LIFE University Honor Code
LIFE University Honor Code
Our Commitment to Integrity
The Expectation Continuum: Tolerance, Respect and Honor
LIFE University embraces a central role for integrity in its pursuit of its Mission. LIFE recognizes that its approach to integrity covers an increasingly responsive continuum in approaches.
At one end of the spectrum LIFE recognizes the highest ideals of integrity. We understand how each person’s commitment to integrity honors and elevates the entire community. That our approach to issues of integrity are grounded in the highest and noblest aspirations of human beings: to honor and defend the commitments of ourselves and others, to act honorably, to be honest, responsible, worthy of trust and act with the highest levels of responsibility. We see the exemplars of this approach throughout our country’s history: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr..
On the other end of the integrity spectrum LIFE University recognizes and understands that it is necessary to ground those high ideals into a well-codified and structured set of rules for its members to follow. These rules provide the barest minimum level of integrity that the community will tolerate. Anyone failing to behave at or above these minimums must face processes designed to improve their behavior to a higher level in order to continue their membership in the LIFE community.
The vast majority of the members of the LIFE community exist in between these two levels. LIFE University embraces the notion that integrity is not a state, rather that it is a daily striving, a struggle to reach closer to the highest ideals despite pressures to retreat to the lower levels that result in complaints, investigations, hearings, and sanctions. This results in a community based on mutual respect.
LIFE University understands and embraces the centrality of the students’ experience to learn more than academic content, but also to develop skills and values that will support them in managing their approach to integrity throughout their whole lives. LIFE University’s leadership is committed to support in any way possible the manifestation of integrity on the campus, in its myriad forms and many levels of manifestation.
LIFE recognizes five essential components to integrity on campus and expects faculty members, staff and students to embrace these concepts and to live them on a daily basis, on and off campus:
Along with the rights of being a member of the LIFE academic community comes the principle of responsibility. Every member of the LIFE community is charged with accountability for upholding the institution’s core values and expectations. Every member of the LIFE community is expected to exemplify the University’s standards and practices.
At the core of the LIFE community lies a deep regard for other human beings. Life University community members respect each other as people, not as means to an end. University employees show respect by valuing students’ goals and ideas, by engaging students and each other with intellectual rigor and discipline, providing honest feedback to students and peers with a view to improvement, and by treating every member of the LIFE community as a valued individual.
Honesty is the cornerstone of the academic enterprise. At LIFE, our educational focus is on the core proficiencies. Intellectual and personal honesty is the hallmark of LIFE University’s endeavors to advance truth, and to explore deeper understanding of human health and behavior. In creating the next generation of graduates to initiate needed change in society, Life recognizes the centrality of both honesty and candor.
LIFE University’s policies and practices are based upon a fundamental recognition among its members that at the core of each and every human being is an innate intelligence that shares common origin. This understanding creates an awareness among LIFE community members of our common mission — to improve the world by applying intellects and energy in positive directions. This understanding provides the foundation for a fundamental expectation of positive and supportive behavior from all members of the LIFE community.
LIFE University provides fair evaluation processes for all members of the LIFE community. It is an important value at Life to have processes spelled out clearly and administered equitably across the organization.
PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AT LIFE UNIVERSITY
The first of the LIFE Values at LIFE University is Integrity. The following documents will help explain the University’s expectations for personal and academic integrity.
A conduct flow chart and the online incident report can be found by clicking here.
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the content and processes contained within this document.
LIFE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE
This Honor Code was developed following discussions among a broad range of constituencies within LIFE University, encompassing students, faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees. This Honor Code is a living document that will evolve with time, in order to better foster and advance an environment of ethical conduct in its academic community. LIFE University may amend both the substantive requirements and the enforcement procedures contained herein to reflect experience gained from its implementation.
All members of the LIFE University community are entrusted with the responsibility of upholding ethical standards and values. Essential to the fundamental purpose of LIFE University is a personal commitment to the principle of Integrity.
Integrity provides the underpinning for the responsible exercise of our rights and responsibilities as civil human beings within our community. Integrity leads to empowerment and excellence. LIFE University teaches students how to achieve and maintain personal integrity and function as responsible citizens within the academic, health care and larger communities.
