9 - Explosives/Fireworks

Philosophy and Rationale

The College considers the use and/or possession of explosive devices and fireworks to be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

9.1 a. Explosives or explosive devices containing an explosive or inflammable compound of any tablets or other devices commonly used and sold as fireworks, or any substance or combination of substances or articles prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, are prohibited on campus (with exception of a College-sanctioned event) in accordance with NYS Penal Law Article 270. In addition, compressed gases and flammable liquids may not be stored in residence halls.

Range of Sanctions: Disciplinary Warning to Disciplinary Expulsion

Information: The College considers use or possession of fireworks as a dangerous act and violators will be subject to disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution. This regulation may be conditionally waived for temporary periods by the College president for College-sanctioned public fireworks displays.

Administration of Severe Incidents: Individuals charged with this violation that have allegedly placed others in significant harm’s way (e.g., the use of explosives to cause harm to another) will have this matter heard by the Student Conduct Committee.

9.1 b. Arson: The deliberate setting of a fire on College property is a very serious offense. Such behavior that is prohibited under this regulation includes, but is not limited to, creating or causing a bonfire, lighting trash, and lighting materials on a bulletin board or a door. These actions will be treated as deliberate attempts to start a fire.

Range of Sanctions: Disciplinary Suspension to Disciplinary Expulsion