5.5.1 Student Conduct

A. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to describe the standard of conduct applicable to each student at UT Tyler.

B. Persons Affected

All students.

The Student Code of Conduct applies to individual students, prescribes the standards of conduct expected of students enrolled at the University, outlines actions that can be taken when conduct is not in conformity with the prescribed standards and establishes due process procedures for the imposition of such actions. For a complete description of the application of the Student Code of Conduct, please see Section 8-102, Application, of the UT Tyler Student Affairs Manual of Policy and Procedures.

C. Definitions

Student – Means a person who: 

  1. Is currently enrolled at the university, or
  2. Is accepted for admission or readmission to the university, or
  3. Has been enrolled at the university in a prior semester or summer session and is eligible to continue enrollment in the semester or summer session that immediately follows, or who is attending an educational program sponsored by the university while that person is on campus, or
  4. Engaged in prohibited conduct at a time when he or she met the above criteria.

Judicial Officer - Means the Chief Student Affairs Officer or his/her delegate or representative

Dean or Dean of Students – Refers to the administrative officer or officers responsible for the administration of the disciplinary process at each institution. The Dean of Students may designate individual(s) to administer disciplinary cases under this policy.

Chief Student Affairs Officer – The administrative officer primarily responsible for the development and administration of policies relating to students, for the development and implementation of services to students, and for the initial preparation of institutional regulations that will implement the policies and regulations set forth in this rule.
For a full list of definitions, please see Section 8-103, Definitions, of the UT Tyler Student Affairs Manual of Policy and Procedures.

D. Policy and Procedures

Students at the university neither lose the rights nor escape the responsibilities of citizenship.

They are expected to obey and conduct themselves in accordance with both the penal and civil statutes of the local, state, and federal government and the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, university regulations, and administrative rules, and to observe standards of conduct appropriate for an academic institution. 

A student is subject to discipline for prohibited conduct that occurs on or off campus, including but not limited to institution or U.T. System sponsored off-campus activities such as field trips, internships, rotations, or clinical assignments regardless of whether civil or criminal penalties are also imposed for such conduct. 

  1. Application: The Student Code of Conduct applies to individual students, prescribes the standards of conduct expected of students enrolled at the University, outlines actions that can be taken when conduct is not in conformity with the prescribed standards and establishes due process procedures for the imposition of such actions. For a complete description of the application of the Student Code of Conduct, please see Section 8-102, Application, of the UT Tyler Student Affairs Manual of Policy and Procedures. 
  2. Standards of Conduct:  In addition to the general standards of conduct set forth in subsection (a), Chapter 8-800 contains descriptions of specific standards of conduct to which students must adhere. For a complete listing of the Student Standards of Conduct, please refer to Chapter 8-800 of the UT Tyler Student Affairs Manual of Policy and Procedures.

    For additional information regarding Student Conduct, please refer to the Student Conduct website http://www.uttyler.edu/judicialaffairs. Please see Chapter 8 of the UT Tyler Student Affairs Manual of Policy and Procedures at this website: https://www.uttyler.edu/mopp/documents/8-student-conduct-discipline.pdf.

  3. The division of Student Success, by delegation of the President of the University, is designated as the agency responsible for the administration of the student conduct processes. The Vice President for Student Success is responsible to the President of the University for recommending policies related to student conduct, for formulating rules and enforcement procedures and for recommending to the President any changes to the student conduct process deemed necessary or desirable. 

    The Vice President for Student Success has, by way of the Dean of Students, assigned to the Director of Student Conduct and Intervention responsibility for the enforcement of rules regarding student conduct, the disposal and referral of individual cases and the administration of student discipline. 

F. Responsibilities

The Vice President for Student Success is responsible for this policy.

F. Review

This policy shall be reviewed every five years or sooner if necessary by the following stakeholders:

Vice President for Student Success

Director of Student Conduct and Intervention

Dean of Students

Student Government Association President

University Chief of Police

Council of Academic Deans

Faculty Senate President

University Staff Advisory Committee Chair

ORIGINALLY APPROVED:  12/01/2001
AMENDED:  04/13/2011

AMENDED:  04/2019