Office of Student Conduct
Director: Andrea Goodwin, Ph.D.
It is the mission of the Office of Student Conduct to resolve allegations of misconduct under the Code of Student Conduct and Code of Academic Integrity in a manner consistent with our core values of fairness, honesty, integrity, respect, and compassion while promoting the university’s educational mission. Essential to this mission is the facilitation of learning and character development of future leaders and sound citizens, which includes involving students in the adjudication process.
General Statement of Student Responsibility
Balancing students’ rights with their responsibilities as members of the University community is imperative to creating mature and engaged citizens. The university has the responsibility of protecting the safety, welfare, rights, and property of all members of the campus community as well as ensuring to all members of the campus community the opportunity to pursue their educational objectives. Students at the University of Maryland are expected to uphold the values of the university by conducting themselves in accordance with university policies and procedures. The Office of Student Conduct extends jurisdiction of the Code of Student Conduct to include conduct which occurs off-campus as a means to enhance the safety and security of students living both on- and off-campus. Specific expectations for student behavior are outlined in the Code of Student Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity. See www.president.umd.edu/policies/.
Students accused of violating university regulations are accorded fundamental due process in disciplinary proceedings. Formal rules of evidence, however, shall not be applicable, nor shall deviations from prescribed procedures necessarily invalidate a decision or proceeding unless significant prejudice to one of the parties may result. University procedures are outlined in the Code of Student Conduct and Code of Academic Integrity, supplemented by materials provided by the Office of Student Conduct to assist students who are facing allegations of misconduct.