As individuals and members of the LIFE University community, we commit ourselves to act with civility, honesty, and responsibility, and above all, with integrity and honor. We are accountable for all that we say, write and do. We are responsible for the academic integrity of our work. We pledge that we will not misrepresent our work, nor give or receive unauthorized aid. We commit ourselves to behave in a manner that demonstrates concern for the personal dignity, rights and freedoms of all members of the community. We are respectful of LIFE University property and the property of others. We will not tolerate a lack of respect for these values by anyone.
LIFE University complies with federal and state law, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, citizenship or veteran status. The University also prohibits sexual misconduct and gender-based discrimination. This nondiscrimination policy applies to all practices at LIFE University, including admission to educational programs and activities, access to treatment, and to employment. Students who have inquiries regarding LIFE’s nondiscrimination policy may contact the Office of Student Affairs at (770) 426-2700 or the Title IX Office at 770-426-2686.
Any policy (non-procedural) modifications of the Honor Code must be approved by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation from the President. The LIFE University Standards of Conduct govern the enforcement of the Honor Code. Modifications and variations in the Standards of Conduct, including the use of alternative procedures in specific contexts as mandated by federal or state law, are subject to the approval of the President. In addition, upon recommendation from a Dean, the Faculty Senate, the Staff Council, the President, the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs or the Associate Vice President & Dean of Students, Student Affairs may permit individual units of LIFE University to adopt and implement area-specific standards of conduct. However, these standards may not authorize or condone conduct prohibited by, or inconsistent with, the Honor Code.
Any changes to the Standards of Conduct shall be published in the Student Handbook and shall be in effect from the day of publication forward. Check with legal to ensure changes in the SH can be enforced with students who have entered prior to the SH revision. (retroactive application of procedures)
The term “Students” include, but are not limited to, all persons:
- Taking/auditing courses at LIFE University
- Who have been notified of their acceptance for admission
- Lliving in the residence halls.
- Who withdraw or stop attending classes voluntarily or involuntarily
The term “Community Member” include, but are not limited to, all persons:
- Anyone living in University Housing
- Visitors/ patients
- Contractors/ Vendors
- Conference attendees
The term “respondent” refers to any student or student organization/club/group or member of a student organization/club/group who has been formally charged with alleged violations of the Standards of Conduct or LIFE University policies have occurred.
The term “complainant” refers to any LIFE University community member who has filed a complaint alleging that one or more violations of the Standards of Conduct or other LIFE University policies have occurred.
The term “Conduct Review Board” (CRB) and Administrative Hearing Officer (AHO) refers to any person or persons authorized by the Office of Conflict Resolution and Accountability to determine whether a student has been found to have violated the Standards of Conduct and to recommend sanctions that may be imposed when a violation has been committed.
The LIFE University Standards of Conduct shall apply to all members of the LIFE University community as defined above. The procedures in the LIFE University Student Handbook shall govern and be followed in the case of any alleged violation of the Honor Code. When a member of the LIFE University community serves in multiple roles, a determination as to what policy and procedure apply will be determined by which role the respondent was serving in at the time of the alleged violation. Any conflict or dispute concerning which procedure governs the enforcement of this Honor Code shall be resolved by the Vice President of Student Affairs.
LIFE University may pursue enforcement of its own Standards of Conduct regardless of the existence of legal proceedings underway or even being considered, and may use information from third party sources (such as but not limited to law enforcement agencies and the courts) to
determine whether the LIFE University Standards of Conduct have been violated. LIFE University Standards of Conduct apply to all members of the LIFE University community as defined above. Enforcement of these Standards may occur regardless of where the behavior took place, whether on or off campus.
In the case of allegations of sexual misconduct or gender-based discrimination, the LIFE University Sexual Misconduct and Gender-Based Discrimination Policy and procedures shall apply and supersedes the procedures and policies set forth in the Honor Code.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
The LIFE University Standards of Conduct apply to all members of the LIFE community. Each constituency will be governed by the appropriate handbook, policies or laws. Students are governed by the Student Disciplinary Procedures contained in this document. Faculty members are governed by the Faculty Handbook and all employees are governed by the Employee Handbook. Members of the Board of Trustees are governed by The Georgia Nonprofit Corporation Code, the Articles of Incorporation, the By-Laws and other policies of the LIFE University Board of Trustees. LIFE University expects its community members to recognize the strength of personal differences while respecting the institutional values embodied in the Honor Code. They are encouraged to think and act for themselves, as that is the purpose of higher education. However, they must also understand that LIFE University has non-negotiable values in which it strongly believes. The purpose of these Standards of Conduct is to communicate these values to the LIFE University community, and promote an environment conducive to education, work, scholarly activity, athletics, and any actitvity sponsored by LIFE University.
