VCOM College Catalog and Student Handbook

C. Falsification: Fabrication of information on any form of academic work or attempt thereof; including but not limited to the following: 1. Clinical requirements; 2. Clerkships; 3. Assignments such as: histories, physicals, laboratory tests, rotation records, etc. D. Disruptive Behavior: Any inappropriate etiquette or inappropriate disturbance repeated often enough to establish a disrespectful trend. Inappropriate disturbances include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Repeatedly arriving late for class, or leaving class while in progress; 2. Disrupting class with pagers or cell phones or use of pagers or cell phones for personal reasons in the academic setting;

3. Disrupting class with computers, computer games, or website surfing; 4. Disrupting class with loud talking, or other activities that create a distraction; 5. Leaving trash in classrooms or academic areas; 6. Bringing food into unauthorized areas or hosting food functions without permission; 7. Posting unapproved materials or approved posting in inappropriate areas; 8. Parking in inappropriate or reserved spaces; or 9. Repeated dress-code violations.

E. Discrimination: Student expectations include the expectation not to discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, ancestry, marital status, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. VCOM has a commitment to nondiscrimination against any individual or group of individuals. VCOM has zero tolerance to inappropriate behavior exhibited as an act of discrimination. F. Involvement in the development of, airing of or distribution of sexually explicit or other unprofessional forms of media, including but not limited to, pornography, unclothed pictures of children, or other media that would be considered immoral to the general public. G. Unacceptable use of technology: Any violation of the acceptable use guidelines as published by the VCOM IT department. In addition, unacceptable uses of technology include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Using computers for purposes that are considered unprofessional or immoral; 2. Accessing pornographic material at any time while on any campus of the VCOM community or using any equipment of the VCOM community to access such material. 3. Using technology in the academic setting that is for purposes other than academic and in a manner that is disruptive for the professor or classmates. H. Unprofessional or unethical behavior: Is defined as behavior on or off the VCOM community campus that would or could cause a loss of respect or confidence in the offending student or in the VCOM community by the public, faculty, staff, colleagues, or the-community-at-large. Examples of unprofessional or unethical behavior include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Entering or using the facilities of the VCOM community without appropriate authorization or during inappropriate times; 2. Knowingly and purposely disrupting teaching, research, administrative, or student functions of the VCOM community; 3. Abusive or disrespectful conduct toward members of the faculty, administration, staff, students, patients, or visitors to the VCOM community; 4. Failure to appear before the Honor Code Council, Professional and Ethical Standards Board, Promotion Board or meetings with administration when called to appear, or failure to answer fully and truthfully during any such appearances; 5. Disclosure of privileged information from campus committee hearings when instructed on the confidential nature of such information; 6. Breach of confidentiality and/or patient information against hospital and clinical site rules and/or HIPPA rules;


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