Student Conduct

Students studying in Rochester are subject to the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) campus procedures for potential violations of the code.

The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) and the Office of Residential Life (ORL) are proud of the housing experience provided to student residents and work hard to create a truly engaging and connected community within 318 Commons. We recognize the most important factor of our community is the residents who live in our building. The experience in hall will be profoundly affected by the actions of those around you, and your own actions and behaviors. You will be held to high behavioral standards during your time at UMR, and this extends to your time in housing.

While in housing, you are responsible for the safety, security and cleanliness of your living environment which includes spaces outside of your individual living unit. In addition, you will be expected to treat staff, community members and other authorized personnel with respect while living in housing. Ultimately, we want your time living on campus to be fun and our policies and procedures are designed with the intention of creating a consistent and fair environment, with standards that promote positive and respectful communities.

Office of Residential Life Policies and Procedures
By signing the Housing Contract, you are agreeing to know, understand and follow ORL Policies and Procedures. If you have questions pertaining to these policies and procedures, it is your responsibility to seek clarification with ORL designated staff. These policies and procedures are subject to change in response to the needs of our continually developing residents and living environments. When changes are made, they will be published and shared with all persons affiliated with housing.

Compliance with University of Minnesota Board of Regents Student Code of Conduct and UMR Student Conduct Code
All ORL policies and procedures are designed to adhere to and respect the intent and direction of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents Student Conduct Code and the UMR Student Conduct Code Procedures.

Potential conduct violations can be resolved through informal conversations and resolution, or through a formal hearing process. Both processes are based on the concepts of respect for all community members, education through the disciplinary process and fundamentally fair treatment of students.

Reports of potential violations of the code, or other concerns about students, should be submitted using the appropriate form Care Report or General Incident Report, and a member of the Student Conduct Team, Care Team or Title IX Team will follow-up accordingly.


The Student Conduct Team is made up of the following people. All members of the Team can be contacted about any student conduct questions generally, although each also has a more specific area of focus.

Student Conduct Procedures
UMR Student Conduct Code Procedure
BSHP Student Conduct Code Procedure with MCSHS
Appendix A: Committee On Student Conduct Hearing
Appendix B: Chancellors Appeal Procedures
Appendix C: Record Retention, Sharing, and Expunging
Appendix D: Academic Integrity Restoration (AIR)
Appendix E: Student Conduct Summary & Rights
Appendix F: Student Conduct Process Overview for Non-Academic Policy Violations


Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is designed to assist you in becoming acquainted with the University community, as well as its policies and procedures. The Handbook also contains the Student Code of Conduct, specifically, information on how to be a responsible member of the community.