Temple University Student Conduct Code

Temple University formulates and enforces rules of conduct to ensure that all students act in a manner that is consistent with the University's educational mandate and that is respectful of all members of the university community. By registering as a student at Temple University, each student accepts the right of the university to exercise related disciplinary authority. Each student should read and understand the Student Conduct Code:

The Conduct Code incorporates by reference other university rules, regulations and policies. Each student is responsible for reading and understanding the Conduct Code and other stated requirements for the university activities in which they are engaged. The goal is for all members of the university community to be able to participate in a safe and constructive environment.

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) administrative authorities are responsible for administering the Student Conduct Code and other rules and regulations at TUJ; with respect to the Conduct Code, the Dean of TUJ acts as University Code Administrator for TUJ and TUJ's General Counsel acts as the Student Conduct Administrator. Conduct that violates the Conduct Code, such as theft, disorderly conduct, sexual assault, harassing or threatening behavior, academic dishonesty, or breach of TUJ policies, may result in a Conduct Code complaint. A finding of responsibility will result in sanctions, ranging from fines and community service to probation, suspension or expulsion. If a student has been found to be responsible for a Conduct Code violation, a disciplinary hold may be placed on the student's record until any sanctions have been satisfied in full.

The Student Code applies to conduct that occurs on university premises, within 500 yards of university premises, on vehicles owned, used by or under the control of the university, and at university-sponsored activities, and also applies to off-campus incidents or conduct that adversely affect the university community and/or the pursuit of its objectives. Students are responsible for their conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of a degree, even though conduct may occur before classes begin or after classes end, as well as during the academic year and during periods between terms of actual enrollment.

TUJ Drinking and Smoking Policies

Any violation of the Temple University Drug and Alcohol Policy is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in the Student Conduct Code, which may include the notification of parents/guardians of alcohol violations involving students who are minors. The Conduct Code applies to public intoxication and also applies to conduct that occurs within 500 yards of TUJ premises, at TUJ-sponsored activities and to off-campus incidents that adversely affect the TUJ community and/or the pursuit of its objectives.

In addition, TUJ has the following explicit Drinking Policy and Smoking Policy, which applies to all TUJ students.

Drinking Policy

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited at TUJ except in designated smoking areas. In Azabu Hall, the 2nd floor outdoor deck next to the cafeteria is a designated smoking space. In Mita Hall, the 4th floor lounge has been set aside as a smoking area. The outside areas in front of Azabu Hall and Mita Hall are non-smoking areas. As we have received multiple complaints from the building management and neighboring businesses about smokers associated with TUJ, we ask your full cooperation in smoking only in designated areas.

Questions or Complaints

If you have any questions about the Student Conduct Code or the conduct review process or wish to pursue actions against another student involving the Conduct Code, you may contact either the Office of Student Services (OSS) or the Student Conduct Administrator of TUJ, who is the General Counsel (thomas.dreves@tuj.temple.edu, Mita 3F, 03-5441-9800).

Anyone may file a complaint regarding student conduct. A complaint shall be prepared in writing and directed to the Student Conduct Administrator. Complaints that are made directly to other campus resources (staff, faculty, OSS, etc.) may be forwarded to the Student Conduct Administrator for review. Any complaint should be submitted as soon as possible after the event takes place. The Student Conduct Administrator may (with the assistance of OSS) conduct an investigation to determine if the complaint has merit and/or if it can be disposed of administratively by mutual consent of the parties involved on a basis acceptable to the Student Conduct Administrator. The Student Conduct Administrator is responsible for determining whether to charge a Student or a Student Organization with a violation of the Student Code.