Civility | Community | Integrity | Responsibility
A. Civility is inspired by our expectations of what it means to regard people as human. Learning and the exchange of ideas take place in many settings, including the classroom. When members of the LIFE Community come together, the expectation is always that mutual respect and civility will prevail to ensure that every person has the optimal opportunity to learn.
1. Disorderly Conduct. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Any act that is lewd, indecent, disruptive or that otherwise breaches the peace, regardless of intent, when such an act takes place on LIFE University premises or at any event sponsored or offered by LIFE University.
b. Engaging in conduct during a class, examination session or while in clinic, which is so disruptive as to infringe upon the rights of another member of the LIFE University community.
2. Harassment. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:.
a. Any act, display, or communication that creates a hostile environment or causes emotional distress on the part of the person or persons to whom it is specifically directed.
b. Any attempt to repeatedly make contact with a person after having been instructed to stop by either the complainant or conduct official. This includes, but is not limited to, intentionally following another person on campus or in or about a public place or places.
c. Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio, video or digital record of any person while on LIFE University premises without their prior knowledge, and valid consent, when such a recording may cause injury or distress. This includes, but is not limited to, surreptitiously taking pictures of another person in a gym, locker room, or restroom. This provision does not preclude LIFE University from engaging in surveillance for the purposes of providing a safe and secure environment for the members of the LIFE Univeristy community.
d. Retaliation against another student or member of the LIFE University community for their participation in any portion of the referral or student conduct process which includes, but is not limited to, serving as a witness in conduct hearings.
3. Provocation. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Referring with perceived disrespect to any member of the LIFE University community.
b. Any act, display, or communication that may reasonably be expected to cause disruption. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of racial epithets or other patently offensive language in a manner that is likely to provoke an immediate breach of the peace.
c. Any display or communication, whether oral or visual, that encourages an audience to take immediate action, when such action may reasonably be expected to inflict harm upon a person or persons and/or cause damage to property.
B. Community - Life University believes that a willingness and desire to serve your community are just as important as academic pursuits. This attitude stems from the recognition that each individual has been given certain gifts, and as a citizen in the world community, it is your duty to give, to do, to love, to serve, out of your own abundance.
1. Endangerment. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Any act, display, or communication that would cause a reasonable person to fear for their personal safety. This includes, but is not limited to, physical coercion and/or restraint.
b. Causing bodily harm to a person, or engaging in aggressive physical contact that would likely have caused bodily harm, despite the lack of any measurable harm.
c. Any act that directly or indirectly creates an actual/potential risk to the safety of a person or persons and/or the LIFE University community. This includes, but is not limited to, falsely reporting an emergency and/or engaging in the unauthorized possession, use, or alteration of any LIFE University-owned emergency or safety equipment.
2. Hazing. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Participation in and/or having knowledge of and failing to report any activity which produces or is likely to produce physical, mental, or emotional pain, discomfort, humiliation, or embarrassment, regardless of that person’s willingness to participate in such activity in connection with or as a condition or precondition of gaining acceptance, membership, office, or other status in a school organization, club, or group.
3. Interference. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Any act that disrupts or interferes with any educational, clinical, administrative, or other aspect of LIFE University’s operations. This provision is not intended to prohibit organized, peaceful and orderly protests.
b. Any act causing, or intended or likely to cause, damage to the functionality of Life University equipment. (Example: security cameras)
4. Non-Compliance. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Any failure to comply with a reasonable request of a LIFE University official in the performance of their duties. This includes, but is not limited to, failure to comply with any written or oral instructions.
b. Any failure to provide one’s LIFE University identification card upon request to any LIFE University official.
c. Any failure to properly utilize one’s LIFE University identification (Eagle) card. This includes, but is not limited to, entry into university residence halls, Wellness/Fitness Center, dining facilities, sporting events, etc.
d. Any failure to abide by signs, placards, and/or other official LIFE University postings.
e. Behavior that has been adjudicated to violate or may violate local, state or federal laws.
