Public Conduct Standards

Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary have established standards of conduct for maintaining public order on the College/Seminary campus and any other College/Seminary owned properties. These principles, regulations, and procedures are in compliance with provisions of Article 129A, Section 6430 of the Education Law of the State of New York.

No member, contractor, visitor, licensee or guest of the College/Seminary community may engage in the following behaviors on College/Seminary premises:

  • Obstruction or disruption of any sanctioned and authorized College/Seminary activity.
  • Prevention of free movement, such as pedestrian or vehicular movement.
  • Possession or use of firearms and explosives; dangerous, destructive, or obnoxious chemicals; or any dangerous or apparently dangerous weapons, other than as allowed by law and College/Seminary regulations.
  • Possession or use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, or illegal drugs.
  • Detention, physical abuse, or conduct that threatens bodily harm or endangers the safety or health of any person.
  • Intentional damage or theft of College/Seminary property or the property of any person when it is located on the premises of the College/Seminary or during an authorized function of the College/Seminary.
  • Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers mental or physical health or involves the forced consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organization.
  • Entry into living quarters, private offices, or working areas of another person without expressed or implied permission of that person or of an authorized College/Seminary official; or invasion of the privacy of records, data, or communications belonging to individuals, to the College/Seminary, or to others.

Violators of these policies are subject to disciplinary action, which may result in suspension or termination. Contractors, visitors and community members are subject to ejection and criminal charges, as well as banishment from College/Seminary property.

The Office of Campus Safety is charged with the enforcement of public conduct standards. Campus Safety officers have the authority to eject and ban violators from College/Seminary property.