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Welcome from the Assistant Dean!

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Welcome to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. It is our goal to uphold the values of Cal Poly through the student conduct code. Our purpose is to educate students on the values that they are expected to uphold as a member of the Cal Poly community and to make them aware that certain conduct can cause harm to themselves, the Cal Poly community, and the surrounding areas.

Our process is educational first, and we provide comprehensive services to ensure that students get the help that they need when going through our process. 

After you review our website, please feel free to contact me at 805-756-2794 or by e-mail at should you have any questions or concerns. My goal is to ensure that our students succeed. 

Duane P. Rohrbacher, Jr., J.D., Ph.D. 
Assistant Dean of Students
Student Rights & Responsibilities

Learning Objectives

The goal of the student conduct process is to educate students about how their actions impact their person, the campus, and the greater campus community. Our first priority is learning, and we have created learning objectives as outcomes for students that go through our processes. OSRR supports the Cal Poly University Learning Objectives of thinking critically and creatively, communicating effectively, and making reasoned decisions based on an understanding of ethics and respect for diversity. 

  1. Understand how the behavior required by the Standards for Student Conduct supports the student's ultimate success.
  2. Understand how the Standards for Student Conduct contribute to the well-being of the university community .
  3. Articulate the student's ethical obligations as a student and professional.
  4. Articulate the student's reasoning behind positive and negative behavioral choices.
  5. Develop the student's ability to recognize and evaluate alternative courses of action.


The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities administers the California State University Standards for Student Conduct. This office ensures a fair and impartial administration of the disciplinary process while educating students about their responsibilities and protecting the rights of all members of the University community. The Office addresses student behavioral problems in a developmental and educational manner with the goal of fostering the ethical development and personal integrity of students.

Success with Integrity

Success with integrity is an indispensable ingredient of a successful college career and life. It creates the environment of respect vital for students wishing to achieve their ultimate educational and personal ambitions. To support this goal, Cal Poly students must learn and uphold the Standards for Student Conduct.

In addressing issues of student behavior, this office will treat students with respect and fairness. Students are entitled to be informed of reports alleging possible violations of the Standards for Student Conduct and to be provided with an opportunity to respond to such reports.

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