Members of the University community embrace fundamental principles to ensure a campus environment conducive to peaceful and productive living and study. These principles include five values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility.
Members of the community who adopt these principles will seldom have the need for the Student Code of Conduct. When members of the University community fail to observe these principles, the Code is used to affirm these values through adjudication of allegations involving violations of these values.
All students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner that helps enhance an environment of learning in which the rights, dignity, worth, and freedom of each member of the academic community are respected. Violations of University policies, rules or regulations, or federal, state, or local law may result in a violation of the Code and imposition of student discipline. The Code applies to behavior from a student’s acceptance to the University through the date of graduation.
Any community member, student, faculty member, University employee, or University administrator may refer a student or student organization suspected of violating the code to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities or, if the student or student organization is suspected of sexual and/or interpersonal violence misconduct, to the Title IX Office.