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.
Confidential and Private Resources
The Office of Student Conduct encourages students navigating the conduct process to connect with resources to provide further assistance with next steps.
- Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
The primary goal is to support students when they face questions or concerns regarding substance use.
- Binghamton Support Network
Designed to help you discover resources on and off campus compiled to support your health, success and wellbeing.
- Case Management (CARE Team)
Provides private support, advocacy, case management and referrals to assist students with their concerns.
- Crime Victims Assistance Center (CVAC)
Provides free counseling to individuals affected by a crime, 24-hour crisis line and advocacy services.
- Dean of Student
Multiple offices and staff provide support for student success on and off campus by providing various programs and services designed to enhance academic and personal success.
- Decker Student Health Services Center (DSHSC)
Provides supportive, confidential nursing, physical, emotional and psychiatric medical care. Evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted illnesses, including HIV (with free rapid HIV testing at the DSHSC), is available.
- Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI)
The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was created from the Binghamton University Road Map process and supports the development and implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives that create a welcoming campus climate that exudes a fundamental respect for human diversity in all its dimensions.
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Harpur's Ferry
24/7 student-run ambulance service that can transport students from on- and off-campus locations to a local hospital for emergency and non-emergency needs and performs any pre-hospital care as needed.
- Health Promotion and Prevention Services (HPPS)
- National 24-Hour Crisis Lines and Online Resouces
- New York State University Police at Binghamton
Provides police services 24/7 — emergency and non-emergency, and links to other resources. UPD is available to meet with students where they are most comfortable. Reports can be initiated via phone or website, but will be followed up in person.
- Residential Life
Provides information about resources and support and may assist students with contacting UPD, if the student chooses. Staff is obligated to inform their supervisor when a report is made and assist in coordinating University response.
- Rise, formally known at SOS Shelter
Assists individuals and families who experience or are threatened with domestic violence. Shelter and supportive services available for women and children.
- SA Advocates
- Services for Students With Disabilities (SSD)
- Smoking Cessation (B-Healthy)
- SUNY SAVR
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).
- Translation and Interpretation Services
Provides trained multilingual faculty, staff and student volunteer interpreters and translators to bridge language and cultural gaps for students and their families with limited English proficiency, and community agencies in emergency, crisis and non-emergency situations.
- University Counseling Center
- University Ombudsman
Provides independent, confidential, informal and impartial assistance to the campus community. The University Ombudsman assists individuals and groups in the management of conflict and the resolution of problems.
- Violence and Rape Crisis Center (VARCC)
The center is housed in a centrally located but calm, private space on campus where it provides a single place for students — or anyone — to report an incident of sexual violence.