COD Rules

Committee on Discipline Rules Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Revised February 2019

I.        Purpose and Authority of the Committee on Discipline
II.       Jurisdiction of the COD
III.      Interim Actions
IV.      The COD Process is Private and Internal
V.       Definitions
VI.      Process for Filing a Complaint with the COD
VII.     Process for Choosing a Particular Resolution Process
VIII.    Process for Respondents to Respond to the Three Forms of Complaint
IX.      Hearing Procedures
X.       Sanctioning Panel Procedures
XI.      Sanctions
XII.     Appeals
XIII.    Special Procedures for Handling Sexual Misconduct Complaints
XIV.    Sexual Misconduct Hearing Procedures
XV.     Sexual Misconduct Sanctioning Panel Procedure
XVI.    Special Procedures for Handling Allegations Against Former Students and Former Student Organizations
XVII.   Membership
XVIII.  Policy Questions and Revisions

COD Rules in PDF

In addition to the HTML format above, the current COD Rules are available as a PDF.  Printed copies of the COD Rules are available from the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.


Archive of Past COD Rules

In addition to the current edition of the COD Rules posted above, a copy of the past COD rules are provided for your reference: