The Office of Student Conduct
The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) is located in the Office of the Dean of Students, 210 Old Main. The office is responsible for addressing student misconduct that occurs during a student’s enrollment at Shippensburg University. Misconduct includes behavior that occurs on the campus, and can include infractions outside the campus community. The office files and maintains incident reports, schedules and conducts hearings, issues sanctions and gathers pertinent data. The OSC is supervised by an Associate Dean of Students/Director of Student Conduct, with the assistance of an administrative assistant and graduate assistant.
Philosophy of the Student Conduct System
The basic philosophy of discipline at Shippensburg University is based on education. The student conduct proceedings are not intended to be legalistic or punitive in nature. Rather, the procedure emphasizes the growth and development of each individual student, and encourages a respect for the rights and privileges of others. The focus is on teaching students how to live harmoniously and productively within a diverse and dynamic academic community. As a result, it is hoped that students will develop better decision making skills, a better understanding of their responsibilities to the Shippensburg community, and increased personal insight.
Filing a Report
Anyone can file a disciplinary or incident report. If an individual is the victim of another’s misconduct, or an eyewitness to misconduct of another person, a report may be filed and submitted to the Office of Student Conduct. Please click here for Campus Behavior Reporting information. This can be submitted online through the Conduct Coordinator program. Students need to be aware that filing false reports could result in disciplinary actions.