A Message from the Director of Student Conduct
The Office of Student Conduct is excited to work with each and every student to help you reach your full potential at Keene State College. To achieve this goal, our office collaborates with a variety of departments on campus to ensure the College’s standards are met for all members of our community.
While you are a student at KSC, you are expected to follow our Code of Conduct as well as local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Our Code was created to build an environment where all can thrive academically and socially. As such our College will treat you as an adult and in return expects you to take responsibility for the decisions that you make and to learn from these choices.
Essential to our Conduct process is a student’s right to respond to any allegation of a violation made against him/her. The Office of Student Conduct is here to ensure that each person involved has a fair hearing and to support them throughout the entire incident. Going through the conduct process is a learning experience for students whether they are the victim, accused student, witness or a member of our hearing boards.
If you are a student, faculty, or staff member who would be interested in becoming a hearing board member or in learning more about the process, please contact our office. We would be happy to speak with you and have you join our team.
We also understand that your experience here involves your parents thus our office notifies parents of students who are dependents when found responsible for certain violations. Our aim is to work with families as a team to help make a student’s time at Keene State College meaningful. Please feel free to reach out to our office for anything that we can do to help you in achieving your academic and personal goals
We wish you great success during your time at Keene State College,
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct
Student Code of Conduct
Keene State College prepares students to think critically and creatively, to engage in active citizenship, and to pursue meaningful work. The purpose of the KSC Student Code of Conduct is to promote an environment that supports the mission of the College by articulating expected standards of individual and group behavior. Students and student organizations are expected to accept responsibility for their behavior, whether acting individually or in a group and to be considerate of the rights of others including conducting themselves in a manner that is consistent with the values embraced by the College and reflected in its various policies, contracts, rules, and regulations. Keene State College is responsible for helping to create and maintain a community that safely supports students in their academic, social, and personal endeavors. The College’s jurisdiction applies to both on and off campus violations of the Code of Conduct and as such all students and student organizations are expected to maintain a high standard of conduct both on and off campus.
Students are expected to remove themselves immediately from situations in which others are engaging in, or are attempting to engage in, violations of College policies. Remaining in such situations or failing to take action to address such behaviors may result in students being subject to action through the College’s Conduct System.
The Student Code of Conduct assumes that reasonable people, given adequate information and freedom to decide, can and will make judgments in the best interests of the community. The goal of the College Conduct System is to teach the student why the behavior displayed is unacceptable. As such, sanctioning is designed to be both educational and corrective in nature. MORE
Keene State College will take a strong position on actions that are motivated by or committed against an individual(s) based on race, religion, disability, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or veteran’s status, and sanctions will be reflective of the nature of the incident and any bias demonstrated.