Prohibited Conduct

All students are expected to act responsibly and respectful in and outside of the classroom at all times. The following misconduct would constitute a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and result in disciplinary action.

  1. Intentionally or recklessly endangering, threatening, or causing physical harm to any person or the College

  2. Verbal abuse, intimidation, or harassment of another person or group of persons

  3. Disrespectful or disorderly conduct including, but not limited to, obscene behavior, vulgar and profane language, and inappropriate dress

  4. Fire Safety

    1. Tampering with safety alarms or equipment

    2. Failure to evacuate or provide reasonable cooperation during an emergency

    3. Knowingly creating a fire hazard that impacts the health and safety of community members

  5. Possession of a weapon on campus property and residence including, but not limited to, firearms, guns, knives, or any other object to cause harm.

  6. Drug policy

    1. Possession, use, sale, or distribution or illegal drugs

    2. Illegal sale, distribution, or abuse of legal pharmaceuticals

    3. Possession of drug paraphernalia including but not limited to any legitimate equipment, product, or material that is created or modified for making, using, or concealing illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine.

  7. Alcohol policy

    1. Possession, use, sale, or distribution of alcohol, alcoholic beverages, or alcohol-infused products.

    2. Possession of alcohol paraphernalia including but not limited to any legitimate equipment, product, or material that is created or modified for making, using, or concealing alcohol. Examples include, but are not limited to shot glasses, flasks, funnels, etc.

  8. Theft of or being in possession of student or college-owned property

  9. Vandalism, damage, destruction, or unauthorized use of student or college-owned property

  10. Trespassing or unauthorized access to BFIT grounds, buildings, classroom, or offices

  11. Failure to comply

    1. With the lawful directions of any BFIT official, staff member, faculty, or student employee who is acting in accordance with the duties of the position or who has responsibility on behalf of the college in the absence of a particular official.

    2. Refusal to identify oneself and present proper identification when requested by BFIT security or faculty/staff members

    3. With the successful completion of assigned sanctions by a Conduct Hearing Officer within the timeframe provided

  12. Gambling, including but not limited to the wagering or admission of money for other things of value, on College grounds

  13. Smoking policy

    1. Smoking anywhere inside the BFIT campus buildings or residence hall

    2. Smoking within 25 feet of any college entrance

  14. Solicitations, sales and promoting for personal gain or profit are prohibited

  15. Dishonesty Policy

    1. Providing false information to a college official

    2. Alteration or misuse of documents, including student identification cards

    3. Impersonation, misrepresentation, or fraud

    4. Plagiarism or other academic cheating or misconduct

  16. Obstruction or disruption of college activities including teaching, college services, discipline, events, and operation and maintenance of facilities

  17. Hazing, in compliance with provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 269: Sections 17, 18, 19

  18. Guest Policy

    1. BFIT students are responsible for any  violations of the Code by their guest

    2. Leaving a non-student guest unattended on campus grounds

  19. Bias-related Harassment and Discrimination Policy

  20. Sexual Misconduct Policy

  21. Social networking misconduct

    1. Posting offensive or inappropriate pictures, comments, or other information online about the College or on College-maintained websites

    2. Offensively and inappropriately representing the college online in pictures or comments

  22. Information Technology and Computer Use Policy

    1. Unauthorized use of computer accounts

    2. Using the college network to gain unauthorized access to any computer system

    3. Connecting unauthorized equipment to the campus network

    4. Unauthorized attempts to circumvent data protection schemes or uncover security loopholes

    5. Knowingly or carelessly performing an act that will interfere with the normal operation of computer, terminals, peripherals, or networks

    6. Knowingly or carelessly running or installing on any computer system or network, or giving to another user a program intended to damage or to place an excessive load on a computer system or network

    7. Deliberately wasting/overloading computing resources, such as printing too many copies of a document

    8. Violating terms of applicable software

    9. Violating copyright laws and their fair use provisions through inappropriate reproduction or dissemination of copyrighted text, images, etc, including textbooks and other academic resources

    10. Using college resources for commercial activity such as creating products or services for sale

    11. Using electronic mail to harass or threaten others

    12. Initiating or propagating electronic chain letters

    13. Inappropriate mass mailing, including “spamming,” “flooding,” and “bombing” of electronic users

    14. Forging the identity of a user or machine in an electronic communication

    15. Transmitting or reproducing materials that are slanderous or defamatory in nature or that otherwise violate exiting laws of BFIT regulations

    16. Displaying obscene, lewd, or sexually harassing images or text in a public computer lab or location that can in view of others

    17. Attempting to monitor or tamper with another user’s electronic communications, or reading, copying, changing, or deleting another user’s files or software without the explicit agreement of the owner

  23. Residence Life Policies

    1. Health and safety; excessive clutter

    2. Hall sports are not permitted anywhere inside the building

    3. Pets are prohibited

    4. Proper attire and shoes are required in the Dining Facility, lobby area, living room, mezzanine, TV room, laundry and ironing room

    5. Quiet and courtesy hours

  24. Inciting others to commit or being an accessory to commit any violations to the Code

  25. Violation of any general College policy, student life policy, residence life policy, federal, state or local law is prohibited