Conduct Process

The Syracuse University Conduct System is an educational process designed to assist students in their decision-making. This is done through a variety of means.

Student Conduct Process Flow Chart
Student Conduct Process Flow Chart

Resolution by Agreement Process

Resolution by Agreement occurs between a student and a conduct officer from either Community Standards or Student Living.

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Formal Process

As a result of an unsuccessful Resolution by Agreement, a case will be forwarded to the Formal Resolution process, where it is heard by the University Conduct Board.

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Appeal Process

Should either party not accept the outcome from the University Conduct Board, they may appeal that decision to the University Appeals Board. The outcome from the University Appeals Board is final.

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Request for Review

Once a Resolution by Agreement is reached, the decision is final and will only be revisited based on one or more of the following:

  • New information not reasonably available at the time of the resolution, the absence of which can be shown to have had a detrimental impact on the outcome of the resolution;
  • Procedural error that can be shown to have had a detrimental impact on the outcome of the resolution;
  • Errors in the interpretation of University policy so substantial as to deny fair resolution;
  • Grossly inappropriate sanction having no reasonable relationship to the charges.

In such a case, the student or student organization may submit a written petition for reconsideration of the case to their Conduct Officer within five (5) business days of the resolution by agreement meeting. Requests for review must be written and signed by the student. If a resolution is not reached, it may be referred for a formal resolution process.