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Student Code of Conduct

This Student Code of Conduct (“Code”) establishes Cornell’s expectations applicable to all students and recognized and registered student organizations (including fraternities and sororities) at Cornell’s Ithaca and Geneva campuses, and Cornell Tech. The standards contained in the Code are based in Cornell’s historical educational origins and mission. These standards reflect the founding vision and values of Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White. Cornell’s educational legacy embodies personal growth through higher learning, and Ezra Cornell’s aspiration to ‘… found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study’. This Code is intended to preserve a higher education community and residential campus where ‘any person’ in the community can pursue their education in a secure and nourishing environment.

Policy details


To access the Student Code of Conduct, or for more information about recent changes, see the Office of Student Code and Community Standards.

Revision History:

09/09/2021: Changed link to new Student Code of Conduct and Community Standards website

08/02/2021: New Student Code of Conduct issued

08/10/2018: Added language to Title Two, Article II, A. regarding the appointment and duration of the judicial offices, as approved by Resolution 21: UA R21: Updating the Judicial Administrator Reappointment Process and accepted by the president on June 20, 2018.

06/28/2017: Added language to Article III, A. regarding holding events on Cornell-owned property, and to Article III, B. about the use of public address systems on campus.