Code of Conduct


 A. Adherence: The following types of behavior are considered violations of the Code of Conduct and will result in disciplinary action:

  1. Theft of or damage to University records and property caused by intentional, negligent, or irresponsible conduct;
  2. Unauthorized use of any college property, including, but not limited to, its name, property, offices, premises, and equipment (such as computer equipment, telephones, fax machines, copying equipment, and laboratories);
  3. Conduct which interferes with, obstructs, or threatens to interfere with or obstruct the operation, administration, or proper functioning of the University, its employees, or its students;
  4. Physical or sexual abuse or harassment of any member of the University community;
  5.  Threats of bodily injury, assault, sexual harassment or sexual assault, or emotional trauma perpetrated against the students, faculty, or staff of the University;
  6. Disorderly, disruptive, or abusive conduct in the classroom or on University premises;
  7. Refusal to follow the lawful rules, regulations, or policies of the University whether communicated in writing or verbally;
  8. Unauthorized sale, distribution, or consumption of alcoholic beverages on University premises;
  9. Distribution, purchase, or possession of barbiturates, amphetamines, marijuana, hallucinogens, opiates, any other addictive or illegal drugs, or drug paraphernalia on University premises;
  10. Gambling in any form on University premises;
  11. Possession, distribution, or sale of weapons, incendiary devices, or explosives on University premises;
  12. Tampering with or misusing firefighting equipment or safety equipment (such as alarm boxes and extinguishers);
  13. Participation in or furtherance of any illegal activity on Touro’s premises;
  14. Providing false or misleading information to University supervisors or officials, including the falsification of information on any of the University’s applications, time sheets, or job records; false or misleading statements made to supervisors, officials or fellow employees;
  15. Refusal to identify oneself to an official or security officer of the University or to present proper identification upon entering the University premises;
  16. Accessing computer files or other college records without authorization, or providing unauthorized access or information obtained through such access to other parties without appropriate authorization. The sharing of passwords or other information and the use of improper code (e.g., viruses) is expressly prohibited;
  17. Intentionally spreading viruses or disabling computer mechanisms such as anti-virus software used to protect computer systems for any reason;
  18. Intentionally sharing account passwords for any reason and/or instructing subordinates to share their account passwords for any reason;
  19. Offensive or derogatory written or verbal statements intended to inflict harm on members of the University community, including, but not limited to, racist, ethnic, religious or sexist remarks, slurs, references or discriminatory acts regarding any member or group of the University community including students and employees;
  20. Any abusive conduct or harassment directed at an individual or group of individuals in the University community on the basis of such a person’s or people’s actual or perceived race, gender, gender identity, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, domestic partnership, or parental status, citizenship status, pregnancy, lactation or related medical conditions, military/veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, genetic information or testing, domestic violence victim status, sexual abuse victim status, stalking victim status, or any other status protected by law;
  21. Actions that are not harmonious with and supportive of the activities and functions of an educational institution or that harm the reputation of the University;
  22. Aiding and abetting any conduct prohibited by the Code of Conduct;
  23. Intentionally not reporting computer violations to the Chief Information Security Officer;
  24. Retaliation against an employee or student for reporting a violation of the Code of Conduct; and
  25. Intentionally filing a false complaint under the Code of Conduct.

 B. Violation of Code of Conduct: Individuals who violate the Code of Conduct are subject to disciplinary action at the sole discretion of the University, up to and including suspension without pay and termination of employment.