The University Student Judicial System serves to ensure both the rights and responsibilities of students through the operation of a system of regulations and hearing bodies. The Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Procedures delineates non-academic standards of conduct appropriate to the University in consonance with its educational goals. The Student Code of Conduct applies to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students registered at the University of Pittsburgh. In some cases, off-campus conduct may also be subject to disciplinary action by the University.
To deal with violations of the Student Code of Conduct, there are two hearing bodies in the Student Judicial System, the Campus Judicial Board, and the body of administrative hearing officers. On the Pittsburgh Campus, the Campus Judicial Board is composed of a standing body of 35 undergraduate and graduate/professional students. The body of administrative hearing officers is composed of approximately 20 administrative staff and faculty. Likewise, each regional campus has a Campus Judicial Board of differing size, and designated hearing officers.
The University or regional campus Review Boards are the appellate bodies for the University Student Judicial System.
For additional information, refer to University Policy 02-03-05, University Review Board.
Any member of the University community on the Pittsburgh Campus who wishes to file or defend a complaint may receive advice and assistance from the Office of the Coordinator of the Student Judicial System, located at 738 William Pitt Union, telephone 412-648-7910. On the regional campuses, the Office of Student Affairs/Student Life should be contacted. For additional information, refer to the document, Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Procedures, available in the Office of the Coordinator.