Student Conduct + Community Standards

SFAI seeks to provide students with a rigorous education in the fine arts and preparation for a life in the arts through an immersive studio environment, an integrated liberal arts curriculum, and critical engagement with the world. 

To support this mission, SFAI has an obligation to maintain conditions under which the work of its students, faculty, staff, and larger campus community can go forward freely, in accordance with the highest standards of quality, institutional integrity, and freedom of expression, and with full recognition by all concerned of the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of those who comprise the campus community.

SFAI’s policies and procedures are designed to:

  • Protect and promote the rights of members of SFAI, prevent interference with campus functions or activities, and assure compliance with all pertinent state and federal laws and other applicable SFAI policies.
  • Address the rights and responsibilities of members of the SFAI community as well as others while on SFAI property.
  • Provide standards for implementing procedures as a means of sustaining this community.

Community members cannot use ignorance of these policies as justification for violating community standards, and should understand that procedural expectations may be modified to best serve the involved parties of any given situation. All campus community members share in the responsibility for maintaining this unique community so that SFAI's mission can be achieved.

In This Section: 

  • Freedom of Expression
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Campus Use Policies
  • Active Avoidance Policy
  • Involuntary Leave of Absence or Withdrawal
  • Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy
  • Student Group Discipline Policy
  • Alcohol + Other Drugs Policy + Prevention Programs
  • Student Grievance Procedure
  • Accessibility Accommodations
  • Access for Students with Limited English Proficiency

Student Conduct + Community Standards Policies