Judicial Affairs



The Dean of Students Office provides a comprehensive Judicial Affairs program that fosters moral, intellectual, and personal development, and social responsibility. The intent of the program is to develop students' ability to make responsible decisions. Programs and services are student-centered and are aimed to enhance students' overall academic and social experience at Rensselaer.

Rensselaer's approach to Judicial Affairs is aligned with the Rensselaer's Student Bill of Rights.

"The student is a citizen of the nation at large, and the Institute shall not impede or obstruct students in the exercise of their fundamental rights as citizens."

Rensselaer's approach to the judicial process is one that is intended to be educational rather than punitive. The Rensselaer Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities sets forth the Student Bill of Rights along with the national, state and city laws and Rensselaer policies that guide Institute and judicial actions in support of Rensselaer student success.

All allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking, are investigated and adjudicated pursuant to the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy of Rensselaer, NOT the Student Judicial Process. For more information about reporting sexual misconduct and to view the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy, visit https://sexualviolence.rpi.edu.

The Dean of Students Office has provided information on overarching policies and help students navigate the system. For more information please call 276-6266.