Ferris State University exists to afford quality educational programs and experiences for the benefit of the students and communities it serves. In order to operate effectively, the University community requires a system of order in which its members, including the faculty, students, administration, and staff, support the educational functions and objectives of the University. It is the responsibility of each member of the University to promote standards of personal integrity that are in harmony with the educational mission of the institution.

As a member of the University community, students are expected to respect and value the rights of others, support the academic environment, and encourage the proper use of University facilities. Students are expected to observe national, state, and local laws as well as University rules, regulations, and policies. However, in developing this policy, the University wishes to reaffirm its traditional support of freedom of speech, freedom of inquiry, and freedom to dissent.

The Code of Student Community Standards, which is the official policy of the University, is comprised of principles and policies on Student Rights, Student Dignity, Misconduct, Victims’ Rights, Alcohol and Other Drug Policies, Disciplinary Procedures, and other principles and procedures.