Student Handbook

The Source is the University of Hartford’s student handbook, designed to introduce students to the programs and services offered by the University. It is also meant to inform students of all University policies and regulations. It is the responsibility of each student to be familiar with these policies, including the Student Code of Conduct.

Members of the university community who have a question about the Student Code of Conduct should contact the Dean of Students Office at 860.768.4285 or stop by room 307 in the Gengras Student Union.

Student Code of Conduct

Below is an overview of the University's Student Code of Conduct. The complete Student Code of Conduct can be found starting on page 93 of The Source, the official student handbook for the University of Hartford. 

Introduction

Academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of the whole student, and the betterment of society. Free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the attainment of these goals. As members of the academic community, students should be encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in a sustained and independent search for truth. The University strives to maintain an educational community which fosters the development of students who are ethically sensitive and responsible persons. Thus, the primary goal for the administration of discipline under the Code is to develop ethically responsible students, as well as to protect the campus community. Those persons responsible for the administration of this Code shall make reasonable efforts to foster students’ personal and social growth. The purpose of this document is to set forth the specific authority and responsibility of the University in maintaining social discipline, the educational process in determining student accountability for violating the regulations, and the proper procedures to be followed in the process which protects the respondent from unfair impositions of penalties and sanctions. University of Hartford students are responsible for knowing the information, policies and procedures outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. The University reserves the right to make changes to this code as necessary and once those changes are posted online, they are in effect. Students are encouraged to check the University of Hartford’s website for updated versions of all policies and procedures.

Basic Premise

The University has the power and responsibility to take proper disciplinary action against students whose behavior threatens or disrupts the mission of the University. This is the general principle governing the jurisdiction of the disciplinary authorities of the University. It means that the disciplinary powers of the University extend to behavior that disrupts the educational process and other activities that are recognized as the lawful mission of the University. It also means that it extends to behavior that violates the peace and order of the University in such a manner that members of the University cannot go about their proper business secure in their persons and property. Behaviors that violate the Code of Student Conduct may also violate criminal or civil law, and as such may be additionally subject to proceedings under the external justice system. The Code of Student Conduct in no way precludes a person who incurs damage or injury from seeking redress in the civil or criminal courts. Students have responsibility for knowing and abiding by the policies of the University.