Student Conduct

In response to the current public health emergency, there is an addendum to the Undergraduate Student Conduct Code. The addendum is intended to increase education, safety, and accountability among students and student organizations. This addendum is effective July 1, 2020 and will remain in effect until further notice. Any revisions to this addendum will be communicated through email notice to Wake Forest students, faculty, and staff.

Read the Public Health Emergency Addendum


COVID-19 (Novel coronavirus) Information

In order to promote social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Office of Student Conduct is currently operating remotely. Our commitment to serving our students and the greater university community continues. We will update this information as our circumstances change. If you have additional questions after reading this page, please contact us at deanofstudents@nullwfu.edu and one of our staff members will do their best to assist you.

Is the Office of Student Conduct still open?

Although staff may be working remotely, our work continues. Staff members are available as usual during normal business hours, but reachable by email.

My conduct case is still open and unresolved. What will happen?

We are proceeding with our work. We are conducting meetings by phone and Webex. We appreciate your understanding as we adjust our processes to meet these ever-changing circumstances.

I had an Administrative Hearing or Summary Action Meeting scheduled. What happens now?

We are currently conducting all resolution meetings (Administrative Hearings, Summary Actions, and Medical Amnesty Meetings) via Webex or phone. Check your Wake Forest email address for any official correspondence regarding scheduling and expectations for participating in a virtual meeting. If you have other concerns about a virtual meeting, please contact your hearing officer directly.

I have sanctions due soon. What should I do?

If you have completed them, go to the following form and submit your completed sanction: http://tinyurl.com/wfusanctionsubmission. We understand that other circumstances may be affecting our students’ ability to complete their sanctions on time. Your hearing officer will work with you to develop a plan to complete your sanctions. Please email your hearing officer directly to request an extension or modification of your sanctions. If you can, continue to work diligently to complete your sanctions on time.

I have a student-conduct-related hold on my student account. What should I do?

If you are unsure about why you have a hold on your account, please check your Wake Forest email account for Maxient Correspondence from our office. If you still need assistance, please email the Student Conduct Administrator, Nancy Pleban, at pleban@nullwfu.edu for more assistance. You will need to include your full name and your student ID number.

I need to request my student conduct records. What should I do?

Our office can process your request virtually. Please refer to the Conduct Records Request Form: https://studentconduct.wfu.edu/student-conduct-process/request-records/. We will not be able to respond to faxed or physically mailed requests or to send responses via fax or physical mail until further notice. Government agencies interested in having a conduct/disciplinary check completed for security clearance should email the Student Conduct Administrator, Nancy Pleban, at pleban@nullwfu.edu.

What is the best way to contact our office?

The best way to contact our office is via email, either by emailing your Hearing Officer directly or by emailing deanofstudents@nullwfu.edu. While we are monitoring the main phone number, staff may not be able to answer when you call. We’ve found that students are often hesitant to leave a voicemail and instead prefer to call back frequently until a staff member is able to answer the phone. A better strategy is leaving a voicemail message with the following information: (1) your full name, (2) your student ID number, (3) a callback number, and (4) the reason for your call.

Refer to this site (coronavirus.wfu.edu) for official updates regarding Wake Forest University’s response to COVID-19, including other frequently asked questions.


In support of the University’s mission and the mission of the Division of Campus Life, the Student Conduct Office upholds standards of conduct to promote a civil community dedicated to the highest standards of honor and ethical conduct, and promotes a positive and safe living and learning environment for all members of the University community. Through a system of fair and efficient due process, students are held accountable for their actions on campus, within the local community and beyond.


Student Code of Conduct

Wake Forest University endorses as a basic principle of University life the concept of responsible student freedom, which carries with it the recognition by each student of the rights and obligations of other members of the University community.

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The Honor System

The honesty, trustworthiness, and personal integrity of each student is integral to the life and purposes of the Wake Forest community. When a student signs an application for admission to Wake Forest, they agree to live by one of our oldest traditions, the honor system.

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The Conduct Process

WFU provides a step-by-step conduct process for students, including a confidential hearing, access to a Student Advisor, and the ability to file an appeal.