The University of Oregon emphasizes the pursuit of academics and participation in respectful communities in all its endeavors.
Occasionally these endeavors are challenged or interrupted by disorderly, violent, or otherwise inappropriate behavior on
the part of students. It is extremely important that incoming and returning students recognize that they are responsible
for their actions, be it as an individual or as part of a group, both on campus and off campus.
Policy violations and illegal behaviors are addressed when staff members, the Department of Public Safety, or
Eugene Police become aware of the violation. In accordance with the Residence Hall Contract,
the Student Conduct Code,
and the laws governing the City of Eugene, students caught engaging in policy violations or illegal behavior may face
eviction from the residence halls, judicial sanctions from the university, and/or criminal charges.
A student may find him or herself in the midst of a crowd that has become unruly or destructive.
If this happens, police officers may direct everyone in the crowd to leave the area. From past experience, we know
that some students believe they do not have to disperse if they are merely watching and not being unruly. This is incorrect.
If police order an area to be cleared, they are directing EVERYONE to leave the area. Failure to do so could result in arrest.
Since this order is intended to make an area more safe, failure to comply could also result in injury.
We would like to dispel the often-held belief that college students are exempt from the rules governing the rest of
the community, or that as young adults they are invincible from the negative effects of making poor decisions
(especially while under the influence of intoxicants).
Violation of the Residence Hall Contract may result in eviction from the residence halls.
Additionally, if a student is an immediate danger to the community, housing reserves the right to
summarily evict that student as a means of protecting other residents.
Every student at the University of Oregon is expected to abide by the Student Conduct Code. If at any time you need clarification of any of these policies, RAs can help to clarify them.
For more information about the formal hearing process visit the Student Judicial Affairs website.
We recognize that college is a time when many students choose to test established boundaries and explore their autonomy.
When a student is found to have violated either the Residence Hall Contract or
the Student Conduct Code, our process is designed to provide an opportunity for
educational and developmental growth when possible.
Under federal and state law, educational records, including conduct records, are confidential. The student is the
custodian of the records, and the university may only release information to parents or family members if
the student signs a waiver to release confidentiality.