Conference on Conduct Governance

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The CCG is a standing committee of the Urbana-Champaign Senate composed of faculty members, administrators, and students. Its responsibilities are outlined in the Senate Bylaws, which provide in relevant part:

  1. Duties
    Legislative Function of the Conference – The Conference is a Senate Committee which, in conjunction with the Chancellor, and with the assistance of the Office of the Dean of Students, shall have the following legislative functions:
    1. Review and transmit in writing to the Chancellor its approval, disapproval, or modification of standards of conduct (hereafter called "rules") initiated by subcommunities of the campus;
    2. Initiate and recommend in writing to the Chancellor adoption of additional rules it deems desirable;
    3. File with the Office of the Dean of Students and with the Clerk of the Senate a notice of such transmittals and recommendations including the text of the rules; and
    4. Periodically review the conduct governance system and make general recommendations to the Chancellor and the Senate regarding revision of the system. To this end, it may request reports from members of the system.
  2. Authority and Jurisdiction
    1. Rules filed with the Office of the Dean of Students and with the Clerk of the Senate shall become effective thirty (30) days after filing unless contrary action has been taken by the Chancellor. The Senate may submit its recommendations to the Chancellor with respect to proposed rule changes. To this end, the thirty (30) day period may be extended by the Senate or Senate Executive Committee to ninety (90) days, excluding the period May 16 through August 15.
    2. The jurisdiction of the Conference shall not extend to (1) rules governing conduct arising within the duties and obligations imposed by the contract of employment and within the scope of the particular duties and responsibilities of the person employed; (2) those rules which are adopted or imposed in the course of the purchase of goods or services; or (3) rules on purely academic matters, including requirements for degrees and standards of academic performance, except that the Conference shall have jurisdiction over academic irregularities such as cheating, plagiarism, falsification of records, or destruction of teaching, research, or library books, documents, or files.

    Although not all of the policies and procedures included in the Student Code are within the jurisdiction of the CCG, the CCG works with the Office of the Dean of Students to edit, update, and maintain the Student Code document and website.