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.
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.