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Code II Offenses

Code II Offense violations are subject to a maximum sanction of disciplinary probation or any sanction not less than a reprimand. Being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol does not diminish or excuse a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Multiple Code II offenses may yield sanctions beyond the minimum sanctions discussed above.

Alcohol Related Offenses

(Please note: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, more commonly known as FERPA, allows the Office of CS&E (or designee) to notify parents of students under the age of 21 in the event of alcohol and other drug violations).

  1. Unauthorized Use of Alcoholic Beverages including, but not limited to:
    1. Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus except during special events or in circumstances where alcohol use has been authorized by college officials.
    2. Failure to comply with state or college regulations regarding the use or sale of alcoholic beverages
  2. Remaining within a residence hall area where alcohol is being consumed furnished or sold.

Weapon Related Offenses

  1. Unauthorized possession of any (fireworks not permitted for use in the State of Ohio) or inappropriate use of any permitted devices.

Theft, Misuse, Destruction, and Trespass Related

  1. Unauthorized Use of Property or Service refers to the unauthorized use or possession of property or services of the college or members of the Hocking College community.
  2. Unauthorized Use of College Keys refers to the unauthorized use, distribution, duplication, or possession of any key issued for any college owned or controlled building, laboratory, facility, or room.
  3. Misuse of Identification refers to forging, transferring, lending, borrowing, altering, or otherwise misusing college identification cards, other college identification, or any other college document or record.

College Policy, Criminal Law, and Judicial Process Related

  1. Disturbing the Peace refers to disturbing the good order of the college by, among other things, fighting, quarreling, or being intoxicated.
  2. Failure to Comply or Identify refers to failure to comply with reasonable directions or identify oneself to college officials, campus safety officer, or other law enforcement officers acting in the performance of their duties. Reasonableness will be determined by the person or board hearing the case.
  3. Violation of Residence Hall Policy refers to members of or visiting members of the Residence Life Community who fail to abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the Residence Life Policy Handbook.
  4. Smoking in an unauthorized area, which is outlined in the Hocking College Smoking Policy.
    • First Time Offense - "On Notice" Warning letter
    • Second Time Offense - "On Probation" and a $100.00 fine