Managing Concerning Behavior in the Classroom
Serious disruptive and/or threatening behavior that needs immediate intervention should
be reported to University Policy: 911 emergency or 801-585-2677 dispatch. The Office
of the Dean of Students is available to consult with instructors about strategies
for intervening with classroom behavior.
Center for Teaching
The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence provides a variety of services to all
University of Utah instructors with an emphasis on best pedagogical practices and
strategies for teaching in higher education.
Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities
The purposes of the Student Code are to set forth the specific authority and responsibility of the University to maintain social discipline, to establish guidelines that facilitate a just and civil campus community, and to outline the educational process for determining student and student organization responsibility for alleged violations of University regulations.
Language for Syllabi
The Campus Safety Taskforce has crafted specific language regarding important safety
resources to be included in all course syllabi.
The Office of the Dean of Students has no authority in cases of academic misconduct, as policy dictates that those issues be adjudicated in the department and college. However, we do provide support to students in understanding their rights and responsibilities as described in the Student Code.
It can be a challenge to know what to do and who to call in every scenario. For a
list of resources and examples of what to do in different scenarios, check our tour
Concerning Behavior Response Guide.
Request a Presentation
The Office of the Dean of Students provides several presentations to help the community understand important policies, processes, and resources related to student behavior, safety, and community standards.