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Code of Conduct

A pledge to uphold Stern's values

All students in Stern are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct and uphold its values. New students must sign the Code, whereby they pledge to abide by the Code of Conduct and acknowledge its imperative. Upon signing the Code, students not only recognize their personal responsibility in maintaining the Code of Conduct, but also acknowledge the consequences of violating the University’s trust.

The Stern Judiciary Committee hears cases involving alleged violations of the Code of Conduct by Stern students. Hearing panels consist of student and faculty volunteers who are trained to hear such cases.

The Stern Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over disciplinary matters involving matriculated and visiting students in the undergraduate and graduate full-time, part-time, executive, and PhD programs at the Stern School of Business. Any member of the Stern community may report an alleged academic or behavioral violation against a Stern student. Academic violations include, but are not limited to cheating and plagiarism; behavioral violations include, but are not limited to physical assault, sexual harassment and property damage.