Code of Conduct

Members of the Clarkson College community include administration, faculty, staff and students. Clarkson College students are not only members of the College community, but they are also citizens of the larger society. As citizens, they retain those rights, protections and guarantees of fair treatment that are held by all citizens. In addition, Clarkson College students are subject to the reasonable and basic standards of the College regarding discipline and maintenance of an educational environment. The purpose of the Clarkson College Student Code of Conduct is to foster a sense of accountability, trust, responsibility and professionalism among students, faculty and administration. The Code of Conduct is designed to assist in the personal and intellectual development of students as they work toward becoming health care professionals, as well as behavior expectations, which are outlined in departmental handbooks.

The College goals for its disciplinary policy, as set forth in the Student Code of Conduct, are:

  • to promote ethical behavior
  • to ensure the integrity of the academic enterprise
  • to develop a sense of responsibility to maintain the honor of the health care profession
  • to provide an atmosphere of safety and well-being

It is important to note that one’s behavior as a student may have a long-term effect on one’s career in addition to having Code of Conduct consequences at Clarkson College. A violation of certain laws may jeopardize a student’s ability to obtain professional licensure. Therefore, students should consider their career goals as well as the Clarkson College Code of Conduct before making behavioral choices.

Students are required to engage in responsible social conduct and to model good citizenship as members of the community. Clarkson College expects the following of students:

  • demonstrate honorable and responsible behaviors
  • demonstrate a keen sense of ethical conduct
  • behave respectfully
  • be considerate of other people and property
  • be trustworthy
  • demonstrate honest character upon which others may rely with confidence
  • communicate professionally (both verbally and in written form)