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 the 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.

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    SU Student Code of Conduct

    Shippensburg University believes strongly in providing a fundamentally fair student conduct process.

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    Free Speech and the Code of Conduct

    As an academic community, Shippensburg University is committed to maintaining a campus environment that fosters the free exchange of diverse ideas and allows individuals to express their viewpoints in a variety of ways.

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    Harassment, Hazing, Sexual Misconduct and Violence

    Shippensburg University is committed to establishing and maintaining a learning and working environment that is safe for all members of the campus community including students, staff, faculty, administration, and visitors.

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    Academic Policies

    As a student of Shippensburg University, you will need to understand and follow all academic policies and procedures in order to successfully complete your course of studies.

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    Drug and Alcohol Policies

    The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act require Institutions of Higher Education to develop a written policy that describes standards of conduct that clearly “prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as part of any of its activities.”

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    Residence Hall and Apartment Policies

    Shippensburg University is committed to the protection of students’ right to privacy within the confines of their assigned residence hall rooms or campus apartments. This right to privacy is balanced by a responsibility to insure the health and safety of the university community.

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    Electronic Communication

    Access to the university’s computing/information network facilities and resources is a privilege granted solely to Shippensburg University faculty, staff, registered students, those with special accounts, and individuals using public access computers.

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    Religious Observance Policies

    It shall be the position of Shippensburg University to respect the principle of the separation of church and state, while promoting and encouraging a climate of dignity where individuals are not discriminated against or treated differently because of their religion or national origin.

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    Traffic, Parking and Self-Balancing Scooter Prohibition

    A copy of the University parking rules and regulations is available to each eligible person when he or she registers his or her vehicle with the Shippensburg University Police.