Introduction to the Student Code of Conduct

  1. Introduction

Academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of the whole student, and the betterment of society. Free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the attainment of these goals. As members of the academic community, students should be encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in a sustained and independent search for truth. The University strives to maintain an educational community which fosters the development of students who are ethically sensitive and responsible persons. Thus, the primary goal for the administration of discipline under the Code is to develop ethically responsible students, as well as to protect the campus community. Those persons responsible for the administration of this Code shall make reasonable efforts to foster the personal and social growth of students held accountable for violations of this Code. The purpose of this document is to set forth the specific authority and responsibility of the University in maintaining social discipline, the educational process in determining student accountability for violating the regulations, and the proper procedures to be followed in the process which protects the accused student from unfair impositions of penalties and sanctions.

Framingham State University students are responsible for knowing the information, policies and procedures outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. The University reserves the right to make changes to this code as necessary and once those changes are posted online, they are in effect. Students are encouraged to check online at for the updated versions of all policies and procedures.


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