The standards set out below are behaviors that every student is expected to avoid engaging in as a member of the Drew University community. It is the responsibility of each community member to familiarize themselves with all the policies applicable to their roles on campus. Failure to review the standards does not mean that individuals will not be held responsible for violating them.

In addition to the standards outlined here, members of the community should also review the following policies, which go into greater depth regarding specific types of behavior:



Inflicting mental or bodily harm upon any person whether in person, electronic or third party means; engaging in any action from which mental or bodily harm could result; causing a person to believe that the offender may cause mental or bodily harm; demonstrating disrespect through verbal or physical action.

Alcohol and Drug Infractions

Any violation of the University’s Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drug Policy. This includes any violation of the law relating to consumption, possession, and purchase of alcohol [a]s under state, federal, or local law; or any violation of the law relating to consumption, possession, and sale/purchase of drug under state, federal, or local law.


The use, actual or threatened, of physical force against any member of the University community; intentionally or recklessly causing physical harm to any person on the University campus or at a University sponsored activity; intentionally or recklessly causing an individual to inflict physical harm on another person or on him/herself; verbal coercion; intimidation.

Assisting Another to Commit an Offense

Aiding, abetting, or assisting another to commit, to plan, or to attempt to commit any violation of the student handbook.

Conduct Disruptive to University Functions

Obstruction or disruption of any regular or special function of the University; participation in, or encouragement of, any effort to disrupt a class; creating a public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm; unreasonable noise.

Damage or Vandalism

Damaging or destroying any University property or any private property of a member of the Drew community.

Disorderly Conduct

Engaging in fighting, threatening, or aggressive behavior; displaying violent or tumultuous behavior, or creating an unreasonably hazardous or physically dangerous condition.

Disruptive Behavior Directed at a University Official

To interfere or disrupt the activities of University officials acting in the performance of their duties.

Failure to Comply with the Directive of a University Official

To disregard or ignore the directions of University officials acting in the performance of their duties.

Failure to Provide Identification

Failure to produce valid identification (such as a student ID) when requested by university officials.

False, Vicious, Malicious Allegations

Knowingly bringing false allegations against the University or another person for any reason.


Any activity expected of someone joining or participating in an organization that humiliates, degrades, abuses, endangers them, and/or is a violation of local, state, or federal law. An activity falling under these guidelines is considered hazing irrespective of a person’s willingness to participate.

Human Rights

See the Policy Against Discrimination & Harassment, which addresses discrimination.

Improper Solicitation

The unauthorized sale of goods on the University campus without University-issued permission or license; the unauthorized request for donations on or off the University campus.

Intimidation of Witnesses/Retaliation

Includes any threats or other form of intimidation directed at a complainant, a witness, or a supporter at any point before, during or after an investigation, mediation, hearing, and/or appeal.

Interfering with Fire Safety

Tampering with, damaging, or misusing fire safety equipment such as, but not limited to, fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, sprinkler systems, or exit signs; unauthorized burning of any material in any University building or on or near University property; disregarding a fire alarm or refusing to evacuate a building or section of a building when a fire alarm is sounding; falsely initiating any report, alarm, warning or threat of fire, explosion, or other emergency on the University campus or at University sponsored activities. Obstruction of fire escapes, corridors, or stairways.

Interfering with Freedom of Expression

Knowingly or substantially interfering with the freedom of expression of others on the University campus or at University-sponsored activities.

Misuse of Computer Network

Any misuse of the computing network or equipment or violation of the Computing and Networking Policy. Copyright Policy: Any violation of the University’s Copyright Policy.

Misuse of Documents

Forgery, alteration, misappropriation, or unauthorized disclosure of University documents/records, official student documents/records, or student identification cards (IDs).

Providing False Information

Knowingly misrepresenting information to the University, or an official; or, engaging in fraud; embezzlement, counterfeiting, or other wrongful acts.

Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

See the Title IX Grievance Policy, which addresses sexual harassment and misconduct, including, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault.


Smoking is prohibited on the entire campus. The use of electronic smoking devices (including but not limited to Minis, Mid-Size E-Cigs, Vape Pins, Advanced Personal Vaporizers (APVs), and MODs), is also prohibited and is treated the same as smoking.

Stolen Goods

The sale, distribution, or knowingly purchase or possession of any property illegally obtained either on or off-campus.


Taking, or attempting to take, or borrowing without authorization, any University property or any private property of a member of the University community. The unauthorized use of the name “Drew University” or the University seal is considered taking.

Unauthorized Recording

Making or attempting to make, transmit or attempting to transmit audio or video or any other depiction recording of any person(s) in bathrooms, showers, bedrooms, or other premises where there is an explicit expectation of privacy, including but not limited to situations involving nudity and/or sexual activity, without the knowledge and consent of all participants subject to such recording.

Violation of Campus Car/Parking Regulations

Any violation of the campus car/parking regulations as enumerated in the Drew University Traffic and Motor Vehicle Regulations Handbook, available online and from the Department of Public Safety.

Violation of Campus Housing Regulations

Any violations the Residence Life/Rules and Regulations and the housing agreement, including additional regulations imposed during break housing.

Violation of Campus Policy

Violation of any other University policy, rule, or regulation, published via hard copy, placement on the University website, or distributed to students via email.

Violation of Public Law

All Drew University students are bound by local, state, and federal laws. The University will not interfere with the administration of public law. Criminal and quasi-criminal offenses can result in disciplinary action by the university, even if they occur off-campus. Students are encouraged to report criminal acts committed against them to local law enforcement.

Violation of Sanctions

Violating the terms of any sanction or restriction previously imposed by the University. Failure to comply or complete a sanction is considered a violation of sanctions and can result in further sanctions.

Weapons and Explosives

The sale, purchase, possession, distribution, or use of any weapon, including but not limited to any firearm, explosive, firecracker, incendiary materials, knives, or other weapons.