Disruptive Behavior

Definition: Behavior that is not conducive to the teaching and learning process (either in the classroom or in other settings such as labs or advising), and that interferes with the functions and services of the University. These behaviors are typically a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.


  • Verbal aggression toward the instructor or students
  • Loud or disrespectful comments
  • Inappropriate use of technology in the classroom (e.g. viewing illicit web sites during class)
  • Being intoxicated or under the influence of substances
  • Frequent interrupting of lecture
  • Pressured speech
  • Bizarre or odd behavior
  • Pervasive attendance problems
  • Frequent conflict with office mates
  • Sexual harassment