38 Code of Conduct

Policy Statement (Board Approval Date:  03/22/11)

  1. Philosophy: Employees of MSC are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which will reflect credit to the College, the community, and themselves.  The Employee Code of Conduct is designed to balance the rights and needs of the employee with his/her responsibility of College regulations and to local, state, and federal laws.
  2. Code of Conduct: Employees of MSC are to abide by College regulations, by federal law, by state law, and, by local ordinances while on College property, and participating in College-sponsored activities, either on or off campus, or while sponsoring students engaged in an activity sanctioned by the College.  “College-sponsored” is defined as any activity on or off campus that is initiated, approved, or supervised by the College in which students are involved.
  3. Prohibited Conduct: Prohibited conduct on campus, at any off-campus center of the College or at any College-sponsored activity may include, but is not limited to:
    1. Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages while sponsoring student groups.
    2. Unlawfully manufacturing, selling, possessing, distributing, dispensing, using, or purchasing a controlled substance.
    3. Unlawfully conspiring, negotiating, or arranging to purchase, sell, possess, distribute, dispense, or use a controlled substance.
    4. Being under the influence of a controlled substance not authorized by a physician.
    5. Illegal conduct, lewd or indecent conduct unbecoming to a College staff member, or conduct damaging to College’s public relations.
    6. Refusal to obey the normal and/or emergency instructions of law enforcement officials or other proper authorities.
    7. Unlawful or unauthorized use, carrying, or possession of firearms, explosives, or other potentially dangerous weapons on property owned or leased by the College except within the parameters of assigned work.
    8. Acts of verbal or written abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or other conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working and/or educational environment.
    9. Engaging in prohibited or unauthorized social networking and/or social media which demeans the credibility and dignity of Murray State College.
  4. Violations: Violations of any of these regulations will result in disciplinary action.


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