Community Standards

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

In order to promote social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, Community Standards is currently operating remotely. Our commitment to serving our students and the greater university community continues. Students should direct case specific questions to the hearing officer or email

My conduct case is still open and unresolved. What will happen?

We are conducting meetings and hearings by Zoom. We appreciate your understanding as we adjust our processes to meet these ever-changing circumstances. You will receive a link for your meeting in the letter outlining the meeting date, time and reason.

I have sanctions due soon. What should I do?

Easter term 2020: We understand that other circumstance may be affecting our students’ ability to complete their sanctions on time. As of March 31, 2020 each student with overdue or upcoming deadlines should have received an individual email with instructions and a new deadline. Please follow those instructions. A hold will be placed if the sanction remains incomplete beyond June 30, 2020.

Summer & Advent term 2020: Please follow the instructions in your outcome letter to complete sanctions on-time.  We have adjusted all of our educational sanctional to reflect the current distancing and online practices designed to keep everyone safe.  Educational assignments may be submitted here.

I need to request my student conduct records. What should I do?

Our office can process your request virtually. Please refer to the online request form here. We will not be able to respond to faxed or physically mailed requests or to send responses via fax or physical mail until further notice. Government agencies interested in having a conduct/disciplinary check completed for security clearance should email

Refer to the site linked here for official updates regarding the University of the South’s response to COVID-19.



Ecce Quam Bonum (EQB) is the University motto and describes our highest aspiration for community, lived out in expectations for our students. Our code of conduct is named for and based on the principles from Psalms 133:1. 

"Behold how good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!"
-Psalm 133:1

All students are expected to read and commit to the EQB Guide for Living in Community, which is updated annually.  In this guide, the code of student conduct and process for adjudicating cases involving misconduct are outlined in detail, along with sanctions.  The guiding principles of the guide are the Community Commitments.


EQB Guide to Living in Community 2020-21
(pdf version | last revision July 27, 2020)

Annual Report Community Standards 2018-2019
(pdf version)

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