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Community Standards & Student Code of Conduct

Student Code of Conduct

Franklin University’s mission is to provide high quality, relevant education, enabling the broadest possible community of learners to achieve their goals and enrich the world.  

To achieve this, Franklin University provides educational experiences that enhance intellectual abilities and career development. Franklin University’s Community Standards are designed to promote the educational mission of the University and to encourage respect for the rights of others.  

All students have responsibilities as a member of the Franklin University community and are expected to uphold and abide by certain standards of conduct embodied within a set of core values that include honesty and integrity, respect for others, and respect for campus community. The general principles stated below identify University expectations regarding personal conduct and are the principles that shape the regulations and practices outlined in these Community Standards.

  1. Honesty and Integrity: Personal integrity is expected of all community members in all aspects of community life, both in and outside of the classroom. Franklin University students are expected to exemplify honesty, integrity and a respect for truth in all of their interactions.
  2. Respect for Others: Community members are encouraged to treat all people with respect without regard to age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status. Such respect for one another promotes free and open inquiry, independent thought and mutual understanding.
  3. Respect for Campus Community: It is in the common interest to protect both University property and the private property of all members of the community.

The Community Standards process at Franklin University is not intended to be a punitive process for students.  The focus of the Community Standards is to protect students and the campus community.  By a student’s voluntary attendance at Franklin University, they agree to comply with University regulations. As responsible adults and representatives of the University, students are accountable for their actions both on and off campus. Membership in the Franklin University community does not provide immunity from the laws and standards of local, state or national jurisdictions. The University may advise appropriate officials of violations of civil or criminal law committed on campus.

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