Information for Students


Helpful links for students going through the conduct process:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Tips for Participants
  • How to Prepare for a Conduct Meeting
    • A conduct meeting is a meeting with a member of the SCEA staff serving as the conduct officer and is held in 382 Student Union. Suspension is not a possible outcome, unless it is determined that an investigation process is needed.
      • Residential Life conduct meetings are held with residents who violate Residential Life policies as well as certain Student Code of Conduct policies. These meetings are held in 120 Brumley; a member of the Residential Life staff will sere as the conduct officer.
  • How to Prepare for a Conduct Hearing
    • A conduct hearing is a hearing with a Student Conduct hearing officer, held in 328 Student Union. Suspension is a possible outcome.
  • How to Prepare for a Conduct Committee Hearing
    • A conduct committee hearing is a hearing, following an investigation process, with a panel of Student Conduct Committee members; location will vary.
  • Consequences of a Felony

The University Philosophy on Student Discipline

The university’s philosophy on student discipline is educational in nature. Oklahoma State University recognizes that students will make mistakes and, at times, decisions that do not align with personal values and university expectations. Student Conduct Education and Administration (SCEA) is charged with helping students reflect and learn from these decisions by holding them accountable for their behavior. Through the conduct process, SCEA assists students in ethical, personal and intellectual development as well as developing character and integrity. SCEA offers education, challenge and support to students struggling with behavioral issues, and makes appropriate referrals to other resources as necessary. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Through the conduct process, students will:

  • evaluate their personal responsibility for their conduct.
  • differentiate any incongruence between their values and their actions.
  • articulate how their behavior affected or could affect others.
  • evaluate the impact their decisions have on their academic and personal success.
  • articulate why the university community is concerned about their conduct.
  • define the acceptable behavior that is required of them while they are part of the university community.
  • recognize skills, strategies and resources that are likely to assist them in avoiding future violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • identify an informed decision-making process to prevent similar behavior.