Office of Student Conduct
The Office of Student Conduct is charged with fostering and protecting the core mission of the University by encouraging civility, respect for the rights and property of others and ensuring a safe and secure learning environment. The Code of Student Conduct establishes standards and expectations of behavior in the UDC learning community. Students are responsible for conducting themselves in ways that reflect the University’s mission and comply with the Code.
The Office of Student Conduct holds students accountable if found in violation of the Code, and helps students learn through reflection on decisions and actions.
The disciplinary process protects the rights of both individual students and the University community by ensuring that claims of student misconduct are handled equitably and uniformly.
Staff – Dr. Marc Strothers
What the Office of Student Conduct Expects of Students?
- Students are to conduct themselves in a way that aligns with the University’s mission and fosters a safe learning environment.
- Students will take responsibility for their own behavior and actions.
- Students will be held accountable for their own behavior and actions.
- Students will understand if they violate the Code of Student Conduct and participate in behaviors that are detrimental to themselves and/or the community, they will be held accountable. Claiming ignorance of expectations included in the Code of Student Conduct will not be considered a legitimate excuse when a violation of the University policy has occurred.
- Students will understand that repeated violations of the Code of Student Conduct could result in suspension or expulsion from the University of the District of Columbia.
What students can expect from the Office of Student Conduct?
- Students will be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. They will also be treated as adults.
- Students will receive notification of alleged violations to the Code of Student Conduct in a timely fashion (e.g., hearing information, hearing results, and or appeals).
- Students will have their questions regarding the conduct process (e.g., hearing outcomes, sanctions, etc.) answered completely, in a timely manner.
- Students will be referred to other campus offices/agencies as needed.
- Information regarding a student’s conduct history will be kept confidential, with information released only to those with a legitimate right to know such information.
- The Office of Student Conduct may place holds on a student’s record that prevents registration and the release of transcripts until sanctions have been completed.