The Office of Student Conduct investigates alleged violations of the CSU Student Code of Conduct as outlined by the Board of Trustee’s Executive Order 1098 for the California State University. As the primary source of information about student conduct and academic integrity we strive to ensure all parties fully understand the steps involved in the conduct processes.
The Office of Student Conduct is located in Student Center 3020.
Our mission is to ensure the fair administration of the student conduct process while supporting a safe and inclusive educational environment for all students. Through this process, our goal is to educate students about their rights and responsibilities as well as provide feedback about behaviors that affect both themselves and the campus community.
Our Values and Goals
- Education and development of all students
- Respect, dignity and equity
- A socially just community
- Responsibility and accountability
- Fairness, honesty, and integrity
Good Samaritan Policy/Save A Seawolf
Students and other members of the community who observe a medical or other emergency are obligated to call for help by dialing 911. If the persons acting as good samaritans by placing such a call are found to be in violation of a University policy, the fact that they placed the call will be considered a mitigating circumstance in determining potential sanctions. Failing to call for emergency or medical assistance (including when alcohol or other drugs are involved) will be considered an aggravating circumstance and result in more serious sanctions. SSU does not condone or permit the unsafe or illegal use of alcohol and/or other substances.
University Conduct Administrator
The University Conduct Administrator is responsible for managing the University-wide judicial processes for both individual students and various student groups, investigating alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct/Title V of the California Code of Regulations (and relevant CSU Executive Orders), and recommending disciplinary sanctions when appropriate. The Interim Director for Student Conduct is Ben Ellis, firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-664-3396.
Student Conduct Referral
If a member of the University community has witnessed a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct by an SSU student and believes that formal conduct proceedings are warranted, a complaint may be directed to the Office of Student Conduct by submitting a Student Conduct Referral form or by calling 707-664-3396.
The Student Conduct Process
- Standards for Student Conduct (webpage) This is likely to be more current than the pdf below.
- Executive Order 1098
- The Student Conduct Process
Cheating and Plagiarism
- SSU Policy on Cheating and Plagiarism
- Informal Resolution: Alleged Cheating and/or Plagiarism
- Formal Cheating or Plagiarism Charges
Other Related Policies
- Electronic Communications Responsible Use
- Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
- Systemwide Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Midconduct, Dating and Domestic violence, and Stalking Policy (EO1095)
- Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Employees (EO1096)
- Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating & Domestic violence, and Stalking against Students (EO1097)
- Addendum A - For student accused of sexual misconduct or dating and domestic violence (when Addendum B does not apply)
- Addendum B - Federal Mandated Hearing Addendum