Office of Community Standards

 
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
 
In order to promote social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Office of Community Standards (OCS) is currently operating remotely. Our commitment to serving our students and the greater university community continues. We will update this information as our circumstances change. If you have additional questions after reading this page, please contact us at community.standards@camden.rutgers.edu and one of our staff members will do their best to assist you.
 
Is OCS still open?
Although staff may be working remotely, our work continues. Staff members are available as usual during normal business hours, but reachable only by email or video conference. 
 
My conduct case is still open and unresolved. What will happen?
We are proceeding with our work. We are conducting meetings by phone and video conference. We appreciate your understanding as we adjust our processes to meet these ever-changing circumstances. 
 
I had an Administrative Conference scheduled. What happens now?
We are currently conducting all Administrative Conferences via phone or video conference. Check your Rutgers email address for an invitation and expectations for participating in a virtual Administrative Conference via Webex once you have scheduled your administrative conference.  If you need to schedule a phone conference, or have other concerns about a virtual Administrative Conference, please contact the conduct officer who sent you your conduct letter. 
 
I have sanctions due soon. What should I do?
We understand that other circumstances may be affecting our students’ ability to complete their sanctions on time. Office of Community Standards staff will work with you to develop a plan to complete your sanctions. Please email the conduct staff member directly to request an extension or modification of your sanctions. If you can, continue to work diligently to complete your sanctions on time. 
 
I need to report an incident or make a complaint. What should I do?
As always, we ask you to submit an incident report or complaint through our online Maxient forms: General Conduct ConcernsAcademic Misconduct, and Title IX. You may use these forms to report an incident or alleged violation of the Rutgers University Student Conduct Code. Our first concern is the safety and well-being of our students. Please be aware, these forms are not monitored outside of university business hours. If you are reporting an immediate danger to the health and safety of yourself and/or others, please call RUPD at 856-225-6009 or dial 911. 
 
I need to request my student conduct records. What should I do?
Our office can process your request virtually. Please refer to the  Background Check. We will not be able to respond to faxed or physically mailed requests or to send responses via fax or physical mail until further notice. Government agencies interested in having a conduct/disciplinary check completed for security clearance should email community.standards@camden.rutgers.edu
 
I called the main telephone number (856-225-6050), but no one answered. What should I do?
The best way to contact our office is via email, either community.standards@camden.rutgers.edu or by emailing an Office of Community Standards staff member directly. While we are monitoring the main phone number, staff may not be able to answer when you call. We’ve found that students are often hesitant to leave a voicemail and instead prefer to call back frequently until a staff member is able to answer the phone. A better strategy is leaving a voicemail message with the following information: (1) your full name, (2) your student ID number, (3) a callback number, and, (4) the reason for your call.
 
Refer to the site below for official updates regarding the University’s response to COVID-19, including frequently asked questions. https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/
 

 

 
Our Goals
  • To deliver a multi-partial, educational, student conduct system.
  • To promote a positive, safe, and civil campus climate.
  • To provide opportunities and options for community members to resolve conflicts.
  • To educate the University community on the University Code of Student Conduct and the Academic Integrity Policy.
  • To treat all community members with consideration and respect.
  • To support students in their educational and personal development by challenging students when their behavior violates community standards and providing opportunities for them to learn from their actions.

Our Critical Functions

  • Investigating and adjudicating alleged incidents of student misconduct.
  • Recruiting, training and supervising members of the University Hearing Board, Campus Advisors, Academic Integrity Facilitators, and other participants in the disciplinary process.
  • Creating learning opportunities for students through membership in the Rutgers Scarlet Honor Council, Code Agents and educational sanctions.
  • Providing programming on academic integrity and other ethical issues to the University community.
  • Advising the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Chancellor, and other members of the University community on issues of student conduct.
  • Managing student conduct records.
 
 
What It Means to be a
Scarlet Raptor

 

 

In addition to the Scarlet Raptor Creed, Rutgers University's Code of Student Conduct outlines the community expectations for students across all three campuses as well as outlining the disciplinary process should an allegation be submitted to our office. The Camden Campus’ Office of Community Standards is overseen by the Dean of Students Office and Division of Student Affairs. The code identifies prohibited moral and ethical behaviors including, but not limited to: theft, violence, disorderly conduct, bigotry, and harassment. The Office of Community Standards is responsible for issuing sanctions for all these non academic integrity offenses and oversees the process in which disciplinary action is implemented.  It is up to the students to familiarize themselves with these policies.