Disruptive behavior should be taken seriously and addressed as quickly as possible as it interferes with the learning
process and educational mission
of the University and may also be indicative of potential emotional,
social or psychological issues on the part of the student who is acting
The Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities
(OSCRR) can assist Faculty and Staff regarding disruptive and inappropriate behavior. Faculty or Staff should
contact OSCRR, located in the University Center, 5th floor or at 422-5330, with any questions or concerns
regarding student behavioral issues.
Disruptive behavior can assume many forms. It may be:
- students who talk continuously throughout your class
- students who continuously disrupt your class with unnecessary questions or comments
- students who becomes belligerent or argumentative when you confront disruptive behavior
Disruptive behavior and disciplinary action
If your requests to the student to change behavior prove futile, you should contact OSCRR to file an Incident Report. If you are concerned for your or other individuals' safety, you should immediately contact Public
Safety at x2911.
When a report is filed with OSCRR, the conduct process will commence. If a student is found responsible for disruptive or disorderly behavior, sanctions may include disciplinary
probation, a behavior contract concerning the class, anger management
counseling or other educational interventions, or, in more severe
cases, removal from the class (in these cases, OSCRR will work collaboratively with the School
Important Telephone Numbers
Department of Public Safety
Counseling and Psychological Services: 422-6352
The Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities is
committed to respecting the right to privacy of each student involved
in our student conduct process. The right to review or discuss a
student's disciplinary file lies solely with the student. If a student
wants to assign that right to anyone, this Consent to Disclose form must be on file in our office before we can discuss any
information related to the student's disciplinary file.
The University of San Francisco maintains the privacy of student
education records and it is your responsibility as Faculty or Staff to have an understanding of FERPA guidelines.
Information for Faculty adapted from the University of Southern California's Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards