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Center for International Education

Student Code of Conduct

As a student enrolled in Saint Xavier University, you assume an obligation to conduct yourself in a manner compatible with the University’s function as an educational institution. The Student Code of Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook online. As a student participating in a SXU study abroad program, you are bound to the Student Code of Conduct just as you would be while taking classes on SXU’s campuses in Chicago and Orland Park.

Important Reminder: You will have more interaction with SXU professors and staff while studying abroad than a typical student does on campus. You will see faculty and staff outside of the classroom because of the structure of these programs. Even though you will probably eat dinner with faculty/staff, see them doing their shopping and go on field trips with them, they are still employees of Saint Xavier University and you are still a student. So, you should conduct yourself according to the same rules that you would here on campus. You should show them the same respect they are given here on campus and you should address and treat them accordingly.

Violations of the Student Code of Conduct will be reported to the dean of students by the study abroad program. The Office of the Dean of Students will decide in consultation with the Center for International Education whether the sanctions should be immediate or upon return to campus. Failure to adhere to the SXU Student Code of Conduct, especially behavior that is a danger to you, others or the program, may result in immediate administrative suspension, which would require dismissal from the study abroad program. Being out of the country may increase the likelihood that misconduct would be seen as endangering you, others or the program. Keep in mind that behavior that might go unnoticed on campus is more likely to be noticed abroad because of the close proximity of faculty and staff affiliated with your study abroad program.

The following excerpts from the SXU Student Code of Conduct are provided for the purpose of discussion at Study Abroad Orientation. You are responsible for knowing the content of the SXU Student Code of Conduct, which is available in its entirety and in its most updated form in the  Student Handbook.

Prohibited Conduct

Examples of non academic misconduct include but are not limited to the following:

  • Underage possession/consumption of alcohol, endangering behavior while intoxicated, disorderly conduct while intoxicated
  • Possession, use or sale of illegal drugs, controlled substances, narcotics, drug paraphernalia or any hallucinogen without a medical prescription or appropriate authority.
  • Inappropriate, disruptive or disrespectful behaviors that evidence poor adjustment to the community
  • Engaging in illegal and/or unethical activities, whether or not legal charges are filed.
  • Any form of coercive sexual behavior including sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Adapted for SXU use courtesy of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Office of International Education.