Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Code of Student Conduct?

A set of community expectations, rights and responsibilities that all Temple students are expected to follow.

2. My student received charge letter. What does this mean?

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards has received a report alleging that there been in violation of the Code of Student Conduct Therefore, a date for a Process Review Meeting, has been scheduled to begin to resolve these alleged violations.

3. What is a Process Review Meeting?

The term “Process Review Meeting” refers to the initial meeting, following the student’s receipt of the charge notice, between the Student and a Student Conduct Administrator. This informal meeting is designed to help the Student better understand the student conduct process.

The Process Review Meeting is an informal, non-adversarial meeting between an Accused Student and a Student Conduct Administrator of the SCCS. The purpose is to educate the Accused Student about the student conduct process.

4. Why was I not notified that my student may have violated the Code of Student Conduct?

Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the university is prohibited from releasing any student's educational record. Records kept by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards are educational records. This limit on disclosure extends to parents and family members of students over the age of eighteen. FERPA allows educational institutions to release certain information about students, including notifying parents or guardians if a student has violated the alcohol or drug policy of an institution.

The best way to find out if your student has been to our office is to ask them yourself. Establishing an open line of communication can aid in your student's self-growth.

5. Why is there a hold on my student’s account?

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards may place a hold on a student's academic and other institutional records should the student refuse to respond to, or comply with, the procedures or sanctions imposed in accordance with these rules.