Student Conduct

Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct at Penn State University serves as a valuable resource for the university community by promoting a safe living and learning environment. The Code of Conduct exists to maintain a civil and safe community in which all Penn Staters can live and learn. The disciplinary process administered by the Office of Student Conduct is designed to foster growth and learning through holding students accountable for their behavior. The goal of the Office of Student Conduct is to create a community in which students’ actions validate the essential values of Penn State University:

  • Community
  • Discovery
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

To report an incident, contact the Office of Student Conduct If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual violence, hazing and/or other forms of harassment, visit the SHARE website.


The University identifies unacceptable student behavior in a document called the Code of Conduct. Specific information can be found on the Code of Conduct & Student Conduct Procedures page. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the behaviors identified in the Code of Conduct and to allow it to inform their everyday decision-making both in and out of the classroom. The Student Guide to General University Policies and Rules will provide further information regarding Penn State's Policy Statements.

Penn State's Nondiscrimination Statement can be found on the Affirmative Action website.



Administrative Directives

Victim Services

Mediation Services

Workshops: Ethical Decision Making


Representatives from the Office of Student Conduct are available to speak to your staff or student groups regarding many conduct-related topics including Know the Code (general code of conduct information), Academic integrity, Sexual Harassment and Misconduct, Ethical Decision Making, Clery and Title IX updates, or any other issue your audience may benefit from. You may request a presentation by submitting the Online Presentation Request Form. So let the Code of Conduct guide your moral compass in the right direction. For the glory of Old State, know and uphold the Code.