Code of Student Conduct

Student Conduct is a department within the Office of Student Life. The purpose of Student Conduct is to support the educational mission of The Ohio State University by administering the Code of Student Conduct and serving as a resource to the university community and beyond. An educational and holistic approach to discipline is employed whenever possible.


The mission of Student Conduct is to:

  • Protect student rights
  • Help foster a safe and secure educational environment
  • Uphold the standards of the university community
  • Establish accountability for student choices
  • Maintain an equitable and inclusive process that promotes mutual respect
  • Foster ethical standards and critical thinking and decision-making
  • Assist in the development of students into productive citizens


The Code of Student Conduct is found at