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The Stanford community strives to create meaningful change both on campus and in the world. A commitment to integrity permeates all aspects of campus life, and the Office of Community Standards (OCS) supports this mission by upholding two of Stanford's foundational principles: the Fundamental Standard and the Honor Code. Together, these standards articulate the values that unite us and outline the responsibilities that attend the great privilege of being at Stanford. Every member of the Stanford community plays an integral role in espousing these ideals and sustaining our culture of excellence.

Who We Are

 Class of 2025. Credit: Andrew Brodhead / newslibrary@stanford.edu

Cardinal Rules for Students

Your role in upholding the Honor Code and Fundamental Standard

Promote a culture of personal integrity and academic honesty through your daily actions

Speak up if you're unsure whether or not conduct would violate these principles

Hold yourself and others accountable to these community values

Aerial view of Stanford campus. Credit: diegograndi / Deposit Photos

Filing a Concern

Anyone may contact the Office of Community Standards to request a consultation about a possible concern. Talking with someone in the Office of Community Standards does not obligate the person to file a concern; investigations do not begin unless and until an official written concern is filed. We encourage you to also view the Student Judicial Charter of 1997 that, among other things, outlines your rights in the process. 

Winter quarter 2022. Credit: Andrew Brodhead / newslibrary@stanford.edu

Policies & Guidance

The Stanford community strives to create meaningful change both on campus and in the world. A commitment to integrity permeates all aspects of campus life, and the Office of Community Standards (OCS) supports this mission by upholding two of Stanford's foundational principles: the Fundamental Standard and the Honor Code. Together, these standards articulate the values that unite us and outline the responsibilities that attend the great privilege of being at Stanford. Every member of the Stanford community plays an integral role in espousing these ideals and sustaining our culture of excellence.

Medical student Lori Lee works on a second casting of a piece featured in an exhibit at Medicine and the Muse, a symposium that showcases creative works produced by the School of Medicine community. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Help with Web Accessibility

The Office of Community Standards and Stanford University in general are committed to providing an online environment that is accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. If you cannot access content or use features on any Stanford University website due to a disability, please report your accessibility issue so we can address it.

 Carissa Livan, Jasmin Lopez Tang Dalsgaard, Trevor DiGerolamo, Maisam Pyarali and Dumisile Mphamba. Credit: Andrew Brodhead / newslibrary@stanford.edu

Resources for Our Communities

Student Affairs offers our communities support and we are continually seeking ways in which we can provide resources to those who may need it, whether on or off campus.

4 Tree illustrations featuring assorted Stanford branding and face coverings. Credit: Allison Piwowarski

COVID-19 Guidance for Students

We want to assure you that we are taking steps to protect everyone’s health and safety. We invite you to join us in minimizing the prevalence and reducing the spread of COVID-19 on our campus.