ABOUT THE OFFICE
After a two year review of student disciplinary procedures at Notre Dame, a number of refinements have been made to the administration of student conduct processes which take 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 the We Are ND blog and tweets) to articulate Notre Dame's Standards of Conduct and processes
- Conduct record reporting to external entities
Additional information will be posted to this website throughout the course of the year.
Questions about the Office of Community Standards can be directed to our staff.