Chapman University has standards of behavior that apply to all students and student organizations associated with the University. The Student Conduct Code, which sets forth these standards, includes a Breach of Peace policy. The Breach of Peace policy outlines expectations for student behavior in line with Chapman's commitment to positively contributing to our greater community. Please review the Breach of Peace policy brochure for more information.
According to the Student Conduct Code, the Breach of Peace policy is defined as follows:
Breach of Peace – As a part of the larger community that surrounds the University, students are expected to abide by all city ordinances and act with respect and civility toward neighbors and their property. The following behaviors are prohibited:
- Conduct which is disorderly and/or disruptive, as defined by applicable laws or by the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students or the Vice President’s designee.
- Aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace.
- Individual or group activities that result in disturbance or distress to others or that cause damage or destruction to property (e.g., hosting gatherings with large numbers of people in attendance, gatherings that violate city or county ordinances or laws, guests gathering in yards, sidewalks, or other outdoor areas, etc.).
- Entering another’s land or property without permission.
Note: Public Safety Officers may videotape exceptionally large, loud and disruptive off-campus gatherings. The resulting videotape may be submitted as evidence in a hearing regarding potential misconduct by the respondent. If it is alleged that the videotape has evidence of an assault, sexual assault, or other acts of violence, the Vice President and Dean of Students or designee may review the tape as part of its investigation into the allegation.