Code of Conduct

According to L&C’s Student Code of Conduct, all student orgs are subject to the following:


A. Student organizations may be charged with violations of this Code or College Policy.

B. The officers, leaders, and members of a student organization, as well as the organization as a whole, may be subject to discipline under the Code when its members, officers, or leaders commit violations with sponsorship from the organization.

C. The officers, leaders, or any identifiable spokespersons for a student organization may be directed by the Dean of Students or designee to take action to prevent or end violations by members, officers, or leaders acting with sponsorship from the organization.

D. Outcomes for organizations may include loss of all privileges, including College recognition, for a specified period of time, revocation of funding, dissolution, as well as other appropriate outcomes. Individuals involved in violations with sponsorship from an organization may also be assigned personal outcomes, regardless of those assigned to the organization.


  1. In certain circumstances, the Assistant Dean of Student Rights and Responsibilities or designee may establish an Interim Action Plan. This plan may restrict a student’s or organization’s privileges and/or may set expectations of behavior. Possible measures include, but are not limited to, prohibiting access to campus, residence halls, classes, prohibiting contact between persons, or placing limitations on other activities while the circumstances are being evaluated. These measures may be imposed:
    1. to ensure the safety and well being of members of the Lewis & Clark community or preservation of Lewis & Clark property, or;
    2. to ensure a student’s safety and/or well being, or;
    3. if the student or organization poses a substantial threat of disruption of or interference with the normal operations of Lewis & Clark.
  2. The Assistant Dean of Student Rights and Responsibilities or designee will identify what criteria would need to be met for the Interim Action Plan to be resolved.
  3. The recipient of the Interim Action Plan may request a hearing with the Vice President of Student Life, who may designate another administrator to review this matter. The Vice President or designee will review the information prompting the Interim Action Plan, the evidence provided by the recipient, and will render a decision upholding or modifying the measures.
  4. The Interim Action Plan goes into effect immediately and remains in effect until the Assistant Dean of Student Rights and Responsibilities, the Vice President of Student Life, or their designee delivers a written modification or resolution thereof.

Additionally, any student org who violates the following will be subject to charges of violations.

Hazing Policy

Any act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group or organization is prohibited.