EVE University Rules
Both EVE University and Ivy League hold a unique position in New Eden. Conceived and implemented with the express purpose of assisting new pilots through the steep learning curve of the first few months of the capsuleer experience, with no long-term goal of retaining those assisted, we are truly different from the vast majority of other capsuleer-run corporations, and the success of the University can be measured in the respect we have earned in the New Eden community.
Part of that uniqueness are the rules that we adhere to as a group. These concepts are expressions of who we are and how we choose to interact with one another and with fellow capsuleers. They are not designed to be "fair" or "moral" or "ethical", they are simply the standards of conduct that we adhere to, which we have found to provide a suitable learning environment:
Any member is free to leave at any time if they find these policies repressive, and we reserve the right to remove members without warning if it is clear that they are not being followed.
- 1 Code of Conduct
- 1.1 Our members are honest in their dealings both with one another and the community
- 1.2 Our members treat all pilots both inside and outside the organization with respect
- 1.3 Our members keep all public communication channels free of inappropriate content
- 1.4 Our members do not exploit or otherwise violate the EVE Online EULA and TOS
- 1.5 Our members are free to make their own choices
- 1.6 Our members are encouraged to balance "self" with "service"
- 2 HiSec, LoSec, NPC NullSec, Claimable NullSec and W-space
- 3 Rules of Engagement
- 4 Security Status
- 5 UNI Fleet, Wing, Squad Command Sobriety
- 6 Mixed Membership Fleets
- 7 Fleet Streaming
- 8 Communications
- 9 Looting and Salvaging
- 10 Restricted Ship Classes and Items
- 11 Consequences
- 12 Clarifications
- 13 Related Links
Code of Conduct
Our members are honest in their dealings both with one another and the community
We don’t lie, cheat or deceive. Our word is trustworthy. In times of war, strategic and tactical considerations may require temporary departures from this concept from the perspective of our enemies, but our allies and other members should never be given doubt about our commitment to operate with integrity. This includes actions such as honoring 1v1 agreements.
Our members treat all pilots both inside and outside the organization with respect
Members are expected to be respectful. There will be no tolerance for personal attacks, smack talk, abuse, disparaging remarks and ridicule, either in-game or out. Spamming channels should also be avoided. Property rights of others, both members and the community, are always to be respected in all forms. Members will not engage in scamming or ransoming.
Our members keep all public communication channels free of inappropriate content
While we appreciate that losing your ship to the last rat in a mission, falling for a contract scam, or having everything you own destroyed by a pirate in LoSec can be infuriating, members avoid profanity where possible. While occasional mild profanity may be tolerated, it is neither required or expected in common usage. Sexual or other off-color chat is to be avoided at all times, and there is very little tolerance in this regard. See our Community Standards for more detail.
Our members do not exploit or otherwise violate the EVE Online EULA and TOS
For all members of EVE University and Ivy League, actions which breach the End User Licence Agreement (EULA) or Terms of Service (TOS) for EVE Online as set by CCP, are prohibited. Examples of these are account sharing and purchasing of ISK or in-game items for real money. Any member found to have engaged in any actions forbidden in the EULA/TOS will be immediately removed. In the event that a member has mistakenly breached the EULA, they are encouraged to petition CCP themselves via the normal channels to resolve the issue. Similarly, if a member has reason believe another player is violating the EULA/TOS, they are encouraged to petition them, and must not take any action in-game. Violations of the TOS, such as baiting in rookie systems, will result in being kicked.
Our members are free to make their own choices
The corporation does not require members to live in certain star-systems and they may choose their own play times. Members are free to explore any of the skill sets available in New Eden at their own pace, in addition to participating in both scheduled and unscheduled classes and activities, as long as their actions do not conflict these policies. It is important that all members are aware that the restrictions laid out in the policies are based on many years of experience, and allow us to fulfil our mission while providing a suitable environment for new pilots.
