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Student Handbook

Student Conduct


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 community.

We help students to:

  • Understand the purpose for community standards.
  • Know how to bring their behavior into compliance with the community standards.
  • 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 behavior.
  • 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 files.
  • Trains and advises conduct and appeals board members (faculty and students).
  • Coordinates alcohol education seminars, community restitution and Take the Challenge.
  • Sends parental notification of alcohol and drug violations.
  • Responds to conduct records inquiries from graduate programs and prospective employers.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable laws.

Participation in Conduct Board

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 2016–2017 are due by noon on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

Student Conduct Board Application (PDF) 

About the Conduct Board (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 Handbook.