Student Conduct & Ethics

A message for students from Student Conduct and Ethics:

We know that the COVID-19 response is causing significant change and uncertainty for our community. This is an unprecedented event, and Student Conduct & Ethics is committed to continued engagement and support for student inquiries, incident reporting, and issue resolution as we work remotely. We will be updating this page with additional information and resources as the process unfolds and want to share the following at this time.

  • The offices in Mattin Center are closed and staff are working remotely.
  • Depending on the case, communication will be sent to students with pending conduct cases to discuss video-conference administrative hearing options.
  • View PDF Document: answers to frequently asked questions related to disciplinary and academic misconduct for spring 2020
  • If you have questions or concerns, please contact studentconduct@jhu.edu or the hearing officer in which you received your original communication.
  • Connect with us: studentconduct@jhu.edu / 410-516-8208

The Student Conduct and Ethics area oversees all student misconduct violations of the Student Conduct Code and the Ethics Board for undergraduate students for the Homewood campus and all non-academic violations for graduate students.

Mission

The Office of Student Conduct promotes student success, accountability, and integrity, through upholding policies, procedures, and outreach that foster a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment in which students can thrive. Student Conduct provides support to students, faculty, and staff on matters of misconduct or conflict according to the Student Conduct Code and Academic Ethics.

The essential aim is to promote ethical citizenship among students, reduce harm, and encourage community responsibility. The Student Conduct area promotes individual responsibility and accountability while ensuring the policies and processes of the University comply with standards for fundamental fairness. When students make choices that are counter to the University’s mission, the goal is to provide clear outcomes for unacceptable behavior and foster responsible decision-making skills among students. Student Conduct seeks to provide transformative opportunities for students to learn from moments of adversity and conflict. Outcomes for policy violations are student-centered to help foster congruence with University standards of behavior, the health and safety of the community, improved decision-making, and academic success.

Student Conduct is guided by the following principles when seeking to resolve individual and group misconduct:

Transparency; students will have a clear sense of policies, procedures, and expectations.

Learning-centered; students will develop a keen awareness of how to apply what they have learned in other areas of their personal and professional lives.

Values-based; students will reflect on their values and determine if they acted in a manner that is counter to the values they espouse and live by.

Progressive; sanctions are uniquely tailored to support student areas of more development and strength.

Students, staff, and faculty share in this responsibility to ensure responsible decision making in and out of the classroom. All members of the university community are committed to developing the whole student within the Johns Hopkins community.

Questions?

For general questions regarding Student Conduct please contact studentconduct@jhu.edu.