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 those enrolled in professional and Continuing Studies programs, visiting students (including online students), visiting post baccalaureates, second degree students, and auditors. For students who attend class on campus, the Code of Student Conduct applies from the time they arrive on campus for orientation or other activities related to their student status. For online students, the Code of Student Conduct applies from the time they begin engaging with the university as a student, including participating in any activities related to their student status. Organizations also are subject to this Code. All enrolled students also are subject to Rice University policies and rules.
Alleged violations of university policies or 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. Procedures for students who are entirely online students may differ.
The Code of Student Conduct can be found on the Student Judicial Programs website.
After Rice's grievance process has been exhausted and documented, students may also pursue an external complaints process.