Student Conduct

Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct serves as a valuable resource for the University community by promoting a safe living and learning environment.  Penn State identifies unacceptable student behavior in a document called the Code of Conduct.   Students should familiarize themselves with the expectations of the Code of Conduct and allow it to serve as a guide through daily decision-making processes in and out of the classroom.  If you know what is considered acceptable behavior, then you are taking the first step in making that a way of life.  The judicial process begins when students don't uphold or ascribe to the ideals of the Code of Conduct.

Do you ROAR?

(R) RESPECT - I will respect the dignity of all individuals within the Penn State community

 

Easy Ways to Live the Principle: 

  • Treat everyone with respect and civility.
  • Discourage racism, sexism, and bigotry.
  • Look past stereotypes to see the uniqueness of each person.
  • Be tolerant of those different from yourself.

Resources:

  • Student Life Office, 724-334-6063
  • Office of Student Affairs, 724-334-6061
  • Office of Student Conduct, 724-334-6062 (Report Acts of Intolerance) 

(O) OWNERSHIP - I will be responsible for my own academic progress, and I will agree to comply with all University policies. 

 

Easy Ways to Live the Principle: 

  • Come to class alert, prepared, and free of drugs and alcohol.
  • Get to know your academic adviser.
  • Learn how to use Internet advising tools through eLion. 
  • Consult online calendar and course schedules. 
  • When in doubt, check out the resources below.

Resources:

  • Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), 724-334-6096
  • e-Lion-Registrar, 724-334-6041
  • Career Services, 724-334-6065 

(A) ACADEMIC INTEGRITY - I will practice academic integrity.

 

Easy Ways to Live the Principle:

  • Be sure to give credit in your written work for all words and ideas of others.
  • Turn in papers that YOU wrote.
  • Turn in the same assignment in more than one class ONLY if the instructor approves it.
  • Collaborate on projects ONLY when approved by your professor.
  • Learn how to cite sources properly to avoid unintentional plagiarism.

Resources:

  • Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), 724-334-6096

(R) RESPONSIBILITY - I will demonstrate social and personal responsibility.

 

Easy Ways to Live the Principle:

  • Learn and abide by all University rules and regulations.
  • Prepare for and attend all scheduled class meetings and required events.
  • Represent Penn State on and off campus with honor and dignity.
  • Lead by example.
  • Remember that Penn State Beaver is a dry campus for all students.

For more resources, visit:

  • The University Health Services, 724-334-6066
  • University Police, 734-334-6013 or, in an EMERGENCY, dial "911"

Contacts:

Theresa Bonk, tab19@psu.edu                                       
Student Conduct Designee                                             
Office of Student Affairs, 3550 7th St. Rd.                        
New Kensington, PA  15068                                           
724-334-6062                                                                

Lauren Blum, ldb14@psu.edu
Case Manager
Office of Student Life, 3550 7th St. Rd.
New Kensington, PA  15068
724-334-6063