Residence Life strives to create a community in which all members feel safe, comfortable and at home. To aid in creating this environment, it is important that all students understand what is expected of them while living on campus. Residence Life maintains important policies with which residents should be familiar. It is expected that all students living in residence have read and understand the policies of on-campus living. Please take a moment to review these policies.
When a student allegedly violates a Residence Life policy, the matter is forwarded to a Student Conduct Officer, which will determine the respective follow up with the student. A Student Conduct Officer will meet with the student to discuss alleged conduct violations.
Non Separable Offenses
A violation of the policy is considered a non-separable offense when the possible sanction for the behavior/action will not result in possible dismissal from the University or living in a residence hall. The student will meet with a Student Conduct Officer to discuss the matter and determine if the student is responsible for the alleged violation.
A violation of the policy is considered a separable offense when the possible sanction for the behavior/action could result in the dismissal of the student from the University or from living in a University residential community. A violation will be determined if it is separable based on the severity and/or frequency of the alleged conduct.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world.
When students choose to accept admission to Rutgers University, they accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the University’s academic and social community. As members of the University community, students are expected to uphold our stated values by maintaining a high standard of conduct. Because the University establishes high standards for membership, its standards of conduct may exceed federal, state, or local requirements.
The primary purpose of the student conduct process should be to foster the personal, educational, and social development of students. The process should also serve as deterrence to misconduct to enhance the safety and security of the community. Students are expected to take responsibility for their conduct. Disciplinary consequences therefore serve both educational and deterrence objectives.
Those working within the conduct system balance the individual needs of students with the expectations set by the University to provide a safe community. The University, through authority given to it by its Board of Governors, is responsible for communicating behavioral expectations to students and the consequences for violating standards. This Code of Student Conduct describes the behaviors that are inconsistent with University values; it outlines procedures to respond to such behaviors; and it suggests possible sanctions and interventions that are intended to educate and safeguard members of the University community.