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Community Standards

Drake University Community Standards is responsible for fostering a campus environment that upholds high standards and expectations for ethical and responsible conduct and behavior through the Code of Student Conduct.

The Community Standards Office is responsible for managing the University's student conduct process. Community Standards is under the direction of the Dean of Students Office within the Division of Student Affairs. Our office works closely with all departments within the Division of Student Affairs and various campus partners to assist in monitoring and enforcing the University's compliance and adherence to our policies and procedures.

Our Process

  • Potential violation of the Drake Code of Student Conduct is reported to Community Standards
  • Case is created in our conduct management system
  • Letter is sent to student to schedule a community standards meeting
  • Community standards meeting is held and a finding is determined
    • If the student is found RESPONSIBLE (in violation of the Drake Code of Student Conduct), charges and sanctions are assigned; when sanctions are completed satisfactorily, the case is closed
    • If the student is found NOT RESPONSIBLE (not in violation of the Drake Code of Student Conduct), the case is closed

Note: The process described above is the general outline for an average case. It does not consider all nuances and possibilities, which are handled on a case-by-case basis.

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