Student Conduct

Jurisdiction of the University

Application of the Student Conduct Code

The conduct code applies to all students from the time of admission through the actual conferral of a degree, including any period between terms of enrollment.  This is described in Section 5.C of Chapter 209 and Chapter 210 – Student Governance and Policies.

Jurisdiction of the University

The conduct officer will determine whether the University has jurisdiction based on the information available through the report and initial assessment.  The conduct officer’s decision that the University has jurisdiction cannot be altered in an Administrative Review.

The scope of the University’s jurisdiction includes reports that prohibited conduct occurred:

  • On any University premises or in connection with any University-sponsored program or activity, regardless of the location of the program or activity; or
  • Off campus (i.e., conduct that does not occur on University premises or in the context of a University-sponsored program or activity) where: the University reasonably determines that the conduct adversely affects a University interest or, has continuing adverse effects or may create a hostile environment on University premises or in the context of a University-sponsored program or activity.

Schools, colleges, or programs may also take academic action against a respondent based on an established violation of the student conduct code that demonstrates a failure to meet the academic and/or professional standards of the school, college, or program.

If a respondent withdraws from the University (or fails to reenroll) while a conduct proceeding is pending, the University may move forward with the conduct proceeding and, if so, the respondent will be provided with a continued opportunity to participate.