Office of Student Conduct

Mission

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

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Dr. Marc H. Strothers currently serves as Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of the District of Columbia located in Washington, D.C (District of Columbia).  Dr. Strothers received his bachelor's degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, his Master’s in Education from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia, and his Ph. D. from Morgan State University located in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dr. Strothers has a myriad of experience in higher education administration previously serving as a Dean of Students, Academic Advisor, Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs, Resident Director, and as an Admissions Recruiter on several campuses throughout the United States.  Dr. Strothers has served as a college instructor, and as a long-term substitute teacher in the Toledo Public School System in Toledo, Ohio for two-years.

 

Research Interests:

  • Policy Development and Implementation of Student Conduct/Adjudication in Higher Education
  • Institutional Development and Sexual Assault Training in Secondary and Post-Secondary Education
  • Title IX Training and Development in Secondary and Post-Secondary Education
  • Mediation Training
  • Behavioral and Threat Assessment Training
  • Clery Act Training and Development in Higher Education
  • Campus Sexual Assault Research Prevention and Training
  • Promoting Black Male Leadership, Recruitment, Attrition, and Retention on College and University Campuses

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.