Student Conduct, a part of the Division of Student Affairs Central Office at East Tennessee State University, strives to address issues related to student behavior in an appropriate manner. We work to keep students informed with a clear understanding of the campus judicial system and student rights so that the process is as smooth, seamless, and as timely as possible. Our aim is to ensure that outcomes are fair, consistent, and always student-centered in a process which is educational rather than punitive. It is our hope that students feel supported before, during, and after each step of the process.
Student Conduct Resources:
The campus judicial system is designed to provide a just and equitable process of educational discipline. It is comprised of a series of administrative hearings, student courts, and a student-faculty judicial committee. These bodies deal with alleged infractions of the Institutional Disciplinary Rules, also commonly referred to as the Student Code of Conduct. All students are governed by these rules of conduct and the ETSU Honor Code and Pledge which states: "I pledge to act with honesty, integrity, and civility in all matters."
The most recent rules are printed annually in the Policies and Procedures section of that year's ETSU Undergraduate Catalog and ETSU Graduate Catalog. The university judicial system is coordinated by the Associate Dean of Students, Division of Student Affairs.
Sanction Completion Information:
Academic Integrity Information:
Academic Integrity - Cases involving academic misconduct (plagiarism, cheating, or fabrication) are handled through the academic misconduct procedures through the college where the alleged violation occurred
Family/Parental and other University Contacts Disclaimer:
*In potentially serious situations, the University reserves the right to notify the parents or guardians of the student as well as appropriate University officials. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (FERPA) authorizes school officials such as faculty and staff to disclose education records to other school officials who have a legitimate educational interest in those records, without the student's consent. Disclosure may also be made to appropriate parties where it is necessary to protect the health and safety of the student or other individuals. It is within the University's discretion to determine what constitutes an emergency, who is the "appropriate" party, and what information is necessary to be disclosed.