Student Rights & Responsibilities

Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (formerly Judicial Affairs) seeks to educate students about the consequences of their behavior by holding them accountable for the choices that they make. The Office also seeks to encourage community development by implementing preventive programming and addressing violations of community standards and college policies.

The judicial system at SUNY Delhi is educational and progressive. We use education to provide students with an understanding of the consequences of their choices and behaviors. Often, educational sanctions are implemented to help students learn from their behavior in order to make better decisions in the future. The educational sanctions include workshops, community service, judicial educator modules, and counseling, among others.

Students cannot succeed academically or socially if they do not feel safe and secure in their environment, and it is the responsibility of the college to impose sanctions and limits upon those who threaten the tranquility of the campus and safety of others. The judicial system is progressive in that students who continue to violate college policy, regardless of the severity, are held accountable for their choices and may be removed from the college community if deemed necessary.

Therefore, our goals are to: address student misconduct; disseminate, interpret, and enforce the Student Code of Conduct; provide learning experiences for students who participate in the judicial process; protect relevant legal rights of students; prepare students for "real world" experiences; treat students in a fair and consistent manner; and create a safe, secure, educational environment.

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities has moved to its new location in Catskill Hall, Room 111. Students seeking information regarding conduct issues may contact their Residence Hall Director, or go to the Office, or contact the Office at 607-746-4443. If you have any questions please contact Lacey Williams at williala@delhi.edu or at ext. 4443.