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Student Conduct and Community Standards

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards upholds the Student Code of Conduct by resolving conduct matters through a fair, equitable, and reflective process. Supporting the mission of the University, we work collaboratively with students, faculty, and community partners to foster a safe, healthy and inclusive learning environment.


dustin fultonDustin Fulton, MS, serves as Associate Director of Student Affairs for Conduct and Community Standards and Student Conduct Officer in Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). In this role, he provides leadership for the university student disciplinary system for academic and non-academic concerns. Dustin also represents the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services by interfacing with faculty, staff, and students from various colleges and departments, as well as parents, alumni, and off-campus constituents. Additionally, he develops programming, conducts training, and serves as the designated Deputy Title IX Coordinator for students. 

Dustin is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned a master’s degree in Leadership and Policy Studies with a concentration in Student Personnel from the University of Memphis.

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The Associate Director of Student Affairs for Conduct and Community Standards and Student Conduct Officer is the initial contact for student conduct issues. Upon receipt of any reports, the Student Conduct Officer 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 Student Conduct Officer may also analyze student conduct issues to identify possible patterns in an effort to employ strategies to reduce potential problems. The Student Conduct Officer regularly interacts with Student Affairs Officers within the colleges, Campus Police Office, Safety Affairs Office, University Health Services, Student Academic Support Services, Student Life, and Campus Recreation to resolve student conduct issues. This may also include recruiting, training and advising a review board body if utilized.


Last Published: Jun 29, 2018