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Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct provides services that support the educational and developmental needs of Lander students. By way of educational initiatives and through the processes defined within the Conduct Code, our office strives to create a culture of fairness, integrity, accountability and good citizenship. As emphasized in the Bearcat Creed of Community Values, such ideals will ideally establish a solid foundation for personal growth that extends far beyond one's undergraduate experience.


Sanctioning Completion

Students are expected to complete and comply with all assigned sanctions. If you have been assigned a sanction and are required to submit verification of completion, please utilize the submission form below.

Policies & Procedures

The following publications detail policies and procedures applicable to the Office of Student Conduct.

Applicable Publications




Due Process

Based on the charges filed against a student (or a combination of various charges filed), if the student will likely lose the privilege to live on campus and/or face possibly suspension from the university, the student receives full due process, including the right to request a hearing before the Student Conduct Committee. If a policy violation is NOT likely to result in the student losing the privilege to live on campus and/or to attend the University the student is issued a letter stating the charges as well as the assigned sanctions, and will be required to meet with a conduct officer. If desired, the student will have the right to request a review and state their case to the conduct officer. If a mutual agreement cannot be reached, full due process is provided. (*Reference Resource Section for additional information and access to the due process forms.)

NOTE: The Student Code of Conduct is also applicable to student organizations.



Decisions of the presiding conduct authority may be appealed by a student organization, an accused student or a complaint of sexual misconduct. Other than any interim measures imposed pre-hearing (as a general safety precaution), sanctions will remain on hold pending the appeal outcome. Appeals are limited to the following:

  1. Procedural Error(s): Procedural error that resulted in material harm or prejudice to the student (i.e., by preventing a fair, impartial, or proper hearing). Deviations from the designated procedures will not be a basis for sustaining an appeal unless material harm or prejudice results.
  2. New Evidence: To consider new information, sufficient to alter a decision or other relevant facts not brought out in the original hearing, because such information and/or facts were not known to the person appealing at the time of the original student conduct board hearing.
  3. A conflict of interest on the part of a Title IX Coordinator, an investigator that complied the evidence, or a decision maker, and the conflict of interest affected the outcome.

An appeal must be made in writing to the vice president for Student Affairs within three business days upon written notice of the hearing outcome. The Vice President for Student Affairs will review the information submitted. Provided that the appeal request is consistent with one of the above-mentioned categories, the information will then be forwarded to the appropriate appeal authority for further review. The Vice President for Student Affairs has the authority to send any appeal directly to the appellate board if he/she feels that they cannot remain impartial when evaluating the relevance of the designated appeal criteria. Further, the Vice President for Student Affairs has the authority to forgo an appellate board review and request that a new hearing be granted, when warranted.

Grievance Appeal Form

Student Conduct Committee

When appropriate, the Student Conduct Committee will be chosen out of a qualified pool of individuals to hear each case. Each participant is obligated to sign a confidentiality agreement, participate in training, and is required to observe the process before being afforded full voting rights. Additional qualifications include:

  1. A willingness to serve.
  2. A status of good standing;
  3. A demonstrated commitment to respect, professionalism and decorum. 
  4. The ability to be impartial and utilize sound judgment.
  5. Familiarity with conduct code policies and procedures.

The committee will be chaired by the student conduct administrator, who will be a nonvoting member. The committee will consist of three (3) to five (5) members, typically comprised of both employees and students. The vice president for Student Affairs will not serve on the conduct board. *Those interested in serving on the Student Conduct Committee should contact Ayrn Gilstrap in the office of Student Affairs (

Civility Champion Award

Students are encouraged to embrace civility and may voluntarily pledge to uphold to the ideals as described within the Bearcat Creed. Please consider nominating a student that models these characteristics. We have many outstanding students and want them to be recognized for their commitment to civility and citizenship on Lander's campus. Upon review of this submission, nominees will receive a certificate of recognition. At the close of the academic year, the co-curricular committee will select one nominee to receive the Civility Champion Award, which will be presented during the Student Life Banquet. Access the online nomination form.

The Bearcat Creed

Embracing Civility, Community, and Citizenship

As a member of the Lander University community, I pledge to uphold the following ideals. I will:

• Strive to maintain the standards of academic integrity and personal character.

• Exemplify respect for all persons and discourage prejudice.

• Value diverse opinions and encourage collaboration.

• Be mindful of how words and actions can impact others.

• Express genuine concern for individuals through acts of kindness and compassion.


These values are the basis of good citizenship and will serve as the foundation of my college experience and beyond.

Contact Us

There is a full-time Director and Assistant Director working within the Office of Student Conduct. Residence Life Area Coordinators are tasked with processing minimal housing policy violations.


Office of Student Conduct Staff

  • Jalysa Green, Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards
  • Ayrn Gilstrap, Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards