Any alleged violation of university policy or federal, state, or local laws which occur on or off campus by PSU students may be addressed through the PSU conduct system.

The university may institute proceedings for off campus misconduct (i.e. when it occurs in the surrounding community, during university sponsored activities, at other New Hampshire campuses, or at a campus where the student is taking part in an internship or study abroad/exchange program) when its interests as an academic community are distinctively and directly involved or as otherwise referenced in the handbook or determined by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Dean of Students or Associate Dean of Students.

In some cases the university may bring charges against a student who is in alleged violation of any policy if an alleged victim chooses not to pursue the incident through the conduct system.