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Off-Campus Jurisdiction Information for Residents of College Park

The College Park Resident Guide, is provided to residents of the city of College Park from College Park's city council. It is intended for residents and neighbors of the College Park campus. Information regarding the University's expansion of the Code of Student Conduct can be found in this document (see Page 34).

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The University of Maryland revised the Code of Student Conduct in May 2013 to include misconduct that occurs off-campus. There was increasing concern over the limitations of the Code to address certain types of misconduct off-campus such as physical assaults, sexual assaults, and acts of hazing.
Examples of off-campus misconduct that could be referred to the Office of Student Conduct include, but are not limited to,
  • rioting                         
  • sexual misconduct (sexual assault, harassment, stalking, etc.)
  • hazing             
  • possession/use of weapons
  • illegal drug use and/or distribution                  
  • cyber-bullying            
  • hosting large parties with excessive noise     
  • distribution of alcohol to minors         
  • destruction or damage to property
  • assault
What to do if you witness misconduct:
1.    Call the Police (911) if it is a crime. 
2.    Call Code Enforcement at 240-487-3570 to report noise complaints during business hours Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., or to the Code Enforcement Hotline at 240-487-3588 after hours. A Code Enforcement Officer is on duty during certain evening and weekend hours.
You are advised to contact the Police or Code Enforcement officers to respond rather than confront
misconduct and possibly risk your safety!

TO REPORT AN INCIDENT TO THE UNIVERSITY (in addition to calling local law enforcement):
Any person may report an incident to the Office of Student Conduct at the University!
To report an incident to the Office of Student Conduct please click here for report form .
When filing a report with the Office of Student Conduct PLEASE summarize the incident and write the facts of the incident. Be as specific as possible.

Sanctions for Students:
Students found responsible for off-campus misconduct are subject to the same consequences and penalties as misconduct that occurs on campus including dismissal from the University. They may also face criminal action from area law enforcement.