Student Conduct System Handbook

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PamWelcome to Syracuse University!  Every community has rules and policies that foster safety, security and wellness; however, it is the goal of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities to accomplish this while promoting learning, awareness, accountability, and service to others.  The student conduct process at Syracuse University is designed to provide a fair and engaging process for the resolution of alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct.  It is our hope that students who participate in the student conduct process learn about their own decision-making, how their decisions impact both themselves as well as the broader Syracuse University community and that they use the conduct process as a stepping stone for their own engagement as community members.  My staff and I wish each Syracuse University student a positive experience and encourage all University members to support and guide our students as they begin to learn more about themselves and their role in a community. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the University Student Conduct System, feel free to contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Cyber Bullying Response

Cyber bullying, cyber stalking, and cyber harassment are increasingly common.  Recent tragic events have placed these issues in the forefront of our minds.  Syracuse University’s Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities responds to such behaviors through our Code of Student Conduct, which can be found in the Student Conduct System Handbook 2013-2014. The Code of Student Conduct items that address cyber bullying, cyber stalking, and cyber harassment include:

Code 2) Harassment-- whether physical, verbal or electronic, oral, written or video-- which is beyond the bounds of protected free speech, directed at a specific individual(s), easily construed as "fighting words," and likely to cause an immediate breach of the peace.

Code 3) Conduct--whether physical, verbal or electronic, oral, written or video-- which threatens the mental health, physical health, or safety of any person or persons including, but not limited to hazing, drug or alcohol abuse, bullying and other forms of destructive behavior.

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