- Academic Dean:
Your Academic Dean is the Dean of the academic college where your major is housed.
- Dean of Students:
The Dean of Students Office staff coordinate a wide array of services, programs, and activities designed to support the academic success and personal development of students.
- This really depends on the topic of your conflict. Have you talked with your professor directly, in-person, and in a calm manner? This is one option.
- Student Assistance also offers conflict coaching, during which you and a staff member would discuss the conflict, ways you can approach it, and options you have. Please call 621-7057 to schedule an appointment.
- The Ombuds Program is an informal, neutral, confidential and independent resource for any academic or workplace concern.
Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) provides counseling on-campus to students. You can find more information here: https://health.arizona.edu/counseling-psych-services
CAPS can also refer you off-campus if you prefer a community provider.
The Dean of Students Office does not play a role in disqualification decisions. These decisions are made by academic colleges. Please contact your academic advisor or academic college directly to find out what type of disqualification you are facing and if there is an appeals process.
Prior to the first day of classes -
Changes to your schedule or withdrawal from the University, may be accomplished via UAccess. If you plan on dropping to zero units, please contact the Dean of Students Office for information PRIOR to taking action.
During the semester-
Changes to your schedule or withdrawal from the University is dictated by dates.
- As the semester progresses you’ll go from being able to make schedule changes on UAccess Student to being required to submit a Change of Schedule Form. You’ll want to review the Change of Schedule Policy on the Academic Catalog website:
Undergraduate Change of Schedule (Drop/Add)
Graduate Change of Schedule (Drop/Add)
- For details about using a Change of Schedule Form, please see this page:
Using a Change of Schedule (Drop/Add) Form
This depends on the date and whether you plan to return to the University during the next major semester.
Before the semester begins, contact the Office of the Registrar for information PRIOR to taking action.
Information on a complete withdrawal from the University can now be found on the Office of the Registrar website: https://registrar.arizona.edu/academics/complete-withdrawal-term
Reporting a Concern
For concerns about perceived ethics and compliance violations, a report may be made anonymously to a non-University party by contacting The University of Arizona Ethics and Compliance Hotline at 1-866-364-1908
The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to report perceived illicit or undesirable activities such as:
- Hate crime/bias-related incidents
- Non-compliance with regulatory requirements
To make a complaint about hazing, students can contact the Dean of Students Office, UAPD, or the Hazing Hotline. Violations of this policy by students or student organizations can be reported by filing a Student Code of Conduct complaint with the Dean of Students Office. A Hazing Hotline has been set up for anyone to anonymously report an incident. The Hazing Hotline number is (520) 626-HAZE
UA Hazing Policy
Online Student Code of Conduct Complaint Form
For all incidents of sexual harassment EXCEPT those in which both parties are students, contact the Office of Institutional Equity for information on resolution of sexual harassment concerns, including complaint options and procedures.
If both the alleged harasser and victim of sexual harassment are students, contact the:
Dean of Students Office
Nugent Building, 1st floor
Phone: (520) 621-7057
Except for incidents where both parties to a claim of alleged discrimination or harassment are students, the Office of Institutional Equity will investigate allegations of violations of this policy and make appropriate recommendations in accordance with its established procedures.
If both the accused and the victim are students, this policy is enforced by the Dean of Students Office.
Contact them at:
Dean of Students Office
Nugent Building, 1st floor
Phone: (520) 621-7057
Academic Integrity - Students
No, the reporting procedures outlined in the Code of Academic Integrity, require formal notice of the alleged violation.
If you see another student cheating you should inform your instructor. Students who cheat have an unfair advantage and undermine other students and the instructor.
Students are entitled to due process and can appeal their faculty member’s decision to report an incident. Students have 10 academic days to appeal. If this deadline is missed, the faculty member’s decision stands and the case is closed.
Yes, you should continue attending class. You will receive notification (via email) when your case is closed.
No, dropping the course will not invalidate the alleged violation. Faculty members can report students who are no longer enrolled in their classes for alleged academic integrity violations, including students who have dropped a course or who have graduated.
Yes. The Code of Academic Integrity applies to all academic work undertaken at the University of Arizona.
