Office of Student Conduct
Office of Student Conduct General Information
student at Southeast Missouri State University is obligated, at all times, to
assume responsibility for his or her actions, to respect constituted authority,
to be truthful, and to respect the rights of others as well as respect private
and public property. Students are
expected to abide by the University’s Statement of Student Rights and Code
of Student Conduct (Code). Alleged
violations of the Code are adjudicated in accordance
with the established procedures of the judicial system.
The following list describes general policies and student rights and
delineates some basic information that all students must be aware of at
is committed to
ensuring that all members of the Southeast community can live in a safe, civil,
All students are afforded basic rights that include being notified of all
charges in writing, to examine all information, to have the option to appeal a
decision, and to be notified of the outcome of judicial proceedings.
The Code addresses individual and organizational
behaviors related to physical violence, sexual misconduct, harassment, hazing,
alcohol and illicit drug violations, academic dishonesty, failure to comply with
University officials, violation of federal, state and local laws, and other
conduct which adversely affects the University community and/or the pursuit of
The Code applies to student behavior either on- or off-campus.
Incidents involving alleged Code violations by
student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, are adjudicated
using the same process as alleged student violations. The Code is the
guiding document for this process.
Every effort will be made to have alleged violations of the University’s
Code will be dealt with in a fair and timely manner.
Alcohol and illegal drugs/paraphernalia
are prohibited on campus.
found "In Violation" of the Code are assessed a judicial fine of $50 for
non-alcohol related violations and $100 for
FIRST violations of sections involving
violations of the alcohol and drug policies.
Subsequent violations of these
sections related to alcohol and illicit drugs will result in increasing fines
and sanctions up to and including Suspension from the University. Please
refer to the Code for more detailed information.
Students are expected to comply with all sanctions.
If students fail to do so, a
Dean of Students Office Hold will be placed on their account with the Registrar, which will prohibit future class changes until the matter is resolved.
sanctions will also result in the filing of additional charges for violation of
Section 19 of the Code for failing to comply. Section 19 cases related to
incomplete sanctions are resolved through administrative hearings. Escalation of sanctions and/or the issuance of additional sanctions may result
as well as additional judicial fines.
Students and visitors are not allowed to
possess weapons on campus, including firearms, rifles, shotguns, archery
equipment (outside of physical education classes), knives of inappropriate
blade length (over four inches), etc. Students and visitors found in possession are subject to arrest,
prosecution, and/or charges from the Office of Student Conduct even if a valid
permit to carry the weapon exists. Also, weapons should not be
kept in student, faculty, staff, or visitor vehicles.
Students who are found "In Violation" of Section 4
of the Code related to the Sexual Assault Guidelines (formerly called the
Sexual Assault Policy Statement) face sanctions
up to and including Suspension, Dismissal, or Expulsion from the University.
Depending on the severity of the sexual misconduct, the student may receive
Probation, Suspension Held in Abeyance, a mental health evaluation and
subsequent treatment plan, judicial fines, removal from residence halls,
restrictions from entering certain campus areas, parental notification, a no
contact order, class schedule changes, etc. Victims in these types of
cases (also including cases with domestic/relationship violence) are provided
information related to the results of the student conduct hearing from their
case and are given the same opportunity to appeal the results.
FOR OFFICE OF STUDENT CONDUCT CASES INVOLVING SEXUAL
ASSAULT AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, THE ACCUSED STUDENT WILL HAVE THE CHOICE
BETWEEN AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING AND AN ALL UNIVERSITY BOARD HEARING.
THE ADMINISTRATIVE OPTION WILL BE A THREE PERSON PANEL MADE UP OF
SOUTHEAST FACULTY, STAFF, AND/OR STUDENTS.
If a student believes he or she has been
sexually assaulted (or assaulted through other circumstances)
or sexually harassed by another student, that student
may file a report with the Department of Public Safety (University Police), the
Dean of Students/Office of Student Conduct, Counseling and Disability Services,
Office of Residence Life staff, the VICTORY Office, etc. The websites and
contact information for these offices are located on the homepage for the Office
of Student Conduct. There are other outside agencies that offer
confidential reporting. These agencies can be accessed through the VICTORY
Smoking outdoors and at outdoor campus events is restricted to designated
outdoor areas. These areas are identified on the campus map accessible on the
OSC homepage. The River Campus
and University regional campuses will be responsible for designating outdoor
smoking areas for their sites. Student Greek chapters are permitted to designate
smoking areas for their respective residential housing buildings. Smoking is never allowed in University buildings.
It is the responsibility of all University employees to ensure that
this policy is followed. Repeated violations should be
reported to the Office of Student Conduct (student violations) or
Human Resources (staff and/or faculty violations) for appropriate
action. Reported violations will be reviewed by the appropriate office
and may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the Student
Code of Conduct or faculty/staff handbooks.
more information, please contact the
Office of Student Conduct at (573) 651-2264.