5. Violation of LIFE University Policies. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Any unauthorized entry into, use, or occupation of LIFE University facilities that are locked, closed to student activities, or otherwise restricted,or that have not been reserved for use through the proper LIFE University authorities.
b. Any failure to report violations of these Standards of Conduct, which occur in one’s presence and/or in one’s designated living/working area on LIFE University premises . Anyone who encourages, instigates or endorses such misconduct through inaction may also be held responsible for violating the appropriate Standards of Conduct.
c. Any failure to take reasonable steps to prevent one’s guest or visitor to LIFE University, including residential student spouses/children living in the residence hall, from violating these Standards of Conduct. Anyone who allows such misconduct may also be held responsible for violating the appropriate Standards of Conduct.
d. Any act which is in violation of LIFE University policies not outlined in these Standards of Conduct. These include, but are not limited to,
i. campus housing policies,
ii. discrimination policies,
iii. parking regulations,
iv. intellectual property policies,
v. Title IX policies,
vi. Student Affairs policies,
vii.course syllabi, and
viii. policies governing the appropriate use of LIFE University technology.
ix. Student clinic policy (find actual name)
C. Integrity - provides the underpinning for the responsible exercise of our rights and responsibilities as human beings. Integrity leads to empowerment and excellence, while a lack of integrity results in mediocrity. Life University teaches how to manage personal integrity and function as valued citizens within the academic, healthcare and larger communities.
1. Academic Misconduct. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Referring to or possessing materials or sources or employing devices not authorized by the instructor during an academic or clinical evaluation.
b. Providing to and/or receiving from another person assistance during an academic or clinical evaluation in a manner not authorized by the instructor.
c. Possessing, buying, selling, obtaining, and/or using a copy of any materials intended to be used as an instrument of summative or academic evaluation, in advance of its administration, not authorized by the instructor.
d. Possessing, buying, selling, obtaining, and/or using a copy of any previous assessment instrument not authorized or released for student availability by the instructor.
e. Utilizing a substitute in any academic/clinical evaluation or attendance taking process.
f. Acting as a substitute for another person in any academic/clinical evaluation or attendance taking process.
g. Practicing any form of deceit in any academic or clinical evaluation or attendance taking process.
h. Providing aid and/or depending on the aid of others in the research, preparation, creation, writing, performing, or publication of work to be submitted for academic credit or evaluation. Faculty must provide the specific list or types of resources/study aids that are not authorized.
i. Plagiarism , which includes but is not limited to presenting as one’s own, for academic evaluation, the ideas, representations, or words of another person or persons, including internet sources without customary and proper acknowledgment of sources.
j. Submitting the work of another person in a manner that represents the work to be one’s own.
k. Permitting one’s work to be submitted by another person without the instructor’s authorization.
l. Attempting to influence or change one’s academic evaluation or record on any basis other than achievement or merit.
m. Failing to cooperate, if called upon, in the investigation or disposition of any allegation of dishonesty pertaining to another member of the LIFE University community.
n. Presenting oneself, with the intent to deceive, as having credentials one has not yet earned.
2. Ethical Misconduct. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Failing to comply with published policies, rules and/or regulations.
b. Misrepresenting oneself or allowing oneself to be incorrectly identified to any member of the public as a Doctor of Chiropractic or other licensed health care practitioner.
c. Student/interns caring for or attempting to provide care for, and/or advising patient/clients, directly or indirectly, at any time or place, without the supervision and prior approval of LIFE University’s licensed or credentialed faculty, or other licensed Doctors of Chiropractic specifically designated by the appropriate LIFE University official to supervise student intern care.
d. Student/interns providing care or attempting to provide care for or services that have not been approved by LIFE University’s licensed clinical faculty, other licensed Doctors of Chiropractic or other licensed health care
practitioner, specifically designated by the appropriate LIFE University official to approve such care or services.
e. Failing to behave in a professional manner when in a professional relationship with any member of the LIFE University community.
f. Divulging or allowing access to confidential student or patient/client information, unless required by law (FERPA, HIPAA ).
g. Failing to obtain prior written consent of the student or patient/client and/or failing to adequately de-identify patient/client information used in writing, reports, classroom lectures or other public forums.
