Student Conduct and Community Standards
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards educates the University community about the community standards necessary to maintain and protect an environment conducive to learning. Our core purpose is to develop students' academic and social responsibility. We value integrity, responsibility, community, multicultural competence, and accountability.
Responsible Action Procedure
The University does not condone underage drinking, illegal drug use or violations of other University policies, however the safety of our students is of paramount importance and it is critical that the University create an environment that is conducive to reporting of sexual misconduct and emergency medical issues.
Consequently, no student experiencing or reporting sexual misconduct or seeking medical assistance for an alcohol or other drug-related emergency will be subject to UO Student Conduct action related to the possession or consumption of alcohol or drugs.
This procedure applies to students who experience sexual misconduct, those who are actively supporting that student, and/or those who call for assistance in a medical emergency.
To be eligible for this accommodation, a student must take the initiative to get assistance by notifying the appropriate authorities (e.g. calling 911, alerting a resident assistant or helping connect with a health provider, counselor or advocate in the case of sexual misconduct.)
In cases of a medical emergency involving drugs or alcohol, the primary concern is the health and safety of the individual(s) involved.
Students are strongly encouraged to call for medical assistance (911) for themselves or for another student whom they observe to be dangerously intoxicated/under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If a student calls on behalf of another student, that student is required to remain with the student experiencing the emergency until medical assistance arrives.
Although there is no limit to the number of referrals a student may give or receive, students should be advised that in consistently putting the student’s health and safety first, the University will approach serious or repeated incidents with a higher degree of concern and a higher level of intervention.
UO Affirmation of Community Standards:
The University of Oregon community is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the development of integrity. In order to thrive and excel, this community must preserve the freedom of thought and expression of all its members. The University of Oregon has a long and illustrious history in the area of academic freedom and freedom of speech. A culture of respect that honors the rights, safety, dignity and worth of every individual is essential to preserve such freedom. We affirm our respect for the rights and well-being of all members.
We further affirm our commitment to:
- Respect the dignity and essential worth of all individuals.
- Promote a culture of respect throughout the University community.
- Respect the privacy, property, and freedom of others.
- Reject bigotry, discrimination, violence, or intimidation of any kind.
- Practice personal and academic integrity and expect it from others.
- Promote the diversity of opinions, ideas and backgrounds which is the lifeblood of the university.