Student Conduct

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A university is a community of learning that is characterized by shared respect and a concern for the common good while in the pursuit of intellectual, cultural, personal, and social growth. Good order is an indication that a community is achieving the goals it has set for itself. The rules and regulations provide the basis for this order with each individual and group member of the community supporting the well being of all. However, rules and regulations are useless without the values that provide the foundation. Integrity, Respect, Social Justice, Community, and Responsibility are the core values that guide action within the Student Conduct System. Winthrop students acknowledge these values by affirming the Dedication for Excellence.

The Dean of Students Office oversees the student conduct system and is responsible for holding students and student groups accountable to the rules and regulations of Winthrop University as defined in the Student Conduct Code. All students should be familiar with the expectations as outlined in the student handbook as well as the procedures for resolving alleged violations.

Student Conduct proceedings are viewed as an important part of the educational mission of Winthrop University, and are not designed to be a court of law. The Dean of Students or designee responsible for administration of the Student Conduct System is committed to administering a fundamentally fair process while upholding the values of the community and helping students learn from their involvement with the matter at hand. 


Quick Guide to Student Conduct Process (pdf-105KB)

Student Conduct Sanctions (96.6K)