Other University Policies
Academic Code of Honor
In 1989, Notre Dame undergraduates and faculty published an Academic Code of Honor Handbook to express their shared commitment to respect and honor the intellectual and creative contributions of each individual. Today, as a precondition for admission to the University, all undergraduates pledge: “As a member of the Notre Dame community, I will not participate in or tolerate academic dishonesty.”
The complete honor code, as well as mstudent responsibilities under the code may be found at http://honorcode.nd.edu.
Discriminatory Harassment Policy
The University of Notre Dame believes in the intrinsic value of all human beings. It is, moreover, committed to the full, peaceable participation of all its members in the educational endeavor it fosters. Accordingly, the University prohibits discriminatory harassment by all administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The University is also committed to the free expression and advocacy of ideas and wishes to maintain the integrity of this commitment as well.
The complete policy, which includes a description of student responsibilities under the policy and a description of how allegations of discriminatory harassment should be reported may be found at http://www.nd.edu/~equity/discriminatory_harassment/.
In accordance with the policy, alleged violations of the policy will be addressed by the Rector of the residence facility where the harassment is alleged to have occurred or by the Office of Residence Life.
Protection of Children Policy
The University’s policy on the protection of children is intended to ensure the fulfillment of our shared moral obligation to protect minor children as vulnerable members of society and the obligation that is mandated by Indiana law. The University policy may be found at http://hr.nd.edu/nd-faculty-staff/forms-policies/protection-of-children.
A University student who has reason to believe that a minor has been abused on our campus, on property owned or leased by the University, or while members of the faculty, staff or student body are participating in a University connected activity off campus or who has received a report of such alleged abuse must report this information to either 1) his or her Rector or the Vice President for Student Affairs or 2) if the report involves an employee, the direct supervisor of the alleged abuser or the Director, Dean or Vice President in charge of the alleged abuser’s department.
If the alleged abuser of a child is a student, the Vice President for Student Affairs in accordance with the policy, shall make the final decision as to the sanction, if any.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Students may submit written requests to inspect records to the Office of General Counsel. The complete policy, which includes the procedures for requesting inspection of records, requesting amendment of records, and disclosure of personally identifiable and directory information can be found at http://policy.nd.edu/policy_files/FERPAStudentRecordsPolicy.pdf.
Notre Dame NetID Student Policy
Currently enrolled students, and prospective students who are admitted and confirmed, are eligible for a NetID Account. Eligibility is based on information supplied by the University Registrar. A student must register and enroll at the dates and times announced by the Registrar, as stated in Academic Code 4.1.
Generally, the University disables access to a student’s account 60 days after he/she is graduated, or 60 days after official University records indicate the student is no longer eligible. The University reserves the right to reduce or extend the grace period(s) at its sole discretion. Exceptions to the stated grace periods are at the discretion of the appropriate granting authority.
An individual’s NetID Account may be suspended for disciplinary reasons with approval of the appropriate University official(s).
The complete policy can be found at http://policy.nd.edu/policy_files/NetIDAccesstoUniversityITResources.pdf
The University of Notre Dame is committed to protecting members of the University community from retaliation for participating in an investigation or for good faith reporting or objecting to any activity by another member of the University community that they reasonably believe is unlawful, unethical, or in violation of University policy.
The complete policy, which addresses retaliation by staff, faculty, and students, can be found at http://policy.nd.edu/policy_files/NonRetaliationPolicy.pdf.
University Smoking Policy
In accordance with St. Joseph County Ordinance #04-06 and LEED certification requirements, the University of Notre Dame prohibits smoking within 25 feet of all buildings and stadiums, as well as in all vehicles owned, leased or operated by the University.
The complete policy can be found at http://riskmanagement.nd.edu/assets/13375/smoking8_08pdf.pdf.
Student Identification Card Policy
Student responsibilities with respect to the Student Identification Card may be found at http://food.nd.edu/on_campus_students/services/campuscard.html. All students must maintain and carry a current ID card for the entire period that they are affiliated with the University of Notre Dame and the student is responsible for the care and safekeeping of the ID card. No one other than the student to whom the card is issued is to use the ID card. The ID card is the property of the University and must be presented upon the request of an appropriate University official and may be revoked at any time by the University. Any transfer, alteration, falsification, or forgery of a Student ID card constitutes a violation of University policy and may result in disciplinary action by the Office of Residence Life.
Responsible Use of Information Technology
The use of information technology at the University is governed by this policy which may be found at http://oit.nd.edu/policies/rup.shtml. Responsible, acceptable use always is ethical, reflects academic honesty, and shows restraint in the consumption of shared resources. University information technology resources exist to support the educational mission of Notre Dame and must be used appropriately and in accordance with local, state and federal laws. Students will be held accountable for their use of University information technology resources. Decisions as to the appropriate use by students of University information technology are made by the Office of Student Affairs; allegations of violations of the policy are addressed by the Office of Residence Life.
Parking, traffic and vehicle registration regulations have been established to maintain safety and order on University property. All students are expected to be familiar with and abide by University motor vehicle regulations as found at http://ndsp.nd.edu/parking-and-traffic/ or issued as necessary as special directives, which have the force of a University Regulation. Chronic or serious violations of these regulations may be referred to the Office of Residence Life for disciplinary action. First-year students living on campus may not possess or rent an automobile or any other motor-driven vehicle for use while in attendance at the University, unless authorized to do so by the Office of Student Affairs.