The mission of the University
of Delaware Student Conduct System is to process violations of the Student
Code of Conduct. As such, it functions as an aspect of the University's
educational process. The goals of the Student Conduct System are:
- to promote
a campus environment that supports the overall educational mission of
- to protect the University community from disruption
- to encourage appropriate standards of individual and group
- to foster ethical standards and engaged citizens.
The Office of Student Conduct fulfills this mission by providing programs
and services that:
- develop, disseminate, interpret, and enforce campus regulations;
- teach students about appropriate behavior and community membership;
- provide programs and activities that foster student's intellectual,
ethical and cultural development;
- intervene effectively when behavior violates the Code of Conduct;
- offer educational and leadership opportunities for students who participate
in the operation of the Student Conduct System.
What the Office of Student Conduct Expects of Students
- Students will read, know, understand and abide by the Code of Conduct.
- Students know right from wrong and will make appropriate choices.
- Students will take responsibility for their own behavior.
- Students will be honest in all that they do and will admit when their actions and behaviors violate the Code of Conduct.
- Students will understand if they violate the Code of Conduct and engage in behaviors that are detrimental to themselves and/or the community, they will be held accountable for this behavior and sanctioned accordingly.
- Students will understand that egregious and/or repeated violations of the Code of Conduct will result in suspension or expulsion.
What Students Can Expect of the Office of Student Conduct
- Students will be treated with fairness and respect and as independent adults.
- Students will receive timely notification of charges, pre-hearing and hearing information, and decisions.
- Students will have their questions (regarding the conduct process, possible outcomes, sanctions, etc.) answered completely and in a timely manner.
- Students will be referred to other campus offices or community 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.
- Students’ parent(s) or legal guardian(s) will be notified if found responsible for violating the Alcohol Policy or Drug Policy, in cases involving violence, or in situations when the students have placed their on-campus housing or education in jeopardy if they are found responsible for subsequent violations of the Code of Conduct.
Students are responsible for reading, understanding, and abiding by the rules of the student Code of Conduct. Claiming not to know the Code of Conduct will not be considered a legitimate excuse for violating University policy.
Dean of Students
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Pre-hearings are conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am - 4:00pm.
Students may schedule a pre-hearing (click here to access our on-line scheduling system), which will minimize the wait time. Alternately, students may simply report to the Office of Student Conduct. Students without an appointment will be seen as availability permits, which may require a waiting period.
Please call for an appointment regarding other matters.
Detailed information concerning the University of Delaware's policies and procedures may be found in The Student Guide to University Policy at http://www.udel.edu/stuguide/
Click here for more information about the Medical Amnesty/Good Samaritan Protocol