Welcome to the Office of University Community Standards

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of University Community Standards is to support the University's educational goals by promoting a just, safe, orderly, civil, and positive University climate for learning, both inside and outside the classroom, through behavioral standards, disciplinary processes, training, and intervention efforts.

University behavioral standards are outlined in the University Student Conduct Code and are reviewed on a tri-annual basis through the Rules Revision Committee that includes significant student participation.

The disciplinary processes contained in the Conduct Code provide students, faculty, staff and visitors with a procedural guide to initiate a complaint against a student, when their rights as members or visitors to the University community have been allegedly violated. Students can apply to become an Administrative Hearing Board volunteer. Once selected, Hearing Board volunteers are trained to hear evidence and render fair and objective decisions on allegations brought to the formal hearing processes.

Intervention by the Office of University Community Standards addresses inappropriate conduct and serves to educate students on how their behavior affected themselves, others, and the University community.

"If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it."
-- Marcus Aurelius

"The time is always right to do what is right."
-- Martin Luther King

"Never -- in anything great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense."
-- Winston Churchill