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article 1—student rights and responsibilities

Part 3. Student Discipline

§ 1‑310 Unauthorized Use, Abuse, or Interference with Fire Protection Equipment, Building Security Systems, Security or Fire Personnel, or Warning Devices

(a) The unauthorized use, abuse, or interference with fire protection equipment, firefighting personnel, or warning devices may result in death, injury, or substantial property damage. It is critically important that all fire protection equipment be in its place and in proper working condition if the safety and welfare of the members of the University community are to be assured.

(b) It is a violation of Illinois criminal law to willfully or maliciously cut, injure, damage, tamper with, or destroy any fire hydrant, fire hose, fire engine, or other public or private firefighting equipment or any apparatus pertaining to such equipment or firefighting personnel, or to intentionally open any fire hydrant without proper authorization. It is also a violation of Illinois criminal law to knowingly, without authorization, damage any property supported in whole or in part with state funds or federal funds administered or granted through a state agency. Other Illinois laws may also relate to the unauthorized use, abuse, or interference with fire protection equipment or warning devices.

(c) A violation of any federal, state, or local law concerning fire protection equipment or firefighting personnel may result in suspension or dismissal from the University.

(d) Tampering with locks, other door hardware, cameras or other equipment used to provide security on campus (including the unauthorized propping of doors) may result in suspension or dismissal from the University.

(e) Enabling unauthorized access to campus facilities by providing keys or access cards or by other means may result in suspension or dismissal from the University.