The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) takes a developmental and educational approach to promoting safe and successful students. OSC is a division of Student Life. As such, OSC strives to support Student Life's Mission to engage students in "cultural, intellectual, emotional, and physical development that enriches their lives, fosters their success, and prepares them for the future." The Office of Student Conduct upholds the Board of Regents Student Conduct Code (effective June 10, 2016) and implements the conduct process.
The Mission of the Office of Student Conduct is to share and uphold the Student Conduct Code in a manner that is centered on student learning, grounded in fairness and due process, and focused on balancing the interests of the individual with the campus community at large.
The student conduct process is a private, educational process, and information you provide will only be shared within the University with people who have a legitimate educational interest in the information. Your information will not be shared outside the institution except as autorized by law or legal release.
The University Board of Regents policy, federal law, and state law regulate the release of student information to third parties. University policy regulates sharing of information within the University.
The University of Minnesota Duluth's mission, core values, and strategic goals promote learning, discovery, and engagement. A fundamental purpose of the University is to educate students not only in their chosen fields of study, but also in the skills necessary to become positive contributors to community and society.
Alcohol abuse impacts campus climate and the entire University community, not just the individuals engaging in high-risk behavior or underage drinking. Responsible consumption of alcohol requires respect for self and community as well as adherence to campus policies and community laws.
UMD has clear policies and practices that address the use and abuse of alcohol. Enforcement of these policies is done in a manner that provides a safe environment for all University community members. Compassion, education, and harm reduction are key elements in supporting students, faculty, and staff members who are experiencing personal alcohol problems.
As part of its educational mission, the University provides resources, programs, and services to promote responsible decision-making regarding alcohol use. The University also supports members of our campus community who choose not to drink alcohol.
Every member of the UMD community–students, faculty, and staff–is encouraged to confront misuse of alcohol and to promote a safe environment for learning, physical health, and mental well-being.