Usage of Telephonic Devices

Hampton University recognizes the quantum advances in technology have affected the daily lives of its faculty, staff, students and constituent groups. The development of personal communication media is both a phenomenon and a reality. This amended policy reflects those advances, while maintaining the decorum and dignity of the academic culture at the University.

Policy Statement:
The use and possession of mobile telephones or two-way radio devices by students or student organizations is not to interfere with, alter or otherwise disturb the learning environment. Unless otherwise specified by an instructor, mobile device usage is prohibited in classrooms. Mobile device usage is also restricted, unless otherwise specified, in: University offices, lecture halls, conferences, meetings, libraries, the University Museum, public forums or entertainment programs (including concerts or shows). This means that all such devices should be turned off or set to silent mode operational status at all times when students are in attendance at University functions.

Students who fail to observe these stipulations for authorized use and possession of telephonic devices will be subject to confiscation of the device by University officials or subject to disciplinary action by the Dean of Students. Persons who use telecommunication devices as a part of employment responsibilities must abide by the silent mode operational status when in the settings outlined above.