Code of Conduct and University Sanctioning Guidelines

Code of Conduct 2019–2020

Being a Binghamton University student is both a privilege and a responsibility. It is the responsibility of all members of the Binghamton University community to uphold the values of the institution. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that supports and respects the rights of others. Accordingly, student behavior should be consistent with University policy as well as state and federal law at all times. Student behavior that is not consistent with these standards may be addressed through the Code of Student Conduct in an effort to educate students, manage safety and deter behavior that negatively impacts either the individual or the community.

University Sanctioning Guidelines 2019–2020

For any conduct system to be credible, consistency must be a central element. These guidelines are intended to provide the community with a basic understanding of the consequences that result from specific behavior. However, for a disciplinary system to be fair it must be flexible enough to respond to each student as an individual and to the particular facts and circumstances of each case. Sanctions should reflect the University's desire to educate the student and the community while at the same time fostering a safe and secure campus environment for all students.


Conflict Coaching Workshop

Conflict coaching provides students skills and strategies used to support their ability to engage in, manage or productively resolve conflict. Coaching can also help students resolve their own conflict issues at the lowest levels.

Our workshop provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • handle active conflicts in a timely way
  • engage with others who have not opted for formal resolution.
  • gain a deeper understanding of conflict and the various ways that conflict shows up in our daily lives
  • identify one's primary response for dealing with conflict
  • learn skills and techniques for resolving conflict without a third party

Available workshops:

7–8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 UU 215 Register
5–6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 UU 102 Register
7–8:30 p.m. Nov. 5 UU 102 Register
7–8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 UU 108 Register

Decision Making Workshop

Every day we make decisions, but are we confident that we are making the right decisions? The Office of Student Conduct is offering an ethical decision-making and personal responsibility workshop designed to:

  • challenge students to explore various contexts of decision-making
  • provide beneficial insight, strategies and skills for effective decision-making
  • empower students to assume personal responsibility for the decisions they make and the potential impact their decisions can have on others
  • increase awareness of ethics
  • learn systematic methods to approach decision-making

Available workshops:

7:30–8:30 p.m. Oct. 7 UU 103 Register
7–8 p.m. Oct. 30 UU 103 Register
7:30–8:30 p.m. Nov. 4 UU 103 Register
7–8 p.m. Nov. 19 UU 202 Register
7:30–8:30 p.m. Dec. 2 UU 102 Register

Offices and Services

The Office of Student Conduct encourages students navigating the conduct process to connect with resources to provide further assistance with next steps. Below are a few University resources that can be helpful.