Student Conduct Code and Procedures

Student Conduct Code

The University of Oregon Student Conduct Code ensures your rights as a student are protected. While you’re entitled to respect and civility, you also have responsibilities to the campus community. The code outlines these responsibilities and the university’s expectations for your behavior as a UO student.

Student Conduct Code

Prohibited Conduct 

Prohibited conduct is broken into four types of misconduct: academic misconduct, substance use misconduct, general misconduct, and discriminatory misconduct. Full definitions can be found in the Student Conduct Code.

Academic Misconduct Substance Use Misconduct General Misconduct Discriminatory Misconduct
Assisting in the commission
Multiple submissions
Unauthorized recording/use
Other controlled substances
Smoking and tobacco
Disruptive behavior
Failure to comply
Physical contact
Public urination or defecation
Safety hazard
Threatening behavior
Unauthorized access/use
Unwanted contact
Misuse of computing resources
Violation of law
Violation of university policy
Violation of discrimination policy
Sexual misconduct
Sexual exploitation

Standard Operating Procedures

Procedures are specific to each type of prohibited conduct outlined in the code. There are also specific procedures for allegations of misconduct by student organizations. For information about what you can expect in your conduct process, please select from the options below.

Residence Life Resolution Process

The Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards has delegated to University Housing the resolution of all alleged violations of UO COVID-19 Regulations when: 

  • The alleged violation occurred within University Housing; and
  • The respondent is a resident of a UO Residence Hall; and
  • The respondent is not subject to suspension or expulsion from the University. 

These allegations will resolved in accordance with the Residence Life Resolution Process, which addresses violations of the residence hall contract.

In some cases, the director of Student Conduct and Community Standards delegates authority to Residence Life staff to review reports of alleged misconduct which occur within University Housing and to resolve those allegations through the Residence Life resolution process. For more information about the Residence Life Resolution Process see the following documents: 

Responsible Action Protocol

The university does not condone underage drinking, illegal drug use, or violations of other university policies; however, the safety of our students is of paramount importance and it is critical that the university create an environment that is conducive to reporting of sexual misconduct and emergency medical issues. Consequently, no student experiencing or reporting sexual misconduct or seeking medical assistance for an alcohol- or other drug-related emergency will be subject to UO student conduct action related to the possession or consumption of alcohol or drugs.

This procedure applies to students who experience sexual misconduct, those who are actively supporting that student, and/or those who call for assistance in a medical emergency. To be eligible for this accommodation, a student must take the initiative to get assistance by notifying the appropriate authorities (e.g. calling 9-1-1, alerting a resident assistant, or connecting with a health provider, counselor, or advocate in the case of sexual misconduct.) In cases of a medical emergency involving drugs or alcohol, the primary concern is the health and safety of the individual(s) involved. Students are strongly encouraged to call for medical assistance (9-1-1) for themselves or for another student whom they observe to be dangerously intoxicated/under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If a student calls on behalf of another student, that student is required to remain with the student experiencing the emergency until medical assistance arrives.

Although there is no limit to the number of referrals a student may give or receive, students should be advised that in consistently putting the student’s health and safety first, the university will approach serious or repeated incidents with a higher degree of concern and a higher level of intervention.

Student conduct action regarding violations of the Student Conduct Code or UO COVID-19 related health and safety policies will not be brought against a student/student group based on information they provide when reporting their own or others' symptoms, cooperating with contact tracing via the Corona Corps and/or Lane County Public Health, or following isolation or quarantine recommendations. 

Students are expected to comply with medical follow-up, including, but not limited to: recommendations of a medical professional, guidance by public health officials, or quarantine and self-isolation.

This does not preclude conduct proceedings based on third-party reports about behaviors that are contrary to university policy, including the Student Conduct Code.