Dean of Students

Student Professional Conduct Code - Article 1 - Preamble

1. The mission of New Jersey Institute of Technology is "... in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education, preparing students for productive careers and amplifying their potential for lifelong personal and professional growth;..." The university seeks to create a community where rights and mutual responsibilities are both recognized and valued. The university promotes the intellectual and personal development of its student population within an environment of freedom of inquiry. In order to preserve this climate of academic freedom, students are expected and required to adhere to high standards of moral, ethical and professional behavior.

2.  The university will regulate conduct which affects its interests as an academic community. All members of the community are obligated to observe and adhere to the civil and criminal laws of the local, state and federal authorities as well as to university regulations and policies.

3.  This document refers to the procedures and regulations which comprise the Professional Conduct Code. Additional judicial procedures and regulations which apply to students can be found in the Undergraduate/Graduate Catalogs and publications about: Greek Life, Residence Life, Sexual Harassment, and other published documents.

4.  The guidelines set forth below are intended to ensure that all persons accused of violating the Professional Conduct Code adopted by the university are treated in a fair and just manner and are afforded an opportunity to have an alleged violation fairly adjudicated. The Professional Conduct Code describes prohibited types of behavior, the sanctions which can be imposed and procedures for adjudicating offenses by students.

5.  The university reserves the right to modify, alter or repeal any of the procedures, rights or responsibilities set forth in this statement at any time. Such changes will be publicly posted prior to going into effect.