The Student Conduct Policy guides the behavior and expectations of all students at Drew University. The below terms outline the scope of this policy as well as a series of frequently asked questions about what may and may not be addressed under the Student Conduct Policy. For a list of all potential violations, please refer to the list of standards here.


The University will exercise jurisdiction over any violation of University policy, including public law, whether the offense is committed on or off-campus. Students who violate the law may also be subject to criminal and/or civil court jurisdictions.  Pending legal cases do not preclude the university from addressing violations under this code.

Actions undertaken by Drew University to address conduct violations will normally go forward even if criminal proceedings are pending and will not be subject to challenge on the grounds that a related legal matter is in process, has been dismissed, or has been reduced. Failure to participate in the University process may result in decisions in absentia, with due weight afforded to any materials submitted by, or related to, the absent party.

Policy Definitions


All persons taking, scheduled to take, or admitted to take courses, at Drew University, including, but not limited to full-time or part-time, or through the special/visiting program. Persons who are not enrolled at Drew University for a particular term but have a continuing relationship with the university are considered students. Students who are on leave for any particular period may not be able to fully participate in all university functions.


Refers to any student who has signed and has a current residential assignment.

University Official

Any person holding University office, employed by the University, or performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities. This includes student workers, including but not limited, to residence hall staff.

Member of the Drew University Community

Any person who is a student, faculty member, university official or any other person employed by Drew University. A person’s status in a particular situation shall be determined by the Dean of Students.

University Premises

All land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by Drew University (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).

Student Club/Organization

Means any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for university recognition.

Hearing Officer

Any person with the responsibilities designated by the Dean of Students to adjudicate conduct violations, including the imposition of sanctions and hearing appeals.


Written regulations of the university as found in, but not limited to, Daniel’s Dictionary, Residence Life Policies, Posting Policy Housing Contract, the University catalog, Academic information on each schools webpage, departmental pages, etc.

Frequently Asked Policy Questions

Below are some of the more frequently asked questions regarding the Student Conduct Policy. For questions that you may have but do not appear here, please feel free to email us at stuaff@drew.edu and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Can I be held accountable for off-campus conduct?

Yes. Conduct that violates University policy can be addressed through the student conduct process, regardless of where that conduct takes place.

Can I get in trouble if I am not actively taking classes?

Yes. Once an individual is designated as a student (see “Student” definition here: ) they are accountable for their actions under University policy. This includes those students taking a break from classes or currently on a leave of absence.