Students at Dominican University are annually emailed a link to the Student Code of Conduct. Students are charged with the responsibility of having read the Student Code of Conduct. The Student Code of Conduct and the student conduct process apply to the conduct of individual students and university-affiliated groups, organizations, teams, etc. Because the Student Code of Conduct is based on shared values, it sets a range of expectations for the Dominican University student no matter where or when their conduct may take place. Therefore, the Student Code of Conduct will apply to behaviors that take place on the campus, at college-sponsored events, and may also apply off campus when the administration determines that the off-campus conduct affects a substantial college interest.
The Student Code of Conduct may be applied to conduct that takes place during the time a person is enrolled as a student, including intra-semester breaks and between semesters. Further, the Student Code of Conduct applies to guests of community members, whose hosts may be held accountable for the misconduct of their guests. The Student Code of Conduct also protects visitors to and guests of Dominican University, and they may initiate grievances for violations of the Student Code of Conduct committed by members of the Dominican University community against them.