Student Conduct & Community Development

The Office of Student Conduct & Community Development, promotes responsible citizenship by protecting student rights, and maintaining the principles outlined in the Clarion University Student Code of Conduct. The office administers campus disciplinary procedures, seeks to maintain a positive living and learning environment, and encourages the building of a respectful and inclusive community. All students are strongly encouraged to review the Student Code of Conduct so they know what their rights are, as well as understand what represents misconduct as a student at Clarion University. 

The Office of Student Conduct & Community Development also serves as a resource to the university community regarding conflict management and resolution by providing services that promote the development of critical life skills. The mediation service is intended to help students in resolving interpersonal conflicts. Trained mediators guide the process, and all involved parties voluntarily participate in a structured setting to reach a workable solution.


  1. Integrity: Clarion University students exemplify honesty, honor and a respect for the truth in all of their dealings.
  2. Community: Clarion University students build and enhance their community.
  3. Social Justice: Clarion University students are just and equitable in their treatment of all members of the community and act to discourage and/or intervene to prevent unjust and inequitable behaviors. 
  4. Respect: Clarion University students show positive regard for each other, for property and for the community. 
  5. Responsibility: Clarion University students are given and accept a high level of responsibility to self, to others and to the community. 


The Office of Student Conduct & Community Development uses email as the official form of communication with students. All correspondence regarding student conduct will be communicated through Eagle E-mail. Students should check their email on a frequent basis, and students should be aware that the failure to check, read and/or respond to Eagle E-mail will not constitute a valid reason to change the outcome or request a new hearing. 

When students receive official correspondence from the Office of Student Conduct & Community Development, the email will include an attached PDF document that the student will need to open. Students will need to know their student ID number to access the PDF document. The PDF will be a letter that is addressed to the student, and will provide the student with information about why they are being contacted by the Office of Student Conduct & Community Development. Students are responsible for reading the information contained in the letter, and following up on any directives contained within the letter. 

Official correspondence involving incidents may also come from the Office of Residence Life or other offices such as, but not limited to Social Equity, The Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, Student Engagement & Development, Athletics, or other office.

Matthew Shaffer, Director of Student Engagement and Development
271 Gemmell Student Center
Clarion, PA 16214-1232
Office: +1 814-393-1982 
Fax: +1 814-393-2707

Tyler Kitzmiller, Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs
260 Gemmell Student Center
Clarion, PA 16214-1232 
Office: +1 814-393-1918
Fax: +1 814-393-2707


Last Updated 5/8/19