The function of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is to support the educational mission of the University by addressing and resolving situations in which the behavioral choices of students are negatively impacting others, as well as themselves. Efforts are made to educate those students on the rights and responsibilities of community membership and to support their success at New York University.
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards within the Division of Student Affairs has three core functions at New York University: General Student Conduct, Student Sexual Misconduct, and the maintenance of Student Conduct Records.
The office has jurisdiction over matters involving alleged violations of the University Rules of Student Conduct and related University policies. The office also oversees the management of violations of Residence Hall policies by coordinating the resolution of cases at the residence hall level or by directly adjudicating cases in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (utilizing Department of Residence Life and Housing Services procedures) as the circumstances warrant. The Office also oversees the management of allegations of violative behavior by recognized student groups by coordinating the management of such cases through the Office of Student Activities or by directly adjudicating cases in the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards as the circumstances warrant. Finally, the Office serves in a consulting and advisory capacity to other units of the University to support their conduct related responsibilities and by maintaining a central repository of student conduct records.
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards facilitates the adjudication phase of the University's Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy, in accordance with the Procedures for Complaints Against Students.
Student conduct records may be kept for a minimum period of time or permanently, depending upon the nature of the disciplinary action in which the student was involved. Students are strongly encouraged to consult the University Records policy for information concerning the retention of disciplinary records and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act for information concerning the manner in which student records are protected with respect to disclosure.