Consistent with the mission of the University of Bridgeport, the primary purpose for the imposition of discipline in the Code of Community Standards is to protect the health, welfare, safety, and educational mission of the University community and to prepare students for their life in an increasingly globalized society. The University’s student conduct system emphasizes the development of each individual’s acceptance of his or her own personal and social responsibilities through the following core beliefs:
- Understanding for the varying backgrounds of all those that make up our community and respecting the differences that bring a richness to the fabric and culture of the University
- Respect for oneself and others, seeing the value that each student, faculty, and staff member brings to the community in which we are a part of and respecting them as individuals
- Responsibility for our personal choices so that we do not cause harm, whether in words or action, to those around us
An educational and humanistic approach to discipline is employed whenever possible. The student conduct system and appeals processes are designed to provide and help maintain an atmosphere within the University community that is conducive to academic pursuits. Severe disciplinary action against a student, such as separation, is considered and invoked only for serious or repeated offenses which adversely impact member(s) of the University community or which may jeopardize the University’s mission.