Services for Faculty and Staff

Student Conduct Offers the Following Services to Faculty and Staff:


Student Conduct Education and Administration (SCEA) offers educational presentations on student conduct topics to classes and organizations. In addition, SCEA staff are available to consult with faculty regarding high-risk students, disruptive/disturbing behavior and troublesome classroom incidents. SCEA can offer support and respond to complaints of suspected student misconduct. SCEA can also assist in coordinating a response to situations where student conduct threatens the health and/or safety of the campus community or any individuals.

These resources are also helpful:

Handling Disruptive Student Behavior

Students in Distress: A Helper's Guide

Student Referrals

Faculty can refer students to SCEA for suspected nonacademic misconduct (e.g. classroom disruption, harassment, etc.). SCEA will contact and meet with students, assess whether misconduct has occurred and implement an action plan as appropriate. At the meeting, students will discuss their behavior, appropriate behavior, and current, as well as potential future consequences. In the majority of cases, students admit responsibility for the behavior and the case is resolved informally by an agreement between the student, SCEA and the faculty member.

Policy Review and Development

SCEA reviews, implements and interprets university policies related to student rights and responsibilities. Faculty can contact SCEA for university interpretation and to discuss policy.

Student Conduct Committee

The Student Conduct Committee — which is comprised of students, faculty and staff — hears cases where suspension from OSU is a possibility, situations in which an informal resolution is not possible, and cases in which a student had filed a discrimination grievance. The Student Conduct Committee receives training each year related to student conduct issues. Faculty are appointed to this committee by the president. If you have an interest in being appointed to serve on this committee, please contact Student Conduct Education and Administration.

Participant Guide Program

Participant Guides are faculty or staff that will provide free, private consultations to students in the conduct process that will aid students in preparing for conduct committee hearings. It is important that students are supported, provided direction, and feel they have someone they can talk to and process their statement and responses with before participating in the student conduct hearing.