You are required to conduct yourself in accordance with the
standards of your future profession. The University has also taken precautions
to discourage dishonesty and preserve the academic integrity of its programs.
You will be held accountable for, or should report, the
If you participate in onsite
activities on Kaplan University, clinical, or externship property, you will be
held accountable for, or should report, the following violations:
Committing any of the violations
listed above may result in a written warning concerning the misconduct and may
result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate suspension and/or
You are required to dress in an appropriate manner
while on campus and at an assigned internship, externship, or clinical
location. You should show concern for the appropriateness of dress while
attending the University and be guided by the principle that what is proper for
the workplace is proper for the University. You are expected to practice good
personal hygiene habits and maintain a clean, neat, and professional appearance
at all times. If you fail to meet the dress requirements, you will be sent home
and time missed will be recorded as an absence
Kaplan University views the health,
safety, and security of its students, faculty, staff, campus community, and
visitors as its highest priority. To foster an atmosphere that promotes Kaplan
University's educational mission, the University is committed to maintaining a
safe and healthy environment free of violence and threats of violence on
campus, other work sites, and other places where members of the University
community are engaged in University-sponsored activities.
Any behavior that is threatening,
harassing, intimidating, or in any way dangerous or violent is strictly
prohibited, will not be tolerated, and will result in swift remedial action.
Any individual who is found to have engaged in such behavior will be subject to
discipline, expulsion from Kaplan University, and/or referral to law enforcement
will be subject to retaliation for making a good-faith report of real or
perceived violence or threats of violence. All such behavior must be
immediately reported to local law enforcement services and the Office of the
Dean of Students via email@example.com.
Kaplan University values freedom of expression and encourages
diverse viewpoints endemic to an academic institution. At the same time, the
University expects you to act in a responsible, ethical, and legal manner when
using the University's school facilities, equipment, websites, and systems
("Sites"). Sites include, but are not limited to, the online classroom, online
seminars, virtual campus, discussion boards, and internal email system.
To facilitate social networking and to establish a sense of
community, some Kaplan University Sites allow you to post your own content or
communicate with others. When you use any Sites to post or transmit text,
video, audio, or other material ("User Content") for social networking
purposes, you agree to accept sole responsibility for your User Content.
Kaplan University Sites are
intended to be used for business and educational purposes only. You must agree
that your User Content, which includes information posted or communicated that
is not considered an educational record under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), may not:
The University does not have
control over and cannot censor all User Content students submit to its Sites or
prevent students from uploading or adding inappropriate User Content to its
Sites. The University does, however, monitor its Sites to the best of its
ability to ensure that students do not submit, upload, add, or exchange any
inappropriate User Content to or on its Sites.
If your User Content contains
anything described above, it may result in a written warning concerning the
misconduct and further disciplinary action up to and including immediate
suspension or dismissal.
If you see or hear inappropriate
User Content on Kaplan University Sites, you should promptly report it pursuant
to the procedures set forth in the Problem Resolution and Grievance Procedures
All Kaplan University Sites and
computer equipment, email accounts, facsimile equipment, Internet access,
instant messaging, voicemail, and supplies, if provided, are done so
exclusively to assist you in your educational activities. You should not expect
that computer files, email, voicemail, Internet bookmarks, or any of your User
Content are confidential or private, and, therefore, should have no expectation
of privacy whatsoever related to your usage of these Sites, to the extent that
the information is not considered an educational record under FERPA.
Even when content, such as a
message or file, is erased, it may still be possible to recover the message or
file. Therefore, the University cannot ensure the privacy of content that is
not considered an educational record. Messages sent through the University's
email or instant messaging accounts and Kaplan University-owned facsimile
equipment, the contents of the hard drives of any computer that is the property
of the University, any User Content, and any voicemail messages saved on
telephones that are the property of the University may be used in
administrative, judicial, or other proceedings such as those resulting from
student grievances, even where the information is considered an educational
In addition, the University licenses software to
support its educational processes. Without express written consent of the
University, you are not permitted to copy, remove, alter, or install software
on equipment owned by the University. By using the University's computer
equipment, software, and communication devices, you knowingly and voluntarily
consent to your use of these systems being monitored and acknowledge the
University's right to conduct such monitoring.
Kaplan University functions on a global campus, with a diverse student population and a unique study platform. These and other unique constraints make an honor code vital to the University's educational mission and integrity.
As a vehicle through which standards of personal conduct and self-regulation are established, the Honor Code is more than an aspirational goal. Rather, it represents an integral part of the University's educational philosophy. With this goal, above all, you are warned to avoid any actions that give even the appearance of impropriety or reflect negatively on the University, its educational mission, or its students.
The Honor Code applies to any academic matter relating to your attendance, enrollment, and performance at the University. This includes any activity that may affect a grade, your status as a student, or another student's satisfaction of the requirements for graduation, such as:
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