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Student Conduct

Student Conduct Services facilitates student learning through a process that promotes accountability and educational opportunities that involve reflection on behavioral impact and repairing harm.

Restorative Practices

Restorative Practices is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of strategies that focus on: the harms a student has created during a policy violation, the needs of the community members impacted by that violation and the obligations of the student who generated the harm. The restorative practices approach is evident throughout the student conduct process, including in individual meetings, hearing boards and sanctioning strategies. These conversations engage the student as an active partner and participant. The goal is for the student to recognize the harm their decision may have caused and the methods they can employ to repair trust and restore the community.

Goals for Student Conduct System:

  • Promote a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Promote student learning and development through the utilization of educational sanctions and/or mediation.
  • Engage and educate students to be better citizens through accountability and guidance towards ethical decision making.
  • Develop, disseminate, interpret and enforce College policies and procedures.
  • Protect the rights of students.
  • Respond to student behavioral problems in a fair and reasonable manner.
  • Facilitate and encourage respect for and involvement in campus governance.

Designated student life staff serving as conduct administrators and members of Student Conduct Boards are responsible for the implementation of the student conduct process.

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Questions? Contact us!

Alexandra Johnson
Director of Student Conduct and Restorative Practices
540-828-8051
ajohnson7@bridgewater.edu