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Student Conduct Code - Section 7. Student Conduct System

The University of San Francisco’s conduct process is designed as an educational process.  Students are expected to cooperate and be responsible for participating throughout the entire conduct process.  Educational and other developmental sanctions are employed to help students develop individual responsibility, to encourage self-discipline, to foster respect for others, and to protect the rights, freedoms and safety of all members of the campus community.

The student conduct process is different than civil or criminal processes.  The procedures and rights of the student conduct process are not identical to the rights afforded the accused in a civil or criminal proceeding, however, they are conducted with fairness to all involved. Formal rules of evidence will not apply, and deviations from the prescribed procedures, or errors in their application, will not in themselves invalidate a decision or proceeding, or constitute grounds to withhold conduct action unless significant prejudice to the accused may result, or the errors were such as to have prevented a fair and just determination of the issues. All time limits imposed or recommended within these procedures may be changed for good cause or reason as determined by the Director or designee.