Community Standards and Student Conduct

Section I. Purpose

Code of Student Conduct

As part of its educational mission, Wright State University establishes the Code of Student Conduct and student conduct system. The Code and related system serves to educate students as to their civic and social responsibilities as members of the campus community. The Code also serves to provide students with the opportunities for service and leadership; to resolve, disputes in a cooperative, educational, and non-adversarial manner; to facilitate informed participation in the conduct process; and to increase awareness of and respect for differences of culture, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ability.

The University has an obligation to conduct its affairs in an orderly and efficient manner. Actions by individuals or groups that interfere with orderly functions or threaten health or safety will not be tolerated. In prescribing the student conduct system, the rights and responsibilities of the individual are considered concurrently with institutional rights and responsibilities. Unacceptable behavior is defined and the consequences of such behavior explained.

Wright State University has established standards of student conduct and procedures for enforcement. The standards of conduct are published as the Code of Student Conduct. The commission or attempted commission of any of the acts enumerated in the Code will be considered violations of accepted conduct. In the enforcement of the Code, all students minimally will have the right to receive notice of the alleged violation(s) and the time, date, and location of the opportunity to respond to the alleged violation(s).

The Code applies to Wright State University undergraduate, graduate and professional students, and all student organizations. A student shall be responsible for his/her conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of a degree. Students will also be held accountable for their conduct, even though the behavior may have occurred before classes began, after classes ended, or if it was discovered after the student graduates. Additionally, inappropriate behavior during the academic year, between academic terms or during periods of suspension is not permitted.  All policies, processes and procedures outlined in the Code shall also apply to a student's conduct even if the student withdraws from school while a disciplinary matter is pending.

Student organizations shall be responsible for the conduct of its members from the time of application for recognition until such time as they are no longer recognized by the Office of Student Activities.  Organizations and/or its individual members shall be held accountable for their conduct, even though the behavior may have occurred before classes began, after classes ended, or if it was discovered after the student graduates.   Additionally, inappropriate behavior during the academic year, between academic terms or during periods of suspension is not permitted.  The Code shall apply to an organization even if the organization disbands while a disciplinary matter is pending.

An Organization may be held responsible for a violation of University policy or rule when:

  1. one or more of its officers, members, or authorized representatives acting as a member of the organization commit the violation;
  2. the misconduct occurs at an event that is sponsored, financed, or endorsed by an organization where it is reasonable to believe that the organization's members knew or should have known that one or more of the participants engaged in conduct that is in violation of this Code;
  3. the misconduct occurs on the premises owned, leased, or operated by the organization where it is reasonable to believe that the organization's members knew or should have known that one or more of the participants engaged in conduct that is in violation of this Code.