Student Conduct Procedures

The student conduct system exists to handle infractions against University rules and regulations. This system is based on a philosophy of fairness for all parties affected by any situation involving a student’s non-compliance with a University policy or regulation.  It is designed to be an educational system and does not function as a court of law. Therefore, procedural issues, including the introduction and consideration of evidence, are handled in a manner consistent with that educational focus. Where the allegations are more serious, and therefore the consequences more serious, the rules of procedure are structured appropriately. The student conduct system is not a substitute for the criminal and civil courts but, an additional option for Complainants when the alleged violator is an enrolled Georgetown University student.

Administrative Action

Administrative Action is the resolution of a case by a Conduct Officer, as designated by the Office of Student Conduct.  The Conduct Officer has the ability to find a student responsible for violations of the Code of Student Conduct and assign sanctions. For more information regarding Administrative Action, click here.

Sexual Misconduct Hearings

The Office of Student Conduct may refer a case to a Hearing for a Sexual Misconduct Hearing Panel to resolve under the following circumstances:

  • When the student denies engaging in behaviors identified in a formal complaint of sexual misconduct;
  • When a student fails to respond to a formal complaint of sexual misconduct; and/or
  • When the Office of Student Conduct determines that the facts are best determined by a Sexual Misconduct Hearing Panel.

For the complete Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures Manual, click here.

Standard Hearings

The Office of Student Conduct may refer a case to a Hearing for a Standard Hearing Board to resolve under the following circumstances:

  • When the student denies engaging in behaviors that, under typical first-time circumstances, may result in disciplinary suspension or dismissal;
  • When a student fails to respond to a complaint that, under typical first-time circumstances, may result in disciplinary suspension or dismissal; and/or
  • When the Office of Student Conduct determines that the facts are best determined by a Standard Hearing Board.

For the complete Standard Hearing Procedures Manual, click here.