Our members are encouraged to balance "self" with "service"
When they first join the University, members are usually focused on advancing their skills, establishing a viable personal economy and generally learning how things work. As experience and knowledge levels increase, the members who were once new find that they are able to support the next generation of new pilots. The majority of our members naturally progress in this activity, and those that choose to stay with EVE University for longer periods often find this role very fulfilling and a primary reason for remaining.
HiSec, LoSec, NPC NullSec, Claimable NullSec and W-space
High Security Space
IVY members are permitted in all High Security space (security status of 0.5-1.0) without restriction.
Low Security Space
IVY members are permitted in all LowSec space (security status of 0.1 - 0.4) without restriction.
IVY members are permitted in sov null space for PVP. Exempted from this is everything not PVP related (eg. Exploration, Mining, Ratting) which isn't allowed under any circumstances. Students may do escalations that take them into sov null. Students should not take part in any structure or sovereignty battles.
Rules of Engagement
This is a rough breakdown of which ships1 are valid targets. If you have setup your overview according to Uni standards, "flashies" are always valid targets. Please note that shooting any target in high-sec or low-sec will generate a Limited Engagement which allows your target to shoot back. Pilotless ships or unanchored pos structures are free to be repurposed for your use. Alliance/Corp/Fleet members should not be shot without management approval.
To shoot, take aggressive action against, or use entosis links on anchored structures2 you need specific directoral approval to do so.
|Friend of the Alliance||If you are fired upon without provocation you may retaliate in order to defend yourself. Do not Pursue.
All Incidents Must be reported to a diplomat immediately.
Do not help them attack or defend structures without Director approval.
|Neutral / No standings||Remember to notify a diplomat if attacked by a neutral.|
|Hostile toward the Alliance||Your Security Status should be taken into account in Low-Sec.|
|Enemy of the Alliance||Your Security Status should be taken into account in High-Sec3 and Low-Sec.
High-sec is mostly intended for WT alts. Don't go crazy.
|War Target||Destruction of War Target pods is actively encouraged.|
- 1 Ships are defined as any pilotable item including combat ships, industrial vessels and capsules, along with temporary deployed items such as warp bubbles or mobile depots..
- 2 Structures are defined as any static structure, such as Player Owned Starbases, batteries and arrays for that, Custom Offices and Outposts.
- 3 Attacking an Enemy in HiSec without them being flagged will result in your ship being destroyed by CONCORD. Please use this sparingly and only against targets with a long history of aggression and a justifiable reason.
EVE University members are encouraged to maintain a positive Security Status during their time in the corporation.
- Security Status -1.0 or higher: Being able to join EVE University and receiving titles to access Hangars and several Special Projects.
- Security Status -1.99 to -1.01: Not being able to receive new titles
- Security Status -4.99 to -2.0: Lose all Roles and not being able to join Campuses where titles are an requirement or access Hangars.
- Security Status -5.0 to -10.0: Being removed from EVE University immediately. To rejoin bring your standing back up to -1.0 or above
To avoid these actions, it is suggested that members avoid taking actions which will reduce their SecStatus to higher negative numbers, ensure their SecStatus is returned to a positive value as soon as possible, or ensure they maintain a significantly positive SecStatus to absorb any losses.
UNI Fleet, Wing, Squad Command Sobriety
Leading a fleet of UNI members, or any part of a fleet, is a privilege, and should be treated as such. Therefore, UNI management takes a very dim view of anyone who assumes a fleet, wing or squad commander position while intoxicated. Exceptions are made for preannounced event fleets.
Mixed Membership Fleets
You may fly in fleets with members of other corporations. Please remember that in these fleets our Rules of Engagement and allowable areas are still in effect. Just because your fleetmates can shoot the target does not mean you can. Remember, if you are on-grid during the fight you may be regarded to be a set of eyes (and thus fair game). Sov-null restrictions still apply, and members should not be participating in sovereignty battles.
Fleet operations may not be streamed without explicit permission from the FC, and must be on a 5-minute delay and with any intel obscured. Fleet participants must be made aware of the intent to stream before joining the fleet. For details, see the wiki page on Streaming and Video Publishing.
