A major offense merits any of the sanctions defined in Section 2 (A) and includes the following:
(1.) Any conduct which threatens or endangers the health, and/or safety of any person within the University premises or which adversely affects the students’ acceptability as a member of the academic community such as:
a. Carrying around or using explosive or deadly weapons such as guns or bladed weapons or bringing in, carrying or in possession of deadly weapon outside the University during an academic function or school activity.
b. Intimidating, by covert or overt act, any student, faculty or staff member, or administrative personnel.
c. Threatening, assaulting or insulting any student, faculty or staff member, or school authority.
Threatening another with any act amounting to a crime, delict or wrong, or with the infliction of any injury or harm upon his person, honor or dignity.
Any kind of provocation that results in heated verbal or physical confrontation between students and group of students.
d. Defaming any student, faculty member, employee or school authority.
e. Behaving abusively towards any student, faculty member, employee or school authority. Gross acts of disrespect in words or in deed that tend to put the University or any administrator, member of the faculty, staff, security guards, or students vested with authority (e.g. council officers and student assistants) and visitors in ridicule or contempt.
f. Causing outsiders to assault any bona fide member of the University family (whether student or employee) or to commit acts contrary to existing regulations.
g. Brawls within the University premises or outside the University during an academic function or school activity.
h. Inflicting physical injuries on another inside the University premises or outside the University during an Academic function or school activity.
(2.) Hazing or physical injuries for the purpose of initiation, admission or continuance of membership in any organization, society or group, whether open or secret. For this purpose, the members who, being present, and committed in their presence, shall be liable whether they actually participated in the actual hazing or not. The officers or advisers of the organizations, society or group, shall be liable, whether or not they are present during the hazing incident.
(3.) Forcefully or illegally occupying or using any University property whether field, park, building, lot or any other place.
(4.) Destroying, defacing, or stealing any University property.
Vandalism. Vandalism shall mean the destruction of property belonging to the university or to an administrator, a member of the faculty, staff, another student or to a visitor while on campus.
(5.) Tampering with or forging school records, documents, transfer forms, CPU ID or using forged records or transfer credentials or intentionally making a false statement of any material fact, or practicing fraud or deception in connection with anything that pertains to the University.
(6.) Tampering with official notices, announcements, etc., posted on bulletin boards or displayed streamers.
(7.) Fraudulent representation of the University such as:
Representing the University or any of its faculties, schools, colleges, or departments without proper authorization or for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose; Using any identity symbols or identification cards of the University without proper authorization or for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose.
(8.) Producing and/or distributing written, printed or mimeographed materials containing language that is defamatory, slanderous, libelous or subversive in nature.
(9.) Engaging in immoral acts such as:
Being found in possession or caught viewing obscene or immoral literature or pornographic materials including accessing Internet sites that do not correlate to any specific subject or course within the University; Caught in any sexual act or conducting oneself lewdly including acts of public display of physical intimacy.
(10.) Cheating and committing plagiarism and other forms of dishonesty.
Cheating in any form during a written examination, test, or quiz. The act of cheating includes but is not limited to the following:
a. Unauthorized use of notes or any material relative to the examination, quiz or test whether the student actually uses them or not.
b. Copying or allowing another to copy from one’s examination papers. In latter case, both parties are liable.
c. Glancing or looking at another student’s examination paper, or allowing another student to glance or look at his or her examination paper.
d. Communicating with another student or any person in any form during an examination, quiz or test without permission from the teacher or proctor. This includes leaking examination questions to another or other student.
e. Having somebody else take an examination or test for one’s self or prepare a required report or assignment. If both parties are students, both are liable.
All works submitted (homework assignments, papers, examinations) are expected to be the students’ own work. Students should always take great care to distinguish their own ideas and knowledge from information derived from sources. The term “sources” include not only published primary and secondary material, but also information and opinions gained directly from other people. The responsibility for learning the proper forms and citations lies within the individual student. Quotations must be properly placed within quotation marks and must be completely acknowledged. Whenever ideas or facts are derived from a student’s reading and research, the sources must be indicated.
