Current Student Information
All courses and programs offered through Online & Distance Education follow the general policies set forth by the University of North Dakota.
Code of Student Life
- That everyone be allowed to work, learn and live in a safe, caring environment.
- That everyone learn about, understand, appreciate and respect varied cultures.
- That everyone matters.
- That all individuals be respected and treated with dignity and civility.
- That everyone continue to share in the responsibility of making UND a better place.
Please refer to the UND Code of Student Life for complete information regarding General University Policies, Conduct Regulations and Procedures, Academic Concerns, etc.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Statement
It is the policy of the University of North Dakota that no person in the United States shall be discriminated against because of race, religion, age, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, veterans’ status or political belief or affiliation, and that equal opportunity and access to facilities shall be available to all. This policy is particularly applicable in the admission of students in all colleges and in their academic pursuits.
It also is applicable in University-owned or University-approved housing, in food services, extracurricular activities and all other student services. It is a guiding policy in the employment of students either by the University or by non-University employers through the University and in the employment of faculty and staff.
As a UND student, you expected to be aware of the seriousness of scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion.
Cases of dishonesty may be handled as a scholastic matter or as a disciplinary matter at the discretion of the instructor. Instructors choosing to treat the case as a scholastic matter have the authority to decide how the incident of dishonesty will affect the student’s grade in the course. If the instructor has treated the case as a scholastic matter involving the grade in a course and the student has a grievance related to this action, that grievance would be processed as outlined in the UND Code of Student Life.
Instructors choosing to treat the case as a disciplinary matter will refer the case to the Associate Dean of Student Life for possible resolution; if final resolution does not occur the Associate Dean of Student Life may refer the case to the Student Relations Committee which will handle the matter according to the UND Code of Student Life.
- Cheating on a test includes, but is not restricted to:
- Copying from another student’s test.
- Possessing or using material during a test not authorized by the person giving the test.
- Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the instructor.
- Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, or soliciting in whole or in part the contents of an unadministered test.
- Substituting for another student or permitting another student to substitute for oneself to take a test.
- Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test.
- Plagiarism means the appropriation, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another person’s work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one’s own work.
- Collusion means the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing any academic work offered for credit.
For further information, please see the UND Code of Student Life.
Confidentiality of Educational Records (FERPA)
The University of North Dakota respects your privacy and follows the provision of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
What is FERPA?
A federal law designed to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data through informal and formal hearings.
As a result, no information regarding your educational records can be disclosed to anyone but you. Educational records are released only by your consent and written request.
As student, what rights do you have?
- The right to respect and review your education report
- The right to seek amendment to those records and in certain cases, append a statement to the record
- The right to limit disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in your record
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education
What is Personally Identifiable Information?
- Your name, the names of your parents, or other family members
- Your address
- A personal identifier (such as a social security number or ID)
- A list of personal characteristics or any other information which would make you identifiable
For complete information regarding FERPA, please see the UND Code of Student Life.
The University of North Dakota does not tolerate harassment. If you feel you have been harassed, please report the incident to one of the following:
- If you are a student, contact the Dean of Students Office.
- If you are a graduate student and the harassment deals with academic issues, graduate assistantships, awards, and scholarships, contact the School of Graduate Studies.
- If you work within the academic arena, contact the Office of the Dean.
- If you are a medical student or resident, contact the Associate Dean of Students of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
- If you are a law student, contact the Office of the Dean of the School of Law.
- If the incident occurred in housing, contact the Housing Office.
- If you are a student or graduate student and the incident occurred during your employment as a student, contact the Financial Aid Office.
- If you are a staff member, contact Human Resources.
Also, the UND Affirmative Action Office is always available to help.
If University officials receive a report of harassment, the University will promptly investigate the matter and take disciplinary actions, when appropriate, in accordance with the University’s procedures — as detailed in the full harassment policy — for reporting incidents of possible harassment observed or which come to their attention.
Retaliation in any form against any person who reports harassment, brings a complaint charging harassment, or participates in the harassment complaint process, is strictly prohibited. A provision identifying the range of penalties that may be considered when the University determines an individual engaged in harassment is included in the full harassment policy.
The full harassment policy and grievance procedure may be found at: UND Affirmative Action Office.