2.8 Safety and Health Policies

2.8.6 Campus Disciplinary Actions and Arrests

2.8.6 Campus Disciplinary Actions and Arrests

2.8.6.1 Definitions

Source for definitions: FBI Uniform Crime Report Handbook.

2.8.6.1.1 Crimes

Aggravated Assault - An unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness. Note that an unsuccessful attempt to commit murder would be classified as an aggravated assault.

Arson - Willful or malicious destruction of property by fire or explosion with or without intent to defraud.

Burglary - The unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft. Note that forced entry is not a required element of the offense if the entry is unlawful (constituting a trespass). Burglary may be accomplished via an unlocked door or window and includes unsuccessful attempts to commit burglary where force is employed, or where a perpetrator is frightened off while entering an unlocked door or climbing through an open window.

Motor Vehicle Theft - The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Negligent Manslaughter - The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Robbery-The taking, or attempting to take, of anything of value under confrontation circumstances from the control, custody, or care of another person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear of immediate harm.

Sex Offenses, Forcible - Any sexual act directed against another person forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

  1. Forcible Rape: The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of the victim's temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his or her youth).
     
  2. Forcible Sodomy: Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of the victim's youth or because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
     
  3. Sexual Assault with an Object: The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of the victim's youth or because of his or her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
     
  4. Forcible Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of the victim's youth or because of his or her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible - Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.

  1. Incest: Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
     
  2. Statutory Rape: Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
2.8.6.1.2 Disciplinary Action

Alcohol Violation - Ithaca College adheres to all New York State laws regarding alcoholic beverages. Alcohol violations in this section violate either New York State law, College policy, or both.

Drug-Related Violations - Ithaca College adheres to all New York State and Federal laws regarding drugs. The possession, use, manufacture, purchase, distribution, or sale of prohibited and controlled substances, including, without limitation, illegal drugs without a prescription, is prohibited and cause for disciplinary action.

Illegal Weapons Possession - College policy and New York State law prohibit the possession of any type of weapon, including fireworks and spring-loaded or gas-powered pellet, BB, or paint-ball guns. Minor violations are handled through the College's disciplinary system.

2.8.6.1.3 Arrests

Alcohol Violations (Liquor Law) - Violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages (with the exceptions of drunkenness and driving under the influence of alcohol).

Drug Abuse - Violations of laws prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices used in their preparation and/or use.

Weapons Possession - Violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices, or other deadly weapons.

Last Updated: June 1, 2008