Student Code of Conduct

The Pitzer College Code of Student Conduct sets out definitions of rules and fair procedures within the Pitzer community. As members of this community, students are required to abide by all the policies and procedures of Pitzer College and The Claremont Colleges as well as all local, state and federal laws. It is each student’s responsibility to be aware of the content of the Code of Student Conduct as well as other policies of the College, which are published in the Student Handbook.

Student Code of Conduct/Student Handbook

(After you click the link above, choose “2021-2022 Student Handbook” from the dropdown menu)

Conduct Concerns

Ok, so a student might have been documented due to an issue in class, in a residence hall, or off campus. Our goal is to help them learn from the mistake and move forward.

Academic Misconduct Policies and Process
Copying off of someone’s test, plagiarism, claiming credit for work, and all other forms of academic misconduct are not tolerated at Pitzer. If a student is confused about what exactly academic misconduct is, there is information available regarding rules and procedures for the process. Students can also visit with their faculty or learn how to cite the work of others at the Writing Center.

Behavioral Misconduct Policies and Process
Every community has guidelines for acceptable behavior, and so do we. If a student appears to have violated a policy on campus or in the community, the student conduct process is an integral part of the educational mission of the university.

Concerns and Resources – Sagehen Support Center
There are times when a student will make a poor decision because they are under stress or need support in another area of their lives. We have put together a list of concerns and resources for you.

Medical Amnesty Policy
Your safety, and everyone’s safety, is our first priority. Call for help and get the support you or a friend might need.

Notifying Parents
Pitzer honors each student’s right to privacy on behavioral matters. There are several notable exceptions to this policy, however. The College may choose to contact a parent or guardian:

  • When a student’s repeated abuse of alcohol or other drugs is jeopardizing their own health or that of others.
  • When repeated efforts to gain compliance with college alcohol, drug and other behavioral policies have failed and the student’s status with the college is in question.
  • When a student’s physical or emotional health has become threatened or has become potentially dangerous to others, and/or when the college feels the student may be incapable of making safe healthy decisions.

Residential Living Policies
For students living in our residence halls, there are specific guidelines and policies pertaining to living in these communities. For important information about the policies and a ton of other great information, check out the Residential Living Handbook.

Report Concerns
Students, faculty, and staff can report concerns and issues to the Dean of Students. Our reports page contains a number of report types.

Disciplinary sanctions are the educational outcomes, courses, or restrictions assigned to you if you are found responsible for violating a college policy. They can range from a warning to being expelled from the college. You can find the full list of possible sanctions at this link.