Students are essential members of the MSU community and are expected to uphold and abide by certain standards of conduct that form the basis of the Code of Student Conduct. The student conduct process at MSU is not intended to punish students; rather, it exists to challenge those whose behavior is not in accordance with our policies and to foster a better understanding of the expectations that exists for members of our academic community. Sanctions are intended to improve the students’ moral and ethical decision-making and to help them learn more about what is expected as members of our community. In cases where students fail to demonstrate an understanding of established conduct standards or pose a threat to the continuing safety of the academic community, the conduct process may determine that the student should no longer share in the privilege of being a member of this community.
The Code of Student Conduct applies to behaviors that take place on campus, at University-sponsored events and may also apply off-campus when the Dean of Students or designee determines the off-campus conduct affects a substantial University interest. A substantial University interest is defined to include:
If a student (or students) engage in behaviors that impinges upon your rights, property, or significantly breaches the peace and/or causes social disorder, the student(s) maybe in violation of the University’s Code of Student Conduct. The University values our relationship with the members and citizens of the City of Bozeman. The University will follow-up with reports from members of our local community when a student allegedly violates the conduct code.
For questions, please email Matt Caires, dean of students, at [email protected].
See the Student Code of Conduct for more information.
Office of the Dean of Students
Montana State University
Location: SUB 174
Tel: (406) 994-2826
Fax: (406) 994-5931