Download the Student Conduct & Ethical Development brochure [pdf] for an overview of the Student Conduct Code, Academic Integrity Policy, Student Conduct Process, and more.
University Community Values
San Jose State University is committed to maintaining a safe, healthy living and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. Students are expected to make everyday actions that embody the Spartan values of excellence, learning, integrity, community and civic engagement.
Grounds for Student Discipline
Student behavior that is not consistent with the Student Conduct Code [pdf] is addressed through an educational process that is designed to promote safety and good citizenship and, when necessary, impose appropriate sanctions.
SJSU Student Conduct Code applies to all students whether on the SJSU campus or in the greater community. For information regarding the conduct process, and to explore resources available to students, please review the links below.
Student Privacy Rights – FERPA
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects student confidentiality by placing certain restrictions on the disclosure of information contained in a student's educational record, including (but not limited to) student conduct records.
For San José State University information related to FERPA, visit the Office of the Registrar. Student Conduct Records are protected by FERPA. This means that without written consent from a student, non-directory information (which includes student conduct records) cannot be shared.
Exceptions to Confidentiality: As described by the Department of Education, exceptions of FERPA includes statutory exemptions listed below.
- School officials with legitimate educational interest;
- Other schools to which a student is transferring;
- Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
- Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
- Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
- Accrediting organizations;
- To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
- Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
- State and local authorities, within juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State laws.