Crime Definitions

  1. Arson
  2. Assault
  3. Behavioral Concern
  4. Burglary
  5. Criminal Mischief
  6. Dating Violence
  7. Domestic Violence
  8. Drug Violations
  9. Hazing
  10. Robbery
  11. Sexual Misconduct
  12. Stalking
  13. Theft


To unlawfully and intentionally damage or attempt to damage, any real or personal property by fire or incendiary device.


An unlawful attack by one person upon another. To be aggravated, the unlawful attack is for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.

Behavioral Concern

A student can use this option to report an action(s) or behavior(s) by another person that is cause for concern. These actions may or may not be criminal in nature, however they could cause harm to the well-being of the person and/or those around them.


The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with the intent to commit a theft or felony and attempts to commit either.

Criminal Mischief

An act by a person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally damages or defaces property of another person without the other person's consent. A more familiar term is "Vandalism".

Dating Violence

Dating violence is violence by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. Whether there was such relationship will be gauged by its length, type, and frequency of interaction.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner; by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred, by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.

Drug Violations

Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs, marijuana or paraphernalia.


Hazing is defined as any action or situation created intentionally by an individual or group, on or off campus to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities and situations include creation of excess fatigue, engaging in public stunts, morally degrading or humiliating games, forced consumption of food or beverages or other substances, or any other forced activity which would subject the individual to extreme mental stress or adversely affect the physical or mental health or dignity of the individual, for the purposes of initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization, formal, or informal. Hazing can occur with or without the consent of the person being hazed.


The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Sexual Misconduct

Sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment and sexual violence, which is included as part of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual violence is any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that persons will; or not forcibly or against that persons will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.


Stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others or to suffer substantial emotional distress.


The unlawful taking, carrying, leading or ridding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.