Skip to main content
Community Standards & Student Conduct

Community Standards & Student Conduct

Community Standards & Student Conduct (CSSC) fosters a holistic and developmental approach to accountability and education in the conduct process, provides support and guidance to the University community, and promotes a safe and inclusive environment conducive to student success.

Student Conduct Code

Through the Student Conduct Code, Huskies hold themselves to the highest standards of ethics, integrity and accountability.

Students are held accountable to the University of Washington Student Conduct Code, detailed in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 478-121.  The University has also developed two companion policies, Student Governance Policy, Chapter 209 and Chapter 210, which explain how student conduct proceedings work and a student’s rights in the process.

More about the student conduct process can be found on this page.

Respondent resources

The University recognizes that navigating the student conduct process can be a complicated and challenging experience for students.  CSSC offers support and information to students named as respondents in a student conduct proceeding, including matters being investigated by the Title IX Investigation Office.  For more information, please see our Respondent Resource page here.


CSSC is a part of a University-wide Consultation & Assessment Team (CAT) sponsored by the Division of Student Life. This team includes members from Health & Wellness, the Counseling Center, UWPD, Residence Life, and others concerned about student safety and welfare. If you are concerned about a student, please contact CSSC at or by contacting Health & Wellness at

Certification / Disciplinary clearance process

For students who are transferring to other universities or participating in a Study Abroad experience, verification of attendance or good standing is often required. Please bring forms to the CSSC office in Schmitz Hall Room 447. Disciplinary records will not be released without a student’s written permission so please sign any forms in blue or black ink.

Community standards

UW students are good neighbors. CSSC works with students living in the North of 45th Neighborhood area, along with year-round residents of University Park, to ensure that a safe and respectful neighborhood environment is created for all who live there. Check out the living off campus section for more information about being a good neighbor.