Vandalism Policy

Vandalism is defined as any intentional behavior that causes destruction of College and/or private property. Examples of vandalism include  but are not limited to destruction of signs, tearing down bulletin boards, graffiti, and damage to furniture. All vandalism is strictly prohibited and students or groups found responsible for vandalism will be subject to disciplinary and/ or legal action.  

Whenever possible, repair or replacement costs will be assessed to the individual(s) responsible; repair or replacement costs for vandalism caused by guests and/ or visitors will be assessed to the student responsible for the guest/ visitor. When this is not possible, costs will be shared by the smallest identifiable group of the residents within a building, floor, room, or suite. Examples of vandalism that may result in shared costs distributed within a community include, but are not limited to, bulletin boards ripped off walls, ceiling tile damage, paint in stairwell landings, etc. 

Destruction, tampering, and theft of campus signs are considered acts of vandalism and are strictly prohibited. Campus signs include, but are not limited to restroom, parking, and office signs as well as room numbering, traffic signs, and Greek or small housing signs. Sanctions for destruction, tampering, and theft of signs may include educational sanctions and sign replacement costs. 

Additionally, acts of vandalism that target individuals or groups, or destroy, tamper with, and/or remove signs that provide an accommodation for members of the campus community will result in charges of discriminatory behavior under the Harassment Policy and/or Equity Grievance Policy and Procedures . Examples of discriminatory vandalism include but are not limited to destruction, tampering with, or theft braille or gender inclusive restroom signs and graffiti that uses language which is prohibited under the Harassment and Equity Grievance Policies.

Last Updated 7/26/16