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.
"There is only one true failure for you and that is not to be true to the best you know." — Jane Stanford
Learn more about policies & procedures below.
Academic Accommodations & the Honor Code
If the Office of Accessible Education in consultation with the relevant department, determines that a student’s academic accommodation is both reasonable and does not constitute a fundamental alteration of a course, the terms of that accommodation shall not be considered an academic procedure that creates a temptation to violate the Honor Code.
BJA Guidance: Definitions and Clarifications
Here you can explore pages reflecting Board on Judicial Affairs (BJA) guidance regarding various aspects of the Judicial Process
BJA Guide to the Penalty Code
The following pages reflect Board on Judicial Affairs (BJA) guidance regarding the Student Conduct Penalty Code.
BJA's Interim Honor Code Recommendations
Based on guidance from the 2019 Judicial Charter Committee (C-10) and with the advice of the ASSU Undergraduate Senate, the ASSU Graduate Student Council, and the Faculty Senate Steering Committee, the Board on Judicial Affairs adopts the following guidance to promote community ownership of the Honor Code.
Bylaws to Charter
The bylaws to the Student Judicial Charter of 1997 are rules and/or administrative provisions of the Board on Judicial Affairs (BJA) that clarify and facilitate practice under the Charter and allow for efficient internal governance of the BJA.
Other Stanford Policies
For your convenience and ease of reference, we have posted links to a number of Stanford University policies that are germane to Stanford's Fundamental Standard and Honor Code.
Student Conduct Penalty Code
Learn more about when different sanctions are typically applied during the Judicial Process, and what the ramifications are for a student.
The Student Judicial Charter of 1997
The Student Judicial Charter of 1997 applies to cases in progress as of May 1, 2023.
Read through the student judicial charter's contents.
The Stanford Student Conduct Charter of 2023
The Stanford Student Conduct Charter of 2023 applies to cases filed on May 2, 2023 and after.
Read through the student conduct charter's contents.
Student Title IX Process
The Stanford Title IX Office oversees the Stanford Student Title IX Process and offers resources for students affected by interpersonal violence and gender-based discrimination.