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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Conduct

Student Conduct

Honor Yourself, Honor the Code

All members of the University of Denver community are expected to uphold the values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility. These values embody the standards of conduct for students, faculty, staff, and administrators as members of the University community. Our institutional values are defined as:

Integrity: acting in an honest and ethical manner;

Respect: honoring differences in people, ideas, experiences, and opinions;

Responsibility: accepting ownership for one's own behavior and conduct.

Please find the full text of the Honor Code below. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Student Rights and Responsibilities Staff. Our contact information can be found here.

Honor Code 

Honor Code image 2018-2019 Honor Code and Student Conduct Policies and Procedures [pdf]



Commonly Used Terms 

1. Academic Actions

Outcomes and/or consequences that are determined by faculty members, instructors, and/or academic units in response to student academic misconduct within a course. 

2. Appellate Officer

Evaluates an appeal on the Appeal Criteria and then determines which available action should be taken if any Appeal Criteria are met. 

3. Business Day

Any weekday Monday through Friday (8:00-4:30) in which the University of Denver is in operation, including when the University is open but classes are not in session. 

4. Case Resolution Meeting

A time when a student is invited to share their perspective of the incident. The meeting can be in person with a Conduct Administrator, through a Student Accountability Board, or Restorative Justice. Students have the right to not attend their meeting; however a decision will then be made without their input, and non-attendance is not grounds for appeal. 

5. Complainant

The Reporting Party who may have been harmed as the result of the incident. 

6. Outcomes

Student conduct outcomes are intended to be educational rather than punitive wherever possible. Outcomes are based on each student's individual circumstances and balance the needs of the respondent as well as the University Community.

  • Status outcomes are those which describe the student's relationship with the University.
  • Educational outcomes are opportunities for students to repair harm, rebuild trust, learn about themselves, and reflect on the impact of their situations. 
7. Potential Policy Violations

The University of Denver policies that a student allegedly have violated as a result of the incident described in the Report. 

8. Report

A narrative detailing an incident in which one or more students may have violated University Policies. Reports commonly come from Campus Safety and Housing and Residential Education. 

9. Reporting Party

Any person who has filed a report against a student, either directly or through a University Official, such as a Campus Safety Officer or a Resident Assistant. 

10. Respondent

Any student who is alleged to have violated a University of Denver policy. 

11. Student Organization

Two or more students meeting together in an organized manner with a common purpose. This includes but is not limited to, athletic teams, fraternities, and sororities, Registered Student Organizations, Undergraduate Student Government, etc. 

12. University Official

Any person employed by the University performing academic, administrative, or professional duties.  

13. University Premises

All land, buildings, facilities, or other property in the possession of or owned, used or controlled by the University, including adjacent streets and sidewalks.