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Student Conduct Code


The William Penn University Student Conduct Code defines the minimum standards of behavior expected of persons who enroll in the University while they are on campus and in the community. Students are responsible for complying with the University rules and policies as described in the Student Handbook, Housing Agreement and the University Catalog. While individual freedom and development are of central concern, the student is expected to make choices with awareness that his/her actions may have an effect upon the rights and freedoms of other individuals and groups. Students enrolled in the University must assume responsibility for any action that is contrary to the William Penn Student Conduct Code. By signing this document, you pledge to observe the Code.

Academic Conduct

  • Students are to hold academic honesty in high regard. Cheating and/or plagiarism will not be tolerated.
  • Providing false information on University records is prohibited.

Conduct Towards Society

  • Students shall abide by local, state and federal laws.
  • Students will not use or possess any weapons or dangerous implements on campus.
  • The on-campus sale, purchase, distribution, use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • The sale, purchase, distribution, use or possession of narcotics or other controlled substances is prohibited.

General Conduct

  • Students will observe tobacco-free environments.
  • Students are to meet financial responsibilities to the University.

Conduct Towards Others

  • Students are to respect the rights of other persons.
  • Physical or psychological abuse towards any person(s), or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person(s), is prohibited.
  • Sexual harassment, assault, or hazing is prohibited.
  • Students shall refrain from disorderly and/or obscene conduct/language.
  • Students shall abide by all residence hall policies as outlined in the Housing Agreement and/or the Student Handbook.
  • Students shall respect the instruction, research and administration of the University.
  • Students shall respect the disciplinary procedures of the University.
  • Students shall respect the property right of other individuals, organizations and the University. Theft, misuse, damage, vandalism, and/or any other unauthorized use of property is prohibited.

A complete listing of Student policies and procedures is located in the Student Handbook.

By submitting this form, I agree that I have received, read, and understood the Student Conduct Code. I understand that compliance with each and every provision of this policy is a term and condition of my enrollment.

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