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Student Conduct and Title IX Reporting

Advocate: University’s New Online Conduct & Title IX Reporting System Now Available.

Posted in: Announcements, Dean of Students News, Safety, Social Justice and Diversity, Wellness

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Montclair State University is committed to academic integrity and a learning environment that is without violence, harassment and disruption. Many of our community’s most important values are reflected in the Student Code of Conduct.

The Office of Student Conduct investigates and adjudicates suspected Student Conduct violations through an educational process that provides fundamental fairness, due process and respect.

New Conduct Reporting System: Advocate

Montclair State University announces a new online method of reporting incidents across the University.

Advocate allows all members of our campus community to report incidents such as:

  • Academic dishonesty
  • Classroom disruption
  • Witnessing a violation of University policy

Please Note: If an incident occurs in the Residence Halls, students are to contact Residential Staff to complete the reporting.  Further, community members are to contact University Police if they witness/experience criminal activity.

Advocate provides improved tracking of incidents and allows for the process to proceed more effectively and timely. The software allows users to upload various documents, including video and image files.

An incident report should be submitted as soon as possible after the event takes place.

Reporting a Violation

If you have witnessed or experienced a violation of the University Code of Conduct, please complete the public reporting form.

All incident submissions will be reviewed and the University will determine if the submission meets requirements for conduct action.

Title IX Reporting

Community members may also now report Title IX incidents. Title IX covers various situations, including the following:

  • Hostile Environment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Sexual Violence
  • Retaliation
  • Marital, Parental or Pregnancy Status

When this form is submitted, it begins a formal complaint. Submissions using this form will be reviewed by the Montclair State University’s Title IX administrators, who will contact the reporter to provide resources, accommodation; and discuss the investigation process.

Please Note: Prior to filing a formal report, if you wish to speak confidentially to someone about your concerns, you may contact the following confidential areas:

If you feel that you have experienced or witness a violation of Title IX, please complete the public Title IX reporting online form.


If you have any questions about Student Conduct and Title IX Reporting, please contact