August 23, 2021
Dear Undergraduate, Graduate & Professional Students,
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new students and welcome back all of our returning students. While the ongoing pandemic continues to challenge all of us, we are hopeful that through our compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols and given our high vaccination rate, we will be able to lift many of the current COVID-19 restrictions at some point during this semester. In advance, I thank you for your partnership in helping to protect the safety of our campus and community.
At the start of every year, we are required to make sure every student receives a copy of the rights and responsibilities that come with being a Tulane student. These are all laid out for you in the Code of Student Conduct. Included in our code are the expectations of conduct, as well as the processes we will follow for any student who is either accused of violating the code of conduct or is the victim of a violation of our code. The staff in the Office of Student Conduct are available to answer any questions you may have about our code or processes.
In addition, we are required to make each student aware of Tulane's hazing policy, and the state laws related to hazing in Louisiana. Students are also required to complete the hazing training located on their canvas page. Tulane has always taken a very strong position against hazing and the consequences for hazing have always included suspension and/or expulsion. However, following the hazing-related death of Max Gruver at Louisiana State University in 2017, state law requires, at the minimum, suspension and significantly increases the legal consequences for those participating in statutory hazing.
Being a good neighbor and community member is a central conduct expectation of our students. You represent Tulane wherever you are, and your behavior off-campus directly impacts our community relationships. Please be mindful of the following things:
As you’ve probably heard by now in your orientation sessions, the university has an online reporting system. You can make us aware of anything from a health and safety concern to a conduct violation, incident of bias, Title IX issue and other discriminatory behavior or a general complaint through: https://tulane.edu/concerns
I would end by saying, we are always here to support you, so please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need assistance.
Dean of Students