The office of Student Conduct & Community Standards presides over the College's conduct system. The rights and privileges exercised by any person or group of persons are always a function of relationships with others. Each person or groups of persons is held responsible, formally and informally, for the way freedom is used. When freedom is used non-constructively, the conduct process can determine the response appropriate to the particular kind of abuse. The College's conduct process includes counseling to help individuals and groups to gain a self awareness of the consequences of their actions, and to help increase interpersonal competence through a mature acceptance of reasonability. In all aspects, the student conduct process is fundamental to education, a major purpose of which is to help students make the wisest possible use the freedom they have at SUNY Geneseo.