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Camping and Overnight Activities

Overnight co-ed activities that are not university sponsored such as spending the night together at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes, camping, staying in motels or cabins, and similar activities are prohibited. No overnight guests of the opposite sex are permitted at any time in single-student housing. Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action, including separation from the university.

Computer Crime

Any person who knowingly and without permission accesses or attempts to access any campus computer, computer system, computer program, or network without prior authorization is committing computer fraud. This offense may result in a misdemeanor or felony charge. Students found guilty of computer fraud may lose their campus computer access and e-mail privileges, and/or be subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion from the university.

Copyright

The use of university-owned computers, databases, servers, or the BYU-Idaho website or intranet for the storage, distribution, sharing, viewing, or transmission of copyrighted materials without permission is prohibited. Committing the previously stated offense may result in a student’s loss of campus computer access and e-mail privileges. He or she may be subject to disciplinary action, including separation from the university.

Curfew Hours

All BYU-Idaho students are to be in their own apartments by midnight every night of the week except Friday, when curfew is one o’clock a.m. When attending university functions that end later than established curfew hours, such as plays and concerts, students should be in within 30 minutes after the event is over.

Disruptive Behavior

Students involved in behavioral misconduct, abuse of administrative processes, violation of university policy or procedures, inappropri- ate classroom behavior, intimidation, threats, violence, or other inappropriate actions whether on campus, in BYU-Idaho approved housing, in community housing, in public, or in any BYU-Idaho program or activity, may be required to leave the institution or its properties when their misconduct significantly and adversely impacts the university’s ability to perform its mission or disrupts the general environment BYU-Idaho is striving to achieve.

In cases involving an individual with a disability, including mental disabilities, this policy will operate to make a determination based upon an individual’s behavior rather than upon the individual’s status of having a disability.

When it is determined that an individual is involved in significant disruptive behavior, the student will receive an appropriate sanction, including but not limited to, counsel and education, warning, proba- tion, suspension or expulsion from the university, and banning from access to university properties. Referral for criminal prosecution will be made when warranted.

Drugs and Alcohol

The use or possession of illegal substances or alcohol and associated paraphernalia is prohibited at all times. Individuals found in violation will be disciplined in accordance with current policy. Disclosure of a violation may be made to a student’s parent/guardian by the Student Honor Office or the Dean of Students Office. This disclosure can be made with or without the students’ consent if students are less than 21 years of age. There may be effects on students’ financial aid if they are convicted of controlled substance use and/or abuse.

Email

Students agree to not share their password, not send spam mail or any inappropriate material (including messages of a harassing or salacious nature), not to use their account for commercial purposes, and to keep all e-mail within the Honor Code. Students also agree not to enter the e-mail accounts of others nor send e-mail messages posing as someone they are not. Students must not harvest and provide lists of BYU-Idaho e-mail accounts to anyone.

Entertainment and the Media

Landlords, managers, and students have a responsibility to filter and block material that is suggestive, vulgar, immoral, violent, illegal, or pornographic in any way. Internet access must specifically be filtered for Adult/Mature/Tasteless content, Gambling, Nudity, Pornography, Proxy/Anonymizer (used to bypass filters), P2P/File Sharing (used for illegal downloading), Sexuality and all other inappropriate content categories.

Cable or satellite television must be filtered by R and NC-17 ratings as well as all inappropriate content categories such as Language, Nudity, Violence, and Sexual Content. Most premium movie channels are considered inappropriate and must be filtered or blocked. Specific channels that often come with basic service and must also be blocked include MTV, VH- 1, and Comedy Central. Any other visual or written material in the apartment should fall within the guidelines in For the Strength of Youth.

Firearms

BYU-Idaho prohibits the possession or use of firearms and weapons on property owned or controlled by the university, including on-campus and off-campus housing (see Idaho Code 18-3302C), and at programs sponsored by BYU-Idaho, even if they occur off campus. For the purpose of this policy, firearms or weapons include any device that can expel a projectile, and/or other dangerous weapons, including knives and swords, explosives, or other items that, in their intended use, are capable of inflicting injury. No one (employees, students, or visitors) except municipal, county, state, federal law enforcement officers, or authorized university security officers shall be permitted to possess or carry firearms or other weapons, concealed or not concealed, with or without a concealed weapon permit, while upon the properties owned or controlled by the university. Members of the campus ROTC units may possess and/or carry firearms or weapons as part of their official functions when authorized by the appropriate ROTC administrator. Authorized academic and university programs may allow the use of items that may fit the above definition of a weapon (such as archery equipment) in instructional settings on campus property when appropriate.

