Code of Student Conduct & Adjudication

Office of Student Judicial Affairs

The Office of Student Judicial Affairs at Colorado State University - Pueblo supports the University and Student Affairs’ missions by providing programs and services designed to foster a positive and safe environment for student learning.  The Office of Student Judicial Affairs strives to achieve a campus community in which individuals:

  • demonstrate respect for others, for themselves, and for the University;
  • uphold high standards of personal and academic integrity;
  • are accepting of differences and gain an appreciation for living in a pluralistic society;
  • understand the impact of their behavior both upon the University and the larger community; and
  • freely accept the responsibility for and consequences of their conduct.

Students walking at CSU-PuebloStudent conduct at CSU-Pueblo is governed by the Code of Student Conduct & Adjudication, which describes the University's expectations of its students and the procedures by which allegations of misconduct will be reviewed and adjudicated.

Students should also be aware of other policies that inform their behavior, such as the Residence Life & Housing Handbook, CSU-Pueblo Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Student-Athlete Standards, and Information Technology Services policies.

Questions about policies and procedures may be directed to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs at 719-549-2092 or StudentConduct@colostate-pueblo.edu 

Code of Student Conduct & Adjudication

Students at CSU-Pueblo are expected to maintain high standards of academic honesty.

The Director of Student Judicial Affairs, or his/or designee, is responsible for enforcing the standards of the Code of Student Conduct, and administering sanctions for violations of the Code.

If it is determined that a student has violated the Code of Student Conduct, a sanction may be imposed.  Sanctions range from warning to expulsion from the University.

Decisions made by the Director of Student Judicial Affairs, or his/her designee, may be appealed to the Dean of Student Affairs.  The Dean of Student Affairs may choose to empanel an Appeal Committee.  The decision of the Dean of Student Affairs or the Appeal Committee shall be considered final.

Students participating in the University's intercollegiate athletic programs are also subject to the Athletic Department's Standards of conduct http://www.gothunderwolves.com/athletics/athletes/CSU-Pueblo_Student_Athlete_Standards.pdf .

Details of the hearing process and a description of institutional disciplinary philosophy, rules and regulations may be found in the Code of Student Conduct & Adjudication.

Members of the Colorado State University-Pueblo community are expected to observe the laws of the City of Pueblo, the State of Colorado, and the Federal Government, and to respect the rights and privileges of other members of the community.  CSU-Pueblo students, non-students, faculty, and staff, upon entrance to the University, neither gain nor lose any of their rights or responsibilities of citizenship.

As a community, CSU-Pueblo has the obligation to establish those regulations that best serve and protect its integrity as an institution of higher learning.

Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to: cheating, plagiarism, unauthorized possession or disposition of academic materials, falsification, or facilitation of acts of dishonesty.  Cases of academic dishonest will be adjudicated pursuant to the Code of Student Conduct.  In addition, the faculty member and/or academic department will follow the specific procedures as described in the Academic Policies in the General Catalog, the Faculty Handbook, or the Honor Code of the Nursing Program as applicable.

Group Offenses

Societies, clubs, or similar organized groups in or recognized by the University are subject to the same CSU-Pueblo Student Code of Student Conduct as those for individuals in the community.

Any incidence of misconduct may result in disciplinary action against an organization as a whole as well as against one or more individual members. 

Violations of Law on Campus

University disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student or student organization charged with a violation of federal, state, or local criminal law and this Code of Student Conduct without regard to the settlement of civil or criminal litigation in court or criminal arrest and/or prosecution.

Proceedings under the Code of Student Conduct may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following off campus civil or criminal proceedings at the discretion of the Director of Student Judicial Affairs.  Determinations made or sanctions imposed under this Code of Student Conduct shall not be subject to change because criminal or civil charges arising out of the same facts giving rise to violations of University rules were dismissed, reduced, or resolved in favor of or against the accused student.

To protect its educational mission, the University takes a firm stand concerning violations of law on campus.  The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office located at Colorado State University-Pueblo is charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order at Colorado State University-Pueblo and for enforcing all laws, local ordinances and regulations of the University, except when such enforcement is, by such law, made the responsibility of another department, official or agency.

Illegal activity, which comes to the attention of CSU-Pueblo officials, is not tolerated.  An offense requiring police action may also be treated internally as a University disciplinary matter.

A full document detailing police policies and statistics is available from the Sheriff’s Department at CSU-Pueblo upon request.  Contact 719.549.2373.