Student Code of Conduct
All students at the University of Colorado Denver are encouraged to review the Student Code of Conduct. This document outlines student rights and responsibilities, behavioral expectations and the university conduct process. Additionally, students living at Campus Village must follow the policies outlined in the CU Denver Housing & Dining Resident Handbook.
Each school or college has its own process for adjudicating allegations of academic integrity or misconduct. Please contact the associate dean of your school or college for more information.
What to Expect in Your Conduct Meeting
The conduct process includes notification of potential violations and the opportunity for a conduct conference. A conduct conference is a one-on-one meeting with a conduct educator to discuss the incident, potential violations and future outcomes. To learn more about our office's approach to student conduct and conduct conferences, review this presentation
or consult our Frequently Asked Questions
Release of Information
Your student record is protected by FERPA. In order to provide our office with the ability to discuss your conduct record with someone other than you, complete the Release of Information Form. This form is different than the FERPA Release that you might have completed for the Registrar's Office.
Request to Review Records
If a student is found responsible for violating the Student Code of Conduct, the conduct process will likely result in sanctions being assigned. If the sanctions assigned include Campus Village Removal, Probation with Loss of Good Standing, Suspension, or Expulsion, the outcome of the case can be appealed. The appeal must be completed within 3 business days of the decision letter being issued. To appeal, complete the Student Conduct Appeal Form. The appeals officer will communicate their decision in writing generally within fifteen (15) working days unless circumstances exist that require additional time for the decision to be made.
If you are under 21 years old and found responsible for an alcohol and/or drug violation, your parent(s) or guardian(s) will receive written notification regarding your incident. This letter explains that you were involved in an incident and that we encourage them to engage in a conversation with you regarding alcohol and drug expectations while you are attending the university. The goal of the letter is to spark an open dialogue between you and your parent(s) or guardian(s). We hope that you use this opportunity to speak openly and honestly with your family about your personal alcohol and drug use.
If you are applying to study abroad, attend graduate school, transfer to a different college or university, or for certain jobs, you may be asked to consent to a background clearance. In order for the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards to check your record on behalf of another department or agency, you need to sign a waiver with that department or agency. No one may have access to your disciplinary record without your written consent unless there is 1) an immediate threat or danger, 2) a legitimate 'educational need-to-know', or 3) you are transfering or enrolling at another college or university.