The System of University Standards and Student Conduct resolves possible violations of the Code of Student Conduct by matriculated or enrolled Colgate students on or off campus. The disciplinary system seeks to educate students about both personal freedoms and the limits of belonging to and living in a diverse academic community. To this end, students play a central role in the administration of Colgate’s System of University Standards and Student Conduct. Students participate in shaping the rules that govern the communities in which they live, and bear personal responsibility for upholding and enforcing the standards for student conduct.
The Disciplinary Officer, appointed by the Vice President and Dean of the College, oversees the System of University Standards and Student Conduct.
The University’s disciplinary system does not supersede civil or criminal court proceedings. Students on campus as well as off campus remain subject to federal, state, and local laws.