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Other Prohibited Conduct

Disruptive Conduct

Faculty Code, Chapter VI, Article V, Section 3.D

The educational rights of Whitman students are paramount. Every student has a right to conditions that are conducive to learning and favorable to the pursuit of higher education. Any conduct that infringes on these rights or disrupts the educational mission of the college is prohibited. 

Disruption of College Activities

Faculty Code, Chapter VI, Article V, Section 3.A)

Obstruction of the educational environment or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other college activities, including its public service functions or other authorized activities on or off college premises, is prohibited.

Failure to Comply

Faculty Code, Chapter VI, Article V, Section 1.C

Failure to comply with the directions of college officials acting in performance of their duties is prohibited.

False Information

Faculty Code, Chapter VI, Article V, Section 2

Dishonesty and knowingly furnishing false information, including intentionally providing false identification, on college forms is prohibited.

Firearms, Explosives, and Other Dangerous Weapons

Faculty Code, Chapter II, Article IV

No firearms or ammunition are permitted in outdoor areas of the campus or in any college-owned buildings, including all fraternities and college-owned rentals, or in conjunction with any college-sponsored activity.

For the purpose of this policy, BB guns, illegal knives (switch or spring blade), blowguns, swords, tasers, slingshots, bows and arrows, crossbows and similar devices are considered “dangerous weapons,” and their possession and use are prohibited.

Explosives of any type, including fireworks, firecrackers, cherry bombs, bottle rockets and the like, are prohibited at all times.

The only three exceptions to this policy are

  1. law enforcement officers in the course of their duty;
  2. firearms, explosives, and other dangerous weapons used by faculty for educational purposes, and
  3. students using firearms, explosives, and other dangerous weapons for educational purposes and who have received prior permission from the Dean of Students Office.

Items such as airsoft guns, paint guns, paintballs, darts, knives, mace, pepper spray or other realistic toys or replicas used inappropriately, or in contexts for which they are not intended, will be treated as dangerous weapons. All firearms, explosives and dangerous weapons will be confiscated.

Forgery of Documents

Faculty Code, Chapter VI, Article V, Section 2

Forgery, alteration, or misuse of college documents, records or identification is prohibited.


Faculty Code, Chapter II, Article I

Behavior directed at members of the college community or others that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive and objectively offensive such that it unreasonably interferes with, limits or deprives someone of the ability to participate in or benefit from the college’s educational programs or employment opportunities is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, harassment on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status. See also the Grievance Policy available online, and in hard copy format for all students.

Harm to Persons

Faculty Code, Chapter VI, Article V, Section 3.A

Actions that result in or have the potential to cause physical or emotional harm or create conditions that pose a risk of physical harm or cause reasonable apprehension of physical harm are prohibited. 

Conduct that threatens to cause harm, or creates hazardous conditions for others is also prohibited.

Theft and Property Damage

Faculty Code, Chapter VI, Article V, Section 3.C

Theft or damage to property of the college, a member of the college community, or others is prohibited.

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