Disruptive Conduct

Lewd, indecent, obscene expressions, or disorderly conduct that infringes on the rights of others or disrupts the educational mission of the College is prohibited.

Disruption of College Activities

Obstruction 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

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

False Information

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

Firearms, Explosives, and Other Dangerous Weapons

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

For the purpose of this policy, BB guns, illegal knives, blowguns, swords, 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 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

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


Covert or overt abuse, harassment, or intimidation of members of the College community or others is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, harassment on the basis of race, ethnic origin, disability, creed, gender, or sexual orientation. See the Grievance Policy available online (http://www.whitman.edu/grievance-policy) and in hard copy format for all students.

Harm to Persons

Actions that result in or have the potential to cause physical 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, such as dropping, throwing, or causing objects or substances to fall from windows, ledges, balconies, or roofs is also prohibited.

Theft and Property Damage

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