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Dress and Grooming Students' dress or grooming may not materially and substantially interfere with normal school operations. Students with clothing that is considered lewd, offensive, or derogatory in the opinion of the Vice President of Student Affairs may be asked to change or leave the campus. Firearms, Fireworks, and Explosives With the exception of commissioned peace officers and security personnel licensed to carry weapons, the possession and/or use of firearms is prohibited on the Lee College campus. Fireworks and explosives are likewise prohibited on the campus. Gambling Gambling in any form is prohibited on college property. Gangs Gang activity is prohibited on College property and College transportation and at College events on and off campus. It is a first-degree felony for people 17 years of age and older if they knowingly initiate, organize, plan, finance, direct, manage, or supervise a criminal street gang or members of a criminal street gang with the intent to benefit, promote, or further the interests of the street gang. hazing Hazing is a crime punishable under state law and is prohibited by Lee College policy. Hazing includes any intentional, knowing, or reckless act, occurring on or off the campus by one person alone or acting with others, directed against a student, that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are or include students of Lee College. Hazing includes but is not limited to: • Any type of physical brutality; • Any type of physical activity, such as sleep deprivation, exposure to elements, confinement in a small space, calisthenics; • Any activity involving consumption of a food, liquid, alcoholic beverage, liquor, drug, or other substance which subjects the students to an unreasonable risk of harm or which adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student; 48 • Any activity that intimidates or threatens the student with ostracism, that subjects the student to extreme mental stress, shame, or humiliation; • Any activity that induces, causes, or requires the student to perform a duty or task which involves a violation of the Penal Code. • A person commits an offense if the person: - Engages in hazing; - Solicits, encourages, directs, aids, or attempts to aid another in engaging in hazing; - Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly permits hazing to occur; or - Has firsthand knowledge of the planning of a specific hazing incident involving a student, or firsthand knowledge that a specific hazing incident has occurred, and knowingly fails to report the incident to the Vice President of Student Affairs. Consent is not a defense against a charge of hazing. It makes no difference whether the person against whom the hazing was directed, consented to, or acquiesced in the hazing activity. Anyone associated with and/or involved in hazing activities will be subject to disciplinary action by the College and possible criminal charges. Roller Skates, Roller Blades, and Skateboards Lee College prohibits the use of roller skates, roller blades, and skate boards on its campus. Smoking Lee College prohibits smoking inside any building, classroom, restroom, hallway, elevator, and within 15 feet outside of the entrance to any building. Smoking areas are designated in outside areas. Vandalism Students who deface or damage school property are subject to disciplinary action and shall be required to pay in full the cost of the damages. Academic honesty Academic honesty is essential to the maintenance of an environment where teaching and learning take place. It is also the foundation upon which students build personal integrity and establish standards of personal behavior. Lee College expects and encourages all students to contribute to such an environment by observing the principles of academic honesty outlined in the College's Academic Honesty Code.

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