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Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

Student Organization Cases

As a guiding principle, groups will be held responsible for the acts of members when those acts grow out of, or are in any way related to, group life.

Reasons for Addressing Group Behavior

  • A violation arises out of an event sponsored, financed or endorsed by a campus group.
  • A group leader has knowledge of the incident before it occurs and fails to take corrective action.
  • The incident occurs on the premises owned or operated by the group.
  • A pattern of individual violations is found to have existed without proper and appropriate group control, remedy or sanction.
  • Members of a group act in concert, or the organization provides the impetus for violation of university rules and regulations.

All circumstances surrounding the incident will be evaluated to determine whether a group may be held collectively responsible for an individual member's actions.

Read the Official USC Code of Conduct.

What to Expect

A single group representative will attend the administrative conference and be notified of the conference date and time through their university email. Advisors are welcome to be present to support the group. You will meet with the conduct administrator for 30-60 minutes. This is typically an informal, one-on-one discussion.

Missing Your Meeting
If you fail to attend your first scheduled meeting, a few things may happen:

  • A registration hold will be placed on your records.
  • You will be unable to register for classes or make changes to your schedule.
  • A new meeting will automatically be scheduled for you.

Missing Your Rescheduled Meeting
If you again do not attend, a decision will be made without you, using the information available. A letter will be sent to your university email outlining the decision and outlining any additional steps you need to take.

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