Chat channels and Mailing Lists
- All chat channels or mailing lists using the Uni name or for Uni projects must be created by the CEO.
In-Game and Mumble
- Conversations with E-UNI alumni are are always allowed, however members are reminded to remain civil and report any issues to management immediately.
- During fleet operations there is a strict no-talking-in-local policy. Fleet Commanders may allow a 'GF' in local after a fight at their discretion.
- During fleet operations there is a 'no chat' restriction on the mumble channel for the duration of the operation. Communications must be kept clear for reporting. Fleet Commanders may soften this at their discretion.
- IVY members may only listen on a fleet operation channel if they are an active member of that fleet, invited to listen in by the Fleet Commander, or are a Director or an ILN Staff Officer or higher rank.
Forums and Out of Game Communications
- E-UNI members are not authorised to post on the 'Corporations, Alliances and Organizations Center' of the EVE Online forums unless given explicit permission by a director.
- E-UNI members can post and take part in other external discussions related to EVE University itself, e.g. on the official EVE forums, Reddit, Twitter or elsewhere. However please note our Code of Conduct, specifically being honest, treating all pilots (in and out of corp) with respect and keeping communications free of inappropriate content - remember you are representing EVE University to the world.
- Please make sure you only speak for yourself as an individual, not for the corporation as a whole; if you feel a certain discussion requires director input please bring it to the attention of the management.
Killfeed / Killboard
- All kills are posted to the EVE University Killfeed automatically every hour.
- Please comment on any kills that you feel might need clarification. This might include solo fights, fights with non-ivy appearing on your side, or fights with unusual circumstances. Clear comments on these types of kills help clarify the fight for diplomats and managers, and may save both them and you time later. For more info on killmails and where to find them, click here. For info on how to post a killboard comment, click here.
- The comment can be made by killing blow, FC, top damage, or any person designated by the fleet. We will tend to contact killing blow if we need clarification, so they may be a good person to choose.
- All losses, including in-corp and losses to NPCs are posted to the EVE University Killfeed automatically every hour.
- All losses posted to the Killfeed must include a comment on the situation which lead to the loss. These are an invaluable resource for both Fleet Commanders and the Diplomatic Team, and a way to reflect on your actions and how to improve.
- Failure to post a comment on your losses will directly affect your ability to earn Titles so please ensure you comment on these losses to minimize any delay in receiving titles you've applied for.
- For more info on how to post a killboard comment, click here.
Looting and Salvaging
- Wrecks of player ships are considered the property of the owner of the lost ship.
- IVY members may only take loot and salvage wrecks from players whose owner they could legally aggress under our RoE.
- All others must give their consent or abandon them before doing so.
- Loot from E-UNI wrecks should be collected and given back to the owner where possible.
When a fleet ends, look at the ships lost on your fleet. Using killboard values, split up loot so that people who lost a ship get at least some loot to help cover their loss (up to the price of the ship). Be fair. You may show preference to ship types, but not to individual pilots. Anything remaining after this should be split between fleet members, or can be donated to the Uni or a campus.
Restricted Ship Classes and Items
- Supercapitals are prohibited in all classes of space without permission from an E-UNI Director. This is defined as any combat ship which requires a jump drive to move around and cannot dock, ie: Supercarrier and Titan class ships. Permission will be given on a case-by-case basis, dependent on the individual pilots experience.
- Do not use siphon units or deploy POS without CEO Approval.
- Do not use entosis links without director approval.
Failure to follow the above may result in one or more of the below consequences.
- An unpleasant talk with a senior member of your corporation or another senior member of the alliance.
- Reduction or removal of roles/titles within your corporation.
- Suspension pending investigation.
- Destruction of your ship and/or pod.
- Expulsion from your corporation.
- Inactive Member Policy - after a set period of inactivity members may be dropped for administrative reasons (with no penalties on returning)