Spring Break and the Code

Posted On March 4, 2019
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Many students look forward to spring break because it is a time to relax. The much-needed time off will help students to recharge and prepare to finish the semester. Before leaving for spring break to create exciting memories with friends, please take a look at the tips below to ensure you have a safe spring break and safe return to school.

  • Practice safer drinking: Drinking can seem synonymous with spring break, but there are lots of activities in which to participate that do not include drinking. If you choose to drink, be safe and responsible. More information can be found on the Student Health Promotion page.
  • Plan to stay with the group: If you are traveling with friends or a group make plans ahead of time to make sure everyone can stay together and stay safe. More safety tips are listed at GSUPD Safety & Security.
  • Sexual Misconduct: Know your limits and your partner’s limits. Only engage in consensual sex. Effective consent cannot be given by someone under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. There are resources available for those who are victims of sexual assault or misconduct. Know your sexual health and protect yourself from STIs by using condoms. STI testing is available on campus.
  • Social Media: Think before you post information on social media. You want to protect your location as well as your reputation. Be mindful that future employers may have access to your social media posts and pictures. Be cautious when sharing your location. People with ill intent could use this information to harm you or the people you tag on social media posts.

Please note: The Student Code of Conduct applies equally to individual Students and Student Organizations. The university has jurisdiction to hear all matters related to violation of university policy and reserves the right to take appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of the university community. The Code applies to all student conduct on university property, at university-sponsored activities and programs including those in remote and international locations, and at student organization activities, or that otherwise violates the institution’s student conduct policies, regardless as to where such conduct occurs.