Academic Integrity - Faculty
If the student’s grade will be impacted, the grade of an “Incomplete” should be assigned. The Dean of Students Office will inform the faculty member when the case is closed at which time the “Incomplete” can be changed to a grade.
The University of Arizona Code of Academic Integrity states that faculty members should decide by “preponderance of evidence” if a violation has occurred. This means that if it is more than likely that a violation occurred, the incident should be reported to the Dean of Students Office.
Addressing academic integrity violations without formally reporting the incident to the Dean of Students Office is highly discouraged, especially when a student’s grade is impacted. By not following the process outlined in the University of Arizona Code of Academic Integrity, students are not allowed the due process to which they are entitled.
The Dean of Students Office maintains records of reported academic integrity violations for the entire campus. This centralized reporting structure helps to identify students who have repeated violations and ensures the University of Arizona Code of Academic integrity if followed.
Faculty should file a Code of Conduct complaint of the student who is not enrolled in class and aids in violating the Code of Academic Integrity.
No, dropping a course will not invalidate the violation as it occurred at the time the student was enrolled in the class. Faculty can report students who are not enrolled in their classes and violate the Code, these include those who drop the class or have graduated.
Yes, the Code of Academic Integrity applies to all academic work that is done at the University of Arizona.
Yes, students should continue attending class. The students will be notified via email when the case is closed.
Code of Conduct - Students
The Student Code of Conduct provides expectations of behavior for all University of Arizona students. Behavioral expectations support each student’s opportunity to learn and participate as members of the University of Arizona community.
Sanctions may be imposed for misconduct that occurs on university property or during any university-sponsored activity (including online classes). Certain off-campus conduct may also be subject to discipline. With respect to student organizations and their members, university jurisdiction extends to premises used, or controlled by, the organizations.
All students who are investigated for an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct are informed of the conduct complaint by letter sent to their University email address.
A staff member in the Dean of Students Office determines whether to dismiss the complaint or investigate the student based on available information. The staff member will give the student an opportunity to respond to the allegations before making a determination.
The Dean of Students Office may place a hold on a student's institutional records for a variety of reasons. Please contact the office (520) 621-7057 if you have a question about a hold placed by our office.
Questions can be addressed to a Student Accountability staff member by calling (520) 621-7057
Students in a disciplinary process may be assisted by an advisor. The advisor is selected by the student and may be a faculty or staff member, student, attorney, or other associate of the student.
Students may be accountable civilly, criminally, and administratively for acts that are both illegal and constitute violations of the Student Code of Conduct. At the discretion of university officials, disciplinary action at the university may proceed before, during, or after legal proceedings.
As guided by federal law, we are allowed, under certain circumstances, to disclose information about students.
Some of these circumstances are:
- Violations of the Student Code of Conduct involving underage students possessing and/or consuming alcohol and/or drugs
- Serious health and safety concerns
The right of access to information in a student’s education record is governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, (FERPA.)
For additional questions call the Dean of Students Office (520) 621-7057
Code of Conduct - Faculty
Typically, no. Disciplinary matters are considered part of a student's education record. The right of access to information in a student’s education record is governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, (FERPA.)
The first step to initiate a report involving a student typically requires a written description of the incident. Please include as much detail as possible (name of student involved, date and location of incident, witnesses, etc.). Any supporting documentation (photos, receipts, emails, etc.) may be submitted in person or via mail to the Dean of Students Office, P.O. Box 210040, Tucson, AZ 85721-0040.
Review and Decision by Dean of Students
The Dean of Students will make an initial determination as to whether there is a sufficient basis to believe that a violation of the Student Code of Conduct may have occurred.
If the Dean determines that there is a sufficient basis to believe that a violation of the Student Code of Conduct may have occurred and chooses to pursue the violation under the student code of conduct, then the Dean of Students will timely notify the student in writing of the alleged violation and will gather further information. A student who is charged in a Student Code of Conduct referral will be provided an opportunity to meet with the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students will determine whether it is more likely than not that a violation of the Student Code of Conduct has occurred and, if so, the appropriate disciplinary sanction to apply. In determining the sanction, the Dean will consider any mitigating factors, including any prior violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
The UA Diversion Program provides University of Arizona students with the opportunity to have misdemeanor charges dismissed upon completion of the program. The program is voluntary and is in lieu of prosecution.
