Code of Student Conduct

Appendix B - Disruptive Activities

The University reserves the right to take disciplinary action against individual students and/or groups who are involved in disruptive activities. Such disciplinary action may be taken independently of state or local prosecutorial actions and/or regardless of the outcome of such prosecutorial actions.

 

Persons engaging in certain disruptive activities on the University campus will be subject to prosecution.

 a.     No person or group of persons acting in concert may willfully engage in disruptive activity or disrupt a lawful assembly on the campus or property of Cameron University.

b.     For the purposes of this section, disruptive activity means:
        1.     obstructing or restraining the passage of persons in an exit, entrance, or hallway of any building without the authorization of the administration of the school;
        2.     seizing control of any building or portion of a building for the purpose of interfering with any administrative, educational, research, or other authorized activity;
        3.     preventing or attempting to prevent by force or violence or the threat of force or violence a lawful assembly authorized by the school administration;
        4.     disrupting by force or violence or the threat of force or violence a lawful assembly in progress; or
        5.     obstructing or restraining the passage of any person at an exit or entrance to said campus or property or preventing or attempting to prevent by force or violence or by threats thereof the ingress or egress of any person to or from said property or campus without the authorization of the administration of the school.
        6.     activity/behavior which prevents the academic process from preceding in an orderly fashion and which continues after the academic official has repeatedly requested the behavior of the student to cease and/or been issued a written statement to refrain from such behavior.  The following are some examples of disruptive behavior that can result in disciplinary sanctions:
                (1)   Persistent or gross acts of willful disobedience or defiance toward college personnel.
                (2)   Verbal abuse of a student or college employee.
                (3)   Disorderly, lewd, indecent or obscene conduct.
                (4)   Breach of peace on college property or at any college sponsored or supervised function.

c.     For the purposes of this section, a lawful assembly is disrupted when any person in attendance is rendered incapable of participating in the assembly due to use of force or violence or due to a reasonable fear that force or violence is likely to occur.

d.     Any person who is convicted the third time of violating this section shall not thereafter be eligible to attend Cameron University for a period of two years from such third sanction. Other infractions or disruptive activities will be reviewed by the Director of Student Development for appropriate action.

e.       Nothing herein shall be construed to infringe upon any right of free speech or expression guaranteed by the Constitutions of the United States or the State of Oklahoma.