Remember: For emergencies (including suicide/suicide ideation) contact UPD at (707) 826-5555 or 911. 

Welcome to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities website!

This site contains useful information to help you understand the student conduct process. Our purpose is to support the education and character development of students as they transition into university life towards graduation and become lifelong learners.

The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities is also responsible for the investigation and adjudication of violations of the Student Code of Conduct. If you have any questions you can contact our office at (707) 826-3504 or email us. The Student Rights & Responsibilities office is located in Siemens Hall 211.

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (OSRR) is to support the educational, ethical, and social development of students at Cal Poly Humboldt. Our approach is driven by an educational philosophy that aims to address student conduct policy violations through a developmental lens. We administer the disciplinary process through a fair and impartial process with the goal of fostering ethical development, the personal integrity of students, due process and fair resolution for violations.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you received a letter in your mail, email, or a phone call asking to contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and/or if you have any questions/concern about the student conduct process, please visit our frequently asked questions page.

How to Report - What to include and not include

You can find the reporting forms on the top left of this website, clicking the button labeled, "Reporting Students of Concern."

  • Select the appropriate category and proceed to fill out the form.
  • Information to include:
    • Student(s)’s first and last name along with their student identification number.
    • Date, time and location (if known)
    • Significant and direct quotes from involved parties
    • Provide a complete description of the situation, incident/behavior, or concern
    • Witness names and contact information (if known)
    • If you have any additional documentation such as emails, texts, messages or word documents, please attach to the report.
    • If you have a concern about suicide or suicide ideation, contact University Police (x5555) who will assist in determining the appropriate course of action.
  • Do Not Include:
    • Arm-Chair Diagnoses: Diagnoses must come from licenses individuals operating in their capacity as a health care professional. Unless the student(s) in question have self-disclosed a diagnosis to you, please report the concerning behavior only (e.g. "Over the course of several weeks I have noticed the student has extreme mood swings, alternating between enthusiasm and apathy." but not "This student is manic depressive").
    • Opinions/Judgements about the student's character, personality, identity or other personal characteristics not related to the concerning issue.

Please note: Lack of information will delay the processing of referrals. It is extremely important that you include complete and detailed information. Please do not email reports, these reporting forms are a more secure and reliable method of getting us the information.