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Student Rights & Responsibilities

Honor Yourself, Honor the Code

The Honor Code is the Student code of conduct that outlines the expectations, rights, and responsibilities of every Student at the University. This document provides information to support our Students in developing and demonstrating integrity, respect, and individual and community responsibility. All Students at the University should read this Honor Code carefully to understand the expectations, policies, and procedures that apply when a Student is alleged to have violated a policy. You are expected to know and to understand your rights as well as your responsibilities to be a positive contributor and successful community member at the University.

Honor Code Community Values
All members of the University of Denver community are expected to engage both individually and as community members with Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility. These values embody the standards of conduct for Students, faculty, staff, and administrators as members of the University Community. These community values are defined:

Integrity: acting in an honest and ethical manner.

Respect: honoring differences in people, ideas, experiences, and opinions; engaging with others in ways that demonstrate an appreciation of their rights and humanity.

Responsibility: accepting ownership for one's actions and choices; seeking opportunities to understand one's role in creating an inclusive environment as a University Student and global citizen; and when necessary, work to repair harm, restore trust, and acknowledge the impact of one's actions and choices.

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

Honor Code 

Honor Code image 2020-2021 Honor Code and Student Rights & Responsibilities [pdf]


Policy for Online Courses [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 Students found responsible for academic integrity violations/misconduct within a course or academic program. 

2. Appellate Officer

A University official who has been designated to evaluate an
appeal on the Appeal Criteria and to determine which available action should be taken if any Appeal Criteria is met

3. Business Day

Refers to any weekday Monday through Friday in which the University is in operation, including days when the University is in operation, but classes are not in session.

4. Case Resolution Meeting

Refers to the time and date during which a Student will be
invited to present their perspective of an incident with the designated Case Resolution Body.

5. Complainant

The Reporting Party who may have been harmed as the result of the incident described in a Report.

6. Outcomes

Required University statuses and educational opportunities, restrictions and/or expectations for a Student found responsible for violating SRR Policies. 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. Alleged Policy Violations

The Student Rights & Responsibilities or University
Policies that a Student is notified to allegedly have violated as a result of the incident described in a Report. 

8. Report

A narrative detailing an incident in which one or more students may have violated University Policies. Reports commonly come from the Division of 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 one or more of the Student Rights & Responsibilities Policies.

11. Student Organization

Two or more Students meeting together in an organized manner with a common purpose. This definition includes, but is not limited to athletic teams, fraternities, and sororities. Registered Student Organizations are defined as those student-run organizations that have received University recognition either by Undergraduate Student Government (USG), Graduate Student Government (GSG), and/or by an official department of the University

12. University Official

Includes any person employed by or under contract with the
University performing academic, administrative, or professional duties. When this document refers to any University Official by title,such reference includes their designee.

13. University Premises

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