12 - Theft & Possession of Stolen Property

12.1 Taking and/or stealing property other than one’s own, or failing to return another’s property is theft and is prohibited. Theft of services, use of another’s PIN or student ID (800#) is also prohibited.

Range of Sanctions: Disciplinary Warning to Disciplinary Expulsion

12.2 Possession of property (considered here as stolen) is prohibited.

Range of Sanctions: Disciplinary Warning to Disciplinary Expulsion

Information: Past violations of this regulation have included possession of municipal road signs, traffic cones, construction lights, construction signs, street signs; theft of College equipment (including residence hall furniture or lounge and common area furniture on campus) or campus services (residential room use, cable, laundry, food, meals, vending machines, computer, software, telephone service); tampering with College equipment; possession or use of another person’s room key; and removal of College furniture and equipment without written authorization from the College; and any behavior that constitutes a violation of theft or possession of stolen property under federal or State laws.

Please note that some students have been charged with a violation of this regulation as a result of being in possession of stolen property and not having a traceable bill of sale of the item purchased. Students need to be careful when purchasing an item from a person not known to them, as they may be selling stolen property. If another person sells an item to you, you need to get their name, address, and phone number when you accept the purchase. Students charged with a violation of this regulation can also be charged criminally and be subject to court fines and possible incarceration.