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SCCRS COVID-19 Resources

The information on this page is intended to inform members of our community of changes to Student Conduct’s procedures during COVID-19, as well as information about Student Conduct Code policies our students should be aware of that will protect our community.

Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution Services is committed to keeping our campus and the greater District of Columbia community healthy and safe during COVID-19. As a member of our community, you should be aware of the community standards and disciplinary policies you are subject to should you violate university policies or health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19. 

Learn more about the university's policies related to health and safety directives.

When making decisions that affect yours and others’ health and safety, please be mindful of the information below:

The following behaviors may be violations of Student Conduct Code policies:

  • Failure to wear a face covering when on campus (outside of the criteria listed in the Health and Safety Directives related to Face Coverings)
  • Failure to adhere to physical and social distancing requirements in the Health and Safety Directives related to Physical and Social Distancing, including but not limited to:
    • Staying at least six feet from other people, whenever possible
    • Respecting physical barriers and other engineering controls that are installed for the purpose of shielding people from others or reconfiguring space to enable people to be six feet apart.
    • Hosting or participating in off campus gatherings that fail to comply with local, state, or federal law or ordinances.
  • For students living in on campus housing: failure to comply with COVID-19 testing requirements, as outlined in the Health and Safety Directives regarding COVID testing
  • For any student who will be on campus at any time in the fall semester: failing to adhere to or comply with self-screening and reporting requirements, as outlined in the Health and Safety Directives related to Self-Screening and Reporting
  • For any student who has traveled outside of the District of Columbia: failure to comply with the self-quarantine requirements outlined in the Health and Safety Directives related to Self-Quarantine Requirements After Travel Outside of the District of Columbia

Students who are alleged to have violated university policies and guidelines related to health and safety during COVID-19 may be charged through the disciplinary process for the following violations of the Student Conduct Code:

  • C. Conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person
  • T. Violation of local, state, or federal law
  • GG. Willfully failing to comply with directions of university officials, including public safety officers and residence life staff members, acting in performance of their duties
  • UU. Violations of the university’s health and safety guidelines as directed from the communicable disease policy

Students found responsible for repeated violations of Health and Safety Directives may face more serious sanctions, including suspension or dismissal. 

A student’s prior disciplinary history will be considered when determining appropriate sanctions during the conduct process.

For more information related to university policies related to COVID-19, please visit the university's policy page.

Contact Information

The SCCRS team is working remotely between 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday. Please email conduct@american.edu or call (202) 885-3328 to speak with our office.

Procedures for Disciplinary Conferences and Disciplinary Hearings

All disciplinary proceedings with take place via phone or Microsoft Teams.

If you are a background investigator or other third party seeking disciplinary record information about a student, please email conduct@american.edu with the release form and your credentials, if applicable.

If you are a student/former student requesting a copy of your disciplinary record, please email the required form and/or a completed FERPA waiver to conduct@american.edu.