Office of Student Conduct - Frequently Asked Questions
I was documented for an incident, how do I know what to do next?
You will receive a notice via your Bridgewater State University email asking you to set up a
conduct conference. The notice will also contain a copy of the incident report. It is very important to check your
email daily for important university related material.
Can I be documented for something that occurs off-campus?
Yes. If it calls into question the student's suitability as a member of the
university community or if it is violation of local, state, or federal law
regardless of where the conduct occurs. This means incidents occurring off-campus may be referred to the
university's student conduct system.
Who will I meet with for my conduct conference?
Conduct conference meetings are with a University staff member and in the
case of resident students are usually with the Resident Director of the building the student lives in, however, any administrator can
meet with students during a
I have already been through the criminal system, why do I have to also go through the
student conduct system?
The student conduct process is separate from the legal system. Students at Bridgewater State
University are expected to abide by the Bridgewater State University Student
Code of Conduct and the student conduct process addresses behaviors that are
alleged violations of the code.
As an accused student, do I have to attend my conduct conference
No. If you choose not to attend, the proceedings will continue without you.
We encourage students to attend so that they can tell their side of the story.
Who are the members of a conduct board?
The conduct board is comprised of trained students, staff, and faculty of the Bridgewater State
Can I bring people with me to my hearing?
Students may bring witnesses to provide relevant information during a
All students have the right to an advisor, who may be present during the student's hearing
but may not represent, or speak for, the student. If a student would like to bring
additional individuals to a hearing (a family member/significant other/support person) they must get permission from the conduct board advisor. All hearings are closed to the general public
unless all parties involved agree to an open hearing.
What happens if I don't complete my assigned sanctions?
Failure to complete sanctions can result in additional and more severe sanctions.
Can I be a member of a university conduct board?
Yes! Any student can volunteer to be trained and serve on a university conduct board. Go
to the Conduct and Appellate Board
Interest Form to submit
your name and information.