Student Code of Conduct

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The University has a clear responsibility in the area of student conduct to protect and promote the pursuit of the Ohio University goals. Students are expected to obey federal, state, and local laws, and in addition, must abide by the rules and regulations of the University. The Student Code of Conduct sets forth those acts which constitute unacceptable conduct for graduate and undergraduate students of the University while on University-owned or controlled property. All alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct may result in referral to The Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility.

The University does, in addition, reserve the right, for educational purposes, to review any action taken by civil authorities regarding students. Although ordinarily the University will not impose further sanctions after law enforcement agencies have disposed of a case, it does have the obligation to introduce counseling and/or disciplinary action if the student's conduct has interfered with the University's exercise of its educational objectives or responsibilities to its members. Disciplinary action taken on this basis shall conform to the terms of the Student Code of Conduct, including appeal.

Ohio University supports the concept of educational discipline. When a student is not a danger to the University community, or when a repetition of misconduct is unlikely, the University will make an effort to educate the student through a sanction; but should the student demonstrate unwillingness to obey the rules governing conduct, he or she will be treated the same as one who has failed academically and may be separated from the University.

For further information, contact The Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility, 349 Baker University Center, Athens, OH, 45701, 740-593-2629