Behavioral Standards & the Kettering University Code of Student Conduct

The Kettering University Code of Student Conduct represents a body of behavioral standards for all students. These standards are strictly and vigorously enforced by the University to ensure members of this educational community a productive, safe, and equitable environment for growth and development. The University expects its students to conduct themselves as mature individuals while enrolled at Kettering wherever they are located, including on campus, at home, and in their work section communities.

Students are expected to comply with all University regulations governing student conduct and the use of University property and facilities. Kettering University has the right to take action and investigate any offense that involves our students, either as victims reporting or students accused of violating the Code of Student Conduct or any federal, state, and/or local laws/ordinances. The Code of Student Conduct extends to students at their places of co-op employment. We expect students to honor their co-op employer’s standards for workplace demeanor and may impose our Judicial Affairs procedures upon any student charged by an employer with workplace misconduct.

Conduct for which students may be subject to judicial action falls into, but is not limited to, the following categories:

1. Endangering people or their property.

2. Obstructing the normal functions of Kettering University or a co-op employer.

3. Theft or damage to property, including intellectual property, of Kettering University, a co-op employer, or any individual.

4. Any willful damage to the reputation or psychological well-being of others.

5.Threatening, intimidating, harassing, coercing, or verbally abusing another.

6. Any physical violence directed at any member of the Kettering University community or a co-op employer’s.

7. Unauthorized entry to, use of, or occupancy of Kettering University facilities or a co-op employer’s.

8. Any dishonesty, cheating, forgery, plagiarism, or alteration of, or misuse of Kettering University documents, records or identification, or a co-op employer’s.

9. Computer misuse, while on academic or work term, at the University or at co-op employment, including but not limited to:

  • Theft or other abuse of computer operations.
  • Unauthorized entry into a file to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.
  • Unauthorized transfer of a file or files.
  • Unauthorized use of another individual’s identification and/or password[s].
  • Use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member, or university official.
  • Use of computing facilities to send obscene or abusive messages.
  • Use of computing facilities to interfere with the normal operation of the University’s or a co-op employer’s computer system.

10. Violation of applicable public laws while on Kettering University owned property, University or student-sponsored or supervised functions, a co-op employer’s owned or controlled property, or at a co-op employer-sponsored or supervised function.

11. Possession or use on campus or at a place of co-op employment of firearms, explosives, explosive fuels, dangerous chemicals or other dangerous weapons, except as specifically authorized by Kettering University or a co-op employer.

12. Use, possession, or distribution of narcotics or controlled substances except as expressly permitted by law.

13. Possession or use of alcohol on Kettering’s campus; any underage possession or use of alcohol.

14. Failure to comply with directions of Kettering University or co-op employer officials acting in performance of their duties.

15. Conduct which adversely affects the student’s suitability as a member of the Kettering University and/or co-op employment communities.