Do You Know the Code? Hop Aboard the Conduct Cab
How far away from a Keene State building can you smoke or use a tobacco product? What is the College’s Good Samaritan Policy? If you’re of legal drinking age, how much alcohol can you have in your residence hall? If you’re found responsible for violating KSC’s Student Code of Conduct, what are some possible sanctions you might face?
Students who knew the answers to these questions got a free ride to wherever they were going on campus, courtesy of the Conduct Cab. The Conduct Cab, a golf cart that traveled around campus as part of a program sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct and the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, was based on the popular TV game show, Cash Cab, and raised student awareness of the Student Code of Conduct.
With Keene State’s Coordinator of Student Conduct Cory M. Davis at the wheel, accompanied by staff members from the Office of Student Conduct, residence directors, and resident assistants, the Conduct Cab offered rides to randomly selected students. If the students agreed to play the game, they were asked questions about the Code of Conduct. Correct answers led to progressively harder questions. If the students got three answers wrong, they were asked to get out of the cab. If they answered questions correctly all the way to their destination, not only did they get the free ride, but they were also offered a variety of prizes donated by Academic and Career Advising, Transitions and Parent Programs, Admissions, and ResLife.
The Conduct Cab ran for two weeks at the end of October and gave nearly 100 students a ride and earned such responses as “super fun!” “fun,” “awesome,” “great!” “lots of info,” “thanks for the ride,” “thank you!” “thanks! I did well!” and “so much fun!” Davis says the Office of Student Conduct will host the program again in the Spring just in time for nice weather to return to campus.
Davis thanks the following offices for their support and donations: Academic and Career Advising, Transitions and Parent Programs, Admissions, Student Involvement, Campus Safety, ResLife and Housing Services, Alumni and Constituent Engagement, the Office of Student Conduct, and the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.