Student’s Rights and Responsibilities

As a member of the university community, it is your responsibility to know your rights and fulfill these expectations.

The UO 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 Student Conduct Code outlines these responsibilities and the university’s expectations for your behavior as a UO student.

Know Your Rights

Procedural fairness is fundamental to an equitable and educational student conduct process. As members of the university community, students accused of violations of the Code of Conduct can reasonably expect all the guarantees and protections afforded to students of public institutions. These include the right to receive notice of an allegation, the right to be informed about the basis for the allegation, the right to respond to the allegation, and the right to an advisor throughout the process.

Students accusing another student of a violation of the Student Conduct Code can expect certain accommodations including the right to participate in the process, the right to receive notice of the outcome, and the right to an advisor throughout the process.

A complete description of student rights and procedural rights can be found in the Student Conduct Code in section two. 

Information About Advisors

Know Your Responsibilities

In alignment with the UO Affirmation of Community Standards, the Student Conduct Code establishes standards of behavior necessary to maintain an environment that is conducive to learning and where the rights, safety, dignity, and worth of every individual are respected. 

Examples of conduct which violate these standards can be found in section one article five.

UO Affirmation of Community Standards

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.