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Welcome from the Director!

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 dangers and harms that certain conduct can cause 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.

Duane P. Rohrbacher, Jr., J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean / Director
Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities


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.