h. Removing student or patient/client records or diagnostic images from classrooms, offices, or clinic facilities without proper authorization.
i. Failing to use due diligence to accurately note in patient/client records: all data derived directly from the patient/client, all clinical assessments of the patient/client, all changes in the patient/client’s condition, all recommendations to the patient/client and all care delivered to and/or performed on the patient/client.
j. Withdrawing from the care of a patient/client without prior approval from the clinic doctor of record. All recommendations of referral, care and/or transfer of a patient/client, for any reason, are privileges reserved for the clinic faculty doctor(s) of record.
k. Any actions/inaction that would violate Georgia law rules and regulations.
l. Paying for a patient/client’s care, and/or inducing and/or attempting to induce members of the public, patient/clients or members of a patient/client’s family to submit to health care in exchange for monetary compensation or anything else of value.
m. Transporting anyone (other than one’s spouse, dependent children, or parent) to and/or from LIFE University premises for the purpose of patient/client evaluation or care.
n. Advertising health care services other than as specifically defined as allowable by the state, LIFE University and/or clinic regulations.
o. Failing to suspend, terminate or limit the scope of involvement with a subordinate (patient/client, student, etc.) when personal problems or conflicts, or a personal relationship with the subordinate, interferes with or may interfere with the professional relationship.
3. Dishonesty. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Any conscious and/or deliberate provision of false or misleading information to a LIFE University official in the performance of their duties.
b. Any conscious and/or deliberate presentation of false or misleading testimony during a disciplinary hearing.
c. Any forgery, misuse, misrepresentation, and/or unauthorized alteration of any LIFE University or other official documents, records, or credentials. This includes, but is not limited to, the inclusion of false information on any official form or document submitted to LIFE University.
d. Any possession or use of forged or falsified identification. This includes, but is not limited to, use of another person’s identification and/or the possession of “novelty” identification that misrepresents one’s age or identity.
4. Theft. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Any appropriation or possession of property (including intellectual property (e.g. current or old tests, instructor’s notes, etc.)) by a member of the LIFE University community without the consent of the owner or person legally responsible for such property.
b. Any appropriation of items provided without charge when such appropriation exceeds reasonable limits and/or restrictions imposed by the owner or person legally responsible for such materials.
c. Any unauthorized utilization of labor and/or services provided by LIFE University.
d. Providing and/or copying printed or electronic materials not authorized by a LIFE University official. These include, but are not limited to, lab manuals, textbooks, workbooks, etc.
D. Responsibility - Along with the rights of being a member of the LIFE community comes the principle of responsibility. Every member of the LIFE community is charged with accountability for upholding the institution’s core values and expectations. Every member of the LIFE community is expected to exemplify the University’s core values.
1. Alcohol Misuse. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Any possession or use of alcohol by any person under the age of twenty-one, or any possession or use of alcohol by any person in violation of the relevant LIFE University policies.
b. Any presence on campus while under the influence of alcohol.
c. Any unauthorized manufacture or distribution of alcohol while on LIFE University premises or at any LIFE University-sponsored event.
d. Any distribution of alcohol to any person under the age of twenty-one.
e. Any act which causes a person to ingest alcohol without their knowing and valid consent.
f. Any possession on LIFE University premises of any item designed, fashioned, and/or modified to facilitate and/or disguise the use of alcohol in violation of the Standards of Conduct, whether or not the item has actually been used for such purposes.
2. Drug Misuse. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Any possession or use of any illegal drug or other controlled substance, or any possession or use of any prescription drug or other controlled substance except as directed by a licensed physician.
b. Any presence on campus while under the influence of any illegal substance.
c. Any manufacture and/or distribution or intent to distribute any illegal drug, any prescription drug, or other controlled substance without a license for such conduct.
d. Any act which causes a person to ingest any illegal or prescription drug or other controlled substance without their knowing and valid consent.
e. Any possession on LIFE University premises of any item designed, fashioned, and/or modified to facilitate and/or disguise the use of any illegal drug or other controlled substance in violation of the Standards of Conduct, whether or not the item has actually been used for such purposes.
3. Tobacco and Smoke Free Policy. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Any smoking, using, selling, freely distributing, and advertising of tobacco products and/or electronic smoking devices (ex. e-cigarettes, vapes, etc.) in all facilities and on all University property, including University-owned vehicles, and in any privately-owned vehicle parked or operated on University property.
