The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is responsible for overseeing the College wide conduct system and coordinating all related processes and functions. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards provides proactive programming and educational interventions in an effort to foster the development of student responsibility and community. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of the Ithaca College Student Conduct Code and Residential Life Rules and Regulations related to all alleged acts of academic and non-academic student misconduct.
As an educational institution, Ithaca College is committed to the education of the whole person. This includes social, emotional, and physical, as well as intellectual, development. The basic philosophy of the Ithaca College conduct system and the Student Conduct Code is educational in nature. The conduct process is not intended to punish students but instead to challenge students' moral and ethical decision making and to help them change their behavior and actions to meet our community standards.
The goals of the conduct system are to establish and enforce reasonable and clear limits designed to protect the community and the rights of its members, to develop and support a positive living and learning environment, to educate students regarding responsibility and accountability for actions, to encourage and foster self-insight and self-initiated change of behavior, to protect the rights of individuals accused of violating the College's rules and regulations, and to provide learning experiences for those who participate in the conduct system's ongoing maintenance and implementation.