The University’s interest in enforcing its Student Code of Conduct extends beyond UM’s campus and property to off-campus functions, events, and activities that are sponsored, endorsed, or supported by the University (e.g., athletic events). Students may also be subject to disciplinary measures for conduct occurring off-campus when the behavior violates the Code and:
- Takes place while the student is acting or functioning as a representative or an extension of the University (whether or not the student has been formally designated as such); or
- Reflects negatively and directly on the University’s image or reputation or threatens to undermine public support for the University or fulfillment of its educational mission; or
- Impedes, interferes with, or compromises the University’s goals of preventing violence, promoting the health and safety of UM students and all members of the University community, and of providing timely support and resources to assist those struggling with substance abuse or addiction; or
- Conducts one’s self in a manner inconsistent with generally accepted standards of behavior, including those set forth or implicit in the University’s statutory charter, its policies, and official publications.
Procedures governing the disposition of Code of Student Conduct violations will apply to off- campus violations, but may be modified as necessary to accommodate practical considerations and limitations created by the nature of the off-campus conduct (e.g., incarceration).