Binghamton University Code of Student Conduct Preamble
Binghamton University is committed to fostering responsible community living
and holds individuals accountable for actions and behaviors that may impact the
welfare, rights and property of other community members. To afford students the
full opportunity to attain their educational goals in a safe and healthy community,
the University sets forth this Code of Student Conduct by which all students and
student groups are expected to abide at all times.
In general, all members of our University community are expected to:
- Conduct themselves lawfully, maturely and respectfully, while sharing the
responsibility of maintaining behavioral standards essential to the institution’s
- Feel secure in person and property, while protecting the rights of others. Conduct
that interferes with or threatens the rights of others, either in or out of
the classroom, or interferes with or prohibits the operation of the University,
is not condoned.
- Abide by the University’s rules, as well as state, local and federal laws; sanctuary
cannot be granted by the University.
- Continue the tradition of exercising First Amendment rights, keeping in mind
that while encouraged and protected, the expectation is that one’s rights are
practiced with respect and responsibility. Abusing the rights of any one person
or group ultimately endangers the rights of all. Obscene speech or conduct
— which appeals to prurient interests, is patently offensive and lacks serious
literary, artistic, political or scientifi c value — is not protected by the First
As a student you are a valuable member of the Binghamton University community.
Through your words and deeds you contribute to the building of an inclusive
community in which all can live and learn in an environment of academic freedom
and respect where all students have the opportunity to succeed.