Probity (Ethics) of Student

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Probity (Ethics) of Student

Upon enrollment to Virginia Christian University, each student shall have the responsibility and obligation to exhibit honesty and integrity at all times in the pursuit of a professional education while holding a respect for the ethical standards of VACU. A student in violation of any of the following shall be subject to redress.

  1. Presentation of the ideas, representations, or words of others as one’s own.
  2. Permitting another to present one’s work without the customary and proper acknowledgment of the sources.
  3. Referral to or use of unauthorized materials, sources, or devices during an academic session. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Books, manuals, written materials, Internet materials, etc.
    • Falsification of academic and clinical records, educational degrees, titles, job positions, etc.
    • Inappropriate comments to patients, faculty, staff, other students, etc.
  4. Providing or accepting unauthorized assistance during an examination. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Looking or viewing at other students exam answers.
    • Talking to another student or assisting another student with exam answers.
    • Making or receiving gestures from another student to benefit on an exam.
  5. Possession, purchase, sale or use of a copy of any materials intended as an instrument of evaluation (test or exam), in advance of its administration by the faculty.
  6. Practice of any form of deceit on any academic exam setting which includes acting as, or enlisting, a substitute.
  7. Dependence on the aid of others, or providing such aid in a manner prohibited by the faculty, in the research, preparation, creation, written performance, and/or publication of work submitted for academic credit/evaluation.
  8. Attempts to change one’s academic record by accessing the VACU computers or breaking into offices for reasons not in keeping with academic probity.
  9. Disruptive activities which infringe upon the rights of other individuals, or the rights of the faculty member, during classes, clinic periods or examinations.
  10. Making verbal or written threats, or any act of physical abuse towards students, faculty, or staff or the university. A violation of this requirement will result in immediate suspension while review of the incident is in process.
  11. Willful violation or abuse of the cannons of ethics at VACU.