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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Office of Student Conduct

2117 Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Building
Phone: 301-314-8204
Fax: 301-314-9533
Director: Andrea Goodwin, Ph.D.

The mission of the Office of Student Conduct is to resolve allegations of misconduct under the Code of Student Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity in a manner consistent with the core values of fairness, honesty, and integrity, while promoting the University's educational mission.  Enhancing the development of character, civility, citizenship, individual/community responsibility, and ethics is essential to this mission.  University students play a significant role in considering the behavior of their peers and are asked to assume positions of responsibility as members of the university's student judiciary. The following tenets guide this mission:

  • To regard each student as an individual deserving of individual attention, consideration, and respect.    
  • To consider the facts fully and carefully before resolving any case.    
  • To speak candidly and honestly with each student.    
  • To hold each student to a high standard of behavior, both to protect the campus community, and to promote student ethical development.    
  • To recognize the reality of human fallibility, as well as the stresses associated with collegiate life, and to demonstrate compassion, understanding, and a sense of humor.
  • To contribute to the educational mission of the University by designing policies, conducting programs, and offering instruction that contribute to the intellectual and ethical development of the entire student body.

General Statement of Student Responsibility: Students are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner consistent with the University responsibility of protecting the safety, welfare, rights, and property of all members of the campus community as well as ensuring to all members of the campus community the opportunity to pursue their educational objectives. According to Senate Doc. No. 12-13-26 ( www.senate.umd.edu/sms/index.cfm?event=publicViewBill&billId=275&context=c ) the Code of Student Conduct Expansion of Jurisdiction approved by President Wallace D. Loh on May 9, 2013, [V-1.00(B) University of Maryland Code of Student Conduct Part 9(c)] expanded the University’s Jurisdiction to include student conduct which occurs off-campus as a means to enhance the safety and security of students living both on- and off-campus.  Specific expectations for student conduct are outlined in the Code of Student Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity (See www.president.umd.edu/policies/ ).

Disciplinary Procedures: Students accused of violating university regulations are accorded fundamental due process in disciplinary proceedings. Formal rules of evidence, however, shall not be applicable, nor shall deviations from prescribed procedures necessarily invalidate a decision or proceeding unless significant prejudice to one of the parties may result. University procedures are outlined in the Code of Student Conduct and Code of Academic Integrity supplemented by materials provided by the Office of Student Conduct to assist students who are facing accusations of misconduct.

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