Student Conduct and Advocacy Spring 2021: Updates and Information

Together we are respecting one another and staying safe. To protect the health of our campus community, our in-person services have have transitioned online. We are virtually available in different ways.

On this page:

Hours and Availability

  • Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • The 9 Norton Hall suite is closed to in-person appointments.
  • Virtual appointments are available by phone or Zoom upon request.

Helpful Communication Tips

Student Conduct and Advocacy staff will be working remotely during this time. When you contact the office, it is helpful to share all the information that you have, including your UB person number, so that we can help you as quickly as possible. For example:

  • If you are contacting the office about a hold on your student account, share what the hold is regarding.
  • If you have already been working with a staff person in Student Conduct and Advocacy, share who that person is.
  • If you were referred to the office by a campus partner, share who that person is.

Service Updates

These are updates for the Spring 2021 semester. For a full list of our services, please see the main Student Conduct and Advocacy page

Student Conduct Referrals

If you have received a student conduct referral to the Student-Wide Judiciary or for an administrative hearing, this matter may be resolved through a virtual appointment via phone or video conference. Contact the office to schedule an appointment or for further direction.

Community Service

Community service coordination for students who are sanctioned through the Student-Wide Judiciary, administrative hearings, Campus Living or local municipal courts is suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students who were assigned community service prior to the fall 2020 semester received instructions over the summer. If you have a question about community service that has already been assigned, contact the campus referral source or local court directly.

Record Checks

Student conduct record checks for a job, internship or another school remain available, but processing these requests may take longer than usual. Please contact the office.

Student Advocacy

If you are having an academic or non-academic issue and would like to consult with the Students’ Advocate, complete the online Students’ Advocate Contact Form. Once the submission is received and reviewed you will be contacted with further direction.

Students in Distress

Referrals regarding students of concern will be received and reviewed on a regular basis. If you are concerned about a student who may be in distress or is exhibiting disruptive or concerning behavior, submit a referral.

Remember, any emergency – including concern for your safety or for the safety of others or if you believe a student is considering suicide and requires immediate intervention – should be reported immediately to University Police at 716-645-2222.

Emergency Funds

We recognize that students may face hardship during this rapidly evolving situation. Emergency fund applications will continue to be received and reviewed during this time. Once the application is reviewed, you will be contacted with instructions to schedule a virtual appointment to discuss your application. During this time, response time and processing of approved applications will take longer than usual.

How can you help students in need?

Unanticipated circumstances can prevent students from continuing their education and achieving academic success. Contribute to the Student Emergency Fund Today

COVID-19 Student Compliance Policy

In addition to the Student Code of Conduct, students are expected to comply with the Student Compliance Policy for COVID-19 Public Health Behavior Expectations on campus. There may be consequences for students who do not comply with these directives. To learn more, including how to confront someone who is not following the policy, please review the expectations regarding public health behavior.

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