It is the obligation of the student to know whether collaboration is permitted.
The University will attempt to cooperate with law enforcement and other agencies in the enforcement of criminal law on campus and in the condition imposed by criminal courts for the rehabilitation of student violators. Except in cases of temporary suspension ordered by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs as hereafter provided, suspension, expulsion or other disciplinary sanction for misconduct may not be imposed without a disciplinary proceeding in accordance with these Disciplinary Procedures. Nothing in these Disciplinary Procedures shall affect the jurisdiction of the Student Court of the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN) with respect to ASUN constitutional matters, RSOs and other non-disciplinary student matters.Misconduct complaints shall be filed in the Office of Student Affairs. If the Conduct Officer determines that the misconduct alleged in a complaint warrants the institution of disciplinary proceedings, he or she shall insure compliance with these Disciplinary Procedures. In the event the Conduct Officer may be a material witness in any disciplinary proceeding or for any reason cannot perform his or her duties under these Disciplinary Procedures, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs shall appoint an acting Conduct Officer to perform such duties. The Conduct Officer shall make a preliminary investigation of each complaint to determine whether it may be disposed of without institution of disciplinary proceedings.Within 20 school days after receipt of a writer misconduct complaint against a student or RSO, the Conduct Officer must decide on one of three course of action: (a) dismiss the complaint, (b) propose an administrative disposition to the student or RSO, or (c) initiate a disciplinary proceeding before the University Conduct Board or a subordinate conduct board. The Conduct Officer may conduct an informal meeting with a student or RSO accused of misconduct to discuss the misconduct alleged.Such hazing activity shall include, but not be limited to, whipping, beating, branding, forced and prolonged calisthenics, prolonged exposure to elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, beverage, drug or harmful substance not generally intended for human consumption, prolonged sleep deprivation, or any brutal treatment of the performance of any act which endanger the physical or mental health or safety of any person. Improper Initiation Rituals, more specifically described as, intentionally adopting or implementing a practice of activity for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group or RSO that requires exertion or deprivation or embarrassment over a sustained period of time that can reasonably be expected to interfere with a student’s academic performance, or if publicly known could reasonably be expected to diminish the reputation of the group, RSO, or the University, whether within or outside of the University. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances, or drug paraphernalia, except as expressly permitted by law. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages on University premises (except as expressly permitted by the University), or public intoxication.Any practice or activity that is not publicly advertised in advance of its implementation shall be presumed to violate this section and the group or RSO shall have the burden of showing that its practice or activity does not violate this section. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstance, be used by, possessed by, or distributed to any person under twenty-one (21) years of age in the State of Nebraska. UNL Student Diversion Policy (Seeking emergency treatment for alcohol poisoning or drug reactions) While the policy diverts penalties within the Disciplinary Procedures, students may still be charged by law enforcement officials with violations of federal, state or local laws. Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on University premises or, the use of any such item, even if legally possessed, in a manner that harms, threatens or causes fear for others. Participating in an on-campus demonstration, riot or activity that infringes, or incites others to infringe, on the rights of other members of the University community, including, but not limited to, the ability to legally express oneself, to attend classes or other University activities and programs, or to engage in one’s University job duties. Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on University Premises or at University sponsored or supervised functions. Conduct that is disorderly or indecent, including public urination; breach of peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on University premises or at functions sponsored by, or participated in by, the University or members of the University community.