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Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

Code of Student Conduct

The purpose of the Code of Student Conduct is to set forth the University's expectations of behavior that promote the safety and welfare of the Northeastern University community. The University seeks to provide a supportive environment that is conducive to learning, the pursuit of truth, the exchange of knowledge, the intellectual development of students, and the general good of society. In those instances where violations of the behavioral expectations occur, Northeastern University has developed policies and procedures to protect the interests of members of the University community, individually and collectively.

The Code of Student Conduct, 2014-2015
is listed in University Regulations, page 5 of the PDF of the Undergraduate Student Handbook, and page 367 of the Graduate Catalog. The Code of Student Conduct applies to all registered Northeastern University students at all levels of study, in all colleges and programs, locally or abroad who are enrolled at Northeastern University, as well as all student groups and organizations.

The Code of Student Conduct applies on campus as well as off campus.  The University sets guidelines for the behavior of its students.  The guidelines are established to promote student conduct that does not adversely affect the educational mission of the University or its relationship with the surrounding community, sister institutions, or members of the University community.  Student behavior occurring off campus in violation of the Code, or local, state, federal, or host country laws and that could affect the educational mission of the University or its relationship with the surrounding community may subject students to discipline as noted in the Code of Student Conduct. 

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