Students at Metropolitan State University deserve the opportunity to pursue an education, and it is the responsibility of the university to provide an environment that promotes learning and protects the safety and well-being of the university community. Therefore, the university establishes this Student Conduct Code. Any action by a student that interferes with the education of any other student or interferes with the operations of the university in carrying out its responsibility to provide an education will be considered a violation of this code.
The Student Code of Conduct balances individual student due process rights with the broader interests of the safety, wellbeing and academic integrity of the university community. The Office of Judicial Affairs operates with the philosophy of balancing the need for student accountability with the opportunity for education and making amends.
Students are encouraged to review the Student Conduct Code University Policy #1020 and Procedure #112 to understand their rights and responsibilities under the Code.
Complaints of alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct may be reported by any member of the university community, including administration, faculty, staff and other students. Reports of alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct can be made to the Dean of Students or contact the Office of Judicial Affairs at 651-793-1535. The Dean of Students must first authorize any formal conduct code investigations before the Office of Judicial Affairs may proceed, but either office is available to take reports and for consultation. In some situations, issues may be resolved informally rather than through the formal conduct process. A report may be submitted by contacting the Office of Judicial Affairs at 651-793-1535.