Code of Conduct and University Sanctioning Guidelines
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.
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits any person in the United States from being discriminated against on the basis of sex in seeking access to any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The U.S. Department of Education, which enforces Title IX, has long defined the meaning of Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination broadly to include various forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence that interfere with a student’s ability to equally access our educational programs and opportunities.
Advisors are central to Title IX proceedings, helping students maneuver a technically complicated and emotionally challenging process. This guide will help advisors for both respondents and complainants and their advisees move through the process in an informed way. It covers each stage of the process, from the filing of the complaint to the investigation, hearing, and appeal.
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.
- Case Management (CARE Team)
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Health Promotion and Prevention Services (HPPS)
- Crimes Victims Assistance Center (CVAC)
- University Police Department (UPD)
- Interpersonal Violence Prevention (IVP)
- Services for Students With Disabilities (SSD)
- University Ombudsman
- SUNY SAVR
- Smoking Cessation (B-Healthy)
- Violence and Rape Crisis Center (VARCC)
Support Empathy Empowerment Kindness (SEEK)
SEEK is an entirely student-run service for Binghamton University students to talk through any issue they may be facing. This service is a free, SA-chartered, private resource. Available every night from 7–10 p.m. during fall and spring semesters (with exceptions of holidays).