Office of the Dean of Students
Behavioral Expectations in Light of COVID-19
A message from Dr. Joe Sherlin, Vice President of Student Life and Enrollment
Student Conduct strives to address issues related to student behavior in an appropriate manner. We work to keep students informed with a clear understanding of the campus judicial system and student rights so that the process is as smooth, seamless, and as timely as possible. Our aim is to ensure that outcomes are fair, consistent, and always student-centered in a process which is educational rather than punitive. It is our hope that students feel supported before, during, and after each step of the process.
Student Conduct Resources:
The student conduct and Univeristy judicial system is designed to provide a just and equitable process of educational discipline. It is comprised of administrative hearings, student courts, and a student-faculty judicial committee. These bodies deal with violations of ETSU's disciplinary policy, also commonly referred to as the Student Code of Conduct. All students are governed by these rules of conduct and the ETSU Honor Code and Pledge which states: "I pledge to act with honesty, integrity, and civility in all matters."
Rules are printed annually in the Policies and Procedures section of that year's ETSU Undergraduate Catalog and ETSU Graduate Catalog. The university judicial system is coordinated by the Dean of Students. The newest approved institutional disciplinary policy (2017) can be found here. An update (2019) is pending rulemaking.
- Submit an Incident Report - Submit an incident report about a violation (Submitted information should not be considered confidential)
- Student Court - A listing of members
- University Judicial Board members (faculty): Susan Epps, Bradley Edwards, Stephen Hendrix, Chris Rush, Jennifer Pealer, T. Jason Davis, Arpita Nandi, Laraine Powers
Sanction Completion Information:
- Judicial Educator Instructions- How to access and complete online modules
- Judicial Educator Website - Links directly to the website for log in
- Reflection Paper (Assigned by Housing & Residence Life) - Instructions and guide for writing and submitting paper
Community service, except for special situations, is discontinued due to COVID-19
- Community Service Site Locations- A listing of organizations pre-approved for completion of service hours (At this time community service is discontinued due to COVID-19).
- Community Service Hours Submission Form - A form for tracking and confirming completion of service (At this time community service is discontinued due to COVID-19).
Family/Parental and other University Contacts Disclaimer:
In potentially serious situations, the University reserves the right to notify the parents or guardians of the student as well as appropriate University officials. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (FERPA) authorizes school officials such as faculty and staff to disclose education records to other school officials who have a legitimate educational interest in those records, without the student's consent. Disclosure may also be made to appropriate parties where it is necessary to protect the health and safety of the student or other individuals. It is within the University's discretion to determine what constitutes an emergency, who is the "appropriate" party, and what information is necessary to be disclosed.