We expect our students to act in a mature and responsible manner. Respect for the rights of others, openness to new and challenging ideas, civility and courtesy are examples of this expectation. The Student Conduct Process has been established to address alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. The goal of the Student Conduct System is to support the educational mission of the university by ensuring that an atmosphere of acceptance, curiosity and integrity is maintained on the campus.
The official method of communication by the Student Conduct and Student Affairs is via email to the student's email account.
Incident Reporting Options
- Report an incident (Non Academic Integrity Violation)
- Report an Academic Integrity Violation
- File an incident report with the Director of Title IX Compliance or Deputy Title IX Coordinator for EO Plan Related Concerns (Discrimination or Discriminatory Harassment, Sexual Violence, or Retaliation
- File a report with the CARE Team
- File a report regarding a Bias Incident
Student Conduct is available to consult with students, faculty, and staff regarding the student conduct process, campus policies, interpretation of campus policies, student concerns (including classroom and behavioral issues) and other relevant areas. Please be advised that we are obligated to report certain information that may be disclosed to us. We reserve the right to share information with the Vice President of Student Affairs and or other applicable offices that may have a legitimate educational interest or in cases of public safety.
Subject to Change Notice
The information on this website is for educational and informational purposes only. The information contained within the Student Conduct website is not intended to replace the Student Handbook or the Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Process Handbook.
The rules, regulations, policies, and procedures that appear in this handbook are updated on a regular basis. Like everything else on this website, they are published for informational purposes only, and they do not constitute a contract between the University and the student. Whether noted elsewhere on this site or in appropriate literature or not, the University reserves the right to change, eliminate, and add to any existing (and to introduce additional) rules, regulations, policies, fees and other charges, courses of study and academic requirements. Whenever it does so, the University will give as much advance notice as it considers feasible or appropriate, but it reserves the right in all cases to do so without notice.
- Code of Conduct and Discipline Process Handbook (PDF)
- Student Handbook (PDF)
- Sexual Violence Policy(Affirmative Action Plan) (PDF)
- Student Conduct Process Flowchart (PDF)
- A Guide for Parents (Resource Only) (PDF)
- Housing Policies and Procedures
- CARE Team
- Counseling Services
- Health Services
- Student Affairs
- Campus Police
- Housing and Residential Services
- Fitchburg City Codes
- Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Fitchburg District Court
- Worcester Superior Court
- District Attorney's Office Worcester County
- Fitchburg Police Department
- Massachusetts State Police
- U.S. Department of Justice
- U.S. Department of Education
- Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA)
- National Center for Higher Educational Risk Management
- National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
SPRING 2021 UPDATE: The Office of Student Conduct and Case Management will continue to serve students and the Fitchburg State community. While walk-ins are welcome, appointments are strongly encouraged; office hours are 8:30am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. Most meetings will be held virtually. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 978.665.3130 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that walk-in appointments that require extended time to resolve the issue may be rescheduled for a virtual meeting to address the issue.