Offenses Subject to Disciplinary Action

Any student or non-student who violates state, federal, or local laws or ordinances, or any College rules, regulations, or policies while on Hendrix managed property or while representing the College may be subject to College disciplinary action. In addition, students or non-students found in violation of any of the items listed below may be subject to College disciplinary action. (The list below should not be seen as all-inclusive).

Harassment and or / Assault  

  • Persistent actions or communications which create a hostile environment
  • Threatening, attempting, or committing physical harm to any person
  • Abusive, intimidating,  and/or threatening language directed towards members of the Hendrix community, staff or guests;
  • Violating provisions of a "no contact order"
  • Hazing

Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior 

  • Disrupting the peace and good order of the College
  • Fighting, quarreling, inciting to riot or other disruptive behavior
  • Interfering with functions or activities of the College and the educational programs by blocking accesses to or from College facilities
  • Failing to comply with the directions of College
  • Violating visitation or closing hour regulations
  • Aiding or abetting any prohibited conduct
  • Entering or exiting a building through a window
  • Smoking on campus (see Hendrix Smoking Policy)
  • Access to prohibited areas (roofs, ledges, balconeies, etc.)

Destructive Behavior

  • Destruction, damage, or attempted damage to personal or College property, including acts of vandalism
  • Arson
  • Littering, dumping of trash, and any other acts which would necessitate cleaning;

Theft

  • Theft, attempted theft, including acts of larceny, burglary, breaking and entering, or robbery.
  • Possession of stolen personal or College property,

Dishonesty

  • Forgery, alteration, unauthorized possession, or misuse of College documents, records, or instruments of identification.
  • Furnishing false information to the College.
  • Knowingly presenting a worthless check or forging a money order in payment to the College or to a member of the College community acting in an official capacity, or failure to make satisfactory arrangement for the settling of accounts with the College.
  • False reporting of an emergency including, but not limited to, false fire alarms and bomb threats.

Alcohol

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  • Public Consumption
  • Public Intoxication
  • Possession by a minor
  • Serving to minors
  • Over possession as defined by Hendrix College (seethe Alcohol Policy Violations section for examples)
  • Serving to individuals already intoxicated
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) either on or off campus.
  • Intoxication leading to harm of self or others
  • Intoxication leading to property damage, disruption to the community, or other violations of Hendrix College Policy
  • The display or consumption of alcohol in public areas (academic buildings, dining facilities, gym, playing fields, residence hall lounges, Hendrix College parking lots, etc.)  beyond a student’s room or apartment in Hendrix contracted housing. 

Controlled Substances

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  • Possession of narcotics, hallucinogens, barbiturates, or amphetamines and other controlled substances defined by Arkansas statutes, except as expressly permitted by law
  • Use of narcotics, hallucinogens, barbiturates, or amphetamines and other controlled substances defined by Arkansas statutes, except as expressly permitted by law
  • Distribution of narcotics, hallucinogens, barbiturates, or amphetamines and other controlled substances defined by Arkansas statutes, except as expressly permitted by law
  • Sale of narcotics, hallucinogens, barbiturates, or amphetamines and other controlled substances defined by Arkansas statutes, except as expressly permitted by law
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Weapons and Fireworks

  • Unauthorized possession, storage, use of weapons, firearms, and knives
  • Possession or use of fireworks

Residence Hall Policies

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  • Cohabitation
  • Sleeping overnight in common area
  • Possession of prohibited items (see p. 48 for examples)
  • Escort/Guest policy violation
  • Leaving trash in hallways or common areas
  • Improper Checkout
  • Hosting pets in College owned Residential Facilities
  • Smoking in a Residence Hall building  (see Hendrix Smoking Policy)
  • Failure to adhere to Basic Rights of Residents
  • Throwing objects out of windows
  • Playing or any inappropriate use of sporting equipment in the hallways, stairwells or lounges
  • Excessive noise (each hall will set its own quiet hours, but courtesy hours are in effect 24 hours a day)

Gender-Based Misconduct

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  • Sexual Harassment
  • Non-consensual Sexual Intercourse
  • Non-consensual Sexual Contact
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking

Fire Safety

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  • Tampering with fire safety equipment
  • Unauthorized possession of fire safety equipment

Computer Policy

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  • Violation of Computer Policy

Vehicle Policy

  • Violation of College rules regarding the operation and/or parking of motor vehicles.

Types of Conduct Complaints

Violations of the College Standards and Policies are considered either minor or major complaints based on the nature and severity of the incidents.

  • Minor Complaints involve violation of a College policy, which, at the discretion of the Associate Dean of Students or Dean of Students, would typically be heard by either the Peer Conduct Hearing Panel or an Administrative Hearing Officer. Some examples of minor complaints may include, but are not limited to: visitation violations; minor alcohol policy violations; violation of residence hall community standards; excessive noise or quiet hour violations; minor damage to property; violation of fire safety rules and procedures; smoking on campus, or petty theft.

  • Major Complaints involve violation of a College standard or policy which, at the discretion of the Associate Dean of Students or Dean of Students, justify the imposition of a sanction of expulsion, suspension, or conduct probation. The College Conduct Council or an Administrative Hearing Officer hears these complaints. Some examples of major complaints may include but are not limited to: violation of the College standards; behavior potentially harmful to other people (including assault, harassment, use of fireworks, violation of fire safety rules, etc.); conduct that leads to the embarrassment or indignities to other persons; vandalism to property; possession of firearms; major theft; multiple or repeated violation of College policies or use; major alcohol violations; and possession or sale of illegal substances.

Student Handbook Contact Info

Jim Wiltgen
Dean of Students
(501) 450-1222
wiltgen@hendrix.edu

Kesha Baoua
Assoc. Dean of Students;
Director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
(501) 450-1222
baoua@hendrix.edu

De Ann Huett
Administrative Assistant 
(501) 450-1222
huett@hendrix.edu

 

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