George Mason University

Student Conduct

George Mason University is committed to providing a safe living, learning and working environment for all members of the Patriot community.  As a condition of enrollment, all admitted students are required to answer questions regarding conduct and felony history prior to submission of the enrollment deposit. 

Every admitted student is informed of this requirement in the admission notification.  Please note that your admission is contingent upon successful completion of your current academic program and exemplary personal conduct between now and your enrollment.  You must submit an official final transcript when your current coursework is complete.

The admissions committee expects that you will maintain both your current academic performance and a record of exemplary personal conduct.  Failure to do so, may result in rescission of your offer or other restrictions being placed on your admission.  You are also required to provide our office with any new relevant information concerning changes to your participation in your current academic program or your grades, or any conduct related issues (including, but not limited to, criminal matters and school discipline matters).  For further information regarding George Mason’s post-admission policies please see https://catalog.gmu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-policies/#text

Student Conduct FAQ's

Why does the University wait until I have been admitted to ask about my conduct or criminal history record?

The University Admissions Committee is committed to treating all applicants with conduct or criminal history records fairly and respectfully.  We holistically review admission applications with a primary focus on academics and never automatically deny enrollment to those with conduct or criminal history convictions.

How long does the UECC review process take?

On average, the UECC review process takes three weeks once all documentation has been received from the student.

What if I answered “yes” in error to either question?

Please contact admrev@gmu.edu to indicate your error.  You will be given another opportunity to answer the disclosure questions.
 

Should I submit information related to any previous misdemeanors?

The UECC considers all relevant information gathered during its review.  You may choose to include that information in your personal statement.

Can I submit additional documents for my case other than what has been requested by the UECC?

Students are welcome to submit supporting documents that would be helpful in the review of their case.

Who serves on the University Enrollment Conduct Committee?

UECC is comprised of senior professional faculty and staff from each of the following university offices:

  • Department of Housing and Residence Life
  • Department of Police and Public Safety 
  • Office of Admissions
  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • *Office of University Counsel

*Ex-officio member

Can I appeal the UECC decision?

The decision of the UECC is final.  Students are welcome to reapply for a future term if additional information is relevant to their case.  If no new information is presented, the original decision will be upheld.