The mission of Student Conduct is to articulate to students the standards of behavior expected within the University community. Education of students within the context of these standards (which include honesty and personal integrity, respect for others as both individuals and groups, assumption of appropriate responsibility for the conduct of others within the community as well as for one's own behavior) occurs both preventatively (publications, presentations, interaction) and reflectively (through the student conduct process).
Corollary to the education of students is the protection of the University community. Standards of student conduct ensure respect for all members of the community and maintenance of an environment conductive to learning and personal growth. Protection of the community occurs initially through educating students about appropriate behavior and decision-making and subsequently through adjudication of inappropriate behavior when education has not enabled students to live within University standards.
Student Conduct Philosophy
The students, faculty and staff of California State University, Fullerton form an academic community in which learning for all can be enhanced. To maintain this community, its members establish standards of behavior for all members. These standards are developed within the framework of the specific interests and needs of an educational community, while maintaining compatibility with the external laws that govern the community's relationship with city, county, state and federal authorities.
When students enroll at CSUF, they voluntarily choose to associate with the University, and therefore are bound by the responsibilities as well as the rights of that membership. Every student has responsibility for maintaining the standards of the CSUF community and for protecting the rights of other members.
Students at CSUF are considered to be maturing adults, capable of making their own decisions as well as accepting the consequences for those decisions. The student conduct system has been established to handle allegations involving inappropriate behavior of students at California State University, Fullerton. This system assists in resolving conflicts and promotes a positive educational community. The goals are to hold students accountable for their behavior, assist students in understanding the effects of their behavior on the community, others and themselves, assist students in learning more appropriate behavior, and ensure a safe and healthy environment for all members of the community.