Code of Conduct Policy

Northcentral University has established the following Code of Conduct for all students, faculty and staff in the University community, as well as applicants and alumni. Those found to have committed a violation or to have attempted to violate this Code of Conduct will be subject to disciplinary sanctions, up to and including dismissal from the University.

Members of the Northcentral University community are expected to conduct themselves professionally, and refrain from acts of misconduct including but not limited to the following five categories:

  1. Dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation or furnishing false information, forgery, or misuse of academic or administrative materials.
    • We are committed to academic integrity and publically state that we do not endorse Web sites that give access to student papers for a fee or that require students to submit their own class papers for access. A student selling or sharing course papers through these sites is highly discouraged. Owners of Web sites containing assignment papers by Northcentral students are contacted for assignment paper removal. Students are also asked to refrain from using these sites for academic purposes, specifically using another students work within the body of their paper. Using another students work for ones own grade stands in direct violation of Northcentrals Academic Integrity Policy and/or Code of Conduct.
  2. Harassment, stalking, humiliation, name-calling, the use of insulting or offensive language, cyber-bullying, threatening communications, abuse and intimidation.
  3. Conduct, in speech, written communication or behavior, that is racist, sexist, ageist, or that is otherwise prejudicial against a particular community or social group.
  4. Disruption or obstruction of the normal operations of the University; including unauthorized use of any of the Universitys facilities, informational or material properties, and resources
  5. Conduct that is disorderly, lewd, lascivious, indecent or otherwise inappropriate, or that constitutes a breach of the peace; including violation of the Universitys policy that prohibits bringing alcohol, recreational drugs, or firearms onto University property.

All members of the University community who become aware of violations of the Code of Conduct have a responsibility to report them to the appropriate authority. For violations of an academic nature, the appropriate authority is the relevant Dean or Provost. For minor violations of an interpersonal nature, the appropriate authority is the relevant Director or member of the Senior Management Team. For all other violations, including any instance of intimidation or sexual harassment, the violation must be reported to the Chief of Human Resources and/or the President.