Welcome to the Office of Community Standards

If you have any questions or concerns about your student rights and responsibilities, please feel free to visit us.

Office location: A2129   Phone Number: 708.235.2845   Email: communitystandards@govst.edu

Effective January 19, 2016, please note the following addendums to
the Student Handbook.
2015/2016 Student Handbook Addendums 

 Office Staff:

  • Tamekia M. Scott, MS.Ed - Interim Director
  • Naila Silva - Graduate Assistant


Student Concerns

The Student Concerns Program is designed to ensure timely outreach to students that are believed to be in distress or acting in a manner of concern, and connect them to resources best suited to address the conveyed concern. Since faculty and staff play a key role in identifying students who are in distress, the Student Concerns Program depends on referrals that identify students who might benefit from proactive outreach and assistance.

To learn more about the Student Concerns Program please visit www.govst.edu/studentconcerns

Click here to report a concern - Student Concerns Report

Student Conduct

Student conduct hearing options:

Click here to report an Non-academic conduct violation - Incident Report

Click here for a complete copy of the Community Standards Student Handbook 2015-2016

To learn more about Policy 4

Appeals are primarily granted based on the following criteria:
  • The hearing was not conducted fairly or in conformity with prescribed University procedures 
  • The imposed sanction(s) was/were not appropriate for the violation(s) for which the student was found responsible
  • New, substantive information, sufficient to alter the decision, exists and was evidently not available at the time of the original hearing

Other appeal options for the Office of Community Standards and/or the Dean of Students

  Withdrawal Committee Appeals

Educational Sanction Paperwork


To submit a complete academic misconduct report (CLICK HERE) 


*The Office of the Dean of Students only tracks academic misconduct.*

Student Advocacy

Student Advocacy at GSU is designed to empower students with the resources to make informed choices and take a proactive stance in the resolution process.


We will:

  • Offer a safe space for all students to discuss complaints, concerns, or problems
  • Listen carefully to your concerns
  • Explain relevant policies and procedures
  • Discuss possible courses of action while respecting students' rights to privacy within the limits of the law and university policy.
  • Supports students in making decisions in related to educational, personal, and other barriers that may impede on the completion of their academic goals
  • Connects students with appropriate on and off campus resources

How can we help?

  • Serve as a liaison for students by helping them understand and navigate through the university policies & procedures
  • Can provide initial notification to University in the event of a student’s major illness/injury
  • Assist with emergencies that impact a student’s educational experience
Our advocacy program DOES NOT substitute or replace: Academic or non-academic grievance, appeal processes, or any other university policy or process.

To schedule an appointment with a Student Advocate Liaison, consider stopping by A2120C, call: 708.235.2845 or schedule online.