Code of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Judicial Programs oversees the judicial system; enforces the Code of Student Conduct, which governs the administration of student order and discipline; and may participate in Title IX investigations. The Code of Student Conduct applies to all students, including undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students; those enrolled in professional and Continuing Studies programs; and visiting students (including Rice Online students), visiting post baccalaureates, second degree students, and auditors; from the time they arrive on campus for orientation until their degree is conferred or they have permanently left Rice. Organizations also are subject to this Code. All enrolled students also are subject to Rice University policies, rules, and regulations.

Alleged violations of university or college rules are handled in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct. Students may appeal decisions as described in the Code of Student Conduct. Rice retains ultimate authority in all matters of discipline and over all actions that affect its educational function or the safety and wellbeing of members of the university community. The Code is not intended to–and does not–confer any contractual rights on any individuals involved.

The Code of Student Conduct can be found at https://sjp.rice.edu/code-of-student-conduct.

After Rice's grievance process has been exhausted and documented, students may also pursue an external complaints process.