Student Conduct

The University of South Alabama is dedicated to the advancement of a community of leaders and learners that become actively engaged citizens who advance the Gulf Coast region and the World. 

Our goal is to uphold an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. The University promotes fair and equitable treatment for all students, faculty, and staff. The spirit of South Alabama was adopted by the Student Government Association as a basis for expectations from our students. In keeping with the University of South Alabama’s values, any sanctions imposed are for the purposes of restoring the standards of the university community, educating students and student organizations about the seriousness of their actions(s), and promoting civility and positive growth, while maintaining the safety and integrity of the university community.

All students and student organizations are held to high standards of academic excellence and expected to conduct themselves in accordance with all federal, state and local laws, board of governors and university regulations, and policies. Failure to assume responsibility for actions which jeopardize the rights and freedoms of others or defame the integrity of the University will result in disciplinary review.

When a student or student organization is not a danger to the university community or when the repetition of misconduct is unlikely, the University will try to educate the student through a sanction(s) process. However, the University reserves the right to deny admission, continued attendance, or recognition to students or student organizations who continually violate expected standards or established regulations and demonstrate an unwillingness to obey the rules governing student conduct. The Lowdown, the USA student handbook (, contains the Code of Student Conduct.

Student Academic Conduct

The Student Academic Conduct Policy is presented in the USA student handbook, The Lowdown. Please refer to