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Student Conduct Mission

The Office of Student Conduct will treat all students with fairness, consistency and respect. Its mission is to help each student achieve success in their academic, living and learning environments. The office will connect students to resources available through Utah State University and other agencies to assist each student with their academic, social and emotional needs during the student conduct process.

Student Rights

Students can reasonably expect the following in the student conduct process:

The right to due process in all academic integrity and disciplinary proceedings.

The right to keep their student records private as afforded by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The University may release information to other parties in the process, and it may release information about the sanction in certain circumstances as followed by FERPA. For more information about FERPA, visit:

The right to have an advisor (e.g., parent, advocate, attorney, etc.) to advise them during the student conduct process.

The information provided in this guide is summary in nature, is subject to change, and does not contain any contractual terms or obligations. Students and advisors, who are involved in any student conduct process, are responsible for understanding and following all University procedures. However, the Office of Student Conduct will make its best efforts to answer procedural questions in a reasonably prompt manner.

Flowchart of Formal Conduct Process

(Excludes certain Student Conduct and Title IX processes)


Report is filed regarding allegation(s)


Responding student is given notice of the allegation(s)


Preliminary investigation is conducted by Student Conduct


Student Conduct meets with responding student for Administrative Hearing


Student Conduct determines if a policy was violated


Student Conduct recommends sanction(s)


If student does not accept recommendation, they may request a Formal Hearing

Please refer to Student Code, Article VIII-3 for appeals process.