College Code of Conduct Student Defense Advisor - Maryland

College students who attend Maryland higher education institutions are required to abide by a set of rules known as a “code of conduct.” These rules are enforced to maintain a safe campus community. If a student is accused of violating this code, they will undergo a disciplinary proceeding to determine whether or not this allegation is valid.

An adverse outcome of a disciplinary proceeding can lead to serious consequences that may jeopardize a student's college career, and haunt them in their future professional endeavors. This is why students facing allegations of a disciplinary violation should seek representation from an experienced Maryland attorney advisor.

Common Code of Conduct Violations

Every institution is different, so the rules will not always look the same at every school. But in my experience as an attorney advisor, here are some of the most commonly charged code of conduct violations:


The majority of colleges and universities have rules pertaining to alcohol use on campus. Most institutions restrict alcohol consumption and possession under the age of 21, whereas others may have limitations concerning alcohol use regardless of age. At almost every school, however, there will be repercussions for providing alcoholic drinks for students who are underage.


Bullying is defined as verbal, written, physical, or electronic act that invokes substantial harm to another student or group of students. If a behavior interferes with another student's ability to get an education, or creates a threatening or intimidating environment, or is significantly disrupting the operation of the college, it is considered bullying and will be sanctioned.

Disorderly Conduct

A student who chooses to engage in conduct that can be characterized as lewd, disruptive, or indecent, will be accused of com