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Welcome to the Office of Student Conduct. The office supports the University's mission by promoting a just, safe, orderly, and supportive university living and learning environment. Creating a community in which students’ actions reflect the Penn State values is of utmost importance. The office upholds and enforces behavioral standards, administers conduct processes, provides system-wide staff training and educates students through mediation, leadership development, conduct sanctions and other educational intervention efforts.

The Office of Student Conduct is dedicated to supporting students by maintaining a conduct process that is educational, equitable, expeditious and just. We foster students' learning and growth by administering a process that teaches responsibility by holding students accountable for their behavior, encourages the expression of diverse views and opinions, and validates healthy choices and the concepts of individual and community respect.

Office of Student Conduct COVID-19 Operations
In accordance with University Guidance and best practices for keeping all of our community members safe, beginning with the fall 2021 semester, the Office of Student Conduct will offer all services both in person and virtually. Our physical office location in 120 Boucke building will be open for appointments starting August 23, 2021. All in-person visitors will be required to follow University guidance and policies, including current masking regulations. Additionally, our office will offer in-person drop-in hours between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM daily beginning October 4, 2021. If you would like to seek services during drop-in hours, but would prefer not to come into the office, please call the office at (814) 863-0342 between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM and ask to be connected to the case manager assigned to drop-in services. Additionally, all scheduled appointments will also continue to be offered virtually.

Through programs and services, we strive to help students mature and become contributing citizens within Penn State and the local communities. We help to create a University culture that is self-disciplined, where civility is embraced and the community norms and actions validate the essential values of Penn State:

  • Personal and academic integrity
  • Respect for the dignity of all persons and a willingness to learn from the differences in people, ideas, and opinions
  • Respect for the rights, property, and safety of others
  • Concern for others and their feelings and their need for conditions that support an environment where they can work, grow, and succeed at Penn State

To report any incident that you believe may be a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, contact the Office of Student Conduct. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual violence, hazing and/or other forms of harassment, please visit the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response website. For information on resources for reporting wrongdoing, including to report bias incidents, please visit the Resources for Reporting Wrongdoing websiteIf this is an emergency, please contact University Police at 814-863-1111 or call 911.

You may report an incident for any student at Penn State. When a report is received, the Office of Student Conduct will evaluate the report and determine student status. The Office of Student Conduct may be in touch with the complainant to describe next steps and/or to clarify or gather more information. Following that, the Office of Student Conduct will schedule a time to meet with the respondent; the formal or informal conduct process begins at that point. For incidents involving the Commonwealth Campuses, the Office of Student Conduct will connect with Student Conduct designees at the Commonwealth Campuses if necessary for further evaluation and potential management of the case.

To submit a report to the Office of Student Conduct, please click the following link: 

Student Conduct Online Report Form

NOTE: Effective August 23, 2021, the Code of Conduct & Student and Student Organization Conduct Procedures have been updated. All referrals made on or after August 23, 2021 regarding allegations that a student's conduct was in violation of the Code of Conduct will utilize these procedures.
The Code of Conduct
Know the Code
Please note that the Know the Code Quiz is temporarily unavailable. Please direct any questions to the Office of Student Conduct's general email at
Penn State and OSC encourage persons who need any type of accommodation, or have a question about access, to contact the Office of Student Conduct at or call (814) 863-0342 prior to their meeting or program to allow sufficient time to effectively meet access needs.
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120 Boucke Building 
University Park, PA 16802