Student Code of Conduct

Introduction

Students at Phoenicia University are members of both the University community and the larger community of which Phoenicia University is a part. They are entitled to all of the rights and protections enjoyed by members of the larger community. At the same time, as members of the Phoenicia University community, students have the responsibility to conduct themselves in a lawful manner and in compliance with the University's standards for student conduct.

The purpose of this Code is to specify acts of student misconduct for which an offending individual or student organization will be subject to disciplinary sanctions under the University Disciplinary Procedures defined by the Disciplinary Committee of Phoenicia University.

Academic Honesty

The maintenance of academic honesty and integrity is a necessity.  All students must be honest and forthright in their academic studies. Any student found guilty of academic dishonesty shall be subject to both academic and disciplinary sanctions decided by the Disciplinary Committee. Academic dishonesty includes the following:

Plagiarism

  • Plagiarism is to present the work of another and submitting examinations, theses, reports, speeches, drawings or any other academic work in whole or in part as one's own when such work has been prepared by another person or copied from him/her.
  • Usually, when a student submits academic work that includes another’s words, ideas, or data, the source of that information must be acknowledged with complete and correct references.

Cheating

  • Copying from an academic test or examination of another student is an act of deception by which a student seeks to misrepresent that he or she has mastered information that has not been mastered.
  • Cheating means using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, notes, or other devices for an academic test or exercise. It may include the following:
    • ​Copying all or any portion of another’s academic work and submitting it, in part or in its entirety, as one’s own
    • Allowing another person to copy one’s own academic work - whether intentionally or unintentionally
    • The unauthorized use or possession of a class textbook, notes, or any other material to complete or prepare an academic work
    • The unauthorized use of cell phones, translators or any other means to access or share information

Fabrication

  • Falsifying or fabricating any information or citation in any academic exercise is the use of invented information or the falsification of research or other findings or examination. Fabrication is the invention or counterfeiting of information. The following may be cited as acts of fabrication:
    • ​The false citation or acknowledgment of a direct or secondary source, including the incorrect documentation of a source.
    • The citation, in a bibliography or other list, of references that were not used.
    • The inclusion in an academic work of falsified or invented data or information

Abuse of Academic Materials

  • Destroying, stealing, or making inaccessible library or other academic resource material
  • This act may include the following:
    • Disrupting the intended use of computers or computer networks.
    • Damaging or destroying computer equipment or computer-based information.
    • Using a computer for an unauthorized purpose.
    • Violating copyright laws or license restrictions with respect to the copying or use of computer programs, data, materials or information.
    • Unauthorized use of another person's identification or password.

Falsifying Grade Reports

  • Changing or destroying grades, scores or markings on an examination or in an instructor's records

Misrepresentation to Avoid Academic Work

  • This act is defined by fabricating an otherwise justifiable excuse such as illness, injury, accident … in order to avoid or delay timely submission of academic work or the taking of an exam.

Academic Misconduct

  • Academic misconduct is any other act that disrupts the educational process or provides a student with an academic advantage over another student. The following acts are listed as academic misconduct:

Alcohol

  • Phoenicia University prohibits alcohol possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale, or distribution of any alcoholic beverage by students, including at events or functions sponsored in whole or in part by one or more student organizations or individuals.
  • In fact, no student organization that hosts or organizes an on-campus function or event sponsored by Phoenicia University shall serve alcohol or permit the possession, use, consumption, sale, or distribution of alcohol.

Drugs

  • It is forbidden at Phoenicia University to possess, distribute, deliver, or sell any drug or to be unlawfully under the influence of any drug.

Smoking

  • Smoking at Phoenicia University is permitted only in the specified locations. This policy applies to employees and students at Phoenicia University.

Harassment

  • Engaging or attempting to engage in any act for the purpose of injuring, threatening or unreasonably alarming another person's work, education, or the environment surrounding one's work or education.

Absence

  • Students must respect the margins of absence as indicated by their faculties & instructors.

General Behavior

  • It is important to note that any act which would disturb the peace of Phoenicia, any dangerous conduct which could be unreasonably dangerous to the health or safety of other persons, any property damage of the University or of another individual, and any act of theft, are prohibited in Phoenicia University.

* Finally, all students must comply with these applicable regulations.

*Any violation of the above policies by any student will be presented to the Disciplinary Committee who is responsible for all decisions regarding the discipline & behavior of students.

*Other forms of academic dishonesty & academic misconduct not described here may be added later by the Disciplinary Committee.