Behavior & Conduct Regulations

Each student is responsible for the policies and regulations in both the catalog and the student handbook.
1Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Narcotics
The possession or consumption of beer, wine, other alcoholic beverages, marijuana or use of illegal or harmful narcotics in any form is forbidden. A student is subject to immediate suspension for consumption or possession, whether on or off campus.
2Disorderly Assembly
Students are forbidden to gather in a manner that disturbs the public peace, incites public alarm, results in violence to a person or property, disrupts the function of the University, interferes with faculty or staff in the performance of their duties or otherwise brings disgrace or disrepute to the University. A student who encourages or participates in the formation or prolonging of such a gathering is subject to immediate suspension from the University.

Individual students, organizations or groups of students who disturb the peace, destroy, molest, deface or remove University property, or injure a person under the guise of initiation, pledging, student celebrations or for any other purpose will be subject to disciplinary action and assessed damages by the Dean of Men or Dean of Women.
3Falsification of Records/Reporting
Students who knowingly falsify or help falsify any official University record are subject to rejection of application, cancellation of registration or suspension from the University. University records include enrollment or academic records, addresses, motor vehicle registration, class excuses, sign-outs, sign-ins, student IDs, etc. Any student who directly or indirectly reports a fire, bomb or other life-threatening situation when said situation does not exist shall be subject to extreme disciplinary actions. Persons involved directly or indirectly in such actions are also subject to the criminal penalties of a misdemeanor as determined by Oklahoma Criminal Law (Title 21-1851, 1853).
4Gambling or Raffles
Gambling in any form is not permitted on campus, in a University building or student residence or at any function sponsored by a student organization.
5Hazing
Any form of physical or mental abuse inflicted by a student or group of students on another person subjects those involved to immediate suspension.
6Horseplay
Any activity that is disruptive or damaging in the residence halls or anywhere else on campus is prohibited. No skateboards shall be used or balls thrown in the areas of the residence halls, Hamill Student Center, other buildings on campus or in the parking lots. Scooters, roller skates and roller blades are not permitted anywhere on University property. Water balloons and devices to project water balloons are strictly prohibited on campus. Vandalism to rooms, walls, residence halls, etc., will result in disciplinary action, as well as charges for repair.
7Incendiaries
Students may not possess or use firecrackers, explosives, incense or strike a fire in any University building or residence hall, except as such use is officially approved for University programs. Violators are subject to disciplinary action or immediate suspension.
8Laws
All students are expected to abide by local, state and federal laws. Particular attention is called to laws pertaining to theft, possession of liquor, drunkenness, gambling, forgery, passing worthless checks and use of illegal drugs. Students charged with a felony are subject to immediate suspension. Conviction of a felony results in automatic suspension.
9Life Safety Equipment
Any student who tampers with Life Safety Equipment will be subject to a minimum $250 disciplinary fine. Additional action could include the student being requested to withdraw from the University. Life Safety Equipment shall include the following: sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, pull boxes, fire horns and electrical closets.
10Membership in Organizations
No student may belong to a campus organization that has not been approved by the University. Secret and closed societies are prohibited. Membership in such organizations results in disciplinary action. No organization may prohibit a student’s membership on the grounds of race, color, ethnic origin, sex, age or religious affiliation. All campus organizations must be properly registered and approved through Student Development.
11Nighttime Jogging
All nighttime jogging (beginning 30 minutes before sunset and ending 30 minutes after sunrise) will be done on the lighted jogging track north of the Aerobics Center.
12Passing Worthless Checks
Students are subject to suspension from the University for intentional passing of worthless checks or failure to make good, within a reasonable period of time, a worthless check unintentionally passed. Students will be assessed a fee for worthless checks passed to University offices or departments. If any of the checks passed at Student Accounts are returned for insufficient funds, the check-cashing privileges of the student will be revoked automatically. Worthless checks reported by area businesses or individuals will be handled in the same manner. Passing of worthless checks may result in possible disciplinary action. A $25 return check fee is added to each worthless check received by these areas. Returned checks and fees must be repaid by cash, cashier’s check or money order upon notification.
13Personal Behavior
Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of integrity, honesty, modesty and morality. Honesty and honor constitute measures of individual worth. Certain behaviors are expressly prohibited in Scripture and therefore should be avoided by members of the University community. They include theft, lying, dishonesty, gossip, slander, backbiting, profanity, vulgarity (including crude language), sexual promiscuity (including adultery, any homosexual behavior, premarital sex), drunkenness, immodesty of dress and occult practices. The Scriptures further teach that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit; it should be treated at all times with utmost respect and care to avoid personal harm. Students may not frequent or work at places of entertainment or other places the nature or reputation of which might bring discredit to the student or University. Students who disobey these University rules are subject to automatic suspension.
14Personal Health
Students engaging in any behavior that is considered unhealthy or that could potentially harm their person or that of another, are subject to disciplinary action and possible suspension from the University.
15 Pets Other than Service Animals
Pets are not permitted on campus or in University housing. Students in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action. Permission for service animals must be obtained from the Office of Student Resources.
16Profanity
Profanity is strictly prohibited. Its use subjects the student to disciplinary action.
17Recreation After Hours
The Aerobics Center and the lighted tennis courts are open until midnight for recreation and exercise. Students are not permitted to engage in other recreational activity near residence halls or other campus buildings after hours.
18Selling/Solicitation
No selling or solicitation on campus is allowed without written permission from the Vice President for Student Life.
19Smoking, Illegal Drug Use, Substance Abuse
A student is subject to immediate suspension for smoking, chewing or other use of tobacco or tobacco substitutes, chemical substances or inhalant drugs or the possession of the same. Abuse of prescription or nonprescription substances is strictly prohibited and subjects a student to immediate suspension
20Social Dancing
The ORU administration recognizes that opinions vary among Christians as to the propriety of social dancing. However, the following official University policy has been established: social dancing is not permitted on campus, and members of the student body are prohibited from using ORU’s name in planning or sponsoring social dances of any kind off campus.
21Sponsored Recreational Activities
The University will not officially sponsor activities that may endanger the lives of its students. High-risk activities, such as canoeing, float trips, river rafting, water skiing, rock climbing, cliff diving, hang gliding, bungee jumping, spelunking and mountain climbing/hiking are prohibited. There may also be other activities that could be deemed as inappropriate.

