Statement of responsibility
The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) acknowledges that many aspects of the student conduct process in general, originates from oppressive systems with historical bias, designed by and for those with institutional power, thus allowing inequities to continue. OSC believes that all students at the University deserve access to equitable educational and economic opportunities to build a meaningful life of their choosing.
To help our campus community, OSC is responsible for creating a system designed with deliberate efforts to incorporate views and experiences that have been intentionally marginalized and excluded. We strive to make our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice evident in all aspects of our work, our team, and our organizational structure.
We commit to working strategically and collaboratively towards the following actions:
- Acknowledge and value the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, ability, age, national origin, political views, and religions/spiritual identities.
- Welcome students and staff to an environment where everyone is valued, heard, respected, and empowered with an open-minded, inclusive, and respectful attitude.
- Treat each student as an individual with rights and inform them of said rights.
- Be transparent about the conduct process, from beginning to end. And provide students the opportunity to offer feedback regarding their experience.
- Be conscious of unintended and/or disproportionate impacts policies, procedures, and/or sanctions may have on racially marginalized students and communities when enforcing the Student Code of Conduct.
Our office is responsible for following multiple laws and codes of ethics, as well as the University's and NSHE's established policies. If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns regarding the Student Code of Conduct and the respective process, we invite you to contact our office at email@example.com. We always aim to do better, as individuals and as an office.