Binghamton University Code of Student Conduct Preamble

Binghamton University is committed to fostering responsible community living. Individuals and organizations are held accountable for actions that violate the standards for community behavior. All students and student groups are expected to abide by the Binghamton University Code of Student Conduct.

In general, all members of our University community are expected to:

  • Conduct themselves lawfully, maturely and respectfully, while sharing the responsibility of maintaining behavioral standards essential to the institution's success.
  • Feel secure in person and property, while protecting the rights of others. Conduct that interferes with or threatens the rights of others, either in or out of the classroom, or interferes with or prohibits the operation of the University, is not condoned.
  • Abide by the University's rules, as well as state, local and federal laws; sanctuary cannot be granted by the University.
  • Continue the tradition of exercising First Amendment rights, keeping in mind that while encouraged and protected, the expectation is that one's rights are practiced with respect and responsibility. Abusing the rights of any one person or group ultimately endangers the rights of all. Obscene speech or conduct — which appeals to prurient interests, is patently offensive and lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value — is not protected by the First Amendment.

As a student you are a valuable member of the Binghamton University community. Through your words and deeds you contribute to the building of an inclusive community in which all can live and learn in an environment of academic freedom and respect where all students have the opportunity to succeed.

Last Updated: 3/16/16