When enrolling at Webster University, a student assumes responsibilities to fellow students, to the University, and to himself or herself. Students are responsible for conducting themselves in a lawful, civil, and responsible manner and for observing all University rules, regulations, and policies. This policy is intended to address concerns regarding the behavior of students who are members of the University community. These procedures are not intended to replace civil and/or criminal procedures. When necessary, the University will work with appropriate law enforcement officials to redress accusations of criminal activity.
For the purposes of the Student Code of Conduct, a student is defined as someone who has accepted an offer of admission to the University with a monetary deposit and is in the process of enrolling (i.e., summer registration program), is enrolled, or was recently enrolled as a part-time or full-time student. Student status remains in effect during any semester in which a person is or has been enrolled (regardless of whether they dropped or withdrew from that semester); during break periods between consecutive semesters of enrollment; and during the quarter/semester immediately preceding and immediately following enrollment until a diploma is conferred.
The following actions are defined by the University as unacceptable forms of behavior and are subject to disciplinary response:
Academic DishonestyActs of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:
- Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty
- Furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member, or office
- Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, or instrument of identification
- Tampering with the election of any recognized University student organization
- Misappropriation of student activity and/or University funds
- Falsification of work hours on a payroll timesheet
- Violating a student’s right to privacy as outlined in the University’s FERPA policy