Respect for the Judicial System and Legal Authority

All members of the Moravian College, Moravian Theological Seminary, and the Comenius Center community are expected to follow all institutional regulations and policies as well as all local, state, and federal laws. They also are expected to cooperate fully with all agents of the institution in the performance of their duties, to uphold the expectations of the community through individual behavior, and to refuse to shield others from the consequences of their actions.

Abuse of the legal system or failure to support legal authority includes but is not limited to:

  • Failing to respect applicable local, state, and federal laws.
  • Failing to report an off-campus citation/arrest to the institution within 10 days of citation/arrest (dean of the Comenius Center, dean of the Seminary, or vice president for student affairs/dean of students).
  • Failing to produce institutional ID for institutional authorities upon request.
  • Failing to comply with instructions or directions of institutional agents, including student staff acting in their official capacities.
  • Failing to provide truthful information to a judicial body or agent of the institution.
  • Failing to obey a summons to provide testimony before a judicial body or agent of the institution.
  • Disrupting a judicial proceeding.
  • Knowingly allowing a judicial action to proceed without cause.
  • Aiding another student in committing an act in violation of the Community Standards.
  • Violating confidentiality expected of student employees.
  • Attempting to discourage another student's participation in or cooperation with a judicial proceeding.
  • Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a judicial body.
  • Failing to comply with sanctions imposed by a judicial body or an administrative decision.