Office of University Community Standards

The Office of University Standards (formerly Judicial Affairs) supports University educational goals by promoting a just, safe, orderly, civil, and positive University climate for learning, in the classroom, in University residence halls/apartments, and on the campus.

The University Student Conduct Code provides students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a procedural guide to initiate a complaint against a student when their rights as members or visitors to the University community have been allegedly violated. For all students, the Conduct Code supports compliance with state and federal laws pertaining to drugs, alcohol, weapons, physical assault, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault or abuse, acquaintance (date) rape, relationship violence, discrimination, and racial and sexual preference harassment. Intervention by the Office of University Standards addresses inappropriate conduct and also serves to educate students on how their conduct affected themselves, others, and the University community.

University expectations for student conduct as outlined in the University Student Conduct Code are reviewed through the Rules Revision Committee that includes student participation.

Students (undergraduate and graduate, resident and commuter) can apply to become Administrative Hearing Board volunteers. When selected, Hearing Board members are trained to hear evidence and render fair and objective decisions on allegations brought to the formal hearing process.

Maintenance of Public Order

The University wishes to maintain public order appropriate to a university campus without unduly limiting or restricting the freedom of speech or peaceful assembly. The State University Board of Trustees’ Rules for the Maintenance of Public Order (Part 535 of Title VIII—Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York) are printed in the Student Conduct Code brochure. For the Rules of Public Order, please visit http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/jud/order.shtml

Questions regarding the Conduct Code, the hearing process, procedures for filing a complaint, or volunteering to become a student hearing board member can be directed to:

Office of University Community Standards
348 Administration Building
(631) 632-6705

To obtain a copy of the Conduct Code or Alcohol Policy, see http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/jud/conduct.shtml, or visit Room 348 of the Administration Building or the Office of Campus Residences in Mendelsohn Quad, (631) 632-6750, to receive a hard copy.