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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.


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Center for Teaching
Learning Excellence

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.




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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. 

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Campus Safety
Language for Syllabi

The Campus Safety Taskforce has crafted specific language regarding important safety resources to be included in all course syllabi. 




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Academic Misconduct

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. 

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Office for Faculty

The Office of Faculty is a resource for variety of academic concerns, including faculty-student issues such as academic misconduct. 




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Concerning Behavior 
Response Guide

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.

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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. 

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Last Updated: 8/15/19