Student Conduct Administration

The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Rights and Conduct/Director of Equity and Diversity will serve as the initial contact for student conduct issues involving students, residents, and postdocs at the institutional level by reviewing incident reports and charges filed, in addition to addressing allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, and complaints regarding ADA/Section 504, and FERPA.

Upon receipt of a written incident report, the Assistant Vice Chancellor/Director may conduct an investigation to determine if the charges have merit and/or if they can be disposed of administratively by mutual consent of the parties involved. Students who allegedly may have violated the Student Conduct Code in the CenterScope Student Handbook or violated civil laws or University regulations or policy will be appropriately advised of their rights and given a fair opportunity to provide evidence and facts for consideration.

The Assistant Vice Chancellor/Director will also analyze student conduct issues to identify possible patterns in an effort to employ strategies to reduce potential problems. Reporting to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice Chancellor/Director regularly interacts with Student Affairs Officers within the colleges; Campus Police Office; Safety Affairs Office; University Health Services; Student Academic Support Services; Student Life; Educational Development and Campus Recreation to find resolution to student conduct issues. This will also include recruiting, training and advising a review board body if utilized.

Getting Help For The Troubled Student

This is a student who is troubled, confused, very sad, highly anxious, irritable, lacks in motivation and/or concentration, demonstrating bizarre behavior or thinking about suicide. For a troubled student follow these steps:

Consultation Resources

For questions about emotional and behavioral issues and getting help, call:

  • University Health Services: (901) 448-5630
  • After Office Hours call the Student Assistance Program: 1-800-327-2255
  • Student Mental Health: (901) 448-5064

Intervention Resources

For administrative/judicial procedural concerns, call:

  • Director Equity and Diversity/Student Conduct Officer: (901) 448-2133
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs: (901) 448-5568

For consultation with or referral to campus emergency counseling or health resources, call University Health Services at (901) 448-5630.

For student mental health issues M-F 8-5, call 448-5064. After hours (during weekends, 24-7 weekdays), call the Student Assistance Program (SAP) hot line @ 1-800-327-2255

For academic status, call College Student Affairs officer:

  • Dentistry - (901) 448-6200
  • Graduate Health Sciences - (901) 448-5538
  • Health Professions - (901) 448-5581
  • Medicine - (901) 448-5684
  • Nursing - (901) 448-6125
  • Pharmacy - (901) 448-6120
  • Social Work - (901) 448-4463

Getting Help For The Disruptive Student

This is a student whose conduct is disruptive or dangerous, verbal or physical threats, active threats of suicide and resisting help. For a disruptive student follow these steps:


Critical First Step

Rule out the possibility of harm to self or others. If physical safety of student or others is an immediate concern, contact:

  • If student is on campus: Campus Police call 448-4444
  • If student is off campus: call Shelby County Sheriff or Memphis City Police call 911

Consultation and Intervention Resources

For administrative/judicial procedural concerns, call:

  • Director Equity and Diversity/Student Conduct Officer: (901) 448-2133
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs: (901)448-5568

For consultation with or referral to campus emergency counseling or health resources, call: University Health Services: (901) 448-5630

For student mental health issues M-F 8-5, call 448-5064. After hours and weekends, and 24-7 call the Student Assistance Program (SAP) hot line @ 1-800-327-2255

For academic status, call College Student Affairs officer:

  • Dentistry - (901) 448-6200
  • Graduate Health Sciences - (901) 448-5538
  • Health Professions - (901) 448-5581
  • Medicine - (901) 448-5684
  • Nursing - (901) 448-6125
  • Pharmacy - (901) 448-6120
  • Social Work - (901) 448-4463

Note: decision tree information courtesy of the University of Florida Download this document in MS Word format.

The Improving Safety on Campus (ISOC) Student Curriculum

This course is designed to assist students in improving their personal safety. It educates students to recognize victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus, as well as assisting them with finding the appropriate resources for the specific crimes of: Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking.

Community Resources

  • Memphis City Police and Shelby County Sheriff’s Department: 911

University Resources

College Student Affairs Officer

Additional University Resources

Contact Us

Michael Alston
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Rights and
Conduct & OED Director
Office of Equity and Diversity
910 Madison Avenue
Suite 826
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-2112
Fax: 901-448-1120