Jurisdiction of the University

Generally, the Student Code shall apply to conduct which occurs on University premises and at University sponsored activities. The University may take action in off-campus situations involving flagrant disregard for any person or persons; or when a student’s or student organization’s behavior is judged to threaten the health, safety, and/or property of any individual or group; or any other activity which adversely affects the University community and/or the pursuit of its objectives.

The appropriate staff in the Office of Student Conduct or designee, shall decide, on a case by case basis, whether the Student Code shall be applied to conduct occurring off-campus. The Student Code shall apply to a student’s conduct even if the student withdraws from the University while a conduct matter is pending. The Student Code does apply at Western Michigan University branch and overseas campuses. 

In the event a Student Code violation occurs at a  location off of University premises, it may not be feasible or practical to follow the procedures outlined in this Student Code. Therefore, the University reserves the right to take those actions which are necessary for the safe and orderly maintenance of its programs and relationships with others.