4. Physical Misconduct. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Any act causing, or intended or likely to cause, bodily harm upon and/or unwanted physical contact with any person, regardless of intent, except in cases of self-defense. Self-defense is defined as the right to prevent suffering force or violence through the use of a reasonable level of counteracting force or violence.
5. Property Damage. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Any act causing, or intended or likely to cause, damage to property, without the knowing and valid consent of the owner or person legally responsible for such property, regardless of intent.
b. Any intentional destruction, defacement, and/or unauthorized alteration of approved materials posted or distributed in accordance with LIFE University policies. This includes, but is not limited to, bulletin boards or the materials posted on them.
6. Weapons. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. The unauthorized carrying or possession of any type of weapon, firearm, ammunition, explosive, or illegal knife (any dirk, bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, any other knife having a blade of two or more inches, straight-edge razor, razor blade with the exception of kitchen knives inside University residence halls) on the premises of LIFE University is strictly prohibited. This prohibition expressly includes those persons licensed to carry concealed firearms. In addition, and for the safety of those in the University community, other prohibited items include, but are not limited to paintball guns, projectile launchers including Air Soft@, BB guns/pistols, facsimiles of a weapon, and fireworks. The possession of non-lethal self-defense instruments (such as Mace or pepper-spray) is not prohibited; however, the reckless or inappropriate use of such devices will be considered a violation of the Honor Code.
For purposes of this policy, the premises of LIFE University are defined as any property, building, or portion of a building or property that LIFE owns or occupies, whether on a temporary or permanent basis, and any off-site premises where LIFE University is conducting any activity sponsored by the University. This includes all parking lots, parking areas, sidewalks and walkways, and all University vehicles and equipment.
b. As any object has the potential to become a weapon, LIFE University reserves the right to define a weapon based on its potential for damage or threat.
7. Sexual Misconduct. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. Non-Consensual Sexual Contact:
Is any intentional sexual touching by a person upon a person that is without consent and/or by force. Sexual Contact includes, but is not limited to, intentional contact with the breasts, buttocks, groin, or genitals, or touching another with any of these body parts, or making another touch you or themselves with or on any of these body parts; any intentional bodily contact in a sexual manner, though not involving contact with/of/by breasts, buttocks, groin, genitals, mouth or other orifice, with any object.
b. Sexual Exploitation
Occurs when a student takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for their own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of other sexual misconduct offenses. Examples of sexual exploitation include, but are not limited to:
· Invasion of sexual privacy;
· Prostituting or trafficking ;
· Non-consensual video or audio-taping of sexual activity;
· Going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as letting your friends hide in the closet to watch you having consensual sex);
· Engaging in voyeurism;
· Any act that is sexual in nature when such an act is likely to threaten any party’s health and/or safety without his/her knowing and valid consent. This includes, but is not limited to, any act that may reasonably be expected to sexually transmitted diseases and is performed when either party has failed to divulge their infection with such a disease.
· Exposing one’s genitals in non-consensual circumstances; inducing another to expose their genitals;
· Sexually-based stalking and/or bullying may also be forms of sexual exploitation.
Consent is defined as agreement that is informed and given freely. Previous relationships or instances of consent do not imply future consent. By definition, there is no consent when there is a threat of force or violence or any other form of coercion or intimidation, physical or psychological. Impairment due to the use of alcohol or drugs does not excuse failure to obtain consent. Likewise, any person incapacitated by alcohol or drug use, or who is unconscious, asleep or physically impaired is incapable of giving consent. Whether a person has taken advantage of a position of influence over another person may be a factor in determining consent.
Life University recognizes that students may be reluctant to report sexual misconduct because they themselves or witnesses they identify may have been in violation of other provisions of the Honor Code and Standards of Conduct (e.g., alcohol or drugs). In order to encourage reports of sexual misconduct, Life University may choose not pursue a disciplinary action for an alcohol or drug violation against, the Complainant, or any Student(s) who may have witnessed the incident as long as the investigation and subsequent conduct process do not reveal that witnesses involved played a role, however minor, in the sexual misconduct itself.
8. Hoverboards. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:
a. The reckless use of or endangerment of any LIFE University member.
b. The use in any LIFE University building is prohibited.