Community Standards and Student Conduct

Section II. Jurisdiction

Code of Student Conduct

The Code of Student Conduct and discipline system outline the rights and responsibilities of students and student organizations. This Code addresses misconduct that takes place on University premises and addresses off-campus conduct when the behavior may have or has had an adverse impact upon the University community, this includes behavior occurring at or reported by another higher education institution. Procedural rights of students and student organizations, as well as possible sanctions are also enumerated within the Code.

The Code also applies to University sponsored events, activities, trips, etc., which may occur off campus. Where a violation involves conduct that is also illegal, students may face legal action, whether or not initiated by the University, in addition to disciplinary action under the Code. The University, in its sole discretion, may pursue disciplinary action without waiting for the resolution or conclusion of any other proceedings, including the adjudication of criminal charges. The disposition of criminal charges, including by dismissal, reduction, diversion, and so forth, does not curtail the University’s prerogative to pursue disciplinary action.

The Wright State University conduct system is the responsibility of the Dean of Students. The director or designee of the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct has specific responsibility for the day to day operation and administration of the conduct system. The director or designee shall develop policies for the administration of the student conduct system and procedural rules for the conduct of any hearing or conference that are not inconsistent with provisions of the Code.  The director or designee, in consultation with appropriate University officials and students, will revise and update all regulations and processes; conduct training sessions for hearing officers and bodies; and manage and maintain all student disciplinary records. Under the oversight of the director or designee, other members of the University's staff may also have responsibilities within the conduct system.