At the University of St. Francis, cooperation and respect among students, staff, and teachers are essential in building a positive learning atmosphere. To encourage and maintain this atmosphere, the University of St. Francis will take action against any disruptive behavior which occurs in class, in an advising office, on the school site, or in university housing.
“Disruptive behavior” means: (a) conduct which prevents other students from learning or from doing required homework; (b) words or actions which prevent the teacher from meeting the needs and goals of the class; (c) words or actions that demonstrate noncompliance with ELAP requirements; and (d) any action or word intended to hurt, harass, or offend a teacher, another student, or a staff member.
A list of some behaviors which are disruptive and therefore unacceptable at USF:
Showing disrespect or lack of courtesy towards another individual. Examples of such conduct include the following:
The actions and behavior described above are not acceptable at the University of St. Francis and will be dealt with in the following manner:
The University is guided by the University of St. Francis Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organization, and Students. These policies address a wide range of academic, social, cultural and service related activities as well as responsibilities of students while in attendance at the University of St. Francis. Additionally, they address the importance of safety and security of all members of the USF community.