Student Conduct Process

The student conduct process is designed to:

  •   Assist in the development and education of students.
  •   Promote mutual respect within the University community.
  •   Contribute to maintaining a safe campus environment.
  •   Provide a process for tracking repeated incidents of student code violations.

Weber State University recognizes students as adults pursuing their education and cannot assume the responsibility of parents for the conduct of students. The underlying goals of the Weber State University Student Code are to: 1) contribute to the development of appropriate individual and group behavior and 2) encourage responsible citizenship within the University community. The administration of student policies should be conducted in a manner that will foster the ethical development and personal integrity of students and promote an environment that is in accord with the overall educational mission of the University.

The vast majority of issues can be resolved at an informal level. Informal resolution of grievances is strongly encouraged. If satisfactory resolution is not achieved through informal means a more formal process may be pursued. Informal or formal resolution may be sought through the academic department or college, the Office of the Dean of Students Office, or the Due Process Officer.

Students should be aware that if they are interviewed regarding allegations that they have violated the student code, they are allowed to bring an advisor, who may be an attorney, with them. The advisor may not actively participate unless a formal hearing is held, but may consult with the student throughout the process. The University wants to make sure all parties are treated fairly and abides by Board of Regents R256 in student disciplinary processes.

To efficiently address the wide variety of issues arising on a university campus, student conduct is divided into two areas of focus:

Behavioral Issues

Examples: disruption of teaching or university activity, alcohol/substance use violations, threats, harassment, theft, repeated academic misconduct, etc.

Contact: Paige Zarogoza-Davies, Assistant Dean of Students,


For more detailed information about behavioral misconduct and levels of resolution, please refer to the Behavioral Misconduct website.

Administrative & Academic Issues

Examples: Course requirements, grade disputes, etc.

For more detailed information about levels of resolution, please refer to the Student Petition, Complaints & Grievances website.