Office of Student Conduct

Tennessee State University has the responsibility and obligation to its students, faculty, and community to maintain an academic environment that promotes intellectual pursuits and harmonious interpersonal relationships between its various publics and constituents. Toward this end, TSU has established and published a uniform Code of Student Conduct, which spells out and informs students at the university the parameters of appropriate conduct.

Pursuant to this authorization and in fulfillment of its duty to provide a secure and stimulating atmosphere in which individual and academic pursuits may flourish, Tennessee State University has developed the following policy which is intended to govern student conduct on the campuses under its jurisdiction.

Inherent in these procedures is the university’s recognition of its obligation to protect the rights and privileges of its students in accordance with the guarantees afforded all citizens under the Constitution of the United States and due process as interpreted by appropriate judicial authority.

The University community must take necessary and appropriate action to protect the safety and well-being of persons, property or the campus community. Therefore, the University must have a system to deal with those instances when a member fails to adhere to the expectations of the community on or off campus premises.  The Code of Student Conduct describes the actions that fail to meet expectations, the process for determining when a failure has occurred, and the sanctions that may be imposed for such failure.

View Code of Student Conduct