- General Conduct and Discipline
- Rules Governing Student Activities
A. Undergraduate Career Services
Undergraduate Career Services (UCS) offers programs designed to enable students of Yale College to further their career goals. To provide services on an equitable basis, UCS has established procedures and regulations. Violations of these standards may cause revocation of the privilege to use UCS programs and facilities.
Infractions may be referred by the director of UCS, at his or her discretion, to the Yale College Executive Committee with a request that disciplinary action be taken. Infractions include, but are not limited to, the following: altering in any manner a transcript, associated documents, or test scores; reneging on an accepted internship or full-time employment offer; signing up for an employment interview when not authorized to do so; purporting to be another person or utilizing a document of another person; and sequestering or removing materials without permission. Students are expected to keep appointments and to conform to norms of common courtesy.
The University is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that is supportive of students with disabilities. The Resource Office on Disabilities, 35 Broadway (rear entrance), room 222, facilitates individual accommodations for students with disabilities, and provides access to academic programs and activities, information on available services, and assistance with the use of those services. Students with disabilities are therefore encouraged to call or visit the Resource Office at their earliest opportunity to learn about the services available and to inform the office about their special needs. Written documentation of the disability is required for registration with the Resource Office.
Yale’s technology facilities are a valuable educational and research resource, and students are expected to respect them and to use them responsibly. All students must conform to the University Information Technology Appropriate Use Policy. Misappropriation of the network, unauthorized copying of computer software, or unauthorized use of any Yale technology facility is forbidden. Students using Yale’s computer network are required to observe federal and state copyright laws, which regulate such activities as accessing, downloading, copying, uploading, and distributing copyrighted material. Copyrighted material commonly includes, among other works, books, songs, music, films, photographic images, and videos.
Each technology facility has additional rules that govern its use. Copies of these rules are available at those facilities. Students with authorized access to these facilities are subject to the rules and should acquaint themselves with them. Violations may be punished by a suspension of the privilege of access to the facilities for a specified period of time or permanently. Such penalties may be summarily imposed by the director of the computer facilities in question or by the director’s designee.
When suspension of the privilege of using technology facilities occurs, the director or the director’s designee will so notify the student in writing, describing the evidentiary basis for the decision. A copy of this notice will also be sent to the student’s residential college dean and to the chief information officer. A student who believes that he or she has been unjustly suspended from the use of technology facilities may appeal the director’s decision to the chief information officer.
In the case of serious or repeated infractions of the facility rules, the director of the facility or the director’s designee may, at his or her discretion, refer the matter to the Yale College Executive Committee with a request that further disciplinary action be taken; infractions of the Undergraduate Regulations will be referred to the Yale College Executive Committee. In addition to University discipline, students may be subject to criminal prosecution and/or civil liability for violating provisions of applicable law.
Telephone service at Yale, both local and long-distance, is provided by Yale Information Technology Services (ITS). The telephone facilities are wholly owned and managed by the University. Yale provides telephone service to each suite in the undergraduate residences and a voicemail box for each student who lives on campus.
All telephone services and the rules governing their use are explained in the ITS Telecommunications Student Handbook. Information regarding telephone and voicemail service is available at the department’s service office located at 25 Science Park, 203-432-9644, or on the ITS Telephone Services Website. Long-distance rates are posted on the ITS Telephone Services Website and are subject to change without notice.
Students who violate any of the rules governing use of telephone services or who use long-distance telephone facilities without authorization may be subject to disciplinary action by the Yale College Executive Committee and/or criminal prosecution.
Yale University subscribes to cable television service supplied by Comcast for its educational and entertainment value. A basic set of broadcast, cable, and Yale-originated channels is included as part of the room charge. Students have the ability, on a suite basis, to subscribe to additional entertainment channels by contacting Comcast at 1-800-266-2278. Further information can be obtained from the ITS-Telecommunications office at 203-432-9644 or on the ITS Telecommunications Website.
Students who make alterations to the cable television equipment or use cable boxes not provided by Comcast are in violation of the Undergraduate Regulations. Violators will be reported to the residential college master and dean, who may also, at their discretion, request that disciplinary action be taken by the Yale College Executive Committee. In addition, such students may be subject to criminal prosecution and/or civil liability for violating provisions of applicable law, including the Federal Communications Act as amended (47 u.s.c. H553 and H605) and Connecticut General Statutes H53a-115 through -117a (“Criminal Mischief”), H53a-119 (“Larceny”), H53a-127c (“Theft of Utility or Community Antenna Television Service for Profit or Economic Gain”), and H52-564 (“Treble Damages for Thefts”).
Yale is committed to the conservation of energy in order both to decrease its consumption of the nation’s energy supply and to reduce the costs of operating the University. The University earnestly seeks the cooperation of all of its members in not wasting energy and in finding new ways to conserve it. Success in Yale’s participation in this national enterprise brings benefits to individual students, since economies in the use of energy are ultimately reflected in the fees that must be charged.
Students are urged to turn off all electrical appliances when they are not in use, including lights, stereos, television sets, and radios. Frost should not be allowed to accumulate in refrigerators, which should be unplugged during any extended period, such as the winter recess, when they are not needed. During the heating season, storm windows, windows, and doors should not be left open.
Windows, storm windows, and doors that have broken glass or do not function properly and that consequently waste heat should be reported to Physical Plant (203-432-6888), as should leaky faucets and showers and steam leaks. Malfunctioning radiators and all other heating problems should also be reported to Physical Plant.
Yale is committed to providing an environment that is both fun and safe at all athletic events. Rules governing tailgating may be found at http://www.yalebulldogs.com/information/tailgates/index.