The Offfice of Student Conduct has developed three learning outcomes for students participating in the conduct process. It is our mission to enhance the learning environment for all members of the University of Georgia community, and we do this through a process that utilizes educational sanctions. We recognize that a student isn’t defined by one bad night, or a bad semester; rather, often times it is how a person moves on from an adverse situation that shows their character. By adopting these learning outcomes, we have aimed to focus our process on educating students and helping them develop life long skills in these three areas.
- Integrity: Holding oneself accountable to personally established convictions. We hope that students will use the conduct process as an opportunity to reflect upon and determine their core values and convictions. By interacting with the conduct process, students will be encouraged to become aware of their convictions, examine their convictions critically, consider the congruency of their behavior with their convictions, and hold themselves accountable to their convictions even when consequences are unpleasant.
- Resiliency: Transforming adversity into opportunity for growth. A violation of the Code of Conduct is an adverse event in a student’s college experience and should be framed as a learning experience. By interacting with the conduct process, students will be encouraged to move through adversity, build new skills to overcome adversity, establish a higher functioning norm after adversity, and approach adversity as an opportunity for growth.
- Social Responsibility: Acting in regards to the interdependence of all members and aspects of a community. Students have social responsibilities in the University of Georgia community, the Athens-Clarke County community, and beyond. By interacting with the conduct process, students will be encouraged to consider how they interact with their communities, how others interact, and how they can engage as ethical, committed community members.