Conduct Policies and Judicial Services

The Department of Judicial Affairs, which includes the Office of Judicial & Mediation Services, promotes responsible citizenship by protecting student rights, and maintaining the principles outlined in the Student Rights, Regulations, and Procedures Online Handbook. The department 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 Rights, Regulations, and Procedures Online Handbook so they know what their rights are, as well as understand what represents misconduct as a student at Clarion University. 

The Office of Judicial and Mediation Services 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.

SExual misconduct policy and complaint procedures

The Clarion University Sexual Misconduct Policy and Complaint Procedures was recently revised in January 2017. The procedures described within the policy are applicable to any student, employee, or applicant for education programs or employment who believes that he/she has been the victim of sexual misconduct. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding student sexual misconduct, you can contact the Office of Judicial and Mediation Services at 814-393-1918. You can also contact the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Susanne Fenske, at or 814-393-2351.

Complaints regarding student sexual misconduct can be submitted using the Incident Report Form

If you have questions or concerns regarding faculty/staff sexual misconduct, you can contact Amy Salsgiver, Director of the Office of Social Equity at Clarion University. The Director can be contacted at 814-393-2109 or You can also visit for additional information. 

Complaints regarding faculty and/or staff sexual misconduct can be submitted using the Online Complaint Form.


E-mail messages sent from the Office of Judicial and Mediation Services, or by way of an appointed hearings officer, to students through University-Assigned e-mail addresses will constitute an official means of communication.  All correspondence regarding incidents will be communicated through Eagle E-mail.  Official correspondence involving incidents may also come from the Center for Residence Life or other offices such as but not limited to Social Equity, The Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, Center for Leadership and Involvement, Athletics, or other offices.  It is the student's responsibility and obligation to access and respond to official University E-mail correspondence.  Failure to check and/or read official Eagle E-mail will not be considered a valid reason to change an outcome or request a new hearing.

Clarion Students Need to Know Their Rights

Do you know your Student Rights? Do you know the Clarion Code?

To access the Student Rights, Regulations, and Procedures Online Handbook click here

Matthew Shaffer, Director of Judicial Affairs
218 Becht Hall
Clarion, PA 16214-1232
Office: +1 814-393-1982
Fax: +1 814-393-1860
Tyler Kitzmiller, Coordinator of Judicial & Mediation Services
212 Becht Hall
Clarion, PA 16214-1232
Office: +1 814-393-1918
Fax: +1 814-393-1860



Handbooks & Policies

Student Rights Handbook

Residence Hall Handbook

University Conduct Board Member Handbook

Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault Procedure

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Reporting of Incidents & Concerns 

Academic Integrity Report Form

BART Notification

Bullying Report Form

Incident Report Form

Report of Possible Job Action

Online Educational Complaint Form

On Campus Educational Complaint Form

Student Conduct Resource Forms

Appeal Form

No Contact Order Request Form

Witness Statement

Hearing Waiver Form

Inspection of File Request Form

Request for Redacted File

Request for Release of Student Conduct Information

Request Form to Return From Behavioral Suspension

Mediation Forms

Mediation Request Form

Mediation Agreement


Board Chair Completion Form

BASICS Appointment Online Form

Title IX Training & Programming Form


Title IX Coordinator

Crime Incident Report Form-University Police

Police Anonymous Tip Form

ID Office

Crime Statistics (Clarion Campus & Venango College)

Drug Free Schools & Communities Act

Behavioral Assessment Referral Team (BART)

Fire Safety Report

Frequently Asked Questions

Good Neighbor Program

Identifying & Responding to Student Misconduct


Last Updated 6/9/17