Student Conduct supports JWU's academic mission by enhancing your academic achievement through personal, ethical and character development. 

Student Conduct programs and services are designed to maintain and promote community standards of behavior and foster a positive and productive living and learning environment where civility and respect for all individuals are the hallmarks of our richly diverse and flourishing university community.

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Student Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct helps maintain a safe, healthy and positive environment for living, learning, and working, where individuals act lawfully and in compliance with university policies and rules, and act with honesty, integrity, civility, and respect for themselves and others, as well as for the university community and the communities in which we live. Any behavior that is inconsistent with these goals, whether on campus or off, whether during periods of enrollment or at any time before final graduation, is prohibited and constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct. For more information, review the policies as outlined in the Student Handbook.

Conduct Review Process

The conduct review process supports and enforces the Student Code of Conduct by providing procedures for determining whether you are responsible for a violation of the Code of Conduct. The university administers the conduct review process in good faith, making every reasonable effort to be fair to all involved. For more information, contact Student Conduct. 

Student Rights and Obligations

You have the right to participate in the conduct review process without having past student conduct review decisions discussed or used when a decision is being made concerning a current alleged violation. However, the past may be considered when determining a sanction for an individual found to be responsible for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. 

You have the obligation to participate in the conduct review process, as a witness or otherwise, when asked by Student Affairs. Student Conduct generally follows the procedures under the University Communications with Students Policy whenever contact with students is necessary. 

Cooperation with Law Enforcement

The university’s student conduct review process does not serve as an extension of or replacement for the local, state, or federal civil or criminal court system. In addition, the outcome of civil or criminal proceedings concerning a violation will not control or be binding on the outcome of the university’s conduct review process for the same violation. 

All students should be aware that it is the policy of the university to cooperate with local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities in the investigation of crime. The university will not provide a sanctuary against criminal prosecution and, except for very minor violations, will inform law enforcement authorities when criminal behavior is alleged. 


Reports of Violations and Notification

Any member of the university community who witnesses or becomes aware of an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct should report the violation to Campus Safety & Security, Residential Life, the Dean of Students Office or Student Conduct. 

Once an alleged violation is reported, an incident report will be prepared describing the nature and circumstances of the incident and the parties involved. Campus Safety & Security or Student Conduct may conduct further investigation if additional or supplemental information is needed for the incident report. 


All incident reports are reviewed by Student Conduct, and those that warrant action are then referred for hearing.