COD Rules

Committee on Discipline Rules Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Revised September 2021

I.          Purpose and Authority of the Committee on Discipline

II.         Jurisdiction of the COD

III.        Interim, Administrative, and Supportive Measures

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 MIT Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaints

XIV.      Sexual Misconduct Hearing Procedures (Non-Title IX Sexual Harassment)

XV.       Sexual Misconduct Sanctioning Panel Procedure

XVI.      Title IX Sexual Harassment Hearing Procedures

XVII.    Special Procedures for Handling Allegations Against Former Students and Former Student Organizations

XVIII.    Membership

XIX.      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.

Please note: The COD Rules have been updated with updates to take effect on September 3, 2021; the above link contains the newest PDF copy of the rules and the above weblinks have been updated to the new rules. You can find the PDF copy of the rules effective August 1, 2021 through September 2, 2021 below. 

Special Procedures for COVID-19 Policy Violations

The Committee on Discipline (COD) has authorized OSCCS to use an expedited process to resolve suspected COVID-19 policy violations; for more information on the expedited process, click here

Please note that as of March 14, 2022, MIT has made COVID-19 testing, daily health attestations, and wearing face coverings in most settings on campus (with the exception of MIT Medical facilities and MIT Shuttle buses) optional; more information can be found on the Institute’s COVID-19 response website. The Committee on Discipline and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards both strongly encourage Institute community members to respect each other’s choices regarding face coverings and other COVID-19 risk mitigation strategies and for individual community members to address concerns they have with others directly in a respectful manner.   

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: