Student Conduct and Advocacy

Formerly known as Judicial Affairs & Student Advocacy

Student Conduct and Advocacy helps maintain a just, safe and orderly campus for the UB community. We establish rules and regulations for the community, manage a variety of disciplinary processes, oversee community service sanctions and provide support and resources to students.

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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 drugs.
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.


University at Buffalo
9 Norton Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6154; Fax: (716) 645-3376


Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Learn more about the support services we provide for students, faculty and staff.

Student Regulations

Judicial Processes

Disciplinary Action

Safe Community

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Students’ Advocate

The Students’ Advocacy program assists students with University-related questions or concerns. If you are having an academic or non-academic issue and are unsure where to go or what to do, our Students’ Advocate can assist you in understanding University policy, direct you to the right resource or connect you with the right people on campus. If you are facing a University-related issue, the Students’ Advocate is a good place to start.

How Can We Help You?

Common Examples of Academic Issues Common Examples of Non-Academic Issues
  • Grading policy
  • Courses and syllabi
  • Graduation requirements
  • Academic dishonesty and dismissal
  • Laboratory and classroom policies
  • Admission into academic programs/department
  • Formal grievance procedures
  • Holds
  • Questions and clarification of the Student Code of Conduct
  • Records and registration
  • Financial aid
  • Concern over conduct of faculty, staff or other students
  • Tuition and fees
  • Scholarships
  • On-campus services
  • Transportation
  • Student governments (clubs and organizations)

These are just a few of the issues we can help you address. And if we can’t help you directly, we can typically refer you to someone else who will.

Contact the Students’ Advocate

If you’re having problems with any University-related issues, please contact us to see how we can help.

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Become a Pre-Approved Community Service Provider

Student Conduct and Advocacy has a list of pre-approved, on-campus providers. If you would like to become a pre-approved community service site and allow UB students to perform community service at your office or organization, please contact Student Conduct and Advocacy to find out how.

You do not have to be located on campus to host students for community service. Our community service providers include UB units as well as off-campus organizations.

General Community Service Provider Requirements

  • Providers must be easily accessible for the community service students
  • Students cannot be compensated in the form of pay, internships or course credits
  • Students must be directly supervised, and cannot be supervised by other students

Submit Your Request

If you or your organization is interested in becoming a pre-approved community service provider, please contact Student Conduct and Advocacy.