Code of Conduct Policy

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Code of Conduct Policy

Students are members of the College community and are expected to be supportive of fellow students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community at-large. Students enrolling at the College assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the function of the College as an educational institution and as persons in training to become licensed health care professionals. Adherence to the rules and regulations of the College and adherence to the code of ethics for their respective health care professions form the basis of the Code of Conduct for students at the College.

Another element of the College’s Code of Conduct is the need for mutual respect, honesty, and confidentiality. Mutual respect implies acting with and treating staff, faculty and fellow students with dignity and politeness. Attention to instructors in class, avoidance of excessive noise and distraction and wearing appropriate attire are all part of mutual respect. Honesty includes presenting oneself in a factual manner and taking responsibility for one’s actions. Confidentiality is a key factor not only between client and therapist, but also among therapists themselves. Students are expected to treat information received about other students or instructors in the clinic or classroom setting as confidential.

Infractions of the Code may result in disciplinary action (see Disciplinary Procedures). Infractions include but are not limited to:

  • Dishonesty of any kind, including cheating or plagiarism or any form of academic dishonesty
  • Falsifying information to New York College, such as forgery, alteration or intentional misuse of college documents, records, or identifications
  • Theft of, or damage to, property, including the property of faculty or other students
  • Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression
  • Attendance in class while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, narcotics or drugs or unauthorized possession and/or sale of alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or drugs at the College
  • Students who infringe upon the rights of other members of the College community via physical or verbal abuse
  • Disruptive conduct in the classroom which precludes the faculty from performing his or her functions or the impacts the learning environment.
  • Disruptive conduct in the College or towards the College which precludes faculty, staff and/or administration from performing College functions.
  • Any act that interferes with the normal operation of the College or which adversely affects the student’s suitability as a member of the College community.
  • Sexual misconduct, defined as inappropriate sexual overtures or behavior as contained in the professional code of ethics for the healing professions or otherwise in violation of law.
  • Unauthorized promotion or endorsement of the purchase of specific products or professional services in any school setting
  • Solicitation of members of the College community for personal or professional gain

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