Student Conduct & Community Standards

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Mission

The mission of Student Conduct and Community Standards is to develop, disseminate, and uphold campus policies and procedures.  The Code and Student Conduct Process educates Students of their civic and social responsibility as Tiffin University community members, as well as future global citizens through proactive educational outreach and formal conduct processes.  The Code also supports the Mission of Tiffin University by providing Students educational opportunities that can positively impact their future goals.  Student rights, equal dignity, and fundamental fairness are an integral part of the Code and Student Conduct Process.  All elements of the Student conduct process and Code of Student Conduct are designed to foster the ethical development and personal integrity of Students.

Jurisdiction

The Student conduct process and Tiffin University Code of Student Conduct inform the rights and responsibilities of Students and Student organizations.  This Code and process addresses misconduct that occurs on Tiffin University property, as well as off-campus incidents (including study-abroad experiences) when the possibility or reality of a negative impact on the campus community exists.

The University, at its discretion reserves the right to pursue action, through the established Student conduct process against a Studentís behavior while the Student is also subject to criminal proceedings.  The University reserves this right even if criminal charges/proceedings are pending, reduced, or dismissed.

Philosophy

The core philosophy of Student Conduct at Tiffin University is one of education.  While the use of punitive sanctions is a possibility in any given situation, the goal of the Student conduct process is to foster student development and uphold community standards.