Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct works to create a campus culture that is self-disciplined and where civility and diversity are embraced.

We strive to deliver an educational process that is fundamentally fair and provides a system that promotes student growth through shared responsibility. Through programs and services, we help students become responsible and contributing citizens within Penn State Altoona and our local communities.

The Office of Student Conduct serves as a valuable resource for the college community by promoting a safe living and learning environment. Our goal is to support the University’s educational mission by promoting a safe, orderly, and positive University climate through enforcing behavioral standards, managing conduct proceedings, mentoring students, developing leadership, and fostering peer education. We hope to create a University culture that is self-disciplined, where civility is embraced, and norms and foundational beliefs validate the essential values of Penn State which are:

INTEGRITY: We act with integrity and honesty in accordance with the highest academic, professional, and ethical standards.

RESPECT: We respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse, and foster a diverse and inclusive community.

RESPONSIBILITY: We act responsibly and we are accountable for our decisions, actions, and their consequences.

DISCOVERY: We seek and create new knowledge and understanding, and foster creativity and innovation, for the benefit of our communities, society, and the environment.

EXCELLENCE: We strive for excellence in all our endeavors as individuals, an institution, and a leader in higher education.

COMMUNITY: We work together for the betterment of the University and the communities we serve and the world.

The University identifies unacceptable student behavior in a document called the Code of Conduct. You should familiarize yourself with the expectations of the Code of Conduct and allow it to guide you through your everyday decision-making, both in and out of the classroom. Knowing what is considered acceptable and honorable behavior is often the first step to making good decisions in your everyday life.

The conduct process begins when students do not ascribe to the ideals of the Code. If the terms or procedures of the conduct process are unfamiliar to you, use our reference page for more information. For answers to frequently asked questions, start with our FAQs page.

The Office of Student Conduct at Penn State Altoona is located in 103 Slep Student Center. You may contact the office through our website at online or at 814-949-5065.

Let the Code of Conduct guide your moral compass in the right direction. For the glory of Old State, know and uphold the Code.

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