An individual must be referred to the program by the University of Arizona Police Department or the Pima County Attorney’s Office. Students diverted directly by the University Police Department will be notified of program requirements via email to their University of Arizona email account. Students diverted by the Pima County Attorney’s Office must bring in the diversion paperwork given to them by the Pima County Attorney’s Office. The Dean of Students Office confirms that the individual is a University student, the citation was issued by the University Police Department and that the individual has not completed UA Diversion before.
The Dean of Students Office will provide confirmation of enrollment to the referring agency, and send instructions to students via their university email account. Students referred by the University of Arizona Police Department do not need to bring any paperwork to the Dean of Students Office. Students referred by the Pima County Attorney’s Office must bring the referral sheet and court minute entry to the Dean of Students Office.
Many misdemeanor violations including minor in possession of alcohol, possession of drugs or paraphernalia, possession of false identification, disorderly conduct, theft, and littering may be eligible. Not all misdemeanor charges are eligible for UA Diversion.
Sanctions are assigned on a case-by-case basis. However, typical sanctions may include community service and a corresponding reflection paper, an educational workshop or class, and a monetary sanction. In cases where alcohol or drugs are involved and the student is under 21 years of age, the Dean of Students Office sends notification letters to parents/guardians.
Monetary sanctions start at $120 for first-time violations. Subsequent violations result in amounts up to $180.
Yes, community service hours may be completed at any registered non-profit organization. If you have questions about an organization or how to document your hours, you are strongly encouraged to contact the Dean of Students Office prior to beginning your hours. Hours which are improperly documented may be rejected.
No, sanction deadlines are not extended.
If sanctions are not timely completed, the case will be returned to the referring agency for continued prosecution. A hold will be placed on the student’s account, which will prevent the student from registering for classes, graduating, or obtaining transcripts.
No. Participation in UA Diversion is a one-time opportunity.
Attorneys are not required for the diversion process, but a student may choose to have one. ASUA Legal Services Program provides free legal advice to students. For more information call (520) 621-2782 or visit their website.
UA Diversion cases are recorded in a student’s University disciplinary record as a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Disciplinary records are maintained separately from transcripts, and a student must typically sign a waiver to allow the Dean of Students Office to release information from their disciplinary record. Records are maintained until the student graduates, or 5 years have passed since the last sanction was completed, whichever comes first.
Completion of the UA Diversion Program does not expunge the student’s court record. The court should be consulted with questions regarding their records. If a student is diverted directly by the University of Arizona Police Department, there is not a criminal record of the incident.
If a follow up court date is given, the student should return to court. Once the court receives confirmation that the student is enrolled in the UA Diversion Program, a return date is not typically assigned. If you have question about a court date please contact the Pima County Justice Court.
The Dean of Students Office at (520) 621-7057
The Pima County Justice Court at (520) 724-3171
The Pima County Attorney’s Office at (520) 740-5600
A Red Tag is a red sticker applied to a residence cited by Tucson Police for hosting an unruly gathering which disturbs the peace. The disturbance can include excessive noise or traffic, obstruction of streets, fighting, or serving alcohol to minors.
The Code of Conduct allows students to be held accountable for off-campus behavior. The University cannot discipline behavior merely because the person is a student; there should be a clear nexus between the behavior and the campus community.
The person who organized the party/event, the owner of the residence where the event took place, and/or the occupant(s) or tenant(s) can be cited with the Red Tag violation. Others participating in the event may be charged with other violations, such as a minor in possession of alcohol.
The Dean of Students Office and Tucson Police initiated the Red Tag program in 2007 to educate University students about responsible behavior in the Tucson community. The program is designed to diminish extreme misconduct that places students and University community members at risk.
Tucson Police provides information to the Dean of Students Office for Red Tag citations. If it is determined that the person cited is a student, the police report is reviewed to determine the action the Dean of Students Office will take.
Depending on the situation, a student may receive a warning, or may receive additional sanctions.
No. While aggregate data may be shared with the community, the Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of the students by preventing the release of information related to specific students.