Violations of the Standards of Student Conduct are handled through the Student Conduct Procedures and the guidelines governing the Academic Code, which are designed to address behaviors that impede the educational activity of the University or that infringe upon the rights of others. The Student Conduct Procedures often involve a hearing at one of several levels, depending on the severity of the charges and a student’s individual student conduct history, before a matter is resolved. Individuals involved in determining a student’s responsibility are drawn from the student body (undergraduate, graduate, medical school), deans and administrators of the University, and faculty members.
In addition to providing information about the offenses that make up the Standards of Student Conduct and the sanctions that are available to be assigned, these reports will outline the types of cases that were resolved through the Student Conduct Procedures over the last several academic years. As students are guaranteed confidential proceedings, only basic details about cases are provided here. Information is provided regarding each type of hearing, including who the hearing officers are, typical offenses that are adjudicated at that level, the sanctions available at that level, and basic statistics about the resolution of all cases heard at that level during a given academic year.