Disruptive Student Conduct
Disruptive student behavior is student behavior in a classroom or other learning environment (to include both on and off-campus locations), which disrupts the educational process. Disruptive class behavior for this purpose is defined by the instructor. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, verbal or physical threats, repeated obscenities, unreasonable interference with class discussion, making/receiving personal phone calls, text messages or pages during class, excessive tardiness, leaving and entering class frequently in the absence of notice to instructor of illness or other extenuating circumstances, and persisting in disruptive personal conversations with other class members. For purposes of this policy, it may also be considered disruptive behavior for a student to exhibit threatening, intimidating, or other inappropriate behavior toward the instructor or classmates outside of class. If the instructor believes that the disruptive behavior poses a threat to the safety of the instructor or students immediately contact the Georgia State University Police at 404-413-3333.
Members of the faculty and staff may consult with the Office of the Dean of Students when addressing disruptive behavior in the class or other learning environment. The Disruptive Student Conduct in Classroom or Other Learning Environment Policy is listed in the Administrative Policies of the Georgia State University Student Code of Conduct and the Faculty Affairs Handbook. The Office of the Dean of Students must be notified of all charges and actions taken through the Disruptive Student Conduct in Classroom or Other Learning Environment Policy.