Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development

Mission

The primary focus of the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development is to administer the Student Conduct Code by educating students about their social and ethical responsibilities as members of the university community.

Philosophy

The Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for students to engage in campus life, interact with diverse individuals and participate in activities that encourages growth, curiosity, and scholarly fulfillment. We do this by maintaining two basic tenets:

  • Students are afforded reasonable rights as productive individuals of the campus community to function in an environment conducive to learning and personal growth.
  • It is the responsibility of every student to ensure that their actions do not interfere with someone else's right to be a productive individual on campus.

The Judicial Process

The judicial process is governed by a number of documents including:

Key Components for an Effective Student Conduct and Ethical Development Office:

Report, Respond & Record

Report

  • Assistance from and action initiated by a member of the campus community. Please contact the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development at (909) 537-7172 or stop by UH-346 to report any violations of the Student Conduct Code.

Respond

  • A student(s) involved with an alleged violation of the Student Conduct Code will be sent either a Notice to Meet letter for an administrative conference meeting or a Notice of Hearing letter for a campus hearing, depending on the nature of the alleged violations and/or alleged student's previous judicial record.
  • Possible outcomes of an administrative conference meeting or campus hearing may include any or all of the following:
    • Financial restitution
    • Loss of Financial Aid
    • Education and Remedial Sanctions (i.e. educational action, reflective paper, etc.)
    • Denial of Access to Campus
    • Disciplinary Probation
    • Suspension
    • Expulsion
    • Restrictions on Admissions or Readmission

Record

  • Judicial files are maintained in the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development for 7 years, unless the student has been charged with Suspension or Expulsion in which case the file is maintained indefinitely.
  • Disciplinary Probation is entered on a student's transcript, with beginning and end date, for the period of time that the probation is in effect.
  • Suspension is entered on the student's transcript, with beginning and end date, for the period of time that the suspension is in effect, but remains on the transcript permanently if the suspension is for longer than one academic year.
  • Expulsion is entered on the student's transcript permanently along with the date it takes effect.

For further questions or for additional information, please stop by UH-346, or you may call the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development at (909) 537-7172. Please feel free to e-mail the Student Conduct Administrator, Sandra Vasquez, Ed.D., at student-conduct@csusb.edu.