Community Standards and Student Conduct

Section XII. Distinguishing the Student Code Provisions from Local, State and Federal Laws

Code of Student Conduct

Members of Wright State University and its visitors are subject to all University rules and regulations, including those contained in the Code of Student Conduct. Additionally, students are also simultaneously subject to all local, state, or federal laws. Any conduct that involves violation of local, state, or federal law may result in University disciplinary action as well as civil and/or criminal action. The Board of Trustees has delegated to the president and to the president's designated representatives the authority to seek the assistance of appropriate law enforcement officers, in addition to the University's Police Department to enforce University regulations and state laws for the preservation of good order on the campus.

On January 1, 1974, the Ohio Campus Disruption Act, which was originally introduced as House Bill 1219, became part of the Ohio Revised Code. House Bill 1219 contained sections that pertain to "control of campus violence." A Wright State University student arrested for one or more crimes of violence as listed under Ohio Revised Code Section 2901.01(A)(9)(a) (or an equivalent offense under a municipal ordinance) will be afforded a hearing in accordance with the ordinance to determine whether they will be suspended from the University. The law mandates that such a hearing is to take place within five days of the arrest (continuances may be granted, which may not exceed a total of 10 days) and is to be conducted by a referee appointed by the Ohio Board of Regents.

If the referee in a hearing produces a preponderance of evidence indicating that the student committed the offense, the referee may suspend the student from the University or place the student on disciplinary probation with restrictions. The period of suspension or probation is in effect until the student is acquitted or convicted in a court of law. If the student is convicted, they will be suspended from the University for not less than one calendar year, and may not attend any state of Ohio college or University for that period.

Students so convicted may be re-admitted or admitted to any other Ohio tax-supported college or university, at the discretion of the college or university's board of trustees, but only after the lapse of one calendar year following suspension and only upon terms of strict disciplinary probation. If the student is acquitted, they will be re-instated "in good standing" by the University, and the record of suspension or probation will be expunged. The initiation of a 1219 proceeding against a student does not prohibit the University from taking disciplinary action against that same student under the Code of Student Conduct for the same conduct that gave rise to the 1219 proceeding.

Ohio Revised Code 2901.01(A)(9)(a) Offenses

  1. Aggravated Murder
  2. Murder
  3. Voluntary Manslaughter
  4. Involuntary Manslaughter
  5. Felonious Assault
  6. Aggravated assault
  7. Assault
  8. Permitting child abuse
  9. Aggravated Menacing
  10. Menacing by stalking
  11. Menacing
  12. Kidnapping
  13. Abduction
  14. Extortion
  15. Rape
  16. Sexual Battery
  17. Gross sexual imposition
  18. Aggravated Arson
  19. Arson
  20. Terrorism
  21. Aggravated Robbery
  22. Robbery
  23. Aggravated Burglary
  24. Burglary
  25. Inciting to Violence
  26. Aggravated Riot
  27. Riot
  28. Inducing Panic
  29. Domestic Violence
  30. Intimidation
  31. Intimidation of attorney, victim or witness in criminal case
  32. Escape
  33. Improperly discharging a firearm at or into habitation or school safety zone
  34. Endangering children
  35. Trafficking in persons

* The above list of Ohio Revised Code Offenses may change without notice. Please refer to the most recent addition of the Ohio Revised Code for further information.