Student Code of Conduct

Dominican University of California is an academic community committed to study, reflection, community, and service in an inclusive environment that embraces diversity.

As an academic community, the University has an interest in the education, safety, and welfare of all members of this community and in fostering an environment consistent with the educational mission, purpose, and processes of the University. When students voluntarily enter the University, they assume obligations of performance and behavior reflective of the University’s mission, processes, and functions. Expectations of students in the University community are higher than those of other citizens.

As members of the University, students have rights and responsibilities. In addition, the University has expectations regarding the behavior of its members, which extend beyond the classroom into all aspects of life. The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to educating students about civic expectations and prohibited conduct, promoting student learning and accountability, and facilitating the development of thoughtful, responsible, and engaged members of the community. Through the Student Code of Conduct, the Office of the Dean of Students strives to address, reduce and prevent behavior that undermines academic success and detracts from the educational mission of the University; to ensure the health and safety of the University community; to provide timely support and resources for students; and to prevent violence in and around the University community.

Dominican University of California students are responsible for knowing the information, policies, and procedures outlined in this Student Code of Conduct. The University reserves the right to make changes to this code as necessary and once those changes are posted online, they are in effect.

The complete Student Code of Conduct can be found within the Student Handbook.