Significant Federal and State Statutes

As an institution owned and operated by the State of Arkansas, Henderson State University is charged with a responsibility to abide by federal and state laws affecting both higher education and conduct in general.


For reference purposes, the following laws are presented:


State
A. Arkansas Code 6-21-207 provides that one who loiters upon or near the grounds of a public school during school hours or at any school-sponsored activity after regular school hours, without any lawful business or purpose shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $250.00.
B. Arkansas Code 6-5-202 prohibits any student from engaging in the act of hazing; encouraging, aiding, or assisting any other student in the act of hazing; acquiescing in the act of hazing; or failing to report promptly his knowledge of the presence and practice of hazing to an appropriate administrative official of the University. Arkansas Code 6-5-203 provides that the offense of hazing is a Class B misdemeanor, and that upon conviction the student shall, in addition to any punishment imposed by the court, be expelled from the University.
C. Arkansas Code 5-71-226 provides that it shall be unlawful for any group composed of two (2) or more persons to act jointly with one another, or attempt any action in conjunction with one another, to obstruct or bar any hallway or door of any campus building or facility, seize control of buildings or campus facilities, prevent the meeting of or cause the disruption of any classes, or erect any type of barricades aimed at obstructing the orderly passage of persons or vehicles onto or off of campus grounds. Any person convicted of disrupting campus activities shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, in addition to any lawful penalty imposed by the institution, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200.00 or imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not less than six (6) months, or both.
D. Arkansas Code 5-71-216 provides that a person commits the offense of defacing a public building if he purposely defaces, mars, or otherwise damages a public building. Defacing a public building is a Class A misdemeanor.
E. Arkansas Code 5-71-211 makes it unlawful for a person to threaten a fire or bombing if he purposely threatens damage or injury to the person or property of another by bombing, fire, or other means, in a manner likely to place another person in reasonable apprehension of physical injury to himself or another or of damage to his property or to the property of another, or to create public alarm. Threatening a fire or bombing is a Class D felony if physical injury to a person results. Otherwise, it is a class A misdemeanor.
F. Arkansas Code 5 - 68 - 205 makes it unlawful to publicly display obscene material as defined by Arkansas Code 5-68-302 on any motor vehicle or wearing apparel. Violations shall be punishable as Class C misdemeanors.
G. Arkansas Code 5 - 68 - 205 provides that a person commits the offense of publicly displaying an obscenity when the person knowingly causes an obscenity to be displayed in a manner which is readily visible to the public and its content or character is distinguishable by normal vision. Act 584 provides that “obscene” has the same meaning as it is defined by Arkansas Code 5-68-302. Publicly displaying obscenity is a class B misdemeanor.
H. Act 351 of 1991 prohibits the making, forging, or counterfeiting of a transcript, diploma, or grade report and the using, offering or presenting a fraudulent transcript, diploma or grade report. Upon conviction, a person may be fined in an amount not to exceed $1,000 and/or may be imprisoned for a period not to exceed six months.

Federal
Equal Employment Opportunity
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Sex Discrimination
Race Discrimination
Religious Discrimination
National Origin Discrimination
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Disability Discrimination
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Civil Rights Act of 1991
Students and Program Nondiscrimination
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
Age Discrimination Act of 1975
Privacy of Student Records
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
Consumerism
Student Right-to-Know Act of 1990
Education Amendments of 1976
Campus Crime Reporting
Campus Security Act of 1990

Drug Use by Employees and Students
Drug-free Schools and Communities Act of 1989
Drug-free Workplace Act of 1988