As part of the Division of Student Life, the Office of Community Standards, Rights and Responsibilities promotes personal responsibility through educational outreach to the University community and the enforcement of the Student Conduct Code in a kind, caring and compassionate manner.
The Office of Community Standards, Rights and Responsibilities is a department operating within the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Maine. The Office of Community Standards assists in maintaining the general welfare of the University community by promoting individual responsibility and personal development. The conduct process is designed to supplement the educational mission of the University by encouraging learning outcomes and responsible decision-making through its process, practices and educational interventions.
The University Of Maine System Board of Trustees has developed a Student Conduct Code. The Office of Community Standards is authorized to establish and administer the Student Conduct Code for the flagship campus at Orono. The purpose of the Student Conduct Code is to maintain the general welfare of the University community. The University of Maine System Student Code of Conduct can be found online, here.
The University strives to make the campus community a place of study, work, and residence where people are treated, and treat one another, with respect and courtesy. The University views the student conduct process as a learning experience with goals of personal and academic growth, personal responsibility, and understanding and appreciation of the students enrolled in the University community and the greater community.
All students must follow these standards. Students who violate these standards will be subject to the actions described herein. These procedures are designed to provide fairness to all who are involved in the conduct process.