Butler University's conduct program, an extension of the
educational mission of the University, is intended to educate
students about appropriate behavior and the potential consequences
of their actions and choices, thus promoting learning, personal
responsibility, self-discipline, respect for others, and the
understanding and support of the educational values of our
We help students to:
- Understand the purpose for community standards.
- Know how to bring their behavior into compliance with the
- Maturely accept accountability for his/her behavior.
- Clarify values as they relate to the behavior in question.
- Make more positive self-directed choices that will better
enable him/her to assume adult roles.
- Consider the consequences of his/her behavior.
Ways we can serve you:
- One-on-one or group consulting on concerns of student
- Explain policies.
The Dean of Student Services:
- Coordinates the student conduct system.
- Consults with faculty and staff on matters of student behaviors
(including classroom disruption and academic integrity).
- Updates the University Rules of Conduct and coordinates
revisions to the Student Handbook.
- Maintains the conduct records database and student conduct
- Trains and advises conduct and appeals board members (faculty
- Coordinates alcohol education seminars, community restitution
and Take the Challenge.
- Sends parental notification of alcohol and drug
- Responds to conduct records inquiries from graduate programs
and prospective employers.
- Ensures compliance with applicable laws.
Participation in Conduct Boards
Students serve an important role in upholding community values.
Each year students are selected to serve two-year terms as a board
member. Applications for academic year 2014-2015 are due by noon on
Tuesday, September 23, 2014.
Board Application (PDF)
Conduct Boards (PDF)
Conduct Board Composition and Selection (PDF)
Policies and Resources
Board selection information, policies and procedures, can be
found in the Rights and Responsibilities section of the Student