Destructive Groups

Coppin State University encourages the formation and continued existence of student organizations and clubs, which provide students with the opportunity to participate in their educational experience beyond the classroom. In making this opportunity available to the student population, Coppin has the obligation to ensure the fundamental rights of individual members of the groups.

Accordingly, Coppin prohibits individuals or the groups collectively from engaging in verbal or physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the mental or physical health or safety of any person, or which destroys public or private property, for the purpose of recruitment, initiations, decision into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group or organization, including but not limited to acts of hazing which are prohibited by law.

Violations of the policy will result in withdrawal of the organization's charter and/or institutional recognition for un-chartered groups and will subject individuals who engage in prohibited behaviors to the disciplinary procedures set forth in the Student Code of Conduct.