Student Conduct Code & Sanctions
1. A written report regarding an alleged violation of the Student Conduct Code is received by the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards from the USC Department of Public Safety, a faculty member or a staff member of the university community.
2. The director will evaluate reports to determine whether there is sufficient information to proceed with the student conduct process.
3. The Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards sends written notification of the complaint to the student.
4. The student must meet with a designated review officer from the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards to review the complaint and allegation.
5. Sanctions which may be assessed include but are not limited to: educational classes, warning, disciplinary probation, service, restitution, removal from university housing, suspension and/or expulsion.
6. The decision from the review may be appealed within 10 business days of receipt of the written decision.
7. When it is determined that a student is responsible for a violation of university standards by any of the above processes, a conduct record of the matter will be maintained in a confidential student file by the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards for a minimum of seven years. Expulsion, suspension, revocation of admission or degree will result in permanent student conduct files.*