Campus Code of Conduct

The standards of conduct articulated in Cornell University’s Campus Code of Conduct (Code) reflect the principles of the entire Cornell community. The checks and balances in the disciplinary system ensure Code enforcement remains true to these principles. Additionally, the Code relies on Cornell University Policy 6.4, Prohibited Discrimination, Protected-Status Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Assault and Violence  to provide the procedures to resolve sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations, which also has checks and balances consistent with the Code’s principles. It is up to each individual community member to understand the principles to ensure that our shared living-learning environment meets our community standards.

Process for amendment to the Campus Code of Conduct:

  • “Public order” provisions require Board of Trustee approval.
  • Other parts of the Code may be amended by the University Assembly with approval of the President.
  • The Codes & Judicial Committee (CJC) of the UA deliberates on recommendations for Code changes from the community.
  • The CJC presents the results of their deliberations to the UA who either sends it back to committee or on to the President for approval.