Loyola University Chicago

Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Division of Student Development

Rights to Peace and Property

Commonly referenced policies pertaining to disruptions in the community, infringement upon others' rights to a peaceful community, and rights to personal and University property are listed below. For a complete list, please refer to the Community Standards.

201(5) Disruptive and Disorderly Conduct (B)
The ability of our University community, neighboring communities, and other University partners to support the academic mission of the University depends on a basic spirit of mutual respect and cooperation between students and other community members. It is therefore prohibited to intentionally or recklessly cause or provoke a disruption to academic pursuits or to infringe upon the rights, privacy, or privileges of another person or group of people in our community. Any action that disrupts the normal operations of the University is also prohibited.

Such activity includes, but is not limited to, the following:
a.    Any conduct on or off-campus that is disorderly, lewd, or indecent, or that significantly disturbs the peace and comfort of others or the University community, including but not limited to:
•    Urinating or defecating in public view or in any public or private space not intended for such a purpose;
•    Shouting slurs, epithets, or profane language in public spaces; and
•    Displaying obscene materials in public view
b.    Behavior in a classroom, instructional program, research setting, administrative office, or other University program or facility that significantly interferes with the orderly functioning of the University or prevents others from benefiting from the class or program
c.    Behavior on or off-campus, including online, that significantly interferes with the ability of others to live in a safe and reasonably peaceful environment

201(15) Neighborhood Disturbance (B)

Loyola enjoys a positive, mutually supportive relationship with its immediate neighboring residential and business communities in Rogers Park, Edgewater, Maywood, Woodstock, and abroad. To sustain those relationships into the future, Loyola students must conduct themselves as mature and responsible neighbors when off campus. Students are responsible for upholding all federal, state, and city laws and ordinances wherever they reside, travel, or socialize, especially those relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, noise, traffic, littering/trash, parking, zoning, and alcohol and drug use.

Students are prohibited from causing a disturbance in the off campus community by irresponsible or unreasonably noisy social hosting, disruptive or unruly behavior, damage to property, or other disruptive activities. Students who reside at, own, or are listed on a lease for a property where this policy is violated may be subject to disciplinary action whether or not they were actually present during the offense.


201(17) Property Damage (B)
Tampering with, defacing, or causing damage to University, public, or private property or equipment is prohibited. Students may be responsible for paying restitution for any damage they cause in addition to further disciplinary action.

201(21) Taking of Property (B or C)
The unauthorized taking (stealing, theft) of University, public, or personal property and the sale, receipt, or possession of stolen articles including services, equipment, or products are prohibited. Severity is dependent upon the estimated value of the property as determined by the conduct administrator.