Student Conduct and Ethical Development

A Special Message to the Campus Community

With the recent passage of Proposition 64 (California Marijuana Legalization Initiative), it is important for the CSUSB campus community to understand what influence this new legislation has on campus. As a recipient of federal financial aid funds, CSUSB is required to follow federal law, which supersedes the new legislation in California.  Federal law requires the campus to maintain a drug-free community, prevent illegal drug use, and discipline those involved.  Consistent with the Federal Controlled Substances Act, it remains illegal at CSUSB to possess, use, consume, transport, cultivate, and/or sell marijuana on campus, including campus housing.

For more information on campus impacts due to Proposition 64, please contact University Police at 909/537-5165 or the Dean of Students Office at 909/537-5185.

Doug Freer

Douglas R. Freer, Ed.D.
Vice President for Administration and Finance/CFO

 

Mission

The primary focus of the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development is to administer the Student Conduct Code by educating students about their social and ethical responsibilities as members of the university community.

Philosophy

The Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for students to engage in campus life, interact with diverse individuals and participate in activities that encourages growth, curiosity, and scholarly fulfillment. We do this by maintaining two basic tenets:

  • Students are afforded reasonable rights as productive individuals of the campus community to function in an environment conducive to learning and personal growth.
  • It is the responsibility of every student to ensure that their actions do not interfere with someone else's right to be a productive individual on campus.

Values

The Office of Student Conduct and Development supports the core values of the CSUSB Division of Student Affairs: Student Success, Integrity, and Social Justice.

The Student Discipline Process

The student discipline process is governed by the following:

Key Components of the Student Conduct Process: Report, Respond, & Record

Report

  • Any member of the campus community can submit an incident report if they are made aware of a violation of university policy or are concerned about a student’s behavior. A Student Conduct Administrator will determine whether the matter should be referred to the disciplinary process for investigation, and/or whether the concern should be referred to the CARE team for student support. Please contact the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development at 909.537.7172 or stop by UH-346 to report any violations of the Student Conduct Code. Reports may also be submitted electronically.

Respond

  • Student(s) involved in an alleged violation of the Student Conduct Code will be sent a Notice of Investigation letter or a Notice of Conference Meeting letter, depending on the circumstances of the referral or incident report. In either case, students are instructed to schedule a meeting with a Student Conduct Administrator.
  • During the meeting, the student will have the opportunity to respond to any allegations and to share information relating to their involvement in the incident. If a student chooses to not participate, discipline proceedings can move forward to a resolution without their input. 
  • Students may be accompanied to any meeting with a Student Conduct Administrator by an advisor of their choosing.  However, the advisor may not speak on behalf of the student.
  • Once the investigation into the incident is complete, the Student Conduct Administrator will determine whether a student is found responsible for a policy violation. If found responsible, the Student Conduct Administrator will offer the student the opportunity to resolve the matter via a Resolution Agreement. If the student does not accept the terms of the Resolution Agreement, the student may request a disciplinary hearing. 
  • If found responsible for a violation, possible outcomes of an administrative conference meeting or discipline hearing may include any or all of the following disciplinary sanctions:
    • Financial restitution
    • Loss of Financial Aid
    • Education and Remedial Sanctions (i.e. educational activity, reflective paper, etc.)
    • Denial of Access to Campus
    • Disciplinary Probation
    • Suspension
    • Expulsion
    • Restrictions on Admissions or Readmission

Record

  • Student conduct records are maintained by the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development for 7 years, unless the student has been assigned a sanction of Expulsion or Suspension for one year or more, in which case the file is maintained permanently. 
  • Disciplinary Probation is entered on a student's transcript, with beginning and end date, for the period of time that the probation is in effect.
  • Suspension is entered on the student's transcript, with beginning and end date, for the period of time that the suspension is in effect, but remains on the transcript permanently if the suspension is for longer than one academic year.
  • Expulsion is entered on the student's transcript permanently along with the date it takes effect.

For further questions or for additional information, you may contact the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development by calling 909.537.7172, emailing student-conduct@csusb.edu, or visiting us in University Hall, room 346.

Our Staff

Office of Student Conduct & Ethical Development

Lisa Root, M.A.
Associate Dean of Students and Director

Jennifer Stevenson, M.S.
Assistant Director

Jesse Juarez, M.S.W.
CARE Case Management Specialist

LeShay Dorsey, M.B.A.
Administrative Analyst/Specialist

Phone: (909) 537-7172
Email: student-conduct@csusb.edu
Fax: (909) 537-7522