Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to
teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research
that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local,
national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart
of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society
and good citizens of the world.
When students choose to accept admission to Rutgers, they
accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the university's
academic and social community. As members of the university community, students
are expected to uphold our stated values by maintaining a high standard of
conduct. Because the university establishes high standards for membership, its
standards of conduct may exceed federal, state, or local requirements.
The primary purpose of the student conduct process should be
to foster the personal, educational, and social development of students. The
process should also serve as deterrence to misconduct to enhance the safety and
security of the community. Students are
expected to take responsibility for their conduct. Disciplinary consequences
therefore serve both educational and deterrence objectives.
University Code of Student Conduct