Student Responsibility and Community Standards

As a Catholic, Jesuit institution, Saint Louis University holds high standards regarding the conduct of its students both on and off campus.

The Office of Student Responsibility and Community Standards can help you think more reflectively and act more respectfully, both in how you care for your fellow community member and the ways you care for yourself. We actively support educational initiatives and restorative justice that prioritizes your learning and long term success.

Student Responsibility Office

 

Student Handbook

All of the University policies that pertain to you as a student, University community standards and residence hall policies are online in the Student Handbook. It is your responsibility to review and understand the policies and expectations for your behavior as a student at Saint Louis University.

Download the Student Handbook

Incident Reporting

Please provide detailed information regarding the incident you are reporting involving a Saint Louis University student. For incidents involving faculty members, please contact the dean for the corresponding college. For incidents involving Saint Louis University staff members, please contact the human resource division’s automated line at 314-977-2360. For all emergencies, contact the DPS dispatcher at 314-977-3000 or dial 911.

Only current students, faculty or staff members of the SLU community may file a report via the incident report form. If you are not a current SLU community member, please contact the Office of Student Responsibility and Community Standards at 314-977-7326 to speak with a staff member.

Reports filed through this online incident report are immediately received and viewed the next business day.

If you have any questions regarding filing an incident report, please contact the Office of Student Responsibility and Community Standards at 314-977-7326.

 *Example of incidents that should be reported can be found under the University Policies and Procedures in the Student Handbook.  

Report an Incident to the Office of Student Responsibility and Community Standards

Community Standards Process

Individual Hearings

If an incident report is submitted to the Office of Student Responsibility and Community Standards from housing and residence life, the department of public safety or another member of the community, it will be investigated by our office. If your name is associated with an incident, you will be scheduled to meet with a hearing officer to discuss the incident. This meeting is to discuss what happened and to gather additional information.

If it is determined that there was a policy violation during this meeting, you will have the opportunity to take responsibility for your actions. If you take responsibility, the appropriate sanctions may be given to you. If you are found responsible, you may also receive sanctions. You will have the opportunity to appeal the outcome three days from the date of the hearing.

Learn More About the Conduct Process

Appeals

Appeals for non-suspendable offenses are reviewed by the Student Appeal Board. The appeal board is made up of undergraduate SLU students who will decide upon the final determination.

Appeal a Determination

Behavioral Concerns Committee

Housed in the dean of students’ office, the behavioral concerns committee reviews cases involving students who could pose imminent harm to themselves or others. The committee is made up of staff representatives who work with the student to develop a course of action that best suits their needs and the needs of the University community.

Get Involved in the Process

The Office of Student Responsibility and Community Standards has many opportunities for students to develop their leadership and communication skills through involvement in the student appeal board or serving as a peer educator. If you want to get involved, be proactive and make a difference, there are a few ways to be part of the decisions that impact our campus through policy and justice.

Student Appeal Board

The Student Appeal Board is made up of undergraduate students who decide the final determination of disciplinary cases.

Peer Education

Peer educators help teach our awareness workshop, a class students receive as a sanction that focuses on skills about alcohol, drugs and bystander intervention. In this role, you will share information with other undergraduates about the importance of safe drinking habits, skills for bystander intervention and how to help out fellow Billikens in need.

Internships

An internship in our office normally lasts a semester. It's an opportunity to learn about how the conduct process works at the University.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities please e-mail conduct@slu.edu and a representative from the office will be in touch.

Community Standards Forms