Student Life

Student Conduct Process

Discipline in a university setting is designed to further maintain a positive learning environment and to educate the individual.  Students are presented with many rights, privileges, and opportunities, in addition to responsibilities.  To foster an ideal academic learning climate, students must respect the rights and beliefs of others, and to comply with the universities policies.

The student conduct process at the University of Redlands is not intended to punish or discipline students.  Rather, it exists to protect the interests of the community, and to challenge those whose behavior is not in accordance with our core values.  These core values, embodied in the Code of Student Conduct, include: integrity, fairness, respect, community, and responsibility.

Sanctions are intended to challenge a student’s moral and ethical decision-making and to help them bring their behavior into accord with our community values.

When a complaint is filed against a student for allegedly violating the Code of Student Conduct, the VP/Dean of Student Life (or designee) refers the case to one of the following conduct authorities that will exercise authority regarding student conduct matters (cases may also be referred to a Mediation or Assessment Team for resolution):

  • Conduct Conference—First or "lower level" alleged violations.
  • Johnston Peer Council (JPC)—Student conduct board which hears alleged violations by Johnston students.
  • Peer Review Board—Student conduct board comprised solely of students who hear alleged violations.
  • Student Organization Board—Cases involving alleged violations by student organizations, including Greek Life.
  • Administrative Hearing—Repeated or "middle to higher level" alleged violations.  Outcome is not subject to appeal.
  • Critical Issues Board—High level alleged violations which may result in suspension or expulsion.
  • Ad Hoc Committee—Alleged violations of hazing or other organizational misconduct.  Outcome is not subject to appeal.

For more information on the process for a Conduct Conference, please review the "Conduct Process, In Brief" pamphlet.

For more information on the conduct process, as a whole, or the conduct authorities identified above please refer to the Code of Student Conduct.


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