Student Conduct

Conduct Violations

Concerning behavior can be reported to the Office of Student Conduct by any individual who witnesses the conduct.

The University has formal reporting procedures established for the following entities:

  • the University Police Department forwards violation notices using Case Reporting Summaries;
  • the Office of Student Housing & Residential Life reports violations using Incident Reports;
  • faculty report cases of academic integrity violations using the "Academic Integrity Violation Report" form.

All other individuals and offices may report violations by sending an email to the Student Conduct Administrator via The report should contain the name of the student being charged with a violation, along with specific information to document the charge.

Conduct Sanctions

The CSU Chancellors Executive Order 1043 allows the Student Conduct Administrator to impose the following sanctions:

a. Restitution.

b. Loss of State Financial Aid

c. Educational and Remedial Assignments

d. Denial of Access to Campus

e. Probation

f. Suspension

g. Expulsion

h. Admission or Readmission with qualifications.

Multiple sanctions may be assessed. The sanctions of probation, suspension, and expulsion are recorded on the student's academic transcript.

Students are asked to sign a statement that indicates their acceptance of the sanction. If the student is not in agreement with the sanction, the student has a right to request an administrative hearing.

Conduct Investigations

Once a report of unacceptable conduct is submitted to the Student Conduct Administrator, an investigation of the alleged conduct is done. Students are considered to be innocent until such time as sufficient information is obtained to substantiate the charge.

Due process is afforded all students. The investigation includes a conference with the student and an open discussion of the charges. The student is given access to the information in the report and is informed of any evidence that supports the charge.

During the conference, students are encouraged to come to an agreement with the Student Conduct Administrator as to the student's responsibility. Possible sanctions are discussed along with educational remedies that may benefit the student's personal development.

Students who are found to have committed a conduct violation can expect to receive a sanction. Sanctions are imposed in an effort to provide the student with the opportunity to learn from the experience. The penalty should have an educational aim to encourage the student's development and person growth.

Following the conference, the Student Conduct Administrator will prepare a "Settlement Letter" which outlines the sanction and any conditions imposed. Once the Settlement Letter is signed by the student, the case is closed and the student will be not be subject to any further disciplinary action.

Students who do not accept the sanction are given the right to have the case reviewed through a formal hearing process.

Printable EO 1098 Chart (PDF)

Student Conduct Hearings

Student Conduct Administrator have the right to appeal the decision and have their case go to a formal administrative hearing. The hearing process allows the student and the Student Conduct Administrator to present the case to a neutral third party, the Hearing Officer. This individual is appointed by the President and is responsible for conducting the hearing and submitting a recommendation to the President. Based on the Hearing Officers report. The President issues a final decision. The President may uphold the Student Conduct Administrator's recommended sanction, adopt a different sanction, or refer the matter for further investigation.

Student Conduct Procedures (EO 1098) outlines the full procedure for requesting and conducting a hearing. A copy may also be obtained by contacting the Office of Student Conduct.