Judicial Procedures

These judicial procedures are valid only for incidents occurring before August 1, 2016. For conduct incidents occurring August 1, 2016 or later, please refer to the University Student Code of Conduct.

Students who attend Case Western Reserve University are expected to preserve the university's academic integrity and judicial codes of conduct. All faculty and staff at the university recognize the importance of maintaining these standards and expect our students to share in that responsibility.

Those who enroll at Case are provided with information about judicial policies and procedures when they first enroll at the university and again during new student orientation. Student Affairs programming is designed to remind students of their judicial obligations and educate them about procedural and policy initiatives.

A student enrolling in the university, student organizations and other university community members assume an obligation to behave in a manner compatible with the university’s function as an educational institution.  Willful disruption of the educational process, destruction of property, dishonesty, and interference with the rights of other members of the university cannot be tolerated.  The university retains the right to maintain order within the university and to exclude those who are disruptive to the educational process.  The following principles are the basis for our Community Standards at Case Western Reserve University:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Tolerance
  • Safety
  • Cooperation
  • Pride
  • Civility
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty

It is our goal to develop socially responsible students and challenge them to become ethical life-long leaders. We will not tolerate any forms of academic dishonesty, misrepresentation, or unreasonable conduct at Case. Students who choose to engage in wrongdoing will be evaluated by the vice president for student affairs or a designated representative to determine if further judicial action is warranted. For additional information, please refer to the disciplinary policies outlined in this section.