Clubs and organizations are required to complete an Activity Request form. Wings on the residence halls are required to complete a Wing Retreat form. Sponsors must be approved prior to the event. Forms may be picked up in the Student Development office.
22Telephone Fraud
Any student suspected of fraud involving the use of telephone privileges will be referred to the Vice President for Student Life. If the student is found to be responsible for unauthorized calls, the following disciplinary action shall be implemented:

  • An automatic $250 disciplinary fee will be applied to the student’s account. The student will also be held responsible for restitution of all balances resulting from fraudulent use of the telephone service.
  • The student will have until the end of the current semester to resolve the balance, and his or her phone service will be disconnected until the bill is paid in full. All unresolved outstanding balances shall be treated in accordance with current policy.
23Unauthorized Entry
Students who enter University buildings, areas or residence rooms without proper written authorization are subject to suspension.
24Unauthorized Publications
Any student who publishes, writes or distributes (or is involved any other way in) publications or petitions that do not have the written authorization of the Vice President for Student Life will be subject to disciplinary action and possible suspension from the University. Students involved in promoting or participating in forms of protests, such as wearing armbands, will also be subject to disciplinary action and possible suspension from ORU.
25Unauthorized Use of Copy Machines
Students making unauthorized copies on copy machines are subject to disciplinary action and possible suspension from the University. The person using the copy machine is liable for any violation of copyright law.
26Unauthorized Use of Public Address System
Students are not to use a public address system without permission from proper authorities. Students violating this rule will be disciplined accordingly.
27Using the ORU Name
The use of the University’s name, letterhead or influence on behalf of any individual or groups of individuals in the University community is strictly prohibited.
28Video Equipment
Students cannot utilize University lobbies, classrooms or hallways for viewing movies on VCRs or DVD players. All movies shown on campus must reflect the lifestyle of ORU and cannot contain pornographic material.