Student Conduct and Community Standards

An important aspect of the University experience relates to Community Standards for Student Conduct. It is important for the University to maintain a Student Conduct system that is attentive to due process requirements, respectful of student rights, and protective of the campus community. Decisions must be based on a “preponderance of evidence” (ie. more likely than not). In addition, respondents must be afforded the right to discuss, review, and refute the charges and information brought against them, as well as the right to bring forward information in their favor.

The University’s Student Conduct process provides an important opportunity to educate students on the concepts of Community Standards and the behavioral expectations. The enforcement of such Standards must protect the rights, health, and safety of the members of the community so that they may pursue their educational goals without undue interference (CAS Standards, 2006).