Goals of Organizational Code of Conduct

The process by which Appalachian State University educates Recognized Student Organizations who violate the community standards of the Organization Code of Conduct is through disciplinary review and imposition of sanctions. Decisions made using the Organizational Code of Conduct take into consideration both the rights of these groups and the needs of the University in accomplishing its educational goals and mission. In exercising its disciplinary authority, the University is committed to the principle of fundamental fairness for Recognized Student Organizations. The Organizational Code of Conduct is administered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or sexual orientation.

The goals of the proceedings under the Organizational Code of Conduct are as follows:

  1. to facilitate an understanding of the University’s community standards;
  2. to help the Recognized Student Organization determine level of responsibility for their behavior;
  3. to determine with the Recognized Student Organization reasons for their misconduct;
  4. to help bring the Recognized Student Organization’s behavior into compliance with the community standards;
  5. to aid the Recognized Student Organization in clarifying their values and how the values relate to the behavior in question;
  6. to assist the Recognized Student Organization in making decisions that will be consistent with expectations of student organizations.
  7. to help the Recognized Student Organization better understand the consequences of their behavior; and
  8. to protect the safety and welfare of the University community.