Students at YSU have an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner that is compatible with the University’s purpose as an institution of higher education. The policies and regulations in The Student Code of Conduct have been established to ensure a positive educational experience for every student. Each student is expected to be fully acquainted with all published policies, procedures, and regulations of the University and is held responsible for compliance with them. Therefore, all students should take time to familiarize themselves with The Student Code of Conduct, residence hall policies, university lease agreements, student organization policies, and other related policies to ensure they are aware of both the expectations of them and the rights afforded to them as a member of the university community.
Students who are believed to be in violation of The Student Code of Conduct or other university policies will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for a conference and possible hearing. The student conduct process at YSU adheres to procedural due process and is intended to be part of the larger university educational process. Therefore, outcomes of student conduct hearings wherein students are found responsible for violations of The Student Code of Conduct may include educational sanctions, fines, status changes, restriction of privileges, and even expulsion from the University.
In the event that a member of the university community needs to report a potential violation of The Student Code of Conduct, they can contact a staff member from Housing & Residence Life, University Courtyards, Student Experience, Student Conduct, or Youngstown State University Police Department. Additionally, the YSUPD website has a Confidential Tip Form that can be used to provide anonymity to the reporting person.
More information and the full text of The Student Code of Conduct can be found on the Student Conduct website.