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Jurisdiction of the Standards of Conduct and Honor Code

The Standards of Conduct/Honor Code apply to conduct that occurs on the Campus, at Rhodes College-sponsored activities, and/or when the Student, RSO, or AG is representing Rhodes College. 

OCS will have discretion to extend jurisdiction over conduct that occurs off campus when the conduct adversely and significantly affects the learning environment or College community and would be in violation of a college policy, the Standards of Conduct, or the Honor Code had occurred on campus. In determining whether or not to extend jurisdiction, OCS may consider its ability to gather information. OCS may extend jurisdiction if the alleged conduct:

  1. Involves violence or produced a reasonable fear of physical harm; and/or
  2. Involves any members of the College community or any academic work, records, documents, or property of the College.
  3. Involves conduct which constitutes a hazard to the health, safety, or well-being of members of the College community or which is detrimental to the College’s interests. 

Each Student is responsible for conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of a degree, though conduct may occur before classes begin or after classes end, as well as during the academic year and during periods between terms of actual enrollment and even if the conduct is not discovered until after a degree is awarded.

Violation of Law and Rhodes College Policy

Proceedings may be instituted against a Student, RSO, or AG charged with conduct that  violates both the law and the Standards of Conduct without regard to the status of any civil, criminal, or other proceedings.  Any student who is arrested on or off campus must inform the Office of Community Standards within 48 hours of the arrest. 

Proceedings under this Standards of Conduct may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following any civil or criminal proceedings.