, abusive or threatening messages.
(6) Transmission of computer viruses.
(7) Interfering with normal operation of the University computing system.
(8) Unauthorized duplication of software or other violation of copyright laws.
(9) Unauthorized access to, or unauthorized, mischievous or malicious use of University computer equipment or networks, or electronic communication devices, or the use of such equipment or devices to gain unauthorized access to, and/or use of, off-campus computer equipment.
n. Provoking Others to Misconduct. Intentionally using words or actions to provoke or encourage others to violent or retaliatory behavior, or other acts of misconduct.
o. Identification/Registration Cards. Failure to wear, or to produce or surrender the identification card upon the request of a University official.
p. Animals. Bringing an animal into any University building, with the exception of animals used for authorized laboratory purposes, or animals being used for security purpose for which express permission has been granted.
q. Demonstrations. Demonstrations exceeding the bounds of free assembly and demonstrations engaging in unlawful acts that cause or imminently threaten injury to person or property, infringes on the rights of other members of the University community leading to or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or area.
r. Political Activities. Unauthorized use of University facilities or equipment for political activities.
s. Harassment. Indulge in following:-
(1) Passing remarks, placing visual or written material, aimed at a specific person or group:-
i . with the intention of causing harm to the person or group; and/or,
ii creating an environment which limits a student’s educational opportunity.
(2) Making unwanted verbal or physical advances or explicit derogatory statements toward individuals, which cause them discomfort or humiliation or which interferes with their educational opportunity.
(3) Physical assault.
t. Gambling. Unauthorized and/or illegal exchange of money favors or services as a result of an organized or unorganized game or competition.
u. Smoking. Smoking is prohibited on University premises as per the policy already issued.
v. Abuse of the Student Conduct System. Abusing the student conduct system including, but not limited to:-
(1) Failure to obey the notice from a University official to appear for a meeting or hearing as part of the student conduct system.
(2) Falsification, distortion or misrepresentation of information before a hearing body or designated hearing officer of the University.
(3) Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a hearing proceeding.
(4) Causing a violation of University Code of Conduct hearing to convene in bad faith.
w. Indecent Behavior at the Campus. Indecent behavior exhibited at the campus including classes, cafeteria, laboratories etc, defying the norms of decency, morality and religious/cultural/social values by single or group of students.
x. Damage to the university fixtures/furniture, scribbling/carving on desks, wall chalking, misusing of lab/university equipment, etc.
y. Use of mobile phone in class rooms, examination halls, labs and library thus disrupting the calm of the said rooms.