The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) assists the Columbia community with the maintenance of a safe, honest, and responsible campus environment. The office may contact students if it is alleged that they have engaged in behavior that is inconsistent with University, affiliated school, or program policies and/or federal, state, or local laws. When such an allegation is made, students may be referred to the Dean’s Discipline process.
In addition to holding students accountable for their behavior through Dean’s Discipline, the office also serves as a resource for students who seek to develop skills and learn processes to hold peers accountable for inappropriate behavior.
SCCS works with various offices on campus to create and present programs designed to educate students about the potential impact of their actions on both their individual lives and the University community at-large.
Finally, the office strives to make University rules, regulations, policies, and procedures accessible and comprehensible to students. To learn more about the important policies and procedures that govern the Columbia community please visit the Community Standards section of this website.