Student Housing and Residential Life

Community standards

Our staff is excited to have you in our on-campus living community. As a student at CSU Monterey Bay, you are not only a member of the larger university community but also a member of the community within your residence hall, suite, apartment, or court. Living in close quarters with others who are new to you is not always easy. Everyone comes from a different background and brings different experiences and expectations for living in campus housing. Student Housing & Residential Life Community Standards and university policies are intended to give you, your roommate(s), and your neighbors a common set of expectations by which you can all live and learn together.

It is the responsibility of each individual to know and abide by these Community Standards, in addition to the CSU Monterey Bay Policies and Regulations and Student Code of Conduct. To carry out its work of teaching, research, and public service, CSU Monterey Bay faculty, staff, administrators, and students have an obligation to maintain conditions under which the university can proceed freely. This is done by the highest standards of quality, institutional integrity, and freedom of expression, with full recognition by all concerned about the university community's rights, privileges, and responsibilities. Each community member is responsible for maintaining an environment conducive to achieving the university’s mission.

One community expectation is to ensure Community Standards are upheld. As a community member, you are responsible for your (and your guests) behavior and choices. We hope you will abide by all university and Student Housing & Residential Life policies and regulations and Student Housing & Residential Life Community Standards.

Appealing a conduct decision

Students have a right to appeal a decision made by the Conduct Meeting Officer. If students choose to appeal the results of a conduct meeting decision, they must complete the online appeal form within five business days from the date this decision is sent by the Conduct Meeting Officer.

Conduct meeting decisions may be appealed on the following grounds:

  • New relevant information has come forward which was unavailable for presentation at the time of the original conduct conference;
  • Specific information to support the allegation that the decision is not consistent with the nature of the policy violation or incident;
  • Specific facts to support the allegation that the decision was prejudiced with respect to facts of the conduct case and individuals involved.