COVID-19 Update: As a result of the COVID-19 situation, we want to assure that we are still operational. We are currently operating in a blended format (some services in office and some via web). Should a shelter in place be required, we will move our services to take place via distance (WebEx, email, Cisco Jabber, etc.) If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Student Conduct & Community Standards exists to help ensure a safe and healthy educational environment for the students, faculty and staff of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus. This is accomplished by assisting students who are experiencing a crisis situation, providing educational programs regarding personal and campus safety issues and overseeing conduct issues in regards to the Student Code of Conduct. We also take pride in being an advocate for students and student issues.
On the left hand side of the screen you will see a variety of links to assist you in becoming more knowledgeable about our processes. Our goal is that make the process as transparent as possible so that students, complainants, victims, parents, witnesses and advisors are able to clearly understand how cases are handled. If you have any additional questions or need assistance filling out the forms correctly please feel free to contact our office at 361-825-6219.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FAQ's - Below you will find FAQ's regarding the student conduct process in light of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's move to distance education for the remainder of the semester.
Q - I have been scheduled for a Student Conduct Conference or Hearing and I am no longer in the area. How will this occur?
A - All Student Conduct Conferences are being reformatted so that they may be completed via distance utilizing WebEx. Information about this process will be included in correspondence you receive from Student Conduct & Community Standards.
Q - How will I complete my sanctions?
A - All student conduct sanctions may turned in remotely via the Online Sanctioning Submission tool. For students needing to pay fees/fines, the Student Conduct & Community Standards is currently working on providing students with the ability to make these payments online.
Q - Is there an option to meet to discuss my case via distance?
A - Yes! Students may meet with their Student Conduct Officer either via WebEx or phone.
Q - Where can I learn more about the University's ongoing efforts of insuring safety and well-being during this time?
A - FMI, you may visit the University's Coronavirus Information Portal.
Campus Carry - On June 13, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed in to law Senate Bill 11, the campus concealed carry bill. Effective August 1, 2016, this authorizes a handgun license holder to carry a concealed handgun on the campus of an institution of higher education. After consulting with students, staff, and faculty through open forums regarding the nature of the student population, specific safety considerations, and the uniqueness of the campus environment, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi adopted rules approved by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents addressing the carrying of concealed handguns by license holders on campus premises and areas where handguns are prohibited. The Office of the Associate Dean of Students, where Student Conduct & Community Standards is located, along with any location where a formal conduct hearing is taking place are restricted and individuals are not permitted to carry concealed handguns into these locations. Other restrictions exists as well. For more complete information, please refer to http://campuscarry.tamucc.edu/
Privacy - If you are not a student, but have questions about a particular case due to your involvement as a parent, guardian or advisor, please be aware that in most circumstances without a FERPA release we cannot legally share details about cases – past or present – with you. Students may file a FERPA release form at the Registrar's Office.
Distance Delivery Methods - Any student who does not currently reside in Corpus Christi at the time of their conduct proceeding may request meetings and/or hearings be held in a virtual medium to allow for their full and equal participation in the conduct process. The type of medium will be determined by the Student Conduct Officer and will be made in an attempt to provide as little alteration to the current conduct process as possible.
Students with Disabilities - Any student with a disability has the right to request reasonable accommodation in order to ensure their full and equal participation in the conduct process. Students wishing to request reasonable accommodations should make those requests directly to Disability Services (DS). Students do not have to disclose details regarding the conduct issue to SDS to request reasonable accommodation, except to the extent that it may assist in the determination of reasonable accommodations. Accommodations are determined on an individual basis by SDS staff in consultation with the Associate Dean of Students.
Student Leadership - Student Conduct & Community Standards has several opportunities for students who are seeking experiences to stand out from their peers as they enter the job market or continue their education. The Student Conduct Board works closely with the Student Conduct Officer to administer the conduct process and help define what it means to be a responsible Islander. Participation in the program(s) can assist students in heightening their leadership abilities, critical thinking skills, reasoning, logic and communication skills. In particular, participation can create experiences which can help students stand out in grad school, med school and law school applications and/or show future potential employers a high level of ethics and accountability. Applications are always being accepted and are available through the student resources link on the left.
Complaint Resolution - The University is committed to appropriate resolution of complaints as efficiently and effectively as possible. We believe providing a mechanism for complaints to be heard gives us the opportunity to improve our service. For more information about complaint resolution, visit the following link.
Campus Security and Fire Safety Report - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Campus Security and Fire Safety report
If you have any questions at all about Student Conduct & Community Standards please do not hesitate to contact us. We wish you all the best in your pursuits here at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Release of Information Request - Internal form for faculty and staff to request, with student consent, release of conduct records for legitimate University purposes.