School of Public Health Code of Professional Conduct and Honor Code
The Rutgers School of Public Health's Code of
Professional Conduct and Honor Code sets forth general principles of integrity as well as
expectations for behavior consistent with ethical study. All students who
enroll with the Rutgers School of Public Health will be expected to abide by
the Rutgers University Code of Student Conduct as well as the school's Code of Professional Conduct and Honor Code, throughout their course of study. Violations are a
matter of grave concern and may be punishable with sanctions as severe as
suspension or dismissal.
The school's Code of Professional Conduct and Honor Code are companion policies to the Rutgers University policy titled "University Code of Student Conduct" and the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences policy titled "Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Disciplinary Procedures."
of Professional Conduct
Enrollment at the Rutgers School of Public Health is a
privilege and not a right. All students enrolled in the school are expected to
behave in a professional manner as they pursue their courses, certificates, and
degrees. As an institution dedicated to improving the health of diverse
populations, the school expects students to treat all people with respect,
regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national
origin, age, physical or mental disability, military status, or marital status.
The school reserves the right to require withdrawal of any student whenever
necessary to maintain standards of scholarship or professional conduct.
Each student bears a fundamental responsibility for maintaining
academic integrity and intellectual honesty in his or her graduate work. For
example, all students are expected to observe the generally accepted principles
of scholarly work, to submit their own rather than another's work, to refrain
from falsifying data, and to refrain from receiving and/or giving aid on
examinations or other assigned work requiring independent effort. In submitting
written material, the writer takes full responsibility for the work as a whole
and implies that, except as properly noted by use of quotation marks,
footnotes, etc., both the ideas and the works used are his or her own. In
addition to maintaining personal academic integrity, each student is expected to
contribute to the academic integrity of the school community by not
facilitating inappropriate use of her or his own work by others and by reporting
acts of academic dishonesty by others to an appropriate school authority. It
should be clearly understood that plagiarism, cheating, or other forms of
academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and can lead to sanctions up to and
including separation from the Rutgers School of Public Health.