Student Code of Conduct

Each year the Student Handbook is published and includes the expectations, practices and policies expected of the Stevens Community. All Stevens students are responsible for reading and understanding the Student Handbook and all official notices distributed to students throughout the academic year.

The following are violations of the Student Code of Conduct:

  1. Discrimination, Harassment, and Violence

  2. Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct

  3. Bullying

  4. Alcohol and Other Drug Offenses

  5. Disruptive or Harmful Conduct

  6. Falsification of Records

  7. Campus Safety Violations

  8. Misuse of Technology

  9. Non-Compliance with University Directives

  10. Use of and Possession of Prohibited Items

  11. Vandalism

  12. Retaliation

  13. Hazing

  14. Quiet Hours and Noise

  15. Smoke Free Campus

  16. Violation of the Law

If an undergraduate or graduate student, a student group or a student organization is found responsible for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, sanctions may be imposed that reflect the severity of the violation, previous disciplinary action (if any) and the impact on the greater Stevens community.

Academic dishonesty and impropriety are violations of the Student Code of Conduct. For undergraduate students, the resolution of academic concerns is managed by the Honor Board; the process for students enrolled in graduate courses is described in the Graduate Student Code of Academic Integrity.

Incidents that may violate the Student Code of Conduct may be reported via public reporting forms, which can be submitted by any member of the Stevens community, or by speaking directly with a Conduct Officer (as defined below) or Campus Police Officer.

Once an incident report is received, the Director of Community Standards or designee will assign a Conduct Officer to review and determine the matter. The conduct officer may be the Director of Community Standards, the Director of Residential Education, the Director of Graduate Student Life, or another designee.

Alleged violations of Stevens’ Title IX Policy should be reported and will be handled via the process described in that policy. Contact information for the University’s Title IX Coordinators, who have centralized oversight responsibility for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct matters at Stevens, is located in the Title IX Policy and in the Campus Offices and Services section of this Handbook.

The student conduct process is not a legal process. As a result, the formal rules of evidence will not apply and questions relating to the competency, relevancy, or materiality of evidence and the latitude in the questioning of parties involved shall be based upon the determination of the Conduct Officer as to what is just, fair, and reasonable under the circumstances. Conduct Officers will use the preponderance of the evidence (i.e., more likely than not) standard to make decisions regarding Code of Conduct violations.

Participants in the Student Conduct Process may consult with legal counsel outside of the Student Conduct Process but are not permitted to involve legal counsel in Conduct Meetings (as defined in the next section) or other proceedings held in accordance with the Student Conduct Process. A Complainant or Respondent (as defined in the next section) may involve an advisor, who must be a member of the Stevens community, in Conduct Meetings or proceedings, but the advisor may not speak or participate.

The Conduct Officer may extend any deadline for good cause or in exigent circumstances, with written notice to the Complainant and Respondent. The Conduct Officer shall have broad discretion to determine an appropriate sanction based upon the findings, whether the Respondent has accepted.