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Student Conduct

In step with the vision of Mississippi College, the Office of Student Conduct seeks to promote academic excellence in a Christ-centered learning environment. Consistent with this mission, the Office of Student Conduct is committed to the following:

  • Educating the campus community by publishing, distributing and reviewing the Student Code of Conduct, as well as presenting on the student conduct process to members of the community.

  • Holding students and student organizations accountable and challenging them to accept responsibility for their actions through an educational process of review and resolution.
  • Protecting the interests and rights of students of the MC community by conducting the student conduct process in accordance with state and federal laws, as well as the "Student Rights" listed in the Student Code of Conduct.

Parents & Student Conduct

This page contains some information for parents whose student is walking through the Student Conduct Process.

FERPA and Student Confidentiality

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, and its corresponding regulations gives students certain rights to privacy of their education records and rights of access to their education records. Mississippi College has certain guidelines regarding FERPA and student information which you can view here.

Frequently Asked Questions

My son/daughter has a conduct case. Can you talk with me about it?

Staff members in the Office of Student Conduct are always able to share information regarding the Student Code of Conduct and the student conduct process. To discuss any specific information regarding a student's case, a student must have a "Authorization to Release Information" form on file with the Office of the Registrar which grants permission to a parent to discuss "Disciplinary Records". 

Can I be present while my student is meeting with the Office of Student Conduct?

Yes, as long as the student has chosen you as their Advisor during the Student Conduct process. From the Student Code of Conduct, Article IV: Student Rights: "To have one advisor present in a student conduct conference and/or hearing. An advisor may not participate directly in a student conduct conference and/or hearing process nor may an advisor address any participant in the student conduct conference and/or hearing process other than the student the advisor represents. An attorney will not be allowed to serve as an advisor." All advisors, as well as the student, are asked to sign an "Advisor's Role" form.

Can I speak for my student at a Student Conduct meeting or hearing?

In a conduct meeting, students are expected to present their own perspective and ask questions. An advisor may ask questions in a student conduct meeting. In a hearing, an advisor may not speak to the hearing board or ask questions. An advisor may only speak quietly to the student they are advising. This outlined on the "Advisor's Role" form.

The reports below are for members of the Residence Life Staff. If you have reached this page and you are not a Resident Assistant or Coordinator, please use the Report an Incident page.

Resident Assistant and Lead Resident Assistant Report

RAs and Leads please use this form to report: Student Code of Conduct related incidents, Concerning Student Behavior, and Medical Incidents. See the reports below for Sexual Misconduct & Relationship Violence (Title IX) related incidents and Hazing Incidents.

RA & Lead RA Incident Report

Professional Residence Life Incident Report

This form should be used for reporting: Student Code of Conduct related incidents, Concerning Student Behavior, and Medical Incidents. See the reports below for Sexual Misconduct & Relationship Violence (Title IX) related incidents and Hazing Incidents.

Residence Life Incident Report

Click here for the instruction sheet on submitting a Residence Life report.

Report Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence

If you know of any instance of sexual misconduct such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or any other prohibited conduct from the Mississippi College Sexual Misconduct & Relationship Violence Policy, report it below. Incidents or behavior involving only students, students and faculty/staff or only faculty/staff can all be reported from this form.
*Note, all Mississippi College employees, excluding counselors and pastoral counselors, are considered "Responsible Employees" under Title IX guidance, and are therefore obligated to report instances of Sexual Misconduct & Relationship Violence.

Sexual Misconduct & Relationship Violence Report

Report Hazing

The purpose of the form below is to report any act of hazing exhibited by Mississippi College students, studenet organizations or MC sponsored group. The Mississippi College Student Code of Conduct defines hazing as “an act which threatens the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or causes embarrassment or humiliation, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the
purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group or organization, a
student's willingness to participate in such activity notwithstanding."