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The effectiveness of the student conduct process rests partially upon the participation of all members of the University community. Active participation in the process by students, faculty, and staff reflects a willingness to address the difficult issues brought before them for the betterment of individual students and the University community. This involvement is vital to the establishment of true community standards.

If faculty and staff members observe situations with students that violate the Student Code of Conduct, they are encouraged to submit an incident report to SCCS. Common classroom situations include: Academic Dishonesty and Disruptive Behavior. Please use the resources in this area to determine the best course of action.

Academic Dishonesty

The Honor Statement of the Student Code of Conduct encourages each student to make a personal commitment to academic integrity. In addition, faculty members also have the responsibility to define and set guidelines for academic integrity in their courses as well as act on any violation of the Honor Statement.

Please visit our page on the Academic Dishonesty Process for detailed instructions on how to report alleged academic dishonesty.

Disruptive Behavior

Students disrupting teaching, learning, studying, research, and/or any other University-affiliated activity, should be referred to SCCS. Please use the Incident Report form.

In no event should this rule be construed to discipline a student for speech protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Classroom Behavior Flow Chart

Please use this flowchart to help determine the best referral source for your classroom behaviors.

If you are concerned about a student, but they have not violated the Code of Conduct please consider reaching out to 974-HELP or the Academic Success Center. You can also refer to the Distressed Student Resources for Faculty/Staff for additional information regarding this area.

Download the Classroom Behavior Flowchart