Student Code of Conduct
What Is The "Student Code of Conduct"?
The University of Scranton's Student Code of Conduct includes any published policy, rule or regulation that governs student conduct at the University, including but not limited to the Standards of Conduct. A more comprehensive listing of University policies, rules and regulations is available in the Student Handbook.
Any question of interpretation regarding the Student Code of Conduct shall be referred to the Vice President for Student Life or his/her designee for final determination.
Jurisdiction of The University of Scranton
The University's jurisdiction in disciplinary matters extends to conduct that occurs on the premises of the University and to any conduct that adversely affects the University community, the University's reputation and/or the pursuit of its mission and objectives regardless of where it occurs. The University's Student Code of Conduct is used to adjudicate matters of individual student misconduct and student organization misconduct. Any student who is found responsible for engaging in misconduct as defined by the Student Code of Conduct or any other published policy, rule or regulation of the University will be subject to disciplinary sanctions. It should be noted that students are responsible for the actions of their guests and may be held accountable for their guest's violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
If a student withdraws from the University for any reason after engaging in a minor or moderate violation of the Student Code of Conduct that is not likely to result in the sanction of suspension or expulsion, the University, at its discretion, retains the right to adjudicate the pending matter before a student seeks re-enrollment. The University will note in the student’s record when a pending disciplinary matter exists.
However, if a student withdraws from the University for any reason after engaging in a serious violation of the Student Code of Conduct, but before the case is fully adjudicated (including any period of appeal), the student forfeits the right to re-enroll at the University. For purposes of this paragraph, a serious violation is defined as any violation of the Student Code of Conduct that is likely to result in a sanction of suspension or expulsion. The University will note in the student’s record that the student did not contest the pending charges and the case file will be closed.