All Johns Hopkins University students are required to abide by the Student Conduct Code. A specific section of this code (R) refers to behavior while off campus and reads as follows:
“Students are expected to refrain from conduct… that disturbs the peace or impinges on the rights of residents of neighborhoods where students reside, including, but not limited to loud parties or excessive noise, shouting or talking that unreasonably disturbs other students or community members; public urination; drinking in public; littering or not disposing of trash appropriately; failure to reasonably maintain yard or premises.”
If the Liaison is called to investigate violations of this section, she will respond in order to evaluate the situation. If a problem is found to exist, the Liaison will then meet with any students who might be responsible for the violation and discuss options for immediately alleviating the problem. If the issue can be resolved without any further difficulties, then both the complaint and resolution are recorded by the Liaison with no further action.
If the Liaison or any other campus official is required to return to a location already visited on the same shift and the same or similar problem has reoccurred, the Liaison may immediately issue a letter of disciplinary warning to all students deemed responsible for the violation. A copy of this letter of disciplinary warning is sent to the Associate Dean of Students for further evaluation and action.
Any specific address found to be repeatedly in violation throughout the academic year, upon investigation by the Liaison, will also be issued a letter of disciplinary warning.
Students should be aware that a letter of disciplinary warning is considered to be part of the three disciplinary levels through the Dean of Student Life; warning, probation and expulsion. If a student is already on disciplinary action, receipt of a warning letter may result in probation or expulsion from school.