The primary purposes of regulations and discipline in a university are to protect the well-being of the community and to advance its educational mission by defining and establishing certain norms of behavior. At Princeton, disciplinary proceedings have a role that is subordinate to positive guidance, rational admonition, and reasonable appeal to members of the University to observe its stated norms. The disciplinary system establishes procedures for a fair hearing, including advising a person fully of the charges against him or her, affording him or her ample opportunity to speak on his or her behalf, and requiring a clear explanation of his or her rights of appeal.
As members of the University community, graduate students are bound by the rules and procedures described in Rights, Rules, Responsibilities. Information on the Graduate School Judicial System in particular is covered in section “2.6 The Graduate School” of Rights, Rules, Responsibilities.