Harrassment, Hazing, Intimidations, or Aggressive Behavior

All forms of harassment (verbal, physical, mental or sexual), hazing, intimidation, exploitation, or aggressive behavior that threaten or endanger the physical or emotional health and safety of others is in violation of the Honor Code. Any such behavior, including poking, hitting, slapping, punching, kicking, profanity, or abusive language will not be tolerated. Participants in such behaviors are subject to university disciplinary action including separation from the univer- sity, as well as referral to law enforcement. Students who encounter these types of behavior should contact the Student Honor Office at 208-496-9300, Kimball Building Room 270 or the Dean of Students Office at 208-496-9200, Kimball Building Room 290.

Overnight Guests

Because overnight guests often cause interruption and inconvenience to others, all such guests should be cleared with the apartment manager and agreed upon by the roommates. No overnight guests of the opposite sex are permitted at any time. Each tenant shall be responsible for any damage, beyond reasonable wear and tear, to the property of the apartment complex caused by the tenant, members of the tenant’s family, or guests of the tenant.

Pets

No pets of any kind are allowed in approved housing.

Pornography

Individuals who use the Internet to share, transmit, access, view, or read pornography may lose their campus computer access and e-mail privileges and/or be subject to disciplinary action, including separation from the university.

Quiet Hours

Quiet Hours in approved housing are from 10 p.m. until 8:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and all day on Sunday. Quiet hours are designed to help students have adequate time for proper study and sleep.

Right of Access

BYU-Idaho is a private institution. Therefore all grounds, walkways, roads, parking areas, and buildings owned by the university are private property. The university retains the right and legal authority to limit or otherwise restrict access to the campus for any reason it may deem appropriate. As an educational institution, BYU-Idaho affirms its right to guard or protect employees, students, and guests from interferences that would disrupt any class, program, activity, event, or permitted function. This includes stalking or other conduct that is threatening or disruptive to students, employees, or guests on campus properties. Individuals who refuse to follow this policy will be banned from campus and be subject to arrest and prosecution for criminal trespass in violation of Idaho Code 18-7008.

Sexual Harrassment

Sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and any other sex crimes are not tolerated at BYU-Idaho on or off campus. Sexual harassment and sexual assault refers to unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment and sexual assault may include 1) unwelcome sexual advances, 2) requests for sexual favors, and 3) other verbal, non-verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment may also include denying or limiting, on the basis of sex, the student's ability to participate in or receive benefits, services, or opportunities in university programs. Sexual violence is defined as physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will or where a person is incapable of giving consent. This may include 1) rape, 2) sexual assault, 3) sexual battery, and 4) sexual coercion. All such acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX. BYU-Idaho's policy against sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking extends not only to employment situations but to academic situations as well. If a student becomes aware of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or needs assistance or information related to these allegations they should contact the Student Honor Office at 208-496-9300, Kimball Building Room 270; Dean of Students Office at 208-496-9200, Kimball Building Room 290; or Human Resources at 208-496-1700, Kimball Building Room 240. Victims of a sex crime, violence, or stalking should contact the police where the crime occurred.

Single-Student Approved Housing

All single students under the age of 27 must live in approved housing unless they live at home with their parents. Only admitted students are eligible to live in approved housing beginning in their first assigned semester. Individuals enrolled in Continuing Education who are not admitted to a track are not eligible to live in approved housing. Students who wish to live with a relative must receive an exception from the Housing & Student Living Office to live outside of approved housing. Exceptions are granted on a case-by-case basis and do not constitute an approval of the dwelling, but rather temporary approval of the living situation for the student. Exceptions are time-bound and may be withdrawn at any time. Those whose spouse has passed away or who are divorced must receive an exception from the Housing & Student Living Office to live in approved housing. Failure to comply with approved housing guidelines will result in a hold being placed on the student record. This hold may prevent a student from registering for classes, release a student from current classes, or prevent a student from acquiring transcripts.

Individuals in the following categories must seek housing in the community market: (a) those who have not been admitted as BYU-Idaho students; (b) students who have been suspended for an Honor Code violation; (c) students on academic suspension; and (d) single students with children. All students living off campus must provide the university with their current local street address while enrolled at BYU-Idaho. Students giving a false address are in violation of the Honor Code and subject to disciplinary action through the Student Honor Office, which may include suspension. For more information contact Housing and Student Living http://www.byui.edu/housing.

Visitation Guidelines

Men and women may visit in apartments of the opposite sex beginning at 10 a.m. All must leave in time to arrive at their own apartment by curfew.

Visitors need to be in compliance with the following guidelines:

  • There should always be at least three people in an apartment being visited by a member of the opposite sex.
  • Blinds/drapes should be left open during the visit.
  • Visitors of the opposite sex are not allowed in bedrooms at any time.
  • Visitors must have the approval of the roommates before being allowed in the apartment.