Arrests & Serious Offenses
Arrests & Serious Offenses
Sexual Assault Policy: Langston University is committed to providing an institutional environment in which all persons may pursue their studies, careers, duties, and activities in an atmosphere free from all threat, unwelcome or unwanted sexual advances. Langston University does not condone sexual offenses and will not tolerate sexual offenders.
Sexual assaults are serious violations of the university’s student judicial code, faculty standards, and university employee policies. Sexual assaults are crimes under State laws, and are punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. In addition the act of sexual assault is subject to civil suit actions for damages.
Langston University will respond promptly, fairly, and decisively to all reports of sexual assault. Members of the Langston University community accused of sexual assault will be subject to university disciplinary procedures when the alleged incident has occurred on campus or when the action has occurred off campus and materially affects the learning environment or operations of the university.
Sexual assaults include the attempt or act of rape (sexual intercourse without consent, by stranger or acquaintance) forced sodomy (oral or anal sex), or forced penetration by a foreign object, including fingers. Non-penetration sexual assaults also include the act of touching an unwilling person’s intimate parts such as genitalia, groin, breast, buttocks or the clothing covering these parts, or forcing an unwilling person to touch another’s intimate parts.
The above acts constitute sexual assault when they are committed against a person’s will as evidenced by refusal of consent or through the use of force, threat, or intimidation; or against a person who, by virtue of mental incapacity or physical helplessness, is unable to give or withhold consent. This includes, but is not limited to, incapacity or helplessness caused by alcohol or other drugs, intoxication or the assailant shall not diminish the assailant’s responsibility for the sexual assault.
Alcohol Policy: The consumption or possession of beer or other alcoholic beverages on the campus, or in any university housing, or at any function sponsored by or for a student organization whether on/or off campus will result in immediate disciplinary action for the students involved. No student shall possess or consume any alcoholic beverages while on campus, nor entertain any guest who has any alcoholic beverages in his possession on campus, nor shall a student who find himself "under the influence" of alcoholic beverages return to the campus in such condition.
Drug Policy: Students attending Langston University, regardless of their age are considered to be responsible adults, capable of ever increasing maturity in effectively managing their affairs. Although Langston University, as an institution does not condone violations of the law for persons of any age, Langston University does not operate in loco parentis with regard to our students. Langston University does not view our responsibility towards students as one of solely or primarily controlling in their behavior, but rather as one of educating students to make and implement appropriate and effective decisions in their lives.
Langston University believe that no person has the right, under the influence of drugs or otherwise, to abuse the rights or endanger the health or welfare of themselves or others, or to unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, posses, or use illicit drugs, within any facility or vehicle located on university property, or at any university-sponsored or supervised activity, on or off campus.
In addition anyone who sells, possesses, uses, manufactures, or distributes illicit or controlled dangerous substances is considered to be in violation of university policy, as well as the Student Conduct Code, and the laws for the State of Oklahoma will be sanctioned appropriately. Any student who violate this standard of conduct will be subject to disciplinary proceedings by civil authorities. Depending upon the severity of the offense (and consistent with local, state, and federal laws), Langston University will impose one or more of the following disciplinary sanctions which my be deemed appropriate, ranging from but not limited to a formal reprimand, warning, fines, suspension, or dismissal from the institution. The university may also require the completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program as a portion of the disciplinary sanctions.