Alcohol & Drug Policy


(See Substance Use - Alcohol and Other Drugs below)

Bias-Motivated Incident

An act of bigotry, harassment, or intimidation involving a member of the Guilford community that a reasonable person would conclude is directed at a member or group within the Guilford community based on:

  • sex/gender,
  • age,
  • race,
  • color,
  • creed,
  • religion,
  • national origin,
  • sexual orientation,
  • identity,
  • disability,
  • genetic information,
  • military status,
  • veteran status, or
  • any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

A bias incident can occur whether the act is intentional or unintentional.

Disruptive Conduct  

Examples of disruptive conduct include but are not limited to any behavior that disrupts the academic, social, residential or job-related pursuits of members of the College community. This includes but is not limited to:

  • outbursts during an academic class;
  • verbal insults directed at a College official;
  • nudity during public events such as athletic events and admissions functions;
  • behavior that poses a direct threat to the health and safety of self or others;
  • misuse of bathroom facilities or public urination;
  • conduct which adversely and seriously affects the suitability of the student as a member of the Guilford community;
  • refusal to intervene in a situation where harm of whatever nature is being enacted (bystander);
  • and stalking. 

Disorderly Assembly

Guilford, as an academic institution, is committed to free and open inquiry into matters of social, political and economic concern and encourages the presentation of all views and dissent by orderly means. A group will not be allowed to assemble if that group’s conduct is riotous and/or impedes the normal operations of the College as determined by the President or the appropriate administrative official.


(See Substance Use - Alcohol and Other Drugs below) 

Endangering Health and/or Safety

Behaviors which create a risk of danger or direct threat to the health or safety of self or others include, but are not limited to:

  • propping residence hall doors open;
  • tampering with residence hall access systems;
  • throwing objects from or hanging from windows or balconies;
  • misuse of restroom facilities;
  • camping anywhere on campus grounds;
  • using skateboards for anything other than transportation;
  • misuse of slacklines. 

Failure to Comply

Students are required to comply with the reasonable request of College faculty and staff or agents of the College in the performance of their duties or any college policies, including disrupting any aspect of the student conduct system, failure to attend a student conduct hearing or incompletion of required sanctions.

Falsification of Information

Such falsification might include, but is not limited to:

  • forged signatures and inaccurately recorded or reported information on course registration materials
  • admissions applications
  • work-study forms
  • College records
  • student ID card documentation
  • notes from medical personnel
  • misrepresenting oneself or others through the use of College property or resources (including email, the Internet, telephone or verbally.