UB students are members of a community and are required to know the rules and regulations, as outlined in the 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.
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.
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)
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 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.
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:
The University at Buffalo is committed to the safety, health and well-being of the campus community. The University recognizes that students may experience situations that significantly limit their ability to function successfully or safely in their role as students. In such circumstances, students should consider requesting a leave of absence. A leave of absence permits students to take a break from the University and their studies, so that they may address the issues that led to the need for the leave and later return to the University with an enhanced opportunity to achieve their educational goals. Students will be given the option to take a voluntary leave of absence before a decision is made with respect to an involuntary leave.
Questions regarding criminal history are not included on admissions applications. Students seeking programs or services like campus housing, credit-bearing clinical field experiences or internships, or study abroad programs may be required to disclose prior felony convictions. The Prior Felony Conviction Policy outlines a review process.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you live on or off campus, it's important to be courteous to those living around you.