Community Standards Board

Students have a good deal of freedom at Wesleyan University.  With this freedom comes significant responsibility.  While there are a number of policies and regulations that facilitate our educational mission and community life, these expectations represent reasonable regulation of campus conduct.  Although the Code of Non-Academic Conduct is comprised of 15 “common sense” regulations (below), all members of the Wesleyan community should remember that a reasonable, considerate, and courteous attitude toward all others in the community is the primary goal and the best guideline.

Consistent with Wesleyan’s commitment to student governance, the University utilizes a peer-based judicial system to address alleged violations of the Code of Non-Academic Conduct.  The Community Standards Board (CSB) is responsible for primary adjudication of all alleged violations of the Code of Non-Academic Conduct except those cases that may arise when the CSB cannot convene (summer, recess periods, etc.)  The dean of students' office  oversees and advises the CSB.

In order to permit the expeditious handling of cases involving minor judicial violations or matters that might be resolved through mediation, the CSB may, with the approval of the dean of student services, delegate responsibilities for mediation or adjudication to Residential Life or other Student Services administrators.

More detailed information about Wesleyan’s Code of Non-Academic Conduct, the judicial process, and the CSB may be accessed through the following links:

Community Standards Board Mission Statement

As an essential element of student governance, the Community Standards Board exists to uphold the standards of the Wesleyan Community by providing equitable and unbiased peer adjudication of alleged student violations of the Code of Non-Academic Conduct. The Board seeks to respond constructively, fairly, and effectively to alleged violations. In order to do so, the Board makes every effort to respond to all cases in a timely manner, to ensure that all students are aware of their rights within the judicial process, and to protect those rights. The Board strives to deal with cases in a manner that is conducive to a student’s personal growth and accountability to the Wesleyan Community. 

Judicial Report and Case Summaries

2022-2023 Case Summaries

Code 0f Non-Academic Conduct

Honor Code

Fall 2021 CSB Judicial Report

Judicial Resources

There are many resources available for students who have been asked address an alleged violation of the Code of Non-Academic Conduct.  If you have any questions about how to access these resources or have questions about the judicial process, you should contact the dean of students office or visit the office during business hours.

Judicial Resources

The Judicial Procedures

There are several adjudication procedures used to resolve cases. Minor judicial matters and cases where mediation is feasible are referred to the Residential Life professional staff who will contact the accused student(s) and attempt to resolve the case via a judicial conference.  If the case cannot be resolved via judicial conference, or if the alleged violation is more serious, a formal hearing will be convened. 

Judicial Procedures

The Code of Non-Academic Conduct

Click here to review the 15 regulations that comprise the Code of Non-Academic Conduct.

The Code of Non-Academic Conduct

CSB Members

The current student members and faculty/administrative advisors.

CSB Listed Members

Process for filing a charge

Information about how to file a charge with the CSB.

Reports of Violations

What happens during a hearing?

Regardless of the specific composition of the panel hearing the case, the same hearing procedures are followed.

Hearing Procedures