Office of Student Conduct Overview
Penn State at The Navy Yard and Penn State Great Valley have an obligation to provide for their students an atmosphere that protects and promotes their educational mission and which guarantees an orderly and effective operation.
The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) at Penn State Great Valley is responsible for interpreting and enforcing the University’s Code of Conduct.
In addition to maintaining the discipline process, OSC also serves as a resource to hold students accountable of their actions.
The purpose of student discipline is to maintain a healthy community where shared values, expectations, and behavioral standards set by the campus community and the Code of Conduct are embraced. With an educational focus, the discipline process established at Penn State does not follow the same procedures used in courtrooms. The University does not employ lawyers to “prosecute” students. Instead staff work with students in educating them in regard to what is expected of them as members of the University community.