Know the Rules

UB students are members of a community and are required to know the rules and regulations. This is why you are required to read and affirm the Student Code of Conduct when you first start at UB. By knowing and following these rules, regulations and guidelines, you can significantly improve your chances of being successful and positively contributing to the community while you are here.

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Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct outlines what is expected from you as a UB student. Here, you will find information about your rights and responsibilities, standards of behavior and an overview of student-related University policies.

During your first semester at UB you will be prompted to read and affirm the Student Code of Conduct.

UB Rules and Regs Affirm Hold

If you do not acknowledge receipt and affirm the Student Code of Conduct: University Standards and Administrative Regulations during your first semester at UB, you will receive a “UB RUL - UB Rules and Regs Affirm” hold. This hold will prevent you from adding, dropping or resigning from classes. Acknowledging receipt and affirmation is a SUNY-wide requirement.

Remove a Hold on Your Account

If there is a hold on your account, you may be prevented from dropping a class, adding a class, resigning a class or graduating from UB. To remove a hold, log into your HUB Student Center (through MyUB) to review the hold and find instructions for removing it.

HUB Student Center
(UBITName and password required)

Additional Rules, Regulations and Guidelines

You may also be subject to additional rules, regulations, procedures and guidelines as a member of the UB community. Here are some of the most commonly referenced resources.

The Good Samaritan Policy

The health and safety of UB students is our first priority. The Good Samaritan Policy eliminates disciplinary consequences for you and the people you are with if you call for help when drinking or using other drugs.

Guidelines for Reporting Bias-Related Confrontations and Incidents

UB is committed to a safe and inclusive environment. As such, UB has specific guidelines and procedures in place to respond to bias-related confrontations and incidents. Bias-related incidents are prompted by intolerant behaviors and illegal discrimination based on issues of:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Sexual orientation
  • Predisposing genetic characteristics
  • Marital status
  • Familial status
  • Veteran status
  • Military status
  • Domestic violence victim status
  • Ex-offender status

Obstruction or Disruption in the Classroom

As a student, your behavior in the classroom affects others. We encourage you to arrive on time, pay attention to your instructors and focus on class materials during that time. While major obstructions or disruptions in class are rare, you should still understand the expectations for your behavior — as well as the consequences for inappropriate actions. Instructors are encouraged to review and enforce policies for addressing obstruction or disruption in the classroom.

Photography and Video

Photographs and videos of members of the University community are taken regularly, and are subsequently used for a variety of informational and promotional purposes. If you do not want your image to be used in this manner, it is your responsibility to advise the photographer/videographer accordingly. Should you choose to have any media asset in which you are depicted removed from the University’s media repository, please contact University Communications at ub-ucom@buffalo.edu.

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