A student who retains or draws on ideas or facts used in another paper that he or she is writing, or has written, must cite that other paper as a source. A computer program written to satisfy a course requirement is, like a paper, expected to be an original work of the student submitting it. Copying a program from another student or any other source is a form of academic dishonesty, as is deriving a program substantially from the work of another.
A student’s paper and other works are expected to be submitted in only one course. If the same or similar work is to be submitted in any other course, a prior written permission of the instructor must be obtained.
(11.) Coming to school under the influence of liquor or any prohibited substance and/or bringing/ consuming in the campus these substances, or bringing/consuming these substances outside the University during an academic function or school activity. Unauthorized bringing in, carrying, possession or use of drugs or chemicals included in the list of prohibited drugs at the NBI or prohibited under the Dangerous ACT of 1972 or R.A. No. 6425, as amended, or possession of any related drug without proper prescription inside the university premises or outside the University during an academic function or school activity.
(12.) Smoking on campus.
(13.) Gambling or betting in any form inside the premises of the University or gambling or betting in any form outside the University during an academic function or school activity.
The following are also considered as major offenses:
1.) All other acts against any person or property, specified under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines, including violation of Republic Act. No. 7877, otherwise known as the Anti-sexual Harassment Act of 1995, within the premises and jurisdiction of the University.
2.) Acts committed which brings the University’s name into disrepute such as public and malicious imputation of a crime or of a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status or circumstance, tending to cause dishonor, discredit or contempt to the name of the University.
3.) Cases where the offenses are committed by the students outside the University premises where such cases involve the status of the offender as a student of the University, or affect the good name or reputation of the University, or disrupt its regular academic process.
4.) Deliberate disruption of the academic function or a school activity which tends to create disorder, tumult, breach of peace or serious disturbance not necessarily connected with any academic function or school activity.
5.) Habitual disregard or willful violation of established policies, rule or regulations consisting in the commission of three (3) minor offenses of the same kind or nature.
6.) Unauthorized collection or exaction of money, checks, or other instruments as equivalent of money, in connection with matters pertaining to the University.
7.) Commission of five (5) minor offenses of different kinds or nature.
8.) Membership in fraternity or sorority by Elementary, High School or Freshmen College students. This includes membership in any organization not recognized by the University and subscribes to violent acts.
9.) Encouraging students to violate their non-fraternity contracts by inviting them to join a fraternity, sorority or any organization not recognized by the University.
10.) Willful failure to comply with summons issued for purposes of investigation conducted in connection with discipline-related offenses.
11.) Computer security breach: accessing a University computer or computer network without authority or beyond authorized cases. Acts that constitute computer security breach include but are not limited to the following:
a. altering information, (e.g. changing the password of someone else’s account and changing data files beyond one’s authorized access, etc.), damaging or destroying information (e.g. deleting someone else’s file, etc.);
b. introducing false information (e.g. using someone else’s account and sending offensive mail, etc.);
c. preventing authorized information; or
d. preventing normal operation (e.g. changing the configuration or CMOS set-up of a PC, introducing computer virus, etc.) of computers or computer networks of the University.
Computer password disclosure: Disclosing password or similar access information to a computer network of the University or any institution to which the university has authorized connection knowing that the disclosure is without authorization from the Director, University Computer Services Center.
12.) Perjury, defined as testifying falsely in any administrative proceedings or knowingly making untruthful statements in documents under oath when such oath is required.
13.) Any form of student or student organization-related misconduct whether committed within or outside University premises which directly or indirectly affects the good name of the University.
A minor offense, which merits any of the sanctions defined in Section (B), includes the following:
1. Not wearing CPU identification card (ID) on campus or lending ID to another or using someone else’s ID. Students who willfully refuse to present their ID when asked by a faculty member or discipline officer shall be reported to the Dean/Principal who summons the student to his/her office.
2. Disturbing or disrupting classes and programs, directly or indirectly by voice or presence.
3. Violating traffic rules for motorists.
4. Littering inside the campus.
5. Use of cell phones inside the classrooms during classes and any assembly area during convocations/meetings.
6. Behaving discourteously towards any student, faculty member, employee or school authority.
7. Wearing of inappropriate attire within University premises.