Community Standards & Student Code of Conduct

Community Standards

Franklin University (referred to here as “the University”), strives to maintain a safe and secure environment for students, faculty and employees to seek their academic, social and employment goals. To reach these goals, it is the responsibility of the students, faculty, staff, and guests to treat and regard all persons with dignity and respect.

All students have responsibilities as members of the campus 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 following general principles identify University expectations and values regarding personal conduct and are the principles that shape the regulations and practices outlined in this Community Standards document:

  1. Honesty and Integrity: Personal integrity is expected of all community members in all aspects of community life, both in and out of the classroom. 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 focus of the Office of Community Standards is to protect all members of the campus community, including students, staff and faculty. Community Standards processes are not solely intended to be a punitive process for students. A student’s voluntary attendance at the University obliges them to comply with University regulations, and as responsible representatives of the campus community, they are accountable for their actions, both on and off campus. Membership in the campus 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.

Last reviewed 5/27/2020

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