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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Utah State University has adopted numerous health and safety protocols to reduce the possible transmission of the COVID-19 virus. This policy outlines how the various mechanisms USU has created, including the USU Student Code of Conduct (Student Code) and the Disruptive Classroom Policy, may be used to maximize adherence to these protocols by students.


Mission Statement

The Office of Student Conduct will treat all students with fairness, consistency and respect. Our mission is to help each student to achieve success in their academic, living and learning environment. Our office will provide all available resources through Utah State University and other agencies to assist each student; victim, accused, Student Code violators and others to fulfill our mission.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Interim Executive Director of the Office of Equity
Steven J. Rammell, J.D.
Eccles Conference Center, Room 102A

Title IX Coordinator
Hilary Renshaw
Old Main Rm. 161

Notice of Non-discrimination full statement.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination:
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights


  1. Protect the learning and living environment at USU.
  2. Facilitate students in learning responsible conduct.
  3. Fairly resolve Student Code violations and grievances.
  4. Foster and promote academic integrity.
  5. Protect relevant rights and due process of students.
  6. Develop and disseminate Student Code information.
  7. Develop educational activities to inform students of the Student Code and to prevent violations.
  1. With the aid of on-campus and off-campus organizations promote a holistic approach to student development, education, intellectual growth, communication skills, value clarification and enhanced self esteem. Reference and links to some of the organizations are included on this web page.
  2. Stay abreast of the latest developmental, educational, and legal matters in student conduct issues.

Governing Values

The values of the Office of Student Conduct provide a framework for an ideal living and learning environment at Utah State University. This office believes an institution of higher education should be governed by the following values:

  1. Fairness in all of our dealings.
  2. Learning academically, socially and ethically.
  3. Integrity in all aspects of conduct.
  4. Inclusion.
  5. Civility, the hallmark of a well-educated person.

USU Honor Pledge

“I pledge, on my honor, to conduct myself with the foremost level of academic integrity”

USU Alcohol Policy

No Alcohol at anytime or anywhere on campus. Legal and responsible drinking off campus. No illegal drugs.

Student Right–to–Know and Campus Security Act

This act (Public Law 101–542), signed into law in November 1990 by the U.S. Department of Education, applies to institutions of higher education receiving federal financial assistance. Under this policy, current and prospective students must be informed of completion or graduation rates of students seeking certificates or degrees. The act also requires reporting of security policies and crime statistics to students, employees, and the U.S. Department of Education.