Conduct within the University Community
The George Mason University community respects and protects the individual
dignity, integrity, and reputation of all its members. All students, faculty,
and staff must comply with the conventions and regulations of university life
that are necessary to maintain order, protect individuals and property, and fulfill
the purposes and responsibilities of a university. This includes ensuring our
commitment to high standards of civility and decency toward all.
Students enrolling in the university assume an obligation to conduct themselves
in a manner compatible with the university's function as an educational institution.
The Code of Virginia (Section 23-9.2:3) confers upon the university the responsibility
for maintaining order within the university and the right to exclude those who
The Office of the Judicial Administrator is administratively responsible for
supervising student conduct on campus. A system of courts administers nonacademic
discipline. In addition to these courts, the student Honor Committee, described
in the "Academic Policies" chapter, is responsible for adjudicating
violations of the Honor Code that relate to academic matters. Questions regarding
student conduct should be directed to the Judicial Affairs Office, Student Union
I, Room 302, (703) 993-2884.