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California Code of Regulations: Standards for Student Conduct

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Standards for student conduct applies to SDSU students on campus, off campus in the surrounding community, off campus at SDSU-sponsored events, and online sites. The university is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy living and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. Each member of the campus community must choose behaviors that contribute toward this end. Student behavior that is not consistent with the Student Conduct Code is addressed through an educational process that is designed to promote safety and good citizenship and, when necessary, impose appropriate consequences.

The Student Conduct Code now applies to all students when violations take place within a designated off-campus area bordered to the north by Interstate 8, west at 55th Street, south at College Place/ Greek Circle, and east at East Campus Place. In addition, the scope of conduct that violates the code has expanded to include more types of risky behavior.

Students are expected to adhere to the Student Conduct Code. They are expected to be good citizens and to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus and surrounding communities, and to contribute positively to student and university life. This includes upholding all published university policies, rules, regulations, or presidential orders.

The areas of unacceptable off- and on-campus risk behaviors that violate the Student Conduct Code pertaining to drugs and alcohol include:

  • Use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of illegal drugs or drug-related paraphernalia, (except as expressly permitted by law and University regulations) or the misuse of legal pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by law and university regulations), or public intoxication while on campus or at a university-related activity.

Sanctions for conduct described above can be imposed upon:

  • Applicants
  • Enrolled students
  • Students between academic terms
  • Graduates awaiting degrees
  • Students who withdraw from school while a disciplinary matter is pending