NOTE: THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY STANDARDS WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY; HOWEVER, OUR STAFF WILL BE RESPONDING TO E-MAILS SENT TO OCS@ND.EDU.
ABOUT THE OFFICE
After a two year review of student disciplinary procedures at Notre Dame, a number of refinements were made to the administration of student conduct processes which took effect in the 2013 Fall Semester. The most noticeable change is a transition from the Office of Residence Life to a new model with the Office of Community Standards. Three themes were established to guide our work in student development and formation:
- Transparency and accessibility of the student conduct process
- Education of the University community on student life policies and procedures
- Articulation of, and adherence to, the practice of student conduct administration rooted in the University’s mission as a Catholic institution founded in the tradition of the Congregation of Holy Cross
The most noticeable changes in Notre Dame's student conduct process include:
- Who students meet with to discuss incidents of alleged violations of University Standards of Conduct
- Formative outcomes to replace monetary fines as sanctions
- Conduct meeting outcomes tailored to meet the developmental needs and formation of individual students while also balancing the expectations for our greater community
- Educational outreach efforts (such as tweets and poster campaigns) to articulate Notre Dame's Standards of Conduct and processes
- Conduct record reporting to external entities
Questions about the Office of Community Standards can be directed to our staff.