General Campus Rules and Regulations
Oglethorpe students should abide by federal, state and local
laws. Behavior anywhere on campus which would be in violation of
such laws may subject an individual to University disciplinary
procedures and sanctions. Such behavior includes, but is not limited
to, violence, disorderly conduct, disruptive behavior, vandalism,
theft, acts that may result in harm to oneself or others, and other
In addition, there are specific campus rules which students
must know and heed.
- No type of gun (including, but not limited to, pistols,
rifles, air and pellet guns, and paintball guns), illegal knife,
or other weapon may be kept in the student's room or vehicle on
- The possession or discharging of explosives, fireworks, or
other hazardous materials on campus is in violation of the laws of
Georgia and is prohibited.
- Excessive noise during any hour will be considered a major
infraction of the rules. Specific quiet hours are posted as
- Oglethorpe is transitioning to a tobacco-free campus. Smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings, including classrooms, offices, meeting rooms, lounge areas, rest rooms, corridors, stairwells, the library, all residence halls (including the Traer courtyard), the field house, Greek housing, the student center and any other interior spaces in buildings. During the transition, smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas. All smokers should dispose of cigarette butts in the proper receptacles. Hookahs are not permitted on campus.
- Students are not permitted to enter the electrical service
rooms, boiler rooms, and air conditioning tower or to be on roofs
of campus buildings.
- The University expects students to maintain a neat appearance
when attending class or campus events. Shoes and shirts are to be
worn in all buildings except campus residences.
- It is the policy of the University to treat all attempted
suicides and suicidal gestures with seriousness regardless of the
degree of lethality involved in the attempt. A student who has
made such an attempt must receive clearance from the campus
psychologist to continue to live on campus and to participate in
The University Bulletin is another source of information on
campus rules and regulations.