Student Life Policies & Procedures

Alcohol and Drug Policy

Rutgers University has a strict policy regarding the use of Alcohol/Conduct of a student while intoxicated, and drug violations.
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Student Code of Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct administers the student disciplinary system at Rutgers University, investigating and adjudicating alleged incidents of student misconduct and academic dishonesty. The office enforces the University Code of Student Conduct and the Academic Integrity Policy and educates the University community about student conduct issues.

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Student Records and Privacy Rights under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, is a federal law that gives students in higher education various rights with respect to their educational records. Rights afforded to you under FERPA include the right to inspect and review your educational records, the right to request amendment of records you believe are inaccurate or misleading, and the right to prevent disclosure of information from your educational records without your prior consent, subject to some specific exceptions. The Office Student Affairs Compliance publishes an annual notice about your rights under FERPA. FERPA permits disclosure of "directory information" such as name, phone number, address, and email address without your prior consent unless you specifically request that it be kept confidential. For more information regarding directory information, view the Confidentiality Definition Statement.

Consistent with its mission of educating students, Rutgers treats its students as adults and supports them as they develop individual responsibility, maturity and independence.  The Policy on Parental Notification provides the circumstances under which Rutgers will disclose information about a student to the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the student with the prior consent of the student. 

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University Student Life Policy Against Verbal Assault, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, and Defamation.  

Intolerance, bigotry, and bullying are antithetical to the values of the university, and unacceptable within the Rutgers community. One of the ways the university seeks to effect this value is through a policy of nondiscrimination, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, atypical heredity or cellular blood trait, military service or veteran status in university programs. In order to reinforce institutional goals of nondiscrimination, tolerance, and civility, the policy against verbal assault, harassment, intimidation, bullying, and defamation is intended to inform students that the verbal assault, harassment, intimidation, bullying and defamation of others violates acceptable standards of conduct within the university.

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Student Code of Conduct

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities.  As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. 

Alcohol and Drug Policy

All students and employees should know that Rutgers University prohibits unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on its property or as part of any activities. Students violating this policy will undergo the disciplinary process.